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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for East Providence painters
Thumbtack Customer
Kitchen ,hall and ceilings painted. Sam was very acomadating setting the schedule to paint .Emanuel and his partner did an excellent job prepping and painting Emanuel is very particular making sure very was just perfectt and left everything clean and back in place.very affordable would hire again and recommend, Thank You Florence&Al Ferreira
DL Painting LLCDL Painting LLC
Elyse R.
UPDATE: It is unfortunate that I must leave this updated review for this painter, but I can not have my positive review stay up here any longer. Just ten months after the completion of this project the paint began lifting and cracking all over the exterior of my home. I immediately reached out to the painter, and was told that he would come and take a look at the problem. It is now going on a year, and after a dozen texts and emails, Antonio has still not come over to even look at the house, let alone fix it. I spoke to him at the beginning of 2020 and practically begged him to just come over and look my husband and I in the eye to assure us that he was going to stand behind his work, but he refused to see us, assuring us that he would fix the problem in the spring. I threatened to update my review and this did not seem to bother him in the least. It is now May 1 and I still have not heard a word from him. To make matters worse, I recommended him to friends of our in Cranston, and the same exact thing is happening to their house. He has also given them the run around and has not been to their house to see the issues. I do not like to leave bad reviews as I know how much just one bad review can affect someones business, but I do not know what else to do at this point. I have posted pictures below to show what is happening to our home. I paid over $8000 to Antonio. I was quoted double that from a larger company. Sometimes you get what you pay for. I will be happy to amend my review if this is taken care of immediately. If not my next step will be to report this to Thumbtack. BEST EXPERIENCE!!! OUR HOUSE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED! Our historic 106-year-old house in East Providence was in desperate need of an exterior makeover. Antonio was really passionate about the project at our first meeting and he had the best pricing by far out of four other companies. We loved working with Antonio and Eddie. They were very professional, friendly, and patient with all of my indecisions and delays mostly concerning what color to paint a house that had been yellow for over one hundred years. The house needed a ton of prep work, including a rusty fire escape that we wanted to keep, an antique door we needed to be restored, and a third-floor window that needed to be replaced because of rot. They did an unbelievable job with everything!!! Exceeded our expectations is an understatement. The work was all done in a timely fashion, even with the hellish summer temps and rains. Everything was cleaned up each day, and we really enjoyed getting to know Antonio and Eddie. We are so happy we met them and so grateful for what they did for our family and our home. Time to start on the interior next!!!
Rodrigues Painting IncRodrigues Painting Inc
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