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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.

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.

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.

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 River Oaks painters
Margaret C.
Alemán Painting did a fantastic job on my bedroom I needed painted. I supplied the paint and they knocked it out in a few hours. The job was clean and beautifully done.
Aleman Painting and Drywall LLCAleman Painting and Drywall LLC
Steve J.
Recently purchased a home and needed some cosmetic painting. Love my newly painted walls
Tonio's Handyman servicesTonio's Handyman services
Felicia F.
Happy we discovered Thumbtack to find a paint contractor to paint the kitchen cabinets white. We found CR Painting and we are extremely happy with the finished results. They were professional, and took precautions to cover and protect the area around the cabinets. Would highly recommend CR Painting.
CR PaintingCR Painting
Ebonye T.
Oscar painted our 20ft wall perfectly and in an afternoon. Call him for your paint projects for sure.
Oscar painting and CleaningOscar painting and Cleaning
Cynthia N.
Paint coverage coat was not good. Spots throughout wall where old color cam through. Spots mot painted or cut in with new color. Wall paint color marks on white ceiling from painting wall near ceiling. Painter rushed through job instead of taking time to do it right.
Diamond residential servicesDiamond residential services
Quasakay L.
Painted and trimmed with perfection
Tex-Pro PaintingTex-Pro Painting
Peggy P.
Flores painting provided excellent customer service and quality work. The team was on time and quickly painted my home with minimal disruption. I highly recommend this company. They are affordable, professional and did an excellent job removing textured wall and changing paint color.
Jr Flores PaintingJr Flores Painting
Richard P.
Auggie did a great job re-painting my bedroom and hallway. Enjoyed working with him and will definitely hire him again for additional painting projects.
Auggie’s paint n patchAuggie’s paint n patch
Lijia G.
I am really happy with PPP Paint Services. Besides painting, they also changed carpet in one of my rooms for me. They did excellent job on both painting and carpet changing. Would totally hire them again for all my future projects. Great people to work with.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Janeth B.
We set up an appointment to get a room painted and the communication was timely and consistent. The employees in particular that we were working with were very respectful and were genuinely concerned about doing a good job and making sure everything was how we actually wanted it to be. They offered many options on how the paint job could be done regarding colors, cost , and when the actual painting would take place. As for the painting , it was done professionally, the paint looks neat and clean with rarely any drips or accidental paint anywhere. As for payment we were given the option to pay with card which is convenient. Overall experience was great and I can say that there was mutual feeling thankfulness over the work done.
Esmeralda's Full House Cleaning and home servicesEsmeralda's Full House Cleaning and home services
Mark M.
Extremely pleased with the home exterior paint job done by Rene and his crew at USA painting! The prep work, powerwashing, wood repair, painting and clean-up was all first class, and all the guys were punctual, professional, and communicated well throughout the process. Price was very reasonable, too.
USA paintingUSA painting
Bobby B.
We hired A&A Painting to paint or house and tool shed. I was pleased with the price and the work that they done. I will definitely hard them again. Thank you so much!!!!
A&A PaintingA&A Painting
Angela M.
Very good paint job and on time for job
JoseDavid PaintingJoseDavid Painting
Michaela G.
Did a great job painting our ceilings!
World of Painting & ServicesWorld of Painting & Services
Ashley L.
Holland's did amazing on painting our house and the staff are so nice. Theh are super responsive and professional. We will certainly be calling them for any future painting needs.
Holland's Painting & FlooringHolland's Painting & Flooring
Vincent g.
Need house painted look no further. Juan And his crew did an outstanding job on painting the inside of our home. They showed up promptly at the same time everyday. The attention to details and clean up was amazing. The price was was unbeatable. Would highly recommend using PPP for all your painting needs
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Ivette F.
Mr. Allen beautifully painted my new home. He is professional and trust worthy. I was at away at work while he painted my home, no issues. His pricing is fair and he provides quality work. I would highly recommend Blue Star Paint & Construction for your next project!
Blue Star Paint & ConstructionBlue Star Paint & Construction
Tamika G.
I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of the paint job. The work was professional and exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely keep this company in my contacts for any future painting needs.
Baylus Painting & ServicesBaylus Painting & Services
Howard T.
CR painting are great professional and fast...Thanks again.
CR PaintingCR Painting
Sandra O.
Rene and his team did an incredible job painting the exterior of my home. They are organized, professional, hard working and cleaned up everything when they were finished. I highly recommend them, in fact my next painting project I will most definitely contact USA painting. Thank you for a great job. Sandra
USA paintingUSA painting
Thumbtack Customer
Work was okay but some places were not to my satisfaction even after they came back out for touch up. Paint left on cabinets and other surfaces and some not fully covered at all as I could still see previous paint through new paint. They were okay and very professional but I just expected more attention to the details for the price.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Thumbtack Customer
Bobby responded almost immediately to our request for exterior painting of the trim, doors and windows. He came out to do an estimate, and started painting that day. He was courteous, professional and FAST. The paint job looks amazing; we even had neighbors and friends ask for his business card. We will definitely use CornerStone Services in the future!
Cornertone Construction ServicesCornertone Construction Services
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job and helped me decide what needed to be done. I will call them again for any future paint work. This job included interior painting of living and dining rooms and hallway.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
Erik A.
CR Painting did a fantastic paint job on the exterior of my house! I started my search Sunday night. One hour later Gustavo contacted me. He came out the next day and did an estimate, by Friday my house was painted!!! I would absolutely use them again. Thank you Gustavo and Juan
CR PaintingCR Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We had our media room painted; they did an excellent job and we're very happy with it. We plan on getting him to do some more painting for us in the future. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Kamacho PaintingKamacho Painting
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