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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 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 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.

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 long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

Reviews for Lafayette painters
Thumbtack Customer
Allen was great! So polite and everything was very clean. No paint on ceilings, great clean seams. He even went above and beyond and helped me move furniture.
A&K PaintingA&K Painting
Yahira S.
They did an EXCELLENT job. I will definitely hire them again. They were able to compete many different type of tasks such as patching & painting, hardware installation, light switches & sockets, etc. I would consider them a good personal handyman.
Athenian Construction Management LLCAthenian Construction Management LLC
Mark H.
I hired them to do some interior painting and some odd jobs to get my house ready to put on the market. I thought their price was reasonable and they worked overtime to get it done in 3 days like they said they would. I'm planning to contact them for work in the future, at our new house.
Promised Land Masonry  & Contracting LLCPromised Land Masonry & Contracting LLC
Eric G.
Had an outdoor covered patio, deck railing and two indoor rooms painted. Matias and his team were very punctual arriving when they said they would. All the work was completed in two days with the team working nearly 12 hours the first day. They are hard working professionals and wouldn't hesitate to hire them again.
Albino M painting LLCAlbino M painting LLC
Scott W.
Chris reached out to ME after I was searching for an interior residential paint job, no trim (7+ rooms, 3 bathrooms). Ratings are based on 5 stars Quality: 4 stars Their quality was "adequate". They did quite well on the walls and most important cutting, but overall very poor cutting around trim, even many noticeable areas. This comment on cutting work excludes Paul who does AMAZING cutting work and should likely be committed to doing the cutting - its some of the best I have seen. Overall we are happy with the work they did, its better than much of what we read and there is no horror story here! We will need to repaint almost all of our trim however which is annoying Communication: 1 star They offer 1 year guarantee but are impossible to reach. They were difficult to communicate with during the job, not informing us of planned arrival time each day, or departure (9am, 11am? Leave at 5pm, 8pm?). After the job, I cannot reach Chris or Jamie x 4 weeks, 3 calls per week and texts. This is regarding receipts for paint (double the estimated cost), not even about the poor cutting which we will just fix ourselves. On week 2, Jamie had reached out stating her phone had broken, and promised to catch up and get these to me, however another 2 weeks without any contact back despite my attempts Overall 2/5 stars, due to poor administrative reliability They are adequate and have a fair price, we are happy with the work except the trim but I would find a more professional company. We found several within the same price range that would have simply had a 2 week waiting period, and would press our luck with someone else next time. They have no ability to contact them and should you have a larger problem, you may be straight out of luck. Due to the unreliable communication, this would make me hesitant to work with Chris again I will update this review should they ever contact me
O'Rardons RenovationsO'Rardons Renovations
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