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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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

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 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.

Reviews for Naperville painters
Kerrie B.
We are very pleased with the quality of work that Millan Painting provided. They painted our 20’ living room ceilings and walls, including our mud room, kitchen, breakfast area, and family room with great precision. And when we wanted a certain wall color to be darkened, they took the paint to Sherwin Williams and had them make the paint one shade darker and re-painted our wall, and only charged us the extra cost of the gallon of paint. Yay! We will definitely use their services again for our next painting project.
Millan Painting Inc.Millan Painting Inc.
Allan f.
Victory1 did a great job painting our stairway to the basement. I would recommend them for your painting needs.
Victory1Painting IncVictory1Painting Inc
Colleen N.
Painting was done well.
Brothers PaintingBrothers Painting
Danny l.
I will never do a paint job/project on my own...These guys are world class and the 'BEST IN THE CLASS'...I strongly recommend that you consider The Paint Champions for your next pro …"
The Paint ChampionsThe Paint Champions
Thumbtack Customer
Rick did a great job painting our house.
Painters EdgePainters Edge
Anand N.
Charles did a decent job getting my rooms painted!
Odyssey Painting ServicesOdyssey Painting Services
Fan Z.
Daniel has done a perfect job for our painting project. He really shows his passion on this profession and his professional way of dealing with every detail. I will not hesitate to hire him for any future painting job.
Perfect Touch PaintingPerfect Touch Painting
Jessica S.
Charles did an excellent job on our stairs. I would highly recommend Odessy painting. He had the best prices and finished the job in three days. I can’t say enough good things about Odessy painting!
Odyssey Painting ServicesOdyssey Painting Services
Kristina K.
If you want quality work and are crazy about straight lines and perfectionism when it comes to painting then look no further. They painted my whole house, including windows, doors and baseboards. These quys do quality work for a reasonable price. Really happy with their work!
SamyPainterSamyPainter
Kevin d.
Joel and team transformed our home with a nice coat of fresh paint. Amazing job!
JR. Painting & Stucco Inc.JR. Painting & Stucco Inc.
Brad B.
Richard and team did a great job with painting my staircase. Would highly recommend.
RTL PaintersRTL Painters
Kevin b.
Rudy did a great job for us painted our basement ceiling and 2 bedrooms
Resilient Finishes, Inc.Resilient Finishes, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Extremely affordable, and the staff took the time to show me a few problems with the wood they were painting.
Paint and Point, Inc.Paint and Point, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Joe & his team did a fantastic job painting our home. They were very efficient, tidy, and very detailed. I appreciated the level of communication that Joe provided. We would definitely use Joe & his team again for either painting or other home renovation projects.
Window King - Los AngelesWindow King - Los Angeles
Jennifer O.
Josh painted the trim on my house, doing the job right. Although the rooflines are somewhat challenging, he managed everything singlehandedly, problem-solving on the job and completing work in one day. I’m looking to paint the interior of my home soon, and I’d definitely consider hiring him again.
Josh N' Paints & Home ServicesJosh N' Paints & Home Services
James P.
Excellent experience with Brothers Painting. The guys painted 5 rooms and finished in 4 days time. I have nothing but good things to say for both the quality and value of their work. The job took a bit longer than the planned 3 days, but it was worth it. I will be hiring them again in the future.
Brothers PaintingBrothers Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Todd and Kevin did a nice job patching and painting my stairway and hall, as well as caulking and painting the trim work. Got the job done very efficiently and were complete even before they said they would be. I'm very happy with the work and the value, will be using them again for other projects.
On Point Renovations LLCOn Point Renovations LLC
Christina L.
Paint brigade was great! They made the entire process easy and were always very responsive. I felt comfortable having them in my home even when I was at work. Every room came out exactly how I had envisioned and they made the entire paint ordering process beyond easy!
The Paint BrigadeThe Paint Brigade
Sanil T.
Daniel did an excellent job painting out garage basement and bedroom. He was very professional and quality of work was great.
Perfect Touch PaintingPerfect Touch Painting
Tom N.
We had a great experience with Nelson and hope to work with him again soon on additional painting projects. Thank you
Nelson's PaintingNelson's Painting
Jerry G.
Luke’s did a high quality job in cleaning, staining and painting a pair of large, iron and wood gates to a trash area.
Luke’s Painting and Faux FinishingLuke’s Painting and Faux Finishing
Binesh B.
Eric is fabulous! Value for the work and very neatly finished! I would strongly recommend him for your painting needs
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Vickki T.
Erick and his team are great! He painted my kitchen and master bath. They also added some trim work on our island, which added to the beauty of the paint job. His prices are reasonable and we got more than our money's worth. I will definitely have him do other work in our home.
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Rob M.
This is the best this old shed has looked in years! Genc is great - he not only bought the paint and materials and did all the prep and painting, he also repaired some rotten sections, reassembled a door and cut and replaced old, damaged lattice. Around both the shed, and our deck. Very nice work. Highly recommended!
KROI Construction & DesignKROI Construction & Design
Eric O.
Great company to work with. They did a great job with the flooring installation and interior painting. Easy to communicate with and very responsive. Highly recommended.
Bundled Property SolutionsBundled Property Solutions
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