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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 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 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 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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Memphis painters
Jacqueline s.
left paint buckets and paint on my floor
CR painting and  home repairsCR painting and home repairs
Morris c.
CR Painting took my house that need some serious painting done and made it new again. I highly recommend CR Painting.
CR painting and  home repairsCR painting and home repairs
Greg E.
It was a great pleasure to have Roses Painting do the painting for me from start to finish .
Rose’s Painting All PRORose’s Painting All PRO
Ana D.
Wow! 901 painting really surprised me today. I just needed a quick painting repair and the came the very same day I reached out and fixed it in no time with a great price. I will hire them for my upcoming paint jobs! Paint is still drying in after picture
901 Painting and Remodeling901 Painting and Remodeling
Carlos P.
Bella Bacha Painting was Professionalism, Quality Work. I contacted him thru Google search and sent a request for painting service. I receive a response the same day along with a estimate and started the next day. I am super please and highly recommend. FYI: Super Clean and Paint free which I like when someone is painting. No Drips or Anything
Belal PaintingBelal Painting
Michael R.
Great paint work and very professional!
Castillo Paint ServicesCastillo Paint Services
Paul B.
Great job painting kitchen cabinets!
Belal PaintingBelal Painting
Sean B.
I hired Rose’s Painting for one room. They did such a great job that I brought them back to paint four more rooms. Will hire them again.
Rose’s Painting All PRORose’s Painting All PRO
Karen N.
Kris was prompt, painted quickly and very tidy
Kris Johnson ConstructionKris Johnson Construction
Sandra S.
Belal Bacha Painting did a superb job painting my kitchen. His services are better than any I've used in years past. Referred him to my daughter.
Belal PaintingBelal Painting
Debra D.
Juan's careful painting prep (tape, plastic, floor covering, cleanup) and painting quality are the best I have ever experienced. He is pleasant and reliable. I recommend him highly.
Castillo Paint ServicesCastillo Paint Services
Michael B.
Belal did a fantastic job ensuring the best quality work with our painting needs. I couldn’t speak higher of him and his work. Hire him for your next painting job!
Belal PaintingBelal Painting
Andrea P.
Nathan did a wonderful job painting our wood paneling.
S&S Heating, Air and General MaintenanceS&S Heating, Air and General Maintenance
Jillian A.
We have hired Rose’s Painting All Pro twice now for interior painting. The team has an eye for detail, is responsive to our preferences, and cares about doing a great job. 5 stars, and then some!
Rose’s Painting All PRORose’s Painting All PRO
Tracy T.
Oscar was so great to work with! He did exactly what we asked him to do and finished very quickly. The paint looks great! We will definitely use Pita’s Painting again if needed in the future.
Pita's PaintingPita's Painting
Sandy M.
Belal did excellent work on painting my kitchen cabinets white and was friendly and professional. I will definitely hire him for more painting jobs I will need done in the near future. Thank you Belal. Sandy M.
Belal PaintingBelal Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Bowers changed the time of our meeting several times, causing us to miss one of our prior commitments that morning. However, his painting job was quick and looked great. He painted our ceiling, and it looks seamless.
Deborah S.
Martha was excellent. She arrived on time for the initial estimate through completion of the work. She did a terrific job painting the outside of my house. I plan to use her when I am ready to paint the inside of my house.
Kacy C.
David and his crew are AWESOME! I will use and refer them for ALL painting needs from now on. Sometimes it's hard finding great contractors on your own but if you're looking for painters look no further. Shelby Painting is the way to go!
Shelby PaintingShelby Painting
Sue Y.
Martha did excellent job on painting the house! There were more holes to fill than what we expected and she went out of her way to finish what was needed! She was also very professional on painting. All job was nicely done!
Thumbtack Customer
Had a room with old wood paneling that we wanted to update the look of with new paint. Looks like a brand new room, did an excellent job with professionalism and great customer service. Will be our go to guy for painting and other home redesigns from now on.
All Wall Concepts Paint & RenovateAll Wall Concepts Paint & Renovate
Sandra S.
Belal Bacha Painting did an EXCELLENT job. Will for sure use his services again soon.
Belal PaintingBelal Painting
Angelicque m.
My first time using this contractor and absolutely impressed with skills and professionalism. The painting of my fireplace is absolutely gorgeous. I am definitely using them again very soon for additional paint projects. Thank you for a job well done and keeping your commitment.
C&J Solutions FlC&J Solutions Fl
Tyler l.
Perfect job, awesome time management! They absolutely killed painting our 3700 SQFT office.
New Vision Contractor Inc.New Vision Contractor Inc.
Ashley P.
Quick turnaround time, pleasant to deal with, excellent quality. We would use 901 painting and remodeling again!
901 Painting and Remodeling901 Painting and Remodeling
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