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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Waltham painters
Abbie T.
Spotless Painting came to our business office to paint some accent walls around the office. They were professional, on time and did a great job. They were accommodating to our needs and did not disrupt the business when they came in to paint.
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
Ashley E.
MFT Painting was extremely responsive. They were professional, careful and did an outstanding job on our cabinets. I would recommend them for all your painting needs.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Rob Carter through Thumbtack to paint our baby room. I thought the price he charged was quite reasonable. Prior to painting the room, he visited my house and provided me a quote. We then decided on the date he would paint the room. Rob showed up on time. I really appreciated the fact that he took his time in painting the room. In addition, after he had completed the painting, he offered to come back for some touch up. He ensured to come back at the time that he had told me he would. My experience was Rob was a good one, and I would certainly strongly recommend him to anyone who is considering a paint job.
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
Max L.
Great job painting our front door and bulkhead doors!
Sharpline PaintersSharpline Painters
Bengisu C.
Michael and his team did an exellent job! Finished earlier than estimated time! 3 rooms, plastered and painted the hallway walls, painted railings, kitchen walls and cabinets less then 10 days!!!! couldn't ask a better painter! I highly recomend him!!!
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Juan and his team were on time and professional. They did a nice job with the paint job in my basement and finished on time.
JK Painting Service Corp.JK Painting Service Corp.
Lise S.
Sal is very professional and reliable. He fixed a water stain I had on my ceiling and painted the bedroom and bathroom ceilings. He was also responsive to fixing a crack and repainting the area on my wall. There was evidence of the crack. He did a fantastic job and I would recommend him to anyone looking to paint or wallpaper their home.
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sal did an awesome job painting our kitchen. He was super fast in responding to our urgent request, and came the same day to quote the job. Came back the next day to do the job. Very professional and friendly, and good with our cat, too. We will definitely be calling Sal for any paint job in the future at our next house.
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Matt C.
Sal from Superior Wall Covering & Painting was amazing and a lifesaver! He helped out with short notice on a project to paint a 13x13 bedroom as part of a tenant turnover for Sept 1. As a landlord of a luxury townhouse, it means a lot that he provided exceptional value: a) punctual: he confirmed the appointment, he showed up EARLY, and got started right away, b) professional: he is extremely professional and friendly, c) quality: his quality is impeccable without a drip or mess anywhere, d) efficient: he works quickly and efficiently (saving me time and money), e) value: his quoted price was fair and worth every penny. I was so pleased, I asked him to paint the master bathroom (he was flexible enough to take the on-the-spot project, fortunately) and he continued to impress. But the best part for any landlord: my new tenants were thrilled with the results. I will be hiring Superior Wall Covering & Painting again to paint my primary residence in the near future after this wonderful experience. Great job, Sal - keep up the great work!
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Maria D.
Hernandez painting came promptly to give an estimate which was very fair and they were polite and easy to commuicate with. They did a good job arriving on time and being very careful to protect the floors, and cleaned up so well. They were very careful painting and did a third coat when the second did not cover well enough. I highly recommend this team and will use them again.
Hernández paintingHernández painting
Anna P.
The painters did a beautiful job on these old horsehair plastered walls. They were also very courteous and tidy. I highly recommend Taracenes Painting Services!
Taracenas Painting services CorpTaracenas Painting services Corp
Laura P.
I have a large job but wanted to get a sense of Shaq’s work. Pleased to say it was a delightful experience. Had 1/2 of my bedroom painted, the remainder is for wallpaper. Will continue to use Courtney’s Paint for the larger work in a few weeks. That’s a lot of awful ceiling work where leaking radiators have damaged ceilings below, and additionally sand & paint baseboards, chair rails, doors and sills. That’s a lot of time to have people in the house during the pandemic. But again, professional, mask wearing, taping & drop cloths, I had little concern for my safety. I left them in the room and went about my business.
Courteney’s PaintCourteney’s Paint
Megan R.
Had a very positive experience with MFT painting my wood cabinets. It only took a few days to have my kitchen back and the price was extremely reasonable.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Weyarn Y.
Spotless Painting was great! They were hired to clean and restain my deck and they were very responsive, punctual, and did a great job. I would definitely recommend them!
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
Jas C.
We hired Dereck to paint our cabinets and are very pleased with them! He was very professional and easy to work with. We had a dual color paint scheme (top was white and bottom was blue) and Dereck was very patient with us as we tried out many colors to get it just right. He was also very neat and quick. And so reasonably priced as well. He is repainting our downstairs next month and look forward to the results!
DK PaintingDK Painting
Ashwini P.
It was simply great to work with Justin. He is extremely responsive and professional. He did a fantastic painting job - we are really pleased with his work and will hire him again whenever needed.
Dream Vision DesignDream Vision Design
Alex L.
Michael with MFT Painting was definitely a right choice. Arrived in time for the onsite estimate and the job itself. Did everything as promised at the price initially quoted. Professional and polite. Would highly recommend.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Alex C.
Sal was great - very quick response, clearly knew his stuff when he came to look at the job, and was able to get us scheduled in quickly. Work was great; would definitely hire him to do more painting!
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted to get a wooden entranceway and door prepped for painting at my church. Through Thumbtack I received 3 bids. JK Painting was prompt in responding and arranging to see the job. With some back and forth we both got on the same page understanding the scope of the work. The cost was the lowest of the 3 bids. His workers were on the job within 48 hours and finished the prepping within 4-5 hours. They did a fine job and cleaned up the area. I have had positive comments about the quality of the work from several experienced painters.
JK Painting Service Corp.JK Painting Service Corp.
Evan J.
Humberto and his crew did a fantastic job painting multiple walls in my new apartment. They are super hard workers and an excellent value! The only comment I have is punctuality was an issue for both the estimate (hours early) and the day of the job (45 min late).
Galvao painting solutionsGalvao painting solutions
Chris D.
Michael and his assistant were punctual, they did an excellent job with the painting (of two rooms), they were considerate, and they were efficient (completing the job in just a few hours). I'm so glad I chose Michael and I definitely will use him again for any similar job!
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Daniel L.
Sal was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive from day 1 and up front about timelines and cost. He did such a high quality job in both painting and wall papering and made sure throughout the process we were happy with the work. I’d recommend Sal to anyone!
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
After arriving late, Bruno and his helper did a fine job, quick, efficient, and cleaned up well. He did what we asked and more. We had bought the paint and expanding the job used it about all up. We should have got a quart more.
BC Painting and ServicesBC Painting and Services
Matt F.
I highly recommend Thomas for painting services. He worked within our extremely tight schedule and somehow managed to get all the work done in less time than he originally expected. The work quality was fantastic, and Thomas was incredibly polite and professional. Wouldn't hesitate for a second to hire him again for any projects in the future.
T. J. Wissler Painting & ContractingT. J. Wissler Painting & Contracting
Katie C.
We had a fantastic experience with Sal! The last person we hired to plaster our walls did such a crappy job that we were worried about hiring someone else. But, Sal was super communicative, and made our walls look so much better! Quality plastering and painting, and just an all around stand up guy! Highly recommend him!
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
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