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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 O Fallon painters
Owens Family O.
Aldi & Klevis are true professionals! We needed majority of our interior house painted. We contacted this team and Aldi showed up within days to provide a estimate. The team showed up promptly to begin the job. The cost was fair and the project was completed with perfection. They made our new house feel more like home. Not only did they complete the painting, Aldi agreed to sand, paint, & install our laundry room cabinets. Additionally, they will also complete the dry walling, taping, priming, and painting in our garage! We are glad that we contacted this team & we will definitely contact them for future projects.
Aldi Home Improvement LLCAldi Home Improvement LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The Board of Directors of the Stone Bridge Villas Condominium Association in O’Fallon, IL, contracted with the Barrale Brothers to paint the exterior siding, trim, doors & shutters, and garage doors on 16 residential units and the Association Clubhouse, a total of 7 buildings. Painting started on May 1, 2015, was finished on July 3, 2015, and was frequently interrupted by rain during the wettest period (May-June 2015) in O’Fallon history. The most impressive part of this job was the skill with which the Barrale Brothers applied a single, thick coat of paint to our units with no drips, no runs, no sags, and no slop-overs on adjacent items. The Barrale Brothers even removed (and replaced) shutters and downspouts to ensure a complete and uniform coat of paint on our units. Throughout the entire process, the Barrale Brothers were prompt, punctual, courteous, and enthusiastic. They made sure that our residents were not inconvenienced when front and garage doors were painted. Several of our residents specifically commented about the terrific job that our painting contractors were doing. The Board of Directors fully concurs with that assessment and eagerly anticipates their return next summer when we will paint another six buildings.
Barrale Painting & Remodeling  LLC.Barrale Painting & Remodeling LLC.
Jean C.
We were delighted with the work of Platinum painters. They did beautiful work, efficiently and on time. I heartily recommend this company to anyone looking for interior painting.
Platinum Home Improvements LLCPlatinum Home Improvements LLC
Marcia m.
He didn’t paint the wall between the door trim where 2 doors are side by side in two different areas. The wall is still white there where the rest of wall is gray
Weaver's Wallpapering CompanyWeaver's Wallpapering Company
Thumbtack Customer
We were really happy with Roedel painting. They showed up on time, were respectful when my baby was sleeping, and got our project done quickly. Would highly recommend!
Roedel PaintingRoedel Painting
Helen F.
Brandon made the entire process from start to finish so wonderful. His attention to detail and thoroughness was outstanding. Of all the homes I have owned he is the BEST painter I have ever hired! I would highly recommend him for your painting needs.
Plane Spoken WoodworksPlane Spoken Woodworks
James B.
Absolutely stunning work!!! Took the job on short noticed. Great pricing and military friendly. I will not hirer anyone else when I need paint work done. My mom saw the work and she is asking him for a job now, she is hard to impress but she was thoroughly impressed by his work. Highly recommended!
Positive Impact Painting, LLCPositive Impact Painting, LLC
Linda M.
Contacted Brittany for an estimate. She came out the next day. Had an estimate one day later. Patched all holes and dings and did amazing work on my 18 foot ceiling kitchen. She fixed my old painting mistakes in a bedroom as well. Reasonable and beautiful work. The kitchen was a rust color before and the bedroom was a dark purple.
Home Again PaintingHome Again Painting
Dorothy D.
Your work of painting the whole interior of my home, including ceilings, was done very professionally and looks great. I would definitely hire you for future remodeling jobs! Watching you work was amazing, so talented and neat! I love my home again, the new colors feel so good. Thank you so much. Also, thank you for the military discount.
Plane Spoken WoodworksPlane Spoken Woodworks
Lauren S.
My experience was great! We had many projects we wanted done. They came right away to give me a quote, and started work quicker than anyone else could. The price was MUCH better than any quote I received as well. We got new laminate flooring on our entire lower level, painted the entire interior of the house inclduing doors and baseboards, kitchen backsplash put in, painted the kitchen cabinets, and put stone around our fireplace. Everything was very detailed during the quote and I knew exactly what I was getting. They moved everything around and put everything back into place while painting, including hanging back up and even fixing some makeshift decorations I had rigged up in the house. I also had another contractor putting a countertop in for me which became quite a hassle, but these guys re worked their whole schedule to accommodate and were patient. They worked LONG days and weekends to finish in the time frame they told me even though I wasn’t in a hurry. Lastly, when I made the final payment I actually forgot I had already paid $1000 upfront and he made sure to correct that right away. I would have never known! They also always made sure to tidy up at the end of the day (even though I said don’t worry about it). My wife even told me not to call anyone else for other projects anymore! We will definitely be getting getting in touch when we decide to do some other projects. Thank you!
Aldi Home Improvement LLCAldi Home Improvement LLC
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