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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 Kansas City painters
Sherri B.
I was very impressed with McIntyre Painting. Bob painted the entire interior of my home and did a wonderful job. He responded to all of my questions very quickly and was extremely helpful. Bob even completed the project in less time than anticipated. I certainly will choose McIntyre Painting for any future painting projects.
McIntyre Painting LLCMcIntyre Painting LLC
Stef C.
The C.F. Painting team was a pleasure to work with. Communication was thorough and easy throughout the process. The paint looks great & the crew finished a day faster than expected!
C.F. PaintingC.F. Painting
Ashlyn S.
I was in a bind with needing a house painted ASAP due to cracked chipping paint. Donnie came out THAT day to assess the issues, and his crew was out the next day to finish painting the entire house in less than 48hours. Incredible job by a great crew of guys. I highly recommend Donnie for your painting needs- highly trusted. Our house looks like an entirely new home.
Sidebottoms Home ImprovementsSidebottoms Home Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
Nice work! But he uses flat paint... I think he should specify that when giving a bid. My preference is gloss paint. But I'm happy with the work!
John A.John A.
Joseph O.
I hired E&L Interior to paint two large accent walls in my apartment. They showed up on time and provided a very reasonable quote compared to the competition. Most importantly, they did a very thorough job making sure that both walls were painted with close attention to detail and ensured that I was happy with the end result before leaving. I would highly recommend E&L Interior Painting for anybody needing interior painting services!
Eric Conard Painting & Renovation, LLCEric Conard Painting & Renovation, LLC
Andrea H.
I highly recommend Tony at Two Cities Painting. Tony was quick to respond, provide us a bid, and he showed up the following week to start the work. Tony was friendly, professional, and always arrived on time. He painted our nursery walls, trim, ceilings, and doors, and it looks amazing! We will be hiring Tony again for future painting projects.
Two Cities PaintingTwo Cities Painting
Andrew F.
Trent was extremely responsive regarding my painting and patching job. He did a fantastic job - it looks great and was done ahead of schedule. I highly recommend him for any interior painting needs.
A+ Painting of Kansas CityA+ Painting of Kansas City
Michael J.
They painted a trellis on our patio, did a most excellent job.
Thumbtack Customer
Roy painted the exterior of my 1920's Brookside Bungalow. Fair and honest with the job, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to paint the exterior or interior of their home. Very happy with the end result.
Roys Residential ServicesRoys Residential Services
Tony P.
Eric showed up on time and did a great job painting. No complaints.
Eric Conard Painting & Renovation, LLCEric Conard Painting & Renovation, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John recently painted our kitchen cabinets and did a great job. It was a big job a he was very efficient and able to complete the job in 2 days. We're planning to have him back to paint bookcases and the fireplace to match the cabinets.
John A.John A.
Kathleen B.
Bob did a great job painting our condo! I highly recommend him.
McIntyre Painting LLCMcIntyre Painting LLC
Mary C.
Fred listened to our concerns snd made sure the house was painted to our satisfaction.
Madrid Painting LLCMadrid Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John did a great job! He was very flexible with my schedule and took the time to help me coordinate paint colors.... aside from his painting work, he is truly a handyman when you need one!! I highly recommend John!
John A.John A.
Daniel G.
He responded quickly and was easy to contact regarding the project. He painted 3 bedroom ceilings after we just had new carpet installed. He did excellent work and was very careful not to spill anything. Would highly recommend for future painting projects!
Andrew StimatzeAndrew Stimatze
Alysen S.
They did an AMAZING job painting our main living areas of our home. In and out in 3 days and everything was clean and tidy. They patched up some uneven areas and nail holes on the walls too. Would definitely use them again for another painting project in the future!
C.F. PaintingC.F. Painting
Brad P.
