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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 Arlington painters
Alexandra W.
Painting job was done well and on time. I was very please with the services provided by Kamacho Painting.
Kamacho PaintingKamacho Painting
Liz M.
Painted a room for our new baby. Was very thorough with her taping job and did a good job painting. Was very friendly.
Jennifer ArmstrongJennifer Armstrong
Sudha R.
Finesse Painting helped us tremendously in a very short time. He was professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Finesse Painting.
Finesse paintingFinesse painting
Cortney Reuel R.
Was very kind however Paint was super sloppy, did not do a detailed job, Did not mask doors he would pant so will have to hire someone to fix paint job, His team was kind but the paint job was definitely a 2 of 5.
Oscar painting and CleaningOscar painting and Cleaning
Ulises R.
Highly recommend Auggie’ Paint n Patch. He did an amazing job painting the exterior of my home. I was very pleased with his work.
Auggie’s paint n patchAuggie’s paint n patch
Thumbtack Customer
Easy to schedule a proposal. Good price on painting my requested project. Completed on time as proposed. Very happy with their painting services. Would highly recommend them!
R&R Fence and PaintingR&R Fence and Painting
Samantha A.
They painted the exterior of my house and it looks great.
Pro Painting of Dallas LLCPro Painting of Dallas LLC
Sharon M.
Professional work ethic. Awesome paint job.
Auggie’s paint n patchAuggie’s paint n patch
Jarian D.
I was looking for someone to paint the waiting area, bathroom, and hallway of my massage clinic. I called three different companies with high ratings on Thumbtack for estimates. The first one never showed up. The second one was nice but out of my budget. Along with paint, I needed drywall repair. I was quoted one price without the drywall repair and one with the repair. Also, the quote didn't include the paint, that would be extra. PPP Paint Services' estimate cut the second companies quote in half and included paint, drywall repair and the paint to do the job. They didn't give me two quotes, they automatically assumed the cost of the paint and the drywall repair. The other company said it would take three days, PPP Paint Services had it done in less than seven hours! The job was done quickly, professionally and flawlessly! I will definitely be calling them again when I decide to finish the rest of the clinic.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Catalin S.
Best painting crew I ever had! They went above and beyond to accommodate me and will HIGHLY RECOMMEND to anyone that’s looking for painting projects. Always on time, fast and quality work!
Jr Flores PaintingJr Flores Painting
Teresa T.
Mr. Castillo and his partner were very professional and did a great job painting a door we had put in for a reasonable price! I would use CR painting again.
CR PaintingCR Painting
Mike P.
I would definitely use JPC painting again!
JPC painting & remodelingJPC painting & remodeling
Rachel P.
My classroom walls were lime green and royal blue. This company painted over those dark walls with beautiful light blue paint, worked quickly, and worked to ensure that the job was done wel and that I was satisfied. I am very happy with my new walls and would recommend Bear Creek Painting Inc. to anyone!
Bear Creek Painting Inc.Bear Creek Painting Inc.
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
Cory C.
ALPHA painting did a great job painting our new office before a move. They responded very quickly, provided a detailed estimate, and were able to do the job the very next day for a fair price - Including tracking down a custom color match. The quality of the work is great. I’d absolutely hire them again for future painting projects.
ALPHA paintingALPHA painting
Larry G.
Rigo Painting did an exceptional job on the exterior of my 2,000 sq.ft. home. They were always on time, worked consistently, and finished the job in less than two days. On review, I have not found any area of Rigo's performance that I do not consider far above expectations. I recommend Rigo Painting to anyone considering exterior painting and I am sure they will perform just as well on the interior. I look forward to hiring Rigo Painting again when I have an indoor project.
rigo paintingrigo painting
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
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
Karan S.
It took mr Schark nine days to complete a job contracted for 3 because half the time he didn’t show up ... he was supposed to repair all rotted wood , caulk and paint all exterior plus trim . He repaired about 1/3 of the rotted wood , watered down the paint so it didn’t cover well and didn’t even paint some trim at all. Would not recommend !!!
Rick's Painting PlusRick's Painting Plus
Teresa E.
We would hire Kamacho Paint again. Great job on our kitchen cabinets.
Kamacho PaintingKamacho Painting
Laine J.
JD and his dad did a great job painting my master bedroom and two bathrooms. I like that they fully prepared the rooms for the paint and do not leave a mess. I also appreciate that they were on time and finished in a reasonable time. Will hire them again!!!
JD's Construction And Paint CompanyJD's Construction And Paint Company
Christine B.
Superior Painting did an amazing job on our kitchen cabinets! They turned out better than we had imagined. Dan was meticulous and did a great job installing all new hinges and hardware. Will definitely use them again on our next paint job
Superior Painting DFWSuperior Painting DFW
Jeannie b.
Color Master painted our kitchen cabinets, they made it easy on us and did a great job.
Color master paintingColor master 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
Jeremy C.
H&E provided an reasonable price with outstanding work. Painted my entire home and the paint job was perfect. I also hired them to fix an fence that blew down and again, great work. I will definitely be working with them in the future and would recommend their services to family and friends
H & E PaintingH & E Painting
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