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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for West Saint Paul interior painters
Thumbtack Customer
Aaron did a good job painting the interior of my house.
MN Complete Property Solutions, LLCMN Complete Property Solutions, LLC
Elizabeth A.
I highly recommend Adam for interior house painting! I gave him the onerous job of painting my quirky 100 year old apartment, and he made it look incredible. He was also a pleasure to work with.
A. William PaintingA. William Painting
Lisa J.
We hired Jesse for an interior painting project. He did quality work, was on time, and for a fair price. We would definitely hire him again.
Rescue Me Remodeling and ConcreteRescue Me Remodeling and Concrete
Amalia P.
We hired Copal painting to paint the interior of our entire house. They did an amazing job, were competitively priced and able to help the following week. We love the work they did! We highly recommend Heriberto and his team!
Copal Painting ServicesCopal Painting Services
Hattie C.
I had a very positive experience with H&M Painting. Humberto was very helpful, easy to work with, and efficient. The quote for interior painting was very reasonable compared to others we recieved and included the cost of paint which I appreciated. The finished product looks great. I plan to use H&M for future painting projects. I'd definitely recommend!
H&M painting LlcH&M painting Llc
Jen S.
We highly recommend Copal Painting Services for interior painting. Heriberto always responded promptly, provided a written quote which gave me confidence we were on the same page, showed up on time, and most importantly, did a beautiful job painting our ceilings and walls. He also did a thorough job cleaning up after their work. We are extremely pleased with the value!
Copal Painting ServicesCopal Painting Services
Laine A.
Shawn did a great job helping me pick out the paint for the interior of my townhome and he did an Excellent job painting it. He has a great personality and is easy to work with. He even got the job done a day earlier than what he quoted me. Call him today and get a quote!
Fresh paint by shawnFresh paint by shawn
Thumbtack Customer
Beth did an outstanding work with painting the interior walls in our house. She worked with us on the schedule for painting all the different rooms and was very patient when we had to select the colors, even provided some feedback on the color selection. She is honest and does an excellent work and completed the painting on time. We really like the new paint in our house and Beth did a great job. She did come back to finish touching up few spots. I highly recommend Beth for any painting services.
Inside & Out Property Maintenance, LLCInside & Out Property Maintenance, LLC
Megan M.
Jesse, of Rescue Me Remodeling, did an excellent job with a large interior painting job at our house. He was knowledgeable, honest, reliable, and had fair pricing. We will definitely hire him again for any of our home project needs.
Rescue Me Remodeling and ConcreteRescue Me Remodeling and Concrete
Miko R.
Mr. Alexander was polite & very professional from booking throughout completion. We are greatly satisfied with the project! He really made a huge difference in the space & took the time to ensure that the area was tidy prior to finishing up. I highly recommend "Missing Master Painting" for your interior/exterior painting needs. We would definitely hire them for future projects.
Missing Master PaintingMissing Master Painting
Kelly W.
Turnaround time was exceptional! I needed to find an interior painter ASAP for a bathroom that was halfway completed with painting that I was unable to get to. Torres LLC scheduled an appointment to complete the job within 3 days of my search. Looking forward to seeing his work and adding another review with pictures!
TORRES LLCTORRES LLC
Lisa B.
Reed did an amazing job painting the entire interior of our home. He was timely and the work he did was amazing! He even touched up areas after the carpet was laid. I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Reed. If we need a painter he is the one we would call.
Medernach Painting and ContractingMedernach Painting and Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Nick did a great job for us. Enameled woodwork/interior doors, repaired very damaged walls from wall paper removal and painted multiple rooms. He was efficient and did beautiful work. I will be having him come back to do more work on my house and I recommend him to everyone.
Reitmeier Painting LLCReitmeier Painting LLC
Lori G.
This is my third time using Shawn for interior paint projects. He does such a great job! So professional, always punctual, and superior craftsmanship. I typically have something complicated like a big crack, a tall ceiling, or a new space left after removing a cabinet, that he gracefully blends right in. I highly recommend Shawn!
Fresh paint by shawnFresh paint by shawn
John W.
Jeremy and Blake completed a great kitchen remodel painting job for us, plus a terrific job re-doing another contractor’s work. Our job was small but challenging (crack/hole filling, sanding, taping, working around cabinets and appliances). It was clear from the start that Jeremy knew his craft. His explanation and actual written estimate were detailed and complete. He prepped and painted our kitchen walls and ceiling. In addition, another contractor had done a poor job finishing five custom-order hardwood interior doors. Jeremy spotted this within seconds of his first visit to our home. He mentioned several times how unfortunate it was that the doors were poorly finished. The lack of a proper finish on high-quality wood doors obviously bothered him. So we simply asked if he wanted to have a go at re-doing the other contractor’s work. He quickly agreed and quickly provided a separate written estimate. Jeremy re-finished all the doors and door casings to a beautiful new finish, greatly enhancing the beauty of the doors. Jeremy’s pricing was definitely competitive, especially as it related to his years of experience and quality workmanship. He is also great about promptly answering phone calls. Jeremy and Blake were a pleasure to work with. We’re very pleased with the results, will use Prescott Custom Finishes in the future, and absolutely recommend them for your painting / wood-finishing needs.
Prescott Custom Finishes, LLCPrescott Custom Finishes, LLC
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