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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Elgin painters
Bina J.
The guy who worked on my kitchen cabinet is really nice he covered the area before painting very nicely was punctual and finished the work on time. The reason for 3 stars. The paint used on the cabinets comes off very easily, not worth the time and money. You can ask them to use some other paint or they should tell the paint company that their customers are having this problem.
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony did a great job on interior painting of my house. The job was challenging because of wallpaper that was difficult to remove. The price was reasonable and the result excellent. I also had some exterior shutters painted with great results. I am looking to have additional exterior painting done and will provide a follow-up on that as well.
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Frank B.
Anthony and his crew were fantastic, they did a great job at a great price. I highly recommend Advanced Painting and Power Washing. Also I hired them for a second job, painting the exterior of my house.
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Thumbtack Customer
It was a small bathroom ceiling. That now looks better after getting painted.
Paint and Point, Inc.Paint and Point, Inc.
Heather W.
I hired Mike to demo tiling and paint my rental home so I could put it on the market. He ended up leaving huge holes in the wall after demo and didn’t respond ( two weeks now) about finishing painting the garage.
Property ProsProperty Pros
Maxwell C.
It is a pleasant experience to have Dream Remodelz to paint my house after I move out. The painter has done good job on painting workmanship and the project is completed on planned schedule. Thanks Mike for prompt response to all my inquiries and follow through the entire project.
Matthew C.
Philip was a great guy and did a great job. Would work with him again for any painting needs.
Philip ColonnaPhilip Colonna
Thumbtack Customer
Very punctual and professional. Did a great job painting and cleanup after the job was done. Will use them again.
Brian's PaintingBrian's Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mario did a great job. Showed up when he said he was going through and even stuck around through a 90 minute power outage to finish the job. The paint colors were not the easiest to work with but Mario did a great job painting multiple coats and making sure everything looked good.
DMT Painting Drywall Finishing & MoreDMT Painting Drywall Finishing & More
Very professional, dependable, excellent work painting my house interior and reasonably price. I will highly recommend him.
Lopez pro paintingLopez pro painting
Thumbtack Customer
Dan, Tank you for the help! If I have future painting work, you are the first one on my list! Charlie
Dany's Custom RenovationsDany's Custom Renovations
Laura C.
Beautiful job painting my older home. Trim, walls and even kitchen cabinets. All look like new!!
Gaytan’s PaintingGaytan’s Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Dean and his crew are wonderful to work with. They did a great job with exterior painting and also with handyman and carpenter jobs. Highly recommend.
The Resolute Building GroupThe Resolute Building Group
Kathleen H.
We are delighted with the work Painting Brothers did on our house. They power-washed our filthy old siding, found paint that matched our newly sided room addition and did a super, mess-free job of making our house all one fresh color again. Everyone was knowledgeable, skilled and friendly. We strongly recommend this company!
Painting Brothers corpPainting Brothers corp
Peter D.
Anythony and his team have now done two projects for me. Both time I fell it was a fair price and better then that a great job. I wouldn’t look anywhere else but advanced painting for all my painting needs. Anthony always goes above and beyond to get the job done and make it right. Appreciate your work!
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Jennifer Z.
Very flexible with scheduling however that should been the first warning. Primary concern was that he used a contractor grade paint from Sherwin-Williams (promar 200) in both my kids room and laundry room which I only became aware of after attempting to use a wet paper towel to wipe off something from the wall and it took the paint completely off the wall. After looking at the paint can with the leftover paint and contacting Sherwin-Williams they continue to inform me that this is a very inexpensive contractor grade paint and they do not recommend it. In fact they don't even have on their floor for viewing purposes as it is not washable\wipeable\dry erasable. When reached out to the painter the main take away from his texts will was that boys will be boys and offered to come back to repaint one wall however after I agreed for him to do this he would not further return my text messages. At this point having to hire another painter to repaint all three rooms. Big waste of my money extremely disappointed and upset would not recommend.
Designer WallsDesigner Walls
Sasha G.
Guellermo was really good. I recommended him to my family so we will use his painting skills again. Really satisfied!!
MNM Painting and DecoratingMNM Painting and Decorating
Nichole K.
My hallway looks absolutely beautiful now that it is finished! I plan on having them come back to paint the rest of my house very soon!
Velecs&co DecoratingVelecs&co Decorating
Irene K.
Phillip painted our 17 foot foyer. He paid attention to detail, did quality work and had very good communication skills. We definitely will hire him again!
Philip ColonnaPhilip Colonna
Thumbtack Customer
Exterior painting of house, trim and shed Roberto was excellent. He responded to our request on thumbtack immediately. He told us how long the job would take and he finished on time. His attention to detail is superb, he moved cable wires out of the way to paint and replaced them when done. I am very happy with his quality of work and his prices are very reasonable I will refer him to my family and friends. Thanks much Roberto.
R & R Coatings Services Inc.R & R Coatings Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They stained our cedar siding. Overall job was done quickly and well. Some issues with paint on screens and windows which Sam resolved in a timely manner. Would use again in future happy with final out come.
Home Enhancers Painting & DeckingHome Enhancers Painting & Decking
Vanessa K.
I hired him to paint my bedroom and put in a new ceiling fan! He did a great job and was for a great price! Am looking for him to do other things in the house as well and have recommended him to other friends as well.
cumbe construction and remodeling.inccumbe construction and remodeling.inc
Thumbtack Customer
I had all of the ceilings in my house painted, seven rooms plus 3 bathrooms and a small office. In addition I had some wall paper that was loose. They did it all in a little over two days. They were clean and careful in their work
Paint and Point, Inc.Paint and Point, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Terry was the first to respond via Thumbtack and was very prompt on communication. He was very reasonable and the power washing was great. They also painted all our trim and did a good job and were very friendly and accommodating. Because they were a 2 man crew it might have been a bit slower then a big team but they did a good job.
Integrity Power WashIntegrity Power Wash
Atif H.
I would highly recommend Steve for quality painting. We loved his color recommendations and he was so easy to work with. The results came out amazing the way we wanted. His team was very professional and did the job at a very reasonable rate. They showed up everyday on time and ready to go. I will definitely be working with them again.
Steve's Superstar PaintingSteve's Superstar Painting
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