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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 Aurora painters
Sandeep K.
Did great job with cabinet painting
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Edwin m.
Brothers painting did an excellent job painting my home. They also did a great job with my cabinets. I will definitely hire them again for any future projects.
Brothers PaintingBrothers Painting
Jon E.
We hired JR Painting for exterior painting. They had completed the painting and did a quick decent job but when they reinstalled the gutters they lost the hardware then bought incomplete new hardware and the gutters do not sit properly. They promised to come back and fix it but never showed up for more then two months. I ended up having to pay another company to complete this repair for us.
JR. Painting & Stucco Inc.JR. Painting & Stucco Inc.
Chad M.
They did an excellent job painting my down stairs, I will definitely have them come back to do the upstairs later. They painted the trim, ceilings, and walls and did an excellent job. Thank you very much for all of your help!
Expressive ConstructionExpressive Construction
Brittany S.
Rudy was incredible to work with. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone! He is hard working and very attentive to detail. We hired him to paint nearly our entire house and he did an amazing job. He was honest, and after painting 2 coats on a dark color, shared he believed a room needed a third coat of paint. He did not skimp to save time anywhere. He focused on the job and made sure he did it perfectly. We are very impressed. His work was incredible and he is so affordable. If we ever need our remaining 2 rooms painted (or our kitchen cabinets) we will be calling Rudy without a doubt.
Resilient Finishes, Inc.Resilient Finishes, Inc.
Melissa C.
Should be a way to put zero stars. I am very disappointed in the quality of work they provided and the mess they left me. I have door trim that should be white and its the color of the wall. Top of bathroom door above trim still white because they completely missed it. I have the paint from hall wall bleeding into the living room. They painted my chair rail blue, instead of white, when i mentioned it they painted white over it but only one coat so you can still see blue. After finding all these mistakes I started moving furniture and appliances, yep some areas only one coat of paint others not painted at all. Lastly contract stated all base board would be caulked, none was caulked. I am sure I am missing some stuff too. Sloppy and lazy. Now lets talk about the mess. Contract clearly includes clean up. My brown laminate floor is a cloudy white color with all the paint dust from sanding. Once I got that all cleaned up I found paint spots all over the floor. Also have green paint on my white kitchen cabinets. Now for the bathrooms. I just replaced all toilets, Vanities, Sinks, Mirrors, faucets, and all hardware. Everything had paint spots and tons of paint dust everywhere. The boss promised a final walk thru with me. But then said he could not make it and asks me to make final payment to painter. I refused, demanded the final walk thru with him. He came agreed it was not acceptable. I said I wanted someone back here to fix and clean up the mess. He said all his crews were busy and it would be a few weeks before anyone could come back and offered a $200 discount. I said I didn't want a discount I wanted the job done correctly and all the paint cleaned off my stuff. We finally agreed on $400 off so I could hire a cleaning crew and someone to fix all their mess ups.
Sean W.
We needed 4 rooms painted and some drywall repair done. Andrew was very responsive and was able to meet with us and provide a quote very quickly. Once we approved the quote he was able to start working in a couple of days. It only took a couple of days to finish and the quality of the repair and painting are excellent.
Elite RenovationElite Renovation
Ajay P.
I took a month to reflect on how I felt the job came out: it Was average work at best. 1. Work sequencing: the deal was to paint my ceiling first for me to get an idea if the new patches would blend in. But my ceiling was painted at the very end, by which point, I was just happy to get the
Property ProsProperty Pros
Julie L.
Working with Baeza painting on our kitchen cabinet painting project was an awesome experience start to finish. High quality work, always here on time, very easy to contact and get questions answered and very respectful of our house and keeping everything clean. I plan to use them again and would recommend to anyone!
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Syed M.
I have nothing but great things to say about Brothers Painting. My house needed a lot of work on the drywall before the painting could begin. From holes to nail pops and everything in between. The amazing guys from Brothers Painting were able to take care of all of those problems without any hesitation. They were always open to feedback and made sure everything was well communicated so we were all on the same page as the work went forward. They were always punctual in their time and made sure that the project was given high priority. The quality of their work was truly spectacular and I was in awe of how beautiful my walls looked after they were done. I’ll be sure to recommend them to all of my friends and relatives that need painting done in their house.
Brothers PaintingBrothers Painting
Michelle S.
