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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 Valparaiso painters
Jacquelyn B.
GTO Painting, did a great job painting my master bedroom and bathroom. When I first inquired about the painting project, they immediately responded and continued to respond in a quick professional manner throughout the entire process! They were able to complete the project in a quick time frame and it looks fantastic!
GTO PAINTINGGTO PAINTING
Thumbtack Customer
I needed several rooms in my home painted- some had not seen fresh paint in over 15 years so they were rough. Mike was the man for the job- very knowledgeable, professional, and the price was reasonable. The rooms came out amazing. Now I can put my house on the market with confidence. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs paint work done.
Xquisite Painting & Decorating, LLCXquisite Painting & Decorating, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was satisfied with all the Xquisite painting did for me! I hired them to paint the exterior of my home and they delivered great results! From the very beginning all the way through the process, Mike was very good at communicating with me and explaining everything in detail. From the selection of the paint colors to explaining the why's behind everything they were doing, Mike did a really nice job of keeping me well informed. They also did a really nice job paying attention to all of the little details to ensure the final product looked amazing! Eric did a really nice job scraping off all of the old peeling paint (unfortunately there was a lot of it) to ensure a smooth surface to put the new paint on. Overall, I was very happy with the work both Mike and Eric did to ensure my home looked amazing when they were finished! I would hire them again for all of my painting needs.
Xquisite Painting & Decorating, LLCXquisite Painting & Decorating, LLC
Doug W.
I can’t say enough about Mike and his crew... Fair price, on time & friendly. Excellent paint job all the way around & extremely clean! I highly recommend Xquisite to anyone looking for a professional paint job at a fair price. You wont be disappointed!
Xquisite Painting & Decorating, LLCXquisite Painting & Decorating, LLC
Lonette A.
Late the first day, but did get job finished in two days as they said they would. They had to come back to clean paint up off the floors after they had left for the last time, but they did come back. After all was said and done, paint job was fine.
Cortez Painting & DrywallCortez Painting & Drywall
Mark W.
They showed up in the time they said they would. They did a proposal job on the walls. They clean up everything afterwards. They also told me after the paint dried if I found some spots that look like it extra coat let him know and he come back and touch it up. He all left the extra paint for me if I wanted to paint other room I could. I gave Ryan a big thumbs up👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏 Thank you Ryan for a job well done Mark West
Tidy LLCTidy LLC
Linda J.
We hired Xquisite Painting & Decorating to paint several rooms in our home. Mike came out to the house and provided detailed information about what work he would be doing and a time frame to complete the project. We are very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. Mike and his crew have been working in our home for the past week. They are doing an outstanding job. The ceiling in our family room had previously been plastered and painted and was very poorly done. Mike replastered the area and it looks wonderful. He and his crew are excellent painters and we are very pleased with their work. We are also impressed with the attention to detail in regard to making sure we are comfortable during this project. They have been very helpful to us in moving furniture, etc. to which we are very grateful. They clean up at the end of the day and even wipe down the floors, vacuum carpets and dust furniture. We would highly recommend them and will not hesitate to have them come back to our home when more painting is needed. As an added note, they are right on time to complete the job.
Xquisite Painting & Decorating, LLCXquisite Painting & Decorating, LLC
Judy K.
We had most of the interior rooms painted, including baseboards, window trim and doors and Mike did an excellent job. We will definitely be calling him again to finish the rest of the house after making some major home renovations next year.
Xquisite Painting & Decorating, LLCXquisite Painting & Decorating, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Quick, professional, reasonably priced. I had the guys come out because we'd just bought a house and I had an injury that prevented me from painting. I filled out the info online and they gave me a rough estimate based on that which was $$$ so we checked out someone else. However, comparing the reviews showed these guys had the best by far (for good reason). So we had them come out and the in-person estimate after seeing the job was significantly less, hundreds of dollars. So keep it in mind that they can only give a rough estimate without seeing the space. We actually tacked on more space (including a vaulted ceiling) and it still came below the original estimate by ~$200. They did everything quickly and responded immediately when we had an issue. I actually prefer an issue to come up, as long as it's not major, so you can see how a company will handle it. They handled it awesomely! The primary cause from the issue was nothing they did: we asked for a rush job so they squeezed us in and they couldn't see some things as the paint wasn't fully dry. Within 24hrs of me calling they came out to fix it, add another coat in a couple spots. This was a small amount of 're-do' work compared to the overall scope of the job. As I said some things are hard to see until the paint is fully dry. They were super professional and courteous, they took care of us and our home and I highly recommend them!!! If I need another professional paint job this is who I will call.
Paintmasters LLCPaintmasters LLC
Kathryn E.
I was delighted when this company was able to start painting my home as soon as my flooring was installed. The communication between the owner and myself was excellent. If he needed to come 15-30 minutes late, he called. He was upfront with costs and what the payment covered. He laid out everything that would happen each day and what he needed from me, if anything. He even gave his honest opinion about different coloring choices and the newest trends. He and his partner were very respectful of my personal space and went out of their way to clean up each night. This company did an excellent job with painting a canvas of color to each room. When I asked if he could change all the trim from a brown wood color to white, he changed his schedule for me and painted all baseboards, trim around doors, and all the doors in a beautiful gloss that just shines. It changed the whole look of the home. His company does xquisite work. I would rehire him in a heartbeat. This company goes way above and beyond to please the customer. The pictures below show the beautiful workmanship. Remember one thing…you get what you pay for!!
Xquisite Painting & Decorating, LLCXquisite Painting & Decorating, LLC
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