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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 Summerville painters
Lola H.
I was so impressed with Chris, owner of Southern Home Paint. He is polite, professional and reassuring. I had my entire downstairs painted. There were 7 rooms all together. He made sure his team was prompt on the day scheduled and after confirming paint colors, his team immediately started. They were efficient and quick. They also were careful to cover everything. The finished project is excellent!! I also had my kitchen cabinets painted and the result is the cabinets look brand new. I would highly recommend Southern Home Paint.
Southern Home Paint ExpertsSouthern Home Paint Experts
Sabrina W.
Reginaldo did a great job on a project that I started but was unable to complete. He painted a half bath and it looks great. I will definitely use him again for my painting projects.
Reginaldo PaintingReginaldo Painting
Gail P.
Very pleased with timely manner in which our house was painted.
Tri County Paint Masters LLCTri County Paint Masters LLC
Kimberly K.
Heili was fantastic! We moved from out of state, but have had to go back and forth a lot for a few weeks. We purchased a new build, and wanted a couple accent walls...but, we just didn't have time with the out of state move. Heili was a breeze to work with! I sent her the paint color for each room/wall. She bought the paint, sent pics of receipt, and coordinated with our builder supervisor to be let in to have painted before we moved down permanently. She made everything stress free and easy...and the outcome was beautiful. I can't tell the difference with her painting and the builders painting. We would definitely use Heili again, and recommend her 100%!
Myriad Designs LLCMyriad Designs LLC
Richard J.
I needed someone to paint and touch up my crown molding and fortunately found Jared. He was prompt to respond and quoted me an excellent price. The work is quality and I would highly recommend him for painting crown molding.
Rozenek Painting ServicesRozenek Painting Services
Michelle S.
Southern Mansions did an amazing job painting my front doors, shutters and kitchen cabinets! I highly recommend them! Communication was excellent and I am overjoyed with the results! We will be using them for our future painting needs!
Southern MansionsSouthern Mansions
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Steve's Painting to paint several rooms in our new house and are extremely pleased with their work. We were in a hurry to get the painting started and Steve and Amber worked us into their schedule right away. Their prices were very competitive and their crew arrived on time each day and were very friendly and professional. The painters made sure I was happy with each room and even did some extra touch up painting on the trim in order to make the finished product perfect. I am so pleased that we hired a smaller, local company and got the personal attention we were looking for!
Steve's PaintingSteve's Painting
Nancy D.
Homegrown did a great job on painting our home. Even when I did not like the color we chose, he willingly came right back out and repainted the body for a reasonable extra cost. We highly recommend this company for your painting needs.
Homegrown Enterprises LLCHomegrown Enterprises LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nick and Justine did an excellent job. I have hired them to paint another house.
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Natalie S.
Did not complete the work requested and left my home a mess with dried paint left on floor.
Handy ExpressHandy Express
Tracy S.
Kevin did an amazing job painting the interior of our entire house! I could tell from the moment he came to give an estimate that he was a perfectionist and had experience! He quickly responded to all of my questions and was fair in his pricing. He sent a video of the progress as we were not in the home at the time the work was being done! I thought that was such a nice touch! The guys he brought with him were very polite and worked very hard and did an amazing job! They painted all of our interior doors Black and I absolutely LOVE it! Highly recommend Kevin if you are looking for paint services! I’m currently considering having him come back to paint our kitchen cabinets!
Cheryl S.
Brent was very responsive, professional and personable. He and his worker did great work scraping and painting my trim
Homegrown Enterprises LLCHomegrown Enterprises LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Splash of Class painted my entry way, hallway, and living room. They offered great advice about which color/paint style to choose! They came on a Saturday for a estimate and were able to do the job on that following Wednesday. The job was completed in less than 5 hours and they did a wonderful job! I would definitely recommend them.
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Marie P.
We had two rooms painted. Service was great, he was punctual, and the finished product looks terrific. Will be using him again!
Reginaldo PaintingReginaldo Painting
Nicholas M.
Did four rooms for my house. Took 2 days. The work is great. Would definitely recommend to anyone for painting needs.
Reginaldo PaintingReginaldo Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Adam did an excellent job painting the interior and garage of our new home. He was prompt, completed the job within the time frame he initially gave us, was very reasonable on cost, and was polite and professional. He did a fabulous job and our interior paint looks amazing. We will definitely use him again and would recommend him.
Home Improvements SolutionsHome Improvements Solutions
Olivia S.
Nick was a very nice & professional. He made my husband and I feel very comfortable having him in our home with our dog and 6 month old baby. He did an excellent job painting. He was quick and efficient and his color recommendation was spot on. Without question I would hire him again for future painting needs.
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Thumbtack Customer
Steve and his crew were professional, timely, clean, and did an excellent job painting our home. We could not have picked a better company!
Steve's PaintingSteve's Painting
A. M.
Very professional and friendly. Was able to respond quickly for a quote and worked in an extra room we'd forgotten to initially request. Paint job was perfect. Very quiet and respectful.
Trusty Brush PaintingTrusty Brush Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Robert to paint my mother's kitchen. He responded promptly to the job listing, followed up with me right away, came to my mother's house to assess the job and quote it the very next day. He was able to work with my mother's schedule to get the work done, was extremely polite, and did a great job. This was a great experience, and I'll call Robert in the future with any other painting needs.
Robert Sparrow Residential  & Aerial PhotographyRobert Sparrow Residential & Aerial Photography
Sharron H.
John was wonderful! He got in there and got the job done! Very polite and business like! Cassandra, also wonderful partner, painting is their talent! If you need a painter call John!
LowCountry Home InnovationsLowCountry Home Innovations
Tim P.
Jared provided great painting services. He showed up on time every day and finished the job on time. Neighbors have stopped by asking me for his contact information.
Rozenek Painting ServicesRozenek Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the job that Justin has done in my home. He completed a huge trim job for me and also helped me with a few handyman chores. I'm very impressed with his painting. He cleans everything up, there's no mess while he works, he's very polite. I would and will be recommending him out to my entire neighborhood and anyone that needs painting and handyman services. His prices are also extremely fair.
Cosby Cooling & Painting, LLCCosby Cooling & Painting, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John was highly professional; he did an outstanding job painting my entire main floor open floor plan. My living space is transformed! I would highly recommend him and will definitely hire him again!
Trusty Brush PaintingTrusty Brush Painting
Thumbtack Customer
First let me say he was very polite. He's a very nice man. However we were unable to wait on him after he failed to cancel his appointment. As we were busy that next week. He said he would make it up and was sorry, but his excuse was flimsy as he said since it was raining he couldn't paint our indoor foyer. My husband took off work to be home and when he didn't show my husband was not very pleased. We painted it ourselves and enjoyed the weekend working together.
Patriarch Painting LLCPatriarch Painting LLC
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