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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 Fort Wayne painters
Cindy T.
Paint droppings on deck and vinyl railing. They left their empty Red Bull cans in yard. Some boards were not fully painted. Very unhappy!
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Lynn B.
Merritt painting did an amazing job on our outside of our home. They were on time everyday and rge quality of work shows. They had extra paint leftover from my front door and asked if they could paint my wooden chairs that needed it desperately at no extra charge. I will have them back again .
Merit PaintingMerit Painting
Jim A.
I would recommend this company. I only decided not to hire him because I have a relative that wants to paint my home. I would definitely consider Mendoza Painting.
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Melissa C.
I had Jc’s In and Out Painting LLC paint and do some drywall repair for my three bathrooms. They were on time, communicative, and honest. Not to mention the work they did was phenomenal. Great company to have any painting needs taken of. Thanks again to their whole team from quote to finished product. Appreciate it! M Curtis
Jc’s In and Out painting LLCJc’s In and Out painting LLC
Hillary K.
My experience with Mendoza Painting was great. They started working on my project almost a day or two later. Super friendly and did great work. We had our whole downstairs painted and it just refreshed everything. I am planning to hire them back for some exterior painting in the near future. Highly recommend, Thanks again!!
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Alicia e.
This guy is the total package! Did a great job painting and took just a few hours. Very professional and friendly. Arrived on time and responsive to my many questions. Will hire again for other pending painting projects!
Brian Winget PaintingBrian Winget Painting
Kevin D.
Painted the interior, changing from a deep blue to a medium gray. Work was flawless, one of the best paint jobs I have seen. He was on budget and did the job in less time than estimated. Will definitely hire again.
Brian Winget PaintingBrian Winget Painting
Bonita H.
Mendoza Painting did an excellent job. They were able to start the job the next day in order to finish the job before we moved in to our home. I would hire them again for any painting needs that I have.
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Jill S.
Excellent job painting my garage door and front door. Looks brand new!
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Ann M.
Brian is a kind and understanding guy. I will definitely consider him for any future painting jobs.
Brian Winget PaintingBrian Winget Painting
Michael B.
Excellent job caulk, prime and painting shed. Completed the job on time despite weather. I’ll hire again.
$249 Home Inspections$249 Home Inspections
Deb K.
Great job painting stairway, hallway and bathroom. Very helpful installing new kitchen faucet and outside faucets too.
Thomas Renovations LLCThomas Renovations LLC
Patrick E.
We were extremely happy with the work Mendoza Painting Company did on our house. They were punctual, respectful and professional.
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
William H.
My wife and I are very pleased with the job that Mike has done. His attention to detail is unmatched, it's as if he is painting his own house. In addition, Mike is very personable and easy to work with. We highly recommend Mike for any exterior painting projects and we will definitely call Mike for any future projects.
Thomas Renovations LLCThomas Renovations LLC
Aj N.
Patrick was great and did a good job at a reasonable price. Will definitely call him up for future paint job if he is available.
Superior Painting ServicesSuperior Painting Services
Bruce D.
Even though it was a basement family room, they did a good job painting it, but we thought they could have been a little neater.
Eddys Drywall and Painting LLCEddys Drywall and Painting LLC
James W.
Painted the exterior of our very large house. Bisalio did an excellent job. On time, and attention to detail. I would highly recommend him.
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Brian H.
We had Cody do some painting for us. He was very prompt and did a beautiful job. We would definitely hire him again.
Visionary Renovations LLCVisionary Renovations LLC
Steve P.
I would recommend Rich to anyone. He was awesome and very easy to work with. Top notch, high character guy that did a lot of painting for us.
$249 Home Inspections$249 Home Inspections
Katie H.
Brian was quick to quote me a price, and when I miscommunicated the amount of work that was going to be needed, he was equally as quick to adjust to the new needs. He was incredibly accommodating and went above and beyond with his service excellence! He also did an excellent job painting my room with high ceilings, textured walls, and many different angles. I will definitely be using Brian for future painting jobs!
Brian Winget PaintingBrian Winget Painting
Marie H.
He was so kind, so flexible, so professional, and so efficient. I absolutely love the floor he painted and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone in Fort Wayne! Such great work!
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Kathy K.
Mendoza and his team are spectacular! I just can't get over how quickly they completed the job and it looks fantastic! I have high ceilings and they even patched a few places in the ceiling for me, no extra charge! He is professional and friendly. I have referred him to friends and family because if his great quality work for reasonable prices. I didn't mind buying the paint. I knew what I wanted and he didn't mind. I will be calling him again for future painting.
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Sarah L.
Cody’s service exceeded all of our expectations. I contacted him and within 15 minutes he reached out. We scheduled the service, the price was reasonable, and he finished several hours under his expected completion time. His painting skills were perfect. He was charming, polite, professional, and passionate about his business. Within two days our rooms we had painted were completed. I will definitely use Cody again and recommend him to anyone looking for a painter.
Visionary Renovations LLCVisionary Renovations LLC
Ashlee S.
My experience was excellent. Got a quote on Saturday and they were able start Monday and complete the job in 2 days, including painting our stair railing white from a stained oak. Our house looking amazing and totally refreshed.
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Keith L.
We had set a date and it ended up raining all week ...they were out the next Monday and completed the job in a two days ...I had the front part of my house painted which is wood and it looks great ...altogether great job !
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
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