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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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
Katie W.
ECC Construction was quick to respond to my request and finished the entire interior paint within four days. Everything looks amazing, they were efficient, thorough and great at cleaning up and the end of the day as I was living in the house during painting. Will use again for my future painting needs.
ECC Construction LLC.ECC Construction LLC.
Kari G.
Matt and crew did an amazing job with our interior paint. We are very happy with the quality and eye for detail. You can not go wrong with hiring Matt for your painting projects. We will be using their services for other rooms in the future. 100% A+++
Masterpiece Painting and Cabinetry LLCMasterpiece Painting and Cabinetry LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Terry did an excellent job, at a great price, on my interior home painting. The work was top-notch, and finished ahead of schedule. He met and exceeded all my expectations!
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Lavon M.
"Very pleased. Found Masterpiece Painting through Thumbtack & so glad we did. Matt was competitive, flexible with scheduling, helpful with paint choices & moving furniture. They showed up on time every day & painted my mother’s interior of her house. Clean lines & tidy work, trustworthy & just a wonderful experience overall. Mother is happy, so we are all happy!
Masterpiece Painting and Cabinetry LLCMasterpiece Painting and Cabinetry LLC
Chad T.
We were very pleased with ECC. The job they completed for us was interior and exterior paint, painted cabinets, painted one floor with epoxy, replaced damaged wood and trim, replaced door handles. They communicated very well, completed job when they said they would, great pricing, gave great suggestions on our project. We will definitely use them on our next project. It is great to have someone who holds to their word and communicates with you very well.
ECC Construction LLC.ECC Construction LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Michael and his crew did a fantastic job for us. They were prompt, professional and extremely thorough. They provided quality, competetive service and were very personable to work with. Our project was a complete interior paint with minor repairs preparing our home to sell. They worked around us and our pets under foot the entire time. We plan to bring them back to paint the exterior as well as painting projects planned for our new home. We are very pleased.
Michael's Painting and Construction companyMichael's Painting and Construction company
Thumbtack Customer
Our project consisted of removing wallpaper, texturing and interior painting. Michael gave us an estimate and started the project 2 days later. He and his team were prompt and finished the project in 2 days. They did a professional quality job paying particular attention to detail. Matched the texturing on the walls perfectly. They left the work areas clean and tidy. I would highly recommend Michael's Painting.
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Shawn P.
Just wow. Michael and his team were very fantastic throughout my entire home painting process. He was very knowledgeable with paint colors, so I had no little to no need for the interior designer I hired for paint schemes. Michael went through and repaired all pre-existing damage to all my walls and baseboards before painting them exactly to my specifications. They even went through the trouble of removing all unwanted wall mounts and child locks that the previous owners had left behind. The team was professional, personable, efficient, and left no room for improvement. The whole crew is very skilled and can perform a variety of construction/painting tasks, so I will definitely be using their services again in the future!
Michael's Painting and Construction companyMichael's Painting and Construction company
Aimee M.
Michael and his crew went above and beyond my expectations in painting the interior of my home, removing cabinets, repairing walls and putting in new lighting. I am very pleased with the quality of workmanship, and the attention given to every detail. They left my house cleaner and more beautiful then before! I look forward to hiring Michael again for future projects and would highly recommend him and his crew without any reservations.
Michael's Painting and Construction companyMichael's Painting and Construction company
Thumbtack Customer
Quality workmanship?!? No. Integrity in business?! Definitely not. This is not a business so much as it is it a husband and wife and a sometimes buddy coming over and slapping some paint on your walls for you. (And I don’t mean that in a good way, my two your old nephew would probably do a little bit better job with the paint runs) I think the workmanship you receive maybe based on how expensive the project is. The more costly the job, the more attention to detail you receive. In my case, mine was a 970 square foot home that needed a total interior paint job. Not too big but also not too small. So let’s just say, don’t use the word “paint ready” when describing your house being “ready for paint.” That can get a little confusing for Matt. Basically what it comes down to is this, when Matt heard, “paint ready,” he thought he could just come in with his giant paint sprayer and go to town. With absolutely no sanding or prep work to begin with. It wasn’t until all my moldings and doors had been sprayed that we finally had a conversation about the issue. The guy tried to get shitty with me over text message saying it was my fault, and that it he hadnt included in his estimate the Prep work. Wouldn’t you rather someone call you before beginning work and saying something like, “hey this isn’t really what I considered paint ready.” I’m going to need some more time to prep and most likely more money to do this job right?!? Again, don’t expect that from Matt. I would have been happy to pay extra to get prep work done and a job done right the FIRST time. But there was no call or even text message sent (his favorite way to communicate) to me until after the fact. You should also know that he had absolutely no idea when and where to use a sprayer. Open rooms....ideal sprayer. A 3x6 hallway and small coat closets, not so much. There is paint spray and runs everywhere. He basically told me that’s from the previous paint job, not him. But since he didn’t didn’t sand any of the moldings and doors prior to the starting of the job, who would really know?!? This one is my favorite, he painted the front side of the closet doors but not the back because as he said, “that’s how they were before he started the job and no one would see them when they were hung, right?!? So once again be really careful with your “word choices.” Make it very clear and specific that you want “both sides of your doors painted.” If not, you maybe only be getting one...because that’s the only side people see, right?!? Hahahaha I was dying with that comical explanation for the terrible paint job. Then there are the ceilings. Sprayed them with primer but decided it looked good enough that it didn’t need actual white paint. The unfortunate issue is that someone in his “crew” (either wife or buddy) picked up the wrong paint can and proceeded to “cut in” using the semi gloss paint for the doors and moldings. Honestly, I have so many other horror stories from this Reno, but I’ll just leave it at that. (However, pictures included at the bottom, you’re welcome). For the last week I’ve been going back and forth with Matt about making this paint job “right.” I didn’t hold my breath that this job would ever get fixed. And he proved me right today by basically texting me that he would be willing to come by and fix my ceiling, but that the doors and other issues were already there and would fall to me to do. As a real estate investor, I buy, sell, and own multiple properties. This is not my first rodeo and dealing with smaller companies or people like Matt. You just sometimes wish people would own up to their mistakes, or stand behind their business practices. But if there is anything I’ve learned in this business is that not everyone believes in the “Golden Rule.” I received Matt’s information from another investor friend who had hired him on a recent project he did over the summer. I just sent him pictures of my “overall experience” and he’s absolutely mortified for even suggesting him. Let me just say this, “buyer beware.” Although you maybe thinking you’re saving a ton of money by hiring this guy, in the end you will losing thousands trying to fix all of the issues he left you with. You get what you pay for, and in this case I apparently paid for a crappy paint job, and a 30 year old kid who has absolutely no “business integrity.” I give this company 6 more months of business tops.
Masterpiece Painting and Cabinetry LLCMasterpiece Painting and Cabinetry LLC
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