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3. First Painting
from 94 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
"I am almost at a loss for words when trying to review First Painting. First, let me tell you about the quoting process. John responded very quickly when I put in my request for a quote on Thumbtack - almost instantly, in fact. He was courteous, polite, professional, and he came to the house to take a look at what our plans were. My wife was very impressed that he took his shoes off when he entered our home, which we took as a good sign that he would be treating our home with a lot of respect. John provided a detailed quote, and gave us a price that was significantly better than the competitors. On top of that, he was able to get a crew together to start the project within just a couple of days - and keep in mind this was the week before Christmas! Once the First Painting crew arrived (right on time, mind you!) they got to work immediately. First, they went around the entire house to patch nail holes and repair any imperfections in the walls. They put down tons of drop cloths and plastic to protect our belongings, plus they were nice enough to move our furniture for us so they could get to the walls. They made sure that none of our furniture was damaged, and that no paint got on the floors or other places it wasn't supposed to be. Our project included painting our garage, mud room, kitchen, living room, dining room, office as well as all of the bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition to that, we asked John and his crew to paint our cabinets. Let me tell you, we COULD NOT be happier with the outcome of the project! All of the walls look perfect and brand new! The cabinets look like they belong in an article in a magazine! We are simply ECSTATIC with the quality of work! The entire project took just under three days, and each day the crew showed up exactly on time and ready to get to work. Some more perks to working with John and First Painting: - They were able to get us a great price on our paint, and brought a receipt for the paint purchase - John is VERY responsive - John is also extremely respectful of your home; he makes sure that the crew takes their shoes off before entering, and they go to great lengths to protect your furniture and flooring - First Painting offered by far the BEST PRICE of all the quotes we received through Thumbtack - John is an excellent communicator, and really is engaged when you're discussing the project with him - Each day when the crew was packing up, John took me around to each room to ensure that they had cleaned everything up and to review their work. If anything needed touching up or cleaning, they jumped right on it All in all, honestly folks, I have hired several painters and other professionals through Thumbtack. I have NEVER received this level of service from anyone, much less at the lowest price I was quoted. John is building his small business, and I can guarantee you that you won't be disappointed if you give him a try. There is obviously a reason that this company has almost a perfect 5 star rating, and it's because they are VERY good at what they do! I've attached some pictures of our project below, please forgive the poor quality pictures but the results are unbelievable! I am so thankful to John and his crew that I told him that he can use me as a referral for any future projects he is bidding. Give First Painting a try, you will NOT be disappointed!"

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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 $200 to $2,500. 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 painters cost?

The national average cost for an interior painter ranges between $450 and $900. 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 does a painter charge per room?

The cost to paint a room will vary based on the size of the room, the type of paint you select, any ceiling or trim work needed, and any repairs needed. If no repairs or other additional work is needed, painting a room with contractor-grade paint could range from $1 to $2 per square foot, including materials. Selecting a luxury paint (some cost more than $100 per gallon) will certainly increase your house painting costs. Here are some additional examples of average house painting costs, per room:

  • 12x12 room with a 9-foot ceiling: about $125
  • 12x12 room with an 8-foot ceiling: about $100
  • 14x16 master bedroom with a 9-foot ceiling: about $150
  • 14x16 master bedroom with an 8-foot ceiling: about $125
  • 16x16 living room with a 9-foot ceiling: about $175
  • 16x16 living room with a 20-foot ceiling: starting at $225
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