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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 Pawtucket painters
Matthew R.
Did an excellent job painting roughly nine different rooms in my new house. An outstanding price, he was a true professional. I’ve hired many painters in the past and none have come close in comparison. I highly recommend Done Rite Painting for your next job without hesitation. Quality of work was excellent.
Done Rite PaintingDone Rite Painting
Kyndra S.
My first time using Thumbtack and I couldn’t be happier. Harry responded back to my request within 24-hours and came by for the estimate a few days later. His quote was very reasonable and was able to start right after the holiday weekend. The room is huge, with high ceilings, skylights, crown moulding and lots of windows. Even with a large painting project going on in my house, everything remained very clean. Never any paint splattered or supplies left around in the way. He was on time every day and finished sooner than I expected. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product and would hire him for any painting projects I have in the future.
Jenkins painting and home improvementJenkins painting and home improvement
Keith G.
Just hired Adam from done right painting couldn’t be happier with the quality of work,professionalism,and overall knowledge of his trade. I will definitely be passing his name along to all family and friends that are looking to improve their homes
Done Rite PaintingDone Rite Painting
Tracy J.
Carlos was a pleasure to work with, great communication. Job got a bit delayed due to several days of rain, but he always kept in touch. The newly painted house trim looks great and I felt as though his pricing was very fair.
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Jennifer N.
Juan did immaculate work in my house. I am very pleased with the quality of his skills. He painted my stairs/risers, hallway, and other areas of my home. His work is extremely neat and sharp! I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Jay I.
Where do I start?! I hire Rob to paint our new house and he gave our new house an awesome new look with his painting skill. We receive compliments from everyone that visit our new house! He's very patient, thorough and very open to accepting changes without nagging about price during project. His professionalism is unmatched with anyone that I have worked with. He also helped with other household appliance hookup such as our new dish washer, range oven and even our washer and dryer without asking for additional fee up front. There was a time he used his money to buy a part to fix my kitchen sink (I was amazed by his kind effort). He didn't even ask for reimbursement but of course I had to reimburse him for being so dedicated to his customers. I am very happy with the job he did on our new house and I already have another project scheduled in this summer with him. Hire Rob for your next project (small or big) and see for yourself, he's outstandingly great at what he does. I have recommended him to friends and relatives and I will continue to recommend him to everyone I know. Thanks Rob for aiding the optics of our new house! -Jay
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