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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 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 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.

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.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

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.

Reviews for Upper Manhattan painters
Joan A.
Excellent job today on short notice. Although I was unable to get the amount of paint needed the job was finished in an hour and all the paint was used. No messes and no paint on floor!! Very professional job and I would definitely use this company again. .
Sergio InteriorsSergio Interiors
Leslie L.
The worst painting job ever !
Jacob General Construction Corp.Jacob General Construction Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Ben was outstanding! he picked a great paint color for our room and did an amazing job painting the room. He was very professional and nice as well!
this is OCDthis is OCD
Thumbtack Customer
excellent job painting entire apartment.
City line interiors inc.City line interiors inc.
Tara N.
Only sent one painter but the quote was for two. Didn't even unplug an extension cord- painted around it. Barely painted down the floor in the bathroom- horrible quality.
Quality paintingQuality painting
Yulia V.
David responded almost instantly to my request, bought the paint I picked online, showed up on time and did an excellent job with the painting itself. TOP PRO, highly recommend.
Vintage Fellas PaintingVintage Fellas Painting
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
Elizabeth O.
Sergey did a great job painting my ceiling!
Sergio InteriorsSergio Interiors
Mackenzie J.
Very professional, personable and responsive! I loved working ALG Painting Services and would definitely recommend if you want someone equally invested in your project use ALG Painting Services
ALG Painting Services,INCALG Painting Services,INC
Nita T.
I engaged Juliano to paint my apartment at short notice. He is professional and did a great job. My apartment was painted within the timeframe Juliano promised and was left clean after the work was done.
JULIANO DA CRUZJULIANO DA CRUZ
Alexandra S.
excellent paint job. very efficient and responsive. definitely recommend!
Bearricade PaintersBearricade Painters
Liane K.
Jhonatan with J&R did an excellent job painting my apartment. It was not a straightforward job because there were many holes that needed to be filled following work that my electrician had done. As a real estate investor who has worked with many painters over the years, I have a very high standard for painting work (even more so this time because it was for the apartment I live in). The key to painting is the prep work and Jhonatan meticulously protected my walls and furniture and prepared the walls including the filling of all holes and sanding before applying primer and two coats of paint. I will call Jhonatan again for my next painting job.
J&L interior painting incJ&L interior painting inc
Adnan S.
Had a great experience with Bearricade. They painted our kitchen cabinets. Josue was very responsive before the project; answering all of our questions. The painting team that painted the cabinets were very professional. They showed up at the promised time and worked really hard. They completed the project within the promised time. We were very happy with their work and plan to use Bearricade again.
Bearricade PaintersBearricade Painters
Aneesha R.
Were kind and professional, did a good job painting two rooms
Sergio InteriorsSergio Interiors
Min y.
Nerio was responsive and professional about the interior painting work! Highly recommend!
NPG Painting ContractingNPG Painting Contracting
Caitlin N.
Taylor is a gem. I came to her with a very particular vision for a mural, that she worked extensively on to bring to life. In addition to painting a mural for our gym wall, she painted our gym logo, adding flare and a unique design. Taylor is a pleasure to work with, as well as an extremely talented artist. If you are looking for a mural or painting of any kind, I highly recommended working with Taylor!
NYC MuralsNYC Murals
Kristen R.
Very responsive, courteous, punctual. Respected home. Only issue was that entry door got stuck with paint because I think he painted door trim and door together. But overall I would use him again.
ZLN Design Corp.ZLN Design Corp.
Susan J.
Luis painted two ceilings as well as skim coated & painted a wall for me on short notice. He did a great job and I recommend him highly. I definitely plan to use him again for a few other projects.
L & F PaintingL & F Painting
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
Steph d.
Very responsive and communicative - painted our all apartment. Would hire again.
David C. TruckingDavid C. Trucking
Thumbtack Customer
Aslam and his partner were exceptionally professional and did an amazing job with my apartment. Despite the last minute request for painting and the need for it to occur within 24 hours and in the evening, they accommodated me and were wonderful from start to finish. They left the apartment clean and I was beyond pleased with the painting. If I ever need painting done in NYC again, Amir Construction will be the first call I make!
Supreme Renovation A2ZSupreme Renovation A2Z
Cory S.
Started out perfect. Primed and taped everything. Once the painting started, the performance and quality of work dropped off. The first day of painting was nice and even, the next few days, spots were skipped and i can still see the old color in some spots. Which is odd, because i purchased primer and then they supposedly added 2 layers of Behr paint with primer in it. So technically 3 layers of primer. I makes me feel they didn’t use the paint i purchased. Over, it’s a great start that i can finish on my own.
JB & JB Construction Environmental Corp.JB & JB Construction Environmental Corp.
Flomar M.
Very responsive, attentive and thorough. Would highly recommend Fernando for any paint job.
Bunbury's InteriorsBunbury's Interiors
Thumbtack Customer
Nice folks, and good rate for painting. Job was done nicely and in an efficient time frame.
Yale ContractingYale Contracting
Diana D.
E&J did an amazing job painting my entire apartment. They were able to give color recommendations for what I was looking for and were on time. There were about a hundred holes in the wall left from the previous tenant. They filled and painted every single one and my place looks like brand new! I would definitely hire these two hardworking boys again if I ever needed a paint job.
E&J Mastery PaintersE&J Mastery Painters
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