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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 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 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.

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. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

Do painters offer remote or virtual services?

Though painting has always been an in-person job, painters may be willing to offer some virtual help due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you come across painters’ profiles that state they offer remote services, message the painters to see what those services include.

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.

Reviews for Shakopee painters
Thumbtack Customer
Aaron did a wonderful job painting the living room. He was on time, easy to work with, professional, and did a quality job very efficiently. I would recommend and hire him again for other painting projects.
MN Complete Property Solutions, LLCMN Complete Property Solutions, LLC
Kaitlyn S.
Nick worked fast and efficiently. Would highly recommend Reitmeier Painting!
Reitmeier Painting LLCReitmeier Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Loved the baseball mural that Karen painted on my son's wall! I would recommend Karen to anyone that needed a painter!
Face Painting by KarenFace Painting by Karen
Thumbtack Customer
Harald was prompt, courteous and went above and beyond for my painting project. We need more contractors like Harald in this world. He cared about my project as if it was his own home!
Harald L. ChristiansenHarald L. Christiansen
Taylor F.
Can't recommend Aaron & MN Complete Property solutions enough!! They did a FANTASTIC job and were able to get us in quickly. Very high quality of work. We will definitely be working with them again when future paint projects arise.
MN Complete Property Solutions, LLCMN Complete Property Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Let me start by saying this is my first review. Ever. In order to place our rental for sale, the interior needed to be painted top to bottom. Our previous tenants caused severe smoke damage to the ceilings and walls. Karen and her team not only made it look fresh and new; they added a scent to the paint to help with the smell. She kept in constant contact and even sent pictures throughout the process, since we live 1,000 miles away. We can't thank Vector Services enough, they made a very stressful situation easier to deal with. You can't go wrong with Karen AND her crew!
Vector Services LLC Painting DivisionVector Services LLC Painting Division
Thumbtack Customer
Beth completed painting my bathroom after making a few repairs in the condition of the walls. Her initial evaluation of the job was quick and accurate and her estimate was competitive. What a great personality coupled with competence and integrity! Indeed, she was an answer to my prayers....thank you, Beth.
Inside & Out Property Maintenance, LLCInside & Out Property Maintenance, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Joe did a great job and we couldn't be happier with his work. The paint job looks great, the small repairs were seamless and the price spot on! And, he's a really nice guy! We recommend him for any job you have, large or small. Deb & Lowell Lenz
J.P. Marchant, LLCJ.P. Marchant, LLC
Jackie S.
We loved working with Jen she was quick to respond & on time ready to work. She was exceptionally easy to work with & very knowledgeable about painting & color schemes. Jen is a meticulous painter & cleaned up completely when the job was finished, she was a joy to have around & we will continue to refer her to friends & family.
Touch of Color, LLCTouch of Color, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nate did a fantastic job painting the interior of our house. We had a tight window and he was able to meet our needs and then some. In fact, we had only intended to have a couple of rooms done, but he was such a pleasure to work with that we had him do almost the entire house. We will definitely use him again!
Spectrum Painting Company LLCSpectrum Painting Company LLC
Kate F.
Lindsay demonstrated great skill when painting the interior of our home. She was prompt, thorough, friendly, kind, and very professional. It was amazing to see how she did her work--she made it look easy and it is not--and she kept us updated throughout the project. I would hire her again and have already recommended Lindsay to a number of my friends. When you come across a skilled craftsman who shows the poise and grace that Lindsay did you really want to spread the word about such talent! Do not hesitate to hire Lindsay as she more than exceeded my expectations!
LM Studio, Inc.LM Studio, Inc.
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