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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 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 does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

Reviews for North Charleston painters
Kathy L.
Steve's Painting accommodated our employees' schedule by painting at night. This was very important to our business. They also responded quickly to any concerns or questions. We are pleased with the outcome of the project.
Steve's PaintingSteve's Painting
Matt C.
Sam gave me a quote the same day I reached out. His team painted my entire house in 1 day. Out of all the work I had done to my house recently, the painting was what I was happiest with.
Sam PetersSam Peters
Kristin G.
Christian delivered a high quality paint job quickly and left the room clean! He was extremely nice and great to work with and he can do more than paint! I highly recommend him and I knew no one having just moved here and took a chance with him and I am very very pleased!
CHRISTAN MUNOZCHRISTAN MUNOZ
Vickie O.
Brent and his team painted our interior today and it looks great. They are very punctual , professional, a great job, even cleaned up after themselves. So glad we found Homegrown Enterprises LLC! Will definitely use them for any painting needs in the future. I would give them a 10 star if it was an option. Can’t say enough good about this team!
Homegrown Enterprises LLCHomegrown Enterprises LLC
Katie M.
Great work and communication at a great price. Painted white picket and stained privacy fence. Work was done well and done quickly. Very responsive. Definitely recommend.
Southern  Appearance LLC.Southern Appearance LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff painted our Master Bedroom and Bathroom and did a fantastic job! He is a very hard worker and finished the job in 2 days. I would definitely use him again.
Miller PaintingMiller Painting
Kathy B.
The team at 35N, Sam, Tristen and Raymond responded immediately to my request for an estimate. They worked with me on my color choices and explained all of the finishes I could choose from. They were on time every day, took their shoes off when entering the home and were very professional. In 2 and 1/2 days the painting was finished and my new home looks magnificent! I would highly recommend this company for your interior painting! Thanks guys, you are truly amazing!
35 North Painting & Drywall35 North Painting & Drywall
Robin D.
Call them for a estimate, I have the whole room painted. I just needed them to touch up where I couldn’t get she stated 125.00 for what? I wouldn’t recommend for them to a dog!!
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Scotlyn C.
Kevin worked to completely renovate a house for us - flooring, painting, plumbing, and a number of other items. He was always on time, responsive for calls and delivered quality work. We would absolutely hire him again and recommend him.
Kevin GrantKevin Grant
Thumbtack Customer
I am pleased with Mr Miller's work on my house. I am in the process of selling my home and he was hired to paint the outside of the home. I now feel the property will make a good impression with potential buyers.
Miller PaintingMiller Painting
Megan S.
We highly recommend Jared! He did an amazing job painting the interior of our home as well as our front door. He was punctual, communicative and we are very happy with the quality of his work. We will be using him again in the future for sure!
Rozenek Painting ServicesRozenek Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
Wow Wow what an amazing job getting my home in show class conditions. Very professional and he got the job done on time! Would recommend Adam to any who need a home improvement! I can't believe the transformation with the quality paint job!!!!
Home Improvements SolutionsHome Improvements Solutions
Juanita P.
Raul was a godsend. The first quote I received from a different painter was twice as much as what Raul ultimately charged me. My bedroom is exactly what I asked him to do and it looks amazing. I will call him again. I have a whole house to paint and I’m impressed by his work ethic, how clean he kept my master while painting and his associate was all work as well. He was very punctual and got right to work when he arrived. They didn’t take a break until they were almost finished. No fuss with this experience at all. I would definitely recommend Raul to anyone who needs a professional painter for a reasonable price.
Reginaldo painting.Reginaldo painting.
Scott M.
Look elsewhere for a company to perform any painting. I am a very easy going person and usually never fuss. However every time a concern of mine was made, the owners reply always was the deal that i received. Let me tell you about my alleged deal. The bid was made however after I accepted he made me aware that I was responsible for materials. In addition he also purchased water and tools that are not material. Even more, I had to rent scaffolding. Paint spray was left everywhere and had to have the company back out to stain my hardwood because the floors were not covered properly. Ceiling fans, shades and lights all left with paint spray on them, crooked or light cover broken. Last but certainly not least the owner was aware I had just re-seeded my lawn. His guys continuously threw chemicals in my front yard that I’m Mey killed the grass. Add everything up and the so called”deal” was significantly more than the competition. I wasn’t going to leave a bad review but the last grass kill on their way out from fixing my floors was the last straw.
Reginaldo painting.Reginaldo painting.
Christi D.
I hired Brenton to paint a FROG and stairway. He was very responsive and came very quickly for a quote and was able to set up a day that worked well for me. He came with a few other workers and the project was done faster then expected, which was excellent. I do think the work that Brenton did himself was excellent. His employees were working on the stairway and after they left I noticed paint on the carpet on almost every step. I contacted Brenton and he did offer to come back out to clean up the stairs, I was going out of town the next day so I told him I would handle that myself. A day or so later my house sitter sent me pictures of my yard beside my house. They had rinsed out the paint cans and proceeded to dumped them, and a bunch of painters tape on my side yard. Neither of which are good for the environment. I contacted Brenton again and he said he would stop by to clean it up, he never showed. When I arrived back from my trip a week later, the mess was still there.
Homegrown Enterprises LLCHomegrown Enterprises LLC
Ryan T.
Chris was extremely responsive and able to take care of everything from a paint job, to bed assembly, to chandelier instillation. His prices are very fair and his eagerness to help in any aspect possible was greatly appreciated. I would absolutely recommend Low Tide Handyman Services for any project in which they are capable of providing services for- which seems to be limitless.
Low Tide Handyman Services LLCLow Tide Handyman Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff helped me with some drywall repair and painting. He was able to cover a dark red wall well and did a nice job on the trim work. Very patient as I added a days worth of work once he got started. He was always there on time and came back till the job was complete. I'll use Jeff again and would reccomend him. Thanks Jeff!
Miller PaintingMiller Painting
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