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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Portage Park 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
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
Steven H.
Javier was quick to respond regarding initial inquiry and estimate. Quick to prepare work for the project: painting 1 Bed 1 Bath painted from ceiling to floorboards. This was during the heavy snow, and a pipe burst right before 1st day painting destroying the ceiling and walls in several areas. Javier was able to provide a plumber in the emergency, dry/prep the unit, and repair the drywall for painting. The crew finished with the emergency repairs & painting quicker than expected. They are also responsive if you need them to come back if you see anything that needs to be addressed. When the weather gets warmer, they are returning to paint thyroid exterior. I would recommend them if anyone needs their house painted.
J & E PaintingJ & E Painting
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
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!
Dany's Custom RenovationsDany's Custom Renovations
Holly H.
Chris was amazing! He gave us a great deal and completed the painting quickly and beautifully. Would definitely recommend for all your painting needs!
K R REMODELING INC.K R REMODELING INC.
Jacqueline W.
Great and fast turnaround on painting request.
MNM Painting and DecoratingMNM Painting and Decorating
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
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
I can't recommend Ecopia Painting enough. They were very professional, polite, courteous, on-time, and did GREAT work. Ecopia "got" my painting project - its goals & objectives, and delivered exactly the solution I was after - at a very effective price. Five stars is not enough - 10 for Ecopia Painting!
Ecopia Painting, LLCEcopia Painting, LLC
Andre B.
Nice i loved my paint job
Tiffany's PaintingTiffany's Painting
Diane R.
Price was very reasonable and paint job was good.
Eddie CamanaEddie Camana
Joe G.
Sun painting was incredibly responsive and professional. They were very prompt, efficient and did a wonderful job with repairs and painting. I would absolutely use them again and highly recommend!
SunpaintingSunpainting
Shannon S.
Great painter. As with everything get it in writing what you want painted, closets, trim, etc.. also be mindful about drop clothes covering your belongings, paint sometimes splatters
K R REMODELING INC.K R REMODELING INC.
Ang S.
Quality painting can improve by standing by there word. I hired Quality painting to paint 2 bedrooms and to do repair work on one of the bedroom ceilings. I express to Carlos I wasn't satisfied with the ceiling work it doesn't look like it was even touched with repair work and paint he blamed it on the humidity in my home and stated they will come out to redo its been 3 weeks 2 emails and a text later no word back. So disappointed.
Quality PaintingQuality Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic communication, paint job, and price. Thanks Dany!
Dany's Custom RenovationsDany's Custom Renovations
Cathy K.
Ecopia Painting did an exceptional job painting our condo! We are very happy with their work and would definitely recommend them to other people. The quality of their work and the responsiveness and professionalism of their company was outstanding.
Ecopia Painting, LLCEcopia Painting, LLC
Alfie S.
Peter did an excellent job on painting the stairwell.. He was.responsve and prompt. Will be used him again soon for some exterior painting. I'll definitely refer him to family/friends. Thanks again for the great work!
Caraballo RemodelingCaraballo Remodeling
Kirstin C.
Absolutely amazing, we had a bad experience with other paint and he was so accommodating and helpful!!! Did an amazing job with fixing the paint and being efficient! Also very nice and professional! Will absolutely use again!!!!
VestaSun Construction & Coco’s cleaningVestaSun Construction & Coco’s cleaning
Tamara B.
Angel and his partner painted my basement. They were wonderful! He responded very quickly to my inquiry and he was very flexible with his schedule!! Thank you very much for the wonderful paint job!
G & G paintersG & G painters
Cathy L.
Victory1 Painting gave me a fair price and then did a professional job both by being punctual and in the painting. When I needed a few areas fixed, they came right back and fixed it to satisfaction. It was an excellent experience.
Victory1Painting IncVictory1Painting Inc
Jamie A.
Ric did the most amazing job with redoing and painting our kitchen cabinets and painting our master bedroom. He was punctual, helped us with knowledge of home repair! We cannot thank him enough!
Busy B Home Improvements LLC  (licensed and ins...Busy B Home Improvements LLC (licensed and ins...
Nikki K.
Francisco did an amazing job painting first floor of my building. He is very professional and punctual and gave great advice on color and typ of paint to use. I would hire him again in a minute!
Francisco RojasFrancisco Rojas
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