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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 Washington Heights interior painters
Aaron C.
Great work painting the interior three story townhouse. Professional, Clean, and Responsive!
PRISMA Company Painting and RenovationPRISMA Company Painting and Renovation
Chris R.
Great experience all around. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing some interior painting.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Jacob B.
Gonzales team was awesome. They did a great job doing an interior paint job for us. Would use again!
Gonzalez pro paintersGonzalez pro painters
Rebecca B.
We had our interior painted by KSL today. They were punctual, precise and affordable. We'll not hesitate to use them again on the future!
KAL Repair and Painting LLCKAL Repair and Painting LLC
Ebony G.
Very thankful I chose MGR Painting and Coating, as they did a superb job. Mario was very helpful in assisting me in the right areas to choose my accent coats. If you are need of having interior painting in your home I would recommend this company.
MGR painting and  coating llcMGR painting and coating llc
Andy G.
I had a messy and sizable job…popcorn ceiling removal and repair and painting half of the house interior. J A R Painting did exactly what they said they would and what I needed. Very happy with the experience and product. Great value. Thank you!
J A R Painting, LLCJ A R Painting, LLC
Gwen K.
I reached out to Watson's Service for an interior paint job for my daughters house and they came out the same day and provided a quote. The responsiveness has been amazing. They started the job yesterday (October 1st) and are scheduled to be completed today. Very professional and the pricing was awesome. I plan to use them for the interior painting for my house as well because what I have seen so far at my daughters house is top notch.
Watson ServiceWatson Service
Thumbtack Customer
Armando and his team painted basically the entire interior of our house. They did an absolutely fantastic job. They were all incredibly easy to work with, efficient, courteous and they did a wonderful job. We are absolutely thrilled and I highly recommend them.
APR PaintingAPR Painting
Thumbtack Customer
My rental house needed a full interior paint job and miscellaneous repairs over the holidays. Mark responded quickly to my painting job request and was able to handle additional jobs (repair broken shower faucet and powerwash exterior) for a reasonable price, saving me time and money. I also appreciated his willingness to discuss my options. Highly recommended!
MCQ Custom Installations LLCMCQ Custom Installations LLC
Nathan M.
Filemon did an excellent job doing touch-up painting on our interior. He was very thorough, very polite and easy to work with. It turned out to be a pretty big job and he stayed late into the evening to finish it and it was done well. Definitely recommend.
Rioso Rolling Services (Painting, Remodel, + more)Rioso Rolling Services (Painting, Remodel, + more)
Tim Z.
Worked with them on three floors if interior walls and ceilings and trim. They did a great job and was done in a very quick time frame. They even did my 18ft ceilings nicely including taping some drywall cracks. Would suggest maybe a bit more floor and general hardware protection from paint splatter, but it generally an easy cleanup with Latex paint remover. They did work from 8am thru 5:30pm so was full day. Will hire again.
Marie N.
Armando and José did an amazing job painting the entire interior our house at a fantastic price! Armando was very helpful answering questions, and was always quick to reply. He was helpful recommending the type of paint to use and got us a great price! After they were finished, they cleaned up after themselves very nicely. I cannot imagine an easier or more pleasant experience! I will be sure to contact them again for the many other home services they offer!
APR PaintingAPR Painting
Bryce K.
Bobby and Omar did a fantastic job on the interior paint on my house!!!! They are both professionalisms and will make sure every details is just the way you want it. After a few days of being around Bobby and Omar, I saw them almost like family. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for excellent quaility in work!!
Next Level SolutionsNext Level Solutions
Kristen D.
I highly recommend Sergio and his crew to anyone looking to complete a paint project. I had quite a large project that involved a full interior painting, trim, etc. and was very impressed with the results as well as the reasonable pricing. Sergio was so great to work with throughout the entire project; he is knowledgeable, kind, communicative, prompt and very detail oriented. He worked around my timelines and made sure I was completely satisfied with the end result. I will definitely use them again for any future projects.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Mario C.
