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  • Serves Ankeny, IA
Lauren is a lettering artist + muralist based in Ames, IA. If you catch her out in the wild, you’ll likely see a spunky blonde wrapped up in pink coveralls, brush in hand and paint everywhere. She specializes in custom letters, patterns and illustrations. She can build lettering pieces that are consistent and supportive of the fonts your brand already uses. Or, she can mix it up and create something completely out-of-the-box! Her clients love her art because she designs pieces specifically tailored to their space, brand + goals. Whether you want to deck out an entire hallway, highlight a feature wall, or bring a bright pattern to an otherwise boring conference room, she's your gal.See more
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Lauren is a lettering artist + muralist based in Ames, IA. If you catch her out in the wild, you’ll likely see a spunky blonde wrapped up in pink coveralls, brush in hand and paint everywhere. She specializes in custom letters, patterns and illustrations. She can build lettering pieces that are consistent and supportive of the fonts your brand already uses. Or, she can mix it up and create something completely out-of-the-box! Her clients love her art because she designs pieces specifically tailored to their space, brand + goals. Whether you want to deck out an entire hallway, highlight a feature wall, or bring a bright pattern to an otherwise boring conference room, she's your gal.

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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 Ankeny painters
Stan J.
John completed painting our house last weekend. His project bid was complete and a fair price. He and his crew did an excellent job in preparing the house for painting, and cleaning up the work area at the end of every workday. We would highly recommend John for any painting project.
Brammer Quality PaintingBrammer Quality Painting
Tami R.
These gals were the best. I needed them in a pinch and they certainly delivered. They painted most of the interior walls and celings in the main level of the home. They were fast, efficient, professional, and superb painters. You will be happy you chose these 2 to do your painting.
Paint ChicksPaint Chicks
Jess J.
We were so pleased with Brammer Quality Painting! The painters were so friendly, hard-working, and professional, and the quality could not be beat! We will recommend them to all our friends who are looking for someone to paint their house! They did an excellent job on our cabinets as well!
Brammer Quality PaintingBrammer Quality Painting
Rita G.
I am very pleased with Byron's work. He scheduled my paint job in on very short notice and was willing to work on a weekend. The work and clean up were impeccable. I plan to use him in the future for painting projects and renovations. I strongly recommend him.
Brooks Renovations LLCBrooks Renovations LLC
Julie W.
Buehler Services was great from beginning to end. We contacted Jason Friday afternoon and he came over Friday at 5pm for a free consultation and was able to book and paint the entire inside of our home in 2 days. His crew was nice and worked very well. The paint job turned out beautiful and it cost on the low side of all the averages we saw online. Highly recommend this company and we will be using them for our exterior painting soon too.
Buehler ServicesBuehler Services
Erin M.
They painted 9 areas in our house, and they did a great job. They're easy to work with, respond to questions in a very timely manner, and made sure we were satisfied with their work.
Shepherd's Home RepairShepherd's Home Repair
Valerie S.
Had my kitchen cabinets painted white from dark wood, turned out really nice. Ezpz construction was easyto work with,very accommodating, not a single issue. Very happy with results.
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Thumbtack Customer
They, a pair of brothers, have been painting since they were 12 and 13 years old with their grandpa. They were thorough - going above and beyond. They far exceeded our expectations. They also did the job with great efficiency and were able to meet our short lead time. They were a great blessing!!!!
Shepherd's Home RepairShepherd's Home Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Jay was able to meet all of our needs in a very timely manner. He was flexible and patient with my decision making and he was able to start right away. He kept me up-to-date with what was going on as well. He was very accommodating and affordable, and most importantly he did a great job painting. Thanks!
Merit Paint Co.Merit Paint Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Stu's team painted my bedroom and bathroom. Stu is EXTREMELY patient and personable! I couldn't make up my mind about the color of my accent wall and he did not get frustrated with me and offered some great suggestions. Throughout the entire process he ensured that I was satisfied with every aspect of the job. The painter was great also. He was neat, quick and the quality of the job was amazing. I couldn't be more pleased. If you want affordable, quality, service, choose Restore 24/7!
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