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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 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.
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
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 PaintingGalvez Painting
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
Thumbtack Customer
I used Reubert on a client's house and was very impressed with his quality work. He painted, living room, kitchen, hallway, bathroom, deck floor and door and stained the front door to the unit. He shows up on time, early even at times, was very responsive and professional with all of his communications and provided his knowledge and feedback throughout the project. His pricing was very reasonable. I called his references and both had lots of praises of his work. I would use him again in a heart beat.
Color Precise Painting, IncColor Precise Painting, Inc
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