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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 Boise painters
Thumbtack Customer
Painting was called off due to an injury.
Propeller Painting & RemodelPropeller Painting & Remodel
Thumbtack Customer
Gene painted the main living area and kitchen in our house and just killed it! We had ceilings, trim, and walls painted encompassing 4 different colors plus the white trim paint. Dealing with Gene was flawless as he is very responsive and most of all his customer service is top notch. He painted in a Day what other guys were quoting as a 3 day job! Our job is amazing and very high quality. You're not going to find a better bang for your painting buck anywhere else in the whole Treasure Valley!
Pinnacle PaintingPinnacle Painting
Thumbtack Customer
H & E Painting did an excellent job refinishing our kitchen cabinets and painting the entire inside of our house. They were always on time and good at communicating their timeline and process.
H & E PaintingH & E Painting
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
Thumbtack Customer
We had one room painted. The job was done beautifully, within the time frame promised, and we are very happy with the results. We would definitely use Foster's Painting again.
OG Painting LLCOG Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had Ulises paint two rooms in our house. He did an excellent job and was very professional. We plan on using Ulises for future painting projects at our house.
Efficient PaintingEfficient Painting
Raylene K.
Great guys. Hard working and on the job as scheduled. A little messy with trim work however. I still have red paint on the inside of the door from leaving the door on while painting the outside.
Treasure Valley Painting, IncTreasure Valley Painting, Inc
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
Phil H.
Miguel hasn't started painting yet, but he is very professional.
Master Colors PaintingMaster Colors Painting
Annie B.
Painted office at my job. Appreciate the work. Would recommend.
All Kinds of Investments LLC.All Kinds of Investments LLC.
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
Marilyn P.
They start the painting process tomorrow so I can’t rate that yet.
Jay’s PaintingJay’s Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan did a great job, was easy to work with, used quality paint, and kept us informed of issues to be addressed. Very timely and great completion time. The house looks great! We will use him again on inside painting.
OG Painting LLCOG Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Armando was extremely professional and worked with my wife and I to ensure our home and deck was painted/stained in a timely fashion and to our satisfaction. He did a great job and I highly recommend him for your next painting project.
New Style Paintings and Deck WorksNew Style Paintings and Deck Works
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
Thumbtack Customer
Marcus did an awesome job on painting the exterior of our 4plex. Will definitely hire again.
Cucci's Versatile PerfectionCucci's Versatile Perfection
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
Gene and his crew painted the exterior of my daughter's house. He was very prompt and professional, as was his crew. He accommodated a few changes we made without any additional charges. The project was finished on schedule and the quality was of his work was great. I would highly recommend Pinnacle Painting
Pinnacle PaintingPinnacle Painting
Nick f.
Communication and follow up was non existant. I approved the price and job start date but when I called three days prior to start we were not on the schedule! As a GC Luke really has no control over the paint crews. You are better off hiring a paint company directly and avoid the middle man.
Crow Bear EnterprisesCrow Bear Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
Gene and his crew were punctual and did a good job overall. The clean up was average with wads of tape and paper here and there, sprayer leaked oil, and trampled some of the vegetation around the house, but nothing that time will not take care of. If you need a paint job in a timely manner and reasonably priced, I recommend Pinnacle Painting.
Pinnacle PaintingPinnacle Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Painted exterior of house, in initial estimate We were told gutters would be cleaned, any holes would be filled, caulking as needed. None of that happened, they did fill in large gap between door and house, I could have done better.. The paint was average, Gene the owner Has never been by to see the finished job..
Pinnacle PaintingPinnacle Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Gene was very professional and timely in providing the services I needed. The house looks great! I can highly recommend Pinnacle Painting.
Pinnacle PaintingPinnacle 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
Exterior house paint job on a 100+ year old North End home - they were fast, efficient and did a great job. Highly recommended.
Infinite Painting llc.Infinite Painting llc.
Don R.
Marcus did a fantastic job on the exterior painting of my house. He was very detail orientated and a pleasure to work with. Would definitely hire again!!
Cucci's Versatile PerfectionCucci's Versatile Perfection
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