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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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.

Reviews for Westminster painters
Thumbtack Customer
Jon did a great job painting the upstairs of our house and our sunroom. He is very neat and cleans up when done. His prices are great and I would recommend Jon for all your painting needs.
Passport PaintingPassport Painting
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.
B&E RestorationsB&E Restorations
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 GuyThe Cabinet Guy
Robert S.
Pablo "Picasso" Guillot painted the interior of our entire first floor, stairway and upstairs hallway, including baseboards, door frames and trim. Working with a variety of colors, he and his crew achieved excellent results in a timely manor and for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend "PMG Handyman" as a professional, courteous and friendly contractor for all of your home improvement needs.
PMG handymanPMG handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos and his team painted the 20 foot foyer, ceilings, and trim in my house. Their work and attention to detail was excellent and they completed a fairly large job in one day. They were prompt, responsive, courteous, and cleaned up after the job was complete. Also, the price was quite reasonable for the work completed. Carlos even agreed to add on to the job (on short notice) for just a small price increase. I highly recommend Carlos/Coloramma and will use them again in the future.
Coloramma H&B Improvement, LLCColoramma H&B Improvement, LLC
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