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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 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 Salem painters
Lovie B.
I highly recommend Morais Painting Services. Highly professional, prompt and fair pricing. I will be using them for all of my future painting needs!
Morais painting servicesMorais painting services
Suzanne S.
I hired Alpha Painting to paint my daughter’s condo. Katarina was great scheduling as my daughter needed it painted quickly before she moved in. Christos and Marcos worked tirelessly and were able to paint all 5 rooms in a day! They did an amazing job and my daughter was thrilled. They are true professionals and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. I would highly recommend them and will definitely be using them again in the near future!
Alpha Painting Group and construction LLCAlpha Painting Group and construction LLC
Michael S.
Helped me quote a large painting project over the weekend. Great service!
GL Alliance Construction IncGL Alliance Construction Inc
Esther I.
The crew did a good job with the exterior painting and associated minor repairs. Very punctual, polite and neat.
Eric S.
Great experience working with Jeferson. I had him paint an entire exterior of a garage, all exterior doors, repair some damaged drywall which you couldn’t even tell, repair a few ceilings with compound, sand, prime and paint, paint some baseboard trim, and finally an entire 3 season porch. He did an excellent job and showed up when he said he would. The quality was spot on but also he worked diligently. I highly recommend him.
JBS painting incJBS painting inc
Mr. K.
***SUPERIOR***SUPERIOR***SUPERIOR*** We recently had the pleasure of working with Ali Eldeeb of Advance Painting & Contracting LLC. We found Advance Painting to be the ABSOLUTE BEST we have ever seen. Ali is Highly Professional, Very Responsive, On Time and the work performance of ABSOLUTE PERFECTION make Advance Painting a high end contractor with a more than reasonable pricing. Ali and his team is at the Top of our list for Prompt Completion & Full Satisfaction. Thank you so much from the Selecky Family for everyone's Hard Work.
Mike W.
Cleib and his team did an amazing job painting several rooms in our new home. He was very accommodating with scheduling us promptly and getting a quality job done prior to our move in, which was a short turnaround. I’d happily recommend him and his crew to anyone in the greater Boston area for their painting needs — thanks Cleib!
WC Painting & General Services IncWC Painting & General Services Inc
Michael S.
Helped quote a large painting job for me over the weekend. Visited the property in under 24 hours and gave a honest and affordable quote
Carrera Painting serviceCarrera Painting service
Thumbtack Customer
The dates they were to accent /paint my house were rained out. I contacted them 2 more times. Again rained out. It was a small paint job but they never got back to me. I even told them if they didn't want to do it to just let me know. No response what-so-ever. Nice guys, not so nice company.
NN Painting (NNPI)NN Painting (NNPI)
Thumbtack Customer
I work at a daycare center and we were looking for someone to paint our front doors seasonal, and to paint a mural in our indoor play area. I am so very happy that I found Colorful Kids. Renee, who is the person who has and is still doing the work for us is amazing. She painted a snow scene on our front door and we have had so many compliments on how good it came out. And in our inside play area, she has painted a mural of a playground with children playing, on one side is a lighthouse with the beach and seagulls flying. On the other side it will be a farm. It is absolutely beautiful. She also did our hallways with children, flowers, trees. She painted all the windows at each of the classrooms. She has done a lot of work. She does such amazing work. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a mural, window painting, anything that she would be able to do. I am so happy that I chose her to do the work. She has gone far and beyond our expectations. She is a very nice person, and always comes when she says she is coming. She is very professional. I just can't say enough how much we love her work!!!!
Colorful Kids Face PaintingColorful Kids Face Painting
Shrutika M.
Carlos and his team did a stunning job from start to finish! Everything was done seamlessly, without any hiccups. The color options were vast and they gave us the right advice about what would work for our cabinets and what wouldn’t. This was our first experience with them and we are so happy to have worked with Carbea Painting on our first home. Definitely recommend Carbea for all your painting needs!
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Thumbtack Customer
My wife and I bought a new bedroom set and decided to have the room painted before it arrived. The furniture was due to be delivered on Tuesday but we didn't decide on paint until Saturday. I reached out to Mike through Thumbtack on Saturday to explain the tight schedule and he had a crew at my house at 7am on Monday morning and finished the job that day. He was courteous, understanding and the room came out great! We can't be happier with our new room.
ScreenCoat Painting & FlooringScreenCoat Painting & Flooring
Shirley C.
