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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Mount Pleasant interior painters
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff did a great job painting the interior of our home. I highly recommend him!
Miller PaintingMiller Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Interior and exterior deck painting. Excellent quality paint and painting. Price was significantly lower than all other quotes. Good communication and follow up through the process. Will be using Nick again!
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic job repainting interior walls. Jeff Miller was prompt, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Price was below that of competitors, and quality of work was top notch. Would definitely recommend to anyone in need of a painting contractor.
Miller PaintingMiller Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I live in California & I have rental property in Mt. Pleasant. I was coming to Charleston to get the home ready for new tenants. There was a small window to get the place painted & it needed to happen quickly. Jeff was amazing. He was on time, super helpful, and did a wonderful job painting the interior. I'll definitely use him again!
Miller PaintingMiller Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired them to paint the interior of our new house and I am very pleased with the outcome. They were easy to work with, completed the job early and cleaned up before leaving. I will definitely hire them for my next project.
Steve's PaintingSteve's Painting
Angie C.
Completed an interior painting project with John last week and could not possibly recommend a more thoughtful, polite, seasoned professional. John is very thorough and clean while his attention to detail is spot on! My project spanned 5 days and it was refreshing to enjoy the company of a professional painter throughout the week. Would absolutely hire John again.
Trusty Brush PaintingTrusty Brush Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I rarely do reviews but felt the need to share how wonderful our experience was with A Splash of Class Painting & Design. After having some not so great encounters with interior painters off of this website we thankfully found Nick and his wife Justine. Not only were they priced fairly; they were professional in every aspect. They quickly came to our home and gave us a quote within two days of reaching out to me and within 4 days our entire large space was painted. In addition to the quote they gave us advice on colors. Initially, I was nervous about having someone in our home while I slept after working a night shift as a nurse, but not only were they professional they were also aware of the fact I was sleeping and worked fast but quietly. Nick and Justine are detailed oriented and their work far exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend A splash of Class Painting and design to anyone who is searching for painters and expecting a high quality job. Thank you so much Nick and Justine, we look forward to using you guys again for another job in the future.
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Ryan T.
My wife and I decided we wanted to paint the interior of our home so I got on thumbtack and put out a request. Adam replied and I contacted him for more info. He offered to come out on a Saturday to do a walk-thru with us. We liked him and decided we would go with his Company to do the work.First of all he takes pride in his work and is very knowledgeable .You definitely can tell by watching him and talking to him for a short period of time.He goes the extra mile to cover everything and his attention to detail is superb. He started on Monday am and by Wednesday afternoon was done,walls painted (2 coats) and all trim done. I HIGHLY recommend Adam! We are VERY happy with the finished product and will be having him back out to do our front porch. I have all ready recommended him to my neighbor and a few other friends. I can honestly say you would be making a bad decision if you do not call Adam first.
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