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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 Worcester painters
Judy M.
The employees of mix painting did a great job for us at a great price.
Mix Painting IncMix Painting Inc
Evelyn C.
They haven't painted our house yet. But we have hired them.
Jameson's PaintingJameson's Painting
Alisha H.
Gustavo of G Painting I) responded to my job within the hour it was posted; II) was able to stop by in person to quote the job the same day; III) provided a very reasonable quote; IV) was responsive and informative; and V) timely showed up and performed excellent work when staining my deck. I highly recommend G Painting and will absolutely contact him again to assist with future staining and painting projects.
G paintingG painting
Thumbtack Customer
Great job at a great price!! Will definitely call again for my next painting job!
Avs Painting  & services incAvs Painting & services inc
Samantha K.
Expertly patched & painted our bedroom and woodwork. Looks like a brand new room!
juan feblesjuan febles
Sara R.
Can not say enough great things about Tammy and That Gal Painting!!! Extremely responsive, extremely professional, extremely conciencious, EXCELLENT job painting, Tammy is a real perfectionist, great attention to detail, went above and beyond, left my home very clean when the job was done. Really helped me through a stressful time. Extra thanks to Debbie and Beth too, all the ladies are FABULOUS! I want them to paint every square inch of my house. Could not recommend more highly!
"This Gal" painting"This Gal" painting
Caitlin Z.
Tammy was so quick to respond to the request and was extremely accommodating to find a time to get to our place to provide a quote. Once we decided to move forward with This Gal Painting, she came to our house the next day to paint our bedroom walls and ceiling. The room looks neat, clean, and absolutely perfect!
"This Gal" painting"This Gal" painting
Mike B.
Juan was great. He showed up when he said he would and did everything that was asked of him. We had him paint our living room and kitchen and we're very happy with the results. I'd recommend Juan to friends or family and will likely contract him again for future painting work.
juan feblesjuan febles
Alex B.
Rodrigo is amazing. I cannot wait to hire him again. His work is top notch and you can tell in his dedication to his craft. I got my cabinets painted but I will be hiring him to do any of my painting jobs. If you are looking for a painter you need not to look elsewhere. Thanks again!
RM Pro Painting - CABINETSRM Pro Painting - CABINETS
Merry H.
I am very pleased with the work Jon did for me. He is very personable to work with and did the painting in good time.
HandPrint Painting & ServicesHandPrint Painting & Services
Jennifer K.
Juan is skilled and has outstanding attention to detail. The painting he did for the interior of our house is fantastic - the house looks 100% nicer!
juan feblesjuan febles
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Mal for exterior painting of my home. In addition to chipped and very faded paint, there were a few areas of wood rot that needed replacement. They did a good job replacing the rotten wood on the outside of my sun-porch doors. They also did a good job repairing a door which needed some chipped wood filled, smoothed and painted. But, when I was told they were "finished" with the job, I looked around a saw a number of things wrong. There was a shingle between my 2 garage doors that needed repair or replacement, which I had explicitly pointed out to Mal when he came to see the job. . They had simply painted over the cracks, and not fixed or replaced it. They were sloppy, and left paint paint stains on a paved area near my garage, apparently not having used drop cloths. When I relayed these issues to Mal, he sent the workers back to repair these items. Their " repair" job was sloppy, the broken shingle looked like they just threw some spackle on it, and it looked terrible. They cleaned up maybe just 25% of the paint chips around the house. Furthermore,there is a smooth wood, non shingled area near my front door which had previously had a lot of chipped old paint, which I noticed that instead of being stripped and smoothed, they had just scraped and painted over. The new paint was all bumpy and had already started to crack in a few places, just days after it had been painted. I called Mal to tell him about all of the above, and he did send the workers back again. They did an OK job fixing the shingle and smoothing/repainting that part of the outer wall. They also cleaned up the paint chips, but, as I said, there were paint drop stains on the pavement around my house. When I pointed this out to Mal, he said they would go away with the rain. Overall, the actual paint job is OK, but lacks attention to detail. The main thing though, is the fact that I had to call them back twice to get the job done to my satisfaction. That was quite infuriating, and I paid Mal his full price with quite a heavy heart. There were a number of other details that bothered me. When Mal came to get his deposit, he told me his workers would start the next day and be there by 8 a.m., I needed to leave the garage door unlocked for them. They never showed up the next day, and Mal did not call me to tell me. They showed up a day later, which was fine, but he should have called me, especially as I left a door unlocked, something I am not thrilled about doing when nobody is home. I had asked Mal if his workers would be able to help me out and take some old paint cans I was trying to dispose of, as it is not easy to dispose of old paint. He said they would, but later, he changed his mind and told me that couldn't. They ended up taking a few small cans, but the point is I felt like I was being jerked around, saying he'd do something and then not doing it. Overall, I would not recommend Mal's company. I feel that I got a mediocre job and poor service for the high price I paid. If it weren't for all the service issues I mentioned, and having to call them back here twice when they said they were done, I may have given the work itself 3 stars. But between the mediocrity of the work, and these service issues, 2 stars is all I can give. Y. L, Worcester, MA, 6/1/16.
