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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 Charlestown painters
Valerie B.
We decided to use WC painting to paint the inside of our condo and we couldn’t be happier with the work they performed. They were very timely, professional and helpful throughout the whole process and the painting came out great! They went above and beyond for customer satisfaction, I will be using them for any future painting needs!
WC Painting & General Services IncWC Painting & General Services Inc
Megan T.
Tiago did a wonderful job painting some walls in our kitchen! He was responsive, knowledgeable and punctual, all for a great price. He even painted the trim which we were not expecting. Would not hesitate to work with him again!
TJ Painting LLCTJ Painting LLC
Andrew D.
Marcio and team did a great job painting my entire condo. Very courteous and professional.
Zion Painting, Inc.Zion Painting, Inc.
Jason L.
Incredible! They removed all our kitchen cabinets, sanded, primed and painted in three days. They also added new hardware handles and even installed little magnets to a few doors that always swung open to keep them close. Very professional, kind and amazing work. Highly recommend this team for painting!
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Jessica M.
We had a wonderful experience working with Inova Painting. We received a very reasonable price for a high quality of work. Inova was responsive and easy to get in touch with, and did a fabulous job. They did the job in half the estimated time and it came out amazing. Would highly recommend working with Inova Painting.
Inova Painting corp.Inova Painting corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Had Andrew complete a painting project, it came out really well and he even went above and beyond the requirements.
Home Improvement and ConsultingHome Improvement and Consulting
Caroline H.
The paint job both inside and outside our house is excellent. I would highly recommend this company and will use them again myself.
E&B General PaintingE&B General Painting
Carol F.
Claudio did excellent and meticulous work for me. He painted a room that needed plaster repair and it came out like those problems never happened. He also painted a staircase and trim. Everything so smooth and the lines super sharp. Claudio will work very hard on your job and give you a fair price. Don't hesitate to hire him.
Painting by CláudioPainting by Cláudio
Michela B.
We had a great experience with Bruno and his crew. They were very trustworthy, responsive and did an excellent job on our big paint project. Highly recommend!
BC Painting and ServicesBC Painting and Services
Heather K.
Marcio did an excellent job painting and doing minor handiwork in our condo. He took great care to be clean and thorough, and you could tell that the places he painted were nicer than whoever had painted before. We particularly love the work he did on our large fireplace, to transform it from dark wood to modern white. It was a multi-day process that required sanding, and Marcio did an excellent job. We also appreciated that he was able to work in our tight timeline. He brought in Junior to help get the job done, and he was equally thorough and responsive. Thank you for the beautiful, professional job and for taking good care of our home!
Zion Painting, Inc.Zion Painting, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Reubert Pereira to paint various ceilings, walls, and trim in my condo. He is respectful, smart, skilled, trustworthy, and punctual. He finished ahead of schedule, and I hired him to complete an additional painting project which I had not realized needed to be done. Reubert exceeded my expectations and I wholeheartedly recommend him. Mr. Pereira is my painter for life! My condo has never looked better.
Color Precise Painting, IncColor Precise Painting, Inc
Jordan C.
Excellent job! They were so polite, easy to communicate with, and very reasonable pricing. They even noticed a patch in my ceiling that was done wrong and corrected it rather than just painted over it. Will definitely use again!
Taracenas Painting services CorpTaracenas Painting services Corp
Darlene B.
I met with A!C Painting for a price. Very easy to communicate and was on time. I hired someone else. A!C had a prior job commitment. I recommend you call them first. Thanks - Darlene Brooks
A!C Painting Services ProA!C Painting Services Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Nilso and team did a fantastic job - high quality and dealt with us changing colors a couple of times ! Worth noting that the work he and his team did impressed the neighbors enough to get 4 new fence painting jobs from them. Highly recommended!
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Kimi M.
Reubert and his team were amazing. He was on time, brought in all his materials, and worked the entire day to complete the project. Also, the price he set was competitive and reasonable. The project was completed thoroughly and carefully and I will definitely hire Reubert and his team again for any painting project.
Color Precise Painting, IncColor Precise Painting, Inc
Julia M.
Julio did a fabulous job painting our common hallway in Charlestown. It was in dire need for a refresh and he worked quickly, efficiently and our condo association is so appreciative of his efforts! His pricing is competitive and he is very professional. We highly recommend speaking with Julio for any upcoming home projects.
JR framing and constructionJR framing and construction
Shannon S.
Andre accepted my project based on my evaluation that it “wasnt a big job” - he told me it was probably a full day of work and we agreed on a quote. However when he arrived at my home, the project was more time intensive than I had anticipated in my evaluation (what do I know!?). No matter, he stayed all day until the job was done! He even fixed a few spots that I hadn’t noticed needed paint and hit a few little things here and there that I found late in the day. Andre just couldn’t have been more kind or professional. The job got done and it looks phenomenal! We will definitely hire Andre and Liberty Painting again and tell our friends who are looking for jobs big and small! Thank you!
Liberty PaintingLiberty Painting
Shaina M.
Ronnie and team do amazing work. Not only were they incredibly professional, but they were meticulous and detail oriented with our large painting job. They quickly started the work knowing our short timeline, and offered to come back for touch ups after a few other services were completed. We even asked for extras! They are truly the best in the business! We can’t wait to work with them again on our next project!
Two Men And A BrushTwo Men And A Brush
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