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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

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.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

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.

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.

Reviews for York painters
Robin W.
Paul did an amazing job. Lowe’s didn’t match the paint and Paul came back and redid it with his own paint, no charge!! I will have him back to do more painting!!
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
Chris K.
I was blown away by the quality of Paul’s work. I got 3 quotes for my paint project and Paul was by far the least expensive. I would strongly recommend Paul and a Touch of Paint for any Paint Project.
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
Cindy K.
EK Painting did a fantastic job painting the interior of our entire home, including ceiling, trim and walls. Arrived on time, beginning with estimate to the end of 6 day job. Excellent work quality at a reasonable price. The team of two were professional, reliable and trustworthy. We plan to have them back in the spring for some exterior painting. Thank you EK Painting for a job well done!
EK PaintingEK Painting
Jeffrey C.
Figueroa Painting does excellent work. They are a Husband and wife team who get the job right the first time. I will rehire for other projects I have. Thank you Figueroa Painting.
Painting FigueroaPainting Figueroa
Janey P.
Very easy to work with J&G. They painted our garage walls, garage doors and exterior door with great results. We will have them do more painting projects and the price is very affordable.
J & G Painting Pluz LlcJ & G Painting Pluz Llc
Anita W.
I purchased a new build 2 years ago. I was tired of the flat paint that builders use. I loved the color but wanted more. I hired 360 Painting and they painted the entire interior of my home. Same color with a satin finish. I love it. They were very professional yet friendly. I would definitely recommend.
360 Painting of York County360 Painting of York County
Ola M.
I would DEFINATELY recommend CAN Painting to everyone! The level of professionalism I got was phenomenal, I like the fact that they are so detailed oriented, They pay attention to our cerncerns and they delivered an exceptional result which exceeded my expectation. The price was VERY reasonable and I am definitely going to have them paint my basement soonest. I think 5star is too low for the quality of work they did. CAN Painting deserves a 10star rating. Thanks ones again to CAN Painting!
Can Painting LLCCan Painting LLC
Monica W.
Painted our entryway, hallway, and doors and trim. Excellent work! More than happy
Adil K.
David did an excellent job with painting living room for us on such a short notice. Thank you
Nicholas E.
David was very professional and you see that he takes pride in his work. He took down and repainted my shutters to match the color of my new painted door. In planning the job he outlined the parts that was required to be replaced and where they can be purchased. He discuss the type and quality of the paint required for the job. Not a lot of painters will spend time discussing this with you. His attention to detail is meticulous, I wish I had hired him to paint the entire home.
Angela D.
Working with David was very enjoyable. His knowledge was appreciated and gave me great comfort handing over this project. He went far beyond my expectations. He fixed the poor job done by the house builder to make the paint in my master bath look clean. Master bedroom was black and he was able to paint it a light color without any evidence of the dark color. Child’s bedroom had 4 colors and needed to be sanded in order for the paint to be smooth. He takes pride in his work and it shows. Would highly recommend and will hire again.
Adel Z.
We wanted quick but professional paint job. The whole job took about 2 weeks from requesting a proposal to finish. The work was complete in two days (family room, kitchen and garage). I liked the fact that they called after the work was done to follow up and make sure we were happy. I would not hesitate to hire these guys again. Kirk loves to paint!
Patti g.
I appreciate the promptness,professionalism and have already discussed future projects...if you interior or exterior painting,paul is your wont be disappointed
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
Thumbtack Customer
These guys made having my house painted enjoyable. With a small child in the house, they worked around everything and were extremely considerate. I'd definitely hire them again.
EK PaintingEK Painting
Michael S.
A fantastic experience. Jen is great. Made the process easy and took care of the horrible paint job that was there before and covered it as if by magic. I’ll have her back for shutters and other rooms when I’m ready.
360 Painting of York County360 Painting of York County
Jaime E.
After having a bit of sticker shock from other vendors, I reached out to Corporate Express to see if they could help. Kendra was extremely quick to respond AND got my project scheduled for completion within 2 days of my request. When Josh arrived, he was very nice. I showed him what had to be painted and away he went! Not a drop of paint ended anywhere but the walls. He did a very clean job with cutting and made sure everything was wiped down before he started. Everything looks SO much better. We had a nice time chatting throughout the day as well, which was a nice bonus! In addition to the paint, I provided some supplies to help offset the estimate they gave me. I would definitely use Corporate Express again.
Corporate ExpressCorporate Express
Gigi S.
The services were excellent and very timely. David is the king of professionalism. Integrity. Cleaniness and he is the Paint Master. The house looks brand new and exceeds ALL of my expectations. A master painter and exceptional professional. A gifted painter! Omg. Breath taking!
Patrick G.
Jose and his crew did a fantastic job on my home. Painted the entire interior of my home in just under a week. I didn't have to lift a finger. Sprayed the doors and trim, looks fantastic, no overspray. His prep work was impeccable. Got three estimates, he wasnt the cheapest, but based on his reviews and professionalism, he got the job. I am so glad I made the right decision. Everything went as planned, no issues. Thank you Jose for a stress free painting, and I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family, and use you in the future.
Miller The Artist of PaintMiller The Artist of Paint
Brandon C.
David of DC painting is an even better person than he is painter and he did a fantastic job on our exterior project. He communicates great, worked really hard, and paid close attention to details. I would recommend him a million times over!
Sarah D.
We had some work done in our kitchen and areas were patched and needed sanded/repainted. DC did a great job preparing the patched areas so that you can’t even tell they were there after being painted. DC was fast, clean, easy to communicate with, and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!
Nicholas E.
This guy and his team made more of a mess at home than good. I had to pay cleaners extra to get the paint off my hardwood floors and also a plumber to fix the bathroom sink that was left clogged because they used it to wash their brushes. Pass on these guys and find someone else to do your job. Don’t make my mistake!
Rudy’s Construction LLCRudy’s Construction LLC
Josh K.
We contacted Paul about getting some exterior trim work retouched and painted at our house. He was super quick to reach out and give us an estimate. He was able to fit us in the next day and was here when he said he would be, he did excellent work. We will definitely have him back for some additional work.
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
Jo B.
Working with Paul has been a pleasure. What started as a “simple” basement repaint turned into repainting our whole finished basement, the full bath down there as well as doing the whole ceiling throughout. He did an absolutely fantastic job getting rid of the ugly green/cream that was down there to create a light and airy living space. He was also very neat and clean. My family and I highly recommend A Touch of Paint and Paul Hardy.
A Touch of PaintA Touch of Paint
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