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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 Lancaster painters
Thumbtack Customer
Painting family room and combo sunroom. Excellent job!!
JST PaintingJST Painting
Lisa W.
incredible interior painting job with JST - highly recommend and will use again!
JST PaintingJST Painting
Dai-Suzanne M.
Jeff did a wonderful job painting my laundry room, and did it in record time!
Horizon Painters LLCHorizon Painters LLC
Mark Aston B.
Jeff and his team did an excellent job on painting a kitchen that we had remodeled! They painted the ceiling, walls and trim. They were very professional, on time and they came in on budget. I would not hesitate hiring them again! If your looking for a good quality j
JST PaintingJST Painting
Shanna M.
Paul did excellent work! If we ever need another room painted in the future, we will definitely call him!
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
Jennifer F.
Paul did a wonderful job, was punctual and made me and my family feel comfortable. He responded very quickly to my request through the site and within 5 days my room was painted at a really fair price. I am already looking at paint for my next project. Thank you again Paul.
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
Megan S.
Extremely pleased with their service. Everything was very convenient from getting a quote to the actual painting. I am very pleased with their work and will be hiring them again!
JST PaintingJST Painting
Paul M.
We have a brand new home and did not want to take on painting ourselves as we wanted it to look professional. From start to finish, Kelly was great to work with. He came and looked at the home and gave us a quote on the spot which was reasonable. We had received several quotes before we settled on EK painting and some of the quotes were outrageous. He was very upfront about everything. He arrived on-time as scheduled each day and completed the job in the time frame he had quoted. Kelly and his team delivered that professional look. The edges are so straight and all the paint is perfect. We would definitely hire again for future work. We plan to have him come power wash our house when the construction in our neighborhood is complete. If you want professional work at at a reasonable price than hire EK painting!
EK PaintingEK Painting
Cecelia T.
We would use Paul and Touch of Paint again and refer him to our family anytime. He did a beautiful job painting a 1200sq ft commercial space, transforming ugly black, red and brownish walls and ceilings into clean white. Paul finished on time and took great care of our property. He exceeded our expectations and made sure we were 100% satisfied.
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
Matt M.
Andrew re-surfaced our kitchen cabinets (painted them white). His craftsmanship was great and the cabinets look like new. We would definitely use him again.
Thomas Cabinet PaintingThomas Cabinet Painting
Gwen M.
David is very personable, listened to my concerns and was extremely handy in correcting drywall issues before painting. I'm pleased with the finished product and I am planning on scheduling the next project shortly.
Kristen S.
The Go To Guyz did an excellent job painting our shutters and front door. He was very responsive and able to fit our job into his schedule quickly. He completed the job in a timely manner despite unfavorable weather. We would definitely use this company again!
The Go To Guyz LLCThe Go To Guyz LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These are the business dealings I love. From beginning to end it was a true pleasure dealing with Edward. Communication, pricing, punctuality, quality and personality. Edward painted a 5' X 9' Logo on the side of my son's new building he is going to open this Saturday for detailing cars, trucks and motorcycles in Lancaster, Pa.. It truly looks great. Thank You, Bob & Neil Maser
The Studio 33The Studio 33
Sasha z.
Edwin and his crew showed up everyday eager to work. The job started out as a partial exterior paint job for our house. We kept adding to their to do list because they were working so efficiently. They willingly took on each new task without question. Edwin wanted to make sure that we were 150% satisfied at the end of the job. Would definitely recommend.
The Go To Guyz LLCThe Go To Guyz LLC
Ashley R.
Jeff and his crew were courteous, neat, and pleasant to have in our home. Jeff responded on very short notice to my initial request for an estimate, and he was communicative and clear about the details of the work. The quality of their work was outstanding; they painted 2 interior rooms of my house as a surprise for my husband, and got it all done in one day to make the surprise possible. It looks fantastic. Something that really impressed me: part of what the job entailed was painting over an area of ceiling that had water stains from an AC leak a while back. They completed the job, and then he went out of his way to tell me that if the stain showed through again at all after it had dried, they would come back and give it another coat. I didn't even have to ask him to do that; he offered willingly and "preemptively", which I think speaks volumes to his professionalism. I would add that I did not know until Jeff sent me the estimate that this is a U.S. Veteran-owned business--and that is yet another reason (among many) that I would be very happy to recommend them to anyone.
JST PaintingJST Painting
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