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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 Chattanooga painters
Sri V.
Excellent job! Quality of interior painting is great and we are very pleased with our painting project for kitchen. Work was performed on-schedule and price was reasonable. I would recommend True Colors Custom Painting to anyone.
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Thumbtack Customer
Painted , fixed cracks in walls
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Chris B.
True Colors Custom Painting absolutely exceeded our expectations for quality of work and professionalism. You will NOT be disappointed if you choose them for your next paint project.
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Michael I.
Nathan painted 3 rooms in our house and did an execellant job.
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Thumbtack Customer
Perfection in painting. Rocky's keen eye's lend great attention to details. Professional and courteous. Punctual. Goes above and beyond what is asked of him. I can't say enough of how pleased my husband I of the job he did in our home. With the exception of 2 rooms, he painted the inside of our home and suggested other ideas that turned out beautiful. If there is a wait for his painting services, wait. It is worth the best painting job, ever. Thanks again Rocky. We look forward to working with you again.
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M. D.
We had a great experience with True Colors Custom Painting. Omar and his team were professional, thorough, and helped with every step of our deck painting project from stain selection to shade recommendations. They quoted fairly, finished the job promptly, and were communicative about arrival times and updates. When the project was completed Omar personally inspected the work. We are thrilled with our newly painted deck and highly recommend Omar and his team.
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Thumbtack Customer
Omar did a great job painting several interior rooms. I would definitely hire him.
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Brandon B.
Richard and Johnny and their guys were great. A wonderful value and great results with our interior paint job.
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Haley J.
Omar was great! I am planning on having him paint some more in our house in the future.
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Clarrisa J.
Our living room and hall way look great. I had my brick fireplace painted gray. They also painted all my wooden doors white. They did everything we asked and in a timely manner. I would definitely use them again and recommend. Great Service. Thanks
Richard's PaintingRichard's Painting
Mecca S.
Tomas did a great job painting our house! Was really impressed with the care he took to ensure it was perfect!
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Jessica I.
Daniel was very responsive on Thumbtack and stopped by to evaluate our painting project before quoting. We will definitely be hiring him in the future!
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Brenda H.
I had my living room, entry hall 2 bathrooms and upstairs hallway painted and he did this all in one day! Omar did a great job! I am now currently getting him to repair my chimney and paint it. He charges a very reasonable price too!!! Thanks Omar at True Colors your awesome!!!
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Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding workmanship, ontime and trustworthy. The owner Kane and his crew did a remarkable job painting the interior of my 1500 sq foot home at extremely short notice. I, being new to the area turned to Thumbtack to search for paint contractors and Kane promptly text me with a quote. I definitely will use again and recommend his company.
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Olivia Z.
I love the work done for me! I got my patio and pergola painted and I will definitely hire them again in the future!
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Brad M.
Omar and his team were a pleasure to have in our home! They are kind, considerate and friendly. That is all on top of a very high level of professionalism and quality of work. The project was a total home paint job, from doors to floors to ceilings and every bit of it looks great. This company is the total package and a perfect choice for your painting needs. I will be hiring them again.
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Katrina D.
I was moving into a new place and needed someone to come out right away and paint, before moving my stuff into the apartment. I was very pleased with the responsiveness, always considerate of our time crunch, and hard work by A.A painting. I also think it was a great value for the price. You should know I am a very picky customer, so a four star is a great rating from me. I think this painter is perfect for general painting and all spruce ups. You will be happy with this painter and his pricing . Thank you for doing our job well and in such a timely manner. Very much appreciate it!
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Thumbtack Customer
Rockey did a great job, went above and beyond, and even cleaned the windows for me! Looking forward to having him back to paint the exterior this summer.
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Thumbtack Customer
Donovan and his team did an outstanding job painting the interior walls and trim of my new home. The trim was originally stained and needed proper sanding/priming to allow for paint. The line work is outstanding throughout the house and his team was very careful with the newly finished floors. He also worked over a holiday to complete my job in a timely manner. Thanks for the hard work, guys!!
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Amy W.
Alphonso and his team did an outstanding job painting my fence! I had gone through so many unresponsive painters and contractors find him was a blessing. He was here exactly when he said he would be or earlier. He did a fantastic job within my budget and I know it was done right the first time. I will absolutely be using him for future painting projects.
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Jason P.
Daniel is easy to work with. He painted my window trim, eves, shutters and front door. It looks like a new house. I will be calling him for my next project.
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Thumbtack Customer
Rockey is not only professional and courteous, he is an all around great guy. He did an outstanding job at painting both the interior and exterior of our home. We would highly recommend!
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Kristie B.
Very professional and looks great !! Cain had different areas in the house to paint and did quality work and took his time to make sure it looks great. Will use him in the future
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Lauren S.
Nathan did an outstanding job painting our rental property! He has excellent attention to detail and is wonderful to work with — very responsive and friendly! Would hire him again for home projects in a heartbeat!!
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Linda J.
Omar and his crew do excellent work! I highly recommend True Colors. Love the paint job they did in my bathroom, bedroom , and closet . They also removed popcorn ceiling with great results!
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