EXTRAORDINARY! Had storm windows removed on a Thursday, with new installs the next Tuesday. Asked for Thumbtack contractors to paint exterior jambs bid on Friday. Alvarez bid and then painted on one day's notice! Worked Sunday to accommodate my impossible timeline. Three story house, no less. Magnificent responsiveness. Great quality, too
Claire C.
Keegan accepted our job and we purchased painting supplies. He then back out and stopped returning our calls.
Eric D.
After posting a need for some interior painting work on Thumbtack, Josh from C.F. Painting replied immediately, offering to drop by our home that day to provide an estimate. He came by, measured, gave us an estimate, and offered to start in a couple of days once we we accepted his proposal. The work took about 2-1/2 days. They matched our existing paint, taped off areas, removed hooks, patched gouges in the drywall, installed new baseboard, installed new faceplates as needed, painted and moved some of our stored items out of the way of the walls. We were on site for most of the work. Josh and his crew were prompt, trustworthy, detailed, and thorough. We would happily use them again to address the rest of our home.
C.F. PaintingC.F. Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Milt painted 5 rooms and is fixing some paneling. He is bar none the cleanest, most precise, and overal best painter I've ever hired, and I painted houses for 15 years. I highly recommend him. Fairly priced and fast. Honest and is a gentleman. I felt safe with he and his nephew in my home.
A-1 Coatings Painting & RemodelingA-1 Coatings Painting & Remodeling
Allie S.
I will save you a lot of time by doing your homework for you! Let me first start by saying that I interviewed 5 painters and chose CF Painting which was the best decision I could have made. From the start, Josh was professional, timely and very responsive. I was impressed with the customization of the quote-each room was itemized and all details were in writing as we discussed during the walk through. We recently moved into an old home in Brookside and had almost the entire interior painted. It was a big project- multiple paint coats and a ton of wood work, sprayed our walk in closet/dining room/master toilet area, and had our original front door stripped and repainted. We also had to have some drywall repaired in our mudroom......but CF painting was the right team for the job. Josh's entire team was punctual, easy to communicate with and top-notch painters. A special thanks to Justin, Wes & EB for your detailed and thorough work. Josh was so easy to work with and so responsive during the entire project it put me at ease. We have recently had multiple out of town guests who have all raved about the paint job! Like I said, I did your homework for you. You won't be disappointed with CF Painting! We will definitely be using CF Painting next year for some exterior work and our 3rd floor! See just a few pics below!
C.F. PaintingC.F. Painting
Vernita M.
They did an excellent job painting my garage. I had concrete work that had to be done and they did it with no complaints. They were professional, courteous and knowledgeable.
Ali S.
I highly recommend CF Painting! Josh proactively reached out to me via Thumbtack message after I put in my work request to have my fireplace mantle and staircase handrails painted. From the start he was very professional and communicative, making it an easy process to get a price quote and schedule the project all via messaging (which made my life so much easier). Both Josh and one of his painters Michael were punctual, professional, and did a great job painting my mantle and staircase handrails from white to black. I love the before and after. They also did a great job keeping the work space clean and cleaning up after themselves when the job was done. It couldn't have been easier to hire and work with CF Painting, and I'm so happy with the results. I will definitely be hiring them for future projects!
C.F. PaintingC.F. Painting
Joshua W.
Hired to paint house. Originally gave a 2 month lead time but was able to squeeze us in early. We asked for multiple last-minute things and Fred was able to accommodate. The only painter I talked to who was willing to NOT paint downspouts and gutters the same color as the house. His crew worked fast, did a good job, and allowed us time to inspect for any small touch ups at the end.
Madrid Painting LLCMadrid Painting LLC
Jeana V.
Tony and Two Cities Painting is the greatest! We've been working with him on painting projects for several weeks and it's clear he takes great pride in his work. He's always very clear about his availability, shows up on time, stays until the the job is completely done, and clearly explains the details of what he's working on and why - always going the extra mile. Tony is our painter for life!
Two Cities PaintingTwo Cities Painting
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