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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 Pittsburgh painters
Mark B.
We are extremely happy with the exterior painting by Hilson Painting. We have already asked them to paint the interior of our home.
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Ashley I.
Hilson painting did a great job painting our shutters! They were professional and timely. We would definitely hire them again.
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Debra I.
Terrible paint job. Messy, uneven lines. Got paint spatters and smears all over new floors, did not use a drop cloth. Lied that he didn't put the paint there. Destroyed top finish of newly refinished hard wood floors. Had to have them buffed and re-polyed to remove paint spatters and smears! Do not recommend at all
alexander claudiualexander claudiu
Derek R.
Couldn't ask for a better experience for our painting project. Fantastic back and forth correspondence. Excellent job. Love the paint work. Very professional and courteous Highly recommended!
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Shadina P.
Nick, did an amazing job painting the trim and doors in my house. He didn’t get paint on anything, he cleaned up every night, and he came when he said he would. Nick was Very professional, and he’s a great guy. He painted the trim gray from brown.
Molnar’s paintingMolnar’s painting
Chris B.
I highly recommend John Hilson for your painting needs. He did an amazing job on our recent interior painting project. We will hire him again in the future for additional rooms!
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
George B.
I hired Bernie to paint my living room, dining room. and three bed rooms. He and his crew did a beautiful job. I would recommend Creedon painting to everyone.
Creedon & Company Painting & Wall CoveringsCreedon & Company Painting & Wall Coverings
Thumbtack Customer
we hired Sean to paint our hall way and half of the bedroom walls which was the project I started doing myself but the result was not good,Sean has come to the rescued, he matched the paint color to the exact, we also had two accent walls painted, the results were excellent. I can't be any happier. Mandy L.
Farrell Interior PaintingFarrell Interior Painting
Jeff F.
Hilson Painting did such a great job! They painted a cinder block wall in my stairwell covering three floors and did fantastic work. The project was done in a day and I couldn't be happier! Highly recommended. A+++
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sean did an amazing job! I am so pleased with the whole process. I received a quote, and had the job done the next week. I had my entry, stairway with very high ceiling and upstairs hallway painted. It all looks amazing. The paint used was top quality. We had a water stain on the ceiling, and you would never know it. My home was left spotless. If you need any interior painting done, then Farrell Painting is the one to use. A big thumbs up...
Farrell Interior PaintingFarrell Interior Painting
Vikram S.
Gary did an amazing job painting my 2 rooms. I am very Happy with the finished results. I highly recommend him. if anyone is looking for painting their walls look no further, Gary is the man.
Q and A PaintingQ and A Painting
Jessica D.
I would recommend John to anyone needing interior painting. He is professional, timely, provides good quality painting and a fair price. He worked on our ceilings and painted 4 rooms, 5 closets, a hallway and entryway in 5 days. This was great for us because the project would have taken us much more time and frustration. Thanks again John!
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Zuzic did an outstanding job painting our house, a large, multi- story Victorian, in 3 colors. He was very thorough in prepping and preparing surfaces prior to painting, and the painting itself was beautiful with great attention to detail. He was also fast and had a great fast - we felt very fortunate to have found him. Thank you Mr. Zuzic!
ZuzicD PaintingZuzicD Painting
Toni F.
Nico‘s team was very professional kind and did a great paint job
Niko’s painting & remodelingNiko’s painting & remodeling
Lester L.
I am extremely pleased with Hilson Painting. John Hilson inspected the job and provided a detailed quote within two days. He started the work at the agreed upon time and completed the work within the time estimated, while repairing some damaged wall sections not covered in the quote. All wall, ceiling and trim areas were beautifully painted. Clean up upon completion was very good, much better than I expected. I highly recommend Hilson Painting for your interior painting professional. L Lundeen
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Dzevad painted the interior of whole house for us. He also re surfaced and painted the garage, painted some exterior and did power washing. He was very hard working and always came very early to start the work. Also he offered great ideas to us in the process which we found very help. Thank you very much for your help, Dzevad.
ZuzicD PaintingZuzicD Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Exterior painting of my home. Replacement of cedar shake shingles due to deterioration could have gone better if the subcontractor would have been permitted to finish the job and not been fired. The new shingles were left exposed to rain without benefit of primer paint. No work was performed on good weather days at times during the entire time it took to perform the project. The contract stated "all previously painted surfaces would be painted to the customers color choice" yet 8 window sashes and the porch floor were left unpainted. The reason given was "the porch floor was covered with carpet when we gave the estimate" yet there was additional charge for painting the garage and fence which required an intervention with the owner to complete.
M&J Professional Painting llcM&J Professional Painting llc
Herman S.
The last day of painting they stayed until 11:30 pm. It was a tough night.
American Eagle Properties, inc.American Eagle Properties, inc.
Jon P.
John Hilson if Hilson painting was great to work with. Upfront about everything on time gave a reasonable bid on the job explained it all and did what he said he would do. The work was done in a timely fashion and he was very professional. John even let me know that he would return to patch a beam and paint it. All in all a great experience no surprises just honest work. The man did what he said he would do.... a breath of fresh air these days. I have no problem recommending Hilson painting for your painting projects.
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I had an extremely positive experience hiring ZuzicD Painting, and recommend Dzevad highly. He is clean, punctual, and dependable. He painted all of the rooms of my entire house and it's a great job! Mine is an older house and there were many cracks in the walls and ceilings, now all patched up and invisible. I also had picked different colors for walls, ceiling, and trim. This required a careful paint job, which I got. There was furniture in the rooms and Dzevad covered it and handled it with great care. I'm very satisfied with Dzevad's work, and will hire hire him again for my next painting project!
ZuzicD PaintingZuzicD Painting
Liz H.
Robert Williams was a total professional!he was knowledgeable as well as helpful with decisions regarding the painting project
Thumbtack Customer
Ken and his well organized team did an excellent and timely job. They sanded and painted wood work and doors. Patched and painted all the walls. The quality of work was excellent . They cleaned up then put everything back in place. All this in three days. They arrived exactly when they said they would. The cost was fair. As far as above and beyond ... they had some paint color I favored matched by taking a chip off the wall . Job well done ! Arlene Preisendefer
Augustine PaintingAugustine Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Very good service. Not only were they very reasonably priced but they got the job done in a timely manner. I wouldn't use anyone else for painting the next time I need a paint job done. I will also refer any family or friend their way. Thanks again
Amanda K.
Painted exterior of my home, excellent work. Looks amazing. Very professional!! Would highly recommend.
ZuzicD PaintingZuzicD Painting
Thurburgh R.
We contracted John to paint the interior of a rental property, which required painting, patch work, and some creative solutions. John tackled these problems quickly and politely. He came back after finishing for minimal touch ups. We're happy with the work and would contract him again.
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
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