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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.

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 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 Services LLCKm Painting and Services LLC
Rovella W.
Gaby Painting LLCGaby Painting LLC
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
Jorge painted my stairwell and upstairs landing--walls, trim, and five doors. Did and his colleague a beautiful job, and quite quickly, too.
JC Painting & Handyman LLCJC Painting & Handyman LLC
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✅
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 & wallpaperJay painting & wallpaper
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
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