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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 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 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 Newark painters
Abraao C.
I hired Alpha Painting and his crew to paint our master bedroom which hadn’t been painted in years. Not only was the price right, but were professional the entire way through the process. The end result was excellent. I would recommend them for any painting project big or small.
Alpha paintAlpha paint
John A.
Mr Silva did a great job painting our home in Kearny. He was on the job everyday with his painting crew. He came back to paint some of our windows after our contractor replaced the window sashes which were rotted.
Alpha paintAlpha paint
Sophia P.
Truth in advertising. Absolutely flawless work. This husband and wife team (he paints, she coordinates) is a well-oiled machine. I needed a ceiling repaired and painted and the work was incredible. Would not hesitate to recommend!
Flawless Painting Service LLCFlawless Painting Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ruperto was a pleasure to work with! He spent six hours meticulously painting my living room, office and bedroom without a break! He has strong attention to detail, with smooth brush strokes and clean corners. He even applied two coats though the wall was covered with one. His paint job was so great that it made me want to hire him to paint other areas of the house. I definitely recommend Ruperto!
The Interior ProfessionalThe Interior Professional
Farrah P.
Genesis Paint is an amazing company. Alex and his crew are very punctual, polite and kind. Alex the owner is very kind and has reasonable prices. He reached out immediately to give me a price quote. We immediately set and appointment for him to start my paint job. His crew worked very hard and did an amazing job. I can not sing enough praises of Genesis Paint. Hire the you will not regret your choice.
Genesis Paint LLCGenesis Paint LLC
Robert R.
I am very pleased with the interior painting completed on my 4th family generation home. His interior painting craftsmanship displayed the detailed interior highlights of a 1918 colonial to 2019 trendy. The entire process was very professional with no hidden cost, which is great for an out of state homeowner. David and his team went well beyond efforts to ensure my painting request was completed and well above an 110% satisfaction. Thanks, Mr. Robert E. Register
Dvmg general contractors llcDvmg general contractors llc
LaShawn C.
Theses guys are professional, they covered everything, took their time and my paint job came out beautiful. It took only 2 days to paint a 3 story hallway. They were punctual and respond to calls/text right away. I will definitely hire them again and refer them to my friends and family.
Lisa G.
So happy with the company. I hired them to repaint my ceiling after a sheetrock contractor did a poor job. They were able to make it look better. They also did a great job painting my hallway after water damage. I plan to have the come back to paint the stairs and hallway. They arrived on time and were friendly and professional.
Luxury Painting llc & Cabinets RefinishingLuxury Painting llc & Cabinets Refinishing
Belinda b.
He spackled and painted,ceiling and walls,for an exceptional goodp price.He was on time,professional and clean.He was friendly and did the job we agreed apon.Jhontan w is a pleasure to work with.I will be calling for my painting needs.Truly, the best ,i spoke with on Thumtack and Angies list.Will respond fast..WORTH A CHANCE TO GO WITH wont regret your decision
J&L interior painting incJ&L interior painting inc
Jayleen P.
Silva painted my entire apartment which consists of two bedrooms. Silva is neat and focuses on detail. Not only did Silva paint but he also did an excellent job installing hardwood floors in two bedrooms; including boarders throughout. Silva would go over and beyond to ensure I was pleased with his work. I have already recommended him to friends!
Alpha paintAlpha paint
Ryan L.
Jay provided a quick quote and got to work the very next day. I am so satisfied with the work he did in painting an accent wall for me. Great value and highly professional. I strongly recommend him!
Pro1  Paint & Pressure WashingPro1 Paint & Pressure Washing
Greggory K.
Jad was very helpful in quoting and completing the painting work on my two bedroom condominium. He was very flexible in scheduling, competitive on pricing, and stuck to his timelines on delivering the work. I'd recommend Jad and his team to other in the area looking for a professional painter.
OnCue Construction LLCOnCue Construction LLC
Sereine B.
I am happy I chose Flawless Painting Services to paint my entire townhome. I am picky about how I like things done and I found myself stepping away more often as I knew they would be done right. Dwayne took care to make sure the walls were prepped, the outlets and all other fixtures were removed, and was even able to patch up some of the ceilings and walls that needed some TLC after my electrician had completed some work. He showed up on time and worked diligently throughout the day. He completed the work on time and as quoted. I would def use this company again and have recommended them to friends in need of a painter.
Flawless Painting Service LLCFlawless Painting Service LLC
Joe s.
I am not a frequent review writer but David deserves this review he is the most professional painter I have ever dealt with his attention to detail and his work ethic are unmatched. He and his men painted two apartment buildings and a small house for me and I'm extremely satisfied. You cannot go wrong hiring this gentleman
Dvmg general contractors llcDvmg general contractors llc
Jessica D.
Flavio responded quickly and was able to do the job the very next day. With one other crew member, they finished the job in just a couple of hours. They were professional and pleasant. The detail was amazing. I am so pleased with the job they did!!! I plan to hire them for future paint jobs because I see that they do excellent work!! Thanks Flavio!!
🦅EaglesPainting 🦅🦅EaglesPainting 🦅
We hired AlphaPainting and his crew for interior painting of our first floor, and we couldn't be happier. His team was very professional, courteous, and clean. The job itself wasn't the easiest because our drywall is in rough shape and our dark stained trim was even worse, but they were able to patch everything up, smooth it out, and it all looks brand new. Overall, we're really impressed.
Alpha paintAlpha paint
Sidorela S.
I am so happy with the transformation of my home. Flavio and crew did a fantastic job in providing quality work, and they didn’t miss a beat with time - they kept on working diligently, with professionalism. In addition to the amazing paint job, they were very helpful in moving things around the house for me, including my piano. I am so grateful for the great experience and look forward to doing additonal projects with EaglesPainting. The value of the work is fantastic and I found the team to be super helpful, cordial, professional and efficient. Thank you Flavio and crew!
🦅EaglesPainting 🦅🦅EaglesPainting 🦅
C. H.
All I can say is WOW! From the professionalism in setting up the appointment to finishing the job well and in record time, I am so pleased. What I appreciated the most is that Dwayne listened to what was important to ME! Keeping my flooring clean was my priority (as I had new floors installed before painting. I know this isn't ideal but sometimes, things happen how they happen) and Dwayne arrived with covered shoes and plenty of drop cloth! What an amazing team! I have already recommended them and will use them again without question!
Flawless Painting Service LLCFlawless Painting Service LLC
Monique a.
I needed a painter asap! I called last minute 630pm to come to my home and have the foier , dining room, kid room and bedroom painted. 2 reached out which this is one of them. He texted me stating he can come by at 8pm but me being such in a hurry I went with the other company....big mistake!!! The other company did come by and painted the fiore which turned out to be a horrible, rushed and just a waste of money!!!. While the painters where doing a horrible job Jad was still texting me stating he can still come and I said I will leave the rest of the work for you. Jad comes over the next day and starts assessing the situation which was a blessing because he came he offered colors and he seen the horrible job that was done and offered to do it over at NO CHARGE!!! YES NO CHARGE!!!! And gave me 20% discount on this order. He was so awesome that we also hired him to but selves, tv, mirrors up on the wall.... ALL IN ONE!!! If I need anything else done to my home he will be the first person I will call ALWAYS!!! Thank you Jad and Luis for all that you have done my family appr you all that you done!!!!!!!
OnCue Construction LLCOnCue Construction LLC
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