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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 Fort Myers painters
Lisa P.
Nikity painting did an excellent job. They painted all my rooms. It came out great. They also painted my laundry cabinets. They look like new cabinets. I would highly recommend them.
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George g.
Painted exterior quickly and efficiently . Cost competitive. Added painting of fence, some interior , drywall , all moved briskly
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Thumbtack Customer
Extremely satisfied with Paula & her painting crew. Professional & on time, couldn't be happier with the results. I will use NIKITY PAINTING again.
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Ann E.
Painted the interior of my home including the garage. Also painted my kitchen cabinets. Eduardo can be counted on to keep his word.
Carrie D.
So happy with my choice to use P & S Painting and Refinishing to paint my house. They did an outstanding job! Thank you!
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Liz H.
This painting project was a great experience! I had ceilings, doors, trim and walls painted. They were personable, professional, and the cleanup job was remarkable. The painting was perfection. I can’t say enough good about these guys! Would definitely use again!
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Jessica H.
Friendly kind service with fair pricing. The painting in our new home turned out nice. I’ll definitely use them again for any future painting projects.
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Doug H.
Both Paula and her husband followed through during the whole process. They were great and the house looks fantastic. We highly recommend Nikity Painting for your painting projects.
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Dennis B.
After making a work request for interior house painting, within minutes Tyler responded back. Scheduled an in-house estimate for the next day. The painting was then Scheduled for the next work day.
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Diane M.
Outstanding service great painting done quickly by a very skilled team.
Yvonne b.
The man and woman team who did the daily painting were terrific.
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Jan T.
I couldn’t ask for a better painting experience. Very attentive to my requests, and also attentive and respectful with my home. I will call Quality VIP again when it comes time to paint the inside of my home. ❤️
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Jenna M.
We had multiple rooms painted in our home and are very pleased with job!
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Sue H.
Helped me out in a fix! Painted inside of 2 small condos for me.
Trent R.
I hired Quality VIP to paint the inside and outside of 3 exterior doors on my home, as well as some interior touch up painting and ceiling painting. They did an excellent job, and Elbert and his team were incredibly professional and kind. The quote and price for the job was very reasonably considering the level of hard work and dedication to perfection. These are now my go to painters in the area. Thanks again Elbert!
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Wendy L.
Can't speak highly enough about Nikity painting. I would highly recommend.
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Hilary B.
Ranyert did an exceptional job painting the interior of our house. Once we saw the quality of his work, we negotiated a price to add on additional painting that we had planned to do ourselves. While he was painting we discovered that our gutters needed cleaning and we hired him to do that too (and he repaired one of the gutters at no additional cost!). He is prompt, hardworking, and trustworthy. His price was fair and reasonable. We will hire him again in the future!
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Nortika N.
Juan was amazing! I asked him to paint my guest bedroom and now it looks so wonderful! He was on time and he helped me get the paint! Very awesome quality and stand up guy! I will definitely be using Juan again for all of my next projects.
OnFix-Services LLCOnFix-Services LLC
Arika S.
Hired him to paint and repair drywall. Worst service. Please read negative reviews before hiring
Werner Handyman & Maintenance LLCWerner Handyman & Maintenance LLC
Charlie G.
It was great working with Paula throughout the process of painting our home. We had several people come out to give us quotes and not only was hers the best, she could get the project done the fastest. Some quotes we got were for only one coat of paint and the caulking of windows and sealing of cracks would be extra. Not with Nikity; the price was for 2 coats of paint and before they painted they pressure washed the entire house, recaulked all of our windows and sealed the cracks. She was also very generous in providing us samples of all of the colors that we liked - which was at least 7-9 colors. Would recommend to anyone looking to repaint their home!
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Barry S.
Ranyert did an amazing job at painting the entire interior of the house (walls, baseboard, trim, doors), and went the extra mile to make sure the work was superior. He is trustworthy, conscientious, communicative and very competitively priced. We are extremely happy with his work and strongly recommend Ranyert / JMB Painting.
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Lib S.
Beyond pleased with Juan! He was beyond Professional. I never used Thumbtack before, he called me within 15 minutes and was here 45 min later for estimate. Pricing was perfect and 3 days later after holiday, he picked up paint and and got the job done! He does exceptional work, with care and pride, not rushed and really pleased with the rooms he painted. I will have him return in a few weeks to paint bedroom. I give him 10 stars! Couldn’t be happier!
OnFix-Services LLCOnFix-Services LLC
Jennifer W.
Exterior painting - very professional, courteous, and reasonably priced. When touch ups were requested, they happily completed and I am so happy with the results! Just as I envisioned! A+++ Also very prompt in providing all necessary documents for HOA approval. You won’t be disappointed- choose Nikity Painting!
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Renee E.
I Had the entire interior of my house painted by Nikity Painting and couldn't be happier with choosing this company. Not only did the work look beautiful but Paula was very helpful in making decisions and made sure that they job was completed within my time frame. Very Professional! I would use this company for future jobs without hesitation.
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Lori S.
When I need painting services again I will be calling them. I highly recommend them. Very satisfied customer!
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