I had two rooms to be painted with short notice and a two day deadline. Claudio provides a fast estimate and completed the work on time. The quality of the work is excellent. I highly recommend him. He is is professional and personable.
Painting by CláudioPainting by Cláudio
Theo S.
We recently used Nilso from GHI Fine Painting and Stains to complete cabinet painting job at our home. After many years of abuse our cabinets were in bad shape. All I can say is that they look better than brand new after hiring this crew. They were professional, on-time, responsive, and CLEAN. After they left our house was immaculate. They were initially contracted to repaint our kitchen cabinets, which they did an amazing job. It looks better than they came from the factory! After seeing the quality of job they did on the cabinets I had them stay on and repaint our entire kitchen walls ceiling and living room area. They use the best paints and helped us decide on a color that we are very happy with. Overall, I would use this team again and I would recommend them to you if you are looking to hire someone for a similar job. We are extremely happy with the outcome and are glad we made the decision to go with them .
GHI Fine Painting & WoodworkingGHI Fine Painting & Woodworking
Thumbtack Customer
What a pleasant experience!!! Not only did Mike get my rooms painted in a very timely manner, he did a wonderful job. I would highly recommend ScreenCoat. If you are looking for quick service and a job well done, ScreenCoat is the one to call.
ScreenCoat Painting & FlooringScreenCoat Painting & Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
I had a small apartment that needed to be painted and some floors that needed to be lightly sanded and have a light coat of polyurethane. The work was done on time by the owner and his associate and was of the highest quality. The apartment looks great and I would certainly use this company again.
ScreenCoat Painting & FlooringScreenCoat Painting & Flooring
Christine G.
We are so pleased with Junior's work. He painted 4 rooms and a hallway in our house before we moved in. He completed everything in a single day (initially planned for 2 days). The quality of his work is fantastic. We would definitely hire Junior again!
Inova Painting corp.Inova Painting corp.
Nibal A.
Extremely professional. You can tell Ali really enjoys what he does. He has been extremely helpful in picking out paint colors and advising on projects. Works hard and fast. His prices are also very reasonable. Won't use anyone else!
Jessica w.
I hired Northeast painter to fix water damage from a leak and to refinish and paint my living room and bedroom ceilings which were old and cracked. The team was extremely responsive and respectful throughout the process and did a fantastic job for a reasonable price. Will definitely hire them for future work.
Northeast Painter and Construction LLCNortheast Painter and Construction LLC
Chad C.
I hired Medardo to paint the whole interior (and some exterior) of a project I was working on. He was very easy to work with, as well as pleasant and professional. In addition it was refreshing to work with someone who answered his phone or txt messages promptly. Often times people don’t answer their phone calls, txts, or emails- however I did not find Medardo to be like that. We touched based many times throughout the project and he either answered my calls, or got back to me within minutes. I worked with him on a fixed rate price for the project, but did add in several extras- overall I thought pricing was reasonable and fair. Hourly rate is higher than I normally pay as a RE investor, but Medardo is a hard worker (and pretty quick) so he’s not burning time on the clock—well worth it for odds and ends painting items. I also found Medardo to be friendly and easy going- I enjoyed working with him, and will definitely call him for future projects. Based on my experience I would highly recommend others to call Medardo for their painting needs.
Galvez PaintingGalvez Painting
Mary S.
Roland and his crew were great! I was really impressed at how much care went into the prep work before painting even started. The crew was on time every morning, took care to protect floors and furniture, and did an outstanding job. We got several quotes and they were definitely the best value.
Roland Painting, LLCRoland Painting, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Lou and his painting crew did a wonderful job on my exterior of my house. The communication was great and trust me I must have e-mailed him 20 times and he always responded that day. The attention to detail was superb and I couldn't ask for anything more. I am very happy with outside of my house now it is time to do inside which I will have this crew do. I would recommend this crew to anyone who wants quality work. Thank you Lou
Lou's Painting CompanyLou's Painting Company
Thom H.
Aicardo responded to my search on Thumbtack and was able to check out my painting job and provide a detailed estimate (with two options) all within a quick timeframe. He was very helpful in providing me with advice on how to get the house ready for his work. Throughout the project, Aicardo maintained steady communication in person and through texts. He was always respectful and professional. I am most impressed with how he was able to repair and bring back to life my 140 year old horsehair plaster walls. Although home projects can be stressful, Aicardo helped to make this one easy due to his ever-present focus, effort, and kindness; it was a pleasure having him help me with my home.
A!C Painting Services ProA!C Painting Services Pro
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