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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 Cape Coral interior painters
Tyler A.
Great job on the interior painting! Quick and efficient!
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Chris B.
Stained my dock and painted my lanai ceiling. Did an excellent job! In fact, I am hiring them to paint the interior of my house. I highly recommend them.
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Thumbtack Customer
Interior Painting of Family Room. They did an excellent job and offered suggestions that led us to painting our Kitchen. Both Palau her husband Luis and their co-worker were excellent. They mover furniture, cleaned and offered to vacuum the entire area they painted. You could not have found a better Company. Terry A. Brown
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Antonio V.
JMB did a great job on painting the interior and exterior and pool deck of my home. Great attention to detail and work quality. Had a couple of additional things to paint and they did it no extra charge. Even helped me put up a ceiling fan while waiting for rain to stop. I would definitely recommend them for any of your painting and pressure washing needs.
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Thumbtack Customer
Started on time. Worked long days to get the job done. Came back to finish touch ups. We had the hold interior of the house painted and the cost was very reasonable. Job came out very nice.
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Ryan K.
Elber, his partner and their team did a wonderful job at my house. We painted every square inch of the interior. I could not be happier with their work and their attention to detail. They take their time and get it done right. HIGHLY recommend!
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Jeremy W.
I hired them to paint the interior of my house and their quote was the lowest and very detailed. They used Benjamin Moore paints just like they stated and did 2 full coats, the best part is after the job was done they went around with a cloth cleaning up any marks on the molding and tile. Would definitely use them again.
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Lori P.
Elber was very responsive in coming to my home to prepare a quote. He sent me a very detailed proposal and I was pleased with the price. His team painted the entire interior of the house. The work was completed exactly as he had said. The work was very neat
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JoAnn J.
We are very happy with the excellent job Quality VIP did on the interior of our home! Elber, Catalina and Sergio were all punctual and professional. Their work was very high quality. They even fixed many mistakes the previous painter made!! We are already planning future painting projects for Quality VIP.
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AnnaMaria M.
Elber and his team did an amazing job painting the interior of our home. He was upfront and fair with pricing and extremely attentive to detail. The job was done quickly and neatly. We were so satisfied with Quality VIP Multi Services that we have already booked our next home project.
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Paul M.
EDU LLC Painting was on time and professional. They were so quiet there was a point my wife and I thought we missed that they may have step out for lunch. I went to the room and they were Painting. Then Eduardo returned and escorted me to the room to discuss any issues with their work. I found no issues and then I discussed the next room I wanted him to paint, which again I thought his price including the paint was extremely fair. I can see no reason to change Painting company's and expect them to paint the entire interior. I like that Eduardo doesn't have a salesman pitch and doesn't try to do more work than what I want to do. Finding anyone honest, fair and trustworthy is a hard thing to do these days but I found them.
Melanie C.
Sooo happy!! Nikity painted my whole interior for a house I purchased while still across country, and she made the process very easy! I had a bunch of quotes done but she was the most responsive, came out right away for a quote, gave me a very fair price and did an excellent job! I absolutely love my new house and I will recommend her to everything who needs a job done and I’ll use her again if I ever need painting done in the future. Highly recommend!
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Lela B.
Elber and his team exceeded our expectations! We just bought a house and needed interior painting done within a week. They came by for a consultation and were able to fit us in the very next day! The price they quoted was very reasonable, and although the job was estimated to take two days, they finished it in one! The attention to detail they paid to the job was wonderful. They even re-caulked our windows and gaps in the moulding. This is a team that takes pride in their work, and it shows. On top of the excellent workmanship, they were an absolute delight to work with. We will absolutely be hiring them for future projects as we update our home.
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Alan Z.
I used Quality VIP Multi Services to paint the interior of my home. Their quote was very detailed, professional and competitive and I knew exactly what I was getting at a fair price. They treat their workers (and their clients) like family. My wife and I both like them a lot. They were very respectful of my home, family and pets and I trusted them in my home during my occasional absence. The home preparation was very detailed and the final product is a quality job. They wanted me to be happy and I am. I have already recommended them to clients and friends and I will use them again in the future.
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