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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 Sumter painters
Robert C.
Hired this company for 2 jobs and they knocked it out of the park. Would highly recommend them to anyone Looking for a painting job!
A.A.G painters in action LLCA.A.G painters in action LLC
Lillie H.
I would definitely use them again, when I need painting again, good job excellent work.
Mell&Howa LLCMell&Howa LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great price, great service, great results. Nick came out the next day to provide a quote, painted the entire house on short notice and matched the paint colors. The results are outstanding. He accommodated our very short notice/crazy schedule, working around our packers and cleaning ladies. Thanks Nick and team.
A Splash of Class Painting & DesignA Splash of Class Painting & Design
Pamela M.
A.A.G. Was amazing to work with. They fit me in because I needed the work done right away and spent an entire day at my house because I requested some extra painting. They did an outstanding job, and were courteous and professional the entire time. They went above and beyond and I highly recommend them!
A.A.G painters in action LLCA.A.G painters in action LLC
Mary F.
Sam was very patient with me as I can be a bit picky. He not only did the painting but he also installed a shower, counter top, new window in the shower, installed new fans, outlets and switches along with the light fixture in the bathroom. I was impressed with how much he could do and how wonderfully he did it all.
Sam PetersSam Peters
Barbra W.
I highly recommend Venacio’s work! They came and gave me a fair estimate on painting a newly built porch. They were prompt, professional and polite. They worked with me in all aspects of the job. They were extremely neat, careful of surrounding plants and landscaping. I can’t praise these painters strongly enough. I would definitely use Venacio’s again if the need ever arises. Definitely a 10 out of 10!!
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Camila M.
We hired Mr. Najera for exterior painting and repair on the eaves of our home, also a door replacement and screen replacements on our porch, along with some small repair jobs inside the home. We are 100% pleased with his quality of work and professionalism and would recommend his services to anyone considering his business. His pricing is very reasonable and demonstrates dedicated workmanship. We will certainly consider him for any future project we may have on our home and will be recommending him to our family and friends.
Najera's Small Projects LLCNajera's Small Projects LLC
Yolanda P.
From the initial contact, my experience working with this company was fantastic! Jair was instrumental in getting me a quote. He explained that the might quite take longer than usual because of scheduling but he would get it as soon as possible. Jair did so in about 4 days. But once I agreed, the work started next day. The team came in like a hurricane, getting the job done. My 2,276 SF hone was painted in 1 day and a half!! The team was professional and most importantly clean up behind themselves. When the job was completed, Jair asked me to check as he did to make did he meet my expectation. This team far exceeded my expectations! My home is beautiful and I am looking forward to having his team finish more home projects in the near future. Thank you Jair!! Once recieved
A.A.G painters in action LLCA.A.G painters in action LLC
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