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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 — 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 Lakeview painters
Thumbtack Customer
Amazingly swift in painting a bedroom, bathroom, and ceiling. Prompt, reliable, and easy to be around. Good paint job as well!
Miller PaintsMiller Paints
Thumbtack Customer
David and his team went above and beyond with finding the right dry erase paint to fit our needs. The office paint looks fantastic and has transformed the paint. We look forward to working with you guys again soon!
South Louisiana Professional  Painting LLCSouth Louisiana Professional Painting LLC
Mary C.
I had my front and back porches painted by E&A Professional Painting. Both porches had cracks and peeling paint; the back porch had dried carpet adhesive on it. The team sanded, grinded and filled in the cracks to create a proper surface for painting. The finished projects are excellent. I am very satisfied with every aspect of the services rendered.
E & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLCE & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC
Amanda B.
Absolutely excellent work! Professional, prompt, and very fast job! Pricing is more than fair. Will absolutely use BR Pro Painting for all our future painting projects.
BR Pro Painting IncBR Pro Painting Inc
Andrew S.
Great job painting our decks, very professional and thorough.
Five Star Painting of New OrleansFive Star Painting of New Orleans
Thumbtack Customer
Alan was great! He painted the interior of our house - really clean, professional work, and really great, thoughtful guy to work with. He also painted the transom with our house numbers, it looks really awesome.
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Tiffany D.
Mr. Hernandez did not disappoint. He painted and assembled my desk.
Mr. Hernandez Heat, AC, & handymanMr. Hernandez Heat, AC, & handyman
Mark J.
Great experience having some interior painting done. Thanks Alberto!
E & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLCE & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC
Mary g.
BR Pro Painting is top notch. They recently painted my new home before moving in. Gustavo and his team were responsive and completed the job quickly. I was also very impressed with their knowledge of paint selections and the best materials for a sophisticated finish. And to top it all of their prices are competitive. Great value all around. Highly recommend and will use them again for future projects.
BR Pro Painting IncBR Pro Painting Inc
John I.
I can't say enough great things about Gustavo and BR Pro Painting! In addition to having fair pricing, his ideas and ability and willingness to go the extra mile for satisfaction is second to none. Most importantly, he's just a great person! What started as a full interior paint project resulted in an exterior paint project also. I highly recommend Gustavo and BR Pro!
BR Pro Painting IncBR Pro Painting Inc
Chris C.
Floyd beat the other estimates by a long shot and finished early! His team did a great job repairing multiple drywall holes and cracks and cleaned up the minor issues of paint on trim that I noticed without issue. Floyd is extremely knowledgeable about paint and makes fantastic recommendations, and he’s also a great guy and very responsive. I highly recommend Floyd for painting services.
Floyd's Painting & Drywall Repair LLCFloyd's Painting & Drywall Repair LLC
Lindsay S.
Took weeks longer than it was supposed to. Is fine for ceiling fan installation but NOT painting. We have to repaint so much of the house. Was rude and cursed inside our home while I was on work calls. His workers don’t show up, so only use if you need one quick job—not anything major, and absolutely no painting. We could have painted better ourselves and wish we did.
J.A.P. ElectricJ.A.P. Electric
Thumbtack Customer
Alan did a wonderful job painting my bedroom. I am so happy with it, and my family is now considering redoing other rooms--OF COURSE we'll call Alan for it. He communicates well and was extremely helpful in the selection of paint. Perfect job!
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jose came out right away. I had several rooms that needed painted before the movers arrived. When reviewing the rooms I needed painted, he noticed where the drywall needed to be repaired. Jose did an outstanding job on the painting but also drywall repair. There was not one area that I needed him to redo! I will most definitely hire Jose again! I can't thank him enough for the excellent job!
Master painting & DrywallMaster painting & Drywall
Lillian S.
CS Painters were amazing- they were so responsive to all of my emails and texts, and they did such a fantastic job painting my house. People comment on how great the paint looks, and I am SO glad that chose this company! Highly recommend...look no further than this company!
CS Painters & Maids B.RCS Painters & Maids B.R
Cherri R.
I Loved Them! They did an awesome job. I highly recommend them for any paint job!!
E & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLCE & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC
Brenda T.
Great job, Alan! Looking forward to having you do more painting in my new home.
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Lavita O.
Floyd did a great job matching the paint. The rooms look beautiful. I will work with him again!
Floyd's Painting & Drywall Repair LLCFloyd's Painting & Drywall Repair LLC
Alex S.
Gustavo gave me an extremely solid deal on painting two rooms, undercutting the other few offers I got by a couple hundred bucks. He said it would likely take two days to complete the job, but instead I return home at 2 to find that he has completed a perfect painting job in both rooms and was nearly done moving all of the furniture back. We're already discussing him painting my bedroom, the dude works fast and the work is very high quality. 10/10
BR Pro Painting IncBR Pro Painting Inc
Scott K.
Alan is a true professional. He took on the project to paint our outdated kitchen cabinets, and wow, were we impressed with the results. I am now looking around the house for more projects that I can ask Alan to bid on. I would recommend Alan to anyone with an upcoming paint project.
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Our deck paint job was completed timely and professionally. Looks great, was most affordable and we're very satisfied. David was knowledgeable on the best paint type to use, was on-site the entire time, and was dedicated to providing the best service. He even followed up after the work was completed, to ensure we were satisfied.
South Louisiana Professional  Painting LLCSouth Louisiana Professional Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Juan and his team did a great job. The project was mostly interior painting and patching, with a few other odds and ends.
Ornelas Home Improvement and Rst.Ornelas Home Improvement and Rst.
Paul T.
Alberto was prompt and professional. His crew did a great job painting the interior of my home and installing bathroom vanities that led to some pretty good tile and sheetrock work. I was also pleased they could reinvigorate my two bathtubs with a fresh coat of paint. They did everything as promised. I will use them again and recommend them to you.
E & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLCE & A HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC
Richard T.
5 Star painted the exterior of my 2 story home located in the Bayou St. John area of New Orleans. They performed in a professional manner during the entire project which was completed on time and within budget. I would recommend them for any residential painting contract. The Project Manager, P.J. Vincens supervised the project and performed outstandingly.
Five Star Painting of New OrleansFive Star Painting of New Orleans
Thumbtack Customer
Trey was hired to repaint a built-in bookcase with a dark accent wall. Due to the nature of the pre-existing paint and difficultly matching the color, the project ran longer than expected. Despite this setback, Trey was eager to resolve this issue by purchasing additional paint and coming back on a second day to complete the task. Trey was very accommodating and we're very pleased with the result. Thanks!
Delta Blues Painting & DesignDelta Blues Painting & Design
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