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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 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 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.

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 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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

Reviews for Brighton painters
Thumbtack Customer
Pierce Painting scraped, caulked, and painted the exterior of our 2 stories cinder block building. Ellen was great throw out the whole process, the crew was great, they were very clean, the paint job looks great. I would use them again.
Pierce Painting & DecoratingPierce Painting & Decorating
Thumbtack Customer
Performed interior painting and floor refinishing. Good quality work, reasonable price.
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
Liz S.
We had three rooms painted and we are delighted with the quality of the work and the speed with which it was done.
Polcheira Cleaning and PaintingPolcheira Cleaning and Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Job well done . We are very happy with the Painters !! Would highly recommend Lou 's Painting Company !!
Lou's Painting CompanyLou's Painting Company
Mark M.
Very pleased with how well he painted my mothers house! I would strongly recommend him!!
D'Lanes PaintingD'Lanes Painting
Bill B.
Matheus and his crew did a high quality painting job for us. Polite, professional, and responsive. We are very happy with the job!
Lopes PaintingLopes Painting
Justin F.
Junior and his team did interior painting of our 2 bedroom apartment, plus kitchen, dining, and living rooms. They were very easy to work with, professional, and punctual. They were also fast (only took 1.5 days for all the rooms), clean, and we thought their work was high quality. I would hire them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a good paint job.
Inova Painting corp.Inova Painting corp.
Danielle p.
They did an excellent job.... Better than the people who originally painted the apartment and also very professional and reasonable. I love the way my walls look now.
Rainbow Painting Pro LLCRainbow Painting Pro LLC
Gerald N.
Billy did a fabulous job painting the rooms i requested. He also responded to me quickly, he showed up on time as agreed and was great to work with throughout. And his prices were excellent!
B.H.  Interior Painting.B.H. Interior Painting.
Maria B.
Medardo was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He was prompt, responsive to questions, adaptive to changes and easy to communicate with. He and his crew painted a four room condo from floor to ceiling including kitchen cabinets and built-ins. The finished product was GORGEOUS!
Galvez Painting Corp.Galvez Painting Corp.
Lisa F.
I needed a full 3 bedroom condo paint job in a hurry in order to sell a condo for a client. All N One responded immediately, gave me a great price and did the job in less time then they had predicted, as they knew I had a tight time line. I would highly recommend them and have already given their name out to someone.
All N One LLCAll N One LLC
Nathalie A.
My cabinets painting is fantastic! Meyvin did an amazing job. From preparation to make sure the activity was contained and did not create any dust into my condo to rehanging the doors perfectly, he took care of my kitchen as if it was his. I am a contractor myself and I don’t recall last time I saw somebody paying so much attention to details. The quality is also incredible and all my friends are asking me for his contact info. And on top of it all, pricing was, it was the most competitive number out of 3. Highly recommended
Superior Painting BostonSuperior Painting Boston
Thumbtack Customer
Antonio was simply outstanding. I had a smaller budget but he was open to making something work within my budget constraints. On relatively short notice, Antonio came to my new apartment in Brighton (he was 10 minutes early and beat me there) ready to rock. He went above and beyond and worked a 12 hour day to get the biggest rooms in my apartment finished. There was a ton of trim work, including a custom cupboard that required two coats of paint (inside and out). Not only did he stick around until late into the evening to make sure the rooms were done, but he did a remarkable job. I would highly recommend him and am hoping he'll come back to do a few more rooms :)
Rodrigues Painting IncRodrigues Painting Inc
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