Find an interior painter near Saint Petersburg, FL

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 Saint Petersburg interior painters
Brian S.
Great work and reasonably priced. Highly recommend for anyone that needs interior or exterior painting.
Uncle D's Residential PaintingUncle D's Residential Painting
Holly D.
American Veterans Painting did a great job! I highly recommend them for those considering any interior painting jobs. They are fast and reliable. Most importantly, they are affordable and the work is excellent.
American Vets Painting/J and J Property MantAmerican Vets Painting/J and J Property Mant
Thumbtack Customer
Nestor and his team did a great job fixing an interior paint job at my home. They assessed the situation gave me an estimate and got the job done right. I was so happy with his work I had him do the interior and exterior painting at my rental home. I have received several compliments on the exterior work done. And although we had a small hiccup on the interior, Nestor was great in getting back out to fix the mistake. I would recommend this company and I will use him again.
Fin International LLCFin International LLC
Donna C.
Interior painting done of living / dining room, hallway, and spare bedroom. Ryan is knowledgeable, honest, and concerned that the customer is happy with the outcome. The painters are skilled and the job was completed on time.
360 Painting St. Petersburg360 Painting St. Petersburg
Thumbtack Customer
John did an ANAZING job painting the interior of our historic home. He is so knowledgable and truly cares about the work he does.. I will definitely be calling him for all our future home repair and painting needs. Two thumbs way up!
Multiple Decorating Services, LLC, license #C-4763Multiple Decorating Services, LLC, license #C-4763
Julie B.
They painted the interior of my entire house. Wife and husband team were super nice and responsive. They did good quality work for a fair price. I had them paint one dark accent wall and it turned out awesome. I will definitely use them again.
M & A Painting & More LLCM & A Painting & More LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jacob and his team did a super interior in my condo. They were smart and friendly. Not a drop of paint left behind. Will use again in the future and recommend to others. Very fair price, a delightful experience.
Jacob Kilgore Painting Inc.Jacob Kilgore Painting Inc.
Mel L.
Had the interior of my 2 bedroom condo painted. I did appreciate the very competitive cost, in fact it was slightly lower then some. Chris and his partner were right on time and went straight to work. While putting everything back in place, I did find some paint on my furnishings, and light fixtures. I also noticed the majority of nail holes were not spackled, which I took care of with the left over paint.
westcoast painting llcwestcoast painting llc
Dmitry K.
The quote to paint interior of my 2 story house was very prompt. Happy Colors painter Igor came out to give me estimate and was able to quote me the price that nobody else gave me: it was very reasonable and I was placed on the schedule the same week. My house was painted in two days. I was very pleased with the results. Igor and his guys were very respectful to my property and covered everything before they started painting. I would highly recommend these painters.
Happy Colors PaintingHappy Colors Painting
Dana B.
After interviewing several painters I chose Brian. He was fantastic, easy to work with and did a wonderful job on the interior of my home. Brian was extremely neat, keeps clean job site and tried very hard not to totally disrupt my home. I would absolutely recommend and use him on my next painting project.
Brian Hardy Painting Services LLCBrian Hardy Painting Services LLC
Mark M.
Adi and his team were amazing. They showed up on time and he was able to get me a quote that was easy to read and understand. His team painted the interior of my home that I lived in for five years with three pets and after they finished today you would have never guessed it. I plan on using his team to paint the exterior of my home very soon. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for someone who is professional and and finishes high quality work on time.
SeaVue PaintingSeaVue Painting
Nico G.
I highly, highly, highly recommend SeaVue Painting. Adi, the owner, was very responsive from the moment I requested the quote. Adi showed up on time the day we were scheduled to meet and was able to provide me with a quote while on the premises. He estimated it would take three (3) days to do the work. He sent Elliot and Curk to do the interior painting in our townhome. The team showed up on time each day. They were professional at all times. They worked nonstop and got the job done in two (2) days. Elliot and Curk did an excellent job!
SeaVue PaintingSeaVue Painting
Drew M.
Darren did an incredible job painting nearly the whole interior of our home. He came out same day to give an estimate and was ready to work right on time as agreed. We also had a few holes to patch up that he made look brand new. He clearly takes a lot of pride in his work with a great attention to detail. He was truly great to work with and I’d recommend him to anyone!
Uncle D's Residential PaintingUncle D's Residential Painting
Stefanie P.
Hire Mike and you won't be disappointed! We originally hired Mike to paint the two largest rooms (Family room & Master bedroom) in our new house, thinking we would finish the rest ourselves. He did such a fantastic job and at such a good price, we hired him to paint the entire rest of the house (living room, hallway, kitchen, dining room and two bedrooms)! Mike is extremely professional and takes pride in his work. Above all, he wants to make sure you are happy with his services. He made excellent recommendations like accenting the inside of the window sills a different color. He is honest and not pushy. Originally, we weren't' going to paint the ceilings in the new house but after some cleaning it was very apparent the previous owners were tobacco smokers. Mike explained how much of an improvement a new coat of paint on the ceilings would be - and he was not wrong. I couldn't believe how yellow the "white" ceilings and trim were. Mike will take his time to do the job RIGHT. He will not push you into something you do not want or need. He is personable, flexible and quick to respond. I'm confident and happy to refer Mike to anyone who needs a professional interior (or exterior) painter. I referred Mike to my mother-in-law who is getting a house ready to sell. Mike took his time to walk around the property and point out things that could be potential deterrence to a new seller that he would be capable of fixing: cracks in the ceiling, power washing the exterior, stucco repair. He provides an estimate with a breakdown of each cost, so if needed, you can agree to things "à la carte".
Owens Home Improvement LLCOwens Home Improvement LLC
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