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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 Morristown painters
Justin H.
Absolutely 100% recommend this company for all painting and backsplash tiling needs. The guys were extremely clean and protected our new floors and furniture with plenty of covers. Quality of painting was spot on. We asked them to be very careful not to paint hinges and hardware, and they didn’t get a drop of paint on them. We remodeled our entire home, and with all of the different contractors we had do work, Essential Painting was by far the best. Would recommend every time, and reach out to me through Thumbtack if you want a more detailed referral.
Essential Painting Llc.Essential Painting Llc.
Michaela K.
I hired Morales Painting to paint my kitchen and front door before a move in. I was incredibly impressed by the level of skill shown by the team and the outcome of the final work I will definitely be hiring them again for my next job and highly recommend!
Morales PaintingMorales Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We had difficulty with scheduling. When they did show up, the painting was great. Good work, but be prepared to be flexible on timing.
TNS Home ImprovementsTNS Home Improvements
Alex P.
Pm painting did an amazing job on my new townhouse. He did great job on the molding and painted details I didn’t even think to freshen up . He also gave me the idea for the color choice for the main body of the house to make it look more contemporary. They were also early everyday to start work which impressed me the most and was don’t on schedule. I highly recommend him .
PM PaintingPM Painting
Stephanie M.
We had a great experience with Lanes Painting! He responded quickly and was here on time. He was reliable and did a wonderful job. We will definitely hire him in the future!
Lanes's PaintingLanes's Painting
Tom M.
Mynor did an excellent job painting our bathroom. His attention to detail was impeccable. He did such a great job, I recommended him to my father-in-law.
Morales PaintingMorales Painting
Michelle E.
David is a very talented painter. He did two jobs at my house that look amazing. He goes above and beyond to ensure the job looks perfect in the end. I would highly recommend David for any painting and moulding work.
Passos Building LLCPassos Building LLC
Reny J.
They were great!! Very professional . They are more professional than the competitors who are charging more . That was evident from the beginning from the phone calls , texts , and even the contract itself . Everyone was so nice . They were also very quick . I can’t say enough good things about them . They were also on time every single day for the work . I will definitely use cali painting for any future projects .
Cali PaintingCali Painting
Michelle E.
Amado and his team were wonderful to work with. They were very professional, completed the work quickly, and the quality was great. We had our kitchen cabinets sprayed, which make them look like brand new cabinets! His team also painted 3 rooms in our house. Everything from start to finish was top-notch. We would highly recommend Amado and his painters for any project in your home.
Luxury Painting llc & Cabinets RefinishingLuxury Painting llc & Cabinets Refinishing
Julio I.
I hired Hoover and his crew to repaint the interior of our home and I could not be happier with the result! You can tell Hoover is passionate about his work and wants to make sure you are a satisfied customer. There were some minor touch-ups that needed to be done after the job was finished and they came back to make sure it was done right and always with a positive demeanor. I have already hired them to repaint our deck in the spring and plan on using Cali painting for our basement refinish when the time comes.
Cali PaintingCali Painting
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