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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Sarasota painters
Katie M.
M & A did a fantastic job painting the interior of our new home. They were reasonably priced, very professional, quick, and did an excellent job. I definitely recommend M & A Painting for your painting needs!
M & A Painting & More LLCM & A Painting & More LLC
Will C.
So glad we had A&R Painting Co. paint our new home. Adam is a true professional. Great job guys!!
A&R Painting CompanyA&R Painting Company
Melissa B.
They put latex paint over oil based paint without preparing the surface. Within a week it was all peeling off - what a mess! Their incompetence is matched only by their dishonesty. You have been warned; do not let them in your house. UPDATE (04/16/2019): Below, in their response, Miguel & Aurelia write: "I did this job last fall for you and never heard a thing until now. I wish you would have mentioned it to me directly so I could make it right instead of you not giving me the chance and rating me." This is a bold faced lie. On Nov 21, 2018, I sent the following text message: "Aurelia: as you can see from the photos, the paint is peeling off all the doors and trim. It is obvious that the oil based paint was not properly primed before is was painted. It has created quite a mess. Please let me know how you wish to rectify this situation. Thank you." I spoke to Auriela by telephone several times subsequently. However, receiving no satisfaction, on February 27, 2019, I sent an email to "m_a_painting@hotmail.com": "Aurelia: At this point, I believe it is best we communicate in writing. 1. Just to be clear, anything that was painted white in the blue room (right side of house) is peeling and can be removed with a fingernail. That is all the trim and all the doors. 2. I don't know how you understood I was going to replace all the floor molding. I would not have had you paint the molding if I were going to replace it. 3. In the grey and teal rooms (left side of house), you used latex paint over oil based paint because you claim it is impossible to tell it was oil. I disagree with that statement - it is quite easy to tell the difference between an oil and latex based paint. For instance: http://misterfix-it.com/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-latex-and-oil-based-paint/ 4. You claim that once you painted with the latex, you sanded it and then put an oil based paint over the latex. From what I know, and what I have been told by the professionals, the latex paint must be completely removed before oil based paint can be used. This will be a problem eventually. See: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/discussions/topic/oil-based-trim-was-painted-latex-paint-and-peeling 5. I have removed all the latex paint in the grey room and have removed half of it in the teal room. I have not touched the oil based paint you put over the latex paint on the doors or on the molding around the doors. It appears as if the door jam was just painted with latex paint and I have removed it. 6. I do not see what more can be done because I am not willing to have you put oil based paint over latex paint that is peeling quite easily - using my fingernail. Please let me know what your suggestion is." There was no response to my email. As I stated in my first review, their incompetence is matched only by their dishonesty. You have been warned.
M & A Painting & More LLCM & A Painting & More LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great customer service and great job painting!
Visual Effects Painting And Decorating, LLC.Visual Effects Painting And Decorating, LLC.
Jody J.
We hired Brian to paint the entire interior of a home. He and his crew did a fantastic job, were very pleasant to work with, and very neat. He even went above and beyond my expectations by painting our lanai floor, re-staining a bath wood vanity and painting our kitchen cabinets! Highly recommend.
Brian Hardy Painting Services LLCBrian Hardy Painting Services LLC
Mark M.
Charlie did a very good job of painting my bedroom ceiling. All walls , furniture and floor were covered up and protected from the paint. The room was left clean and tidy on completion.
Decker Bros. Handyman ServiceDecker Bros. Handyman Service
Florence R.
I was completly satisfied with the paint job. My house if beautiful again! The job was done in good time and I couldn't be more satisfied. I would recommend Frank Lee to paint anyone's home!
Absolute Brio Painting IncAbsolute Brio Painting Inc
Donna A.
Frank and his team did an excellent job painting our medical office. They were very professional and worked around our schedule after hours and on weekends to get our painting job done. We highly recommend this company for your painting needs. Thank you Frank and team for doing an excellent job for us. The Endocrine Medical Center.
Absolute Brio Painting IncAbsolute Brio Painting Inc
Paul M.
Highly recommend Superior Home services for your painting project.
Superior Home ServicesSuperior Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly and great painting work! Thank you for working with me!
Absolute Brio Painting IncAbsolute Brio Painting Inc
Thomas L.
