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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 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 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.

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.

Reviews for Fort Wayne painters
Thumbtack Customer
Jay was very informative and was easy to work with. He painted my entire house (minus 3 bedrooms) in 2 days. Very fast work and knows what he is doing. If you are concerned about getting paint on the ceiling, let me help you rest assured, he did NOT get any paint on our ceilings!
Lambert's Residential Painting And More LLCLambert's Residential Painting And More 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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Jason painted my entire house interior. He was quick, proficient, and clean. The paint job looked very professional. He was very easy to work details out with and had fast, easy communication. I will definitely be saving him for future work.
Lambert's Residential Painting And More LLCLambert's Residential Painting And More LLC
Jill S.
Excellent job painting my garage door and front door. Looks brand new!
Mendoza Painting and Drywall LLCMendoza Painting and Drywall LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jack painted the exterior of our house and we were extremely happy with his work. He is very friendly, charged a fair price that included all paint. The rainy weather caused the job to run long but can't hold him responsible for that. He was here every day that it was not pouring rain. Will definitely use Jack again. In fact two of my neighbors and my daughter also hired him to do their paint jobs. Thanks Jack see ya soon :)
J. Eslick RenovationsJ. Eslick Renovations
Michael B.
Excellent job caulk, prime and painting shed. Completed the job on time despite weather. I’ll hire again.
Bleich Home (Inspection) ServicesBleich Home (Inspection) Services
Thumbtack Customer
Painted entire house. Did a great job, added more work and he was happy to give us timely estimates and finished work when he said he would. We were very pleased and would recommend Mr. Davies for any inside or outside painting projects. Excellent work at a very fair price.
Davies PaintingDavies Painting
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
Deb K.
Great job painting stairway, hallway and bathroom. Very helpful installing new kitchen faucet and outside faucets too.
Thomas Renovations LLCThomas Renovations 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
Robert S.
Good quality work, affordable prices and great communications on all aspects of the painting job. Having him come back for the deck.
Lambert's Residential Painting And More LLCLambert's Residential Painting And More LLC
Thumbtack Customer
On time the day scheduled to paint bathrooms and laundry room; completed nicely in timely manner. Courteous and professional while working. I'm
J. Eslick RenovationsJ. Eslick Renovations
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
Thumbtack Customer
We had Kevin paint our entire main living area, basement, entry, and all 4 bathrooms. He was always prompt, polite, clean, and did an amazing job. I liked how Kevin clearly communicated what was finished for the day and what the next day's painting would entail. Kevin was flexible and clearly worked very hard each day!!
Davies PaintingDavies Painting
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.
Bleich Home (Inspection) ServicesBleich Home (Inspection) Services
Thumbtack Customer
Super courteous, honest and professional. Great work at a very fair price - I have friends who paid 50 percent more for lesser work right here in town. Very efficient on paint quote too - we were right down to the last can of Sherwin Williams. Also very patient with our indecision at the beginning, and he shared his professional expertise. He painted our whole house and we love it. Thank you!
Davies PaintingDavies 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
Thumbtack Customer
Jack fixed the cracks in my 11 ft. ceiling and then painted my entire living room and the ceiling in my bedroom. It is amazing to watch him work. He is very professional and protected everything with plastic. He moved all my furniture and pictures for me, which was necessary because I am disabled. He works very quickly but still does an excellent job. The price he quoted me was very reasonable and that also included the paint. I would definitely recommend him.
J. Eslick RenovationsJ. Eslick Renovations
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
Thumbtack Customer
Was on time each day kept the area clean. Cleaned up each day before he left. Went out of his way to make sure we were not displaced during the time he was painting
J. Eslick RenovationsJ. Eslick Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
She helped with several projects around our house, including painting our vaulted living room and fixing drywall issues. She did a very good job, at an affordable price. Very pleasant to work with!
Paint Plus inc.Paint Plus inc.
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
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted my full two story house painted on the exterior. Jay was super fast in giving me an estimate, and was very clear in what exactly he would do, and a time line for completion. I chose Jay for the job, and he was punctual and kept his work environment clean. There were a few days that it rained and Jay would call those mornings to make sure I knew why he wasn't painting those days, which was obviously due to weather. I am happy to say I will be calling Jay for future jobs, and will confidently refer him to my family and friends. My house looks amazing!
Lambert's Residential Painting And More LLCLambert's Residential Painting And More LLC
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