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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Brooklyn interior painters
Ronald S.
Heri and Nardi what can I say, I could not have been more pleased with the job they did. Nardi did a fantastic job painting my home's interior walls and trimming. The interior work in my apartment was freshly painted and really made my living room look new again! Amazing customer service, responsive and very professional! A+++ In fact, I was so impressed with such a wonderful job I have engaged them to paint the interior of my 3-story building. I enthusiastically endorse and recommend Heri and Nardi. Side note: Heri is also a plumber and electrician which came in handy.
Heri&Bernard Painting LLCHeri&Bernard Painting LLC
Nick C.
David is an excellent communicator and makes sure you get exactly what you want. He does the job well without surprises along the way. Would highly recommend working with him for any interior painting project!
Vintage Fellas PaintingVintage Fellas Painting
Sezin C.
We had great experience working with Bernard. He painted the interior of our 1 bedroom condo and also did partial regrout work in our bathroom. He was responsive and fast. His pricing was fair. He left the place clean. We are happy with the work and would recommend his services to others. Thanks Bernard!
Heri&Bernard Painting LLCHeri&Bernard Painting LLC
Shahmet G.
It was a pleasure working with Bunbury's Interiors. I hired them to patch the ceiling and paint my entire kitchen. They were professional and courteous from the initial conversation throughout the completion of the job. The price quote was reasonable and the amount of time estimated to complete the job was accurate. I appreciated that they brought paint swatches to the consultation, thereby saving time by allowing me to choose my color early in the process. When the job was finished, they left the work area clean. I would definitely hire them again for future projects.
Bunbury's InteriorsBunbury's Interiors
Anne H.
VNJ did a terrific job painting an interior room in my home. I was very pleased with the outcome, and the team was friendly, pleasant, efficient, and easygoing. My only complaint is that they arrived an hour and a half later than scheduled. It wound up working out okay, but it was a slight inconvenience. Everything else was fantastic, and I would definitely hire this team again or recommend them to a friend!
VNJ PaintingVNJ Painting
Kwabena A.
Blerond did a fantastic job painting my house’s interior. What I liked best was that he protected our antique hardwood floors. He meticulously covered them, and swept afterwards. He even swept the paper he placed down to protect the floors after he left each day. I didn’t have to spend time cleaning up after him after he left.
Lena A.
Ackthba is a gem and pleasure to work with. He primarily did interior painting, plastering, and installing floating shelves. He pays incredible attention to detail, is clearly a perfectionist, and really cares about the quality of his work. In addition, he is very kind, helpful, takes time to explain his work and give helpful suggestions. I feel very fortunate to have found him, and I look forward to working with him again in the future. He is a true gem!
Floors and ThingsFloors and Things
Ed B.
Marc painted the interior of a four story building that has been in my Family for over 50 years in Greenpoint. He did the job within my Budget and worked his butt off until the job was finished. And even worked through a heat wave to boot. It took a little longer than expected, but his attention to detail was worth it. I had 2 other offers that were 2x and 3x what I was willing to pay and Marc Nailed it. Definitely worthy of a great review. Appreciate you Marc. God Bless.
M.j.painting & carpentryM.j.painting & carpentry
Kimberly R.
I recently moved into a new co-op building and needed a painter who was insured with experience. Francisco and his assistant were impeccable. Francisco answered every phone call, e-mail, and text message promptly. My fiance and I were thrilled with the work quality and professionalism from Francisco's company. His assistant was reliable, trustworthy, and diligent. As seen in pictures below, we changed the original wall color (dark gray) to a warm beige. I have already told Francisco that I would like to hire his company again for further interior painting jobs. I was also very pleased that he has an office manager who responds to e-mails quickly, reviews payments, and he sends a full contract before committing to a job.
General Construction & DemolitionGeneral Construction & Demolition
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