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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 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 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 PaintingGalvez Painting
MELISSA W.
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...
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John K.
High quality painting for a 2 bedroom condo. Responsive and professional. I have saved Galo painting’s number into my phone for future jobs. Would highly recommend.
Galo PaintingGalo Painting
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
SANDRA D.
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!!!
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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
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
PAUL D.
I liked Troy from the moment I met him. I hired him almost immediately and he waited a few months while I had other things done. When I was ready to have my place painted, he was still interested to do the job. His work was excellent, he took very good care of my furnishings by covering everything and put down drop cloths on my hardwood floors. When he was done, he cleaned everything up and helped me move furniture back to its place. I would highly recommend Troy. No need to look for anyone else. He is the real deal! Friendly, professional and meticulous! Thank you Troy!
Troy's Painting & Remodeling LLCTroy's Painting & Remodeling LLC
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