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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.

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 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 expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

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Reviews for Chicago Heights painters
Paulette E.
They did a really great job on painting our home I sent a request for a painting job and they responded quickly. They were very nice and friendly and did a great job with making our house look beautiful. Thanks again you guys
SPM Cleaning and General Services
Brenda P.
My overall experience with Paint Masters have been just excellent Scott is the most professional person I have met in a long time his pricing is great everything that he said that he would do was done and then some. While living out of a motel, after the sell of our condo Scott was given the key to our new home he showed up every morning to let himself in and started working, he worked all day into the evening he promised the job would be done in 5 to 7 days and my entire house was painted. His prices were more than half of what all of the painters wanted to charge us. The entire process was very simple I went up to Sherwin-Williams picked out my colors brought him back the samples, we had a discussion on what type of paints to use he purchased the paints on his account using his discount picked it up. I gave him a small deposit on the job and when the work was completed he then was paid. I will use Paint Masters again and again I most definitely will recommend them to all of my friends and family and I highly recommend them to you. You don't have to look any further call Scott from Paint Masters get the job done right the first time save yourself a lot of money and a lot of aggravation. I am so lucky to have found a great painter and made a good friend
Paintmasters LLCPaintmasters LLC
Brittney C.
Painted and patched my commercial space. I had an amazing experience! Professional even when I wasn’t. Priced just right. Book this company!!! Will definitely be booking him for the bathroom and trim.
MaxPro ConstructionMaxPro Construction
Rickia P.
Kathy and her partner were Awesome! I receive a quick response to my initial inquiry and was able to get my last minute project completed before my event. My cabinets and drawers were black with multiple coats of old paint on them and the ladies took their time thoroughly cleaning, stripping, and sanding before applying the new paint. The finished product was beautiful! Kathy even went the extra mile to follow up the day after my event, to see how the party went and to ensure that I was satisfied with her work! Great experience, from beginning to end, and highly recommended!
Painted Pretty CabinetsPainted Pretty Cabinets
Charlotte G.
Did not complete the job. Said he could do a design on the wall and wasn’t able to it. Painted the door and it’s not done well at all. I was not satisfied at all. Took longer than expected, did not clean up after. Was not a good experience would not recommend.
Ernestos first class painting LLC.Ernestos first class painting LLC.
L. J.
I definitely HIGHLY recommend Kroi construction. Genc came out and gave me several estimates on work that I want done in my home. He even started & finished one of the jobs the same day. He did a phenomenal job painting the exterior of my home. I am already working to schedule this company for a lot more work! I give them an A+. Very friendly and easy to work with!
KROI Construction & DesignKROI Construction & Design
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