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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 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 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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Saratoga Springs painters
Rodell E.
Mala did great job with electrical and paint work in my home.
Mala Construction inc/ paintingMala Construction inc/ painting
Diana J.
Great communication-painted the house in one day. Would hire again-definitely recommend!
Rider Home ImprovementRider Home Improvement
India A.
David provided superior painting quality and is wonderful to work with. He was attentive, professional, and prioritizes the client. I highly recommend his services.
Rider Home ImprovementRider Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
We recommend Jeff to anyone looking for quality painting or home repairs. Jeff was punctual each day he worked at our house. He arrived prepared, remained organized, and completed our painting projects ahead of schedule. He is reliable and diligent worker. Overall, he's hard-working, respectful, and he completed our jobs with quality in mind. We look forward to having Jeff work with us again for future projects in our home.
Smith Property SolutionsSmith Property Solutions
Charles H.
I hired SnS Solutions to do a job that, frankly, no one else wanted to do, namely, to prep, prime and paint a rusty metal roof. Anthony and Thomas are experienced, but this business venture is new to them. Their price was excellent, they were responsive to my needs and they were always prompt. In truth, I think the job was more difficult than they had anticipated, but they forged ahead and finished the job in 2.5 days. I would definitely hire them again. I am very pleased with the end result. In addition to the painting, they also power-washed our deck. Again, I'm very pleased with the results.
Capital Region ConstructionCapital Region Construction
Maureen Y.
Outstanding ! Can't say enough how happy I am with the quality of the painting that Rider Home Improvement did. Dave is knowledgeable, responsive - provided a timeline that was met without incident, charged a fair price & was upfront about all aspects of the job. Looking forward to working with him in the future, without hesitation.
Rider Home ImprovementRider Home Improvement
Beth M.
Jeff did a fantastic job... what started out as painting and new kitchen floors turned into an entire kitchen upgrade!! We chose the upgrade because of Jeff’s great quality and pricing. He was super easy to work, was very respectful of my family’s needs which includes little ones who still take daily naps.
Smith Property SolutionsSmith Property Solutions
William H.
I had a good feeling about Dave from the moment we spoke on the phone . He was very responsive and accommodating when we contacted him about some interior painting . When we met he was very helpful with his recommendations and advice . The price was fair and work started on the agreed to time . His crew did an outstanding job and actually finished ahead of schedule . I would highly recommend Rider Home Improvement , in fact we already have more business scheduled for the coming spring .
Rider Home ImprovementRider Home Improvement
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