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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Ashburn interior painters
Jerry B.
Iris and her team did a great job painting the interior of my house. The team was punctual, professional, and was responsive to my paint requirements. They moved my belongings with care and made sure the house was prepped for painting.
B.I PaintingB.I Painting
Shruti M.
Nery's work is best for the value he provides. He is very punctual and very good at providing a response. We hired them for Interior painting and Deck painting. They did an excellent job.In future, we will surely consider them hiring again.
Saskya's Painting RenovationsSaskya's Painting Renovations
Bill K.
Sergiu did an amazing paint job in our house .. getting 20+ foot foyer, kitchen, Dining, living room and stairway painted. The job was done in a timely fashion with so much professionalism! We definitely will recommend Sergiu and his team!! Looking forward to getting more projects done with ALS interiors in the near future.
ALS Interiors DMVALS Interiors DMV
Karen J.
We hired JB painting to do some work on our rental property. They did interior painting which included walls, trims, and doors. They also fixed loose wood in the deck, pressure washed, and painted the deck. Benjamin and his staff were very professional. He was prompt in meeting me, gave me a fair and reasonable quote, was extremely professional and finished the job on time with no issues. The paint job inside the house and on the deck is exceptional. I've saved his contact info and would definitely hire him for future jobs. Highly recommend!
JB PaintingJB Painting
Peter L.
Ben and team did a phenomenal job. I can’t say enough how impressed I was with the painting they did. They made sure everything was covered so paint didn’t get around the house and they delivered exactly on their timing. I’ve had several compliments on how good the house looks with the fresh coat of paint. I was so pleased with the job they did painting the full interior of my townhouse that I asked Ben to patch some drywall on the basement ceiling. I can’t tell there was ever any holes in the ceiling - and Ben did it in under three hours. Truly impressive. I’ll definitely use Ben and team again - and I highly recommend them to others.
JB PaintingJB Painting
Chech V.
Miguel and his team did a fabulous job painting the interior main level of our house. His price was reasonable. He was prompt and finished the job on time. His team was professional and very responsive to make sure the job was done to our satisfaction. I would highly recommend Miguel and will use him for future projects. Thanks Miguel and team!
Henriquez Painting Services and HandymanHenriquez Painting Services and Handyman
Sheila A.
Wow! That’s the word that best describes our experience with D&B Drywall and Painting. We had a very short window to get the interior of our house painted (ceilings, walls, trim, doors on 2 levels) and Jose and his team completed the work in 3 days. He was an absolute professional from the day he quoted the price, which was very, very reasonable , straight through to the end of the project. I’ve paid a higher price for lower quality work in the past so I consider D&B Drywall and Painting a real find. In fact we had them paint the foundation and the walk-up stairwell as well. The house looks beautiful and it’s ready to go on the market. We will definitely be using Jose and his team again!
D&B Drywall and painting
Michael W.
Wilmer is one of the best contractors I've worked with. He was punctual and professional at all times. He was responsive when we requested a quote and showed up within a day for a free estimate, and he provided us with a very competitive quote. He also provided some good advice on our interior painting project that helped us make some key decisions. When it was time to do the job he showed up on time and treated my house with a lot of care, ensuring nothing was damaged or dirty during the job. He and his team did an outstanding job with the work throughout the house with a lot of attention to detail. They also fixed some nail holes and imperfections on the wall without nickel and diming me! I was also struck by how nice a guy Wilmer is - both to me and his team. It was a pleasure working with him. I highly recommend him for any of your painting needs!
Benítez paintingBenítez painting
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Why you should hire an interior painter

If you want to upgrade your home’s interior, or if you’re starting with a blank canvas, find a painter nearby so the project can go smoothly. Interior painting contractors and companies work hard to turn your house into a home. Hire a professional painter to add a fresh coat of paint on your walls, ceilings or window trim in any room in the house. Browse through the top-rated painters, read their customer reviews and ask for a cost estimate.

Services that an interior painting contractor can provide.

Interior painting contractors on Thumbtack perform a variety of services, including:

  • Kitchen cabinet painting
  • Wall painting
  • Painting a room
  • Floor painting
  • Wood stripping
  • Ceiling painting
  • Furniture painting
  • Wood stripping

Before painting your room, walls or cabinets, painters will often prepare the surface to help ensure the paint glides on smoothly and lasts as long as possible. This may include repairing minor damage, removing old paint, sanding or priming the surface. 

Contact interior painting professionals near you through Thumbtack to set up an on-site consultation and receive free cost estimates.

Why you should hire an interior painter.

There are several solid reasons to hire an interior professional painter for your next project:

  • Expertise. Professional painters have the skills and experience to get the job done right. They know how to prepare surfaces properly, match colors and apply paint to achieve a high-quality finish. When a professional paints your home, you’ll likely encounter fewer mistakes (which means you’ll save money on repairs and touch-ups over time).
  • Quality. Professional interior painters use high-quality paints and tools, which can result in a longer-lasting and better looking finish.
  • Time. Hiring a painter can save you time and hassle. Professionals will also take the time to ensure that each aspect of the job is done properly. 
  • Safety. Painting contractors have the knowledge and equipment to work safely, which can be especially important if the job requires working from heights or using potentially hazardous materials.

How to hire a top-rated interior home painter. 

Hiring an interior painter is easy with Thumbtack. Simply follow these steps: 

  • Open the Thumbtack app to search for interior home painters near you. Narrow your search by zip code and category, if needed.
  • Refine your search even more by providing details about your project, such as the surface’s total square footage, the number of rooms that need to be painted, etc.
  • Read customer ratings and reviews on the painters’ profiles.
  • Browse through photos of painting projects completed by professionals near you. Look for projects that are similar to yours so you can gauge the pros’ quality of work.
  • Contact a few pros to ask questions, set up a consultation and receive a quote.

You can chat with painting contractors directly through Thumbtack to set up on-site consultations. Ultimately, hire a painter who uses high-quality materials and follows proper techniques to ensure a long-lasting and professional-looking finish. When chatting with a contractor, ensure they can accommodate your schedule and promptly complete the job. 

And remember: always verify that your contractor is licensed and insured before they start work in your home or business. 

How to prepare for an interior painting project. 

Your painting contractor can tell you how to prepare for your specific interior painting project. But, in general, you can use these universal tips: 

  • Clear a path. Make sure that the path from your front door to the area that’s getting painted is clear of clutter, shoes, toys and anything else that might be a tripping hazard.
  • Cover and move furniture. Don't risk getting paint on your furniture. Move furniture to the middle of the room and securely cover them with drop cloths. 
  • Refrain from covering windows in a way that prevents you from properly ventilating the space. 
  • Protect your floors. Skip plastic floor coverings. Use floor covering materials with non-slip surfaces to reduce potential accidents. 
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