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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 Bedford painters
Charlene L.
Great service! We had our living room and office area painted with tall ceilings and having more rooms painted in our house.
JD's Construction And Paint CompanyJD's Construction And Paint Company
Thomas L.
BBR did a fantastic job on retaping our living room ceiling and painting it. They also caulked and painted some molding above our fireplace that was crooked. They painted a French door as well. Very timely and dependable! We definitely recommend Carlos and his team!
BBR Painting and ServicesBBR Painting and Services
Caroline G.
Absolutely professional, considerate, punctual, excellent job and the list goes on…. I had the wrong paint color and he was gracious enough to return after I had gotten the correct paint without an extra charge. The paint job was well done. Thank you so much Huso Construction!!
Huso ConstructionHuso Construction
Lisa S.
Ramon did a wonderful job painting the front door and the bedroom. He quoted a reasonable price. He was friendly, professional, and he got back to me very quickly. I will certainly hire him in the future for other painting projects.
Tex-Pro PaintingTex-Pro Painting
Marsha S.
A&A did an excellent job painting my living room and kitchen. The team was very quick while also being detail-oriented. My living room has a lot of small detail areas that they completed expertly. We will look to A&A for our future painting needs.
A&A PaintingA&A Painting
Cecily S.
We had a great experience with Bear Creek Painting. Nick was professional and easy to work with. We are very happy with the work done to paint the exterior brick and siding of our home and to refinish the deck in our backyard. We can't wait to host a cookout to show it off!
Bear Creek Painting Inc.Bear Creek Painting Inc.
Heryn D.
I highly recommend Jose David Painting. Jose and his crew were prompt and professional and did everything they said they would do—and did it on time! I had to make some changes midway through my project and Jose made the adjustments and made sure I was absolutely satisfied. I found the quality of work to be exceptional, and the pricing was the best around. I plan to use Jose David Painting for all my painting needs in the future.
JoseDavid PaintingJoseDavid Painting
Matt s.
They were great! Needed a big staining job done and they came out and power washed one day and stripped some paint off as well. Next day they prepped and stained and painted. Turned out great. Very happy with the overall experience! Will definitely use again!
Holland's Painting & FlooringHolland's Painting & Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Nick to repaint our house to get on the market. Little did we know after his sakes pitch, he would outsource to very inexperienced shoddy painters (his terminology) and tried to fix all their measure. Paint was everywhere and we spent hours scrapping paint, after he didn't want to fix it. Would not recommend.
Bear Creek Painting Inc.Bear Creek Painting Inc.
Sarah M.
I will definitely be using Hollands painting again. We just bought a home and with a short window for any renovations before we move in Sherman and his team removed popcorn from my whole house! The mess was out of control during the removal but afterwards they made sure the mess was cleaned up and paint touched up. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!
Holland's Painting & FlooringHolland's Painting & Flooring
Sean M.
Carlos and his team did a great job painting my kitchen cabinets and vanity cabinet. They showed up on time each day and finished the job in the time he said he would. The work quality was great and his price was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to have kitchen cabinets painted.
Kamacho PaintingKamacho Painting
Carol K.
Gilberto did a wonderful job and was very professional. His work is very meticulous, I will definitely use Paint & Designs for my next project.
Empirical Painting PlusEmpirical Painting Plus
Valerie F.
I hired Peter to paint my kitchen cabinets and he did a great job! I would hire him again for a future project.
Cool Change Painting/Handyman ServiceCool Change Painting/Handyman Service
Alex F.
Auggie did an awesome job on a quick project door painting repair. He was super responsive and came next day. Thank you so much!!
Auggie’s paint n patchAuggie’s paint n patch
Sandi P.
Do the things that they are supposed to do. Still have items that have not been finished and never came back. Project has not been finished. Painted cabinets and didn't leave doors open do doors were stuck and had to be forced open. Didn't sand shelves so have a rough finish. When they did sand painted over it. Maybe if they see this they will come back and finish. They said it would take 10 days and on day 11 never came back even though they weren't done.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Chris G.
Overall I am happy with their service. They do a good job for a good value. Jesus is knowledgeable and has good ideas. I would used them again but make sure to clarify the small details like painting over outlets.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Connie A.
Set did a great job! He had fast availability, was kind and professional and did a great job. He painted 2 rooms for us, and our front door and trim. It all looks great. I definitely recommend him!
Ofade paintingOfade painting
Shane W.
They did an awesome job painting the exterior of my house. I had some repairs I needed to the wood in some places and they made it look like new. Very professional and courteous. I would gladly hire them again!
Michael B.
The team at Mijares Remodeling were great to work with. We needed 2 rooms painted and some small remodeling work. They had great attention to detail with small things that we otherwise would not have thought about and had fantastic communication with us throughout the process. We would not hesitate to work with them again!
Mijares RemodelingMijares Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Had master bedroom painting in a new color, had lots a crown moulding that was in horrible shape and Tim and his crew did an fantastic job with the color change and they fixed all my crown moulding and baseboards, my house is 40 yrs old but my bedroom looks like it was built yesterday, Tim responded quickly with an estimate online then came out same day to give actual estimate and was able to compete the job in the same week, his estimate was very reasonable and I even added on some additional items the day before they came and they where able to accomadate my request without any issues , Job was completed in one day and looks amazing I will be referring everyone I know to Tim for their painting projects
Sonshine PaintSonshine Paint
Laura D.
I had hired another contractor who ended up not working out. I had a painting job that needed to be completed quickly and Ofade came to the rescue. He was very prompt in responding to my inquiries and fit me into his busy schedule. His work was professional and completed timely and his pricing very competitive.
Ofade paintingOfade painting
Katie C.
Jesús came and did an estimate the day I called him. He gave me a time frame he would be there and he was right on time. Jesús and his team showed up the morning we scheduled for painting and finalized plans. Jesús also helped recommend to me where certain colors should be placed and I was so grateful for those recommendations because I love it!!!! Everyone was so nice and friendly! The quality of their work is very impressive. They were able to do everything I asked in one day and they didnt miss any small detail. Very impressed! I definitely recommend this company!!
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
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