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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.

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.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

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Reviews for Dearborn painters
Thumbtack Customer
Joe did an outstanding job! His work is what you are paying for! I painted my entire house and loved every single wall painted! Very clean lines. I highly recommend!
Armor Tough CoatingsArmor Tough Coatings
Timothy W.
I am very impressed with the professionalism and work quality of Major League Painting and Improvements, LLC. I highly recommend them for interior painting services. The job I hired them for was completed diligently and punctually. I look forward to working with this company in the near future!
Major League Painting and Improvements, LLCMajor League Painting and Improvements, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Matt is nothing short of fantastic. Not only did he beat the other price I had by over $1000 but he was so patient with out indecisiveness and guided us through the process of picking our exterior paint color with ease. The paint job was superb and he is a tremendously hard worker. I would hire him again in a second. I have zero reservations about recommending him to anyone for any painting job. Fantastic.
Lyndsi O.
Great painting service! We used Prek/G&G Painting to paint the interior of rental property that we own. Prek was great; he completed our entire home in one day- even staying very late to make sure everything was finished. I can't say enough great things about him- his work was great, along with his clean up. Pricing was also very reasonable. We would highly recommend him.
MPG Painting and Epoxy CoatingsMPG Painting and Epoxy Coatings
Nick M.
Could not be more impressed with the work! The walls and ceiling look amazing. The crew took great care of the room. Plus they were able to give me advice as to which paint to pick out as a first time homeowner. Highly recommend giving these guys a call if you have any painting needs!
A TO Z Solutions GroupA TO Z Solutions Group
Raneem A.
Christian did a excellent job. We had him paint our entire home and he went above and beyond expectation. He repaired the walls to make them look brand new before painting. He was clean, responsive and efficient. I would highly recommend using him for your home.
Steven F.
I hired VIP painting 2 weeks ago, the quote process was straightforward, honest and quick. Pros using VIP was that they did their best to keep a schedule and not delay the job, they were also hard working and friendly. However, I contacted VIP painting to come back for touch ups, dried dripped paint, etc per our initial quote and understanding and now it's been 7 days since and I haven't heard back, it's very sad that you trust someone finishing a job professionally but end up having to hire someone else to finish the touch ups.
V.I.P Painting and RenovationsV.I.P Painting and Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
Got some painting done at the house and Mike was great, and all the recomendations he provided workedout pretty well! Thank you very much
Gro ControlGro Control
Karen F.
Brandon and Genesis General Construction did a beautiful job painting my home ! They met and exceeded all my expectations! I highly recommend them !
Genesis General ConstructionGenesis General Construction
Rana Z.
I am very pleased!!! He places great care with his work—every edge was painted with clean lines. Recommended this company to my family and friends.
Custom Creations Ptg.Custom Creations Ptg.
Megan C.
Chris did an excellent job painting the second-floor bedroom of my bungalow. He was very professional and did a great job cleaning up when he was done.
Cr landscapingCr landscaping
Renee S.
Frank did a great job! He was very communicative and professional. We hired him to paint our basement ceiling black. He did it all within a few hours. I would definitely look to use him again in the future. Thanks, Frank!
MPG Painting and Epoxy CoatingsMPG Painting and Epoxy Coatings
Sue A.
David did a great job painting my basement walls. He was professional, polite and efficient. He finished the job quickly and does clean work. He noticed a leaky pipe that I hadn’t noticed. I highly recommend his services. Thank you, David. 🙂
UHome Property MaintenanceUHome Property Maintenance
Ruban K.
They did a great job! Had an unfinished basement ceiling painted in a single color, almost all the nooks and crannies got covered and everything was masked well. Some minor small spots above the bathroom shower where the coverage was a little light and the wood was showing. Communication was a bit slow, they seemed very booked/busy but got the job done within a week.
Kevin's Painting - Interior Painting & PowerwashKevin's Painting - Interior Painting & Powerwash
Thumbtack Customer
The job needed a true artist to apply the textured paint I chose to use. From day one of meeting Matthew, he made me feel eased to know he would be able to get the look I was going for. He was very confident in himself, and that made me feel a lot better. Once he checked it out and gave me a simply reasonable cost, I was pleased at how fast and efficient the work was being done.
Matt T.
It was a big job, painting my 2 1/2 car garage and wooden fence that had a lot of complications and a couple of surprises. Wood trim than needed replacing, a box window that needed to be rebuilt Michael and his team did a really nice job. This is the kind of business that you root for. Hard working and thorough. Just guys trying to do things the right way. We have a few major projects coming down the pike and we will not hesitate to give Michael and his team a call.
Restoration Complete LLCRestoration Complete LLC
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