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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 Vernon Hills painters
Ferdous B.
Fantastic paint job with very professional communication. Hope to use him again!
D G constructionD G construction
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.
Sriram B.
Mike and Bill were super easy to work with and helpful right from the quotation to buying the material, all the way to the completed job. They went above and beyond to even help us out with a couple of minor fixes and touch ups that came up at the last minute. Highly recommend them - we will be using them again for future paint jobs around the house!
Encompass EnterprisesEncompass Enterprises
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
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