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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a painter when social distancing?

If you hire a painter, maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times, sanitize involved surfaces and spaces, and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. When contacting and consulting with a painter, make sure you discuss a plan that will keep everyone safe while the painter works on your project.

Does a painter need to enter my home?

If you’re hiring an exterior painter, the painter will likely not need to enter your home. But for interior paint jobs, the painter will need to enter your home.

When talking to potential painters, discuss a strategy to make sure you and the painter(s) stay safe while they’re completing the job in your home. Or, you might want to discuss scheduling the paint job at a later date.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

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Reviews for Lawrence painters
Lynnae T.
Sidebottoms paint did an excellent job painting my house. They started and finished on time. The service went above and beyond. The work was beautiful. I would definitely recommend their service.
Sidebottoms Home ImprovementsSidebottoms Home Improvements
Jamie C.
Mike was very responsive and got to our place within a day to give us a quote for 2 rooms and a bathroom. We only wanted the walls painted (no trim, and no major repairs) so he gave us a very good price and was able to start work the next day. He gave us some good suggestions on paint and finish for the rooms and picked up the paint for us as well. He completed the project very quickly, cleanly, and with excellent craftsmanship. Excellent communication over text as well. I would recommend Mike for your next painting project!
MK Painting & CleaningMK Painting & Cleaning
Linda S.
I was very happy with my experience with Excelsior Painting. I had originally contacted another company on thumb tack that responded they were too busy to accept another job. I received an email from this company and was thrilled that they gave me a bid over the internet and could come and do the work very quickly. The project was started on time and finished when he said it would be. Communication was good and the painting was professionally done.
Excelsior Painting LLCExcelsior Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have a 2 story home and I originally contacted Alessandro for his painting services. However, before that project could begin, my home was in need of much siding repair and I was pleased to find out he was also able to help with that. He did an excellent job with the siding, he worked around a lot of tricky areas. The paint turned out great as well. Alessandro was always very respectful and professional. I would recommend him to anyone.
Sanford Enterprises, LLCSanford Enterprises, LLC
Stephen F.
Master Pro painting was the first to show up and the first to submit their bid. I received lower bids but given the scope of work that Elder described I viewed his work as superior to other bids.
Master Pro Painting LLCMaster Pro Painting LLC
Jill B.
Chris was hired to give our cabinets a paint refresh and a couple walls painted. We were very pleased with the job which he completed in about a week. He also constructed a pantry for us which turned out great. I had an area I wanted touched up and Chris responded right away and came out at his first availability to do so. He was very quick to respond to messages which was appreciated. We are glad we took the chance on him!
Property Transition ServicesProperty Transition Services
Steve J.
He knew we had renters coming in and I contacted him late in the process. He worked all weekend to get it done. Even did a second coat in certain areas at no extra charge. Was also able to do some minor sheetrock repairs before painting. Will use him in my own home when the time comes.
Property Transition ServicesProperty Transition Services
Thumbtack Customer
We contracted Alessandro to paint a new-to-us home and detached garage that were both painted an awful barn-red with an even worse accent color of dark brown/red on the trim, garage doors and exterior doors. The house had not been well cared for and there were a few areas where the wood siding was damaged. We had multiple other contractors come out to bid the work and we were about to give up and tackle the project ourselves because the bids seemed outrageous. I came across Thumbtack accidentally and Alessandro came out to give us a bid. Of all the contractors we met with, he spent the most time with us, provided the most detailed bid, had the best method for repairing our areas of damaged siding (all other contractors wanted to just slap a piece of wood over the rotting wood, but Alessandro cut out the rotting wood, put a new piece in it's place and caulked it so well that you'd never know unless you were looking for it) and was incredibly knowledgeable, personable and competent. He was willing to explore many different color options with us and painted multiple patches on our house to give us a true idea of what the color would look like. Anytime he moved items on our porches he did so in a very organized manner and would move the items that we use most back before he left. We often have family stop by during the day to check on our dogs and all of them commented on the quality of his work and how nice of a guy he is. After he began work on our house, I happened to read his bio on Thumbtack and he's not kidding when he says he brings an uncommon level of service and integrity to the painting industry and that his service in unmatched. I would recommend him to anyone!
Sanford Enterprises, LLCSanford Enterprises, LLC
Janeine B.
Very responsive, and was available to help us with our project within days. We'd messed up doing touch up painting. He was honest about what we needed to do in order for it to look good. He made multiple trips to give an estimate, get a sample, and then get the job done! And we are very happy with the end result. We hope to do business with Milt again!
A-1 Coatings Painting & RemodelingA-1 Coatings Painting & Remodeling
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