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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 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 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.

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.

Reviews for Saint Charles painters
Brandon J.
Juan does great work! Hired for painting 2 bedrooms. Very thorough, quality work but also fast! Will definitely be using them again for all future painting work. They really went the extra mile!
J.R. Bros painting & Remodeling inc.J.R. Bros painting & Remodeling inc.
Virginia K.
Fantastic work done by Baeza painting. Very reasonable price. Extremely professional work done.
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Thad A.
Great workers, excellent work. The did dry wall repair and painting. Turned out awesome.
Brothers PaintingBrothers Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Great work, prompt, reliable, clean & friendly. We plan to have him back n the fall for more painting.
Thomas D Painting Inc.Thomas D Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We had several projects completed yesterday. The workmanship was remarkable! Our deck has never looked so good, we also had a mailbox with a post in the ground installed, they went the extra mile and even added a brace on the ground for the post! They replaced and painted several boards and the door facing. The cleanup was exceptional! We plan to hire them to paint the inside of our home soon!
The Resolute Building GroupThe Resolute Building Group
Elena P.
Anthony is very polite and responsive. At the end you have to decide cost versus quality. The general painting job completed looked good but repairs and prep were below average as well as attention paint splatters . In the long run having a friendly contractor and responsive and significantly cheaper than the others and a decently good job was my deciding factor. Certain details like the imperfect repair jobs and the paint splatter will bother me while I am attentive since I am still cleaning from when they left. Overtime I probably won't notice them so the money saved is worth the bit of frustration. You decide.
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Home Enhancers to paint the exterior of our house. Sam made himself available to come quote us right away and was great about educating us on the proper way to caulk and paint cedar siding. Sam's team did an amazing job; they were professional, clean and worked efficiently. We will definitely hire Home Enhancers in the future and would happily recommend them to our family and friends!
Home Enhancers Painting & DeckingHome Enhancers Painting & Decking
Anita C.
Painting done on Wednesday, 5/7 starting around 10:30 a.m. and finished at 9:00 p.m. Because it was dark, we couldn't really inspect the finished product. Unfortunately my husband and I spent 6 hours the next day removing tape, touching up and removing paint on closet built-ins, flooring, appliances in the laundry room and carpet in bdrm and hallway. Ceiling paint coverage including some walls incomplete meaning we will be fixing all of the shoddy work ourselves over the next few days. The job was totally unprofessional and we are extremely disappointed. I would never use this company again nor give any kind of recommendation.
Natural Kutz and MoreNatural Kutz and More
Jim F.
I had my gutters and facias painted by Eric. He did a great job and got the job done in one day. He did it at a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend.
Baeza painting, LLCBaeza painting, LLC
Linda P.
Roberto and his team were very professional and got the work done in a timely manner. They were also very pleasant and respectful while working in my home. I recommend this company and will use their services again when I need painting/drywall repair done.
R & R Coatings Services Inc.R & R Coatings Services Inc.
Mike S.
I needed a small sunroom painted. He was supposed to start at 9 and asked to start at 10 the day of the job. Eventually showed up at 10:30 and spent most of the day on his phone. At 1:30 he leaves to go fix a job which was poorly completed because that homeowner was really upset and not leaving him alone. I text him (which had been an effective method to reach him before the day he came over to paint) to see when he would be back and how much longer he needed to get the job done. He didn’t respond until 4:30 when he showed back up. The guy who was on his phone all day at my house didn’t get my text while he was gone somehow. He mentioned he would do his best to do the job that night but he seemed to be giving himself an out for the job to run into a second day. I was pretty disappointed and told him we will do the work ourselves and I invited him to leave. In 3 hours he painted two small strips of the wall. My wife finished the rest of the room in less time. He does poor work, is unprofessional, and slow moving.
Steve's Superstar PaintingSteve's Superstar Painting
Thumbtack Customer
My company just hired Kris to paint and add a glaze finish to some bead board we installed on a ceiling. My clients and I could not be happier with how it turned out! Kris is not just a painter, he is a true artist and expert in what he does. He kept me informed on the status of the project, protected the clients home and belongings, was on time, and completely professional in all his interactions with me and my clients. I highly recommend him and am excited to work with Kris in the future!
Kryber Artistic Remodeling Inc.Kryber Artistic Remodeling Inc.
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