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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.

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.

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 expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

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Reviews for Oak Lawn painters
April B.
Ofade painting was awesome! They came the next day for a quote and the next week to paint. They fixed cracks in the wall, painted trim and painted a two story interior wall all within one day! Very nice and professional.
Ofade paintingOfade painting
Marvin M.
Highly recommend Cooper Painting for interior/exterior painting. Delivered as promise.
Cooper PaintingCooper Painting
Amy V.
Kyle and the Pro Painting team did a great job painting our freshly built wood pergola white. The paint crew was professional and polite and were extremely careful to cover our house siding, plants, and surrounding items outside so that no paint spray damaged them. They completed the job in one day for a reasonable price, and the pergola looks fantastic. We will be calling Kyle and his crew again to paint the exterior of our house in the future. Thanks Pro Painting!
PRO Painting LLCPRO Painting LLC
Courtney V.
Thank you! Great job - neat and had all materials needed outside of the paint color to paint our baby’s nursery.
Micom Painting LLCMicom Painting LLC
Tonya M.
We are pleased to say Jose can work miracles!!!!! Also must add that Machando Painting provided a fabulous interior paint job for us. Jose was extremely professional, courteous, prompt and punctual. He did an exceptional paint job! Looks like was never damage. We would highly recommend Machando Painting anyone! (see before and after photos). Thanks Again Jose, you are our go to for painting from now on!!! EXCEPTIONAL WORK! :)
Machado Painting and HandymanMachado Painting and Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
They painted all the walls in 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining and living room. They estimated 3 days but it took 4. This may have been due to lack of power the first day. The price was appealing because it was pretty cheap. They were very nice people, but were unskilled in painting. No straight lines. Paint on trim. Missed spots. They pulled the paint off after it dried, so it took off caulking and paint, which they did not fix. They did not cover any thing or use drop cloths, so thousands of tiny specs are on the trim, floors, counters, etc. When I asked about it, they told me to use my fingernails to get up the paint. I tried this on a floor of one room but it took too long and we had movers coming so I'm hoping this paint isn't permanent, and throughout the months I can work on scraping off the tiny flecks with my fingernails and doing touch ups with leftover paint. They also said they would paint the fireplace and front door. The painting quality of the door was poor, and they painted it right before everyone left; making us put on the handle on a wet door when we needed to shut & lock it for the night. They sponge painted the fireplace bricks when I wanted the cracks and whole thing painted. Again; I'm sure they are nice people that meant well. I hope they they are able to improve their skill; or perhaps offer different services more in their skillset other than painting.
Elite Plumbing Professionals LLCElite Plumbing Professionals LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I just bought a home and had Cooper Painting paint a couple of rooms for me. They made it such an easy process with their professionalism. The work they did looks great and shows the attention to detail that defines a true professional. On top of all that, they are really nice people and you will enjoy dealing with them! Did I mention how reasonable their pricing was? Cooper Painting was the first contractor I dealt with at my new home---I hope I can find equally good contractors in other fields but when it comes to paint, I know to call Cooper Painting without hesitation. I highly recommend Cooper Painting!
Cooper PaintingCooper Painting
Bill G.
Paint was okay, just a little pricey. Gave a quote of $2500 and increase it to $3700 then added $300 for having two coats. They didn’t wash or clean the walls before painting. (And I supplied the paint) Giving 4 stars because they were fast and it looks okay.
RR brothers servicesRR brothers services
Luellen S.
Danier with DRGZ Painting has done quality work on painting and repairs at my house over the past 3 years. He's done both large and small jobs for me. He does quality work at a very fair price, and he's very honest. He is my go-to person for paint jobs. I can highly recommend Danier with DRGZ Painting to anyone!
DRGZ PaintingDRGZ Painting
Barron O.
Only use if you need a basic paint job for a cheap price. They painted over wallpaper in our kitchen and bathrooms... promised that it would not cause issues and that they would come back and fix if it did. Now there are bubbles under the paint... just like I told them there would be. They also painted over our custom cedar closet... after arguing, the owner only offered to cover half the cost to fix it. They also skipped painting a large window frame and didn't use glossy paint on the stair rails as directed. If you use them, make sure the project is crystal clear and that they will remove wallpaper before painting. Also, define the payment terms, or the owner will demand payment same-day and then argue with you about covering the $20 wire transfer fee.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Annelise S.
PRO Painting did an incredible job on my house last year! Had the entire interior painted and they did it in about 3 days with great results.
PRO Painting LLCPRO Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Scott's crew did a fabulous job painting the interior of our house. They painted the entire house in 4 days...ceilings, trim, walls, and built-in cabinets. They were prompt, courteous, and meticulous. I would recommend Next Door Painting to any and all of my friends and neighbors!
Next door paintingNext door painting
Devon W.
Herrera’s painting did a fantastic job on my popcorn ceiling removal, retexturing, and interior painting of my house! The price was unbeatable and it truly was high quality work.
Herrera's PaintingHerrera's Painting
Amanda W.
So easy to work with and beautiful work. They finished 4 rooms in a day, and the paint looks perfect. They were neat with the paint, and I would use them again!
Herrera's PaintingHerrera's Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Painted an outdoor shed and playhouse. Good sized job with trim, windows, etc. They did an amazing job, for a more than reasonable price. Very helpful, on time, and worked hard to make sure that I was satisfied. Will be doing some house painting and Cooper Painting will be my only call.
Cooper PaintingCooper Painting
Chandler H.
Pro Painting did a terrific job! Kyle and his crew were professional and extremely responsive. They price matched another contractor and gave us a fair rate. Most importantly, they did a great job with their painting. Painted our whole house, and it looks exactly like we wanted.
PRO Painting LLCPRO Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Cooper Painting made our home so beautiful! We had them paint the exterior and they did a phenomenal job. They communicated with us each step of the way, completed the job quickly and even helped pick the perfect color. Laura and Aaron are true professionals and we will be using them again in the future to paint the interior of our home and recommending them to everyone we know who needs an excellent paint service.
Cooper PaintingCooper Painting
Adelee T.
Couldn’t recommend JoseDavid Painting more highly. They came out on short notice and did a fantastic job. I will use them for all my painting jobs in the future.
JoseDavid PaintingJoseDavid Painting
Brittany L.
The Pro Painting team was outstanding. They were able to get the job done quickly and very professionally. We will be using them again on any painting projects we have.
Pro Painting of Dallas LLCPro Painting of Dallas LLC
Tina B.
Painted almost entire interior - Great professional job.
JPC painting & remodelingJPC painting & remodeling
Shirley L.
Rommel did an excellent job on painting my bathroom.
Milest Painting Service LLCMilest Painting Service LLC
Daniel S.
G&B Custom Painting did a great job! They were punctual and did a great job and also were very timely! I'd use them again for any painting job!
Fernando Alejandro  GarcíaFernando Alejandro García
Victor O.
Great guy to reach out to for any painting needs
Ofade paintingOfade painting
Mary W.
Edgar and his team did a wonderful job painting our bathroom - he came beforehand to paint samples on the wall. His work was pristine and they made sure everything was cleaned up before the left. He was extremely nice and wonderful to work with - I would hire him again for any of our painting needs.
ER paintingER painting
Diane W.
We were very impressed with the professionalism from 360 painting, we highly recommend them for your painting projects. The owner Korey was very prompt, informative and detailed about our project.
360º Painting of Grand Prairie360º Painting of Grand Prairie
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