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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.

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.

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.

Does a painter need to enter my home?

If you’re hiring an exterior painter, the painter will likely not need to enter your home. But for interior paint jobs, the painter will need to enter your home.

When talking to potential painters, discuss a strategy to make sure you and the painter(s) stay safe while they’re completing the job in your home. Or, you might want to discuss scheduling the paint job at a later date.

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.

Reviews for Boulder painters
Laura G.
Very painting was available immediately and worked hard through a holiday weekend to get my paint job done. High quality work
Vn paintingVn painting
Gabriella N.
Alberto did a wonderful job painting the inside of my house! He is very careful with the quality of paint used. Worked quickly and everything came out perfect. thank you!!
Alan's   painting LLC.Alan's painting LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
And above all his awareness of and experience with nontoxic paint.
Mike Harrington PaintingMike Harrington Painting
Casey T.
We will only work with Certa Pro for paint jobs going forward! We had an incredible experience from the sales process, painting, and follow-up. The team is exceptional and the quality is amazing. We are SO happy with our house!
CertaPro Painters of Northern ColoradoCertaPro Painters of Northern Colorado
Thumbtack Customer
Beautiful exterior painting of my Boulder home. Very reasonable pricing using high quality paints. Good attention to detail. Finished the job ASAP (lots of rain delays not his fault). Will refer him to friends and associates.
Total Eclipse Painting, LLCTotal Eclipse Painting, LLC
Katie H.
So easy to communicate with, great detail-oriented painting job completed for the bottom trim of my house! Will probably hire again next week for another quick outdoor painting job on a wall by our deck. Thanks much!
New Designs LLCNew Designs LLC
Trina B.
Nate was very wonderful to work with. He did a very detailed and precise paint job on our rental. After the paint job we hired for him to do we decided to hire him again to do some more work.
Coram PaintingCoram Painting
Jordan E.
Matthew did a great job painting my apartment. Was very fair with price considering things that came up and went above and beyond to help make my place look great. Will definitely use him for future painting projects.
Masterpiece Painting & CleaningMasterpiece Painting & Cleaning
Eyal N.
Great job painting two rooms for me. Dillon is on time, very professional and focused on doing a great job.
PHX PaintingPHX Painting
Erin C.
Uriel was very responsive and his team did a great job. They were on time and worked fast. The painting looks great!
Uriel Painting & RemodelingUriel Painting & Remodeling
Kara I.
Brett and his partner are fantastic! They are professional, thorough and made the experience really easy for me. I highly recommend their painting services.
A & B ProjectsA & B Projects
Tom M.
Erik did a good job with the painting, but never gave me a paid receipt for my cash payment for tax purposes and then went dark on me when I asked him for a receipt either by text or phone (three times). He did a great job on the painting so disappointed by the lack of follow up. He should have earned a 5.
EH Quality Painting & ElectricEH Quality Painting & Electric
Joanna B.
Erica came out for an estimate to paint a bedroom and some partially finished doors and trim in our basement. She was communicative, punctual, and very knowledgeable about color and paint. Her bid was reasonable. We ended up going with another company simply because our schedules didn't align. We'll keep her in mind for future paining projects.
An Artistic TouchAn Artistic Touch
Katie D.
Can't say enough about Alan's painting. Alberto was so responsive, has a fast turn around time and did a fantastic job!
Alan's   painting LLC.Alan's painting LLC.
Wanda P.
Levi and his crew provided excellent service. I had a short timeline to get a two rooms painted and ready to list my condo. Levi was responsive to all my questions, gave me a quick estimate and was able to schedule my job quickly. They were punctual and turned around two rooms in about 3 hours. The paint looks great!
LP PaintingLP Painting
Renee M.
Very happy with the white washed on knotty pine! Very professional, on time and organized! We definitely use PHX Painting again for future projects.
PHX PaintingPHX Painting
Carolyn b.
Eduardo and his team did a fantastic job painting our house in just 2 days. Prior tenants had painted our house some crazy colors and Fresh Look gave us an actual fresh look! It feels like a whole new home and we’re so grateful. I was out of town and they regularly sent photo updates to show their progress. Thanks, Fresh Look!
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
Kate G.
The team at Super Painters was amazing!!! They painted our entire house in a very timely manner. They are extremely reasonably priced for the work they did. In addition to the paint, they also did drywall patching, removed decorative trim, and patched walls. Juan is also so lovely and wonderful to deal with. He communicated throughout the process and had no issue as we added new parts to the project. I will definitely use them again!
Super PaintersSuper Painters
Gail W.
Alan’s team worked professionally and produced an excellent result. We highly recommend their services and plan to contact them when next we need painting done.
Alan's   painting LLC.Alan's painting LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Eli helped out in an urgent painting situation. He was fantastic and helped get the job done quickly. Our place looks great- thank you, Eli!
Total Eclipse Painting, LLCTotal Eclipse Painting, LLC
Nikki B.
Dillon was fabulous! He was able to meet and get the job done in a timely manner. His painting skills are excellent so the bedroom looks amazing. I would highly recommend him.
PHX PaintingPHX Painting
Glenda F.
Very happy with Juan's work - painted all the ceilings and removed old, old wallpaper from several rooms, and everything was done at a reasonable price. I wouldn't hesitate to use his service again, thank you!
Super PaintersSuper Painters
Leticia G.
I was looking for someone to paint my entire two-bedroom apartment in downtown Boulder and found Uriel here on Thumbtack. Very, very happy I did. Uriel is very professional, and he was very helpful and easy to get a quote (via call and a visit). Very quick to start and finish the job. I just ha to pick a color, send the color code to Uriel and the next week he started the painting and finished in 3 days! He painted all the walls white - they were all different colors- and it looks absolutely beautiful. Uriel was prompt, neat and excellent. And the followup all the way through the project was 100% professional. I see no reason to look anywhere else if you are in the Boulder/Denver area. It's not often you get a quote and when everything is all said and done the price is the same as agreed on. Uriel stayed true to his word and did an amazing job!
Uriel Painting & RemodelingUriel Painting & Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Cesar and his team did a great job for me. I had a painting job that was more complex than expected. The attention to detail and quality was very good. His team was cheerful and pleasant to be around. I will definitely use them again.
Greg C.
When I started my deck painting project, I made it clear that I had no idea what I was doing and that I needed my hand held through the process. High Color Paint was willing to come out and take the time to answer my questions about the process and materials, and they gave me an extremely reasonable price. Alberto was in constant contact via the thumbtack app which was also appreciated. They finished the work very quickly and it looks really great! Alberto even came to do a walk through when it was finished. Couldn't ask for more - would hire again. Thanks!
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