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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 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 Pro PaintingJohn's Pro 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
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
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
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Dany was fantastic! He gave us a very fair quote to paint our daughter's bedroom as well sa our closed-in front porch. The bedroom was pretty straightforward but the porch walls are wood siding. Dany was meticulous in taking care of our things while he was here, and his work was flawless. He completed both rooms in one day and offered to come back if we saw any minor flaws in the daylight (it was dark by the time he left; no flaws the next morning!). Really glad to have found Dany.
Dany's Custom RenovationsDany's Custom Renovations
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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