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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Reviews for Philadelphia painters
Lily C.
The Paint Guy was such a pleasure to work with. Not only was the job done nicely and in a timely manner, but he is very responsive! Our nursery was nicely painted and he also installed wallpaper! Highly recommend The Paint Guy.
"The Paint Guy""The Paint Guy"
Isaiah's Pro Painting were GREAT! Neat, professional, on time. My wife and I were very pleased with the entire experience with Isaiah. Isaiah professional painting has become our go to painters. We have recommended Isaiah to our close friends and family who were considering painting their homes. Why would anyone try a sizable paint job themselves, when Isaiah Professional Painting are just a click or a call away?
Isaiah's Professional PaintingIsaiah's Professional Painting
Lauren E.
Mike came in and repainted my kitchen for me after recently having it painted by someone else. The paint used the first time was the wrong type of finish that you would want to use in a kitchen. Mike is very knowledgeable and provided the pros and cons of using different types of paint for each room. His many years of painting experience are evident. He also provided a reasonable price for the job completed and provided prompt communication. Will definitely be using him for my future painting projects!
Kelly G.
HIGHLY recommend ZP Painting - they went above and beyond on an exterior paint job for us, with a quick turnaround. Great people, great work!
ZP PaintingZP Painting
Philip M.
Willian did a great job painting 2 story interior stairwells that I was unable to do myself. Will be having him do some exterior painting as well.
Willian’s paintingWillian’s painting
John F.
Dambrak painting was pleasure to work with... They painted the interior of my townhome. From the quoting phase to completing the job, Dambrak was very responsive and professional throughout the whole process. Most importantly their quality of work was outstanding. They addressed every issue identified on the walkthrough. I highly recommend them for any painting project.
Dambrak PaintingDambrak Painting
Natasha H.
I had a very positive experience working with Dambrak Painting for an exterior paint job. Rafael was extremely responsive and communicative throughout the process. The cost was affordable and was much better than estimates I had received from other services (I shopped around quite a bit and other services were charging almost double the price of Dambrak). The paint job on my aluminum siding makes it look like a new house! Overall, I am extremely happy with my experience with Dambrak Painting and I would highly recommend the service for future paint work.
Dambrak PaintingDambrak Painting
Brian O.
I’m very pleased with the job that Dambrak did painting my house. They repaired my ceiling and painted the whole downstairs and upstairs hallway. I love how great it looks.
Dambrak PaintingDambrak Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Good service and communication. Paint job was done well
JC Halt Services, LLCJC Halt Services, LLC
Mike B.
Great painting job. Super professional. Thanks Michael!
"The Paint Guy""The Paint Guy"
Thumbtack Customer
GLS Painters are very professional. The painting was very well done and the work was finished ahead of schedule. jeremy even sent me photos of the freshly painted apartment. I highly recommend them.
Thumbtack Customer
A.D.A.D Construction was hired to paint the entire interior of a property I manage in Philadelphia. William and his team are professional, prompt, and provide exceptional work. They were meticulous with the painting and did a job well done.
A.D.A.D. ConstructionA.D.A.D. Construction
Dante A.
My wife and I decided to try In Living Colour Painting and are glad we did! We only planned to have our family room painting, but received a fair estimate to also have our 2nd level hallway painted also. Shantae and staff were awesome! She was very professional from our introductory call and throughout the entire job. We are now planning to hire In Living Colour again to paint our bedroom. You’d be doing yourself a favor by hiring Shantae and crew!
In Living Colour PaintingIn Living Colour Painting
Akilah B.
“The Paint Guy” did an amazing job. Prices good. Work perfect.
"The Paint Guy""The Paint Guy"
Betsy C.
Artech first attempt at the painting I hired them to do was incredibly awful. It was a huge mess, paint slopped everywhere. Some trim was painted halfway with gloss and halfway with flat and looked ridiculous. They came back to fix up the job and unfortunately for me, it's still awful. There is paint smeared on my new floors and on new light fixtures. They painted over electrical outlets. They made a huge mess of the entire job. It looks AWFUL. I have attached some photos of some of the mess they made. I am horrified and I will need to hire someone else to re-do the entire job. I am the world's worst painter and I could have done better by myself.
ARTECH Property RestorationARTECH Property Restoration
Cynthia C.
Did an outstanding job painting the living room/dining room ceiling, inside stairwell, bedroom walls, sides around the outside step, and outside lower wall. He’s very professional and good at what he does. You can tell from his painting behavior that he is experienced. Very reliable and fair pricing! Hoping to be able to have him paint my kitchen next.
JC Halt Services, LLCJC Halt Services, LLC
Cherlyn B.
Musa did a great job painting our kitchen. He is a hard-working and spent the time making the room look fantastic. I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires their home painted. Thank Musa C. Bynum
Top Paint LLCTop Paint LLC
Amy T.
Awesome job painting house interior, very thorough, prepped & overall looks magnificent.
FARO  Home SoLutionsFARO Home SoLutions
Lizanne h.
Fernando did a wonderful job painting the exterior of my home. Tidy & efficient too!
Fernand PaintingFernand Painting
Jillian D.
Beautiful job repairing and painting our living room ceiling. Great price too!
Adams Construction 🔨Adams Construction 🔨
Thumbtack Customer
He came and painted an office - well done ! He will be hired for other jobs around my house.
JC Halt Services, LLCJC Halt Services, LLC
Evan A.
Bill and his team did a fantastic job painting our home. His workers were on time, professional, and had great attention to detail. Bill is friendly, reasonably priced and we’ll be hiring him again for other projects. I would recommend Bill for any exterior home painting job!
A.D.A.D. ConstructionA.D.A.D. Construction
Christopher P.
I needed a painter to paint my entire apartment and I needed it on pretty short notice. Paint and Gogh was able to come by same day for an estimate and was able to modify their schedule in order to meet my needs. Despite losing a day to bad weather, they still completed the job on time and it looked fabulous.
Paint and Gogh PaintersPaint and Gogh Painters
Amy B.
Colorway did a great job on my exterior painting project. The paint work was done with precision and quality. They even did extra tasks at no additional cost. I also received very helpful suggestions when I couldn’t make up my mind. I will definitely utilize their services for future projects.
Colorway LLC Painting & Remodeling & CleaningColorway LLC Painting & Remodeling & Cleaning
Keith H.
I hired Paint and Gogh to paint a full apartment and touch up two others. It was the first time I worked with them and I found them to be responsive, punctual, and professional. They worked with me on the price of the job and also my timeline, which was right. I would definitely hire them again for future needs.
Paint and Gogh PaintersPaint and Gogh Painters
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