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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Westchester painters
Charles H.
Victory1 Painting started on time and they were courteous and professional.
Victory1Painting IncVictory1Painting Inc
Dirk M.
Ivan and Ricardo did excellent work painting our bedrooms and closets. Ivan was very responsive and we were lucky to catch them with quick availability. He helped us pick high quality paints and get a good deal on them, and their attention to detail in the closets, trim, and cutting the ceiling gave us a great look. He went above and beyond pulling up old carpeting as well. Highly recommend for painting and other work.
Legacy RMI CorporationLegacy RMI Corporation
Todd R.
These guys are the best. Go the extra mile to make sure job is done right. Highly recommend and will be using them again in the fall to paint our garage.
Painting Brothers Remodeling corpPainting Brothers Remodeling corp
Laura S.
Everything about this job was fantastic! l Anthony is wonderful to work with his professionalism and integrity are of the highest caliper. Will recommend him to anyone needing painting work done!
Buona PaintingBuona Painting
Lauren P.
I couldn't be happier with this service. He was flexible, efficient, and even ran out to get more paint (that I was providing!) Mid project because I was working from home. 110% recommend Eddie for your next project!
In-Line PaintersIn-Line Painters
Thumbtack Customer
While not all the work done was poor, unfortunately, due to their own unforeseen issues they were very rushed to finish our project and the quality greatly suffered. We ended up having to finish up the paint job in one room as you could see very visible paint stroke marks where you would cut in. In addition, there were spots in the basement that were not completed by the windows and some issues with patching and trim work. I think this company needs to work on their customer service and communication. Customer Service - If the customer is not happy with service it's typically not standard practice to blame the customer. Whether or not you charge a customer for the service, once you commit to the work it's ultimately your responsibility and the job that you do should reflect how you want your customer to perceive your company. Communication - everyone has personal emergencies and it's totally understandable. However, if you know there is some where you have to go, maybe don't call your customer a half hour after your expected to be there. My only other feedback is to offer your customers the choice of paint type, had I realized, I would not have selected Flat paint for my home (especially the bathroom). This was a miss on my part as well, but something I should call out to any future customers.
Elite RenovationElite Renovation
Sabrina W.
I am so thankful CormanConstruction was available to paint my living room ceiling on short notice just before the holidays. Another company fixed a visible crack in the drywall and couldn’t return to paint until a few days later, but had me feeling like my living room was being held hostage with the furniture removed and the walls being covered. CormanConstructions arrived a few hours after our initial connection. The work was completed in a timely fashion. He cleaned up the mess from the drywall repair, helped moved furniture back into the room and got my living room looking fabulous. Thank you, CormanConstruction
Corman Home PaintingCorman Home Painting
Beth A.
Will and Enoch did an incredible job painting our kitchen and living room. Demetric gave our kitchen backsplash a new look and we couldn't be happier. Will and his remarkable team exceeded our expectations. We're already planning our next project with Victory1. My husband and I highly recommend them!
Victory1Painting IncVictory1Painting Inc
Deborah K.
Initially I was very impressed with K Cabinet. They came out to my home in early May and answered all my questions. I was seriously considering hiring them. After they left I called to inquire inquire if they had insurance and I was told “for painting”. Anyway I waited a few days to get a quote and I followed up five days later because I hadn’t heard from them and I was told that they didn’t quote me because they didn’t think I wanted them since I required insurance which is not what I had said I just asked if they had insurance. So I asked him to please send me a quote and Anthony never responded. Lastly when he came to my home he said it would take about three weeks turnaround for the doors and about three days to paint the boxes of the cabinets. Five days later when I contacted him I was told they wouldn’t be available to start until August.
K CabinetK Cabinet
Cleophas B.
I had the good fortune of locating these professionals on thumbtack and I also the pleasure with working with them. The whole team were great to work with and handled all of our needs daily until the painting project was completed to our satisfaction. These folks came in, set up and started working and paid very particular and close attention to our detail areas of concern. I have recommended this company to two of our friends who say they are hiring them after they saw the work. Thanks Fred and team for a excellent job.
Brothers PaintingBrothers Painting
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