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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 Monroe painters
Rich C.
Fast, flexible and quality painting.
Great Value PaintersGreat Value Painters
Rich C.
Fast, flexible and quality painting.
Great Value PaintersGreat Value Painters
Rich C.
Fast, flexible and quality painting.
Great Value PaintersGreat Value Painters
Rich C.
Fast, flexible and quality painting.
Great Value PaintersGreat Value Painters
Rich C.
Fast, flexible and quality painting.
Great Value PaintersGreat Value Painters
Ron B.
Christopher did a wonderful job painting our living room! He was responsive to our request for a painter and proved to be detail oriented in his painting. He went out of his way to pick up the paint for us and was helpful in moving furniture. In addition, his pricing is very fair. We would definitely hire him again!
Restoration BrothersRestoration Brothers
Diane C.
Don't leave paint splashes on the floors and cabnets and not clean it up. Not enough coats of paint on the walls. I had to call owner out several times to fix things. I will not use them again.
RCV Home ImprovementRCV Home Improvement
Tina B.
I wish I could choose all positive attributes for Leo’s Painting. It was such a pleasure to work with Leo and his crew. Leo had the keen eye of a professional to spot areas that needed special attention or repair before painting began, and he had the skill set and knowledge to handle these unexpected setbacks and prep all on his own without having to call in a separate contractor. The finished product is a beautiful exterior paint job, which is what we wanted, but underneath is clean, well-finished and protected material too. Leo was very responsive, prompt, kind, respectful. His fees are reasonable and worth every penny. We’d choose Leo’s Painting Service over any other.
Leopaintingservices llsLeopaintingservices lls
Andy A.
William and his crew were very nice and completed the job on time but the quality of the painting was not what I expected.
360 Painting Lake Norman360 Painting Lake Norman
Christina G.
They did a great job on painting the interior of my home. Great value and got it done in a timely manner. Very professional.
GJ Painting ServicesGJ Painting Services
Alicia k.
Maynor and his crew provided great quality work for an excellent value. They completed the job in the time frame he originally committed to. I am very pleased with them and would totally recommend them for all your painting needs. They painted the inside of my house, baseboards, mantle, shutters, and doors. My house looks GREAT!
Light duty Handyman llcLight duty Handyman llc
Thumbtack Customer
Ricardo and his crew did an excellent job on my painting project. They were on time, very courteous, and completed the project in a timely manner.
RCV Home ImprovementRCV Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Ricky and his crew painted my entire new Townhouse (about 1250 square feet) and he completed the job in only 3 days. The paint looks great, he found the perfect grey color for my living room/kitchen and even stayed to hang a kitchen cabinet for me. I'll definitely be using RCV Remodeling for future jobs! Highly recommended.
RCV Home ImprovementRCV Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Bravo Professionals was superb in getting our home painted. We had gotten estimates from three other companies to paint the interior of our 3475 square foot home. Bravo Professionals completed the job ahead of schedule and was twenty-five percent less. If you are in need of beautifying your home, Bravo Professionals can surely take care of that transformation.
Bravo Professional ContractorsBravo Professional Contractors
David P.
They were prompt in giving a bid, but then when I inquired about their bid being 42% higher than another professional in addition to 20% more paint estimated needed, they never replied back.
SB Painting and ServicesSB Painting and Services
Trina H.
I used A Touch of A Brush for painting several rooms inside my home & also outside my home. Albert & his crew were such a pleasure & their work is exemplary. My house looks like a new house! Albert made suggestions that were exactly right. He is a true professional & treated my home as if he were working in his own. They cleaned when they were finished & my home not only looked great but smelled great too! If you need painting do not hesitate to use A Touch of A Brush, you’ll be very happy!
A Touch of a BrushA Touch of a Brush
Eva G.
Would absolutely recommend this company. I will be definitely using them again for any painting projects that I have. They arrived when they said they would, finished the project as was discussed and cleaned the work area before leaving. Was very happy with their work.
Light duty Handyman llcLight duty Handyman llc
Lisa c.
Highly recommend PCI Painting! Robert and his crew are amazing! The painter, Manuel, worked long hours in the heat to get it done and the outcome is just what we envisioned. Robert was great to communicate with. Great price, great quality! 10/10
PCI PaintingPCI Painting
Joel G.
Thank you Carlos for your work at my place. Carlos and his team did a great job painting my garage. Carlos is profesional and very detailed. Made sure I was satisfied with the results before turning it back to me. Thank you.
Carlos paintingCarlos painting
Walter h.
Have nothing but excellent work and quality work done by these guys. Punctual and excellent work all around. Painted whole lower level of house and recalled outside windows. Great pricing for work done and cleaned up after completion. Will do up stairs soon. Would recommend highly you want be disappointed.
GJ Painting ServicesGJ Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
Ivan was a pleasure to work with, he was prompt, courteous and gave us an excellent price to paint the interior of our rental property and repair some popcorn ceiling water damage. He finished two days ahead of schedule and stayed in close contact with me through text and email throughout the entire process from estimate to project completion. The finished work looks excellent. Will not hesitate to use him again.
MegaTrust Painting & Home ImprovementMegaTrust Painting & Home Improvement
Jeremy t.
I don’t write many reviews but I felt the need for these guys. They are absolutely awesome and will go above and beyond! I just had all of my boxing,facia,gutters, and trim painted and it looks great. The team is very respectful and clean with great communication. I will definitely be using them for future projects and would recommend them to anyone. Give these guys a chance and you won’t be sorry.
Superior Co INCSuperior Co INC
Christine h.
This business is amazing!!!! They just knocked out the ENTIRE interior of my home, trim, doors mantle and ALL AND my kitchen Cabinets AND my bathroom cabinets in just 2 DAYS!!! YES you heard it right just 2 days and exceeded my expectations They actually blew my expectations out of the water. If you need ANY painting jobs large or small John and his team which includes his wonderul wife and family is your team!! If you don't use them you're not getting the best! Customer service was impeccable and they kept us in the loop the entire time. They even finished 1/2 day early. CALL JOHN you'll be glad you did. He will beat any quote out there.
First PaintingFirst Painting
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