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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 â€” 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.

Reviews for Lexington painters
Tashira O.
Douglas Painting is amazing! Mr. John has years of knowledge, experience, skills and will finish any job with a smile on his face. I will be hiring Douglas Painting again
Douglas PaintingDouglas Painting
Cathy j.
Roller kings did a terrible job painting our bedrooms and dripped paint all over the floor boards and on the floor. It took him 8 hours to do 2 small rooms because he was using a single paint brush and he did not put any tape down to protect other areas
Roller kings painting servicesRoller kings painting services
Waarithah M.
JRI Painting & Floor has been a pleasure to work with. He is very meticulous and detailed about his work. I have been impressed with the painting of my high vaulted ceilings and staircase 14’+ that I have hired him for several other paint jobs. I am thankful that I found this company on thumbtack.
JRI Painting & Floor InstallmentJRI Painting & Floor Installment
Saravanan S.
Had the interior painted. Excellent work, completed in a timely manner.
TurnAround DezignsTurnAround Dezigns
Bill B.
Excellent work repairing and painting my ceiling and crown molding. The team worked while I was out of town and is completely trustworthy and efficient. I will definitely use them again for my home painting projects.
David M.
All in all a great experience! Will be painting my new place too!
Aaron's Acid Stain & PaintingAaron's Acid Stain & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Tim Maeder is an absolute professional and a perfectionist too! I'm extremely pleased with all aspects of the service. The finished product looks fabulous - clean lines, impeccable prep work, consistent paint distribution. Tim, Laura, and Jaron worked in chaos as I moved into my new home. All furniture and flooring was well covered and protected from dust and paint. They finished the job three days early and were willing to accommodate my schedule and that of my three children. I've contracted paint work out before and when the job was complete I was disappointed. Not so with Maeder painting. Tim and team are true professionals who take pride of ownership in the job they do. The finished product and the value of their services are very impressive. I will recommend Maeder painting to anyone. Steve Tippetts
Maeder PaintingMaeder Painting
Melinda B.
John Douglas did a great job on cleaning, applying water resistant primer and painting our basement walls. I'm sure he would do just as thorough job on any type of paint project. He was very personable as well.
Douglas PaintingDouglas Painting
Mary B.
Andrey did a great job painting my shutters. He was very professional and punctual.
Pro Home Improvement LLCPro Home Improvement LLC
Rachael r.
Amazing! So fast! Great price and very professional. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have their house painted.
Serrano PaintingSerrano Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Tim and Laura are very conscientious, thorough, and professional. They presented us with a detailed contract and negotiated the terms. Their cost is definitely on the high end but represents their quality. We felt very comfortable with them in our home; coming and going as needed and they cleaned up well. The hardest part in working with them was that they wanted to make everything so perfect it was a little difficult to talk them into doing less wall repair than they wanted. We also wished they would have painted more of the wall with the sample colors so we could better tell which ones we wanted. The semi-gloss paint in the bathroom was pretty fragile (putting the lights and curtain rod back up pulled paint off) but that might be just the nature of that type of water resistant paint. In the end, though, the old house they totally repainted looked very clean and nice, and we love the colors/rooms in the new house. Great outcome.
Maeder PaintingMaeder Painting
Tyler K.
Did a great job painting my main living area. Professional team who will also take measures to protect your furniture and other personal belongings.
Serrano PaintingSerrano Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I called John Ray based on the prior reviews & his reasonable estimate. John is a Professional. He works hard & is fair. He painted the entire interior of a home I am buying & he had his hands full. He did a beautiful job & I couldn't be more pleased. I am going to have him paint the house I am moving from now. Excellent work product.
TurnAround DezignsTurnAround Dezigns
Thumbtack Customer
Laurie and Tim of TMP are exceptional in quality, materials and technique. They are on time, pleasant and innovative, always listening to the customer. I heartily endorse and recommend them for all your painting needs.
Maeder PaintingMaeder Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Enoc did an excellent job, painting my entire home and doing lots of patch work and repairs. Very fairly priced, I even paid him extra for a job well done.
Enoc's PaintingEnoc's Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend this company for interior painting. John was very professional had excellent communication before and during the project. The project took 7 days to complete and I am happy with the results.
TurnAround DezignsTurnAround Dezigns
Shixing Y.
They are really very helpful and very professional. They satisfies all my requirements and they are very patient and responsive guys. We will definitely hire them again once we have other painting work.
Titanium painting LLCTitanium painting LLC
Stu S.
Chris did an excellent job painting the entire interior of our house including our cabinets. He was professional and reliable and he stands behind his work. I would use him again.
Marshall Professional Painting ServiceMarshall Professional Painting Service
Thumbtack Customer
John was very polite and painted the walls and ceiling in my entire house within 3 days! Great price, and he cleaned everything up afterwards. I will definitely recommend and use his services in the future.
TurnAround DezignsTurnAround Dezigns
Rebecca S.
We lost our paint budget, got it back, and Aaron was able to work us in quickly. His work was exemplary, he was highly professional, and frankly went above and beyond. Am planning on hiring him again!
Aaron's Acid Stain & PaintingAaron's Acid Stain & Painting
Becky M.
Chris was very professional and worked with me to meet my painting needs. He went over and above to make sure the job was done to my satisfaction. I will definitely call Chris again when I need work done.
Thumbtack Customer
Both interior and exterior painting was done. They worked every day until the work was done. The price was reasonable. The end results were very nice and everything was cleaned up afterwards. I would have no hesitation in hiring them again.
TurnAround DezignsTurnAround Dezigns
Jeff S.
Julio and his team did an amazing job in our house. We had the entire downstairs painted, walls, trim and even the ceiling. They were very professional and the workmanship was top notch. Very fair pricing and had the entire job done quickly.
Serrano PaintingSerrano Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Painted inside of home and all trim! Did an amazing job! He contacted with any issues and handled the curveballs I through at him after project had started! John completed job in timely manner! Def recommend to anyone interested! Great price everything was amazing!
TurnAround DezignsTurnAround Dezigns
Thumbtack Customer
Tim and Laura Maeder recently did work for me at my home in Lexington. It was such a pleasure to work with them. They are the best; professional, talented, caring; the best! You can't go wrong hiring Maeder Painting. I will certainly use them in the future & recommend them to friends and neighbors!
Maeder PaintingMaeder Painting
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