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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 Syracuse painters
Jason A.
Painted a 1100 square ft apartment that had been painted pretty poorly by the previous owners
Painting by EminPainting by Emin
Thumbtack Customer
Bill did a great job painting my master bedroom.He even went to Home Depot & bought ceiling paint & painted my ceiling!! He was punctual,neat respectful. I would certainly use him again.& highly recommend
Cindy B.
Had him paint 2 rooms & ceilings. He got paint on the rug, the woodwork, the floor, a bar stool and a shelf. He was willing to come back to fix it (& paint where he had missed). When he did, he got paint on my table and the floor. Nice man, trusted him, real good price but did not do a professional job.
TCR Painting Interior and ExteriorTCR Painting Interior and Exterior
Thumbtack Customer
Cory & Fresh Start Painting was hired to paint the exterior of my home in Tipp Hill. They finished a few days ahead of schedule, and was very accommodating to my schedule.
Fresh Start PaintingFresh Start Painting
Steve D.
Outstanding experience with Mark, Chris, and Nick. On time, courteous, professional, and quality work! Need painting? Look no further than Labarge painting..... Would definitely hire again!
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Jessica N.
Shutters and front door painted. Thanks Kevin and John!!
C and B Home ServicesC and B Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Todd painted our shed in the process of selling our home. He was able to get the job done quickly with high quality, and was really easy to get in touch with. Would recommend Todd to anyone in need of high quality painting services at a great price.
TCR Painting Interior and ExteriorTCR Painting Interior and Exterior
Alexandra L.
Good value and great paint job! My house looks so much better than it did before!
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Thumbtack Customer
Prep and painting of single-family home. Todd did an excellent job on our home. Prompt, efficient, and outstanding work overall.
TCR Painting Interior and ExteriorTCR Painting Interior and Exterior
Travis M.
Jon did a great job with an exterior paint job. Great communication, professionalism and a fair price. Would definitely use him again
Forman Construction ServicesForman Construction Services
Karen S.
Our kitchen now looks beautiful. We would hire Mark Labarge for any additional painting needs. His price was reasonable as well.
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Mark to paint three rooms (including ceiling and trim) in our home. Mark was courteous, professional, and had the job done when he said that he would. We would definitely hire him in the future.
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
William H.
We were very happy with the whole experience. The painting of the house was just what we were hoping. Plus there was work done to fix our chimney. The work, price, and help that we received was top notch. Would highly recommend.
BEYOND THEBRUSH Painting 315,8984694BEYOND THEBRUSH Painting 315,8984694
Rob L.
I hired Mark LaBarge to finish up painting two sides of the exterior of my home, areas I had been unable to reach even by ladder. Mark responded promptly to my request for bids, and within a couple of days the job was completed at a fair and reasonable cost. Mark did a very fine job. He is a conscientious hard worker, dependable, and very pleasant person. I asked him for a few of his business cards to hand out to others. I highly recommend him for any painting work you may need done.
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Thumbtack Customer
We needed our gutters cleaned, house power washed, trees trimmed, foundation painted and the trim touched up on the upper level. Brandon was contacted on Thursday, gave us a quote on Saturday and began work on Sunday. He nearly finished everything but he suggested he come back the next day to ensure quality of work, allowing the proper time required between washing and painting. He returned the next day and completed his work. Brandon went above and beyond by clearing out the brush pile, I order to give us great shots with our realtor. Brandon's pricing was fair and his quality was high. Great job!!! Very impressed!!!!
BC Property ServicesBC Property Services
Missy C.
I was very pleased with 360 painting the crew that was sent to my house Dons Drywall they were awesome so nice listen to every issue we needed corrected and solved each issue they were very professional and friendly to work with 5 stars would highly recommend them Missy C
MNHJ LLC dba 360 Painting of SyracuseMNHJ LLC dba 360 Painting of Syracuse
Lynn M.
Mitch referred another person to do my job as it was a larger job than he was interested in. When that person turned out to be a disappointment, Mitch came and painted for me free of charge to make this right. He is a good honorable honest man, and he does beautiful work. I would recommend him without reservation.
Mitchell RudyMitchell Rudy
Emily E.
Corey did an awesome job painting our living room and stairwell! He was on time and even finished earlier than expected. We originally just wanted a trim touch-up but Corey suggested that he repaint all of it to make it look more crisp for no extra cost! We are very satisfied with the work done and would hire again!
Fresh Start PaintingFresh Start Painting
Nicole S.
The job was finished a day earlier than originally thought and both my kitchen and dining room came out fantastic. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was that they were late both days and I wasn't given a receipt for the paint purchased. I would still consider hiring them again based on the quality alone. Great job!
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Tania M.
First off, Mark is very nice and friendly! I hired him directly off this Thumbtack app. He was there when he said he’d be and I’m very impressed with his work. He painted a bedroom (which required taping and drywall in a lot of areas including the ceiling) and a hallway above the stairs and did an excellent job. He’s prompt and he’s reliable. He also installed 2 blinds for my windows as well as 3 fog lights for the outside of my house. I’d hire him again. I gave 4 stars because there’s an area in the bedroom where the paint appears uneven... I’ll add a photo of it. But other than that, the bedroom looks so beautiful! I’m very happy with what he did and he did it in a good time frame! He got done when he said he would and I’m very happy!
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Jessica A.
Brian has been amazing to work with. When we purchased our new home, we hired him to paint the entire interior and he did a great job! We were so impressed with the quality of work that we have also hired him to install bathroom flooring and fix a bunch of odds and ends around the house. Brian is responsive, super likable and fairly priced! We will definitely hire him again.
City Wide Home ImprovementsCity Wide Home Improvements
Brandon D.
I am happy with Fresh Start Painting from start to finish. Cory called weeks in advance for my exterior work. He showed up when he said he would. He scraped & assessed the house prior. He moved at a good pace & did a quality job. He also spent alot of time raking & sweeping the chips afterward. He always communicated very well to keep me aware of his progress. His work helped give my house great curb appeal in order to sell my house quickly.
Fresh Start PaintingFresh Start Painting
Michael W.
Premier Handyman did a fantastic job painting a living room for me. He worked with me and my schedule which can be a little all over the place. I was also planning this as a surprise for my Wife which he also helped me with. My Wife and I wanted a color that would brighten the room up. After he was done he was even able to recommend a few other things that would help with giving the room more character.I've already planned future projects with him and I look forward to having him back. I have included 2 photos,a before and after. I'm very happy with the result
Premier handyman servicesPremier handyman services
Thumbtack Customer
This is a father-daughter team. They work together extremely well and communicate nicely. They repainted the entire interior of my house. All the work took roughly 5-6 days, but because of my work schedule, was accomplished over a span of a couple of weeks. I chose several very vibrant colors and they handled them well. Todd made suggestions about my fireplace and one ceiling that worked brilliantly. He did a couple of extra things (caulked my tub, texturized a section of wall so it would match the surrounding area) without adding to the price. I appreciated that effort and attention. They were thorough and made sure to go back and check for spots they missed or errant smudges. Painting is always a messy proposition, but Todd's daughter mopped my floors twice during the project. Finally, they are extremely reasonably priced. I am glad I hired them.
TCR Painting Interior and ExteriorTCR Painting Interior and Exterior
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