I would recommend Gregg for his excellent understanding of what I wanted accomplished. Painting a large outdoor mural. I am also now having him look at painting a bedroom for my grandchildren.
Gregg M. LabrecqueGregg M. Labrecque
Thumbtack Customer
They painted the exterior of our home. Did a great job, we love it!!
Degaetano Studios PaintingDegaetano Studios Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Frank Lee Painting did a wonderful job painting the interior of my home. Frank was extremely accommodating in advance of the job, working hard to ensure his team was available to start the job immediately after my closing. They arrived on time and the entire team was extremely professional throughout the completion of the job. They completed the job quickly, within the time frame I was originally told, and I am extremely pleased with the results! I will absolutely reach back out to Frank Lee Painting next time I need paint work done in my home, and am happy to refer him to others! Thank you!
Absolute Brio Painting IncAbsolute Brio Painting Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt, professional and personable. I would highly recommend Sarah for painting your home.
Creative Concepts LLCCreative Concepts LLC
Morgan M.
Yios painting did a great job. They were quick to respond! I was bummed when they forgot the first day they were supposed to meet me... but quickly made up for it. Maria and her associate came out first thing next day, bought paint and got started immediately! I was in a time crunch living out of state, but even after the delay they got everything done in the quick turn around I needed. Hard workers. Painting looked great! Thank you thank you!
Yios PaintingYios Painting
Molly C.
Excellent choice for our painting needs. The work was done quickly, thoroughly and neatly. Will use Matt again, definitely!
Masterpiece Painting & CleaningMasterpiece Painting & Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Dan painted our rental condo in one day and did great job at a great price. Highly recommended!
Visual Effects Painting And Decorating, LLC.Visual Effects Painting And Decorating, LLC.
Roland L.
I made a great decision in hiring Karalee to paint a mural in my atrium. She offered the lowest of three quotes and provided top quality workmanship in making my rough pencil sketch come to life in latex and acrylic paints on a rough stucco wall, exceeding my expectation. I highly recommend her.
Graphical ReflectionsGraphical Reflections
Vivian H.
We had a wonderful experience with M&A Painting . They showed up on time, worked all day. The contract included pressure washing and repair of a few cracks, etc. They finished the job in 2 days and cleaned everything up before they left. We are very pleased with our home and would highly recommend them for your painting needs.
M & A Painting & More LLCM & A Painting & More LLC
Robert H.
I recently had Chad and his team paint the inside of my house, they where all very pleasant and did an amazing job. We where so pleased that I am having them return to paint the exterior next week. I would totally recommend you use Chad and his team for any Interior/Exterior projects.
Thumbtack Customer
Frank was great to deal with and his company did a great job with the interior and exterior painting his did for our house. It looks amazing !
Absolute Brio Painting IncAbsolute Brio Painting Inc
Pamela D.
Sam worked quietly and efficiently to paint two walls, some of which needed drywall repairs. Good experience. We're happy with the final results.
interior & exterior painter,handymaninterior & exterior painter,handyman
Theresa D.
When I needed a great paint job, last minute, this company was there for me! Michelle worked with me to meet my needed deadline and the job looks great!
Altruistic Contracting, LLCAltruistic Contracting, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had our entire house paint by Frank and his crew, he also did some stucco work! They did an amazing job and were very competitive in price !! He also repaired & finished some wood work that was done by another company we hired that did not follow through. We couldn't be happier ! We are currently in the process of hiring Frank to paint our pool cage and pool deck!
Absolute Brio Painting IncAbsolute Brio Painting Inc
Anita H.
Aurelia came to my house to provide me with a quote to paint the exterior. She provided me a quote on the spot based on the paint and pictures of what I wanted. The price was in the middle of what I was getting quoted and they could start the next day. I hired her that evening. They were punctual on arriving the next morning and got the job started. She later advised me they would need 3 more buckets of paint and it would cost more. I had to leave and advised her my property manager would be overseeing the project. They didn't get along. My agent was sending me pictures of things that were not to her standards. Aurelia was in constant communication with me. She would send me pictures of how thing she were going. I noticed they painted the doors wrong, they went back and corrected them. I will not be back for a while and Aurelia said she would come back if I found anything. Great at communication and punctual.
M & A Painting & More LLCM & A Painting & More LLC
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