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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 Harrisburg painters
Jeff D.
He is fantastic. Nice clean up and i am using them for additional painting!
Stephen's Painting and Remodeling LLCStephen's Painting and Remodeling LLC
D.L. P.
I recently had exterior painting completed. My home is really old and the paint job really improved the look. Mr. Guisewhite quickly responded to our request for an estimate and was courteous and professional. I would use his services again for future projects. V Pierce
Guisewite paintingGuisewite painting
Thumbtack Customer
Would recommend for paint work, on time and worked hard to get the job done. Would hire again...
EK PaintingEK Painting
Emmett K.
They came and painted my rental property. They did a good job and I would use them again.
Blackstone Painting and ServicesBlackstone Painting and Services
Jeffrey O.
Great job. Painted our new house before we moved in and did it in a few days. Price was very good and will hire again!
American Dream PaintingAmerican Dream Painting
Anne W.
David responded quickly and came to my home to give me an estimate and explain the process and the imperfections on some walls that would need repair. We decided to use a high quality paint and he sent a professional estimate via email. The painting project took 5 days and he prepped the walls and protected my horizontal surfaces with drapes, paper, cloth, plastic. He worked in an organized manner and was neat and clean. He cleaned up daily and at the end of the week. I felt comfortable with him in my home and I was able to leave on errands. Thanks for a great job. The painting involved vaulted ceilings, staircase and kitchen corners.
Christopher G.
Dave did an awesome job on our kitchen! Great quality work, clean and on time! The ideal contractor for any painting project. We will only use him DC Professional for future jobs.
Chris S.
Excellent work performed . Kept us informed about when he was coming to our house. Painted 3 bedrooms. Would hire again Reasonable quote, the colors turned out amazing!
The Perfect Touch Painting LLCThe Perfect Touch Painting LLC
Cathy D.
Duane is simply the greatest. I needed exterior painting done and he made it look great. He was helpful and answered any questions that I had. You can tell he enjoys his work and he is very professional. I needed some other non-painting outside work done and he got me in touch with his brother Brian who was also excellent. They both are rare gems who did the work at a great price. I will definitely use them again!
The Perfect Touch Painting LLCThe Perfect Touch Painting LLC
Ann M.
David did an excellent job painting our bathrooms and laundry room prior to us moving in to our new house! He is kind, considerate, neat, clean and very skilled. We will definitely have him back!
Annetta C.
I am so grateful to have hired Jen to paint my living room. She was punctual , patient because I at the last minute decided I would like my fireplace painted. She was as excited as I was when I mentioned it. Needless to say it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Jen heads up, I'll be calling you soon , I have another project. Thank you for transforming my living room, and me falling on love all over. Pictures coming soon.
Vividly VintageVividly Vintage
Jason F.
Guillermo came out in a timely manner (although over an hour late to estimate appointment). I gave him a tour of the items I wanted painted. He told me he'd contact me shortly after the estimate with a price. Unfortunately, he didn't so I had to reach out to him. He gave me rough numbers (which is fine) and I was happy with the estimate. Tried to hire him but he said he needed to contact his paint dealer (I'm assuming so he could get me accurate pricing). It's been over a week now and I've attempted to contact him. He never responded or followed up. I absolutely will not recommend this company to anyone!!
J & G Painting Pluz LlcJ & G Painting Pluz Llc
Latoya W.
I will definitely use This company again. The reviews were not exaggerating when they said he is pleasant he most definitely is. He’s very professional and does great work. My Family was amazed at the work and the difference his paint job made the room look. He comes on time works Quietly and Cleans up behind himself. I Love the transformation!
American Dream PaintingAmerican Dream Painting
Matt S.
We needed painters on short notice and thankfully found Jose through Thumbtack. Jose and Jorge did an excellent job painting our entire house. We are really happy with their work. Jose's prices are very reasonable, he is timely, and most importantly his work is high-quality. We've already received several compliments on his work from friends/family.
Miller The Artist of PaintMiller The Artist of Paint
Maria T.
Bruno, was very professional and very detailed with his work. He has a very pleasant spirit which is very comforting. He will be completing all my painting needs for my new home. He made my living room look amazing after the severe damage from large holes that were in the walls, also removed 3 layers if wallpaper.He is awesome and certainly recommended.
American Dream PaintingAmerican Dream Painting
Thumbtack Customer
The company did a great job painting my living room, dining room, and hallway (walls, ceiling and trim). They were very professional and asked lots of questions to make sure they were doing the job the way I wanted it done. They even came back the next day to make sure everything looked ok. In addition, they helped me get a door back on a closet and cable through a wall. They went above and beyond. Would definitely hire again.
Signature Painting and Construction Inc.Signature Painting and Construction Inc.
Connie R.
In the midst of a kitchen demo, we learned that our longtime painter needed to have emergency surgery and couldn’t paint our kitchen. We needed it done within a week and in the month of December. Panicking, I placed a few inquires through Thumbtack. Duane got back to me quickly, came to see the room, and had the walls, ceiling, door, and trim finished in less than a week. The quality of his work is superb. His price was a little high but well worth the extra money.
The Perfect Touch Painting LLCThe Perfect Touch Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a rental home where the tenant had smoked inside my house. I was horrified and desperate to rid the house of the smell. I called Brunno and he met me on a Sunday afternoon to go over the project. The job entailed priming and painting all of the walls, ceilings, and the upstairs subfloors. He did a wonderful,detailed job helping to restore my home and rid the cigarette smell. I would highly recommend Brunno and would rehire him for future projects.
American Dream PaintingAmerican Dream Painting
Sabre J.
Terrible professionalism!! Came out to give me a free estimate on my aluminum siding to redo the paint on the front side($850 something which was an awesome price) then changed his mind and texted back saying he could only do the pressure washing because giving excuses about renting a scaffle or something of that nature and saying he was booked to do a project like this but at the time of the estimate he was willing and able. Awful character to run a professional business like he does. Don't commit to something and then turn around and lie about why you cannot do it. Just pissed me off and made me very angry!!!!
Tahir DawoodTahir Dawood
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