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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 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 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 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.

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.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

Reviews for Winter Haven painters
Linda L.
I had my master bathroom painted by Romano's Painting. They responded to my request for service in a timely manner. The cost of service is extremely reasonable. Very good job!
Romano’s PaintingRomano’s Painting
Noel C.
Originally we hired H&H painting to paint 4 bedrooms in our brand new home. They did a fantastic job. They were clean, meticulous, careful, and painted with attention to detail. H&H transformed our home from "agreeable grey" to beautiful color. They did such a wonderful job that my wife decided, just paint the whole house :). We could not be happier. BTW Hussein wanted us to examine the job and point out any area that needed extra attention. He was more than happy to correct anything and was patient as we went around. I would highly recommend H&H to anyone that is looking to paint their home.
H&H PAINTING 🖼H&H PAINTING 🖼
Renee v.
Lion LLC did a fine job of painting walls and floors for rental apt.
Lion LLC- Painting and General RepairLion LLC- Painting and General Repair
Renee v.
Clarks Painting we’re punctual, professional, and gave quality work. Thank you.
Clarks Painting and Cleaning Services LLCClarks Painting and Cleaning Services LLC
Ty P.
Did a great job on the exterior painting and great communication through out the project
Washington Home Improvement LLCWashington Home Improvement LLC
Stephen h.
I just express how nice the house looks as a result of the painting. I put photos on facebook and co-workers wanted to know who did such a great job. Also neighbors have gave many compliments.
JM 360º SERVICESJM 360º SERVICES
V. S.
Leo did a great job on the house he painted 3 rooms and a hallway in 5 hours. The work came out great and very neat and clean, I definitely recommend him and will use him for future projects.
MODEL PAINTINGMODEL PAINTING
William C.
John and his partner did an absolutely amazing paint job for us. We needed our back patio wall panted and it had a really high wall. They completed it in a timely manner and it looks amazing! We are so happy with their services and will definitely use them again in the near future. His price was very reasonable too! Thanks John for a job well done! 😀😁
NEW IMAGE CONSTRUCTION/ CONSULTANTNEW IMAGE CONSTRUCTION/ CONSULTANT
Selah T.
I had this company come out 04/08/2022 to quote me on interior paint job in my home - just moved into my home a couple of days ago. Tony from this company has a great personality and understood what I was looking for and advised I would have a quote by late evening. That didn’t happen and I reached out to him advising not received. Seems like we are playing phone tag. I ask what his email is and then he requests mine. Yet nothing. It’s been almost 3-5 days and nothing. I can’t find his estimate via email on my inbox or junk folder. It was a complete waste of my time.
Original Florida Painting CompanyOriginal Florida Painting Company
Tony K.
What an amazing experience we had creating a wall mural with Gregg. Not only was he a master of his art, we were able to work collaboratively with him to bring the best talents of all involved for the perfect mural. We started with an in depth talk. Then I sent him reference images and he did his own research, Gregg’s sketches came to us shortly after, with each round getting closer to our vision. By the time he reached our home and started painting the mural, we had a strong idea of what wanted. The final result was even better than hoped for. The field of depth is spectacular. In our case that was a classic image of the “wedding gazebo” from the glory days of Cypress Gardens. Gregg’s beautiful mural ended up on the Garden Room wall at our Cypress Gardens Lake House on Lake Eloise in Central Florida. Our short term rental guests and friends are already loving it after just a few days. We can’t wait to work with Gregg again, and are already planning for our next projects with him. HIGHLY recommend!
Gregg M. LabrecqueGregg M. Labrecque
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