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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Batavia painters
Thumbtack Customer
Painted the entire house - was fast efficient and did a great job. When I found a paint spot on the carpet he even came out on a Saturday to clean it. I would definitely recommend him.
Thumbtack Customer
Manual did a great job he painted my dining room and the basement. He's very nice and professional.
Juliet A.
Carlos is a great guy. He gave me the best price for my cabinets to be painted and they look awesome. He communicated everyday with me and was always on time. I'm having him do some additional work because he and his crew did such a great job. He will be my go to guy for all my painting.
Thumbtack Customer
Roger and his helper did a good job with painting my exterior. They had to go back over a few items to make me happy and but he did so quickly and efficiently. One concern was the ladder system used to paint the high peak of my home - it looked unsteady and made me nervous. Overall they did a great job! Thanks guys.
Ri Ro PaintingRi Ro Painting
Jan D.
We hired Julio's Services to paint trim. They did an outstanding job. The guys were very polite and professional. Their work was excellent and we're very satisfied with the results.
Julio's Services Lawn Care,Snow removalJulio's Services Lawn Care,Snow removal
Tammy s.
Ariel did a wonderful job of painting my kitchen cabinets. What a transformation! He was clean and precise with his work. His price also was reasonable. Highly recommended.
The Chicago Cabinet Painting CoThe Chicago Cabinet Painting Co
Deepak M.
Sammy does a decent job. He did great with walls and ceilings. His finishing wasn't the best with woodwork that he painted white!! I would hire him again!
Kerri V.
Anthony did an amazing job painting my island black. He was very responsive to all of my inquiries and I love the look of my island. I would recommend K Cabinets to anyone looking to update or refinish their cabinets.
K CabinetK Cabinet
Thumbtack Customer
Paint and Point did an excellent job. They juggled my scheduling changes and tight time frame and were still able to arrive on my job on time and complete on time. The painters were professional and did a beautiful job. I'm very happy with the outcome and the very reasonable price.
Paint and Point, Inc.Paint and Point, Inc.
Shannon E.
Juan and his crew did an excellent job. From the moment we requested a quote to the time they finished painting our home, they were very professional and efficient. They gave us a fair and reasonable price and we are very happy with the end product. I highly recommend them and hire them again for the next project!
J.R. Bros painting & Remodeling inc.J.R. Bros painting & Remodeling inc.
Steve Y.
We just refinished kitchen n bathroom cabinets and kitchen wall paint with Jesus and his team. Not only did a marvelous job but alao was very nice to work with. Always on time and reliable, very polite and trustworthy which is really hard to find amongst other contractors out there. Was so lucky to have him for our big project and would recommend to anyone i know.
Painting Brothers Remodeling corpPainting Brothers Remodeling corp
Thumbtack Customer
He did our entire home, interior only. He is nice and professional. My only complaint is that the paint was applied very thin. I had to request that he come back to reapply in 2 rooms. He did return and got the job done. If he had just done the job without me needing to call him back I would have given him 5 stars.
Tiffany G.
Daniel did a ton of work for us on our new home and we couldn’t be happier!! Not only is his work quality exceptional he is professional, easy to work with and is very fair with pricing! His painting is amazing but he is also talented in many other areas. He did a wonderful job getting rid of our textured ceilings throughout our entire first floor and even did a beautiful bathroom remodel for us as well! We will be using him for any and all home projects in the future! Thanks again Daniel!!
Perfect Touch PaintingPerfect Touch Painting
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