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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 Kalamazoo painters
Kyle S.
Jessica came in and painted. Completed the work in the time estimated. Professional and Responsive. Went out and bought more paint as needed too
JP Painting And Design, LLCJP Painting And Design, LLC
Megan G.
I hired JFP painting for interior painting and they far exceeded my expectations. Dale was quick to respond and the price was great. Within a week of inquiry the job was done, and done well! I will use JFP painting in the future and highly recommend them to anyone.
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Thumbtack Customer
Great quality on an interior and exterior paint job!
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Donald V.
We hired H3PI to paint a relative's house. We were very happy with the job from pressure washing to little extras we had requested to the finished product. We are planning to have more painting done by H3PI!
Marisa M.
I hired STP Painting after receiving several quotes from other painting companies in the area and I am SO happy I chose STP Painting - The owner Seth gave me a wonderful breakdown of what the job would entail and made me feel so at ease when it came to choosing a painting company for the job. STP went above and beyond - totally above my expectations. They were professional, punctual, courteous, hard-working and their attention to detail was superb. Any question I had or last minute changes, they accommodated. The entire interior paint job of my home was done in only a few days, faster than any other quote said they would complete the job in. I would refer Seth and his amazing crew to all! I will for sure be hiring him to do my in-laws exterior paint job this summer. Thank you Seth & Co. Beautiful work.
STP PaintingSTP Painting
Michelle W.
STP Painting was prompt in their response to our request and professional in their walk through. Thanks for the quote, STP!
STP PaintingSTP Painting
Cheryl S.
We had 3 rooms painted with one being our remodeled kitchen. The work was done on time and done right! We were very pleased at how quickly the job was started! We will use Ron for our next paint project. Thank you. Mark and Cheryl
Ron's Painting and Power washingRon's Painting and Power washing
Michelle W.
Bret and his team were professional throughout the entire process. They provided guidance about paint options and helpful pointers about color choices and paint sheens. They showed up when they said they would and did the work they said they would do. In addition, when there were some issues painting the trim they stayed around to make sure the job was done right. You can't ask for better than that. I can't recommend them highly enough. Thanks, Bret!
Thumbtack Customer
Dale and his associates painted multiple rooms for us. They were friendly, punctual and efficient. Would definitely recommend them.
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Taconicarts via Thumbtack for painting of an entranceway prior to my house going in the market. Jeff Green completed the project to a very high standard and in a timely fashion. I contracted him again to paint shutters at my new house. Again the finished project looked great. I would highly recommend Taconicarts.
Thumbtack Customer
Dale came the same day I contacted him to give a quote for painting a master bath and smaller bathroom. Was able to start the job within a few days. Did a great job on the painting and clean up. Was able to get both rooms done in 1 day. Would definitely use him for any future work.
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Thumbtack Customer
On time, listened to exactly what I wanted. Will be using again this spring to continue on my house painting project. Reasonable pricing.
Tom S.
Very impressed by this crew. Fast, clean, honest and hardworking. I will never use another painting company again. Thanks Seth!
STP PaintingSTP Painting
Kristal E.
The painter who came started out well but the quality of her work declined with time as did the time she spent on the job. We ended up discontinuing services. In addition, Dale Churchill, the owner, kept changing the amount he was asking for painting. Furthermore, his painter told me he was not paying her in a timely fashion. I would not recommend JFP painting.
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Thumbtack Customer
Bret and his son painted my lower level family room in a very timely manner. Bret was willing to touch up anything missed on his final walk-through.
Thumbtack Customer
Bret is great at communicating when he is available and showed up right on time as promised. He made sure that the exterior paint coverage looked just right. Fantastic experience!
Thumbtack Customer
Dale was friendly, responsive, and flexible. His team was exemplary. I found their work satisfactory, their attitudes friendly and collaborative. Everyone was prompt, professional, and accommodating. They were affordable too! I highly recommend their services for any painting needs.
JFP Painting & MoreJFP Painting & More
Leslie P.
Seth responded to my painting request quickly and had the job done within a few days. Texted me updates through the entire project. Now we have a very usable basement space for our kids where once was a scary basement! Highly recommend
STP PaintingSTP Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Hired to repaint soffets and non-bricked areas. Did a wonderful job!! He and his crew go above and beyond & truly care about doing their very best for their clients! I highly recommend him for all of your painting needs!! They're fast, too! I can't say enough good things about this crew!
lash painting and odd jobslash painting and odd jobs
Jared R.
After having a bad experience with our previous painter, I jumped on Thumbtack. I received several bids, some high, some low but overall we were not really shopping price after our previous color debacle. We were looking for RIGHT NOW and QUALITY. I received a bid from Tim at Minor Touches. He wasn’t the highest price and not the lowest but he came to the house immediately and assessed our lavender (supposed to be gray) walls. 🤣 He advised it needed to be primed just to make sure it covered right the second time. Not only did he throw in the primer, he also pulled off all the switch plate covers, HVAC vent covers and the old phone jacks from years ago. He even lightly sanded the paint runs from the previous painter left behind. Tim worked late Friday evening and early Saturday morning to meet our deadline. Incredible work. Great price. He will be painting the rest of our projects in the near future. I would definitely recommend Tim at Minor Touches, excellent work! Thanks!!
Minor TouchesMinor Touches
Thumbtack Customer
Whenever I read reviews, I always think, are they really going to be that great. Well, STP exceeded my expectations by far. Every previous review I had read about them was exactly true. Seth really has a way with colors, which means a lot coming from a 20+ year Interior Designer veteran. The speed, cleanliness, attitude, method and knowlege in which they painted the house was surreal. I have already rehired STP to stain our deck. STP is everything you read times 10. I am ecstatic to have found Seth and his crew. As a side note, it was very odd getting bids from other contractors on this type of job, without ever requesting to see it first, in which Seth made it clear that's the only way he would even do the job. Amazing!
STP PaintingSTP Painting
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