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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 Grand Rapids painters
Kathy G.
Tom gave a very reasonable bid on painting the main floor of a condo for sale. He offered suggestions regarding paint color. His work ethic is exceptional. His painting was meticulous. He completed his work in a timely manner. I was so impressed with the quality of Tom’s work that I hired him to paint the entire condo. Tom is trustworthy and an exceptional person of quality! I would highly recommend him for any painting job!
Tom HeitzTom Heitz
Jessica B.
Roger was very responsive and was able to complete my painting job quickly. He was professional and honest. The paint job was perfect- definitely a professional.
Webster Custom Interiors LLCWebster Custom Interiors LLC
Leanne L.
Ronnie and Jamme did a great job painting my whole house. They worked very hard to get the whole house painted in the promised time (4-5 days). They are very professional, pleasant, and respectful to my family and property. Thank you JFP painting.
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Thumbtack Customer
Todd and his crew painted almost our entire house. They were meticulous in the details! Our house looks great; we would highly recommend Spangler Painting!
Spangler Painting
Elizabeth K.
I hired Shanahan last summer to paint our kitchen cabinets- they did wonderful work! Cabinets and island were painted in about 3 days and it turned out exactly how I envisioned. Shanahan was quick to respond and punctual. Highly recommend!
Shanahan PaintingShanahan Painting
Wendy O.
Joe and his crew showed up early in the morning to start working and completed the painting job on time and within budget. They made repairs to the ceiling and fixed damaged drywall before painting. The workmanship and attention to detail was top notch. I would hire him again.
Shanahan PaintingShanahan Painting
Jie H.
Ivan and his crew did a beautiful job painting the interior of the house. They were very professional and courteous. Work was performed on-time and on-budget. Client is very pleased. I would not hesitate to recommend Legacy Painting LLC to any of my clients! Thank you Ivan!
Ivan AndradeIvan Andrade
Judy W.
I received 4 quotes on painting the interior of my house. JFP did not send a salesman they sent a painter who knew the job and their price was the best. The painters were great guys very professional and took pride in their work. I will call them next time I need anything painted. *****
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Trevor S.
Painted several rooms in my home and were able to do it quickly and accommodate my schedule. Even came back out a week later to check things out after paint dried and made sure any touch ups were taken care of. Nice people, great value, good work !
Quality ImprovementQuality Improvement
Barbara W.
Bret did an amazing job painting for us. Quote was extremely fair and communication was great. Would highly recommend Bret!
Biller's Soft Pressure WashingBiller's Soft Pressure Washing
John P.
Jessica did an amazing job painting our cabinets. She was very nice and easy to work with. We will definitely recommend her to others.
JP Painting And Design, LLCJP Painting And Design, LLC
Kaylen W.
Tony did an excellent job. I would highly recommend them for your painting project. Very professional and quick. The quality of the work was excellent.
T&S Painting L.L.C.T&S Painting L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted a clean & professional looking paint job with clean straight lines for my front entry way, staircase, and back enrtyway. JFP definately delivered. All areas look awesome! Dale, the owner was flexible and willing to work with my schedule, which is extremely important to me due to my crazy schedule. JFP will be the first call for my next paint job!
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Thumbtack Customer
We were very pleased with the workmanship. Work was completed in a timely manner and at a good price. We will call on them again for our next painting project.
Cleancore ServicesCleancore Services
Marguerite S.
I am very pleased with the results of Joe's work. He assessed the project, quoted a price which he stuck to. He showed up on time, did very good work, and answered all questions I had . He finished the painting (living room,,inc. ceiling) in the promised time (2 days). He cleaned the area , said he would fix any issues, if I had them. As I did not, I will not see him until the next time I need something painted. I recommend him unreservedly. He also helped me on a couple of other non-painting small projects.
Shanahan PaintingShanahan Painting
Jamie P.
Eric responded quickly, and was able to schedule and complete the work (painting) in very quick timeframe. Very professional, great price, great work. I would hire again.
Cleancore ServicesCleancore Services
Katie W.
Bret did some interior painting for me. He quoted and completed the job within the same week. Quick, reliable, and was in great communication throughout the 2-day project.
Biller's Soft Pressure WashingBiller's Soft Pressure Washing
Erin T.
Joe did a fantastic job on our basement painting job. He finished our basement ceilings (exposed beams) and walls — it was a big project. Not only is the quality top notch, he was also very helpful in consulting and recommending to us ideas that would make the space look best. The value for such good work quality was the best we’ve experienced. We are so glad we went with Shanahan Painting, and will be reaching out to Joe for any future projects.
Shanahan PaintingShanahan Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with Jessica's attention to detail when recently painting my kitchen. She was also able to help me pick out a color that went great in the space. Highly recommended.
JP Painting And Design, LLCJP Painting And Design, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dale and his crew did not disappoint. Extremely professional and went the extra mile to make sure that we were happy with the results. We will be using dale for all future painting needs.
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Thumbtack Customer
They did a wonderful job of painting for us and I will definitely hire them again. They were a bit off on their original bid, but we were able to work out a satisfactory price for the finish work.
Shanahan PaintingShanahan Painting
Liliana m.
We have the best experience hiring Eric. Very Professional and really good work I really recommend his service. We had our entire basement painted and We love it.
Cleancore ServicesCleancore Services
Aaron W.
Joe and John did an awesome job. The attention to detail and the value of the job were unmatched on the project I had them do to paint the entire interior of my house. Will use again hands down!
Shanahan PaintingShanahan Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Joe did a great job painting the interior of or home. It is definitely not an easy task to paint every room, hallway, and door in a house but Joe was able to do it all in a reasonable amount of time. The service was more affordable than other companies in the area and he was able to back up it up with good quality work. Joe also provided some work in addition to the estimate at no cost which was very nice. Overall I had a great experience working with Shanahan and Son and would definitely recommend them to my friends.
Shanahan PaintingShanahan Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Dale and his assistant painted our kitchen in less than 3 hours. I posted our painting needs on Thumbtack Sat. AM and Dale was able to give me a very reasonable estimate Sat. PM and informed me he could do the job on Thursday. He called the day before and confirmed what time he would arrive. Got here 3 mins. early, got the job done and done in 3 hrs. I would highly recommend JFP Contracting to friends and family.
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
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