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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 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 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.

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.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

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.

Reviews for New Haven painters
Steven P.
Marcos did fantastic work. Very careful, detail-oriented work. He painted the ceiling one color and the walls another in one day, and he painted freehand - no tape - and the lines are perfectly straight.
Km Painting and Cleaning LLCKm Painting and Cleaning LLC
Eileen L.
Diogo with Cohen Painting did an excellent paint job for our baby nursery. He was very quick to respond to all my questions and used text for communication with me which I preferred. He had all the supplies as part of his job, and for the paint he was more than willing to pick up the exactly paint brand/color/type for me. He showed up on time, finished job within reasonable time frame, and was detail oriented and careful. He followed our directions exactly. I am truly so happy with how the paint job came out while still being reasonably priced!!
Cohen PaintingCohen Painting
Rovella W.
Gaby Painting LLCGaby Painting LLC
Joshua C.
Diogo really helped us out of a bad situation. We had hired someone to paint for us but they did a poor job and got paint everywhere. Diogo came in and cleaned everything up and made it all look great. We’re very thankful.
Cohen PaintingCohen Painting
Pasquale C.
My foyer looks beautiful!!! Almeida’s Painting were so meticulous and did a beautiful job😊
🎨Almeida's Painting & Cleaning Services✅🎨Almeida's Painting & Cleaning Services✅
Angela M.
Quick to respond, level-headed enough to ask the detailed questions necessary to complete the job for our budding business. Accurate time estimate, knowledgeable about epoxy paint on walls (unique to our situation). Would hire again for not only painting, but would consider for other jobs as well. Thank you!
Creative Wall Designs, LLCCreative Wall Designs, LLC
Marcos C.
Gordy was courteous, a hard worker and a great guy to be around for a week during the time he and his associate were painting the house.
Concord Property Management LLC.Concord Property Management LLC.
Michael G.
Couldn’t have asked for a better painter! He arrived on time and painted my house with precision. I would recommend to anybody looking for a professional!
Michael RGS PaintingMichael RGS Painting
Thumbtack Customer
If I could give Thiago 6 stars I would - that's how happy with the results. I hired Thiago on short notice (48 hrs) for a challenging job: paint the walls and ceiling above a very tall (21 ft at the highest point) and tricky (narrow) stairwell. Here is what I loved about Alpha Pro Painting: Thiago was direct, clear, and prompt with his communication, he answered all my questions, and he arrived on-time for all of our appointments. While working,Thiago and his colleague were polite, efficient (but did not cut corners) and even went above and beyond my expectations by painting some small details in the kitchen adjacent to the stairwell - this was a pleasant and unexpected surprise! The job was expected to take two days, but they completed it in just one, and they left the space spotless when they finished. Finally, the results speak for themselves, what was once a dingy, half-painted and long ignored stairway to the second floor now looks bright, clean, and inviting, not to mention he gave me a great price! I would hire Thiago with Alpha Pro Painters again in a heartbeat and will probably ask him to paint the exterior of my house this coming spring/ summer. Thank you again!
Meredith S.
Chris and his crew were super great. Came out to do a last minute porch painting job. Worked quickly and neatly. Great communication and the work looks great!
GO PaintingGO Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We cannot begin to say how delighted we are with the completed project - Thiago and his crew removed the lead paint from our 1910 house, and painted it in authentic period colors to our complete and utter satisfaction. Many of our neighbors and Facebook friends have expressed their shock at the transformation. Thiago worked with us from beginning to the end to make sure everything went perfectly - and it did! We are hiring him for interior work next. HIghly recommended.
Emma M.
I had the best experience with Almeida's Painting & Cleaning Services! They are very professional, their work is amazing, and their price is really reasonable. They are also very responsive to my questions and requests. I highly recommend their service!
🎨Almeida's Painting & Cleaning Services✅🎨Almeida's Painting & Cleaning Services✅
Angel R.
Jay painted one of my rental units that was over 1000 square feet. His team was thorough and finished in a day. No mess. It was in and out. Very impressed and will be using him and his team for other projects.
Jay painting llcJay painting llc
The guy came and gave me a price. I specifically asked him if they use painters tape and if they will tape before painting, he assured me they would. The painters came this morning and they said they would not tape. We can do the job without the need to use painters tape. This is code for that they will do a rush job and leave paint on my cabinets. Then they said they'd only tape of I paid them an additional amount of money. This is bait and switch. In the end they left without even starting the job. Buyer beware.
Jay painting llcJay painting llc
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I used Anthony for several jobs around our condo. He began with our bathroom. Replastered, sanded and painted to make it look brand new! We loved his work so much that we used him to paint our entire condo, which now looks absolutely beautiful. Great attention to detail. He also helped us move several large furniture items into a storage unit. He payed close attention to not damage any of the items. Very very impressed, great price, and will definitely use again in the future.
Let's Make It Nice For the Right Price!Let's Make It Nice For the Right Price!
Lisa L.
I would highly recommend working with Ponce's Painting! Leo is professional, friendly and does great work! He completed the job quickly and efficiently. He was also great at communicating and keeping me up to date on the schedule, timing etc. Thank you!!
Ponce's PaintingPonce's Painting
Andy K.
Jim was honest, professional, and extremely helpful when I was looking to have some repair work and painting done. Although I did not end up hiring him, he provided detailed steps on how to go about the repairs myself. I would hire Jim in a second for my next project.
Metz Affordable Painting and Home ImprovementMetz Affordable Painting and Home Improvement
Olga A.
I hired Steve for a painting and ceiling patching job. Above and beyond. Steve is the most responsive, professional and easy to deal with contractor I have ever hired. He was honest in his assessment of the work that needs to be done, and did an excellent job in a very tight time-frame. A contractor with such integrity, professionalism and quality is hard to come by.
R&R Hydro SolutionsR&R Hydro Solutions
Alexia B.
AA Construction was super responsive, extremely professional and the pricing was fair. They gave me good recommendations on the best paint sheen to use for my attic renovation and I love the final result. I can't say enough good things about them. Truly great work from a terrific company. Will definitely use them again.
AA Construction and Remodeling LLCAA Construction and Remodeling LLC
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