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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 Vernon Hills painters
Ferdous B.
Fantastic paint job with very professional communication. Hope to use him again!
D G constructionD G construction
Samantha R.
We had Big League Painting complete an exterior paint job on our house and they did a great job! There was a lot of rotted wood damage and they fixed it, looking brand new. We worked with Alex and he was extremely responsive. We have recommended Big League to some of our neighbors and family members as well.
Big League PaintingBig League Painting
Chris C.
She did a great job. I am really happy with how the rooms turned out . I would definitely use her again for other painting projects .
A Girl and a BrushA Girl and a Brush
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos and his men did the painting for my new house. They did all 3 bedrooms , Living, Dining and the Kitchen with an Accent wall in the family room. The accent wall was his idea. I have to say he has done a. Phenomenally good job of painting my walls. The bathroom and one bedroom needed him to do some additional work which he put in without any grievance. He initially said he needed 4 days but even with the additional work he finished in 3 days. He also stated 2 days ahead of schedule which shows he is very vey flexible. After they finished the job they left the place with out a single blemish in the walls or the floors or any trims that they did not work on. Absolutely no fumes or dust of any kind. I would strongly suggest everyone to get Carlos for their painting needs. I would strongly recommend Charlie's panting for everyone's painting needs...
Pro-Quality PaintingPro-Quality Painting
Abhishek S.
It was great working with Richard. Being a first time buyer, we had lot of questions and he explained everything in details. Even helped to finalize the color we wanted and was very flexible till the last minute. Paint work was awesome through out the house, specially the kids room. We had him do some design and make a sea-cloud pattern with 2 colors. It came out really nice. Would contact him again for my future paint work and highly recommend Richard for his work and professionalism.
RTL PaintersRTL Painters
Sheri R.
Sergei was just great. He came out to paint a wall and repair some drywall and ended up hanging some light fixtures. Prices very reasonable and the quality of work was impeccable. He’s very punctual and finished everything in a very timely manner. We will definitely be using him for some additional work in the near future!
Velecs&Co DecoratingVelecs&Co Decorating
Dan D.
Kris was great to work with. High quality work at an honest price. Quoted the projected on a Thursday and got it done in about 1,5 days and even fixed some other minor paint flaws without being asked. Anytime i needed anything or had a question he responded back immediately. Couldn't be more pleased with the job and how it looks.
Kryber Artistic Remodeling Inc.Kryber Artistic Remodeling Inc.
Daniel G.
Boti and Alin were excellent to work with. They gave me a fair quote and backed it up with professional work. They were on time every day, they cleaned up after themselves, and they kept us updated throughout the process. I felt comfortable leaving them at home with my wife during the day. I would highly recommend you use them for any interior painting work…
Expressive ConstructionExpressive Construction
Amy D.
Cesar and his team did an incredible job painting our entire house and fulfilling all our design visions with customized paneling. They were efficient, responsive, and dedicated to doing the job right. Cesar worked around our schedule despite being very busy, and we were so appreciative. I would HIGHLY recommend Estrada Renovations for any of your home improvement jobs!
Estrada renovationsEstrada renovations
Thumbtack Customer
Nick has been amazing. He was super responsive to my inquiry and has met every commitment thus far. I was having a difficult time picking out my paint colors and he was very patient and made some great suggestions. Nick and the crew have been very prompt and have kept the house neat. We are almost done and everything looks amazing! I would highly recommend Nick.
Nick's Custom PaintingNick's Custom Painting
Nicole C.
My husband and I were impressed and completely satisfied with the results of our cabinets. The professionalism during the entire process was outstanding. Patrick walked us through the project and explained the process of cabinet painting in detail. Romero was so great and it’s easy to tell he really takes pride in the perfection of his craft. I’m so glad we went with this company. We would easily choose them over and over again! Thank you!
Big League PaintingBig League Painting
Mansi A.
Trae was very responsive right from the beginning. We have moved into a new home and needed to paint a room and touch up at few other places. As the work unfolded, new tasks were added. Trae was very willing to adapt to the changes. His attitude to work is remarkable. The quality of his work is very good. Our walls look very clean and elegant. I would definitely hire Trae again for more such work in the future.
Lewis ServicesLewis Services
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