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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 Park West painters
Mary G.
Ecopia Painting quality of work is right on! Arrived with professional paint and tools to properly prepare the walls prior to painting over very dark paint. Great job and worth the price, would recommend to anyone looking for good work at a good price. Thank you!
Ecopia Painting, LLCEcopia Painting, LLC
Tom h.
Amazing job, went above snd beyond to make walls look as if they had never been patched and painted We will be using David’s painting for all our furniture painting jobs
David’s painting servicesDavid’s painting services
Leila A.
They were very responsive and did a high-quality job of painting the walls. They supplied all the paint and materials needed.
CWN Advanced PaintingCWN Advanced Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Edmond and his team did a great and timely paint job for my condo. It looks great and he took time to address the details for what I needed. For my next paint job I will hire Fernandez Painting.
Efj DesignEfj Design
Keval S.
Angelo did an awesome job with painting and doing it in a timely manner. I will definitely use him for all of my painting needs.
Hampton P&RHampton P&R
Jai D.
Juan was very professional and did a good job painting our apartment. We would recommend him for your paint project.
Panchito's PaintingPanchito's Painting
Jeevan R T.
These guys did an amazing job at my condo. Starting from paint color selection and all the painting work was excellent. I also liked the flexibility that they had with helping me. I would definitely recommend this company for any paint job.
dubb workshopdubb workshop
Troy S.
Mike did an awesome job on the painting in my apartment at a great value. Would definitely hire him again for future painting needs!
Gold century painting incGold century painting inc
Pam M.
Poor attention to detail. No taping, color on the white ceiling, poor job on spackling the few holes, paint on the carpet, places where the paint did not cover. They clearly painted only one coat. And they were pretty slow. Overall very disappointed.
Senshi Construction LLCSenshi Construction LLC
Caitlyn L.
Milian Painting did a fantastic job painting our bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. They came in and finished everything up in a day. Would recommend.
Millan Painting Inc.Millan Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I had a quick turnaround for getting our new office painted and Dany's team was able to help right away. They painted our entire 5,000 square foot office with 3 different colors/types of paint including whiteboard paint. His team was very professional and Dany was very understanding with edits to the scope of work. Thanks for all of your help!
Fidelium InteriorsFidelium Interiors
Roxanna H.
Mata Painting did an absolute wonderful job painting my 1 bedroom, 1 bath. This was a full unit paint including replacing door casing/baseboards in the entire unit. Mata Painting took the paint from a a very bright orange to a neutral white/cream. The work was completed professionally, the workers were timely and the estimate provided up front was firm - no surprise changes or hidden fees/costs. Overwhelmingly Omar went over and beyond directing the painters work and keeping me updated with status for completion throughout the process. Definitely will recommend Mata Painting and I’ll definitely use them again.
MATA PAINTINGMATA PAINTING
Kathreen b.
Mata painting is exceptional in responsiveness, professionalism, and competitive pricing. If you’re looking for the right person to hire for your painting work, your search stops here!
MATA PAINTINGMATA PAINTING
Kate F.
Corman Construction did a great job on various paint projects at my house! Punctual and pleasant and professional and the paint job was great! I highly recommend!!
Corman Home Painting ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Corman Home Painting ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Karla H.
Great experience working with Expressive Painting
Expressive ConstructionExpressive Construction
Jacqueline W.
Great and fast turnaround on painting request.
MNM Painting and DecoratingMNM Painting and Decorating
Bret D.
I had 4 different painting companies give me an estimate for a full paint home with 3-floors. David’s Painting Service beat all of the other bids by over $1000! The communication, coordination and quality of work was exceptional! I’ve been in real estate in the Property Management business for 22 years. I would hire David Painting Services again without question! Nice job David!!
David’s painting servicesDavid’s painting services
Reva B.
V1 Painting did a great job with a recent painting project we hired them for! They were responsive, prompt and did fantastic work. I highly recommend.
Victory1Painting IncVictory1Painting Inc
Amanda D.
Professional and good communication. Painting was finished nicely in a timely fashion. Had an area of the wall patched where a curtain rod was, and let me tell you - after Markus finished patching and painting it, it looks like the curtain rod was never even there! Just on a side note, be sure to be clear whether you want the walls sanded before they're painted, as wall imperfections may show through the paint if not sanded.
Victory1Painting IncVictory1Painting Inc
Hadell j.
I picked the right paint company to paint our living room dining room and kitchen. He promptly answered our Service call came out gave estimate and materials needed . Troy the headcof the Vivrett group made the head ache of painting a house a breeze .His crew did a amazing job. If you want agreat painting or contract work hes the best worth every penny
The Vivrett GroupThe Vivrett Group
Thumbtack Customer
Marcin from Ecopia was very professional through the whole process. I had Ecopia paint my bathroom and they took me through everything they would need to do to make it look great. The estimate was very fair and the actual painting was quick and clean. I highly recommend this painting company.
Ecopia Painting, LLCEcopia Painting, LLC
LEONARD T.
Nicholas was great. We had someone paint for us a couple weeks before Nicholas, I can tell the difference to detail that was carried out when Nicholas painted!
Leyva's Painting & DecoratingLeyva's Painting & Decorating
Diane R.
Price was very reasonable and paint job was good.
Eddie CamanaEddie Camana
Linda N.
Victory 1 Painting was respectful of my home. Crew prepped before starting to paint; covered furnishing, stairway, taped around frames, etc etc. I interviewed 3 other company's for the job & was annoyed after each meeting. The quotes were absolutely ridiculous. Often contractors quote based on appearance of home thus determining what they think you should be able to pay. Victory 1 Painting is the only company that actually measured the paint area & sent me a written quote couple of days later. The other paint company’s looked around & yelped out a figure 😱. The completed paint job by Victory 1 Painting is neat & beautiful. I am totally pleased. I would love to attach photos but, the house is not back in order. I will try to submit photos later.
Victory1Painting IncVictory1Painting Inc
Ilyas A.
Great job painting our brick wall!
JM Painting & Stucco incJM Painting & Stucco inc
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