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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should interior painting cost per square foot?

You can expect a 12x12-foot average room with 8-foot ceilings to cost $100 to paint, while a 16x16-foot room with 9-foot ceilings could cost around $175. 

To calculate the cost of interior painting per square foot, measure the square footage of wall space and ceiling space of your room. From this, you can estimate the number of gallons of paint needed to cover the wall space and compare it to these figures. You can also ask interior painters near you to provide an estimate before you hire them.

How much does it cost to paint the interior of a house?

Interior house painting costs are calculated on a few key factors. Nationally, interior house painting projects range from $917 (for one room) to $4,893 (for eight rooms). The wide price range indicates how much square footage, paint selection and labor can affect cost. One pro uses a laser to measure each room, subtracting the size of the doors and windows, and then bases the quote on the square footage of the actual surfaces to be painted.

Painters may provide you with savings if you opt to paint your entire home rather than just having one room or an accent wall painted. For example, the average house painting cost for an 8x12 room with 8-foot ceilings is roughly $200, when contractor-grade paint is used. Painting ceilings, baseboards and frames can also affect cost. Pros may charge per linear foot to smooth and paint baseboards.

In one area, pros might charge 50 cents per linear foot to paint baseboards, while pros in another part of the country could charge $1.50 per linear foot for the same task. Painters may charge flat rates for painting door and window frames, with one charging $20-$25 and another $60 per door. Geography and regional costs to do business play a major role in the cost of interior painting. The same painter in a rural region has less to pay in taxes, transportation, insurance and overhead than they would in a major city like New York.

How much do interior painters charge per hour?

You can expect to pay $50 per hour for interior painting. This price will change depending on a number of factors and may range between $30 and $160 per hour. Some factors include the height of the rooms, the complexity of the painting and more.

For an accurate cost estimate, request quotes from local painters and contractors.

How much do painters cost?

The national average cost to hire an interior painter ranges between $200-$2,700. Interior painters can tackle everything from complete color makeovers in each of your rooms to touching up an accent wall to painting pieces of furniture. The square footage and complexity of the project, along with the materials needed, are the main factors that will affect cost. Other factors include whether you supply the paint yourself or want the painter to do so, whether you move the furniture and do the prep work or ask them to do it, and whether any repair work is needed on the walls.

Painting the ceiling and the trim will also have an effect on cost. The type of paint you choose can also raise or lower your house painting cost. A gallon of paint may range from $20 to over $100, depending on quality and brand. Ask your painter if they charge per hour or per square foot, and how much you can save by doing prep work (moving furniture, etc.) yourself.

How often should you paint your walls?

You should repaint your home interior once every few years, depending on the condition of the current paint.

Paint on walls fades over time, regardless of the room — it could happen in a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room or bathroom. However, paint that is exposed to more dirt, particularly flat or matte paint textures, may need repainting more frequently.

Areas of the bathroom or kitchen that routinely get touched may show signs of collecting dirt and grease over time. These would require more frequent painting.

If you're ready to repaint the walls in your home, get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How much value does painting add to a house?

Due to a lack of data available, it’s hard to say whether painting your home’s interior or exterior will increase its value. But there are some important things to keep in mind. 

If you're thinking about selling your home, you might want to repaint areas that look especially worn, dull or chipped so your house looks fresh and new to potential buyers. On the other hand, it’s possible some potential buyers will repaint the home upon moving in. So if you have a limited budget, your money (and time) might be better invested in other types of home projects, such as remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, installing new floors or fixing broken appliances

When in doubt, check with your realtor before making a final decision.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

What should I look for when choosing a painter?

When choosing a painter, pay attention to online reviews and ratings. Reviews with pictures are especially valuable, as these showcase the painter’s work. It’s also important to check whether your state requires licenses for painters — if it’s required, your contractor should be able to present their license. 

Finally, compare estimates and quotes from multiple painters near you. Take into consideration what each one guarantees with the job, including factors like higher-quality paint, extensive preparation and a good warranty.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Arvada interior painters
Sue H.
We are new to the area and needed the interior of our home painted. We listed our job on Thumbnack and within 30 minutes, Nora from Golden Painting contacted us and came over that evening with a crew member and walked our job and gave us an estimate. We found their pricing to be quite reasonable and signed a contract with them. They completed the job in 1 day, doing an amazing job! If you need painting done, you must give Golden Painting the job. You will not regret it!
Golden painting servicesGolden painting services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Daniel and crew to paint the interior of my condo. They were responsive and timely and completed the work in 3 days. My condo looks new and refreshed and the guys did a great job! I would hire them again as they are hard working, honest and dependable.
Color Applications PaintingColor Applications Painting
Erica W.
What started as an interior paint job turned into new floors, trim, painted cabinets, ceilings, and doors. Matt and his team are professional, quick, and easy to work with. The price, to me, was fair and reasonable. Matt was flexible with my "add-ons" and completed all projects in approx 2 week, right on time for my move into the home. I would 100% use him again and would recommend his services to friends and family.
Pura vida home innovationsPura vida home innovations
Hendrik T.
I’ve lived in 22 residences in my lifetime, and 4 of those I owned, 2 of which were investment properties. Never have a met a painter who’s talk far exceeds his talent quite like Nabil. First off, I don’t have the time or rather I find it hard to make the time for reviews, so I reserve it for those who wow us or fail us catastrophically. This would be my first damaging and most costly contractor hire yet. Nabil appears very humble and honest, he seems to come from a family of values and morals. He seems to have a fair verbal knowledge in paint and trim. In short, I had a great deal of trust in him. There are so much to be said here, but I’ll do my best to sum it up… We gave him 30 days to complete our homes interior paint and trim. We gave him the key to our new home without any furniture or contents so he could freely move throughout the home. A month later we moved in to find he was partially complete and did zero finishing details, meaning the place was a mess. We were blindsided because of his obscure and vague communication. We agreed to paid for paint materials, later we find out he purchased halogen lights, paint brushes, paint pans, buckets, paper, ladders, you name it. You would think being a painter he would own on this already. He did minimal prep work which later I find out from the professionals is 70% of the job. We had overspray and drips all over our wooden floors, which could not be removed because it was baked in already. Overspray on tiles, slate, door jams, window frames, windows, fixtures, and my brand-new carpets (6k worth of new carpets). I later found out from another contractor in the home he was randomly spraying my garage door and garage walls to clean out/ test his sprayer because he didn’t know how to switch from latex paint to oil based paints. So now my garage needs a remodel. Previous paint and trim replacement quotes for my whole house interior were 2k – 4k. After Nabil put holidays, drips, and carelessly single coated my walls/doors/trim throughout the entire house my new quotes have been 7k – 11k to fix his mess and paint the whole home again and retrim the entire house again… We are now forced to sand down all the walls and in some cases, spray new knockdown. Attached are just a few photos, I wouldn’t use him for anything more than painting a wall or room and I’d micromanage him and have him pay for his own paint and materials. Hire a carpenter for your trim work, do not ask him to do trim, photos are self-explanatory.
NS Painting and Flooring LLCNS Painting and Flooring LLC
Beth B.
I will definitely be using Jason again. He's on time, SUPER detailed and just a really nice guy. I have quite a few accent walls with dark colors and the lines are perfect. He was also very competitively priced. We got the entire interior of our home painted and at the end of every day he made sure things were covered and put back so that we could still use the house mid-job. He even hung a light for me! The house looks fantastic and I'm SO happy with the quality of work. Would absolutely recommend!
Birds Eye PaintingBirds Eye Painting
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