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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Oak Park painters
Tiffiny B.
John did a great job with a tricky painting project for us. He was professional, friendly and I'd recommend him for any painting job.
John's PaintingJohn's Painting
Kathy M.
Can’t say enough..Kamil’s painting was spot on outstanding. Family and friends coming into my home all commented on the excellent paint job.
Szlem paintingSzlem painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mickey and his assistant did a good job. The task was to paint the interior of an older home with plaster walls. They were able to paint it within the allotted time and manage the challenges inherent in painting older homes like uneven edges and surfaces very diligently. Ultimately, our house looked new and refreshed! I will definitely call Mickey again next time I have a major painting job.
Mickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design PaintingMickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design Painting
Jay m.
Great experience with Sixto and his crew painting several rooms in our house. His estimate was accurate, but he was also flexible and reasonable when adding addition work to the scope. When I have more painting work, I’ll be sure to give him a call!
fermont, Inc.fermont, Inc.
Dan S.
CHV did an outstanding job painting nearly 50 laminate cabinets / drawers in my kitchen. They were reliable and punctual, and finished the job a day ahead of schedule. Best of all, the cabinets now look brand new, and you legitimately cannot tell that their white finish was painted on rather than having been manufactured that way.
Jeanie C.
Mickey was easy to work with and did high quality work. I would definitely use him again for another painting job.
Mickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design PaintingMickey's Pro Painting FKA Interior Design Painting
Lauren B.
Adrian and his team did a good job on my cabinets. The color is beautiful and was exactly what I wanted. My only complaint is that the airbrushing got everywhere and now paint started to chip within 60 days of the cabinets being painted so touch ups will have to be done. It was still a great way to have my kitchen refreshed.
Precision PaintingPrecision Painting
Niles T.
Kamil’s painting was outstanding. He was quick to communicate, had a fair price, completed the job in the time he stated. I highly recommend.
Szlem paintingSzlem painting
Kim G.
Sebastian did wonderful painting for us! He was prompt, thorough, and friendly A very hard worker. I hope to hire him again
Sebastian KiellerSebastian Kieller
Katherine M.
Modern X Painting did a wonderful job on my condo. I would hire them again. They were professional, friendly and on time.
Sebastian KiellerSebastian Kieller
Jeff T.
Rich is the best paint professional I've worked with. He's great at communication, the work is fast and looks great. You won't be disappointed by going with Rich.
RTL PaintersRTL Painters
Eldridge M.
Excellent job on repainting my Main Room and hallway. No paint drip, perfect edging. I definitely would rehire. A little pricey though.
Expressive ConstructionExpressive Construction
Joshua K.
The Millan team were fantastic. We just bought a house a wanted the entire inside re-painted before we moved in. Not only did Millan underbid every other painter that came to the house for a quote but, they were also the only painters that came with paint on their clothes. I just had a feeling they would be legit. One of the painters from another company, gave an estimate 12k higher than Millan. I have no idea what I would have gotten for that price that the Millan team didn’t provide. They were perfect, they did everything I asked for, with care, skill and professionalism. Were on time everyday, finished the job on time, used quality Sherman Williams paint and came in at an unbeatable price. I will use them for every paint job I have in the future and cannot recommend them enough, they did a fantasy job, we are beyond happy and satisfied!!! Thanks Millan Team!
Millan Painting Inc.Millan Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We hired RAM Renovation to paint most of our interior. They were highly professional, communicative, and punctual. We were very pleased with the work and have already recommended them to others.
Ram Renovation & DesignRam Renovation & Design
Nancy H.
I hired Clyde to do some painting for e new condo I purchased. He and his crew did an excellent job. They were efficient, professional, and very neat. The quality of their work was excellent
CWN Advanced PaintingCWN Advanced Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Roger and Ricardo did excellent work at very short notice. Color matching was perfect, and they were helpful in the selection. They were very careful in removing and replacing items while making space to paint. Will recommend them !
Ri Ro PaintingRi Ro Painting
Seungwon A.
Alex helped to paint our home 1st to 2nd floor for popcorn ceiling removal and painting and the 3rd floor for painting. During the project, he always texts/responds to me right away even if he was late 10 minutes. I am so impressed that even if his crew made a small mistake he wants to take responsibility. In the aspect of work, he is very detailed, professional, and reasonable. He figures out small minor things to fix or repaint and he is careful as well. Most of Alex's work is great we are satisfied with his work quality and if we have more job definitely, we will contact him and you will know soon if you meet him. One thing I want to mention here is that if you plan to do any project ask him if he is knowledgeable (Construction/repair), and he will give you good suggestions.
Corman Home Painting ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Corman Home Painting ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kathryn B.
Alex was priced very fairly, was easy to work with, responsive, punctual, and ultimately did a great job painting my cabinets (some of which were going from a very dark blue to white) and walls. Will definitely hire him again.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Corman Cabinet painting⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Corman Cabinet painting
Lorena D.
Anthony and his painters did an excellent job . 👏 Knocked out my paint job in 1 day. Price was very fair for the job. Very nice guy. I totally recommend his company. Honest, reliable, and thorough.
🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Bob A.
Nice people but the quality of work was low. Ceiling on our first floor wasn't properly painted. There were spots that needed a second coat. Micromanagement in this situation might've helped. I rated 3 stars because they were nice people.
G&S Painting ServicesG&S Painting Services
Jessica K.
We used Dream Remodelz to paint most of the interior of our old home. We had a great experience through the whole process. Mustafa was timely and professional in providing a quote and the quote was very reasonable. They were flexible with scheduling when I needed to shift the dates of the project and make changes to the scope of the project. And, most importantly, they did a great job - very professional and thorough. They repaired all of my old, hole-y plaster walls and it looks so nice now! I’m very happy with my experience and we already lined them up to paint our garage.
Thumbtack Customer
Raul was a pleasure to work with, very professional. He and his co-worker did a fabulous paint job on the exterior of my home. Very quick workers& priced fair. I will definitely be using them for future jobs. I highly recommend this guys!! Thanks again Raul
Ram Renovation & DesignRam Renovation & Design
Billy D.
Lewis Services did a great job on my walls. Going from some deep vibrant colors to a warm white was no easy task and required lots of paint and time. Lewis was commuted to doing a good job on my new home. I am very grateful he came back to do an additional coat to ensure the job looked complete.
Lewis ServicesLewis Services
Michell J.
Professional, prompt and affordable are just a few words to describe Joe and the quality painting/patch work he's done at our home. He was easy to work with and ended up helping us with other projects during our renovation. If you're looking for a trustworthy guy who does quality work- call him up. I would recommend him to anyone.
Fulton RevivalsFulton Revivals
Desta W.
I hired the Dream Remodelz team to do some exterior painting on my 100+ year old Victorian house, much of it was detail work in 4 colors. I am very happy with the work quality. The heat and humidity was oppressive, but Miguel and company always came on time and worked the whole day. I was also impressed by their courteous responses whenever I had a question or concern. I had that “the customer is always right” feeling. The let me know they job was not done until I had given them a thumbs up. Well done.
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