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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Elizabeth painters
Brian G.
We recently moved to the Elizabeth, NJ area from Queens, NY. The house we purchased was in desperate need of painting. We contacted Marvin's Painting for a quote and decided to move forward with him and his company. We are glad we did. Marvin and his crew scrapped, power washed, primed, caulked and then painted the house taking about 10 days to complete the job. I watched Marvin prime and roll, then paint and roll the entire structure. He did an amazing job. Suffice it to say it improved the value of the house. We are beyond pleased and so are a number of neighbors! We intend to call him for additional interior work in the future. Call Marvin for your painting needs, you won't regret it! 5-Star job.
Marvin paintingMarvin painting
Thumbtack Customer
These guys do top notch work. You can tell they are painters by trade and this isn't a hobby for them. They came in the very next day after I hired them and completed the job. They did everything I asked for and were very careful to not get paint on any of my furniture. They put covers in every area that had to be painted, were very responsible, and efficient as well. I already hired them for a second job to paint my rental properties. Would recommend to anyone.
Supreme Painting ProSupreme Painting Pro
Tania A.
Marvin did an excellent job painting my parent's house for a very fair price. I was impressed with how quickly he was able to start and fisnish the job. He and his crew were very professional and left the work area spotless every day. Marvin uses BM quality paint and worked with us with any additional requests without hesitation. He cares about his customers. When I stopped by to check the project he explained issues he found and what options we had. I was very happy with the results and so where my parents. We all highly recommend Marvin Painting and will be using his services again in the future as he does do more in home improvements than just painting.
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Shay G.
Carlos was great! He did an amazing job painting our home! It looks beautiful and we’re so happy with the way it turned out. We will recommend him to everyone we know and will definitely use him again in the future.
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Thumbtack Customer
P&P did a fantastic job removing my bathroom wallpaper, plastering uneven spots and painting. The job was done efficiently and quickly. They were extremely polite while working in my home. The price was very fair. I'm very happy with the look of my bathroom. I absolutely recommend P&P. Thanks for the great job!
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Zee R.
This truly was a wonderful experience. We spoke the day before about the rooms that needed to be painted quickly, how about the very next day . I ordered new furniture and it was scheduled for delivery in two days, he promised it could be done and it was. He arrived on time ready to work also had finished the job in just a few hours. Thank you David.
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Vanessa G.
What can be said about this amazing family business. I was in a bit of a tight situation needing expert painters for a quick and professional paint job for my guest bedroom and hallway. They came in and did an incredible job in less time than expected. The young man Yony was so polite and assured me the job will come out perfect and not to worry. They neatly moved all of my furniture aside and removed all of my art work off of the wall. MOST IMPORTANTLY : They understand I was on a tight budget and they took that into consideration when they quoted me. I have many other projects that I will have them do as well as refer them to my family members for their home improvement needs. THANK YOU SO MUCH UNION COUNTY PROPERTY ENHANCEMENT!!!!!!
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Eliza m.
Sergio's Painting did an outstanding job on my exterior windows. They look amazing! Sergio was super responsive to my requests. His painter, Marcos, was quick and very professional. Both gentlemen were professional and made me feel very comfortable with the way they were social distancing. He also repainted my bathroom and it looks good as new. I couldn't be happier with the service I received. To make things even better - at the last minute I asked if he can help me with one deck board that was lifted. I couldn't find anyone who would come help me for just one board. Sergio went above and beyond to accommodate my request. He will be my go-to painter for years to come. Thank you Sergio and Marcos! You guys are the best!!
Sergio’s Painting Construction LLCSergio’s Painting Construction LLC
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