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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 Albany painters
Sean D.
Soto and his team did a great job on painting the exterior of my house. It was long overdue, so there were lots of cracks and peeling paint in certain areas. But, he did a fine job with the prep, and the house looks great now. I’m very pleased!
Brian C.
Dan and his crew were great. Always on time to the job and their work was excellent! We had our Kitchen and cabinets painted and the Kitchen turned out beautiful. We are super happy with Eagle Eye Painting and would definitely recommend them to others. Thanks so much Dan and team!!!
Eagle Eye Painting LLC.Eagle Eye Painting LLC.
Jill L.
David was the find of the decade. Found him here on Thumbtack, as I needed work on my beleaguered rental of 20 years that I was selling-from out of state. I interviewed him and 3 others, hands down he had good suggestions for me that I would not have thought of at all--that changed how attractive it would be to a new buyer. I have a funky house that needed TLC and refresh everywhere. I walked into it and was so overwhelmed at the state if it. It was dirty and outdated and I just did not have any vision for it beyond painting it white. David can do pretty much anything, and he is not pushy, or slow. He works diligently and rapidly without quality suffering, he will have one thing drying while he works on something else. Very conscientious of time and timing. His assistant was also cheery and well spoken. I live in California and met him, came up with a list, and he started the project and I went home. I felt like a priority and I could tell that my home was in good hands. He painted, repaired, drywalled, installed lighting and refreshed electrical, replaced plumbing and vanities, moved a toilet, repaired all sorts of things needed. The place was dirty, so he had to deal with that too. He had the idea to paint the kitchen white--which required them to remove my 22 year old shelf paper! He never complained and I kept adding to the project and he kept on track with my list of thoughts. He had good ideas about the lighting choices and handles, and all his thoughts made it come alive and ready. My realtor already took his name as she was so impressed with the quality of his work. His pricing was extremely fair, and he is just a sincere hard-working guy who knows his trade and values the work relationships that he makes. He has a gentle personality, and is not arrogant. We are a Navy family; my husband is a retired Commander and he loved that I found David to do everything for us without him having to worry about it at all. I would recommend him for any project to anyone. He is just the BEST!
Concrete Polishing and Construction LLPConcrete Polishing and Construction LLP
Seth C.
Brenda was a dream to work with. She was very responsive and gave us a quick and fair quote then paid a deposit, scheduled a meeting, and got cracking! We were very impressed with the quality of Brenda’s work and how quickly she covered ground (or wall). We made a few tweaks along the way which I was hesitant to do because of the possible headache but Brenda seemed to enjoy the process and painted the murals how we envisioned them with grace and professionalism. It was easy to tell this is a passion of Brenda’s because she really poured herself into the project and I think that was the secret ingredient to make our murals come to life! I would recommend Brenda to anyone because I know her skills have a deep range AND she is a lovely person who is extremely pleasant to work with and just to be around! Thank you, Brenda!
Brenda Goddard Designs - MuralsBrenda Goddard Designs - Murals
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