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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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 long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

Reviews for Medford painters
Madeleine M.
He was a life saver . He went to buy the paint . Matches the paint . My stairs look great .
Galvez Painting Corp.Galvez Painting Corp.
Nikita S.
Nicely painted back porch
Jame’s paintingJame’s painting
Katy C.
Rainbow Painting Pro provided a great value for what they charged me. They did an amazing job painting the house and a picnic table I had. Caroline would always contact me to let me know how the job was progressing and it turned out great! I highly recommend Rainbow Painting Pro.
Rainbow Painting Pro & Construction LLCRainbow Painting Pro & Construction LLC
Elizabeth H.
Michael Florian is such a sweetheart and a hard worker. He worked through the weekend to make sure the painting was finished prior to other work being done on the house. Highly recommend MFT Painting.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Meg C.
Michael and his team did a fantastic job doing interior painting at our house. They were punctual, professional, and did really high quality work. We were particularly impressed with how good their work was on the trim on our staircase. We will definitely hire MFT Painting again next time we need help with painting.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Elizabeth H.
Chuck was very prompt and checked in re: setting up a time to come and paint the cabinets. His work is great and he was very reasonably priced. Chuck is a really good person. I definitely recommend him for painting.
Clark Custom Painting and FinishesClark Custom Painting and Finishes
Michael did an exterior paint job for me in Medford. Great work!
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Rosemery C.
GGA painting provided quality work. Everyone on the job was professional and courteous. I greatly appreciated their flexibility, as we had a strict deadline for completion of the job. Overall would definitely recommend them for exterior painting. Thanks, guys!
GGA Painting & ServicesGGA Painting & Services
Amir E.
Fantastic job painting our kitchens cabinets and backsplash work. Very responsive and professional.
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Stephanie G.
We had three rooms painted in my house by Paulo. He was very professional and friendly and he worked quickly, cleanly, and skillfully. The price was great as well. We have a few more rooms we would like painted later on and will definitely be using this company.
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Eric L.
I needed my kitchen walls painted and you did a hell of a job at a great price!
Anthony Gaudette PaintingAnthony Gaudette Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was able to accommodate painting my apartment on an extremely tight schedule. The job was done A-1.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Johanna S.
This was a small yet somewhat complex painting job. I needed a utility closet painted. It houses my w/d which broke and my hot water heater. The w/d had been there since 1988. The walls had never been painted. My new w/d are much smaller and so painting was needed. Golsmith answered right away with a very reasonable charge, not too high or too low. I asked if he could come on a Sunday and he did bringing his assistants, his wife and sister. They did a good job in a very tight space. I added on a task-ripping up the old linoleum on the floor that was curling up. They did a great job getting it up and painting the floor with cement paint. I have a small condo. They were so quiet and on task I couldn't hear them. They finished up everything and now I have a fresh new closet waiting for the washer dryer. Take a look at the other projects on his website. He is versatile and competent.
Golsmith Painting CompanyGolsmith Painting Company
Elaine C.
Juan from JK painting was very responsive when texting him. He painted the entire downstairs of my house in one day. He showed up with a big team and they did an excellent job. The painters were very professional and nice. I will be using them again in the future.
JK Painting Service Corp.JK Painting Service Corp.
Tim H.
Selvin was great to work with from the start. He immediately responded to my Thumbtack request and came out the very same day to scope the job. He provided a thorough, detailed quote that outlined the price for each individual item per room. I greatly appreciated the breakdown of the cost to better understand the quote to complete the job. He then fit me into his team’s schedule the following weekend. Our job entailed painting the entire upstairs hallway, stairway, the ceiling on the entire second floor, all the doors on the second floor, trim throughout, and to touch up the paint in the bedrooms. Selvin was very helpful in outlining exactly what paint to buy and how much was needed to compete the job. He and his team do an excellent job of prepping the space prior to painting. The care they took in protecting our floors and covering up furniture was as if they were in their own homes. Their attention to detail is fantastic as they caulked and repaired all cracks and imperfections prior to priming and painting the space. They worked expeditiously to finish the job in a day and a half. The end result is better than I imagined. Selvin and his crew were very professional throughout and are excellent painters. Good group of guys that we enjoyed chatting with and getting to know as well. His price was very fair, the quality is excellent, and they left the house cleaner than when they arrived. I highly recommend Selvin and his team for any painting project.
