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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 Austin interior painters
RAVI T.
Did a good job with our interior paint project
Bacila’s Painting and landscaping.Bacila’s Painting and landscaping.
Brad A.
Villa legacy is a lovely family operation I hired to paint the entire interior of our house. They are best interior painters I’ve ever worked with. 100% recommend.
Villa LegacyVilla Legacy
Thumbtack Customer
Ricky painted entire interior of home, work was done neatly and timely would recommend and use again
Capital Painting & RemodelingCapital Painting & Remodeling
Isaac M.
Did an amazing job doing a full interior paint, and redoing our cabinets. Amazing work by this team
DGM Pro PaintersDGM Pro Painters
Andrei C.
Very reasonably priced, did everything as expected and also offered warranty on the work. We painted the whole interior of the house.
Tex PaintingTex Painting
Sammi F.
Adam did a great job painting my interior walls and crown molding. I will definitely use him again.
Artisan Home ServicesArtisan Home Services
Andy D.
They were great to work with and got the job done so quickly! Would recommend them to anyone looking to paint the interior of their house! Great work!!
PaintProPaintPro
Matthew F.
The folks at Silva Remodeling were quickly able to to complete an interior paint and base board replacement job. They did quality work at a reasonable price.
Silva RemodelingSilva Remodeling
Mark O.
Marcos was responsive and professional, and his team did a great job on our interior painting project. I will consider them first on our next project.
Primetime Painting LLCPrimetime Painting LLC
Russ B.
The Sanchez team did a great job in such short notice with the interior painting of our house. On time and great at communicating and did a great paint job and cleaned up after themselves after. Will definitely be hiring them on the next project for sure.
SANCHEZ PAINTING WASHSANCHEZ PAINTING WASH
Julie S.
Tex Painting did an excellent job. They were able to squeeze me in on short notice for an interior paint job which included all walls and ceilings. They were done on time and the job was done well. Very clean lines. I will definitely use them again.
Tex PaintingTex Painting
Raj N.
I used Jorge for two separate jobs both of which he did a fantastic job. I recommend him for any interior paint work and I will be using him again!
MTY PaintingMTY Painting
Michael W.
We had a quality experience with Austin Home Solutions painting our interior walls and ceilings. Their pricing was competitive, and the work was done quickly and professionally. They have a good attention for detail, too.
Austin Home SolutionsAustin Home Solutions
Hannah A.
Dalan and his team helped make this whole house interior paint job as painless as possible. Exceptional communication. Team was professional and courteous. I will definitely be using them again and passing along their name!
MLA HomesMLA Homes
Tiffany D.
Beau did an amazing job! Could not be happier with the interior paint job for our babies nursery. He was able to fix mistakes we had made and now it feels like a brand new space!
Beau BaronBeau Baron
Matt R.
I can’t recommend Johnny enough. He did a great job painting my entire house - interior and exterior. He does high quality work at a very affordable price. Give him a call!
QualitychoicepaintingQualitychoicepainting
Thumbtack Customer
Bobby of Paint/Pro did an excellent job painting the interior and exterior of a small newly constructed building, actually a yoga studio. He didn't complain about using several colors of paint and made some useful suggestions about how to paint certain areas. The paint job was neatly executed and he cleaned up everything when he finished. From beginning to end, Bobby was pleasant to work with and very professional in every aspect. I'll hire him again to do my next painting. Very highly recommended!
PaintProPaintPro
Brent W.
I highly recommend Tex Painting. They removed popcorn ceilings, painted the interior, exterior, and deck. They worked straight through until the job was completed. When I say completed I don't mean the nitpicking started. When it was done it was done...period. Alex, the crew leader, was a joy to work with. A complete professional.
Tex PaintingTex Painting
Aaron R.
Armando & his team painted the interior of our newly purchased house. They were very punctual and did a great job. I will definitely hire them again for our future projects. Thank you very much!
Carreno's painting quick and affordable prices.Carreno's painting quick and affordable prices.
John R.
Bye bye boring builder beige! We took a risk and decided to paint our interior walls white and paint our trim and doors black. Not an easy project but Marcos & crew nailed it! We are so happy with the results. Marcos was friendly, punctual and flexible to our requests. We will for sure hire Primetime Painters again.
Primetime Painting LLCPrimetime Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Woodie is a professional and prompt. He showed up on time, worked hard and put away all equipment (drop cloths, tape, paint cans, etc) at the end of each day. His quote was spot on and we were impressed with the speed in which he was able to paint interior of house, trim, and kitchen cabinets. This dude is a profession and would recommend to others.
Woodco Paint and WallcoveringsWoodco Paint and Wallcoverings
Stacy F.
We used them to paint the interior of a new home. They responded very quickly to my request and were very quick to come out to quote the price. They were very reasonable on pricing and ended up finishing the job earlier than expected.
Villa LegacyVilla Legacy
Gautham P.
Worked with Emmanuel for interior ascent wall painting and it has come out brilliant. His project quote was reasonable, paint quality were pretty good and excellent finishing even at the irregular ends. i would definitely work with him for any future projects. I should say he is very prompt on time and also provides his inputs if necessary.
Armor Paint & Home RenovationsArmor Paint & Home Renovations
Michael W.
The whole experience with Ayala Painting was top notch. Prompt response to my request, competitive pricing and excellent communication arranging the work. Juan was able to work me into his schedule to meet my deadline. Arrived early, did professional work and finished on time. I would definitely use Ayala again and would highly recommend them for interior painting.
Ayala’s Paint, House Cleaning & MoreAyala’s Paint, House Cleaning & More
John F.
Chris and his crew did stellar work. The project went from interior painting (ceiling/walls) to new toilets, fans and flooring. On time, under budget and five out of five stars. Would use again!! Thank you again Chris!!!
Austin Texas Painting and CleaningAustin Texas Painting and Cleaning
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