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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

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 Colorado Springs interior painters
Cynthia S.
Daniel did a great job painting our interior cabinets and the outside of our home!
Ridgeview PaintingRidgeview Painting
David K.
The Clarks and team did outstanding work painting the interior of our home. They are friendly, professional, and easy to work with.
All Painting Plus LLCAll Painting Plus LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony's Painting took care of the interior painting of my house. They used 3 different types of paint (ceiling, walls, trim). I was extremely happy with the outcome and would definitely hire them again for my next painting project!
Anthony's PaintingAnthony's Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Tim Walker did a very nice job on my interior painting. He is on time, works hard, and I am having him back to paint accent doors. I would recommend him.
Tim Walker PaintingTim Walker Painting
Eileen M.
Josh and his crew did a grest job on painting some of my interior rooms. I plan on using them again and recommend them to anyone!
South park paintersSouth park painters
Thomas J.
This family owned business and crew did a fantastic job painting. Interior and exterior all looked very good. Professional, hard working, and easy to work with.
Golden painting servicesGolden painting services
Antoinette L.
Legacy design did a fantastic job on my interior home painting. They were prompt and very professional. I valued their communication and willingness to get the job done. I will be hiring again in the near future!
Legacy DesignLegacy Design
Joshua L.
Stephen did a fantastic job re-painting the interior of my home. His professionalism and work quality were above reproach and I will definitely be hiring him again for any future projects. Excellent job!!
Morrisette Interior SolutionsMorrisette Interior Solutions
Brian R.
What a breath of fresh air! Working with Stephen @ Morrisette Interior Solutions was wonderful and he brought a wonderful personality and passion to his crew’s work. While I was preparing my house for sale, he took on additional pieces of work when I found that I needed more done. Starting with an Interior wall job, then moving to an exterior re-coat and finally ending with the interior ceilings, Stephen helped me with color recommendations, paint matching and coordination with other contractors that I had brought in for other work. I would trust him to ensure that all aspects are taken care of and to provide guidance along the way without me feeling that he is trying to get more work. In fact, I kept finding more work for him because I knew he would make it look great and come in at reasonable pricing. His commitment to principals helped me avoid substandard work as he helped me understand that I was asking for non-quality paint and work. He worked with me to help fit quality into my budget. I would recommend Stephen @ Morrisette Interior Solutions for any of your painting needs, from an Accent wall up to a whole home (inside and outside).
Morrisette Interior SolutionsMorrisette Interior Solutions
Kenna P.
It was wonderful working with the Clark's! I can't say enough wonderful things about how reasonably priced they were as well as how friendly and professional they are! I had them paint almost the entire interior of my house and it's absolutely gorgeous. They patched some places on my walls, painted the ceiling and the lines between my trim and walls are ruler straight! They worked super hard and we are incredibly grateful for the spectacular job they did! We definitely know who to go to when we need anything else painted!
All Painting Plus LLCAll Painting Plus LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Keith did drywall repair, texturing of some walls, and painted the entire interior of our house. It took longer than expected but the work was very good, I would use Keith again for other jobs. He is knowledgeable when it comes to remodeling jobs. I would give him a 4.5 rating if possible.
Above & Beyond EnterprisesAbove & Beyond Enterprises
Nancy B.
We had Levi and his team come out to paint our interior doors, trim, and baseboards. We also had our front door, mantle, and stair banister painted. Levi was extremely responsive and came over to give us an estimate promptly. He added us to his work schedule and showed up and got the work done! We did a walk through with him and he was available for questions. All in all it was a great experience and we are really happy about how it all turned out!
The Painters LLC.The Painters LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Jennifer is the best when it comes to painting and interior design. Friendly, punctual, attention to detail, clean and precise work, can all be attributed to Jennifer. I am more than pleased with the end result, and from the get go, when I hired Jennifer, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. I will recommend her to all my friends and family.
Revival Painting Colorado,  LLCRevival Painting Colorado, LLC
Somer M.
This is the WORST contractor I've ever had the misfortune of hiring. The wife, Lu shows up to quote the job in painters clothes, like she works for the company. SO DISHONEST!! Because she DOES NOT! I told her I hired a woman in Arizona to paint the interior of my home and had a great experience. I specifically told her for that reason, I would hire HER COMPANY. She never once said prior or after accepting their$$$$3400 bid she would never be on the job site because she works somewhere else!!! She only quoted to job because her husband speaks very little english(or he acts like he doesn't) $3400 for a small interior point job on a 1800 sq ft house and partial paint on the outside. I've included a screenshot in my review of what their contract said they would do. The prep they said they would do is part of the reason I hired them. What a lie! As you can see from the photos, THEY DID NOT PREP THE WALLS BEFORE SPRAYING ALL OF THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE! They even left a mirror up on the wall and PAINTED AROUND IT! I have included a photo of that too. When I was forced to confront them about their shoddy work they would not take responsibility for any of it and acted like they did everything perfect! They got very nasty when I told them I wanted to inspect the work before I would pay them the remaining balance. Unbelievable!!! They areas they went back over look terrible and stick out like a sore thumb because they painted over them with A PAINT BRUSH when the walls had ALREADY BEEN SPRAYED! This is NOT what professional painters do! Do not trust these people or do business with them. They are completely unprofessional and will not take responsibility for their lousy quality of work despite their contract and high price! I wish I would have hired the company that was $1,000 less. I'm sure I would have got a better job in a less stressful experience.
Fancy Washer and Painting LLCFancy Washer and Painting LLC
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