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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a painter when social distancing?

If you hire a painter, maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times, sanitize involved surfaces and spaces, and use digital payment services instead of cash or a check. When contacting and consulting with a painter, make sure you discuss a plan that will keep everyone safe while the painter works on your project.

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.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

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Reviews for West Roxbury painters
Isabelle E.
Great experience overall. The painting job on our house looks really great and professional.Thanks again
THE BEST PAINTING & SERVICES INC.THE BEST PAINTING & SERVICES INC.
Christine P.
Matthaios and his crew did an amazing job painting my new condo. He was professional, punctual and thorough in the work that he did. I have very little knowledge when it coming to painting and choosing colors. Matthaios was patient with me, offered to meet me at the neighborhood paint shop and to help me select the proper colors for my condo. The cost was also reasonable. I appreciate all the work Matthaios did and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
MZ Painting and RepairsMZ Painting and Repairs
Angeles S.
Gracy and her team did a great work, painting all the house. Very proffesional . I will hire them for my next project.
GL Alliance Construction IncGL Alliance Construction Inc
Elizabeth S.
I used Adelson and his crew to paint and remodel the inside of my home they did an amazing job for the cost and I would recommend them to everyone
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
Laura C.
Working with Danny and Rainbow Painting was great. Danny was extremely responsive and professional. He got back to me right away, was able to come give me an estimate that week, and worked with my schedule to plan the project. His crew came on time when expected and got my exterior garage painting job done in three days as promised. The project looks great and was affordable. Would recommend and use again!
Rainbow Painting Pro LLCRainbow Painting Pro LLC
Dave O.
Had MS painting repaint my house and they did a fantastic job at a fair price. They were a pleasure to work with and were very responsive to changes I asked for during the project.
MS PAINTING INCMS PAINTING INC
Thumbtack Customer
Ellen Pierce was fabulous to work with! She helped us select the perfect exterior color for our home. The painting crew arrived promptly each day and provided quality work.
Pierce Painting & DecoratingPierce Painting & Decorating
Anna J.
Carlos did an awesome job painting two bedrooms and a bathroom in our new home. The rooms were darker colors and we chose to paint them lighter colors - he worked extremely hard and made the rooms look amazing! Carlos was very responsive and true to his word. He did the job for a great price and was able to do the job with very short notice very efficiently! We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent painter. Thanks Carlos!
Carlos the PainterCarlos the Painter
Jeordan L.
We were selling our house on a tight timeline. Marcos and his team painted the outside of our house on deadline and on budget. It looks beautiful and we’re very happy. Thanks for being so professional.
MS PAINTING INCMS PAINTING INC
Mary S.
What an INCREDIBLE job by Michael! He painted the house exterior (brick, foundation and railing) which wasn’t easy to do and did an amazing job. The house is truly transformed and looks great. I HIGHLY recommend him!
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Brandie C.
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Galvez Painting. They recently completed an exterior paint job for our house, repair work on rotted wood, and re-staining of our front and back deck. Here is why you should hire them: 1) They were prompt, responsive, transparent and very fair with their estimate (and it was on target at the end of the job as well). 2) They started and finished the job when they said they would. How many times have you had a contractor say they would start on a certain date just to have it postponed because they got a better job? 3) Every day they showed up on time. They worked meticulously and cleaned up every day as well. 4) Their work is the best we've ever had in terms of painting on our house. 5) They were willing to take a "small job." Our house is primarily Hardi-plank, so they were just doing trim work and then staining our decks. They happily bid on the project. 6) They are patient, will answer your questions, and are some of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Medardo Galvez and his team. They go above and beyond in their work. I am so happy we found them when searching for professionals. Thank you!!
Galvez Painting Corp.Galvez Painting Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Five stars all round. They did a phenomenal job on our apartment, and were as equally phenomenal to work with. They helped us stay within our budget and made it no work for us. They provided all materials and even came to do a paint match in a room we liked. Additionally they were quick to fit into our short timeframe. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for a job well done with easy to work with company!
costa painting cp LLCcosta painting cp LLC
Amanda J.
Lisandro and his team did a great job with my basement! I had my basement finished and was trying to take care of all the painting myself, but needed help. His team came in and finished the job for me, and I'm so happy I hired them. They did great quality work, covered and worked around the items I had in the space so well, were very professional and punctual. Great team & would highly recommend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Hernández paintingHernández painting
Kim K.
Believe all the 5-star reviews. Matt and team were awesome and I'm so glad I chose M&C for my house painting job. Matt responded quickly, quoted the job fairly, and was able to schedule and complete the work even faster than I'd hoped. His associates Fabio, Joci, and Daniel were skilled and totally committed to quality work, right down to the very last details (even going above and beyond). The whole process was just so easy and painless, and I'm so happy with the finished product! I'll recommend M&C any chance I get. Thanks again, Matt!
M&C Painting-Home Solutions LLCM&C Painting-Home Solutions LLC
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