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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 Hanover Park painters
Thumbtack Customer
Didn't show up for the service after having confirmed it a few days prior. We bought the paint and removed the doors so he can paint them. Never showed up.
John's Pro PaintingJohn's Pro Painting
Jazmin B.
They did a great job painting the stucco at my house. I will highly recommend them.
JM Painting & StuccoJM Painting & Stucco
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony and Clyde did an excellent job painting our entire home. From the initial meeting for an estimate, they were very professional. They showed up on the agreed upon time and provided a really good estimate that was very competitive to the other bids I received from other painters on Thumbstack. The other great thing with these guys was that they take care of everything. They order the paint and pick it up for you, all you need to do was tell them what color you want painted in each of the rooms. That was actually the deciding factor for me when deciding who to choose as the painter, along with seeing other reviews and pictures of their work. Once the job started they were fantastic. They were very through with everything they did. They double coated all the walls and if my wife or I would tell them to touch up something if we saw some transparency they would take care of it right away. They even took care of some of the nail pops I pointed out and fixed them just because it looked bad with the new coat of paint on it. They could have asked for more money to fix them but they they didn't (I was really impressed with that level of service). These guys made it a point to keep the house clean. Everyday they would clean everything up and put all of their tools and paint in one corner of the house rather than having it be all over the place. They would take care of cleaning up the sink before they left and make sure no paint is left behind where they would wash their brushes. All in all Anthony and Clyde did an excellent job and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to paint their home. I already refer them to my friends and family every chance I get. Lastly, seeing is believing. Below are some before and after pictures. Thanks a lot for the great job Anthony and Clyde. My wife and I are very happy with the work.
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
PJ M.
Steve and his partner did an amazing job with our project of painting the interior of our home in preparation to list it for sale. The attention to detail and options given for our project were top notch! These guys work well together, are very professional and non-intrusive and are pretty reasonable. They worked in a methodical way and were organized throughout the process, leaving worksite spotless. We liked their work so much that we hired them immediately for another project of painting our garage! We highly recommend their work!
Painted 2 PerfectionPainted 2 Perfection
Ronald C.
UPDATE (4/7/2018): AVOID IKG AT ALL COSTS! Besides the horrendous job Tom did on my ceiling, he lied to me about refunding us our money after he said he would numerous times. I've tried contacting him several times and he's no longer responding to any of my messages. I filed a complaint against him with the Better Business Bureau, he ignored that. I filed a complaint through Thumbtack, he ignored that. I've now filed a complaint against him with the the Illinois Attorney General's office. Let's see if he ignores that. Tom, if you read this, just know that if you ignore my complaint with the IL AG and fail to refund me my money, I will seek another path to recoup my funds. I'm tired of playing games with you. We're going on a month of you playing these childish games. Just know, I'm not stopping until I get my money back. So, best of luck to you. Original review (3/10/2018): I'm not trying to bash the 2 kids that came by to do this job, but this is a really bad job. They came by around 9 pm (very thankful for working with my schedule), "repaired" a crack in the ceiling and then painted a small area of the ceiling. After patching the crack, they left for an hour. That was fine. That had to wait for the putty to dry so they could paint. They came back, painted the ceiling. As they were painting over the patch work, part of the sheetrock fell off. So the kid slapped more putty on there. I was hoping he would have just cut out the sheetrock, replaced it with fresh sheetrock, then painted it. But that's not what he did. When they finished, my wife and I weren't too pleased with the work done. But the kid said it'll look better after it dries. It's the next morning and the work that was done looks awful. The patchwork stands out like a sore thumb. The painting is spotty. This is really a bad job. I'm thankful they came out and worked with my schedule, and they were very friendly, very polite, good people, but this job is just really bad. For the money I spent, I could have just bought a tall enough ladder and did the job myself.
IKG Property Maintenance, Inc.IKG Property Maintenance, Inc.
Kelly P.
A&A Espinoza's Painting and Renovating were an excellent and easy choice for us! They were efficient and professional and the end result was better than we could have imagined! Their cost was extremely reasonable and they definitely could charge more for the quality of work they do! We are so pleased with their work we will definitely refer them to friends and family!
A & A Espinoza's Painting & RenovatingA & A Espinoza's Painting & Renovating
Thumbtack Customer
They did a quality job on painting and prep work, very professional, no complains and asked Joe to do extra work and got done. Can improve on controlling dust and in covering furnitures and cabinets. Overall good job. See you next time. Posted his work on FB for my friends to see. Thank you thumbtack.
Precision ImprovementPrecision Improvement
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