I called Mikey for an estimate on Tuesday and by the middle of the day on Thursday the work was done. I had two rooms with vaulted ceilings and significant settlement cracks and nail pops painted. Mikey was punctual, professional, and reasonably priced. Mikey's lines were straight and his painting was neat. There were a few spots that were overlooked or not done to my satisfaction but everything was corrected immediately without complaint. I am planning to hire Mikey again later in the summer to paint the rest of my townhouse as soon as my children go back to college.
Mickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design PaintingMickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design Painting
Frank B.
We hired Surfix to paint and clean our townhouse. Daniel did an excellent job! Would recommend and are going to use again.
Robert F.
Francisco hired to paint hallway including wall that leads to basement. Very professional and skilled. Very happy with all aspects of the job.
Rojas PaintingRojas Painting
Thumbtack Customer
As far as painting goes, Mickey and his team did a great job. When he came to the house to quote, he mentioned he was quoting high because it included removing wallpaper as well for 3 larger bedrooms. It ended up being more work than he originally thought and he needed even more money. Also cleanliness was a priority because floors were just redone. They did a good job of keeping paint off the floor but there was leftover dust everywhere as well as tape on some frames. The last day seems like they may have rushed compared to the other days. Although the cleanliness was average to good and the price was high, I can only say good things about the painting and wall repairs/patches. They did a good job with that and the 3 people who painted (Mickey included) were all nice and professional.
Mickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design PaintingMickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design Painting
Brandi P.
Rudy was very communicative, priced fair, and worked hard with no supervision needed. We walked the space, he asked questions I hadn't even thought about, educated me since paint isn't my area, and helped me make some final decisions. There was no attempt to up sale or change our terms like some service providers try to do. I have recommended Rudy to anyone who says they need something painted. My pictures don't do it justice. We had crown molding installed and they went crazy with the nail gun. We tried to fill the holes on our own and paint, but it was so tedious. Rudy flew through it, then primed and painted the space, and left the space clean as when he arrived. Work done: walls, crown molding, baseboards, and column in a basement.
Resilient Finishes, Inc.Resilient Finishes, Inc.
Daniel B.
RTL Painters were quick and prompt. They did a tremendous job in as little as an hour and a half. I recommend RTL Painters for all your painting needs.
RTL PaintersRTL Painters
Thumbtack Customer
He did an excellent job on indoor and outdoor painting at my home. The work was done professionally, and in the promised time period. Would definitely be a repeat customer.
Mickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design PaintingMickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design Painting
Rajesh s.
I am much satisfied with the quality of work and also the team worked in the project is highly professional. I strongly recommend them for any type of painting works
DWing Construction-Painting Div.DWing Construction-Painting Div.
Srikanth V.
Charles did an amazing job in painting our rooms and kitchen cabinets. He is very good in his craft and very flexible and friendly Highly recommend him.
Odyssey Painting ServicesOdyssey Painting Services
Daniel B.
Responded to my paint request in less than one hour and the job was done on the same day. Excellent people to deal with and I highly appreciate their quick response.
Corman Home Painting ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Corman Home Painting ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sadiya Z.
Erick helped my mom with patching and painting several walls on the main floor of their home. He was personable, professional and gave her lots of good suggestions and advice. He was able to reschedule to an earlier date and gave her a great rate and told her exactly how much paint she needed. She's very delighted and will happily hire him again and recommend him to others. (Will update review with pictures soon.)
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Raquel G.
I hired Colleen and Brandon to paint my condo. They were very responsive, arrived on time and finished the job within the estimated timeframe. The paint looks great. The walls don't have any bubbling and the lines are clean between the walls, trim, down molding and ceiling. Upon finishing, they offered to come back if I notice anything that was missed. I would highly recommend them and would hire them in the future!
Natural Kutz and MoreNatural Kutz and More
Michael R.
Very prompt responses. Workers were very polite and courteous. They worked hard and did a great job. I will definitely recommend them to anyone that needs painting done.
J&S Exteriors Inc.J&S Exteriors Inc.
Liz A.
John is a real professional he will make sure the job gets complete and that you are satisfied. John painted my front room and I am more than happy
Master's Touch RemodelingMaster's Touch Remodeling
Curtis W.
Communication was great from the start. I wanted my garage interior painted they were available sooner than I expected. They showed up on time and did a wonderful job!
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