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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 Charleston painters
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Krause painted our entire townhome for us and did a terrific job. His price was fair and we are very pleased with the quality of his work. I can recommend Krause Painting for interior painting needs. We will call him again if we have future painting needs.
Krause PaintingKrause Painting
Betty N.
Project: Removed popcorn from LR, DR, and hallway; paint ceilings (including high cathedral ceiling in LR; paint walls in LR, and paint double built-in bookcases/cabinets. I am very pleased with the Splash of Class Painting team. They were detail-oriented -- did a fabulous job of caulking nail holes, dings, etc. in drywall. They took great care in protecting my furniture and floors from paint spatters. They worked steadily and finished the job in 2 days, as proposed. I recommend Nick and Justine very highly.
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Gabe S.
Great experience with ABC painting! Excellent work, friendly, helpful, cost-effective, and did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend this service for any painting exterior or interior!
ABC PaintingABC Painting
McKenna J.
Excellent paint job and very efficient. Highly recommend.
Movar LlcMovar Llc
April B.
Rozenek Painting did job painting our offices it was just the facelift we needed. They started on time, worked around everyone else working and got the job done fast. Highly recommend!
Rozenek Painting ServicesRozenek Painting Services
Mark P.
I hired them to paint the bathroom of my office and I decided to paint the entire building inside and out, their work is amazing. It was a great experience dealing with them. I recommend them 100%.
Movar LlcMovar Llc
Thumbtack Customer
Andy and his team did an absolutely fantastic job! I would highly recommend his company to anyone looking for a first class paint job and painting company. There are very few people left that put their customers needs first, pride themselves on professionalism, and are truly focused on customer service. Patriarch Painting should be your first and only call!
Patriarch Painting LLCPatriarch Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great to work with. Painted our house and did a great job.
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
James M.
Super crew, did an awesome job painting an accent wall for us.
Low Tide Handyman Services LLCLow Tide Handyman Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nick and his crew did a spectacular job painting the interior of our home. They were very professional, and did really great work. They we're punctual, very personable, and paid great attention to detail. They worked fast and efficiently. I would definitely recommend A Splash Of Class to anyone needing painting done, and I will be hiring them again for any other painting needed in the future.
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff was a pleasure to work with. From working around our schedule and being very prompt with any communication we had. He painted a stairway/hallway and our master bath. He went the extra mile buy removing fixtures, a mirror, and lights. You couldn't even tell and the paint around those items looked seamless instead of something that was painted around. The best part of it all was that the job was a turnkey and the price great. We picked the colors, he got the paint, and then he came out to do an excellent job. If you need a painter, Jeff Miller Painting is who you should use. We are already planning to have him come back and do more work in the next couple of months.
Miller PaintingMiller Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Adam went over and above in his finishing of my renovation. He did some drywall finishing and interior painting. He was punctual, well-mannered, and extremely careful and neat in his painting. A-1 Experience All-Around !!!
Home Improvements SolutionsHome Improvements Solutions
Susan G.
Brent and his team did a FANTASTIC job painting my fence -- it looks great and I couldn't be happier! Very professional, worked efficiently and got the job done quick! I highly recommend Homegrown Enterprises for your painting needs!
Homegrown Enterprises LLCHomegrown Enterprises LLC
Allison A.
My house looks beautiful, they came to paint few new cabinets and I hired them to paint the interior of the house, and pressure wash the exterior. I will definitely hire them again for any other project. Thank you 100% recommended.
Movar LlcMovar Llc
Sean L.
Great experience with Mr. Davidson and his team. They were very professional and accommodating on our exterior brick house painting project. I really appreciate their attention to detail and commitment to doing the job right. My wife and I highly recommend Next Painting!
Next PaintingNext Painting
Natalia C.
He did a great job painting a room for us. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Rozenek Painting ServicesRozenek Painting Services
Brianne S.
Brent and his team are efficient, fairly priced and did a good job with our interior paint!
Homegrown Enterprises LLCHomegrown Enterprises LLC
Ryan A.
Highly recommend! Five star company and guys. Reginaldo did a fantastic job paying attention to all details and making sure the painting was all done with excellence. He painted both the inside and outside of my home downtown and we will be hiring him again for years to come!
Reginaldo painting.Reginaldo painting.
Marilyn J.
John did an absolutely fantastic job painting my ENTIRE townhouse. It hadn't been painted in years and was in great need of his help! I needed help in picking out colors as I'm not much of a decorator! Also, he was very accommodating as several unexpected delays occurred. He"s very professional but also very friendly and personable and I count him as a friend now. Please, DO NOT hesitate to give him a chance to paint whatever you need.
Trusty Brush PaintingTrusty Brush Painting
Natasha T.
I highly recommend Reginaldo Painting, very friendly and professional. I hired them to paint my family room and bedroom. I am beyond satisfied with the results. So much so that I will be calling them back for my next project, and have already referred a friend.
Reginaldo painting.Reginaldo painting.
Thumbtack Customer
They were perfect gentleman and did a great job repairing and painting water damage in a very old house.
Jerry's I'll Fix ItJerry's I'll Fix It
Cheryl N.
Reggie is a perfectionist, he takes great pride in his work. He painted the entire interior and exterior of our home and we couldn’t be happier. He was punctual, respectful and reasonable. Would absolutely recommend him and his team for any painting project. We will certainly use him in the future.
Reginaldo painting.Reginaldo painting.
Preston F.
Mike was able to squeeze me in on such short notice, which really helped me out. My house is Hardiplank Siding and I've had some issues with the paint flaking and the color fading out. Mike and his crew did a impressive job!!! They pressure washed, caulked the joints and painted with Acrylic Latex Primer Paint (which I highly recommend) it's a little more expensive but definitely the way to go when it comes to Hardiplank. These guys know what they're doing and the quality of work speaks for itself!
Tri County Paint Masters LLCTri County Paint Masters LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Steve and Amber were great to work with. My office looks so much better with fresh new paint!
Steve's PaintingSteve's Painting
Cody P.
Michael did a wonderful job at a great price. I will definitely use him again for all my painting needs.
Michael McVeyMichael McVey
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