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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 Southbank painters
Greg I.
Nell’s Painting performed a complete exterior paint job on my house. They did a great job from selecting the right paint/color to touching up the last details. I would definitely recommend them for your next painting project.
Nells’ Painting, LLCNells’ Painting, LLC
Kristy I.
James and King’s Pro Paint did an awesome job painting my home. Very professional and easy to work with. Anyone looking for a professional and reasonably priced company should definitely contact King’s Pro Paint. I definitely look forward to working with James and King’s Pro Paint in the future.
King's Pro PaintsKing's Pro Paints
John was as advertised and more. The job he did painting our home was excellent. I will be doing business with him on any paint future projects and fully recommend him to anyone in need of paint services!
John j 3 int/ext painting & pressure washingJohn j 3 int/ext painting & pressure washing
Robert P.
Did a great job painting the inside of my house. High quality painting at a reasonable price. Highly recommend!
John j 3 int/ext painting & pressure washingJohn j 3 int/ext painting & pressure washing
Michael L.
very good paint company. I would hire them if you are looking for a 5 star paint company.
Calvary PaintCalvary Paint
Jessica D.
Excellent response. Did a fantastic job painting our condo on short notice. Very conscientious & careful painting
Mufasa painting & pressure washingMufasa painting & pressure washing
Carl X.
AJ did an awesome job painting our rooms. He helped with color selection and finish. We loved the job he and Mustafa completed. We will be contracting with All Original Painting to paint additional areas in our home!
All original painting services L.L.CAll original painting services L.L.C
Prahlad D.
Nick did a great job on our painting project. Great value for the price using high quality paint. Thanks again!
Intrepid Painting Services LLC.Intrepid Painting Services LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with Ed and his painting crew. Highly recommended for any painting/cleaning job that you need. Did a great job cleaning tile floors. Very professional and will definitely hire Ed again for my future painting needs.
K.N.E. Solutions, LLCK.N.E. Solutions, LLC
Emma A.
Andree did a great job painting almost all of our house. Our schedule kept changing and we wanted the house painted with a quick turn around. He was so accommodating and understanding. The paint job is wonderful. We will definitely contact him for more projects!
On-Demand Handyman & Painting Services LLCOn-Demand Handyman & Painting Services LLC
Stacy R.
Above All Drywall is partners with Armen Painting which is who actually did our painting. Both Armen and Jimmy were very punctual and professional.
Above All DrywallAbove All Drywall
Bill D.
I am completely satisfied with the exterior paint job on my house. The paint crew was professional and efficient. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
First Class Painting & More, LLCFirst Class Painting & More, LLC
Ashley W.
Ezekiel Painting and Home did an awesome job painting our porch. They were easy to communicate with and always respond promptly. We highly recommend them!
Ezekiel Painting & Home ImprovementEzekiel Painting & Home Improvement
Sean W.
I can highly recommend using Calvary Paint for your next painting project! I just finished the end-of-job walk though with the owner, Mark, and he and his painting partner, Ty, did a great job painting the exterior of my circa 1928 stucco-over-Spanish block home in historic Riverside. My wife and I have no idea when our home was last painted, so we were both especially pleased with the initial cleaning and prep-work they did before even lifting a brush. Calvary Paint made our ‘Club Continental’ color-themed imagining finally come to life and it is perfect...Thank you, Mark!
Calvary PaintCalvary Paint
Charles O.
Working with Prettiest in Paint was a great experience. They were very professional and did a great job at a great price. Would hire them again when we paint again.
Prettiest In Paint LLC.Prettiest In Paint LLC.
Tammy F.
They did a great job painting my living area, foyer and hallway. The best paint job I have seen in a long time. I highly recommend them.
Lopez painting service.Lopez painting service.
Karin H.
Happy to recommend King's Pro Paints. James was quick to get us on his schedule, worked efficiently (and clean!) and did a great job on our interior paint project.
King's Pro PaintsKing's Pro Paints
Rachel T.
Milen did a great job painting my office. He also touched up some areas of the bedroom that I had (badly) painted myself. Thanks so much!
Brillin Arts Inc.Brillin Arts Inc.
Emily S.
Jordan and his team did a great job! We were in process of purchasing a house and wanted to paint the interior prior to moving in. Jordan met us at the house on closing day and started painting the next day. They painted the walls, trim, doors and some ceilings in 3 1/2 days. We are very happy with the quality of work and the willingness to work with our schedule. We will be hiring them again for future exterior painting. Great job!
First Class Painting & More, LLCFirst Class Painting & More, LLC
Mike b.
We needed the whole house interior painted. Angel and his team did an excellent job. He was very prompt with all communication, was exceptionally professional and we are extremely pleased with the job. It was a great decision to hire Angel’s Painting, and would consider them again any time I had a need for paint work.
Painters & BrothersPainters & Brothers
Thumbtack Customer
Sent a two man team into paint the next day
V&G Quality Services LLCV&G Quality Services LLC
Christopher C.
Frank Faircloth is the best! I hired someone (known to me) to paint my condo while I was a way for a long weekend. He claimed he could paint and had painted a lot homes etc. Well, when I got home my condo was a disaster. The worst paint job I have ever seen. There was paint on the ceiling, the trim was half painted, paint on my furniture, and so much more. It was just awful and I was so distraught over this. My son posted pics on thumbtack and within 10 minutes Frank called and came over to look at my place within the hour. Even he was surprised at the paint job. We came to an agreement and scheduled an appointment for Frank to come and clean up, fix, repair, repaint my entire condo. I am 100% amazed at the fantastic job that Frank did. He was wonderful and kind. He worked all day to repair the paint job in my place and make me happy. I am very happy. I will recommend Frank to anyone. I wish I would have known him prior. If you need a paint job done. You should call Frank immediately, he is detailed, clean, and caring of your home and people. He has fair and reasonable rates too! Thank you so much Frank!
Faircloth Painting Company, LLCFaircloth Painting Company, LLC
Natalie R.
I highly recommend Prettiest in Paint. They painted our master bedroom, bathroom, and another guest bathroom. They did a wonderful job and were very clean. I would definitely hire them again.
Prettiest In Paint LLC.Prettiest In Paint LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Ed & Karen did a great job painting our son's room and new baby girls nursery. They caught a problem with the paint color in our son's room that allowed us to get just the shade we really needed without having to pay for more paint or labor. They showed real attention to detail and did great work with bright colors.
K.N.E. Solutions, LLCK.N.E. Solutions, LLC
Nathan R.
Had them paint my living room. They did an excellent job!
K.N.E. Solutions, LLCK.N.E. Solutions, LLC
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