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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.

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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a painter when social distancing?

If you hire a painter, maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times, sanitize involved surfaces and spaces, and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. When contacting and consulting with a painter, make sure you discuss a plan that will keep everyone safe while the painter works on your project.

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 Tallahassee painters
Balu R.
Excellent painting work
Karm J.
Just okay on the paint job, but a little pricy!
S and J Small Home RepairS and J Small Home Repair
Diane K.
Divine Hands Painting was amazing, from the first contact to the day of the project and the job itself. It was a breeze and pleasure. We had a bedroom painted including a built in desk, trim in another room and a ceiling in another. I think it was probably the most positive painting experience I ever had. I highly recommend them.
Divine Hands Painting and Handyman ServicesDivine Hands Painting and Handyman Services
Cheryl H.
Great paint job! Reasonable and professional. Will hire again!
Genae S.
Tyeson did a great job painting my rooms and dinning room. He assisted me with the paint selection and supplies and provided quality work. He gave me additional recommendations and worked quickly (especially to be working alone).
Tyeson’s Handyman ServicesTyeson’s Handyman Services
Kirk H.
Melane,s painting LLC was a great value to me and they were very punctual
Melane,s painting LLCMelane,s painting LLC
Sonya W.
Very friendly and great response time!! I love my newly painted bathroom!
Flores Renovation ServicesFlores Renovation Services
Tashante E.
I would most definitely work with Joshua and his Company for future projects. He was very professional and eager to help and get the job done. The job was done very professionally and was completed in a surprisingly short amount of time. My walls look amazing and he executed the paint job beyond my expectations definitely hire him for any paint or handyman jobs.
JD's Home ServicesJD's Home Services
Jennifer F.
This was one of the best hiring experiences I've had ever. I will hire them for any painting I need in the future. The foreman was helpful and efficient and the owner is an absolute delight!
Fihr RemodelingFihr Remodeling
Tyson S.
Divine Hands painted my fence and power washed my porches. The owner was very professional on top of the project. The work was exactly what the quoted. Big fan of this group!
Divine Hands Painting and Handyman ServicesDivine Hands Painting and Handyman Services
Olivia w.
There was a TON of damage on our new home but Richard patched and helped it feel new with a new paint color. Can't say thankyou enough. He went above and beyond.
R.D1 Painting Services, LLCR.D1 Painting Services, LLC
Alexandra A.
I am very impressed with the professionalism and quality of work from Diaz's painting. Very nice and friendly crew. They did a great job and we're attentive to details. Thank you.
Diaz Painting CorpDiaz Painting Corp
Sarah D.
Rod and his crew did a fantastic job painting our house. They were friendly, worked quickly and accurately, and charged a great price. I would definitely recommend and use them again.
Divine Hands Painting and Handyman ServicesDivine Hands Painting and Handyman Services
Zachary D.
Did an amazing job, was very quick and took only 1 day for a pretty large area of fence as well. Will definitely reach out to him if I ever need something stained or painted again
Superior ImprovementsSuperior Improvements
Craig C.
My only problem was that his crew rushed the job, and the paint coverage wasn't adequate the first time. The gentleman somewhat balked at coming back out at first, and gave me some grief over my legit complaint, but he did finally make the job acceptable.
Melane,s painting LLCMelane,s painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired the Elzys to paint the interior of 2 Tallahassee homes with very high vaulted ceilings in living rooms, and covering a very dark color with off-white colors. The cost was very reasonable, We found the Elzys provided professional and reliable and careful work. We are very happy with the results, and plan to use their services again. Thank you Divine Hands!
Divine Hands Painting and Handyman ServicesDivine Hands Painting and Handyman Services
Jamie S.
Zach did an amazing job!!! He painted my entire house in one day! He was easy to work with and came ready to work! He also fixed my fence that was ready to fall apart and came back when he said he would to finish setting up my canopy. Even helped me mount my tv! He’s definitely the guy you want to call! I would definitely call him again for any work I need done.
Built in PurposeBuilt in Purpose
Eren G.
Richard painted our living room walls with very high ceilings, our exceptionally tall and wide stone fireplace, our dining room walls, and two of our bedrooms' walls. He was punctual and professional throughout. He did an excellent job with a great attitude and at a great price. Richard is a one-man team and he got the job done while paying attention to small details as well as our requests. He is a friendly, very personable painter and I recommend him without reservation!
R.D1 Painting Services, LLCR.D1 Painting Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Elzy at Divine Hands Handyman Services was excellent. The services he provided were better than I expected. He came out to look at the space and provide a more accurate quote, which was wonderful because there were no surprises in the cost at the end of the job. He was also very accurate with time and finished in a timely manner. What I like most about Mr. Elzy and Divine Hands Handyman Services is that they respected my home. He handled my furniture, paintings, and floors with care. There was no mess to clean afterward. I would recommend Divine Hand Handyman Services, and I will certainly use them again.
Divine Hands Painting and Handyman ServicesDivine Hands Painting and Handyman Services
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