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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Arlington interior painters
Linda D.
Very professional. They worked hard and fast to complete both interior and exterior paint.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Thumbtack Customer
Competitive price and finished the job on time. No complaints here. Painted 75% of interior of my home.
JASS PaintingJASS Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Tracy to paint the interior of my house. He and Xavier did a good job.
Picture Perfect Painting & RenovationPicture Perfect Painting & Renovation
M. C.
They did an excellent, professional job efficiently prepping, painting and cleaning up. (They painted an interior room including trim and exterior walls surrounding a porch area). Would definitely hire them again.
RR brothers servicesRR brothers services
Karla G.
Gustavo and his team did an excellent job with the interior painting of our new home. The care and attention they took to protect our belongings while painting was amazing. They finished ahead of schedule and I would highly recommend.
CR PaintingCR Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We recently closed on a house and hired painters to paint all of our interior rooms who did not show up so found Serrano Painting. They came same day to give us a reasonable quote and started job right away. They were on time, very professional and did an excellent job. I would highly recommend them.
JASS PaintingJASS Painting
Manoj a.
They came in very motivated to get the job gave the best price and got the painting interior and make ready done for my property in 5 days. They also came back and fixed some other issues with plumbing that was noted later. Definitely recommend them and would have them come out for the next job that I have.
ML CARPET AND REMODELING SERVICESML CARPET AND REMODELING SERVICES
Emily S.
I worked with H & E last fall when they painted my house interior. The actual bid ended up being more than they initial guessed it might be because we did a lot more than I originally asked for. They skim-coated some heavily-textured walls and did doors, trim and closet interiors. The final price for 6 rooms + hallway in my 1550 sq ft house was around $3000. A lot, but not outrageous and they did a beautiful job. They even mopped the floors when they were through. They finished in just a few days, whereas if I had tried to do it I’d still be working on it. I gave them the color codes of the shades I wanted, they got SW to mix it, and SW called me to pay over the phone. Pretty painless!
H & E PaintingH & E Painting
Heath B.
Great experience. I had Rigo handle my 3 daughters' rooms and their bathroom - 500 sq ft total with 9 foot angled ceilings. He painted the walls with 2 colors per room, white for the ceilings, and re-painted the trim. Rigo was honest and helpful. He will under-promise and over-deliver. Very punctual and always moving. I think he took 20 minutes to eat out of 1.5 days. If you talk to Rigo, he can do a LOT more than just painting. He showed me a project where he hung kitchen lights and "removed" a tray ceiling - looked like it had never been there. He had also just finished a turnkey outdoor covered patio project, with ceiling fan mounted onto a solid wood beam that looked fantastic. Can't wait to have more money so I can have him paint the rest of my interior. And build a covered patio in my back yard...
rigo paintingrigo painting
Angela T.
I had my whole interior home done including cabinets and they did an amazing job. I spent time getting bids from 4 different painters and Herrera's Painting outshined them all due to his knowledge, honesty, professionalism, and laid back demeanor. His whole team was friendly, worked very hard, and respected my property. I was not the easiest customer as I nitpick at times, sent multiple messages,, and am very particular about what I want. Herrera's Painting went up and beyond when I asked for things and I have hired them to do my floors next. I will be keeping them to do jobs for me in the future. They are worth the price and You will not be dissapointed with their work.
Herrera's PaintingHerrera's Painting
Roxanne F.
I live in Oklahoma and have a property in Texas that needed to be painted (interior), carpeted, and several other projects. I needed to be able to trust whomever I hired to be on site without supervision and to do quality work. Well I hit the jackpot with Wilfredo and Juanita!! I LOVED working with them as they were extremely fast in responding to my requests and completing all jobs. I honestly cannot believe how quickly they painted and carpeted my home and it looks amazing. They also did some repairs to the exterior of the home as well such as new shutters, replacing window boxes, fixing bricks that were loose, fixing my fence gate, etc... They were so kind, quick and I was never waiting to hear from them; this is a big deal. If you are considering hiring them for a job, please do, you will be fully satisfied.
World of Painting & ServicesWorld of Painting & Services
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