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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Decatur interior painters
Thumbtack Customer
It was my pleasure to work with Luciano. He came by to provide a detailed quote on the project and we talked paint colors. He was able get a team out the next day to start painting. They paid wonderful attention to detail and the project looks great. I would definitely recommend to anyone for interior painting.
Mister Clean-UpMister Clean-Up
Jenny S.
We are so happy and impressed with the interior paint job Francisco and his team did for us! We would recommend them to anyone. Everyone was incredibly professional, polite, and detail-oriented. We’ll definitely be using them for all future painting needs!
Service Express cleaning and painting servicesService Express cleaning and painting services
Rodolfo and his crew did a great job on interior and exterior paint. He is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to get the job done ! Will definitely hire him again.
SwellCo LLCSwellCo LLC
Tanja P.
We hired Sky Painting Solutions to paint the interior of our house. The team did a great job but we did notice paint dripped on some of our furniture, and the wall color ended up on our ceiling in a few spots. Overall the team did a thorough job and MUCH better than I would have done!
Sky Painting Solutions LLCSky Painting Solutions LLC
Kevin A.
I needed a painting job quickly while the space was empty and R&N was able to accommodate with less than a week’s notice. They arrived promptly on Monday morning and was able to paint the complete home interior by early afternoon the next day. Great work and the price was very good as well.
R&N Contracting GroupR&N Contracting Group
Thumbtack Customer
Nelson and his crew did a great job painting and pressure washing our house and deck. They painted the entire interior; walls, doors, stairways and molding. Our deck looks brand new after the pressure wash and paint job. He was responsive to our concerns, on time and flexible. He finished our job before starting another one and was true to his word with the price. We would hire him again. M C, Decatur
Chrystal J.
Rob and his team were hired for whole house interior painting (ranch style, 1500 square feet, eight rooms, two baths) Overall, I am satisfied with the work performed and would use again. That being said, there were a few issues... The quality of work diminished as the job was rushed towards the end. There were more paint drips on the countertops, hardwood floors, faucets, door knobs, toilet lids, and other household items than I had anticipated there would be. Clean up was subpar. Also, while I appreciated the window sills and trim being painted, they were painted shut, making them difficult to open once paint dried. Rob is honest, hardworking, fair in his pricing and very professional. Some members of his team do not share his work ethic and it is evident in their performance. Rob does address any issues/concerns that are brought to his attention and he guarantees his work.
RobBob Home Improvement LLCRobBob Home Improvement LLC
Davis B.
I worked with Dominic to do some Sheetrock repair and interior painting in my master. Had the house built 3 years ago, but with some settling had a seam over a door that needed repair - he repaired it perfectly - once painted totally vanished. I had one wall that was a problem wall due to lighting and a previous patch by another contractor that was not ideal. Dominic painted that wall as well - once dry I was not satisfied with the finish - paint issue - not Dominic. When he finished on his first visit he asked me to reach out if I had concerns. When I let him know of the issue he was back out within 48 hours and repainted with my original paint and results were much better. My take away is this man stands by his work, is very reasonably priced, great level of customer service and responsive. This is a combination that can be really hard to find these days for smaller home projects, but Dominic checks all the boxes and then some. Would not hesitate to have him in my home again.
Marco H.
I needed the interior walls and trim painted at my rental property. Thumbtack connected me with several painters and after meeting and getting estimates from a few, I chose Hidden Colours. They were easy to work with, provided a fair estimate, and were able to fit me in relatively quickly. My biggest concern was that I wanted the painting done before I had the hardwoods refinished, but I could not arrange the timing to have that happen. Hidden Colours took extra care to make sure that no paint got on the newly done floors, which I am very thankful for. The only "complaint" I have was that it took them a day longer than estimated to complete the work, but as I wasn't in a rush and they were fitting me in, it wasn't a real issue other than being able to let them in on the extra day. Due to my budget, I only had them do part of the house, but I will definitely call them back out to complete the other painting needed.
Hidden ColoursHidden Colours
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