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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 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 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.

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.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

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.

Reviews for Algonquin painters
Carmella k.
Renew Painting and Remodeling.Renew Painting and Remodeling.
Thumbtack Customer
Roberto was very professional and did the exterior paint job. Happy with his work and will definitely hire him again!!!!
R & R Coatings Services Inc.R & R Coatings Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Hired these guys to paint the exterior trim on our house. They completed the job quickly in one day with 3 guys and even replaced rusted screws on downspouts and caulked windows and vents when asked to do so.They even power washed the entire house at no extra charge. Would hire again for future painting projects.
🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Tim E.
I hired Mr. Atef for garage and bathroom painting and he did a great job with the project! Overall I’m very satisfied and recomm
Ultisol USA INC.Ultisol USA INC.
Thumbtack Customer
Had our ceiling painted by J&S Really nice and does great work! Going to hire them again for an outside project.
J&S Exteriors Inc.J&S Exteriors Inc.
Gary A.
Needed painting in a 25 ft high entryway. Darius showed up right on time and knocked it out of the park. Quality of work was great and I’ll definitely hire him again.
DMB Remodeling LLCDMB Remodeling LLC
Haajira K.
They were available immediately when our regular painter couldn’t make it. Did the work on a Sunday which was a plus! However, the quality was not as good as our regular painter’s. They missed a few spots and some areas needed a second coat. We didn’t notice until the next day after the paint had dried. Unfortunately, I was told they couldn’t come out and fix it without additional costs. Will be going back to my old painter to fix it and for future painting needs.
Tony & R. Plumbing and MaintenanceTony & R. Plumbing and Maintenance
Fakhoury A.
We hired Renew to paint interior of house first floor with 2 story foyer and great room and entire basement. They used ladders and reached all appropriate areas. Other bids required use of scaffolding which may have bumped up those estimates. Overall price was in mid range which worked within our budget. Very nice attentive and respectful crew. Paint looks great. Happy overall. Some minor areas of improvement were managing in wall surround sound speaker covers. He agreed to remove the inside thin filter behind cover that helped so looks better now. Also some paint was left on glass window above front door and on glass transom above door but I scraped that off with razor. Couldn’t reach the 2nd floor windows in front foyer though. The house looks renewed for sure. Family is very happy. Looks amazing. Thanks Robert and team.
Renew Painting and Remodeling.Renew Painting and Remodeling.
Kelly B.
Eric and team did a great job painting my dated kitchen cabinets. They were very professional and did quality work. We had an issue at one stage and were disatisfied but eric quickly responded and made it right. I would use him in the future.
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Michael B.
Great experience working with Jose and his crew. All the guys were experienced and just went right to work. Their prep before painting was amazing and they were done very quickly. We would definitely use them again. My wife cannot say enough about them. Great value.
JM Painting & Stucco incJM Painting & Stucco inc
Dante and Al were able to come on short notice when I needed my room done quickly for out-of-state family arriving. Painted an accent wall separate from the rest of the bedroom. Did a very nice job. Reasonable pricing. Cleaned up nicely afterwards. I would hire them again.
Blue Wood Designer LLCBlue Wood Designer LLC
Viola C.
I was very please with Roberto and his team . They were very good. I needed my paint job to be completed soon . I truly called the right company , his team was so nice , respectful, and kind. Most of all I was very happy with there finished job . I would call Roberto for future projects . If you decide to use them you will not be disappointed . 5 Stars.
R & R Coatings Services Inc.R & R Coatings Services Inc.
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