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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Boise interior painters
Katie B.
Decided to go with Handyman in Kilt to paint our high ceilings. He was excellent. We then decided to hire again for our bedroom ceilings and walls. Planning on hiring him again for future interior painting.
Dax PaintingDax Painting
Dan C.
Jayme the owner is hard working. He was always willing to help with additional duties. He did a great job texturing and painting my garage, garage doors, and re-paint of interior. Very reasonable with bid.
Offroad Painting and remodelingOffroad Painting and remodeling
Robin A.
Treasure Valley Painting was excellent to work with to get my painting job done quickly and they did high-quality work. They painted the interior of my house which has a lot of built-ins and woodwork - a complicated job. They paid attention to the details and cleaned up after themselves. I will be using them again in the future.
Treasure Valley Painting, IncTreasure Valley Painting, Inc
Darci B.
Gene and his crew were very professional and did top notch work on painting the entire interior of our home. From our first contact with Gene, he was responsive, fair, and very knowledgeable. We will be hiring Gene for all of our future painting needs for years to come.
Pinnacle PaintingPinnacle Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mario did an outstanding job with some last minute interior paint jobs on a house I am preparing to list. He is detail oriented with a high level of integrity. I would hire Mario again anytime for future projects.
detailed paintingdetailed painting
Thumbtack Customer
Gene did a very great job painting interiors in our house! I will recommend him and his crew to all my friends and colleagues. He did the job with incredible accuracy and in schedule. I am really happy of the results and I will call him again in spring to paint the exterior entry door. Great job Gene!? Thank you very much!
Pinnacle PaintingPinnacle Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan did an AWESOME job painting the interior of my home. He was given some challenges along the way, but never ceased to amaze me at how well he was able to find a way around what needed to be done to make it perfect. Ryan's price and fantastic work ethic along with his attention to detail is an asset to anyone hiring him. He was always on time and keeping me up to date on the progress while he was in my home and I was at work. I highly recommend Foster's Painting! When the rest of my interior walls need to be repainted, I will be calling him back! Thanks Ryan!
OG Painting LLCOG Painting LLC
Ann C.
Chris Mathison just finished painting the interior of our garage. He was efficient, affordable, neat, and completed the job on time. He and his associate Nate did an awesome job. He was timely and responsive and made sure the details were correct! I highly recommend.
Treasure Valley Painting, IncTreasure Valley Painting, Inc
Nicole N.
Jed painted the interior walls and ceilings of nearly our entire house and we cannot recommend him enough. He was professional, punctual, paid attention to details we didn’t even notice until he worked his magic, and left the work area spotless. There was a mixup with our paint choice (completely on us, we gave the wrong paint name) and when I realized our mistake Jed was responsive, courteous, and accommodating to help us make it right. We will absolutely use Avalon painting for any future projects and highly recommend this business for anyone looking for a painter currently.
Avalon PaintingAvalon Painting
Madison W.
They did a great job on our house. Was very quick to respond to my calls, texts or emails and was very willing to work with us on our special requests made. We are out of state homeowners, so we weren't able to see the progress in person, but they sent us lots of pictures and updates as they went. We were very happy with how quickly they were able to come out and paint the entire interior of our home and the quality of work that was done! Great job and thank you!
New Style Paintings and Deck WorksNew Style Paintings and Deck Works
Thumbtack Customer
I needed to have the interior of my 1,000sqft home repainted. The last paint job was the work of an amateur plus the walls had a ton of holes in them that needed patching. Gene responded promptly and professionally and was able to get my home on his calendar immediately by some how sweet talking his crew into working on their day off so that I would be able to move in to my home sooner. His crew did a fantastic job! I'm very pleased that I was able to get this done quickly, professionally and all with in my budget. Thanks Gene!
Pinnacle PaintingPinnacle Painting
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