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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

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.

Do painters offer remote or virtual services?

Though painting has always been an in-person job, painters may be willing to offer some virtual help due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you come across painters’ profiles that state they offer remote services, message the painters to see what those services include.

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.

Reviews for Omaha painters
Nick R.
The painting project turned out great!
Start2FinishStart2Finish
Dan Z.
Walter did a fantastic job painting a large garage. He showed up on time and did great work. I will definitely hire W and P painting again.
W & P PAINTING LLCW & P PAINTING LLC
Tess F.
They helped us paint an empty bedroom. Price was very reasonable and they did a great job.
Smith's PaintingSmith's Painting
Cody B.
Josh and crew did a great job updating my interior paint. They made it look easy, even though it wasn't. Very impressed with the quality and attention to detail. I recommend anyone looking for paint work to consider hiring Color World. I plan to hire again!
Color World HousepaintingColor World Housepainting
Thumbtack Customer
Luigi and his crew did a great job painting my living room and bedroom, as well as 3 newly drywalled ceilings! Luigi was prompt, professional and easy to work with. Hias prices were very fair too. I would definitely hire ten for another painting project!
LNT ContractingLNT Contracting
Victoria K.
Haven't set a date or heard back from him since Friday. Need estimate of paint needed.
Start2FinishStart2Finish
Holly D.
Walter and his team did a great job! I was so thankful to have them paint our stairs.
W & P PAINTING LLCW & P PAINTING LLC
Rani H.
Chrioy Painting are a team of professional painters. They were able to transform my home from dark color to a modern look. They were able to make many repairs to the siding and make it look great! They pay close attention to the small details and are responsive to any comments. I highly recommend working with Chiroy painting!
Chiroy’s painting LlcChiroy’s painting Llc
Ron C.
I hired Jerry and his team to paint a high ceiling in my home. Jerry provided me a reasonable bid. They were prompt and very professional. They made all necessary repairs and completed the project on time. I would highly recommend Jerry Solis painting for any upcoming projects you may have.
Jerry Solis PaintingJerry Solis Painting
Deb H.
Had him out for paint estimate only, asked about my gutters and when I said I prefer not to share who installed them. He turned and said OK and left!!! JERK I do not have to share this information with anyone when your only here to give paint estimate on house gutters were never part of the plan!!!
United Services Design + BuildUnited Services Design + Build
Thumbtack Customer
Luigi and his crew did a fantastic job painting our living room (walls, trim, ceiling) and deck. Everything was done perfectly, and they cleaned up when they were finished. They hung our new blinds, installed matching transition strips on the floor... These guys went above and beyond our expectations. I would definitely recommend Luigi's Painting to a friend.
LNT ContractingLNT Contracting
Mark B.
Neri was wonderful to work with on our house painting project. We are very satisfied with the quality and professionalism that he and his team provided. Highly recommend!
Chiroy’s painting LlcChiroy’s painting Llc
George C.
Luigi and his crew did a fantastic job painting my interior living, kitchen, dining areas and hallways. Luigi is a detail-oriented perfectionist. Every little thing was perfect, including the wall repair areas. After the job was finished the clean-up was perfect. Next we will have Luigi paint our exterior. You cannot find a better than Luigi and his crew.
LNT ContractingLNT Contracting
Loretta C.
Excellent work; commitments kept; painters (Howard and Paul) were on time, professional, efficient, and friendly. The next time I need some painting done, I'll call Jerry.
Jerry Solis PaintingJerry Solis Painting
Paul H.
Color World was great to work with. They were timely, kept me in loop during the scheduling and painting process. The painters were very professional, did a fantastic job. Highly recommend!
Color World HousepaintingColor World Housepainting
Jill Z.
They were extremely quick to get in and paint my kitchen ceiling. I contacted them on Wednesday and they were in Friday completing the work. They did a great job and worked around my crazy schedule. Thanks!
Chad and tracey construction LlcChad and tracey construction Llc
Nicole J.
Tim and his team were great to work with. His pricing is reasonable and his crew was done painting our two rooms in about 5 hours. We are very happy with the work and will be hiring 360 again.
360 Painting Omaha360 Painting Omaha
Kathryn N.
Working with Neri and his team was amazing. Neri was quick to respond with a quote and the job was done soon after. The quality of the work is incredible, Neri and his team were able to turn this house into the home we’ve always imagined. Will definitely be using Chiroy’s painting for every interior and exterior job in the future!
Chiroy’s painting LlcChiroy’s painting Llc
Peg G.
W&P Painting did a great job on my nearly 100 year old house. The repairs are seamless and it looks like new. Walter did what he said he would and for the amount agreed upon. His crew was polite, cheerful, and kept busy. I will definitely use them again.
W & P PAINTING LLCW & P PAINTING LLC
Ken m.
The Brush Brothers are my new “go to” for painting projects. Professional, responsive and detailed, these guys care about their work and you can trust them to make sure you are pleased with the results. They completed work for me both inside and outside and their work was great. Thanks gentlemen! We’ll see you next time!
The Brush BrothersThe Brush Brothers
Thumbtack Customer
Luigi and his team did an awesome job considering the situation they were working with. The prior owners had smoked in our house for years. Luigi and his team painted 2 1/2 rooms; including a ceiling and trim, in 3 days. They missed a few spots at first, but promptly came back the next day and fixed them.
LNT ContractingLNT Contracting
Andrea N.
10 stars! Neri and his crew did an amazing job with my front entrance and garage door trim that needed a refresh staining and painting. I couldnt select all five but I would have if Thumbtack let me. It was a smaller job for them but a multiple day process due to powerwashing included. Good communication all the way through.
Chiroy’s painting LlcChiroy’s painting Llc
David B.
Matt provided a timely and acceptable bid for the painting project. Matt communicated quickly, professionally and clearly with me throughout the project. Matt was excellent in helping us pick out trim colors for the house. Matt kept us informed as the weather caused delays to his work. I would highly recommend Matt to friends and family for future work. A+!! Great Job!
Measure Twice Cut OnceMeasure Twice Cut Once
Tiara F.
Tim is very knowledgeable and patient. He communicates well and never makes me feel like a bother (which is very important if I’m spending my hard earned money!) They started painting my house and I ended up hating the color. No mistake of theirs. However, Tim met me at the paint store right before they closed and assisted me with accomplishing the specific rustic look my husband and I were wanting. Everyone shows up on time. Very nice and professional. Tapes off and preps perfectly and moves quickly! My job isn’t even done yet but I don’t regret my decision at all! Go with this company to avoid the headache. The warranty and company backed insurance is really what sold me. I needed the reassurance that if anything were to go wrong in the future, I had a reputable company that I could contact and this is it!
360 Painting Omaha360 Painting Omaha
Kristen B.
I wish I could give 10 stars!! Holly took my idea of what I wanted and made it even better than I imagined. I am so so happy with our mural. I will be bragging about her to everyone I know. Thank you so much Holly for helping us welcome our little girl into the world with a magical painting. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Holly Carey ArtHolly Carey Art
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