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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 Columbia painters
Keith S.
Did a great job painting our kitchen cabinets. Would recommend them!
Jack Of All TradesJack Of All Trades
Dixon J.
Got one room painted. Team was on point, got the job done in a reasonable time.
Hall's House Cleaning & Painting LLCHall's House Cleaning & Painting LLC
Keith S.
Excellent to work with. Did a great job painting! Would recommend him and would hire him again.
Maintenance ProMaintenance Pro
Cynthia B.
Lisa did a little MORE than expected, painted and patched. I will definitely be calling her back.
Lisa HLisa H
Victoria H.
Quality painting was able to get to me job in a very reasonable amount of time. They do excellent wall prep and repairs. Painted my whole house in a week while we were still living in it. Quite a feat. Extremely reasonable in pricing. My home looks wonderful. Would definitely recommend.
Quality Painting ServicesQuality Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
We had the entire interior of our house painted. Brent's company was very punctual. Each morning arriving before 8am. They did a great job. We are very pleased. The house had several repairs required before painting could begin. These were all done perfectly. I would highly recommend their services.
Jack Of All TradesJack Of All Trades
Thumbtack Customer
Omar and his team painted indoor and outdoor of a circa 1900 Victorian home. He was on time, respectful and very easy to work with. I'll definitely hire him again.
Victoria H.
Jeff responded very quickly. Was able to get to my project the next day! Painted a room with lots of trim. It looks wonderful. Very fair pricing also. Would definitely recommend.
Maintenance ProMaintenance Pro
Cindy S.
Mendez painting were fantastic! I needed someone in a crunch and they care through , professional , clean and did a great job for a good price. Very friendly and helped me with something else in the house at no charge
Mendez PaintingMendez Painting
Brett N.
I would have checked all five things if I could. They are the best painters I’ve used in Maury County. Family owned. Excellent communication skills. I’ve already hired them for a bigger painting project.
Najera paintingNajera painting
Amber M.
I had 4 rooms that needed extensive crack repair as well as painting the ceiling, walls, and trim. These guys were extremely responsive and prompt and got the job done in less than 3 days. I would definitely recommend!
Najera paintingNajera painting
Michelle S.
I was in another state while she painted my home, which made it a little difficult. Dina was very pleasant to work with through the whole process. I would hire her again if I have another need a painter.
Anatoly & Sons PaintingAnatoly & Sons Painting
Linda F.
Wonderful experience with Daniel and his helper. Arrived early Friday morning. Taped and covered all my furniture great. I had bad holes on 2 windows where previous owner had 3 pair of curtains on each window. I did not have the strength to remove them and he gladly did. Cannot tell there was ever a hole. Paint job in den with cathedral ceiling, bathroom, entrance hall and another hall is beautiful. Around 2:30, they were cleaning up, swept up floors and cleaned up great. I would highly recommend Daniel and his crew to anyone. So glad, I went to Thumbtack once again to find professional people. I forgot to mention after getting other quotes, Daniel was by far the most reasonable. Home looks so pretty this morning.
Solutions paint specialistSolutions paint specialist
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