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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 Slidell painters
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Shill has a great personality. He has a passion for painting and making the customer happy. He makes good on his promises and do his best to deliver. His employees are nice. Everyone at South LA Painting works hard to please the customer. Thanks South LA Painting!!😊😊
South Louisiana Professional  Painting LLCSouth Louisiana Professional Painting LLC
Caroline W.
Excellent major paint job of lounge kitchen dining room etc quality work on time very cooperative and polite
Bernhard Painting & Home Improvements IncBernhard Painting & Home Improvements Inc
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Mr. Barilleau and his staff to paint a new house I had bought which came out beautiful!
Barilleau EnterprisesBarilleau Enterprises
Jo c.
Did a great job, painted the entire 1800 sq ft interior. Pleasant, friendly, and replaced a piece of trim he had a match for!
What About Bob?What About Bob?
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and detailed. Price is very reasonable and affordable. He worked with me on deciding the best colors. He also did a lovely job on my faux paint.
Custom Brush Painting & DrywallCustom Brush Painting & Drywall
Vantisha R.
I contacted Jose and he responded very quickly. He then came out and gave us a free quote. He maintained a very high level of professionalism throughout the entire process. Jose was very thorough in his examination, listened to our wants and needs and the results were better than I imagined. We are definitely going to go with him on our future projects. Lastly, I’d like to mention that Jose offers more than just painting so if you have other projects that could be done in addition to painting, you should definitely consider him.
Master painting & DrywallMaster painting & Drywall
Thumbtack Customer
We have been nothing but pleased with David and his crew. They show up when they say they'll be there, are on time, work their butts off and their work is A+. We originally hired them for painting a few rooms. They finished that job before schedule for an excellent price, threw in a room for free, and we wound up hiring them to complete the remainder of the painting, tile work, and wood floor installation. My husband and I would highly recommend them. David doesn't require payment until AFTER the job is completed. His type of business professionalism these days is few and far between. You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't give them a call.
South Louisiana Professional  Painting LLCSouth Louisiana Professional Painting LLC
Keith C.
Eddie Hebert looked the job over & noted things he would fix before I could even ask about it. I found them reliable & trustworthy. The work was done right, with attention to detail & as estimated. I would highly recommend Hebert's for any painting job.
Heberts Painting and RenovationHeberts Painting and Renovation
Mark S.
This review is a little late but... I received many overpriced quotes to clean up and paint 4 pairs of shutters. I mean crazy prices. This gentlemen was honest and gave a great price and even went beyond the quote and repaired one of the shutters. House sold later on! Great job! Sorry for the very late review
Elite Handyman Services LLCElite Handyman Services LLC
Alton Q.
I hired BR Pro Painting because of their high rating on Thumbtack. Owner Gustavo came across as professional. My project took approximately 3 weeks and consist of removing popcorn ceiling, framing and drywall, painting etc. The owner and his crew started out doing a good job. That all came to an end after 9 days on the job. I started to notice their sloppiness. They would paint a wall and lean old doors up against a freshly painted wall causing the wall to need touching up. They didn’t use painters tape in a lot of the areas where it was needed. There were nails and trash left all over the floors every day. They didn’t clean up behind them selves. One day I drove up to the house and Gustavo was at the house with his wife, children and mother in law. The next week, I goes to the house to drop off supplies and his parents are there. Two days later I’m leaving the house and his parents are driving up AGAIN. All of these family visits and this man and his crew was inside rushing my job and working poorly. Trying to charge me extra for just about anything he came across that needed repairs. One of his employees damaged the outside drain. Driving on the grass. I was in constant contact with Gustavo and showed up at the house everyday. If I saw something, I said something. Over and over I had him to go back redo a lot of things. He likes to take shortcuts and the man would lie to you in your face. I asked him before he started my job. Who was responsible for the trash hauling? He lied to me and said he had most of the trash picked up. That was a lie. He and his crew cut up all the wood that was removed from the interior bookshelves and placed the wood inside of garbage bags. I paid to have all of the trash removed myself. Before hiring this guy. I asked for references. He gave me two. Only one person replied back. Makes me wonder why the other person never replied. One has to wonder with all of those good reviews. What happened and I don’t have the answer. I’ve included pictures of what they left behind. In the pictures you’ll see. My new barn door he install, they chipped it and didn’t say a word. A door knob put on the door upside down, he drilled a long nail in the interior door and it came through the drywall, poor drywall patching, unfinished paint in the ceiling and around windows, book shelf half painted. He did offer to come back to correct his mess but I refused to have him back in my house. At this point he already spent two days redoing things and I wasn’t having him back a third day. Pictures don’t lie. I could only post 4 but there’s a lot more.
Bernhard Painting & Home Improvements IncBernhard Painting & Home Improvements Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Alan painted our entire home; 1550 square feet, trim, doors, and walls. It looks beautiful and really makes this new home our own. It took a few days because he is a one man operation, but that was not a problem. He was great company while we were cleaning/unpacking and trustworthy to come alone when we had to get back to work. Alan was also comfortable with our large dog hanging out with him. Overall great experience and very happy with the results. Highly recommended, Alan is very deserving of your business. Thank you!
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
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