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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 Trenton painters
Amol A.
Had a great experience getting my windows painted from Rolando. Highly recommend New Era painting for any interior or exterior paint jobs
New era painting llcNew era painting llc
Maya J.
Good experience hiring Liberty & Freedom Painting. They worked fast and efficient. I had 4 rooms painted total. The 1 room had stubborn wall paper that they were able to remove and paint and make it look fantastic. Would use again and recommend to others. Satisfied customer.
Liberty & Freedom Painting & House WashingLiberty & Freedom Painting & House Washing
Pavani E.
Professional, punctual and finished painting the home per schedule in 3 days.
Jynnea A.
He came out on time and completed a painting job for me. He also installed baseboards to complete the look. He worked in a professional and timely manner. I’m having him back to paint my basement and I would definitely recommend him.
K.E.C painting  llcK.E.C painting llc
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job painting a brick wall for us. would use him again.
Color Bright PaintingColor Bright Painting
Alexandra G.
Did wonderful work painting my entire apartment in only one day. Thank you!
K.E.C painting  llcK.E.C painting llc
Nicole C.
I will never call another painting company again!! These guys were great!!!!! I will recommend them to everyone
DFL Painting and RemodelingDFL Painting and Remodeling
Ernie s.
Anthoney and his brother were excellent, I highly recommend them to do any painting job that u need done. Painting they did at my house here in Mercerville was nothing but the best. Very friendly and trustworthy. Dogs even liked them. Price was VERY reasonable. Here when they said they would be here.
Marjorie H.
I had a great experience. They were punctual to paint my 3 rooms they did very well and very impressed.
Joan g.
The Martinez painting crew did a spectacular job !!! I'm extremely pleased with the workmanship. I would highly recommend them!
Brian S.
Mark did a great job painting two rooms for us. He was professional and efficient and the place looks great! Would definitely hire him again.
MGD PaintingMGD Painting
Francesca D.
The customer service from the owner was amazing! Communication was prompt and helpful throughout. The lead painter and assistants were on time and courteous. Good paint job overall.
Dambrak PaintingDambrak Painting
Prem N.
He did a great job in bed room I asked for it to be completed in a day. Very committed professional. I am happy with the small painting job he did
Art Life GroupArt Life Group
Saulat s.
I wanted to have my new house entirely painted to update the colors. Skyline covered every room, closet, windows and doors. Hakan is very responsive and punctual. He makes sure you’re happy.
Skyline Paining and Home Improvement NjSkyline Paining and Home Improvement Nj
Tyrell C.
Genesis Painting Co was responsive from the initial contact to the completion of the work. I could not be on site and they were able to interact with my tenant to complete the job. Paint that I thought was correct for one of the walls was not the right shade but they went out to picked up the right color. I was informed by my tenant that the crew left some splatter that escaped the drop cloth on the hardwood floors. I notified Genesis and the crew came back to clean it up right away. I am pleased with the work done, the flexibility with payment, and will recommend them in the future
Genesis Paint LLCGenesis Paint LLC
Vijay b.
Overall Bradley was very easy to work with, he was professional, on-time, and he gave us a fair price for the wonderful work he did in painting/patching/removing wall paper from our 2 bathrooms. We had a couple of minor issues w/ the paint job but Bradley didn't even hesitate to come back and correct the issues immediately. Im definitely calling back Bradley and his company to also refinish our patio, and power wash our entire house. I highly recommend Bradley and his company!
Zobel Home RepairZobel Home Repair
Melissa B.
H&R Building Services finished up some painting to my Mother's house that a previous business had left unfinished. They were available quickly, didn't charge an exorbitant amount and did an excellent job. Would definitely use again.
H&R Building Services LLCH&R Building Services LLC
Subin N.
Julio came with his wife and painted our front porch, rear fence and the door. He did a pretty good job. He would use his translator app to talk in English which I felt was a very smart way.
AJ repairs and paintingAJ repairs and painting
Bruce G.
Eduin completed a wide variety of carpentry, painting, cement work, and repair tasks for us in a quick and efficient manner under difficult scheduling circumstances. He did quality work at a very reasonable price. We're very satisfied and highly recommend his services.
Kristen R.
I can’t say enough positive things about Jbdl! They were very friendly, professional, and reasonable! They painted our bathroom and finished basement. They had to remove wall paper and made repairs to the walls too. We’re very pleased and would definitely refer them to friends and family!
Jbdl house painting & more LLCJbdl house painting & more LLC
Chandra A.
I contacted RPP on a Friday and they were available to handle my project two days later. They arrived early, were friendly and professional. They painted my dining room, stairwells, hallway, family room and a bedroom all in one day. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome; they were fantastic.
Steven D.
To say my expectation have been exceeded is an understatement! The prep that was done prior to painting made the end result exceptional. Attention to the small details was also outstanding. I would have no problem highly recommending M&M to anyone. Our old house looks better than when we moved into it 25 years ago.
M&m custom carpentry & painting llcM&m custom carpentry & painting llc
Arun K.
I like Hose and his crew’s punctuality, hard working and professionalism. I am so glad that I have hired his company for the paint work. I recommend him and his crew for doing very excellent work. He is very understanding and work according to your needs and also he is very professional about his job,👍👍👍👍
Jbdl house painting & more LLCJbdl house painting & more LLC
Alex A.
Nice guy, generally responsive. I cannot comment on his work as he unfortunately told me the night before the whole-house interior painting job was to start (booked him a month prior to job start date) that the price is now more than double his initial estimate. He then told me that he was apprehensive about the job since we booked it, and felt the day before the job start date was the best time to share those concerns with me. He initially contacted me after I had already booked my interior whole-house job with another painter, as he really wanted my business and was willing to compete for my business. I was willing to pay ~$600-800 more for his services than the other painters given the professionalism he initially showed me, so we agreed on a price higher than I initially was offered by other painters. His estimate was based off home floor plans and photos, which he was comfortable doing along with multiple other painters who gave me offers (we did not close on the home yet and it was in our best interest to have the paint job lined up for day after closing). After he told me the price was more than double, I had him come to formally look at the job, as we closed on the home. I even conceded that he did not have to paint a few closets and two full bathrooms from initial painting job estimate. Despite this, his price (double our agreed upon price) remarkably stayed the same. It appeared he did not want the job, found a better job, or was unsure of how to accurately estimate the job or the number of painters/days he needed. Fortunately, I found professional painters who did the job at our previously agreed upon price and it only delayed our project by a few days.
Perate Painting LLC.Perate Painting LLC.
Lori N.
If you’re looking to hire a someone who is thoughtful, respectful, considerate, professional, not to mention extremely talented, Prayor Properties is it! I hired Shawn after communicating with a couple of professionals on thumbtack, and I hired him based on his bid and the reviews I read, but to tell you that we are simply satisfied with the work is such a gross understatement—the rooms he painted are so beautiful, the attention to detail that went into them is so evident, that our expectations were not only exceeded-we were blown away! And he did it without tape!!! He made all the cuts freehand! So if you’re reading this, all I can tell you is if you want your paint job to be perfect, precise, and just plain gorgeous, hire this man! He works is if he’s working in his own home; he cleaned up after he was done -the place was left impeccably clean- I cannot say more wonderful things about him— oh yes, one last thing -he is the nicest person ever! Thank you Shawn!!!
Prayor Properties LLCPrayor Properties LLC
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