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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 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 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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

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.

Reviews for Burlington painters
Natasha T.
JD Painting did an outstanding job, painting our entire house. The customer service was top notch.
Mariel E.
Painting job was very well done.
Shannon J.
Israel did a wonderful job painting some of the interior rooms of my new home. I will definitely be hiring him again once I have more money in my painting budget!
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Corey B.
JD Painting was able to turn a dream into a reality within no time. Came by to offer a free quote on Saturday and offered to come first thing Monday morning. They had my parents house painted in one day! Great work!!
Thumbtack Customer
Very satisfied with services provided by Carlos wonderful painting job with prompt service
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Marilyn p.
JD painting was an absolute pleasure to work with. Great price, excellent quality of work. Punctual. Highly recommended!!!!
Vernon W.
Great work wife and I was very pleased with the work from Lopez painting we highly recommend contacting before making a deal anywhere else
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Casey S.
Responded quickly to request. Communication was good. Had recommended paint and was able to get us a discount on it. Great value and great Jon. Would use again.
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Courtney J.
These guys did an excellent job! Prices are reasonable and I have already scheduled for them to come back and paint the rest of my home. Quality work. I was very pleased with the results.
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Caletha w.
The workmanship was awesome. I hate spending money and his work made it so much more easy to part with it, lol....Price was fair, don't have any complaints at all. Planning our next painting adventure now!
Shirley N.
E&L (Eddy) was very responsive, completed the job before the agreed upon timeline. He was punctual and it was so easy and great working with Eddy. The final paint job was beyond my expectation, and he was also very affordable. Thanks for the great job!
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Dorinda Z.
Had them paint interior walls of whole house. They were fast, charged a great price, and were very friendly. I would definitely use them again! As a matter of fact, I’ve already got them lined up for another job for me.
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Aaron W.
Team arrived promptly at the expected time and got the job done fast and efficiently! They told me it would take 2 days but were able to complete the entire job in one day without compromising quality. I highly recommend and will work with JD Painting in the future.
Rinell S.
Jesus was very quick from the start with his response, and follow up with an estimate. He arrived on time both days with all equipment in hand and at the time he indicated. He and his partner worked diligently to complete the job in two day and it was a pretty good size job. They left my space clean, no drips, no stains and the paint job looked great. I plan to use Jesus again and have recommended him already to friends.
Jessica G.
Israel was very honest and did everything that i asked him to do neatly and professionally regarding painting my home. He was dedicated to doing a good job and to making sure that I liked his work when he was finished. He even suggested that if I didn’t like something after it was dry that he would come back to repaint it which was very thoughtful of him. I appreciate everything that he has done to help my house look more beautiful. I will be rehiring him very soon to paint another part of my home as I am very impressed with his work ethics and his caring spirit. If you go with this company you will Not be disappointed at all! He works hard and will give you the desired look that you want for your home. I’m very new to thumbtack and was very skeptical about using anyone on here but I’m glad that I got someone honest who did what he said he was going to do!! Thank you Israel!!! 🙌🏽
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