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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 Chapel Hill painters
John Y.
We like Steve's ceiling paintings, preparatory work and good prices.
Jenny O.
I hired Paintzilla at the last minute to paint our front porch and door. James was prompt, friendly, very professional. I hadn’t decided on paint colors when he arrived. I didn’t even have the paint yet. He was so patient and took time to show me color swatches. Made it much easier. Pleasure to work with. Front porch looks great.
Shelbee S.
JAR Painting did an excellent job painting our kitchen cabinet doors. They were punctual and quick to respond. Scheduling was easy and accurate! There were a few blemishes, but they offered to come back and touch up anything that was not to our liking. They were incredibly kind and very easy to work with!
J A R Painting, LLCJ A R Painting, LLC
Alonso E.
Excellent job, couldn’t have asked for better service. High quality work. Would strongly recommend to anyone seeking painting work.
E&P Painting Service LLCE&P Painting Service LLC
Erin M.
Amazing work! R&M quoted me on Thumbtack, met with me on a Friday and came back to clean and paint my kitchen the following Monday, all in one single day. I love my kitchen now! We had layers of grime around and on our stove, behind our fridge, on the walls, and on our cabinets, from the previous owners. And our kitchen was painted midnight blue, so it was incredibly dark aside from being dirty. I chose a bright aqua color and gave my paint chip to Ricardo on Friday, so he could pick up his paint brand of choice in that color. I didn't really have an opinion on paint brands, but he did thankfully! Ricardo and Monica (or Monique, apologies, I am terrible with names) came early on Monday and got to work on the grime. My kitchen looks SO AMAZINGLY clean and bright now. Also, we can use our stove again. There had been cooked on grime that was preventing us from using all of our stove top before, and we couldn't figure out how to clear it out ourselves.
R&M Paint and Home ServicesR&M Paint and Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Armando was professional in all interactions. His painters missed a few details but Armando made sure they were corrected. I will use APR Painting again in the future.
APR PaintingAPR Painting
Lee F.
Did an amazing job. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the work they provided. I will continue to hire Mario for all of our painting needs. Our house looks amazing.
MGR painting and  coatingMGR painting and coating
Adriana D.
I was very pleased. Mario was punctual and professional, neat as a pin and clearly a very experienced painter. He was also friendly. I'd call him again for another painting project.
MGR painting and  coatingMGR painting and coating
Cecilia s.
He charges much less than others but you get what you pay for. His workers never came back to fix peeling paint on porch floor. If not for our roofing guy we wouldn’t have known that the chimney that needed repair prior to painting was left undone. The repairs they did do had to be redone due to leaks when it rains. Don’t skimp on your home maintenance and hire a reputable company even if you have to pay more. I do not recommend Elite.
Elite Paint and Drywall LLCElite Paint and Drywall LLC
Michelle F.
Overall, we were not thrilled with our experience with Roca's Painters. Jose always showed up on time, was very nice, and they finished the job in less time than they originally quoted. However, the quality of work was not great. There are several spots that we will have to go back and touch up and many areas where paint was dripped onto surfaces and not cleaned up including trim, our back splash, kitchen counter, and our stove. I don't think we'll be hiring them again for future painting needs.
Roca's paintersRoca's painters
Stephanie G.
Geo did a great job on my house and was very competitive with his quote. He worked around my schedule and everything was always cleaned by the time I got home. I hope to use him again to paint my exterior.
Quality Stars Painting L.L.C.Quality Stars Painting L.L.C.
Keith C.
Geo did an excellent job at my house. The 4 rooms he painted look great! He was very professional and on time. The quote he gave me was a fair price for the work. I would recommend Geo to my friends and neighbors.
Quality Stars Painting L.L.C.Quality Stars Painting L.L.C.
Colby K.
This was the absolute best experience that I have ever had with a painter. His work is wonderful, he was always on time, his prices are very fair, he works fast, and he even vacuumed when he was done. A dream transaction. I highly recommend Quality Stars Painting!!!
Quality Stars Painting L.L.C.Quality Stars Painting L.L.C.
Stephynie M.
Lea is a nice person, however, I feel compelled to say that from the very beginning things went from bad to worse. Did we get the job for free? Yes, however what has not been mentioned are the following facts: Lea bid the job and said it would take 1 day to 1.5 days- She did not start on time ( a day late) do to a tragedy. No issue, we accommodated. The painter was late every single day, except for the last day. My Mother In Law was coming into town (which she knew when the job was quoted) and I was worried about the smell as she is elderly. Lea assured me not to worry as they use special low fume paint. The room still smells like paint and it has been nearly 2 weeks. It took 4 days and the job was not done in the manner it was supposed to be done. I had to pay for a hotel for my Mother in law for 3 nights, between that, the professional cleaners, etc the job was the furthest from free but actually cost me $375.00 more than what was quoted based on all of the mishaps. The paint cans were left open and on the floor when the painter left for the evening and there was paint on the comforter and wood floor. ALL of which pictures were furnished to Lea. Finally, she did, in fact, offer to send the painter back after all was said and done. However, if the professional painter cannot paint a bedroom in 4 days, I am not sure why I would want him to come back. It would have taken a full day to fix all of the mishaps. During the initial bid, I asked pointed and direct questions. You guys sand the window trims to assure the paint does not cake on, correct? I was assured and reassured that was the case. In the middle of the job I walked in and noticed nothing was sanded. I text her to ask, and she assured me they would do it, it didn't get done. There were several drips down all of the crown and the mantel. There was paint left all over the windows, and the inside and outside ceils, there are brush marks, and shadows in the room and the closet never got fully covered. Lastly, I want to say, Lea is a nice person. ALL companies have bad days, I am not negating all of the 5-star reviews, and I was not even going to go into detail, but when you reach out and attack a client who has been gracious, caring and accommodating to all of your companies needs and then you post that your client got a job for "free" its not only not the case, but completely a false depiction of the facts. This job cost me over $1k, and the worst issue is I have to get it scraped, sanded and repainted again... costing me even more time money.
Lustrare Home Improvement incLustrare Home Improvement inc
Lee F.
Great experience. Best service I have ever experienced. Came over to the house the same day I posted my request...then completed the project the following day. I will request his services every single time I want to paint. Amazing quality Amazing service Just Amazing!!!
Quality Stars Painting L.L.C.Quality Stars Painting L.L.C.
Kindra W.
Hands down the BEST experience I’ve had with a contractor - he was on time, kept us in the loop every step of the way, went above and beyond to help us out and got the job done right, fast, and affordably. Truly the BEST. Would recommend for any job large or small. Painted our new 1400 sq ft house for us in just 2 days.
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