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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 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.

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.

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 Flatiron District interior painters
Min y.
Nerio was responsive and professional about the interior painting work! Highly recommend!
NPG Painting ContractingNPG Painting Contracting
Rena H.
Highly recommend RODACorp to anyone who’s in need of interior painting! Great job done and will come back for the next painting project.
Brittany B.
Greivin provided interior painting services. He was very responsive and friendly throughout the process. I would not hesitate to use him again for future projects.
G&M  LlcG&M Llc
Marisa G.
Arsen was very punctual and efficient. His team paid close attention to fine details and did an excellent job patching and repairing cracked and chipped paint. I would recommend him to anyone looking for interior painting at a reasonable price!
Sergio InteriorsSergio Interiors
William M.
Nerio and NPG crew did an outstanding job on an interior painting project. (Plastering, priming, sanding and painting living room, hallway, bathroom.) Fairly-priced. They were conscientious, professional and extremely neat. Always punctual and well-organized. Top-notch job from start to finish. I highly recommend NPG Painting.
NPG Painting ContractingNPG Painting Contracting
Katie u.
I would highly recommend Zalan for interior painting. He is a skilled painter and was able to complete our project with a condensed time frame. His quote was accurate, and he was very professional.
ZLN Design Corp.ZLN Design Corp.
Andrew W.
Akthba was a true professional. From the outset, he was clear, communicative, thorough, and both efficient and meticulous when it came to ensuring our interior painting was done well. Without hesitation, I'll look to him first for many future projects.
Floors and ThingsFloors and Things
Miloni S.
Briant did an amazing interior painting job for our bedroom and he was extremely professional. To begin with, he was very responsive and arrived right on time. His work was high quality, detail oriented and he also cleaned up after he was done. I'd highly recommend him for painting jobs or handyman services. We would definitely work with him again!
Briant’s Handyman ServicesBriant’s Handyman Services
William N.
E&J did a great job painting the full interior of a 2 bedroom floorthrough apartment unit. The team was accommodating in terms of schedule, punctual, professional and precise in their work, and they went beyond what was asked to meet a tight timeline. I was very pleased and would hire them again.
E&J Mastery PaintersE&J Mastery Painters
Ric B.
Uki was originally hired to paint my bedroom after I had the walls and ceiling repaired from water damage. He did such a great job I hired him to paint my living-room, hallway and interior doors. He was extremely helpful in assisting me with colorless selection and suggestions with trim. He cares about the work he does and goes out of his way to make sure everything is exactly how I envisioned it to be. I highly recommend him and I’m talks to have my bathrooms painted in the next few weeks
Thumbtack Customer
They did an AMAZING job painting my apartment. My apt has13 foot ceilings and they didn't miss a spot anywhere. I am an interior designer and know good work when I see it. They are EXCELLENT, SO PUNCTUAL AND THOROUGH. I would hire them and refer them to anyone in need of a top pro painter.
JB & JB Construction Environmental Corp.JB & JB Construction Environmental Corp.
Ronald J.
My experience working with Francisco was quite pleasurable and professional. I utilized his service on several occasions for general handyman duties that I wasn't able to get around to, based on my work schedule, and also for interior painting. I had decided on an accent wall on two different sides of my apartment (studio w/ a nook) and as we realized that something was missing, we decided to add another wall into the fold. He was great with patience and also adding something new to the fold. His goal was to make me, the customer happy. I often looked at that additional wall we decided to paint, and sincerely could NOT have imagined it untouched. Such as all small apartments in NYC, sometimes your handyman decisions need to change based on the space, and location. I believe Francisco was great with such change and as a result, I utilized his service for other items and also recommended him to others. I've since moved from NYC and now relocating back, obviously his professional and assertive experience is much needed. He and his assistant are 100% efficient and put forth a large amount of effort. I have nothing but good things to say and I often miss my tiny (yet massive) studio apartment in Harlem.
General Construction, Demolition, HVAC & WindowsGeneral Construction, Demolition, HVAC & Windows
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