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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 Raleigh painters
Thumbtack Customer
APR Painting did a wonderful job painting our baby nursery. Very satisfied!
APR PaintingAPR Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We needed someone to paint our 3rd floor stairway, it was too high for us to reach. We also needed a closet painted. The painting job was excellent! Very professional job.
Byrd Home ImprovementByrd Home Improvement
Gretchen s.
Cortes Carlos Painting was a very nice person. He responded back quickly to my request. He did a great job painting my bathroom. Cortes Carlos Painting will definitely be called back for future painting projects within my home. I will be recommending his business.
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Mike m.
I added a pergola to my patio that I built myself. I had J A R Painting do the painting on my masterpiece and he more than did it justice. Alex was very professional and a real value. I have already hired J A R Painting to do some more painting around my house. I highly recommend J A R Painting!
J A R Painting, LLCJ A R Painting, LLC
Keith N.
Basil did an excellent job painting the baseboard and trim in the downstairs of my townhouse. He was on time, very professional, and didn’t leave any mess. The paint job looks great. Will definitely hire again when i need more painting done!
Residential Painting Services LLCResidential Painting Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Armando and his team provided a fantastic exterior paint job for the price. They pressure washed the house the day before and then knocked out the painting job in two days. His crew was professional and courteous. No issues. We will definitely use APR Painting in the future.
APR PaintingAPR Painting
Josh C.
Ricardo did a fantastic job painting the room. He was responsive and communicative. I will definitely hire him again for any painting I need done.
R&M Paint and Home ServicesR&M Paint and Home Services
Cris G.
Excellent with CS Painting. Courtney always answered in a timely manner and delivered great quality. Very happy with his paint job and would highly recommend!
The CS Painting GroupThe CS Painting Group
Matthew W.
Sergio and his team were fantastic. Team showed up on time, wore their PPE (the entire time as promised), and did a great job protecting the area near the ceiling painting. The painting of the great room ceiling turned out perfect! Will hire them again when we're ready to paint the rest of the house!
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I needed an office painted and needed a quick turnaround. Mondale and his team came in and had the walls patched and painted the very next day with excellent service and a friendly attitude.
Watson ServiceWatson Service
Rajan A.
Michael has been the best choice as a person & professional, we made for painting in our house. I will always go for him in any of my next projects, and will recommend him to all of my friends, who want the painting done in their houses. Pleasure to have him work in our home painting project.
Painting SolutionsPainting Solutions
Allison N.
Our screen porch ceiling had mildew and needed some clean up and new paint work. Tristan provided us with a competitive rate and his services were exactly what we were looking for. He was helpful in helping us decide what paint and sheen to go with to help with the mildew. He showed up promptly, cleaned the ceiling, and painted it, all within a few hours. We are very satisfied and would hire him again for our next paint job!
Orion Painting SolutionsOrion Painting Solutions
Vhondy S.
Triangle Painting presented me an extremely affordable solution that was way below the competitors. Although the price was below the competitors that quality was excellent. Triangle Painting kept me abreast of each step as they completed the project.
Triangle PaintingTriangle Painting
Gwen A.
PCI did an excellent job on my exterior paint service!!!
PCI PaintingPCI Painting
Candyce M.
Great Experience! Would certainly use 360 Painting again.
360 Painting of Apex and Chapel Hill360 Painting of Apex and Chapel Hill
Tia C.
I’m so happy with the paint job done by Sunshine Cleaning and Painting. They were on time, finished quickly and the job was nothing less than perfect. I would definitely recommend them and use them again.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
John T.
The paint job was okay. I paid them and walked away assuming they would clean up. Big mistake. They washed their brushes in my outside faucet and got interior paint all over the outside of my house, windows, screens, patio, and deck. Have given them every opportunity to come clean it up. Once paid, did not answer their phone or respond to texts or respond through Thumbtack. I also bought all of the paint for $300... two of the gallons were left open and were wasted... about $100 of paint. The paint job itself was okay. Could have done better myself and would have been much cleaner, but did not have the time.
L.I. Painting Co.L.I. Painting Co.
Misty H.
Basil did an excellent job painting our living room and office. He was extremely responsive through the whole process, very reliable and punctual on our scheduled day and really delivered a high quality paint job.
Residential Painting Services LLCResidential Painting Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Wayne and his crew were incredible. They were professional and efficient. They painted seven rooms in two days. The paint job was perfect. Our house looks brand new. We would hire them again in a heartbeat!
Byrd Home ImprovementByrd Home Improvement
Lauren P.
Carlos did an amazing job painting our back stairs and hallway. He is extremely responsive and exceptionally detail-oriented. We were thrilled with his work and will definitely be hiring him for all future painting needs.
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Thumbtack Customer
Very professional indoor paint job. Good price, clean work.
Lustrare Home Improvement incLustrare Home Improvement inc
April C.
Great crew that painted our ceiling! Very professional and the work was exceptional.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Nancy P.
From the prompt response from Sergio to the beautiful repair work & painting done by Jairo on our water damaged great room ceiling, we were more than pleased. The price was right and the work was completed in a tidy and professional manner. Jairo took a chip off the ceiling to the paint store to make sure the match was correct. Impressive. I will be using Sunshine Cleaning & Painting again!
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Hayden P.
Great work! Worked quickly to refinish a drywall ceiling in a bedroom and then painted
Justin painting & Drywall LLC Raleigh, Durham CaryJustin painting & Drywall LLC Raleigh, Durham Cary
Ahmed M.
The best painting company in NC hands down, they can do everything! They do painting, all the contracting work from floors, cabinets, doors, windows, decks, ect. Call them today and get the best services in NC!
United Contractors of NC, Inc.United Contractors of NC, Inc.
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