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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 does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Middletown painters
Judith R.
Had a great experience with Roger and his painting crew. They took great care of our place and the paint job was done beautifully and they worked hard to get our job done ahead of a tight furniture delivery schedule! They removed popcorn, painted trim, and managed a challenging paint job with high vaulted ceilings expertly. Thank you for all the hard work!
R Silva Painting LLCR Silva Painting LLC
Caitlin A.
Leonard did a wonderful job painting the bedrooms in our rental property. We will definitely use his services again!
🎨Leonard Painting LLC ✅🎨Leonard Painting LLC ✅
Katie W.
We hired Mike to paint our oak cabinets white and are very pleased with the results! It brightens up the space and feels like a new kitchen. He was a pleasure to work with, very responsive, and managed working around our 3 dogs :) thanks mike! (And Jim!)
Hartford Cabinet RenewalHartford Cabinet Renewal
David G.
Choice Painting is a professional crew that completed the inside of my house in a timely manner. Cleaned up after themselves and promptly took care of anything I thought needed more attention. They even took care of my two dogs while I was working.
Choice PaintingChoice Painting
Sean K.
Initially, Leonard was very responsive with quoting a good price for painting several rooms in our home. On day one and two of the job, everything seemed to be going fine, but on day three as we made closer inspection of the completed areas, we noticed numerous areas where the wall prep (patching holes and cracked tape, etc.) wasn't done or was done poorly, and other spots where a second coat of paint was not done. We pointed out these areas that we wanted completed to a higher standard, but as he addressed them he made some of them even worse (e.g., smearing caulk into a couple unpatched holes). By that point, I think he was rushing to finish the job and get out of here. We followed up with an email asking him to come back and fix some of the more noticeable issues, but he never responded. Considering all of the high praise he had received from others on Thumbtack, this was a disappointing experience.
🎨Leonard Painting LLC ✅🎨Leonard Painting LLC ✅
Thumbtack Customer
We looked at a few painting contractors recommended by our business associates. One who contacted us seemed nice enough but was neither a CT-Licensed Contractor or fully-insured. Romario seems knowledgeable and has offered to help coordinate some other needed services for our property--specifically an electrician to install a pendant light and check the integrity of wall outlets. We look forward to having Romario's quote later this month and determining what our next steps will be. He has had some excellent reviews. We are impressed, so far!
Moreira Home Improvement Services LLCMoreira Home Improvement Services LLC
Glenn J.
I took a chance on Aggie and it paid off. Overall I give 4.25 stars. I give her five stars for value, working hard, and fortitude for finishing the job. She painted approximately 1900 square feet for me within the approximate time frame of 2 weeks. The last couple of days were jam packed but she was able to bring in her associate to help finish the job. Quality control and touchups were jammed in at the last second but we got it done. In the end things worked out. . Had a couple issues around emotional intelligence, patching and customer service but they were minor and kind of worked themselves out. (3 stars for these items ) Thanks again and good luck.
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