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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 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
Bruno's work is outstanding. The job was completed on time and for an excellent price. After collecting, 7 other painting quotes for our job, Bruno's quote beat them all. Would definitely rehire for other paint jobs in the future.
American Dream PaintingAmerican Dream Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Changed my mind about having my home painted. The gentlemen were very nice.
S.F.Pro PaintingS.F.Pro Painting
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!!
B&E RestorationsB&E Restorations
Eileen H.
Adam was on time and did a terrific job in painting my ceilings. I would definitely use him again.
HomeSense Inspection Services LLCHomeSense Inspection Services LLC
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
Lynn K.
The fellows who painted our barn were friendly, professional and very detail oriented. They did an excellent job in the allotted time. We're very pleased with the result.
Fortified SystemsFortified Systems
Michael P.
Bruno does excellent work, was very responsive to our request and had a great price. If we need any other painting we will call him first.
American Dream PaintingAmerican Dream Painting
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
Linda M.
Brian did a great job painting my fence. He was fair, professional and knowledgeable. Despite the weather setbacks, he maintained communication throughout the process. I highly recommend his services.
Brian Confair Home SolutionsBrian Confair Home Solutions
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
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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