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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 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 Salem painters
Paul E.
He did not finish painting the small spots that needed another coat of paint.
José torresJosé torres
Travis B.
Hands down best painting company that I have had. This company painted my house and it looks amazing! Great professional company to hire for your painting job!
Titan construction servicesTitan construction services
Kelley C.
Our experience with Pacific NW Painting Company was outstanding. We are very impressed and satisfied with this company's painting of the outside of our house. Our home looks very nice, clean and professionally painted. This company paid attention to every detail of our home and meticulously painted it to our satisfaction and expectation. Our house looks fantastic. We have hired this same company to return and paint the inside of our house. I highly recommend this company to anyone who wants a quality paint job done on their home.
Pacific NW Painting Company LLCPacific NW Painting Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I am so impressed with the quality and how fast he painted. I will use him again any time I paint.
Trinity Painting ServiceTrinity Painting Service
Matt P.
Dan freaking Powell! Dan and his crew knocked it out of the park in our duplex. Dan was always either early or on-time when it came to all scheduled appointments and work timeline. His energy and passion for painting got my wife and me excited for our project. Dan was the best price in Salem and exceeded our expectations when painting our yellow duplex a beautiful blue. He was also very responsive to personal painting questions since we chose to paint our interior ourselves. I can’t praise him enough. As a real estate investor and home owner, we will be using Eagle Eye Painting for EVERY exterior paint job from now on!
Eagle Eye Painting LLC.Eagle Eye Painting LLC.
Heidi D.
They will be painting as soon as I close on a new house
Iridian Painting LLCIridian Painting LLC
Teresa R.
They went above and beyond expectations by caulking and even painting the shelves.
Eliseo 1 Call Does It All
Mark E.
Dan painted my exterior in 2 days. The color quality is excellent and the trim work is fantastic. Great job on the caulking also. Will have you come back again for future painting needs. Thanks again!
Eagle Eye Painting LLC.Eagle Eye Painting LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
You were an excellent candidate; hoever, the other pinter came in prepared to paint on the spot and did the painting for less money on the spot. We are not rich and unfortunately we hired him on the spot. We thank you so much for your time and expertise. Nancy and Jay Pennington
José torresJosé torres
Cory E.
Daniels Painting did a great job on our large residential project. The quality of the wallpaper removal, texturing, priming, and painting was excellent, they always showed up on time and finished earlier than estimated. There were very few "punch list" items at the end of the job and they were completed immediately.
Daniels Custom Painting LLCDaniels Custom Painting LLC
Katie s.
Such an amazing job by Efren and his crew. I am a first time home buyer so painting my downstairs was something i wanted to get right the first time. They did such a wonderful work. After they were done he walked be through What they had accomplished to make sure it was up to my standards, as well as leaving the extra paint if i needed it. He was punctual and got the job done a whole before he said he would! I will be hiring them again to paint the outside!
504  painting504 painting
Danette E.
I wanted to choose 5 things they did well. Dan is great to work with. Was always on time , punctual, and on point with the service and expectations. We replaced some northwest exterior that was rain damaged then painted whole home and barn on our property. Hadn’t been painted in years or repaired so had their work cut out for them.
Northwest Exterior Finishes LLCNorthwest Exterior Finishes LLC
Joanna E.
Jose did an excellent job! He was very patient with my incisiveness on paint color! The end project is beautiful and I am very happy!
José torresJosé torres
John S.
Our company had an executive office and two batherooms in need of painting and small repairs. Ben came through on both. Very responsive and professional.
Artisan Building & Painting Company LLCArtisan Building & Painting Company LLC
William R.
Martin Llamas, the owner/operator of Pacific NW Painting Co. just finished painting the exterior of our 1500 Sq ft. South Salem home. My wife and I are senior citizens who couldn't be more happy with the process and the results. Martin was very accessible, straightforward, and professional from the beginning to the final result. His bid was the lowest and most reasonable. He was diligent in working with our time lines. His workmanship was superb, and he was responsive to every concern. We highly recommend him for other homeowners like ourselves who wish to have a happy result like ours when they have the exterior of their home painted.
Pacific NW Painting Company LLCPacific NW Painting Company LLC
Marralene O.
We are repainting various parts of our custom home, getting ready to sell in 2020. They painted outside trims, clear coated doors, inside and outside, plus cleaned up Cherry kitchen cabinets...amazing talent. Mike, Peter and Max were very detailed and high quality painters. Plus, they are enjoyable! I've already hired them again to paint the exterior trim of our beach home in September 2019.
Matrix PaintingMatrix Painting
Shelley H.
From start to finish my experience with Ben was most enjoyable. He is an excellent communicator and his crew was timely and respectful. I will use Ben's Painting again for future projects.
Artisan Building & Painting Company LLCArtisan Building & Painting Company LLC
Judah K.
Matrix Painting did an overall excellent job on our house. However, their initial estimate was that the job would take 3-4 days, and it ended up taking more than double that. This caused some headaches, as we hired them to paint the entire interior of our house before we moved in, and scheduled the movers based on the timeframe they had given us. The quality of their work was fantastic, and the care they showed for our house was also fantastic, giving 4 stars instead of 5 because of the problems with the overall time to complete the job.
Matrix PaintingMatrix Painting
Thomas W.
Darwin and his crew did an amazing job painting our house. They were quick, efficient but most importantly did a perfect job - seriously can’t find one imperfection. I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a house painter.
Diaz Professional Painting LLCDiaz Professional Painting LLC
Kelli H.
Andrew and his team provided a great service. We had them paint the interior of our house. They were professional and completed the job at our convenience, and within the timeframe and cost they had qouted. The job was well done and we will definitely hire them for future projects.
NW Construction & Remodel LLCNW Construction & Remodel LLC
Dave O.
I cant say enough good things about V Royal Property. the paint job they did was fabulous. The crew worked very hard and did the job as it was their own home. The value was great. I would hire again with out thinking twice. Very happy customer
V Royal T Property Services LLCV Royal T Property Services LLC
Silvina D.
We couldn’t be more pleased with Sergy’s work. He is very professional and meticulous about every detail. First job was painting our basement ceiling with exposed floor joists. It was a painstaking labor. It turned out fabulous! We have hired them again for whole exterior of house including deck, in a couple of weeks. Highly recommend.
Luv Painting Interior & ExteriorLuv Painting Interior & Exterior
Lindsey B.
I contacted Dan on a Saturday evening with a long shot request - I needed the entire ceiling of my house painted before the next Tuesday. He shifted his entire schedule to be able to complete the job the next day, and did high quality work. His communication and speed got me out of a tough spot and I’m very happy with the results.
Eagle Eye Painting LLC.Eagle Eye Painting LLC.
Jan B.
I needed outside soffits and a large porch ceiling painted that were too high for me to reach. The painters were friendly and on time, answered my questions and did a great job. They touched up some additional places that weren’t in the bid as a courtesy which I really appreciated. I’m very happy with their service. I would hire them again and recommend them highly.
Eagle Eye Painting LLC.Eagle Eye Painting LLC.
Yvonne S.
Alez and his crew were amazing. They gave me a quote, showed up on time and did an amazing job at painting the inside and outside of my house. He showed up for appointments and his crew were clean and courteous. My neighbors commented that they were watching the outside get done and were impressed with the level of detail they paid when prepping the house. I will recommend him over and over again.
A & A Painting & More LLCA & A Painting & More LLC
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