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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 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.

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.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

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.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Steele Creek interior painters
Stephanie J.
Needed immediate painting. Painted interior within timeline for a reasonable price.
Bravo Professional ContractorsBravo Professional Contractors
Andrew H.
Could not be more happy with the interior painting and deck staining. Unbelievable professionalism and work quality.
Moreira Painting LLCMoreira Painting LLC
It was a pleasure to meet Damien. He provided an on site walk through to understand the needs for this interior painting project. He promptly provided an estimate, an agreed upon contract, and began work in a timely manner. His crew was professional and provided a quality paint project. I highly recommend Meji & Co. to anyone looking for a quality, efficient, interior paint project.
Meji & Co. Painting & Remodeling LLCMeji & Co. Painting & Remodeling LLC
Jared H.
Excellent paint job and customer service! The interior of my 3500 sq ft home was painted in 2 days and our family loves it! Would definitely recommend to my friends and family.
Painting services and morePainting services and more
Sarah F.
Wonderful experience with the company. Quick service and job was done perfectly. Able to paint the interior of my home in one day. And very affordable
GJ Painting ServicesGJ Painting Services
Katie K.
Byrd Painting did a fantastic job on my interior painting project. They were quick, neat, and professional. The quality of the work was phenomenal and after checking rates with other painters I found them to be a great value!
Byrd Paint CompanyByrd Paint Company
Polita L.
Ryan did an awesome painting job downstairs in my home. I plan to hire him again went I need more painting done. My daughter plans to hire Ryan to paint her kitchen cabinets after Xmas holiday! I highly recommend Ryan for any interior painting!
Higgins Painting LLC.Higgins Painting LLC.
Courtney K.
Jose and his team were excellent. They would courteous and hard working. They did a fantastic job painting our living room, dining room and kitchen. We will definitely be calling them for any future interior painting services.
Diamond Floor Systems and  interior paintingDiamond Floor Systems and interior painting
Madeleine G.
Alejandro did a wonderful job painting our bottom floor interior walls and hallway leading upstairs! He was extremely professional and detail oriented. Will definitely use him again and suggest him to anyone needing a paint job!
Infinite Painting LLCInfinite Painting LLC
David B.
They did a fantastic job painting the interior of my house! Great workmanship and value. They treated my home as if it were their own. I would highly recommend them!
Ana GonsalezAna Gonsalez
Melissa R.
Kevin and Brian did a great job on my interior painting. Kevin was very punctual, professional and offered a very fair price. I highly recommend him.
Smart ChoiceSmart Choice
Omar R.
The team did a great job painting over 3,000 sq feet of the interior of my home. I highly recommend these guys if you want quality work and professionalism!
Pro Upscale Cleaning,Painting and Pressure washingPro Upscale Cleaning,Painting and Pressure washing
Brian S.
The team did a wonderful job with painting the interior of our house. They arrived on time and finished very quickly. Also they can do much more than paint. I would highly recommend them if you want something done efficiently, and by good people.
World Wide Painters LLCWorld Wide Painters LLC
Amy R.
We hired them to paint our new-to-us townhouse walls, interior doors, and kitchen cabinets. Everything turned out absolutely beautiful, and the place looks brand new. We will absolutely hire them again for future paint needs, and highly recommend this business.
First PaintingFirst Painting
Kiffany S.
We had an excellent experience with Maverick’s Interiors! Darrian was very responsive, courteous, and professional. The walls that he repaired and painted look amazing and provide our laundry room with a fresh look!
Maverick’s InteriorsMaverick’s Interiors
Danielle L.
I hired Jackson and his crew to complete an interior painting job. The job consisted of painting the living room, dining room, hallways, and a bedroom. Jackson and his crew came out give me an estimate and complete the job the following day. I highly recommend this company for any residential painting needs! Fair price and great quality.
Jay Drywall Painting RemodelingJay Drywall Painting Remodeling
Mishra B.
Clinton is a real paint pro. He completed the first job (interior and exterior painting) well. I like his details and professionalism. As a licensed realtor, I was little picky while hiring him. However, he really convinced me that he is a down-to-earth guy and gave me amazing results. Most recommended for painting jobs.
Clinton GrobeClinton Grobe
Jennifer L.
We had our whole interior painted to prepare to sell our house, and they did a wonderful job!! Fixed every little crack/ hole/ imperfection in the wall and the paint job looks amazing. GREAT value and great guys. Would use them again for our new house!
Diaz Painting and Terrazzo CO.Diaz Painting and Terrazzo CO.
Julie L.
The previous star rating was posted by accident. I scheduled an appointment with Fred for my Interior Painting project and he showed up exactly on time. He was also very professional when we met.
Bravo Professional ContractorsBravo Professional Contractors
Sujatha M.
Gustavo and team did a great job painting our family room, kitchen, master bedroom and kids room! They were professional, courteous and even found us a vendor who installed the crown molding in our kitchen. Would recommend them to anyone looking to get their home interior painting done.
Painting services and morePainting services and more
Thumbtack Customer
Fred and his crew did a great job painting the interior of my house. Fred was flexible with my work schedule. The painters took care in doing a superb job and cleaning up after the work was done.
Bravo Professional ContractorsBravo Professional Contractors
Bruce B.
Mario and Janeka- are a pleasure to work with. They are reliable and honest. I would trust them with all of my interior painting needs. They did a great job on our condo and cleaned up very nicely when they were complete
Mario’s PaintingMario’s Painting
Julie M.
Because some other work was delayed we had a pretty quick turnaround time for a interior paint job. Brandon and his team were totally johnny-on-the-spot. They got it done on time and it looks great and they came in under budget. Put this company at the top of your list when you're in need of painting (and their other services) for sure.
Palmetto REsolutionsPalmetto REsolutions
Thumbtack Customer
What a wonderful interior paint job, Fred was very professional, kept me in the loop the whole time, what a great suggestion for kitchen cabinets, love it. Thank you Fred and crew,keep up the good work. 007 T
Bravo Professional ContractorsBravo Professional Contractors
Karon s.
Robert and his team were wonderful. They did a great job painting the interior of our home. The time frame was great. They paid attention to details, were great with the prep work and the clean up afterwards. The whole team was professional and kind.
PCI PaintingPCI Painting
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