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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 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.

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 long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

Reviews for South Elgin painters
Adam D.
John was very responsive and professional. He painted our living and dining room ad well as our powder room. His work was great and very affordable. We are going to use him again for all our future painting needs and are recommending him to family and friends.
John's Pro PaintingJohn's Pro Painting
Ajay S.
High quality work, very responsive and at a great price! Gaytan’s painting not only did a great job painting my cabinets and staining my stair railing, but also came back to make touch ups. They did not want to leave me feeling less than 100% satisfied. I recommend them and I plan to use them in the future.
Gaytan’s PaintingGaytan’s Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony did interior painting in our home and he went above and beyond to ensure quality work. He was professional, fast, and very affordable. I will be calling him back for more work. Highly recommend him!
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Sandy M.
Nelson was really easy to work with. He was on time everyday, was neat, and his work was great. I WILL be calling him again for additional painting we need to have completed. He was at my house everyday for two weeks. Thanks for all your help Nelson!!!
Nelson's PaintingNelson's Painting
Phoebe S.
Karen was phenomenal!!! She reached out with a quote and was able to schedule me within the week. Work was amazing and can’t top the price. Best professional I have hired on thumbtack thus far and will be using her again when we need another room painted.
Karen's Home ServicesKaren's Home Services
Kimberly D.
Juan did an awesome job painting our exterior trim and three interior rooms (walls & ceilings). He was timely, professional and the quality of the job was excellent! If you are looking for a professional painter, I would recommend his services to clients looking for a job done right! Thank you.
Lone Star PaintingLone Star Painting
Regina W.
Property Pros LLC was great! Mike and his crew, Will & Adam did a beautiful repair and painting job. They started early and worked hard and our rooms look like new. Will & Adam did a nice cleanup of our home afterwards. I highly recommend Property Pros LLC and I will definitely be using them again, in the future. 👍
Property ProsProperty Pros
Shelly A.
In the beginning Rudy had some time management issues, but we let that go and hired them. Those issues continued throughout the job even to the point of finishing the job, 1 day later then said. I feel they rushed at the end to finish and the job got a little sloppy. My contract stated minor imperfections on walls would be fixed, no holes were filled nor were the walls sanded from the last painter so we now have paint blobs on our walls. In the end their billing system does not seem to reflect how quickly they want to be paid. Bill was received on Saturday early afternoon, voicemails and texts started to be left Sunday morning. Want to give a higher review because our cabinets look great, just wish the walls looked as good!
Resilient Finishes, Inc.Resilient Finishes, Inc.
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