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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 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 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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Buffalo Grove painters
Jayanthi S.
Completed wall+ceiling painting and cabinet painting in Aug. They did a great job paying attention to detail. On schedule and right pricing. Used the service again in March 2019.
Designer WallsDesigner Walls
Rohin Nagraj M.
Very responsive and professional. Will definitely recommend for paint jobs
Gorisa SPP Painting & Remodeling LLCGorisa SPP Painting & Remodeling LLC
Chirag K.
I recently hired Paint Brothers for an exterior paint job on my house. Jesus came by for an estimate, had a very fair and competitive offer and within days, his guys were sanding and prepping to paint. They were professional, on time, and did great quality work. And also cleaned up after themselves. I highly recommend these guys!
Painting Brothers Remodeling corpPainting Brothers Remodeling corp
Eric G.
Fantastic workmanship and prices. Great company with a great owner. Very easy to deal with. Look no further in trying to find a great painting company. They painted my whole unit and did a great job. Thanks Paul and team.
David B.
Did a great job painting our cabinets. Our kitchen looks completely new
Legacy Painting ProsLegacy Painting Pros
Thumbtack Customer
We hired KL painting recently. They did a good job for reasonable price. They are polite and responsive.
KL PaintingKL Painting
Christine N.
Kris did an excellent job! He was so easy to work with, very helpful and took such great care with his work. He prepped the rooms meticulously, cleaned everything up and his painting job was exactly what we needed! We will be using him for our painting needs for sure!
Kryber Artistic Remodeling Inc.Kryber Artistic Remodeling Inc.
Phillip B.
was a perfect job done. All questions answered and went back and corrected anything professional and courteous done in the estimated time frame and couldn't be happier with the work. I had 1800 sq feet painted not a drop of a paint anywhere but the walls ceilings , i would use them again for any job.
Designer WallsDesigner Walls
Soumya D.
Thanks Philip, it was a great experience working with you for my interior painting. I will certainly recommend others for your services.
Philip ColonnaPhilip Colonna
Brian S.
Dave did a great job painting exterior parts of my house. I would definitely hire for future projects
Brunow's DecoratingBrunow's Decorating
Thumbtack Customer
Great job. Tony, Clyde were good. Spent sufficient time on painting. Were very nice to work with and open to feedback.
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Thumbtack Customer
Greg and his crew did a great job painting a few of our rooms. His quote was really reasonable and glad he offered professional advice instead of just doing what we said (our rooms look much nicer because of that). When we are ready to paint more rooms, we'll definitely reach out to Greg.
Greg's paintingGreg's painting
Donna M.
Even though I did not select R&D Painting for the job, they were quick to respond to my inquiry. Very professional as well.
R&D Painting LLCR&D Painting LLC
Senthilkumar M.
We had Alex and team paint our whole house. They were thorough, responsive, and reasonably priced. Will definitely be using them for future projects.
Corman Construction Home PaintingCorman Construction Home Painting
Mike C.
Hired Carlos for some outdoor and indoor paint jobs. The quotes he gave blew everyone else out of the water and the quality of work was great!
Pro-Quality PaintingPro-Quality Painting
Florin C.
I cannot say enough great things about Hector's Painting and his crew. They were super respectful, attentive to detail, on time and went above and beyond.
Stephen S.
Cesar responded very quickly and started the whole home interior paint job with his crew right away. The job was professional and courteous every step of the way. I highly recommend these guys.
Estrada renovationsEstrada renovations
Tony T.
Ken and Mike did a great job! Needed some cracks repaired and garage painted. Perfect repair work. Can never tell cracks were there. Garage looks amazing. Punctual, meticulous and professional. Would highly recommend.
KL PaintingKL Painting
Dh p.
Héctor recently did a few painting a jobs for me and he is very professional, did high quality job and on time. He went up and beyond and completed the work on time and with high quality. I will continue to use him for all my future projects.
H&L Painting.H&L Painting.
Mona Z.
Anthony and his team are great and professional. They did my interior painting on wall and trim. They sanded and caulked wall perfectly and they used the spay method on trim, which turns out amazing. They are very patient and punctuate on the projects, I would highly recommend the team.
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Jane L.
Anthony, along with his crew, did a wonderful job repairing and painting our 60 year old house. Several boards, columns, and pieces of trim needed to be repaired and they did an excellent job! From power washing to final clean-up we are very pleased!
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Kaushik P.
Jose and his partner did a wonderful job for my house painting and replacing trim baseboard and painting them. Their quote was reasonable..the best part I liked is their punctuality and professionalism....A few things he did extra which I forget to ask during quote...but he happily did it and never asked me extra for that...he and his partner listened everything very patiently if I had to say something....I am happy I hired them ..I usually don't write a review...but I had to do it here to appreciate their work and to guide you guys if you are looking for a professional painter pro...
Gorisa SPP Painting & Remodeling LLCGorisa SPP Painting & Remodeling LLC
Anita P.
I was in touch with Serguie for 3 weeks as seller was not ready to show the house .On the day of closing Serguie gave me an estimate of 3600 .It was clearly discussed base boards have to be painted .Nails have to be removed .Wherever holes are there it needs to be covered.Sat Sunday he did good work and on weekdays he had a different job .Due to overcommitment he was never able to focus on work and it was always in a hurry as he used to paint in evening for 3hrs which was never agreed upon.Whatever he asked for money I paid him but you have to constantly watch his work .Baseboard he will paint only the top and sides he will leave as it is .I paid 4800 for 3 bedroom house.When I holded 300$ asking to finish sone of the incomplete work he said he has to go to labor dept.I had lot of work in house to be done and would have waited for him another one month but with this attitude definetly no.You can hire him but make sure whatever you discuss is detailed noted in paper and signed off by both parties.And your work is done in day time not as a side job
Velecs&Co DecoratingVelecs&Co Decorating
Yevgeny K.
Professional at first. However, they did not like listening to me - the customer!! First, I disagreed with their recommended paint, Sherman Williams because it has VOC. They made a mistake on the estimate, despite having all the details in the SMS. They did not apologize for making the mistake. When I asked for a detailed invoice, they got scared and ran away. Other painters sent me an electronic version of liability insurance. DW took a phone snapshot at an angle - not a good first impression.
Designer WallsDesigner Walls
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