Mal's Paint & Wallpaper Co.Mal's Paint & Wallpaper Co.
Lindsay C.
Rob did an excellent job at a fair price painting the floors, stairs, and railings of our front and back porches. The quality of the work was all that I hoped it would be and the porches look better than they have in years. Rob's communication was always prompt and clear, the job was done in a timely manner, and the job site was left clean. I would absolutely hire Rob / Spotless Painting again in the future.
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
Christina D.
Would recommend Juan a 100%. He provides quality and detailed work. He painted our living room, dining room and kitchen. It looks amazing. Will be using him in the future.
juan feblesjuan febles
Kelly M.
We had our house painted and it came out absolutely beautiful. They did a great job and everyone was so nice and helpful. We are definitely going to work twitch them on future projects!
Decolremodeling and paintingDecolremodeling and painting
Thumbtack Customer
"This Gal"s painting service was by far the most professional group we have ever hired. They were at all times respectful, and consistantly intent on providing what we required for the perfect paint job on the walls of our 3rd floor room. And they did not leave until we were very satified with a job well done. We would definately recommend them to our friends and neighbors. With them the customer comes first and if that is what you are looking for, then pick the best you can get!
"This Gal" painting"This Gal" painting
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Pro's to paint multiple rooms of our new home with a VERY short time-frame. Not only did they finish in time, they did a great job. Very professional. Would definitely hire these guys again.
Pros Home PaintingPros Home Painting
Tricia P.
Tammy and her crew are great! They were always on time, they were very friendly, they made sure I was happy with the work they were doing. They work incredibly well together and get the job done! I would highly recommend "This Gal" painting!!
"This Gal" painting"This Gal" painting
Alisa S.
Total Pro Painters was fast. They provided an estimate within 24 hours of contacting them on Thumbtack. They painted my living & dining room and hallway of a condo I was moving into in less than a day. The work looks great. I will have them back for other jobs.
Total Pro PaintersTotal Pro Painters
Thumbtack Customer
Jameson and his team did an outstanding job on our interior painting project. His price was reasonable, he was communicative, on time every day and finished ahead of schedule. His team was respectful and organized. We love how the work has transformed the upstairs in our house. We would absolutely hire this company again in the future.
Jameson's PaintingJameson's Painting
Thumbtack Customer
MLP was one of several people whom we got a quote from. All of the quotes came in around the same number but they were the most professional and organized of all the people who quoted us on painting the exterior of our home. They met all of our expectations and then some! They're communication was impeccable, their work was detailed and our home looks fabulous.
ML PaintingML Painting
Liz A.
We unfortunately were not able to work with Spotless Painting due to some scheduling conflicts but my expierence with the company has been incredible. Their professionalism and responsiveness of this company is top notch. I had reached out to the company 6 months ago about painting our house, we worked through the details of the job, always responding within a couple of hours (if not Immediately) and gave us an amazing price (even working within our budget). We had a baby and kind of forgot about the job. We reached back out to spotless (now they are in the spring time where they could have easily upped their price) they waranted their oringal, off season, price and never made me feel like I blew them off. And was ready to complete the job whenever it was convenient for me. We have to postpone the project due to unforseen issues but during the process Spotless Painting has kept in constant contact, keeping me update of any changes, never making me feel like they were blowing me off. Even though I can't say anything on the company's work, you can tell the take pride in their business and how they treat their customer and potential customers. I am truly impressed. I hope to work with them in the future.
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
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