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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 Westminster painters
Megan B.
American Masters Painters did a FANTASTIC job painting the main floor of our new house. They cover everything in plastic and paper to ensure paint doesn’t get on anything but the walls. Their team did a great job making everything look neat and finished. We would highly recommend them for any interior painting. I’m sure we’ll be calling them again in the future to paint the rest of the house!
American Masters PaintingAmerican Masters Painting
Took extra care and completed painting job
Dels Custom Surface SolutionsDels Custom Surface Solutions
Sharon B.
I highly recommend Anthony and Chrissie Mazzola for all your painting needs. They did a great job on my patio door and large deck. He went the extra mile to fix my door from sticking. They did a super job painting the deck. They were very courteous and friendly. They did everything they said they would do and were always on time. I am very pleased with the job they did!
Mazzola Home ServicesMazzola Home Services
Melissa S.
We had a wonderful experience using Smart Home Construction. They were very professional, quick turn around and were willing to work with us on the price. They did everything they quoted and the final product was beautiful!! We had them paint an entire level of our house:drywall repair, ceiling painted, three levels of trim and walls. They finished the job in one day! Could not be happier with the company or job they did! Highly recommend.
Smart Home Construction LLCSmart Home Construction LLC
Ron F.
Family run business got a little rushed on the end of the job got a little careless moving the furniture back and some paint Splattered on the furniture overall good job
R&D RemodelingR&D Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
B&E painted a large bedroom of ours - ceiling, vaulted walls, one accent wall and the trim. I was very impressed by their communication prior to the job. They showed up on time to paint the room and completed the full job in one day. What impressed me the most was their attention to detail. THey took 4 hours to prep the walls including filling holes and sanding problem areas. They worked until 9:30pm to get the job 100% done. Very impressive - the kind of team I would hire again and again.
A+ PaintingA+ Painting
Debbie U.
Marvin was very prompt at responding to my request and coming out for a quote. Was able to do the job in a short amount of time and at a very reasonable price. Quality of work was great - painted 3 bedrooms in one day with very little rework. Will definitely be using again in the future!
R&D RemodelingR&D Remodeling
Michael S.
I was very skeptical about painting our kitchen cabinets. Bryan is a well experienced and professional painter. Our cabinets look great!! Bryan was very respectful in and to our home. Bryan finished on schedule and left our home clean. Overall great job. Thank you Bryan.
The Cabinet Guy LLCThe Cabinet Guy LLC
Chris d.
Ellie is amazing! She is so talented, professional, and did just what I wanted, but 100% better than what I imagined. I would hire her again for every single custom painting job in the future because she produces beautiful work! Thank you, Ellie!
ellieMAC DesignsellieMAC Designs
Dylene C.
Couldn’t be happier with the quality, efficiency, and skill our painting crew demonstrated on our job. I expected it to take far longer, and be ‘acceptable’ - what we got instead was “EXCEPTIONAL”. Great price, great service, great turnaround - I know, there’s too many superlatives in this review, but honestly, my experience was that good.
American Masters PaintingAmerican Masters Painting
Corine S.
Jose and his crew did a stellar job on both our front porch and living room. They replaced rotten 4x4 posts, installed post bases, repainted wood work, and installed a new front porch light fixture. In the living room they completed demolition, placed new drywall, removed & installed new hardwood floors/trim, placed new electrical, rehung a door, and painted. Jose was professional and patient throughout the project while working around my family’s chaotic schedule. Jose will be our first phone call for projects in the future!
P&A Constructions LLCP&A Constructions LLC
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