S and M paintingS and M painting
Caitlin D.
Michael was very responsive. Came on a Sunday to look at the job and then painted on Wednesday before our move. The quality is great and working with him was very easy.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Matthew B.
Ali is very knowledgeable, charges fair prices, and seems genuinely enthusiastic about his craft. Highly recommend him to anyone in need of painting work.
Alex A.
Leonardo was great, on time, very professional, responsive, accommodating and reasonably priced. He was also very careful with everything. Highly recommend him for all painting jobs.
Christine C.
Tatizia was punctual and did an amazing job painting my accent wall. She was very detail oriented and her work was high quality. Would work with her again!
Strong Women Painting CorpStrong Women Painting Corp
Thumbtack Customer
Wow Painting Services did an excellent job! They were professional and did a wonderful job on my project! They exceeded my expectations! Looking forward to using them again in the future!
WoW  Painting ServicesWoW Painting Services
Charlotte C.
I can't recommend Inova Painting highly enough. Junior and his team did a fantastic job painting my entire unit, including the kitchen cabinets. They were able to start on my preferred date and got the job done quickly. The price was more than fair. And Junior is incredibly responsive and a really nice guy. I've already recommended Inova to two people and will certainly call them in the future. Working with them was a great experience!
Inova Painting corp.Inova Painting corp.
Loretta G.
Rinaldo painted almost 3 entire floors, some with odd angles and we couldn’t be happier. His quote was the best and his quality is impeccable. He sanded fixed holes, even found where previous owners had painted over paper and took it down and fixed it. He is nice, he kept us informed, wanted our feedback and worked at a good pace. We have a few other projects and will definitely be asking him back.
Monument paintingMonument painting
Damien B.
Lucas was quick to respond to my initial request. Throughout the process he was easy to deal with responsive to texts. Painting turned out great. They did our living and dining area plus the bedrooms.
TWINS’ ConstructionTWINS’ Construction
Tim H.
Jeris was great to work with from the very start. He quickly responded to my inquiry and provided a very competitive quote. I am very appreciative how he fit me in to his busy schedule and took on the project in a timely manner. Jeris and his team made it a worry free, seamless process from start to finish. They picked up the paint needed, sent me a photo of the receipt along with the physical copy, and added that expense to the total project cost. I was very happy with how they kept an open dialogue throughout the project and regularly provided me updates on how they were doing. The painting project was not an easy one. We remodeled our basement and needed the walls, ceiling, doors, stair risers, and trim all painted a crisp clean white. The walls on the stairs and interior accent wall of the basement are shiplap with the remainder being drywall. The crew did an excellent job plugging all nail holes to prep for painting. They did four coats of white paint throughout all in one day! We couldn’t be happier with how great it looks. Their work is neat, clean, and beautiful. It’s important to note during these uncertain times with COVID how respectful they were in our home. They provided updates via the app, text, and in person. They wore masks when talking to us at all times. Lastly, and this is something that in my mind puts them above and beyond, is how well they cleaned up after they were done. Typically with other contractors we’ve been left with an absolute mess to clean up ourselves. Not in this instance! Jeris and his team not only finished the painting in one day but also cleaned the whole basement and stairs so everything was spotless. In sum, couldn’t be happier with the process, end product, and highly recommend their services.
Healthy Green CleaningHealthy Green Cleaning
Carl D.
Peter came out and estimated the job and I was very pleased with the value. The apartment, which is a rental, looks great. It's ready for new tenants to move in. I highly recommend N.S. Painting Services and plan to utilize this service again.
North Shore Painting Services LLCNorth Shore Painting Services LLC
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