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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 Joliet painters
Jean J.
This painting company did an excellent job! They showed up on time and my house looks fantastic. Highly recommend and will use this company again with future painting projects!!
Expressive ConstructionExpressive Construction
Patricia F.
Dylan was very responsive and came out to provide an estimate on a small paint job that would require a lot of time (brown spray paint splashed on white trim work). Not many painters would do this. He was easy to communicate with and the painter, Chase, was great. Once he finished the final coat of paint, you couldn't tell what he had painted over. I would use D-Wing Construction again.
DWing Construction-Painting Div.DWing Construction-Painting Div.
Gina T.
Tucci Construction power washed and painted my fence. They handled everything necessary to complete the job. He is very trustworthy and did an excellent job. I would highly recommend this company for painting and construction needs.
Tucci Custom ConstructionTucci Custom Construction
Shandra R.
Very prompt with responses and did a great job painting our office.
Odyssey Painting ServicesOdyssey Painting Services
Noeshia W.
They did an amazing job on painting my townhouse. They were able to get it done in two days. I love my new color and was very excited to see them paint. As soon as they were finished I immediately started decorating lol.
Expressive Cabinets ✨Expressive Cabinets ✨
Stephanie H.
Justin and his brother did a wonderful job painting our home. They sent us texts updating us everyday with the status of the project. They did a great job cleaning up everyday they were done working and a great job cleaning up after project was finished. We got an awesome high quality paint job for a very reasonable price. They were wonderful to work with.
The Paint BrigadeThe Paint Brigade
Jerry e.
Ken performed a fantastic job power washing, repairing and painting my home, I will definitely use him again for all my home improvement projects.
Spruze Up Home ImprovementSpruze Up Home Improvement
Ashley M.
Misael and Luis were super diligent. They arrived early and worked till the room was painted. I highly recommend their services. We love how everything turned out.
GM Construction IncGM Construction Inc
Zipporsha T.
My first experience with this contractor and I was pleasantly surprised especially on how thorough courteous and relatable he was. I would definitely use Paint Brigade again in the near future.
The Paint BrigadeThe Paint Brigade
Thumbtack Customer
Premier painting is my new go to contract!! After a bad experience with another contractor. Justin got my project back on track! LOOKS GREAT! Thank you, Frank
Premier Painting & CoatingsPremier Painting & Coatings
Benjamin R.
Terrible, no insurance, overpriced, fixed a crack in ceiling 2 times and it’s still there. Paint footprints up my stairs. Eat chips out of my house without asking or offered, asked me to get him a coffee, I said no and that was after I gave him coffee in the morning, disappeared for 6 1/2 hours. Told me I needed more paint with store closing in 10 mins. Ran to get paint and he had a stranger in my house I asked who are you? He didn’t respond. Very weird. To paint a 700sq ft ceiling he wanted $700 he said he charges $300 more if it needs a second coat. I asked him to give me my money back since he failed 2 times to fix the crack. Don’t waste your time. Reported him for not having insurance. nothing was done correctly and he is always late. nothing in writing or no reciepts. reporting to thumbtack and BBB. SHUT HIM DOWN
Horacio's PaintingHoracio's Painting
Carol M.
Andrew and his crew came in to my 3800 square-foot home and painted everything including doors trim an accent walls while I was out of town. Absolutely gorgeous great job Andrew. We look forward to using you again. Photos to come.
Elite RenovationElite Renovation
Gabriella M.
Amazing work! Was able to answer all my questions and showed up right when I was able to get painters into home. He did a beautiful job on our cabinets and also did a great job covering everything up while painting. I will absolutely be referring to many people! (:
CWN Advanced PaintingCWN Advanced Painting
Cristell M.
I am so thankful that I chose Denny to work for me, I can't say enough Denny and his Team did a Excellent Job in Painting my Celing, anytime I need work done ,I will be calling him, Arrive on time, very Professional and Quality work, what a Hardworking young man. Cristell Martin
Denny's All-Pro ServicesDenny's All-Pro Services
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