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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
Thumbtack Customer
Todd painted a room in our house. He was responsive, professional, did quality work. I would use Todd again for interior painting.
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
Kia G.
Jorge was flexible and able to accomodate a last-minute interior painting request. He was quick and effective!
Proman ServicesProman Services
JP V.
William and his team did a fantastic job painting my interior doors and accent walls.
OIKOS PAINTING & DESIGNOIKOS PAINTING & DESIGN
Vincent H.
Julie was very prompt and responsive. We had her paint our family room ceiling. I would recommend her for your interior paint job
Impression Painting LLCImpression Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Painted the interior of my house. Did a fantastic job, reasonable price and Quick service. Highly recommend them.
Proman ServicesProman Services
Thumbtack Customer
We are quite happy with Anthony's work (interior painting of a condo). The paint job is clean and well done. We appreciated Anthony's communication throughout the process and his willingness to work with our schedule. Thanks!
Anthony's Contracting IncAnthony's Contracting Inc
Linda M.
Great work super friendly best off all hit every timeline. We got our whole interior painted after We got the keys to our new home. Thank you Seattle Paint Works.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Emma L.
Working with Leo and the Eco Home team was a great experience! They painted the interior of our home and it looks awesome. We would absolutely work with them again!
Eco Home PaintingEco Home Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Interior painting living room, kitchen, hallway, excellent job cleaned up after themselves, did not get my receipt for payment until several days later.
King of Kings constructionKing of Kings construction
Rita W.
Milton painted a bedroom and a couple of interior doors for us. His work was PERFECT! We plan on hiring his services over and over, because we are so happy.
ALDANA CONSTRUCTION LLC.ALDANA CONSTRUCTION LLC.
Meredith H.
William and his team did an amazing job painting my interior walls. They were extremely professional and took care in every aspect of the work. The new paint color made a huge difference in brightening up what had been a gloomy grey. I highly recommend them for any paint job.
OIKOS PAINTING & DESIGNOIKOS PAINTING & DESIGN
Thumbtack Customer
I love the paint job on the interior and especially the exterior of my home. Chris did an excellent job on both. I've received many compliments on the finished product! Thank you!
Anthony's Contracting IncAnthony's Contracting Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Good guys to work with. They painted the entire interior of our home. I found them to be professional, reliable and fairly priced. They even made suggestions to improve the project (which I accepted).
Ace Painting FinishAce Painting Finish
Tracy d.
I was very happy with the results of the interior painting. He took care in his prep work and quietly worked. His estimate was true to the final price. It was a smart decision to hire him.
HAMIDOU  INTERIOR & EXTERIOR  PAINTING paintingHAMIDOU INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING painting
John L.
I was very happy with the Seattle Paint Works experience we had. It was an interior job that lasted two days. They arrived when they said they would, left when they said they would and we’re thorough.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Victoria C.
Cam was super accommodating with organizing an interior paint job from out of state. He did a great job and got everything done ahead of schedule. Flawless experience and I will be happily using him again!
Cam's Quality Paint and Remodel LLCCam's Quality Paint and Remodel LLC
Ryan B.
Pablo Lopez and his team are very efficient. They came out whenever the sun peeked out enough to do work. They did an exceptional job with our exterior painting and interior. I would definitely recommend them to others and will use them for all my future painting needs. Thank you very much to Lopez Solution Paint LLC our home looks great.
Lopez Solution Paint LLCLopez Solution Paint LLC
Kate r.
Aziz did a great job painting the interior of our home! His work was thorough and detailed, he cleaned up, was very professional, and completed the job in a timely manner. We’d definitely work with him again!
HAMIDOU  INTERIOR & EXTERIOR  PAINTING paintingHAMIDOU INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING painting
Deborah J.
Todd did a fabulous job painting the baseboards and downstairs interior walls. He was always prompt with communication and was on time. The price was great too. The paint looks amazing and he was able to fit us in on our quick timeline (same week). I would definitely recommend him and would use him again!
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
Sarah K.
Todd worked quickly and on short notice to paint our interiors the weekend after we moved in. He offered to purchase paint for us using his professional discount, which we appreciated, and brought all his own equipment (including drop cloths). We appreciated his willingness to work on a weekend and his efficiency on the job!
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
Andrea H.
TSF Maintenance did an excellent job on a 2bed/2bath in Capital Hill. They did everything on the interior and were even willing to go pickup all the paint and get it custom color matched. It was great working with them and they were timely and efficient.
TSF Painting & MaintenanceTSF Painting & Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
We were preparing our house to put on the market and hired Proman to paint most of the interior walls, ceilings, and trim. They did an outstanding job with a fair price and cleaned up well. I would use them without hesitation again.
Proman ServicesProman Services
Jason S.
OHC group painted the whole interior of my craftsman house in West Seattle. It looks fantastic. They were very responsive and gave me a good bid. About a week later they were finished. I could not have asked for a better painter.
Och paintOch paint
Steven H.
MGM did a great job, on short notice when my other contractor had to cancel. They repaired some wall dings and touched up interior paint after a move-out, and left the place looking better than when we moved in.
MGM Paint/Clean ServicesMGM Paint/Clean Services
Thumbtack Customer
Todd was a great hire! He did an excellent job with interior painting throughout my rental house, making it look really fantastic for the next tenants. He also kept me up to date on his status throughout the project. I highly recommend Todd!
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
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