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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 McKinney interior painters
Rico M.
The painter and his crew did a great job painting the entire interior of my home (walls, closets, doors and trim). I'll definitely use them again for all of my painting needs. Highly recommended!
JoseDavid PaintingJoseDavid Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We had our entire interior painted by Paint Works. From start to finish it was a pleasure to work with Steven. He is reliable and honest and skilled and went fare and beyond what he charged for. I definitely will be using him on my next painting project.
Paint Works of TexasPaint Works of Texas
Hannah E.
PPP pint services exceeded my expectations when painting the interior of my home. They were on time, fast, and very good. Will highly recommend!
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Carlos A.
Luis is committed to quality work. He painted the interior of my house and the attention-to-detail is refreshing. Good, trustworthy guys, who do good work. I'd hire Luis and his crew again in a heartbeat!
Pro Painting of Dallas LLCPro Painting of Dallas LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I called Mr. Fixit Fast for an interior painting job I just didn't seem to find time to do myself. Holly and her painting team were wonderful to work with and I couldn't be happier! Troy painted a house worth of baseboards, door frames and a reuse cabinet, so precise they all look like new. I will definitely call Mr. Fixit Fast again!
Mr Fixit FastMr Fixit Fast
Thumbtack Customer
Robert was fantastic! He painted 4 interior rooms for us and did an excellent job. He was professional, honest, kind, courteous, and fair. Everything we would hope for. We will certainly hire Robert in the future for more jobs and certainly recommend to a friend.
Blue Star Paint & ConstructionBlue Star Paint & Construction
Sri m.
We booked them for painting the entire interiors of a single family home. The team gave a competitive quote. Erik took time to explain and clear all the questions we had. The team did a thorough preparation work. The paint job outcome is also very neat and precise. The job was completed in a week’s time. Overall, the team delivered exactly what we were looking for.
Alpha Innovations Home servicesAlpha Innovations Home services
Carole G.
Half our house was damaged by the TX winter storm in February due to burst pipes. We initially hired Luis and his team to repaint our whole interior house but we ended up adding more things for him to do such as fix drywall, texture, and tile work. The previous contractors we hired did a poor job so Luis had to redo some of the work. Luis' work is magic! He fixed the bad drywall, textured and painted some ceilings, walls and my built-in office cabinets and made it look like new very quickly. He ended up retiling our master bathroom shower because the previous person did such a terrible job. His work was beautiful and much nicer than any tile contractor we have worked with here. We highly recommend him, not only does he do a fantastic job painting but he is also skilled at tile work and remodeling. It was a blessing to have found him and we are so thankful for the restoration job he and his team did on our home. He is also very nice to work with. We are so happy with his work!
Herrera's PaintingHerrera's Painting
Kate B.
Steven just finished painting the interior of my house and my kitchen cabinets, and I could not recommend him higher! From the beginning, he was extremely professional and friendly. He did both jobs for a VERY reasonable price, but it was clear he was 100% dedicated to doing quality work. He is also extremely ethical. I accidentally wrote him a check for a higher amount (by A LOT), and he immediately brought it to my attention so I could void the check. We also had a problem with our hot water heater that he discovered while we were out of town. He informed me about what was going on and even dealt with the plumber since we couldn't be there ourselves. My husband and I are very happy with the job he did. It feels like a totally new house, and I plan to recommend him to any family or friend needing a painter.
Paint Works of TexasPaint Works of Texas
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