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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 Shelton painters
Luke E.
Great work. Fair Price. Will definitely work with with Bruno and BC Painting again.
BC PaintingBC Painting
Shirley G.
Federico and his team did a great job painting my entire home for a very fair price. They worked quickly and were very neat. I plan to use his services again for any painting projects I have in the future.
LSV painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Painted outside of house and deck. Excellent job so we've hired them to do whole inside of house. Renato is fabulous!
General Painting and Decorating LLCGeneral Painting and Decorating LLC
Kristen H.
Leo and his team did an amazing job with painting our home! He is really friendly, professional and meticulous. I would hire him again without hesitation!
Ponce's PaintingPonce's Painting
Maureen B.
Leo is absolutely amazing! He transformed our house from dark and dreary to light and bright in just a few days! Leo truly cares about his work and is very professional. He was on time each day, making sure to keep me updated about his arrival and departure times from Our home. Leo painted our dining room, playroom/living room, kitchen, family room, main hallway, stairwell, and upstairs hall. He worked with us on a very fair price for his services. He was super clean, efficient, and not a speck of paint out of place. I would hire him again in a heartbeat! I would definitely recommend Leo for all of your painting needs.
Ponce's PaintingPonce's Painting
Diane L.
Bryan painted our large kitchen, dining room, foyer, stairwell, and hallway upstairs. The estimate was very reasonable. He did everything we asked including installing trim that needed to be fixed.
Zack H.
Hiring Andy was on overall great experience. He quotes quickly and accurately. He showed up earlier then he said knowing my painting job was on a short timetable. The job was done on time and came out great. He left the room clean and was careful with my belongings. Highly recommend.
Handy LLCHandy LLC
Debbie F.
Can’t say enough about Alex, he was a pleasure to work with. Great work, on time, good communication and attention to detail. I’m fussy and he passed my inspection. Painting cabinets cannot be left to anyone, they must know what they’re doing. Alex does. Thank you for my new beautiful kitchen.
Preference Painting LLCPreference Painting LLC
Jim L.
Lisa was great! She arrived on time and has a positive and professional disposition. My job required attention to detail and working in tight spaces. My expectations are high. Lisa’s work was exceptional, better than I hoped for. The results were superior to the original work done in my home. I will call her for any painting or trim work or tile work in the future.
Lisa’s handyma’am services llcLisa’s handyma’am services llc
Thumbtack Customer
Thiago painted our new home, the living room, kitchen cabinets, dining room and upstairs hallway, as well as our master bedroom. He even threw in an exterior power wash WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC job!!! He gave us a reasonable price, he met our deadline. They were very neat and respectful. What an impeccable job!! I would recommend him to any and everyone.
Thumbtack Customer
If you are looking to hire painters...hire these guys!!! Marcelo and his worker from BNG were awesome! The price was very fair and the work was amazing! We had a 16ft high wall painted as well as the stairs and living room and all the trim in mentioned areas. These guys were so fast and that included two coats on everything. Their work was top notch, they paid attention to every detail. I did not have to ask them to fix anything and the same cannot be said for experiences we have had with other painters. They worked fast but not rushed...they were just that good! They were also very neat! I highly recommend them and will be using the again in the near future. Infact, we asked them for a quote for another job while they were here!
BNG Home Improvement LLC We accept all credit c...BNG Home Improvement LLC We accept all credit c...
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