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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 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 Union City painters
Kate G.
Highly recommend!!!! They painted my entire apartment and did a wonderful job. Definitely will hire again for future paintings! Thank you so much
Saunak S.
I hired Nestor to get my apartment painted. Quick turnaround and a great job. Def recommend Nestor for your painting and other handy work needs.
Nail'D It Construction, Inc.Nail'D It Construction, Inc.
Vivian Y.
Amado and his team did amazing job to paint our kitchen to a beautiful blue color. It looks like a brand new kitchen. I have ask around all my friends about painting the kitchen. All my friends recommend me not to do so. I find out the only reason why my friend do not recommend painting kitchen cabinet is because they have only tried to hire painters that using brushes to paint! If you decide to paint the cabinet, you have to hire ppl who specialist in cabinet painting only. In addition, it must be factory finish to give you the brand new cabinet look. I have some worries in mind before this work start it. But once I see the painted cabinet, I am so glad I made this decision to do factory finish painting. It worth every penny and I will recommend Amado to all my friends!
Luxury Painting llc & Cabinets RefinishingLuxury Painting llc & Cabinets Refinishing
Yuan S.
They did a great job painting my apartment.
Supreme Painting ProSupreme Painting Pro
Diem T.
Greivin, did a good painting job for my apartment, and his price is reasonable.
G&M  LlcG&M Llc
Umar k.
Hired the company and utilized them 3 times for work. For a new paint job the owner came to the site viewed the work required and agreed to a price. I supplied the paint and materials since the company uses commercial/contractor paint grade. On the day of the job Alex calls me and asks for more money and notifies me he cannot do the work despite having already visited the site and being informed of the scope of work. To make matters worse they painted a 2x6 section in the middle of the living room wall and left also taking the paper rolls and masking tape I supplied for the job. I had used Genesis painting and referred 4 jobs already however will not do so for the unprofessionalism exhibited. Furthermore, they do not tape or tarp the floors as evidence of paint splatters were noticed on 3 of the properties they did for me which is why I invested in providing the paper and tape. Pictures loaded to indicate services performed
Genesis Paint LLCGenesis Paint LLC
Michael M.
Joares and his team did a fantastic job on both my flooring and painting projects. Thank you again!
Palamar Paint & floors
Melissa R.
Nikolaos did exactly what I needed and I would look to him again if I need another paint job.
Agility Pro Roofing and painting.Agility Pro Roofing and painting.
Patrick S.
Got my new condo painted. Amazing service and price! Josue is very responsive and flexible and ensures highest customer satisfaction.
Bearricade PaintersBearricade Painters
Asma a.
I just got my apt painted by him. He is very professional and showed up on time. Work quality is good. will totally recommend him
Mark P.
We hired Nexserve to help paint our new apartment 2BR/2BA. I evaluated three companies/professionals for the job and Nexserve provided the best responsiveness and overall customer care. We had a move-in date locked and required the painting to be done with at least a day to spare for our cleaners. In the end, the job completed one day after our estimate, but still a full 3 days ahead of our moving day. My wife and I are really pleased with the results. Thank you!
Nexserve ManagementNexserve Management
Scarelet D.
I hired Omar from Prime Creations to paint a bedroom, the kitchen, and paint the kitchen cabinets. Once he started the job, I was so pleased on how everything was going, that I decided to have him install a new counter and backslash. Omar was very professional and give me some great ideas along the way. He took his time with this big project and answered all of my questions. After each day the area where he was working was cleaned and any garbage was taken out. I have two dogs and a cat, and having an area clean at the end of the day was really important. Overall it was a pleasure to work with Omar and we loved the way everything turned out. He cares about his work and really tries his best to make sure the Client is happy in the end. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to start a project and have that project turn out beautifully.
Prime creationsPrime creations
Kwami A.
I hired G&M Painting to redo my entire 2BDR/2BATH apartment, and was not disappointed by the work. My requirements included four different wall colors and a dry-erase wall, and Grievin and his team delivered, on a tight schedule. Due to the time-constrain, there were some minor imperfections I've noticed; I reached out to Grievin who personally came and addressed them; I was thoroughly impressed. I would definitely hire G&M again in the future.
G&M  LlcG&M Llc
Abhishek M.
I spoke with a few painters before moving ahead with Flavio and his team. He was incredibly punctual, arriving early for both quote as well day of the work. He and his team worked efficiently and finished the entire job within 8 hours. The work was done properly and he also took care of issues with the drywall pretty well. He supplied the paint (quality benjamin moore) and also cleaned everything up afterwards. I couldn't recommend him more, you won't be disappointed!
🦅EaglesPainting 🦅🦅EaglesPainting 🦅
Pebbles O.
Jaime is fantastic ! After having bad experiences with contractors in the past, I had trust issues. But I needed a paint job done on a huge area of the house so I reached out to a bunch of people and Jaime responded right away with a quote and was here bright and early the next day. Not only did he do a quality job but he’s quick and efficient - my husband and I were and still are so impressed. Not to mention, how nice and absolutely professional he is. I’ll be recommending him to family, friends and hiring him myself again in the future. THANK YOU JAIME!!
J&M Pro Home ServicesJ&M Pro Home Services
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