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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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 Gurnee painters
Valerie G.
Roman was professional, easy to communicate with He was able to patch areas prior to painting. Very happy with the painting he did for us.
Detail oriented paintingDetail oriented painting
Prakash A.
I have gotten great painting service from his team. I would engage them next time for any painting needs.
Weddige Investment & RemodelingWeddige Investment & Remodeling
Daphne P.
Pro-Quality Painting did an AMAZING job! There was great communication and their work was truly pro-quality. We will use them again for any future painting projects.
Pro-Quality PaintingPro-Quality Painting
Verne T.
Carlos and his crew did exceptional painting work.
Pro-Quality PaintingPro-Quality Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We hired them for the painting the kitchen wall ceiling which had a couple of water stains and also for painting the deck. Ken did a good job fixing the stained portion and with the subsequent paint job. He is very sincere and prides himself on his work. As a result he is more keen on making sure the work is perfect and the customer is fully satisfied. They cleaned up nicely after the job as well.
KL PaintingKL Painting
Jordan S.
Carlos and Luis Were hired to do the exterior painting on my fathers home trim windows etc. All I can say is they hit a home run. This was just a great paint job at an unbeatable value. They went above and beyond repairing some of the neglected windows. Lets just say they are no longer neglected but look NEW! We are happy to do business with them and look forward to the interior painting in the winter! Give these guys a call before they are booked!
Pro-Quality PaintingPro-Quality Painting
Nasser K.
Clyde was a professional and did excellent work in the time period agreed upon for doing the job. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have some paint work done.
CWN Advanced PaintingCWN Advanced Painting
Elizabeth h.
I had cabinets painted and a backsplash installed. They worked on the project over a few weeks. They were able to help me give my kitchen an update that was affordable and came out beautiful.
Maritzas Painting and Remodeling IncMaritzas Painting and Remodeling Inc
Meegan M.
Carlos and his partner painted our kitchen and bathroom. They were prompt and professional. They did a great job at a fair price. We were very happy and would definitely use them again.
Pro-Quality PaintingPro-Quality Painting
Darcy K.
Anthony and his crew did a really nice job painting our home. The level of detail and quality of work were excellent and we are so happy with the finished work. We would highly recommend!
🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Johanna L.
Carlos and his partner did a beautiful job painting our family room/kitchen and ceiling. It honestly looks like BRAND NEW WALLS. Its gorgeous! He was kind. Professional. On time (early actually). The job was done quickly - but perfectly. They even cleaned every single thing up - including mopping my floors when they were done. I am so happy with his service we will continue to hire him for all future paint needs - WE could not be happier with the service or work. ABSOLUTELY HIRE HIM! You will be so happy!
Pro-Quality PaintingPro-Quality Painting
Mrs M.
We hired Anthony and his team to paint our kitchen and bathroom cabinets that needed a fresh update. Anthony was very prompt in his response and was able to complete the project against a tight timeline - I needed it done before a party. He is detail oriented and knowledgeable about his work. He took the time to inspect each cabinet with me once complete to touch up and make final refinements. He caulked everything and cleaned up after really well. He even helped to source a new track for our garbage cabinet that was broken and replaced wrong screws used in our hardware. Overall, I love the colors! I would recommend Anthony and looking forward to hire him for other paint projects.
🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
William L.
I have used many contractors and many painters. John quoted a very fair price, stuck to his quote, and let me provide my own paint. The work done was exceptional and fast. His punctuality was excellent as well. Easy to do business with and highly recommended. Without hesitation, I give 5 Stars.
Mike F.
Eddy, was very professional and did excellent work in a very quick time-frame. He was exactly what the Dr. ordered. If I ever had need to painting and patching, he would be the first person I call. The exterior needed some extra work and he breezed through it. He also did a small repair in my bathroom that was not originally discussed and again did an excellent job.
Benitez ConstructionBenitez Construction
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