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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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.

Reviews for Malden painters
Glendon G.
Nice job to paint walls around staircase
Molly S.
Jose and his team helped paint our unit after our tenants moved out. He gave us by far the best quote, picked up the Benjamin Moore paint we requested, and was in and out with a large team within a day. What more could you want? We'd definitely recommend Jose for your painting needs.
David F.
I contacted Kelly Gomes Services to paint my dining room. The painter was on time and extremely professional. I was SO impressed with how great the room came out that I am going to have them paint some more rooms!
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Melissa R.
David did an excellent job painting two rooms in my home. Would absolutely hire again!
Deluxe MP Painting IncDeluxe MP Painting Inc
Shari F.
They did a great job painting the exterior of our Boston home. Would definitely hire them again.
Home Aesthetics LLCHome Aesthetics LLC
Karen M.
GHI Fine Painting provided a spectacular exterior paint job on my house. The quality and the service that the GHI team exhibited is difficult to find in home improvement companies and contractors. Nilso was more than accommodating in helping us choose the colors for our house and ensured that all the work we requested was completed. The entire team of painters was super diligent and respectful of the property. I honestly cannot recommend GHI Fine Painting enough. My house looks beautiful thanks to Nilso and his team!
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Andre T.
These guys work hard to get the job done and they are skilled in their profession. I recommend them for your painting needs.
E C A paintingE C A painting
Claudia G.
Michael has done a fantastic job in painting our entire home and smoothing out the ceilings from the previous texture they held. We had no idea of what white color tone we wanted for the walls, but we trusted Michael’s suggestion and he moved forward. We couldn’t be happier with the result of his work. Not to mentioned he sanded our 1900 radiators and painted them, leaving them as new as ever! Michael is responsive and quick to take action to accommodate our other ongoing projects - e.g. agreeing to come back and paint the floor trims after the hardwood floors are refinished. I highly recommend his hard work and eye on making our new home perfection! Paint can go a long way in your home renovation process - hire him!
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Dorota S.
Robert did a fantastic job painting our exterior doors and four posts on our front porch. He was very professional, always clearly communicated with us, and the work was very well done. He even accommodated a last minute change, which we really appreciated. Highly recommend him for any painting projects!
Thumbtack Customer
I needed to have the painting done quickly. Luckily he was available, stayed late, and did a great job for a great price. Will use him in the future!
Teles Painting and Cleaning,incTeles Painting and Cleaning,inc
Harold F.
Michael was a great person to hire for the job. He is courteous and on time and did a great job and honest on price. We plan on hiring him for our next painting project
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Tim L.
I hired Orlando to paint my living room and trim/doors. He made sure everything we wanted was complete to our satisfaction before he left.
Orlando's painting & svc incOrlando's painting & svc inc
Nick B.
Jose and the crew did a great job painting our house and garage! They were incredibly efficient - they scraped the house and garage, repaired trim and siding, & painted in just 4 full days - amazing! Everyone was friendly & great to talk to, they even made sure to say hi to our dog to try and put him at ease. Finally, the finished product looks wonderful! My only minor “complaint” is the amount of paint chips left around the yard - but this is more of a note. Understandably there will be bits and pieces strewn about, it was windy and they scraped the 2nd & 3rd floors. Overall it was a great experience, the quality and value of the work is great and I will definitely hire them again if we have future projects of this scale! I highly recommend them!
Nicola L.
They did a fabulous job and were very professional. My deck looks awesome and they even painted a door for me! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any of my friends.
Inter PaintingInter Painting
Caroline k.
Ronnie responded to me right away and was able to come see our potential painting project the next day. He was kind and upfront about the quote he provided me.
Two Men And A BrushTwo Men And A Brush
Kenneth L.
Amazing guy, the quality of work and efficiency in which he painted our apartment was very impressive. After he was done, he left our apartment cleaner than when he started.
Hernández paintingHernández painting
Dan R.
Troy did a fantastic job painting our whole house: trim, ceilings and all walls. We also had a few rooms that needed plaster work and now they look flawless. We could not recommend Troy more. He gave us quotes right away and really worked with us on painting our house around our schedule. Troy was fast, reliable and the quality of his work is unsurpassable. He even recommended some great colors to put on our walls. Everyone who comes over compliments the paint. The house feels fresh and new. Troy goes above and beyond his job. He helped us find a local plumber because we had just moved to town. If you need a painter or a contractor I highly recommend Troy you will be not disappointed. We will definitely be calling him again in the future.
Troy's Painting & Remodeling LLCTroy's Painting & Remodeling LLC
Andre T.
If you want quality work then look no further. Troy’s Painting & Remodelling not only exceeded expectations but also provided excellent consultation regarding various aspects of on going remodelling. I highly recommend Troy for your job.
Troy's Painting & Remodeling LLCTroy's Painting & Remodeling LLC
Audra K.
Really great work- 100% would hire Junior again. I can be detail oriented to a fault, and cannot say anything but great things about the quality of Inova’s work. They painted kitchen cabinets and a handful of rooms, plus the kitchen ceiling in 3 days.
Inova Painting corp.Inova Painting corp.
Alice O.
Nilso was very professional, he made us feel very confident about trusting him with our paint job and we weren't disappointed. The walls were done perfectly with delicate straight lines, and delivered on time way before he estimated. It was a clean job and we would recommend him everytime
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Thumbtack Customer
Reubert did a great job all around. He was the first to respond to my request, provided a quote which he stayed within and completed the job within the timeframe that met my needs. The quality of his work is excellent. I definitely recommend him for interior paint jobs and I would hire him again.
Color Precise Painting, IncColor Precise Painting, Inc
Lauren C.
Mike and his team were timely, professional and neat. They did a really great job painting the interior of my house (3 rooms and a hallway downstairs). Everything looks great and they were able to clean up dust caused by my use of incense that had stained the walls and ceiling. They even were able to finish a few hours early which was awesome. I would totally recommend them.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Thumbtack Customer
I had a single bedroom painted over. It's been overdue for awhile. The old wallpaper was peeling in the corners and around the window. I didn't want to spend more money boarding and plastering the old horsehair plaster walls. Paulo was able to salvage the walls and repair the areas of peeling wallpaper. The whole experience was awesome from beginning to end! Paulo was punctual, polite, and professional throughout the entire process. The final result was better than expected! I would definitely hire him again for future projects!
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Sara B.
I am very happy with the work of Alex Dias and his crew! Alex came promptly to give me an estimate on interior and exterior painting and had a crew finish the entire job within a week of me contacting him--in June! Amazing. I'm especially impressed with his painters who, in addition to being friendly, did excellent work and were also very accommodating of requests and other contractors working on the house at the same time. A great experience from start to finish--and a great value. My neighbors have even commented on the high quality of the work. Thanks Alex!
Alex Dias Painting IncAlex Dias Painting Inc
Arthur B.
We spoke with a number of painters right after we closed on our home and hired Adelson and his team to paint our living and dining rooms, re-plaster our ceiling, and they installed recessed lights(and our chandelier!). Adelson gave us great suggestions that let us bring the rooms more alive and we couldn't be happier. He was more than accommodating when it came to working around our moving schedule, and he was very helpful when we we had trouble on deciding on the colors of the trims and our walls. We highly recommend Jaragua's services!
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
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