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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.

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 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.

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.

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 Lynn painters
Kevin D.
The experience with Alan and ADO Painting was great. Alan is a pro and the room he painted for us came out perfect. Alan is easy to work with, and he was professional from start to finish. I highly recommend ADO painting.
ADO PaintingADO Painting
Nichole m.
Great experience with Roland painting! Highly recommend. He completed a difficult wall paper removal, wall repairs, and painting job in our condo hallway and it looks good as new.
Roland Painting, LLCRoland Painting, LLC
Deborah G.
I am very happy with the painting of my bathroom. Rainbow pro's painters were polite and thorough with clean up. I plan to use rainbow pro for future home painting projects. Yes,I would recommend
Rainbow Painting Pro LLCRainbow Painting Pro LLC
Paul R.
The Wolf Professional painting team did a phenomenal job on 48 cabinets and drawers in our kitchen. He made suggestions and listened. The team worked diligently and performed the job 2 days in house 3 days to paint the doors. The installation was seamless and the results are great.
The Wolf Professional PaintingThe Wolf Professional Painting
Michele J.
Carrera Painting came in and did an excellent job, they were on time, fixed all the holes and bumps on the walls and cleaned afterwards and all that, in a timely fashion. I would work with them again!
Carrera Painting serviceCarrera Painting service
Nichole m.
Orlando and his great did a great job or scraping, sanding and re-painting our front entrance way and door. They were able to complete the project in one day and at a reasonable prices.
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Richard L.
Galvez Painting was great. They provided a thorough estimate, contract and payment schedule. The team was punctual and efficient. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of the work it looks like a brand new house. Highly recommended.
Galvez Painting Corp.Galvez Painting Corp.
Colleen C.
We hired Pyatt Painting for an exterior job.. and we can not give enough stars! The team was efficient and the quality was incredible! We will be hiring Pyatt again for more exterior work and interior work! Would highly recommend!!!!!
Pyatt PaintingPyatt Painting
Greg H.
Had exterior garage Painted. Looked great and attention to detail was amazing. I was concerned as the garage abuts the neighbors very manicured backyard. Team was professional and very clean. Neighbor complimented me and them for a very professional job.
Northeast Painter and Construction LLCNortheast Painter and Construction LLC
Shannon M.
I'm beyond happy with the paint job performed by Walyson and his brother. From their quote to communication throughout the job and the quality of work, everything was excellent! I plan on using them again for future projects for sure. Do not hesitate to hire them!
Walyson BenetoloWalyson Benetolo
Melissa m.
Did an amazing job on my old beat up staircase. I didn’t think it was possible for it to look brand new and it does. Excellent communication and on time. Hard to find honest dependable people. Would highly recommend. Will use for all my upcoming painting projects.
Empire pro painting IncEmpire pro painting Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Netto is a great find. He is prompt and courteous, really knows the painting business and gets the job done quickly with professional results. His prices are extremely reasonable and he is easy to work with. He does not hesitate to ask a question--he will not just push forward if he is not sure of the requirements. We can recommend his without hesitation.
Jeff Painting & General Service Inc.Jeff Painting & General Service Inc.
Razzie S.
Anthony did an excellent job on a project in my home. He responded very quickly. We were able to discuss what I wanted done and any additional details. He showed up on time, was very professional and finished the project very quickly. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a painting project done.
Anthony Gaudette PaintingAnthony Gaudette Painting
Cara Z.
Leo painted my maple cabinets (SW Ice Cube) and my kitchen walls (SW Evening Shadow). I love that he sprayed the cabinets (inside and out) and used high-quality products. He presented me immediately with a reasonable quote, he e-mailed me a professional contract, he sent a color specialist to my home (included in price), he sent referrals, took time to explain the project, he guarantees his work, and he left everything clean. Perhaps most importantly, the craftsmanship on the cabinets is top notch! He added extra touches (like applying door pads and spraying a stool that I requested). I have high standards and would not just hire anybody for such an intricate and long project. I highly recommend Total Pro Services for kitchen cabinet painting! Thank you, Leo!
Total Pro PaintersTotal Pro Painters
Nick C.
Nilso and his team did an excellent job on the entire fist floor of my house including the cabinets, trim, ceilings and walls. The job was done on time and on budget and Nilso provided his expert opinion through out the entire process. I would highly recommend GHI for any home painting project. I look forward to having Nilso and his team back at my home this winter for additional work.
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Mary J.
We had our living room and dining room painted by Jamie and he did a wonderful job ! Came on the day he said he could start , finished in one day which was great and the rooms look so much brighter . Professional job and he is as pleasant to work with as his work reflects . Already spoke to him about doing other projects in our home .. Thank you Jamie !
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Evander P.
Ricardo transfromed our kitchen and living room with his paint job. The walls are perfectly smooth and our house looks so freshened up and brand new! He went above and beyond for my wife and I. He was very kind and worked really hard while being here. My wife and I are very happy with our new color! Thank you Ricardo, we will definitely be returning customers!
A!C Painting Services ProA!C Painting Services Pro
Linda F.
What a great company! We wanted to change our kitchen cabinets from natural wood to white but our cabinets were in great shape. We decided to have them painted instead. I was skeptical at first but once I spoke to Nilson we were confident we had the right person for the job. Well we weren't wrong! The cabinets look wonderful. They look like new cabinets without the mess and cost. Nilson and his team are wonderful. He inspects every detail. Thanks Nilson, we love our new kitchen so much.
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Victoria l.
Aroldo and his crew are awesome! I live in an old Victorian house that desperately needed work including painting, scraping, replacing dead wood and fixing up porches, etc. He made it look like a completely different house. He and his crew have amazing work ethic, working long hours in the heat and starting early in the morning. These guys were such hard workers that even my neighbors and people drove by and commented on how hard they work and what an excellent job they were doing. I really can't say enough good things about them. I'm so happy with the result. He is very pleasant, professional, honest, easy to work with,and quick to respond to calls. I cannot say enough good things about him and highly recommend hiring him. It still needs some work but I love my house now.
Aroldo’s PaintingAroldo’s Painting
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