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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 Matthews painters
Krina R.
Oscar and team did a great job painting our house. They were very fast in responding and finished the job quickly. If I need any painting in the future Kombar Painting will be contacted.
Komaber paintingKomaber painting
Joanna L.
Byrd Painting not only did a wonderful job with my interior painting, but they are very professional. I am considering additional painting and would definitely hire Byrd for any furture jobs!
Byrd Paint CompanyByrd Paint Company
Thumbtack Customer
We had three bedrooms painted by Byrd Paint Company. The service was friendly and I always got a very quick response. The painting was very thorough and looks fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! 👏👍
Byrd Paint CompanyByrd Paint Company
Kim R.
What an amazing paint job. I secured them at the last minute when the painter I hired didn’t show up. They painted ALL day and did an absolutely perfect job. No tape, straight lines. I couldn’t have asked for a better paint job. I’ll definitely call them when I’m ready to do my next round of painting.
PRISMA Company Painting&RenovationPRISMA Company Painting&Renovation
Marilyn R.
Personable work crew. Owner paints/works alongside of his crew. They are neat and do not leave any mess. They are flexible and worked around my schedule. I will use again if future painting is needed. Have recommended to family for a tentative paint job.
Beyond the PaintBeyond the Paint
Ariam Y.
I can not thank Diaz Painting from punctuality with the paint job and fluctuate to an unexpected addition to the job. I will most definitely will be hiring in my upcoming projects!
Diaz Painting and Terrazzo CO.Diaz Painting and Terrazzo CO.
Sean W.
Albert is very knowledgable and a lot of experience on painting and he and his crew use hand brush not spray. He is very efficient and come over twice from primer paint followed by twice paints. That is the reason why he received so many recognition from his customers.
A Touch of a BrushA Touch of a Brush
Thumbtack Customer
Bob recently completed kitchen cabinet painting and painted the kitchen/family room. He is a pleasure to work with and the quality is outstanding. I highly recommend Bob and his company.
Countryside Home TechCountryside Home Tech
Angie P.
LB Painting did an amazing job painting the exterior of my home. They were extremely affordable and did not rush. The outcome exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them!
Logan C.
They did a great job painting my living room
Diamond Floor Systems and  interior paintingDiamond Floor Systems and interior painting
Heather B.
Had my deck and pergola painted. Here are before and after photos. I love it and the job was done quickly! Very easy to work with. I will definitely call again for other painting jobs.
PCI PaintingPCI Painting
Kevin B.
Excellent painting, very neat worker. Would definitely hire again!
Byrd Paint CompanyByrd Paint Company
Thumbtack Customer
The pricing of my painting project was very competitive and covered all costs. Carlos and crew arrived on time. They worked rapidly and efficiently and completed my project in excellent time. The results are superior. I would highly recommend this company to anyone requiring painting services.
Bravo Professional ContractorsBravo Professional Contractors
Lori W.
Indoor/outdoor painting, flooring and deck work. We were extremely happy. Will contact again.
Jay Drywall Painting RemodelingJay Drywall Painting Remodeling
Saurabh G.
Jose had done a great job of painting at my house. He has done two rooms and quality was amazing. What he has done was above our expectation and he will be our go to person whenever we gave to paint other rooms of our house.
Jose Fresh PaintingJose Fresh Painting
Briana F.
Anderson painting was great. They responded to my inquiry right away and came out 48 hours later to complete my project. I had blue walls and a dark baseboard that all needed to changed to a light/white color. The final product was gorgeous. I vant see any of the prior colors and the lines of wall, ceiling and baseboard paint are perfect. What a wonderful difference. The space was left spotless. I would definitly hire AP again for future painting projects.
Anderson PaintingAnderson Painting
Valda R.
Excellent paint job on our bedroom. Very professionally done and in timely manner. Very affordable also.
Diaz Painting and Terrazzo CO.Diaz Painting and Terrazzo CO.
Robyn M.
We had a great experience with Andrade Painting and I highly recommend using them for your next project!
andrade Paintingandrade Painting
Natasha M.
Rich and Jess painted my vaulted walls in one day and with short notice. They were fast and the work was awesome.
JNR Home Improvement,LLCJNR Home Improvement,LLC
Jeremy H.
Did a great job painting a 2 story foyer and living room. Very happy with the work. Would hire again.
Diamond Floor Systems and  interior paintingDiamond Floor Systems and interior painting
Tara B.
Shannon and her team fixed some damaged walls in our sitting room, and some other minor damage all through the downstairs area. They painted our walls snd trim. Shannon recommended the best paint and trim, which took the guesswork out of it. The rooms came out looking gorgeous with great trim lines. It was done quickly too. They also painted our ceiling. No way we could’ve done it without them! I plan to call again next year when we’re ready to do the upstairs.
Carolina Color CompanyCarolina Color Company
Our experience was great. We put the request in on line and it was answered within an hour. John came to do the estimate which seemed fair. The team came, they were meticulous in covering the floors, lights etc. They were friendly, efficient and finished the job in one day. The paint looks fabulous. We highly recommend the First Painting crew!
First PaintingFirst Painting
Koushik R.
They did an amazing job and a quick turn around time. I would definitely hire them for any future painting jobs.
Diaz Painting and Terrazzo CO.Diaz Painting and Terrazzo CO.
Christy J.
Logan was very professional and painted all my kitchen cabinets in just three days. He explained the job in detail, and the finished job lived up to our expectations. I love the new cabinets that have brightened up our kitchen. Great work, and I would use them for any paint job I have in the future. Highly recommend.
Matrix Painting Solutions LLCMatrix Painting Solutions LLC
Sarah H.
Highly recommend Byrd Paint Company. Don was absolutely amazing, Efficient, and fast! We had such an amazing experience and will definitely be using for future projects!
Byrd Paint CompanyByrd Paint Company
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