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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 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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Fells Point painters
James E.
The D Montague Homes LLC painting team listened to all my painting needs and followed through with outstanding results. They are my go to team for all my painting and general household maintenance needs. Thanks Team for a beautiful new paint job!
D Montague Homes LLCD Montague Homes LLC
Tai W.
Terrible service… was supposed to be a pressure wash and paint job on porch. Decided not to continue with paint as porch was left filthy. Now have to hire a new service as wood can’t be painted unless it’s clean.
Perfect Painting & MorePerfect Painting & More
Chris A.
Wilmer and his crew did a fantastic job on our home. We had two rooms painted trim to ceiling and more trim work/painting work throughout our home. My wife commented “I wish we had more for him to paint”. Will certainly use again going forward for all painting needs.
Benítez paintingBenítez painting
Gina N.
Very responsive and excellent painting job!!!
L & A Painting Services LLCL & A Painting Services LLC
Jennifer E.
Pro painting did a great job.
Thumbtack Customer
Saul and his team did a wonderful job painting the house. The work was done quickly and professionally. I would recommend SDAB Construction Services for painting to anyone that asks.
S D A B Services, LLCS D A B Services, LLC
Andrew M.
Quick/professional service for all your room/house painting needs! We had a room done in our house, and will definitely be reaching out for future painting projects.
Strokes of GeniusStrokes of Genius
Hannah P.
Great work! Will hire again for future painting!
Walter Painting LLCWalter Painting LLC
Andrea L.
They painted my townhouse quickly and efficiently. They worked with me on my schedule. I used them again to paint the interior walls and floor of my unfinished basement. Great work.
Familybiz LLCFamilybiz LLC
Chris H.
Great experience. Highly recommended his painting services
Ramirez Star Painting LLCRamirez Star Painting LLC
Gina N.
Jaime did an excellent painting job of our baseboards, chair railing, and trim in our living and dining room. We will definitely be hiring him again soon to do more painting.
Justin P.
I just used Alty Painting for a home painting project and I worked with Alexander Scott. He was quick to respond to all inquiries and the project was priced fairly. Alex is a true professional and I would refer him to anyone looking to complete a home project. Thank you again Alex and Alty Painting for your outstanding work!
Alty PaintingAlty Painting
Kayleigh P.
I can’t express how happy I am with the cabinet painting MKM Painting completed for me. The painters were extremely nice and polite. They were professional and hard working. Highly recommend!!!!
MKM PaintingMKM Painting
Thumbtack Customer
They were prompt and did excellent work painting my living room, dining room, hallway and entrance. I plan to use them again for various projects (not just painting) around my house.
R&D RemodelingR&D Remodeling
Brinesha J.
Carlos was great in painting the trim and 6 doors in my basement. He did exactly what I asked and I love it! I will def hire him again for my other painting needs.
Carlos painting cabinetsCarlos painting cabinets
Adam D.
I was very pleased with R&D. They completed a fairly sizable indoor painting job in two days with very high quality. I will not hesitate to work with them again in the future for my painting needs.
R&D RemodelingR&D Remodeling
Ralph B.
Great job! Will hire for all my future painting projects!
G&G MultiserviceG&G Multiservice
Michelle R.
Top notch painting and in record time. The Benitez team arrived on time and were finished by lunch. Great quality paint job and at a good value. I’m very pleased with their work and highly recommend them!
Benítez paintingBenítez painting
Keon B.
Great service. Touch up paint came out great
Guillen PaintingGuillen Painting
Bethany G.
Roger & Ruth were amazing. They communicated clearly and completed our painting incredibly quickly, painting 4 rooms and a hallway in less than 2 days (including moving furniture and then putting it back in place)! Additionally, they did an excellent job with some minor drywall repair and painted additional areas, such that as the inside of closets, that we weren't even expecting them to paint. We are thrilled with their work and immediately asked for a quote for more week. We would hire them again without hesitation and will definitely recommend them to others.
Rogerio BrandaoRogerio Brandao
Victoria C.
Edwin did some painting for me. I have an old Baltimore row home and the cornice/wood/corbels needed painting. He also did silicone/calk around my windows and painted my front door and railing. He did a great job. He was efficient , punctual , and fair priced. He had me approve the painting prior to completion and had no problem going over some spots to my liking. I will use him again. Before and after pics included.
E and G paintingE and G painting
Marquis k.
Very responsive, he came and finished the job the same day , also painted more walls than I paid for because he wanted to make sure all the paint matches up. Will hire again !
Sua M.
We had four rooms and two bathrooms painted with unusual tone of colors. Every single room was painted to full satisfaction! We appreciated all the timely responses, clear communications, professionalism and the friendly manner with which he conducted his work. We give our highest recommendation to him and will definitely hire him for our next painting job. Thanks!
Strokes of GeniusStrokes of Genius
Daniel S.
2.5 rooms and a ceiling painted. Good estimate and completed the jobs quickly.
Strokes of GeniusStrokes of Genius
Thumbtack Customer
She was terrific. She painted perfectly and it was just what I wanted.
Murals by ElaineMurals by Elaine
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