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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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

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 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.

Reviews for Peabody painters
Janice M.
CPN Painting did a beautiful job painting my living and dining rooms. They were professional and excellent to deal with. Next time I need painting or someone asks, I will be referring CPN!
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Francis E.
The crew was on time. Their finished product was excellent. The clean-up afterward was spotless. Everyone was personable, courteous, and professional. If ever I need painting again, I would call on Rolland Painting.
Roland Painting, LLCRoland Painting, LLC
Justin S.
The Galvez Painting Team did an outstanding job on painting my front porch. They did it in a half day and I would hire them again for future work. I would highly recommend them!
Galvez Painting Corp.Galvez Painting Corp.
Maria M.
Excellent professional painting and textured, I highly recommend his work
I just had Robs Painting Inc. fix and paint two rooms in my house. I was so impressed at how quickly and efficiently they got the job done. I had ceilings that needed to be repaired and repainted from water damage and they did a fantastic job. I would definitely recommend Robs Painting Inc to anyone looking to repaint their house, and we have rehired them for another project coming up.
Robs Painting Inc.Robs Painting Inc.
Nikki D.
I was very happy with how quick they came for an estimate and how quick and efficient they were. I asked for a couple extra things painted and it was not a problem, minor things like a few extra pieces of trim. I would hire Hernández painting again and recommend them.
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Lawrence D.
Claudio has been real helpful and professional his communication has been excellent and his work is efficient. The cabinets he painted and walls he painted came out great the quality was on point. Overall my experience with Claudio has been great and would book him again.
Painting by CláudioPainting by Cláudio
Stephanie T.
Rainbow Painting recently painted my living room, kitchen and dining room. They were very responsive with my initial inquiry and always very professional. Their quote was the best compared to some other quotes I received. The quality of work provided was immaculate. The rooms came out perfect and they did an amazing job cleaning up after themselves. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a painter and I plan on using them again in the near future to paint my kitchen cabinets.
Rainbow Painting Pro LLCRainbow Painting Pro LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Roland and his team painted my son's room two colors and all the trim and doors. They were on time, professional, and meticulous!! The room is stunning and Roland expects nothing but the best outcome;that's what we got. With another baby on the way, we will definitely be hiring them for all our painting needs.
Roland Painting, LLCRoland Painting, LLC
Marianne R.
Excellent job! I had a room stripped of wallpaper and then painted. Very very satisfied. Would definitely hire again!
Troy's Painting & Remodeling LLCTroy's Painting & Remodeling LLC
Jim F.
I am a VERY picky customer, so I had the company back a couple of times. I had a hardwood floor put down and painting. The painting I had many problems, but by the few call backs it came out Awesome!!! They had no problems coming back and no waiting time back the next day. I already got a price for another room.
North Shore Painting Services LLCNorth Shore Painting Services LLC
Angela P.
Ali was great!!! He showed up on time and gave excellent prices and his work was amazing!!! We will definately use him again for future painting projects...
Victor O.
Roland and his team came in and did a superb job. I even hired him for more work than I originally wanted. This was the cleanest paint job I’ve seen in many years!
Roland Painting, LLCRoland Painting, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Roland did an amazing job painting our home office. We live in a typical New England home that was built in the 1800s and it needed a lot of prep work. He want above and beyond what we expected by painting doors and even a radiator that was in bad shape. He was quick, professional, and made sure he didn't cut on quality while still giving us a very fair price. Our room looks beautiful and we will be hiring Roland for the other rooms in our house.
Roland Painting, LLCRoland Painting, LLC
Steve C.
Great work by Talles and his crew. We had a slight communication issue over scope of work, but Talles quickly remedied the issue with a return visit to finish the last little bit of painting. I am very happy with the results!
Aguilar paint home improvementAguilar paint home improvement
If you are looking for the best, look no further. Aicardo did a perfect job painting three rooms in our home including walls, ceilings, doors, and lots of trim. He is neat and tidy and is such a pleasure to work with. Thank you again Aicardo!!!
A!C Painting Services ProA!C Painting Services Pro
Samantha s.
Gilber was great to work with! We initially hired him to paint our living room, dining room, and foyer and we were so happy with his work that we asked him to come back to paint three bedrooms. We had searched around and got a few different quotes and Gilber was the most reasonable. When we reached out to him, he came to look at the project within an hour and gave me a quote that same day. He is very quick to respond and will work with you around your schedule. We will definitely be hiring Gilber again in the future!
