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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 Nashville painters
Heather T.
Logan Painting did an awesome job painting our home. He kept me up to date and did a beautiful job on dry wall repair and painting!
Logan PaintingLogan Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Brent and his team did an awesome job painting my bedroom. It was a relief to have Mario and Viktor paint the room after I did a poor paint job.
Jack Of All TradesJack Of All Trades
Tara P.
Was quick and was very fair in pricing. The paint was done quickly and decently. Was able to work out payment effectively. Only thing is I asked not to paint the outlet covers and many were painted on.
Omar salinasOmar salinas
Lauren L.
Exceptional service and professionalism. Our cabinets were painted beautifully. Extra care was given to ensure that our house was left clean and tidy after painting. When our dogs brushed against the paint on the first day, he came back to touch up the paint for us at no charge. We will be using this painter again.
Paint N MorePaint N More
David W.
Great work painting our front porch. Very quick to schedule and arrived on time. Paint job turned out great.
Davis Custom FinishesDavis Custom Finishes
Caroline R.
Express Painting and More was Fantastic! They painted the exterior of my house and did a wonderful job! I would recommend them to anyone.
Katie W.
Great experience and will definitely use on our next project. Was very helpful about type of paint to use and advice on what to paint.
Double Stroke Professional PaintingDouble Stroke Professional Painting
Miles C.
Evan showed up when scheduled, but I had to follow-up on the exterior paint job. The interior job was worse. He painted the windows shut and took no responsibility for the poor painting of the baseboards. I won't be hiring him again.
Custom Impact PaintingCustom Impact Painting
Sarah M.
Jehody Painting did an AMAZING job painting our front yard fence! Ruben was very easy to work with and gave a price that no one else could beat. His team worked extremely hard and delivered high quality work. Will use again for all future paint projects!
Jehody paintingJehody painting
Thumbtack Customer
Bobby at Pro Painting is wonderful! He came to see the project the same day, and finished within the next couple of days. He went to the paint store with me and helped me pick out the best paint to protect our porch. He was responsive, fast, and we are so happy with our new look! I would highly recommend you ask Bobby to help you with your painting projects!
Page K.
Moya’s painting did a phenomenal job. We hired them to paint two rooms and three bathrooms. They completed the job in one day, the work was very high-quality, and everyone involved was professional and pleasant. We will be hiring them again to stain our deck and for future painting needs as well.
Moya's Painting & DesignMoya's Painting & Design
Lindsey H.
Chris did a great job painting the interior of my home. He was very responsive and easy to work with. The quality of his work was great and he was very knowledgeable about paint products, tools, and techniques. He was quick but thorough and I will use him for all of my painting needs in the future.
Fantastic FinishesFantastic Finishes
Lana K.
They did a great paint job and plaster repair.
Perez Panther PaintingPerez Panther Painting
Rebecca A.
Great work! Will hire again for painting needs.
Handy Ma'am Painting Co.Handy Ma'am Painting Co.
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted multiple companies regarding interior painting at my house. Omar from Express painting contacted me in a timely manner and came over shortly after for an estimate. Express painting was the best value out of all the estimates. Omar and his crew showed up right on schedule and got the job done. During the entire job Omar and his crew were very professional and the finished work looks great. I have already recommended him to others. I will use Express painting in the future for any other painting needs I have.
Faye C.
Henry was very nice and quick to respond. Upon first glance, the paint job looked good. However, as we started cleaning up, we realized there were a lot of paint splatters on the floors, paint dripped on the toilet, counters/cabinets, and a huge glob of mud from a repair left on top of a cabinet. He also over purchased paint which the container is too big to lift and shake up or mix to use on any other projects. I feel like we were overcharged for the paint. I would have given a better review had it not been for these things.
Quality Painting Solutions and CleaningQuality Painting Solutions and Cleaning
Jenna A.
Jesus did a wonderful job painting a bedroom in our home..ceiling, trim and walls. His work is top notch!! I will definitely hire him for future paint projects!
Thumbtack Customer
Hired J&A Painting to paint the shutters, trim and carport of my home. They did a great job, finished on time and were easy to work with. I would hire them again.
J&A PaintingJ&A Painting
Corinne D.
They did an amazing job painting our very old shed! We were going to tear it down prior to it being painted. It looks almost new and matches our home perfectly!
Fresh StrokesFresh Strokes
Alex C.
Wonderful job! Will use again for future paint projects!
DS PaintingDS Painting
Carrie J.
I hired Springhill Roofing and Contracting to paint a few dark colored walls in my condo. They gave me a competitive price and did a great job. Some of the painting was a little tricky with a spiral staircase in the way. Michael did an excellent job painting. Danny was great to work with too. I would definitely hire them again!
Vette City RoofingVette City Roofing
Kelsey B.
Jehody painting is wonderful!! My husband and I will forever be customers. The inside of our house was destroyed from previous owners and they made it beautiful again! Can't wait for them to paint the exterior this weekend!
Jehody paintingJehody painting
Megan P.
Taylor Painting did an amazing job at painting my entire house (2,100 square feet) in just three days. They were quick but extremely detailed and clean. I would highly recommend their services.
Taylor painting service'sTaylor painting service's
Thumbtack Customer
Solutions Paint Specialist did an incredible job on our exterior painting. They started the job earlier than scheduled and finished in just the amount of time they estimated. Their pricing was more than competitive and the the quality of work was amazing. Each day they arrived at the job site on time and worked a full day. They also touched all the paint on the inside of my home for a very fair price. They did a walk-through with me to allow me to check their work before payment. I would highly recommend Solutions Paint Specialist!
Solutions paint specialistSolutions paint specialist
Mariam B.
Excellent paint job and easy to work with. Will use again in the future.
Perez Panther PaintingPerez Panther Painting
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