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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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a painter when social distancing?

If you hire a painter, maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times, sanitize involved surfaces and spaces, and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. When contacting and consulting with a painter, make sure you discuss a plan that will keep everyone safe while the painter works on your project.

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 Elmhurst painters
Robert B.
Nice and clean paint job.
Velecs&Co DecoratingVelecs&Co Decorating
Armand M.
Baeza painting are great group of painters. Great price for repainting our cabinets. Really nice guys, very respectful and polite. Our cabinets was a wine color stain and now they are a beautiful off white. Highly recommend Baeza painting for your painting needs.
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Madison O.
They did such a great job painting my walls, I'm having them come back to paint my cabinets. I would highly recommend working with Chwalek.
Chwalek Painting & ConstructionChwalek Painting & Construction
Madison O.
These guys do exceptional work! They painted the rooms in our house and they did such a good job that we hired them to paint our kitchen. The cabinets are beautiful and look brand new. We will continue to hire this father/son duo to do many projects around our house including exterior paint, repairing drywall and odd jobs. They were punctual and very easy to work with. I highly recommend hiring the Chwalek team!
Chwalek Painting & ConstructionChwalek Painting & Construction
Charu B.
Daniel did a great job painting my garage walls. I will surely seek his help again.
Perfect Touch PaintingPerfect Touch Painting
Christina L.
Sebastian did an amazing job with an interior paint job! He showed up to quote and was able to start within a week! We will be using him again in the future!
Sebastian KiellerSebastian Kieller
Amanda G.
Fantastic job with interior painting. On time, professional and very thorough. Ended up hiring him again a few days later to finish another project! Highly recommended.
Gold century painting incGold century painting inc
Rachel L.
When Josh came out to do an estimate on painting 2 newly renovated apartments I was looking forward to working with him. He appeared very professional, said he was available right away, and that it would be a quick 2 day job. He knew from the start I had a hard deadline of the 30th as cleaners were to come today. He was suppose to start Monday morning at 8. When I arrived at the project site to let him in Monday and he wasn’t there I saw an email from him 45 mins prior that said he couldn’t make it for personal reasons. Showed up Tuesday and painted the ceilings and walls of 1 apartment. Canceled last minute again on Wednesday. He got irritated when I questioned the ability to finish the job by Friday when he hadn’t edged a thing in the one unit and still had the whole other unit to do. He painted Thursday and Friday. I showed up Saturday morning to find a sloppy job was done, paint trays left behind, complete areas he forgot to edge, zero taping and sloppy work done on base boards, paint on vanities, ect. When I sent him the photos and a text about my disappointment with the job and that I would withhold what needed to be fixed from payment (something that I had to do with another contractor due to damage and was met with zero attitude) there was zero apologies, no accountability for any of the issues, just a whole bunch of demanding full payment by 4:30 and threatening to get his lawyer involved. The owner of the building (subsequently my dad which apparently irritated josh for some unknown reason) called him to talk about it and was met with a demand of full payment and refusal to discuss anything and being hung up on. Josh ignored my calls to discuss the additional $72 processing fee on the invoice but sent rapid fire texts to my phone defending his unprofessionalism. Overall, don’t hire him for quality paint work. Josh May be good at powerwashing and gutter cleaning but his painting skills are severely lacking. He is also the most hot headed defensive contractor I have ever worked with and is a head ache to deal with. Save yourself the hassle and spend more on the real paint professionals
Josh N' Paints & Home ServicesJosh N' Paints & Home Services
Melanie W.
Will and victory painting were great to work with and the crew especially Ed were great. Efficient, professional and friendly. Any touch ups needed were handled immediately. Would use this company again in a heartbeat. Thank you for your hard work!
Victory1Painting IncVictory1Painting Inc
Thumbtack Customer
John was everything we'd hoped for in a painter. He did great work, was very professional in his communications before and during the job, was flexible as our timelines shifted, and was reasonably priced. We will definitely be hiring him again for our next painting project!
John's PaintingJohn's Painting
Craig M.
Alejandro was very quick to respond to my inquiry and came the next morning to give me a quote and discuss the project. He explained his pricing which I thought was very reasonable and when we added a few extra things to the original plan, he was more than accommodating and willing to do the work for a bit extra $. The paint came out great, very neat, no spills or drips and we are very happy with the finished work. Will have him come back for some inside projects this fall!
Alejandro’s Painting and RemodelingAlejandro’s Painting and Remodeling
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