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Bob C.
Very nice, responsible. Great work ethic. Went above and beyond what was expected of them. They were on time. Did what the said they would do. Plus sum. My fence project came out great. I would definitely higher them again for my painting needs. An price quoted was very fair.
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Ron S.
E & B just finished up today and I would give them 5+ stars. They did a great job, showed up every day exactly as promised, were friendly and responsive to any request or small change I requested, and I'd absolutely use them again and recommend them to anyone else looking for an excellent painting company.
E&B General PaintingE&B General Painting
Kendra M.
We used Total Pro Painters to paint our kitchen cabinets as well as the trim, wainscoting, doors, and walls in our kitchen. We are so happy with the results! Our kitchen went from outdated and drab to crisp and bright. Leo and his team were professional, responsive, friendly, and provided a great value for the total cost. We would recommend Total Pro Painters to anyone!
Total Pro PaintersTotal Pro Painters
Rita G.
Valerie was just an amazing person. On time, clean, very pleasant. Fun to have around. She was spotless. She did 3 rooms plus trimmings and ceilings and some doors in less than 2 days. Not one drop of paint spilled on floors or furniture. Impeccable! Would surely reccomend to anyone. Her prices are hard to beat. Love, love my rooms. Coming back for more work. Great job Valerie!!!!
Valerie’s PaintingValerie’s Painting
Deniz B.
I'm an art consultant working with a company called Interia Hospitality. I had a large arcade interior design project and needed to find a muralist to take up the challenge. I'm SO happy I worked with David on this project! Not only was the final product absolutely perfect, he was professional and responsive throughout the project. He was an absolute pleasure to work with! We began by reviewing the space together and I asked for some preliminary sketches. The sketches are detailed and give you a good idea of the final product. After approvals, he got to work painting. There were unexpected tricky areas in the project - patterned brick walls & high spaces - but the project & wall prep went smoothly despite this. David was great on finding creative solutions to any challenge that arose. The arcade remained open while he was painting & he was very flexible working around regular business hours. I will definitely hire this extremely talented artist again!! Go check it out in person - In the Game, Peabody! It's seriously awesome!
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Victor O.
I have to start off by saying the quality and the workmanship was quite remarkable. I had my cabinets priced by 5 different Pros and got a variety prices. GHI came to my house and gave me an in depth explanation of what his price included. This wasn't just a cabinet paint job but rather an entire refinishing project with a full warranty. When everyone else offered 6 moths, he offered more. So I decided to take a chance and spend a little more for quality work, a decision that I did not come to regret. The refinishing job they did was amazing! GHI said the job would take 5 days and they were true to their word. My wife and I are amazed at how the cabinets turned out. It is so refreshing to come home to a new kitchen for about a 1/3 of the price of a full renovation. In the end, it was totally worth it to spend a little more now oppose to spending money now and having to spend much more a few years down the road. Thank you Nilso of GHI Fine Painting and Stains.
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Cheryl A.
Peter B. responded quickly to my project request. He stopped by my home to see the project detail. His professional approach caught my attention. As he spoke I heard his expertise and knew he would do an excellent job in my home. He did not disappoint. Peter sent his crew for a two day project. Day 1, Mike and Jesse came by to prepare the kitchen walls and began to paint. Jesse did such a great job removing the kitchen wallpaper and his clean up was impeccable. Mike painted my accent wall in living room and foyer. With Mike you get a great painter along with his kind personality/entertainment :) Day 2, Jamie came by to install my hardware to the cabinets. Jamie's attention to detail is superb! He did an awesome job!! I appreciate Peter and his crew. My kitchen renovation was a pleasure to conclude with Peter's crew adding the finishing touch!! Job well done guys!! Thank you!
North Shore Painting Services LLCNorth Shore Painting Services LLC
It was a pleasure working with Peter for this renovation. He responded to my texts in a timely manner and answered my many questions. His price was fair and the work done was impeccable. Mike, Jesse and Paul did a fantastic job painting my walls, doors and staircase. An extra special thank you to Paul for a wonderful job putting up my wallpaper in my 1/2 bathroom. I love it! I would hire them again in a second...but after this 3 month renovation, I am done for awhile. They were going to hang a picture for me while they were on the ladder, but unfortunately they forgot to do it. Other than that, I am extremely happy with their services.
North Shore Painting Services LLCNorth Shore Painting Services LLC
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