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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 Saint Louis painters
Mariah M.
Home Again Painting was the perfect choice for having my home painted. She did an excellent job of painting my interior 10ft walls, ceilings and trim. She made paint suggestions for different rooms and patched walls and trim as needed. Very skilled and versatile; in addition to my interior projects she painted exterior windows and trim. A great professional choice for any painting needs.
Home Again Painting LLCHome Again Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
He painted my bedroom. Not good at trim work. Ended up painting the ceiling but I will have to repaint all baseboards because they have wall paint on them. Great job on fixing toilet. Good company for repairs but not painting.
DMD Real Estate LLCDMD Real Estate LLC
Sara E.
They painted both of my offices and moved my furniture for me. Amazing job on the painting , very easy to schedule and communicate with.
Aldi Home Improvement LLCAldi Home Improvement LLC
Stephen T.
Roedel Painting knocked our painting project quickly and efficiently. Very impressed with the quality of his work, we are already looking to hire him again for other painting projects we have. We certainly recommend him
Roedel PaintingRoedel Painting
Bob F.
Rob from Rapid Repair was friendly and very responsive. This was a job to paint over some water spots in the ceiling. He was not able to match the paint but he did try a couple times to get it right. I would not hire them again for a painting job.
Rapid Repair ProRapid Repair Pro
Kevin D.
Pat did a superb job on our exterior painting job - he is a pro and great to work with! We will be hiring him again for our painting projects 👍
Pat Hallahan Painting & Handyman Services LLCPat Hallahan Painting & Handyman Services LLC
Jim N.
Quest painting painted 4 rooms for us and did an excellent job! Great price and great work. I would definitely use them again.
Quest Painting LLC.Quest Painting LLC.
Ryan F.
JP painting did a great job with my painting needs. The bid was fair and work was high quality. I will definitely be using them again in the future!
J.P PaintingJ.P Painting
Chris D.
Very professional, will hire for all my painting needs.
Creative Colour Painting IncCreative Colour Painting Inc
Ian K.
Did a great job would hire again to paint!
properties r us home improvementproperties r us home improvement
Kajal P.
Brittany was great and did a good job painting our bathroom
Home Again Painting LLCHome Again Painting LLC
Greg S.
We hired Mike to paint our stairwell walls and he did a great job. He was in and out in 3 hours, didn't leave any mess, and the paint looks great. I'm so glad we decided to hire him instead of doing it ourselves. We already have him booked to come back and do another painting job for us.
Roedel PaintingRoedel Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job painting interior of house and very pleased with results.
Better Building, LLCBetter Building, LLC
Kristin V.
I needed my kitchen skylight painted ASAP and he was able to come out within a couple days of contact to complete the job. Very professional and great work! Will be contacting again if I need future painting done.
Roedel PaintingRoedel Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We had most of our main floor painted, 5 rooms and a hallway total. I was very happy with the price and in interacting with Katie to schedule and Dustin was great. He happily came out a few times to put up paint samples, etc. However, I was a little less happy with the actual paint job. The colors look great, but the guy--Justin-- was pretty messy and we keep finding drops and spills of paint on lots of surfaces up to month after he finished. We did need someone to come quickly, so it was nice to have it done in two days and scheduled so fast after they came to quote us. But I wish they guy that actually painted would have just gone slower and taken his time so we don't have to keep cleaning up spilled paint or retouching the few places that didn't get a second coat.
Contemporary RoofingContemporary Roofing
Thumbtack Customer
John and his brother painted the exterior of our house and it looks terrific! They did a great job communicating with us throughout the project and when we had trouble with one of the paint colors (swatch did not match the true paint color), John was able to find a suitable substitute! The price was reasonable and we have already made arrangements for the company to do another project for us!! Definitely worth the money!
Barrale Painting & Remodeling  LLC.Barrale Painting & Remodeling LLC.
Michael W.
A Plus handled a small outdoor painting project for us. Communication leading up to the project was clear and easy. The work itself was excellent and completed exactly as we requested. We'll definitely use A Plus again for future painting needs. A+, indeed!
A Plus Painting LLCA Plus Painting LLC
Harvey G.
I was very pleased with job done by Bar-Painting and would recommend to others.
Thumbtack Customer
Chuck did a wonderful job on painting our closet in our master bedroom.
Chuck's Painting PlusChuck's Painting Plus
Sunny A.
Very happy with the work. Painted our big living/dining/kitchen combo. Was able to cover the darker colors with much less paint needed than we expected. Was there each morning on time and finished exactly when projected. Would definitely recommend!
2 Lady Painters2 Lady Painters
Robyn A.
Dave does quality work and was responsive to our requests. We needed painting done throughout the house, on walls, baseboards, and our staircase. He also did a great job matching paint colors. We will call him back for more work.
David NobleDavid Noble
Ramo B.
They did a really great job painting my 2600sqft house with tall 20ft ceilings.
Roedel PaintingRoedel Painting
April P.
Mike and his team are amazing! When they say they will be there at 7am, they are there at 7am! They mean what they say. They are courteous and highly skilled. When an issue came up Mike came out and fixed it himself. He is the best skilled painter I know. Roedel painting is high quality, professional and works with integrity. They painted almost my entire first floor in under 2 days. They were a true blessing! Thank you Mike and Roedel painting!
Roedel PaintingRoedel Painting
Kate C.
Bob did a great job painting our house including walls, ceilings, and trim and finished the project n time and on budget. He is very through and easy to work with. We would use him again for future painting projects and recommend him to others.
Ben H.
Bobby and his crew from DRD & Painting were absolutely great to work with. We have an older home and they took great care in being extra gentle with the prep and not causing too much mess for our yard or our neighbors. Everything turned out fantastic and we love the new look of our old house. Bobby and his team went above and beyond on by adding in several nice touches just to give everything a completely refreshed look. We literally painted every surface on the exterior of our home including some of the fixtures, etc. I would highly recommend DRD & Painting for your next painting or drywall project.
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