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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 Wilmington painters
Wes S.
Luis came through! He and his helper painted our ceilings and was very professional. Will hire again for more painting and drywall repairs
Coats of quality by the seaCoats of quality by the sea
Jared W.
Jacob painted our 50 foot fence and pergola. He did several coats of paint and it looks great. He competed the job quickly and did an awesome job. He also painted a master bathroom. I would give him a 10 out of 10.
2S Painting2S Painting
Jessi B.
They were able to do the job on short notice and handled everything including purchasing paint. However, they did not wipe down the walls before painting and it showed.
Ramon Painting and DrywallRamon Painting and Drywall
Chloe K.
Kevin at Pride Painting did a wonderful job on my exterior painting project. He was prompt and knowledgeable about the job and was very responsive. Thanks Kevin!
Pride Painting & MorePride Painting & More
Chris W.
Give up the painting and Plastering, it is not your thing.
Behrent’s Custom Home PaintingBehrent’s Custom Home Painting
Billie B.
Personable and painted a mural to my specific request
Ed Council - ArtistEd Council - Artist
Lisa v.
Scott helped me last minute with some painting . Thankyou !!
Tyler m.
Experience was great, would highly recommend 2S painting for your needs.
2S Painting2S Painting
Greg M.
Carl’s Painting is legit! Good quality work. Very efficient time wise
carl's painting LLCcarl's painting LLC
Joe S.
Kevin and helper were great. On-time or early every day. They worked at a constant pace. Very little chatter. Paint lines were cut perfect. Drop cloths down. Clean up was performed. Price was very reasonable. Will hire again to paint a few other rooms.
Pride Painting & MorePride Painting & More
Allison B.
JM painting did a wonderful job on the interior paint in our home. They were prompt, professional, and VERY reasonably priced. They were able to start the job right away and worked over 8 hrs for three days to get the job done. We will definitely be using them again.
Coats of quality by the seaCoats of quality by the sea
Greg M.
Scott and his crew came in an painted the interior walls of our house. They did an awesome job for a great price.
Scott ReitanScott Reitan
Tanner M.
JC did a great job painting my living room and master bedroom. He completed the work on time, and kept me updated as to progress. After the paint dried he came back to do one final check up and do any necessary touch ups. Quality work all around.
JC's Shoreline PaintingJC's Shoreline Painting
James B.
Ramon was very professional beginning with coming over to give me an estimate for my painting project (master bedroom). Excellent communication and very reliable. His work was fast and thorough, and he completed the job in less time than estimated. This was an excellent experience for me, and I plan to hire him again for my next painting project. Thanks, Ramon!
Ramon Painting and DrywallRamon Painting and Drywall
Brandon N.
Jake was very professional and painted our ceiling where there was a patch and made it match exactly. I could not be happier with the result especially for a flat, sheet rock ceiling. Highly recommend him! I did not see 1 drop of paint anywhere and we just had new floors installed not even a week before he came. Jake’s work is awesome!
2S Painting2S Painting
Molly K.
We are in LOVE with our newly painted cabinets. We started with a deep stained builder grade cabinet and Ben was able to paint them a beautiful white in just one week. His work was far better than we could have imagined and we are so thankful and grateful for his hard work. Ben was on time each day and communicated promptly if times needed to be adjusted. He was patient with us and our schedules and a joy to have in our home. We would gladly recommend him to anyone in search of cabinet painting. Thank you so much Ben for making my kitchen dream a reality.
P&P Painting and Remodeling LLCP&P Painting and Remodeling LLC
Amy C.
I was immediately impressed with JM Painting because of their responsiveness and clear perspective on what I needed done. JM Painting helped me by showing me what the paint I wanted would actually look like on my house versus googling colors online. Not only did they have the patience and insight to help me find the perfect color, they continued to serve me throughout the process with direct, thoughtful, and easy communication while demonstrating that what I really wanted actually mattered to them. I was impressed with the soundness of the communication within their team and the speed with which they completed the work. In addition, I was impressed with the non-intrusive manner that they worked being careful to structure the work in a manner that allowed my dogs to be let out for a break, and informing me when they would return from lunch, paint store, etc. The house is beautiful now, and JM Painting left the work area spotless. It was a very pleasant experience because of the bright, hardworking, thoughtful, and honest character of the JM Team. I was impressed with each and every interaction with this business, and would definitely hire them again!
Coats of quality by the seaCoats of quality by the sea
Mandy H.
My husband and I were very pleased with the interior paint job done on our home by Taylor's Painting and roofing. They worked hard to complete the 7 rooms within a 3 day time frame. The team was very respectful of me and my home. I am thankful for their quick responsiveness for my quote request and getting the job completed. We are very happy with their work!
Mary A.
Logan did an excellent job of painting my kitchen and living room. He was prompt and professional. Truly a pleasure to work with and his skills are right on the mark.
Anchor paintingAnchor painting
Pam P.
We had a great experience with Jimmy and JR. They did an excellent painting job, were prompt and cleaned up after themselves. Having them back to do more work!
James Pardue PaintingJames Pardue Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was very professional, was on time, and always showed up when he said he would. He was honest and had integrity with his word and communicated well on what should be done and how he was going to do it. He picked up the paint for us as well. He did a very good job on our house. He not only painted but installed a few things as well...a bathroom shelf, etc. I would highly recommend him.
Pride Painting & MorePride Painting & More
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin was a great painter! He was very professional, gave us a great quote and finished the work all in one day! We will use him again for any painting work we need.
Pride Painting & MorePride Painting & More
Carl E.
What a fantastic experience with this company. They were professional, on time and on budget, no surprise price hikes I have experienced in the past. I would highly recommend them for any painting project you may have!
JC's Shoreline PaintingJC's Shoreline Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Nick and his crew are very professional, TJ and Jeff showed up with paint brushes in hand . Knocked our house out in 2 days. Would definitely recommend. Thanks to A Splash of Class. Our house is on the market.. It wont be long now
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Jeremy J.
Sasha was amazing to work with! Her communication was excellent from beginning to end. It was a big project and her and her team delivered great results. We will definitely use her company for our future painting projects. Thank you so much!
Fierce Painting & CleaningFierce Painting & Cleaning
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