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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 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 Carlisle painters
Henry A.
Paul painted 95% of my house without getting a drop of paint on anything. Amazing job. My home looks like new! I hope he is available for future work.
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
Thumbtack Customer
We had a yellow 5bay garage that B&E did a great job painting it tan. We were so pleased we've asked them to now paint all the brown bay doors WHITE. We anxiously await the outcome of that effort, although we are sure it will look just as great!!
A+ PaintingA+ Painting
Elizabeth M.
#1 home painter! Exceptional work and phenomenal customer service! Duane traveled an hour to perform the 2-bdrm paint job for my kids’ rooms, was punctual, easy to coordinate with, professional, provided a fair cost, and ensured outstanding results. I had a tight timeline to get the rooms painted and Duane accommodated. We are also a military family and he had no reservations with getting access to our Army post. I can not recommend this painter more highly! He truly cares about creating the right results for his clients. A must-select for your paint project!!
The Perfect Touch Painting LLCThe Perfect Touch Painting LLC
Scotty w.
Duane did a fantastic job. We had seams in the ceiling that looked really bad. He fixed before painting and didn’t require any new drywall. Couldn’t be happier.
The Perfect Touch Painting LLCThe Perfect Touch Painting LLC
Jeanne W.
Duane was phenomenal from recommending a color to completing the job. He ensured I was happy with the work and even painted my door as a gift! I would definitely hire him again!
The Perfect Touch Painting LLCThe Perfect Touch Painting LLC
Aryela L.
Duane and Jeff were great! Very responsive, attentive, great workmanship and made sure we were happy. They were also very knowledgeable and had great personalities. They didn’t even mind my obsessiveness! It was a big project (paint the interior of an entire house) and I’m glad they completed it for us- looks great! Thanks!
The Perfect Touch Painting LLCThe Perfect Touch Painting LLC
Dhaval S.
I hired him for exterior painting, repairing soffit and gutters, and filling up cracks and dents of my siding and trims. The work was completed in the agreed upon time frame. The work quality was very good. He is one of a good contractor in the area who is trying to do good for the people and his work speaks of his value. Definitely recommending his services to others...
Stephen's Painting and Remodeling LLCStephen's Painting and Remodeling LLC
Josh P.
Can't say enough good things. Our living room and dining room needed lots of love and that's putting it mildly. Alex got rid of so many blemishes, holes and made our walls smooth and applied the coats of paint as to our request to make the rooms look beautiful. They did such a good job that we look forward to them doing the rest of the interior of our home. Highly recommended.
Dreamscape PaintersDreamscape Painters
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