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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Apex painters
Lorna K.
JD Painting did a wonderful job in painting the bathroom and my guest bedroom. I will highly recommend Jesus for doing it so fast and quality work. The paint job turned out great and very happy.
JD PAINTINGJD PAINTING
Aarthy S.
Fence painting was done great!
E&L paintingE&L painting
SEAN B.
Santiago was quick with completing the work and did an awesome job. Definitely recommended for any paint projects and will call if I need any additional painting done.
Pro Painting Co.Pro Painting Co.
Ayeesha A.
Lisa and Eric did a fantastic job getting my Deck and garage painted. I will highly recommend them for any of your new paint work. They were very responsive and work quality was great. I will certainly consider them for any of my future paint works.
ES Painting LLCES Painting LLC
Patty J.
Mario & his team did excellent work in our porch painting project. A full power wash of the porch and trim, & a complete refresh of the porch trim & spindles, with bright white paint and the team also painted our porch concrete with 2 coats of paint. Very detailed, cleaned up and put our rocking chairs and table back in place. We loved the job we hired Mario & his team for our interior paint project, which includes removing popcorn ceiling and changing the wall color. Highly recommend MGR!
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Teresa C.
KAL Repair and Painting did a fantastic job! My daughter’s room and bathroom desperately needed repaired and painted and they went above and beyond. They were on time and their work was perfection. We will definitely hire them again for any and all future painting jobs. Thanks so much KAL!
KAL Repair and PaintingKAL Repair and Painting
Arundeep N.
They did an excellent job with the painting of the interior doors!
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Tracie H.
JAR Painting did a wonderful job painting my kitchen cabinets. I was really scared to get them done. Alex walked me through the process and answered all my annoying questions. I am super happy with the results. I will use them for my next paint project.
J A R Painting, LLCJ A R Painting, LLC
Mark Y.
Great job with painting and cleaning to prep house for sale.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Kathleen B.
I am so happy I choose Kal Repair and painting. They painted my house interior and it looks amazingly beautiful! They were extremely professional, did a fantastic job and went out of their way to accommodate my needs. I was looking for a paint that I could easily clean and they educated me on the different types of paint and what would work best. I highly, highly recommend Kal Repair and Painting. They are truly good people and I appreciate all they did for me. Great value, punctual, extremely responsive. I am so happy I found them. Thank you!!!
KAL Repair and PaintingKAL Repair and Painting
Jay And Lynette G.
Much needed work was needed for our front porch and the railings! MGR Painting took care of re-staining and re-painting. MGR Painting is professional and contentious of their work - we are very pleased with the outcome of their time and talent. We will definitely contact them again when we have more projects. Thank you for coming over! Jay and Lynette
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Meghan D.
Alex and his team were outstanding with our projects! They were professional, punctual, affordable, and produced high quality work. They did a TON of work on our house to make it feel like home in such a short time: painted 7 rooms, installed 8 light fixtures, replaced 2 bathroom vanities, painted ALL of the trim in the house, painted the kitchen cabinets, fixed drywall, and moved and painted a built in bookcase (all under 3 weeks). We would highly recommend them and would call them in a heartbeat for our next project.
J A R Painting, LLCJ A R Painting, LLC
Patty J.
GT Painting is fabulous. Jairo responded immediately, priced out our small job, which was painting our laundry room cabinets, and a brand new laundry room door, that came primed, we needed it painted along with trim. He recommended the Sherwin Wliams paint for both & the impressive thing was not only the high quality work, but that he was able to come out to our house on a Sunday. We have been in the middle of multiple remodel projects including a whole home hardwood floor & crown molding install, plus a wall removed & a full kitchen remodel, we've had all kinds of contractors in our home over the last 6 months, & Jairo/GT Painting has been one of the best so far. We will have them back, we have additional projects on our reno/project list. Thanks GT Paint, another project off the to do list!
Gt Painting & Cleaning servicesGt Painting & Cleaning services
Medhaswi b.
Jairo has done a good job on painting the house and completed the work on time.
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Vinca B.
Triple S Painting came to my house to paint our dining room. They were responsive when taking the job and very professional. When they arrived, they worked quickly and were finished in the time that they estimated. For some reason, in some areas there was some minor paint cracking when the paint dried. I texted and told them the issue I was having and they responded right away and came back the next day to do another coat and fix the issue. The issue was most likely due to the primer I provided, but they fixed it and made sure I was satisfied with the job. I would recommend them to others.
Triple S PaintingTriple S Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Had most of the interior painted in our new home prior to moving in. They did a decent job.
MCQ Custom Installations LLCMCQ Custom Installations LLC
Carla J.
Very professional crew. Arrived on time each day and completed the job within the timeline we discussed. They cleaned up each day before leaving. I hired them to paint the entire downstairs. Will definitely call them when I’m ready to paint my upstairs bedrooms.
KAL Repair and PaintingKAL Repair and Painting
Becky H.
CS Painting were professional, punctual and we couldn't be happier with the job the did for us in our family room.
The CS Painting GroupThe CS Painting Group
Detty J.
Excellent work, easy to communicate. Loved the end result. We will hire them back for future painting work.
JD PAINTINGJD PAINTING
Greg M.
Great experience having My Hope Painting complete the exterior on our house. Very happy with the quality and professionalism of this team.
My Home Painting & GuttersMy Home Painting & Gutters
Kevin R.
We could not be happier with JAR Painting. They were very responsive and showed up everyday on time to get the project done. We had the kitchen cabinets, som built in bookshelves, and a bathroom vanity painted. It looks better than we could have imagined and I will not hesitate to call them for any job I have.
J A R Painting, LLCJ A R Painting, LLC
Patricia K.
We were very pleased with the service we received from Sunshine Cleaning and Painting. They were quick and did a great job. Highly recommended
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Tracie H.
I got my whole house painted and I love it! They did an excellent job. Was punctual everyday and was super quick. I will use them again.
Residential Painting Services LLCResidential Painting Services LLC
India G.
Santiago and his brother Raul did an amazing job on my foyer and kitchen ceiling! I attempted to diy paint my home and made MANY errors. However, Santiago did an immaculate job correcting those errors and presenting a smooth paint job. He is also courteous and works with efficiency. They were able to finish the job in half a day. I'm pleased with the results and will be hiring him again.
Pro Painting Co.Pro Painting Co.
Megan R.
Carlos did an excellent job painting my home at a great price. He also gave advice to make things look the best which was very helpful.
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