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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 Milwaukie interior painters
Jessie G.
We had a large interior painting project and received a thorough consultation, quote and professional services.
Gaxiola's Painting LLC.Gaxiola's Painting LLC.
Dan P.
Incredible work painting the interior of our home. We’ll definitely hire again. A+ all around.
Alex P.
Uriel did a great job with our interior painting requests and gave us a fair price!
Diane L.
Efren and his team did a great job painting the interior of my home. The paint completely brightened the space and looks amazing! I’d highly recommend him for your painting needs.
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Steve N.
Whole interior paint. Andy is very knowledgeable on what works and how best to get what you are looking for. The prep and cleanup was very efficient and the paint looks great.
G&A Pro PaintingG&A Pro Painting
Kyle L.
Juan painted the interior of our garage for a great price and did a solid job. We’ll be hiring him again in the future.
Colleen M.
Nolan and his team are amazing!! They did such a great job with the interior paint of our 1909 house. On top of doing a great job with the paint, he's super sweet and such a great communicator! We'll only work with him in the future!
Compass Custom Coatings LLCCompass Custom Coatings LLC
Shirlee F.
We had our interior painted by Elvis and he was very good and completed in a timely manner. His price was reasonable. Very respectful to our property
Vr Painting LLC.Vr Painting LLC.
Fong W.
I appreciate Jose very much as he completed our interior painting on time and he was very responsive. I am hiring him for another project soon.
José torresJosé torres
Adam B.
Eliseo is a total pro, not to mention really fun to hang out with. He did an excellent job painting my interior walls, and I'd highly recommend his services.
Eliseo 1 Call Does It All
Lauren M.
Jose painted the interior of our house with 24 hours notice and completed the work the same day. He did great work and we will definitely use him again!
José torresJosé torres
Jaya T.
They were extremely responsive. Very easy to communicate and schedule. They did an amazing job for our interior painting. Were very punctual and also very professional. Highly recommended!
Rana Y.
Ben and his team did such an amazing job on the interior paint of my townhome! They were professional, timely, communicative, efficient, and so quiet! Really great value in comparison to other quotes I got. Will definitely hire them for future paint jobs!
Waterfront Painting  LLCWaterfront Painting LLC
Laura o.
We had a great experience with Everyday Maintenance! They were punctual, diligent, tidy, trustworthy and very professional. I will definitely hire them again for any interior painting jobs!
Everyday MaintenanceEveryday Maintenance
Dean S.
Joel did a great job on our interior painting job. He was quick to respond, provided a quote within 48hrs and completed the job the next week. Extremely satisfied and will hire again.
Roman's  PaintingRoman's Painting
Fred P.
Eduardo and his brother were neat, professional, prompt and I could not be happier with the 2 day interior painting project we had scheduled for Aug. 20 and Aug 21. Eduardo asked for our paint selection , he went and got it and it was included in the overall cost. I highly recommend LGD for your next painting job. Fred
LGD Professional PaintingLGD Professional Painting
Cristina R.
504 Painting did a great job on my interior (and front door). I had just closed and realized my unit needed a good paint job before I moved in. They worked with my very tight schedule (3.5 days) and did a great job of patching the walls and painting. It’s amazing how transformed a space can look with new paint on the walls, doors and closets. I’d hire them again when I have to paint my other unit.
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Thumbtack Customer
Jose-Alfredo was professional and delivered beyond expectation. He showed up early everyday. We had the entire interior of the house repainted with multiple paint variations. Jose-Alfredo was outstanding. Highly recommended.
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Thumbtack Customer
I just bought a large house that had lots of dark red, green, gold, taupe, and blue interior paint (it all needed to go). I wanted to paint the entire interior a warm white with some areas in soft light greens. There was also quite a few significant cracks in the wall to be fixed. It was going to be a big job and a challenge to cover such dark strong colors with much lighter paint. I chose A&C Innovative Contractors and I am so happy with their work! It looks so amazing and turned out exactly how I wanted. A&C Innovative Contractors gave me a great deal and I cannot recommend them enough.
A&C Innovative ContractorsA&C Innovative Contractors
Christine F.
Nolan and his team did a great job with our interior paint project. They were right on time, prepped and moved furniture and took great care of everything. Very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend this business.
Compass Custom Coatings LLCCompass Custom Coatings LLC
Keevyn R.
Painted full interior for a house I plan to sell. No nonsense, straight forward pricing. Not pushy on upsales, but makes good common-sense suggestions that increase appeal with budget in mind. Fast response, stays in contact. Went the extra mile by bringing in a heater to aid in curing the paint when my heat system was not available. Great experience and I will recommend to others.
Sarah E.
Raeann did an absolutely fantastic job of taking my wild ideas and turning them into a reality! Her attention to detail and extensive paint knowledge really speak to how much of a professional in the painting industry she is. She was super responsive, professional, and timely. She really went above and beyond making sure all of the wall and ceiling textures were even, and the paint itself looks so rich and even. You'd never know that those white walls were previously red! We couldn't be more pleased with the results and will definitely hire Duvall Interior Painting for all of our other paint jobs.
Duvall Interior Painting LLCDuvall Interior Painting LLC
James R.
Justin hung two heavy mirrors, two towel bars, and did some touch-up interior painting for us. Justin was prompt, professional, and did excellent work. He was efficient and worked quickly. We would definitely recommend Justin to friends and family!
Justin EnterprisesJustin Enterprises
Paula R.
Dario and his team are amazing! He is super quick to respond to any questions we had his professionalism when he arrived to our home to give us our quote was amazing. He had the entire interior of our new home painted and we couldn’t have asked for a better paint job! If you want the best for a great value, hire Dario and his team.
Gaxiola's Painting LLC.Gaxiola's Painting LLC.
Megan C.
Jose did an excellent job with a whole house interior paint job. He covered brown, red and purple walls with a clean white and freshened the home up prior to us listing it for sale. His quote came in the best, he was on time and he kept me informed of the project status.
José torresJosé torres
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