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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 Little Italy painters
Patricia K.
Workers were friendly but work was sub par. Front door was painted with no prep and peeled a month later. Exterior windows were painted shut and took hours to work open. Also took hours to paint windows where edges were messy
remodelingremodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Exterior painting of two porches
J. Starks Painting and Design LLCJ. Starks Painting and Design LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Billy did an excellent job painting my apartment. He worked with me to fit the job within my urgent timeline. He made sure that everything was taped and protected when painting. The paint job was very clean and well done. Highly recommend.
Affordable Home ContractorsAffordable Home Contractors
TattooWendell S.
Very great job on getting this exterior paint job done for me in 1 day. I will recommend Ronald for all my future painting and repairs
UNITED HOME IMPROVEMETS LLCUNITED HOME IMPROVEMETS LLC
Gina N.
Very responsive and excellent painting job!!!
L & A Painting2L & A Painting2
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
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
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
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.
DEPENDABLE PAINTING SERVICES LLCDEPENDABLE PAINTING SERVICES LLC
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
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
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
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
Tina g.
Kudos to J Starks painting company for an impeccable job!! Vastina
J. Starks Painting and Design LLCJ. Starks Painting and Design LLC
Ralph B.
Great job! Will hire for all my future painting projects!
G&G MultiserviceG&G Multiservice
Thumbtack Customer
They were very polite and respectful and did a perfect job painting!
AJ Francis Painting- MD & NJAJ Francis Painting- MD & NJ
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
Thumbtack Customer
She was terrific. She painted perfectly and it was just what I wanted.
Murals by ElaineMurals by Elaine
Elaina G.
I am writing this review later than I received the service. They painted my classroom in early Aug and it came out beautiful! No streaks, no drips, no messy paint. The lines were perfect, the service was quickly completed. I will definitely use them again on any paint job I need completed! The room used to be an aqua blue. They covered it with a yellow, grey, and white.
Ayala’s Cleaning  and Painting Services!Ayala’s Cleaning and Painting Services!
Daniel S.
2.5 rooms and a ceiling painted. Good estimate and completed the jobs quickly.
Strokes of GeniusStrokes of Genius
Colleen G.
Wonderful paint job at a very fair price. Paint looks extremely even and neat. The job was done thoroughly and quickly with great attention to detail. We are very happy with how our basement looks. Will definitely be using them again!
Pro Paint & CleaningPro Paint & Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
He painted my kitchen and hallway. He was fast and did a good job.
Affordable Home ContractorsAffordable Home Contractors
Thumbtack Customer
Billy is extremely helpful and responsive. He's painting the whole house very quickly and expertly.
Affordable Home ContractorsAffordable Home Contractors
Kent K.
Very good paint job. Very fast. On time. Cleaned up very well.
HG Home Restoration & Remodeling Services.HG Home Restoration & Remodeling Services.
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