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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 Santa Fe painters
Karana L.
The job has not started as yet, but Jays Painting is hired. So far the experience is very positive!
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Cathy L.
Chad Valdez, the owner of All Around Painting, did an excellent job. He painted the interior of my home. He is a consummate professional. He promptly bid on the job, showed up when he said he would, did an excellent job on the drywall repairs and his painting was exceptional. His work is neat and clean. He is also very trustworthy and I felt 100% comfortable with him being in my home. I would highly recommend Chad.
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Emma K.
We loved working with All Around Painting! They were efficient and worked well within our budget. We have 17ft ceilings and they assured us through out the entire process that they could work with the height- they did and it looks amazing! We were even able to schedule and get the house painted within a couple of weeks of communicating with them. We will be using them in the future for sure.
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Olivia A.
All Around Painting did a wonderful job with my two guest bathrooms and den. Chad was extremely responsive and addressed any questions or concerns professionally and efficiently. They were friendly and a pleasure to work with. I would use them again!
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Dona H.
The review only allows three out of five words to describe what we liked about working with Jay's, so I'll fill in the other two here: professionalism and punctuality. The company did an excellent job painting our exterior trim, completing all work on the day promised, including some add-ons at our request. Very satisfied.
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Mokha L.
Richard and his team were absolute professionals. Courteous and responsive, knowledgeable and conscientious, they often went above and beyond. They meticulously painted my whole house and it looks gorgeous. Always showing up on time and finishing projects within the stated period, even adapting if the project had to be slightly modified. Busby's rates are very competitive. I will hire this team again!
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Miss B.
I hired a “painter” from a friend of a friend... my condo was a total wreck! I then went on Thumbtack and I hired Busby Finishes... WOW Richard came over and gave me a quote. I checked the reviews and hired them. I’m am so IMPRESSED with how hard they worked on “the hot mess” that was left behind by the other “painter”. They patched many places and painted my entire condo. I have accent walls and bright colors and it turned out better than I thought possible. If I ever need any painting I know just who to call. Richard also has a handyman that works with them and he was great to work with. I have problems with numbers and I had more than one measurement that I had gotten wrong and Michael was so patient and redid some things that were my mistake. If you want the job done right, on time, professional service and timely responses every time hire Busby Finishes!
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Maureen Y.
Richard with the Busby Finishes was wonderful! He came and gave a fair quote and stuck with it. He and his team did a really thorough work painting our large deck. After they were finished, he checked in with me to make sure the work was to our satisfaction. Few weeks later, my son accidentally scratched a small part of the deck. I contacted Richard and he came out to fix it immediately. I can’t express enough gratitude to Richard and his staff for their remarkable work and service. Thank you Busby Finishes!
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