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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 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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

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.

Reviews for Linden painters
Erik S.
I hired Pedro of PM painting to paint my house interior and exterior as well as all my bathrooms. I have to first start off by saying if I could give him more stars I would !! His work was perfect! I first hired him to paint my interior. However since I was impressed with his work I had him paint the exterior of my house.. He took his time as it took several days to complete. He never rushed.. He was always on time and was extremely professional! I can't say enough about PM painting... I will definitely use him again for more projects.
PM PaintingPM Painting
Tom M.
I was very happy with the results by Alpha paint. He was on time, very professional, and even gave me an estimate on a Sunday. They were hired to redo my daughter's room for Christmas, and this year, Christmas came early thanks to Alpha paint. They will be doing another project for me next week! Thanks again!
Alpha paint & floorAlpha paint & floor
Chris L.
Rafael and his crew responded to my request for an estimate in within 24 hours. He provided me with insight regarding my current paint coat and how many gallons of paint I would need for each room and the length of time it would take to complete the job. The price is reasonable and he will work with your budget. I will definitely contact him and his team again for work in the future.
Carole L.
This company is fabulous! The owner is extremely nice and reasonable Punctuality, workmanship, workers were very nice, cleanliness after the work was completed was PERFECT! Highly, Highly recommend ! Very happy with the job they did. I am hiring them again to do painting downstairs. Thank you for offering the public professional, responsible companies! Don't get me wrong I also really liked Paint Fanatic and they offered a lower price BUT my adult children ultimately made the final decision.
OnCue Construction LLCOnCue Construction LLC
Rachel B.
Pedro was just great all around! Professional, punctual, quick, and great quality! He painted my living room and bathrooms. He was not able to remove the decades-old wall paper in the bathrooms but covered it up so beautifully that no one can tell! I can’t wait to work with him in the future on other projects.
PM PaintingPM Painting
Maria A.
This guy is a pro, he did a very good job in painting all the 3 rooms and one of his guy remove and install our kitchen sink it was perfect. Me and my husband has no time to DIY. It’s worth the price. Thanks FlawlessPainting Service LLC. You guys the rock! Keep up the good work quality!
Flawless Painting Service LLCFlawless Painting Service LLC
Chris L.
Marvin was to give me a free estimate and be on time for the actually day of the job. He was able to identify previous paint job where t lines weren't straight and and help adjust the best way possible. He was also able to work with my budget which was the biggest help. Thanks Marvin...I will reach out for future work.
Marvin paintingMarvin painting
Nicholas W.
Thumbtack really limits our ability to rate this company. I would easily give 6 stars, and add Value, Attention to Detail, and Honesty to this as well. This was easily one of the most positive experiences I've had with a contractor. Hoover, from the top down, created an atmosphere of honesty and professionalism that was felt every step of the way. The thing that stood, from the very beginning, was their execution and dedication to quality. During the quote, Hoover used his Project Manager experience to identify every element that should be included, including the basement window wells. This workmanship carried over to the actual prep and paint, too, and the proof can be seen (the bottom is the "After" Cali Painting). The level of detail trimming, cleaning, taking care not to damage house or property, and the overall experience was well worth every dollar. Even the simple thing that Hoover would call or text when they were arriving instead of ringing the doorbell (and the inevitable barking dog waking our child) blew my mind - that was a level of consideration I didn't know I would appreciate at the time. On the topic of communication, Hoover and Cali Painting was top notch as well. We were planned a few months in advance, and while things happened well outside their control, such as Covid-19 and weather, stretched the project a bit we never felt like we were ignored; we always felt like we were the most important project. I can guarantee the other scheduled projects felt that way, too. It takes a delicate, personal touch to make each customer feel like they are #1, especially when nature acts against you. I could go on and on. I haven't talked about the painters, who were very kind and professional. I didn't mention their respect and implemented safety measures for Covid-19. I didn't talk about the minor, but numerous, bits of repair work they did to make the house look exceptional. I didn't talk about their flexibility, or even the deck (such beautiful work) that they stained. Any of those could have easily made a 5-star review on their own. I genuinely cannot wait to hire them again and would highly recommend them to anyone with any painting or deck staining needs. Thank you, Cali Painting, for the tremendous work!
Cali PaintingCali Painting
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