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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 Providence painters
Camille O.
My experience with ma and pops painting was beyond exceptional and they did a wonderful job painting our new home. We will be using them again for sure!!
Ma and pops painting llcMa and pops painting llc
Bridget E.
Emanuel and his team were great to work with. He was quick to respond to our request for an estimate, provided a very reasonable quote, and did a wonderful job on our interior painting project. We would definitely work with DL Painting again for any future painting needs.
DL Painting LLCDL Painting LLC
Andis R.
Rainbow Painting Pro did some interior painting for us (3 rooms), and we have absolutely no complaints. They were responsive and communicative from the get go, were punctual, and gave us beautifully painted rooms in a efficient timeframe. Highly recommend and will definitely hire again for future projects!
Rainbow Painting Pro LLCRainbow Painting Pro LLC
Joel D.
Marcelo did a very good job painting my Aluminum Sided Home.
Unity Painting and Handyman ServicesUnity Painting and Handyman Services
Ruth G.
Anthony and his team from Classic Coating did a wonderful job painting our condo. Anthony was very responsive, even responding on evenings and weekends. I would definitely use them again and highly recommend them for all painting jobs.
Classic Coatings Inc.Classic Coatings Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Exterior painting of private home completed to full satisfaction. Great crew. Respectful. Open to suggestions and recommendations. Very much focused on doing an excellent job in a timely fashion. Very thorough. Squeezed in basement painting during rainy days. Able to coordinate with associated carpenter to repair some rotten moldings. Emmanuel the owner of Daluz painting really wonderful to work with. Would recommend this company to anyone. Willing to give personal reference.
DL Painting LLCDL Painting LLC
Desiree G.
Quoted me 960 in labor when everyone else quoted 300 for labor and paint.
M&M Professional PaintersM&M Professional Painters
MacGregor K.
Adam painted a bedroom in our home. He was excellent from start to finish. Adam is professional. He pays attention to details (neat, straight lines and perfect corners!), communicates well, responsive, punctual and leaves the room clean. We'll hire him for another painting project in the near future. After selecting him on Thumbtack, he contacted us immediately and set up a time to look at the project and provide a quote. He determined that the cracking plaster horsehair ceiling needed replacing. We asked for a referral and recommended a excellent person to take this on. Adam provided us with a reasonable room painting quote with several options. The entire job (replacing ceiling and painting) was completed two weeks later. The room looks great! We couldn't be happier with the results and will not hesitate to hire him for a future painting project.
Done Rite PaintingDone Rite Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jimmy's Painting and Repairs was just the company we were looking for to complete some last minute outdoor painting before winter set in. We called and Jimmy was at our house the next day to give us a quote, and the porch and deck were painted two days later. His charge was very reasonable and his work complete. We would definitely use his services again and would recommend him to friends. Thanks Jimmy!
Jimmy's Painting & Repairs LLCJimmy's Painting & Repairs LLC
Thumbtack Customer
DL painting did excellent work on the exterior of our house. Aside from painting the exterior, they also replaced shingles, did extensive carpentry work on our front porch and painted our garage. They worked all day long until the evening hours. Our neighbors are impressed with the finished work and we get compliments from passers-by. DL was professional, courteous and even agreed to change the color after they had primed most of the house already. I'd hire them again and I've recommended them to friends.
DL Painting LLCDL Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Rafael painted the entire interior of our 2+ story house as we prepped for a sale. We were very pleased with the result, as was our real estate agent. Rafael & Co. were excellent communicators, worked with our needs and budget, and were very flexible. Also their bid was very competitive. Their prep work and clean up was great, and the painting was highly professional. We also hired them to clean the house, but the cleaning was not as thorough as the painting. I believe that was due to a miscommunication; be sure to discuss in detail the extent of the cleaning.
Belfort PaintingBelfort Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jimmy and his crew did a great job painting our house, and he did it in record time! His rate was beyond reasonable. He showed up promptly at 9 every day and didn't stop until the work was done. We're very happy with our spiffy new paint job!
Jimmy's Painting & Repairs LLCJimmy's Painting & Repairs LLC
Steven H.
Maddalena painting did a great job painting my entire house so that I could list it. I was very happy with the price and the quality of work. They were even able to start earlier than expected and work around projects I had to still complete. I would recommend them to my friends.
Maddalena PaintingMaddalena Painting
Kathy R.
They did some interior paint work for us and I cannot say enough about the high level of professionalism and attention to detail!
M&M Professional PaintersM&M Professional Painters
Danielle B.
Jesse was helpful from the start – he came out the same day as my request to give me a quote for painting my whole downstairs, then got me in quickly for the following week. He knew I was pretty budget-conscious, so he was transparent the whole time and helped me prioritize where his time would be best spent. He filled holes, sanded down imperfections, and scraped off bumps in the old layers of paint before painting a fresh white that really opens it up – my walls are brand new. Thank you!
Triathlete paintingTriathlete painting
Thumbtack Customer
Antonio did an excellent job painting a ceiling that had a water stain. When he was finished the stain was gone not and the ceiling looked great.
Rodrigues Painting IncRodrigues Painting Inc
Tyler B.
Zero issues. Had some awful contractor experiences and working with Royals was such a relief. Painting was done well, on time, and was in my budget. Thanks guys!
Royals Painting CompanyRoyals Painting Company
John M.
Jimmy and his crew did an amazing job helping my house look brand new. They painted my home and refinished my decks. They were on time or early every day and finished the work in 4 days. They did whatever was necessary to make sure I was satisfied. They did such a great job my neighbor hired them on the spot and had their house painted too! Great work!
Jimmy's Painting & Repairs LLCJimmy's Painting & Repairs LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent preparation for the job -- moving furniture, repairing walls, etc. -- and excellent quality painting of ceiling, walls and trim. Job done in less time than anticipated.
M&M Professional PaintersM&M Professional Painters
Peter T.
Excellent job getting my condo painted. Very knowledgeable about home remodeling, and I got him to do my cabinets too. Great value
Cleynira construction & RemodelingCleynira construction & Remodeling
Laura N.
I am so happy with the results! The team painted the majority of my house in one day, and came back for touch ups until the job was perfect. Highly recommend!
Cruz PaintingCruz Painting
Thumbtack Customer
My daughter loves her new room. thanks for the good work and quick work. i love that you were able to get the room painted right away
Jimmy's Painting & Repairs LLCJimmy's Painting & Repairs LLC
Ruobing C.
Cody and his crew did an excellent job in a timely manner. They worked very hard and the painting turns out fabulous. We look forward to work with him again!
Cleynira construction & RemodelingCleynira construction & Remodeling
Diego T.
Charles and his associate Jay did a good job on our ceiling painting project. It was a quick one but they were always on time, polite, accommodating and respectful. Very competitive price!
The Shorrow GroupThe Shorrow Group
Lisbet B.
Highly responsive, professional, and friendly with great team and attitude! Thanks to Clarido, I was able to get my whole place painted on a tight timeline and it looks fantastic! Thank you!
Cleynira construction & RemodelingCleynira construction & Remodeling
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