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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 East Boston painters
Andres P.
Galvez Painting provides outstanding service on schedule with high professionalism. Their price is fair, and they handle all the minor repairs related to the surfaces to be painted! I recommend Galvez's service for your painting project!
Galvez PaintingGalvez Painting
Pete F.
Inova Painting had our two rooms painted in less than 48 hours after we reached out. The work was perfect and Junior was very flexible with scheduling and payment. Highly recommended!
Inova Painting corp.Inova Painting corp.
Mari C.
Carlos did an outstanding job painting my apartment. Just from meeting Carlos for the quote, I could tell he was honest and trustworthy - a true professional. After, I checked out his painting portfolio on his Facebook page - wow!!...I was really impressed. The day of the painting, Carlos and his team showed up on time. They took care to cover and place the furniture out of the way. The painting went off without a hitch. He did exactly what I wanted and made it look even better!! The place looks like a whole new apartment. Plus, they were speedy and friendly. I highly recommend Carlos for your next painting project. Truly marvelous work! Thank you, Carlos!!
Carlos the PainterCarlos the Painter
Thumbtack Customer
Interior Painting for 2 apartments...great job for a great price. Used Benjamin Moore premium paint and they did excellent prep and cleanup. Also what was great is that they are pretty quick. Time is of the essence with rentals. I would definitely recommend them.
Lou's Painting CompanyLou's Painting Company
Corrine B.
Deandre was so great to work with! We needed a last minute painter to get our condo painted quickly, and he delivered! The paint job came out great and he worked diligently to get the project done by the deadline we gave him. He was super friendly, professional, flexible and responsive. Would definitely recommend using him as a painter and will work with him again on any future paint projects!
Gifted Hands Painting, LLCGifted Hands Painting, LLC
Layla L.
Aicardo is absolutely AMAZING! I reached out to him about an interior paint project and he was able to get started within 2 days of my request, even though it was a holiday weekend! He painted 4 accent walls with bold, deep colors and they came out really stunning and with no flaws. He originally committed to 2 coats in the specs and in the end did 3 just to make sure the color really stood out. Extremely meticulous and detailed with his work, and you can really tell he puts a lot of love into it - and he's incredibly kind on top of it all! I cannot recommend Aicardo enough for anyone who is looking to get excellent quality painting done from a truly knowledgeable expert, and I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
A!C Painting Services ProA!C Painting Services Pro
Danica S.
Juan and his brother were amazing! Very professional, efficient and did such a great job. I had them paint one of my bigger rooms with some tricky spaces and I am so happy with the results!
Arias JuanArias Juan
Shell H.
Antonio did a great job. The edging was neat and clean and the walls were evenly coated. He and his crew were respectful of the place and careful not to get paint on our belongings, and they stayed to put on a few extra coats to make sure that none of the dark color underneath would show through. Would recommend to anyone.
Rodrigues Painting IncRodrigues Painting Inc
Larissa D.
Matheus did an outstanding job! I had never used Thumbtack before and I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience. All interactions were friendly, efficient and reassuring. He laid out pricing in an organized fashion and helped us know exactly what to expect. He was responsive and punctual, but also patient and allowed us time to make decisions. The job was done efficiently and to a very high standard. Not a drop was spilled and the walls looked amazing. I could not recommend Lopes Painting more. An all-round thumbs up and five stars.
Lopes PaintingLopes Painting
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