D & M performed an excellent job with our home interior painting project. From the beginning, they were punctual and professional. They kept us up to date on work progress and they stayed within their projected timeline and budget. D & M were very accommodating and accepted a few minor changes to the project (e.g. microwave removal, kitchen tile removal) without hesitation. We were very pleased with the paint job they executed especially since we used dark colors. I recommend their services.
D&M Painting and RemodelingD&M Painting and Remodeling
Sam G.
We were in the process of putting our home up for sale and we reached out to them on short notice in order to paint a few areas of our home. We didn't think that we would be able to find anyone to help us with only 3 days to spare, but Sunshine came through for us in spades! They were even able to match the paint for a column on our porch with little information provided. The painters were very professional, easy to work with and accommodating. Pricing for the work was great as well. I was so impressed with the work that when we're ready to move into our new home we will hire them to paint the entire interior.
Sunshine Cleaning & PaintingSunshine Cleaning & Painting
Jon C.
One of the most impactful updates we made to our home was them painting the interior. We got 3 quotes and they were all pretty similar so we just went with the most professional contractor. Being a listed and reputable business mattered to me also for accountability. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them now having seen the work. Thanks guys
Jakita D.
Tristan completed our kitchen and living room interior painting. He was incredible to work with! Completed a free onsite estimate in a very timely manner. Affordable prices and he was able to complete a fairly large project in 1 day! His steady hand and attention to detail are the reasons we will hire him for any future projects. The quality of paint he uses ensures coverage and durability (he provides all paint necessary and even was able to get additional supplies when he ran out very quickly). We are very pleased with the work that was done and encourage everyone to hire him! Our photos dont do his work justice but he was able to capture his great work in the featured project section
Orion Painting, LLCOrion Painting, LLC
Sandy L.
Basil is punctual and a very responsive professional contractor and he did an AMAZING job painting the interior of my whole condo (1200 sqft) in 1 day, with the help of his brother. He even took down a couple items that were hanging up, patched the holes and then painted it. He touched up all the trims as well and covered up any additional small holes on the wall. We were extremely happy and so glad we made the right choice to go with him. You will not regret your decision! Will definitely be using him in the future. Thank you so much Basil!
Residential Painting Services LLCResidential Painting Services LLC
Sam G.
Wanted to select all five (value and punctuality), but it wouldn’t let me! Jared was amazing and understood exactly what I was looking to have done! We had our interior painted as well as our fence stained and he was able to help with both. He even assisted me in getting the hand rails we had on our deck restained too. He does great work, offered a great price, and was prompt with beginning his work. Will certainly be using him again!!
Rozenek Pro PaintingRozenek Pro Painting
Brian Robert G.
We hired Mario and his team to paint the entire interior and 25% of the exterior of our 2,600 sq ft house. They did an amazing job. They are very professional, polite, were responsive to our needs and their quality was top notch. I pay very close attention to details and could not find any mistakes. We obtained 5 quotations in this current market and they came out on top according to our selection criteria. I would highly them your future projects.
MGR painting and  coating llcMGR painting and coating llc
Thumbtack Customer
I’ll start with the pros and then discuss the cons. Pros: Armando and his crew were always polite and friendly, Armando was quick to respond to emails, they completed the job (scraping ceilings and painting entire interior) in my very tight time frame, they did it for a great price and came back twice after finishing to fix some things for me. Cons: Overall, the work done is a bit sloppy and careless. To share a few examples there are some spots where there’s wall paint on the ceilings and on the sides of the shower/tub enclosure, the sliding door and most (if not all) windows are painted shut and two windows were painted open (I was able to “unstick” one of them to close it but I will have to get some spray foam to spray in the gap in the other window as I could not “unstick” it), there are dents on the walls from where they leaned the ladder before the paint was dry, there are uneven spots on the walls and ceilings that needed to be sanded more prior to painting, etc. I did not notice most of these issues until after I had moved in and looked around more thoroughly than I did at the final walk through and so I am hoping that my friends and family will not notice them when they are visiting since it took me a bit of careful looking to notice most of these. Some of these issues I will be able to fix on my own and some of these issues I will have to live with until it’s time to paint again. They got really good reviews so in their defense, it is possible that had my time frame not been so tight maybe some of these issues would not have happened.
APR PaintingAPR Painting
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