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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.

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 San Antonio interior painters
Kelsy H.
Martin and his staff did a great job on our interior paint! Very pleased. Will use them again!
Gaytan Paint & ServicesGaytan Paint & Services
Bob G.
Johnny and his crew did a wonderful job on our interior paint job. Their attention to detail is second to none! Great job!
J Niño ConstructionJ Niño Construction
Ruben F.
Mr. gaytan and his crew did a phenomenal job painting the interior of our home! They had an enormous task and completed it quickly and cleanly. I have already booked Gaytan Paint & Services for some fence staining later this month.
Gaytan Paint & ServicesGaytan Paint & Services
Trisha T.
Overall a great experience. This company painted and patched the interior walls of our entire home without issue. Armando is prompt with quotes and his work quality is excellent.
Distinguished Flooring of SADistinguished Flooring of SA
Amy G.
Matt did a great job & within the timeline he provided. The interior paint in our house looks better than I imagined. I highly recommend Matt Graves.
Matt's Pro PaintingMatt's Pro Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sam and his crew did a great job painting the interior of my house. They responded very quickly to my initial request and were able to schedule the work right away. They were knowledgable about wall repairs and paint color selections. I was pleased overall with their work.
Life Space Design & Contractors / AAA Painting ...Life Space Design & Contractors / AAA Painting ...
Marianne B.
Ron and Rick did a great job on my interior paint project. The Walls and trim and 6 doors look flawless despite my change order mid job. Thank you guys!!
Mighty Oak Home LLCMighty Oak Home LLC
Gina D.
I was very pleased with the interior paint job that Mr. Orasio and his crew did. He, also, did a few extra jobs that made my life easier and I appreciate that! Would definitely recommend!!
Osorio’s painting And remodelingOsorio’s painting And remodeling
Chelsea M.
Ricardo and his crew did a fantastic job painting the interior of my home. I am very pleased with the outcome! He was very professional, he finished ahead of schedule, was very accommodating when my closing date changed, and the prices simply cannot be beat. He knows all there is to know about paint and I love the low VOC Benjamin Moore paint he put up throughout the house. 10/10!!! I’ll be hiring Ricardo again for future paint needs and you should too!
MCC Painting Contractors LLCMCC Painting Contractors LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Sam and his Team did an outstanding job on painting the entire interior of our house. They showed up on time every day and completed the job as scheduled and on budget. Additionally, their quality of work was excellent. Highly recommend and will use them in the future. Thanks.
Life Space Design & Contractors / AAA Painting ...Life Space Design & Contractors / AAA Painting ...
We are very pleased with the interior painting of our entire house. They performed the work on schedule and in the number of days the said it would take. The attention to detail is wonderful. They were very neat and clean. I would hire them again for certain. Thank you Carreno family!
Carreno's painting.Carreno's painting.
Don J.
I have a rental property that I manage, and I can say that I’m extremely pleased with the paint job Isaac and his team did. Very professional & excellent communication throughout the process. I would recommend it to those looking to have professional help with their home painting projects! Isaac and his team painted all the interior with doors and trim. It was a 1520sf job, and he was able to fit me into his schedule. They completed the project on time and did a great job overall. I would recommend him anytime…
A.I.R PaintA.I.R Paint
Clay D.
Mr Gayton was very professional in every aspect of the job. Showed up on time, his people were polite and knew how to do their job and were very polite and you could tell they took pride in their work. He provided a detailed list of what he was going to do and insured the job was done to my satisfaction. He did such a good job on the interior I decided to have him paint the exterior as well. I would give Gayton Painting a Big Thumbs Up and would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting a professional paint job at a reasonable price.
Gaytan Paint & ServicesGaytan Paint & Services
Aman A.
I hired Robert from construction up for an interior painting project, he did an extremely amazing job. It was obvious how professional he was. He came there on time gave me the estimate the same day and started on the dates I requested. I highly recommend him also because he used high quality paint. Up construction is the company to work with if you are looking for a job to be done on time, want to get the best for your money, and want the best quality of work.
Up constructionUp construction
Valerie P.
We recently had a project completed by Santos and his crew it included walls, ceilings, trim and cabinets. From the beginning Santos was punctual, honest and dependable. During the project the entire crew worked efficiently to make sure everything was properly taped off and covered and the end result was a top notch interior paint job. I’m very pleased with the results I received and would highly recommend Santos.
Brothers Drywall and PaintingBrothers Drywall and Painting
Kittu S.
Instead of helping me understand the process and help convince he basically said I am not the man for your job and took the easy way out. He wanted to only do one quote of spray paint on interior, when I asked for two he replied What I have described above. Never offered to explain or help customer understand or even come back with another price for two quotes. Says he has been doing this for 15 years but has t learnt to help customers understand the process. Don’t think he is serious about painting or doing what’s best for the customer.
Gaytan Paint & ServicesGaytan Paint & Services
Susan O.
I can't say enough good things about Osorio handyman service. I had an interior painting project that also entailed carpentry work, sheetrock, texture and tape and float. New wood baseboards installed too. The results were beyond outstanding! Hard working and punctual. Friendly workers that made sure that I was satisfied from start to finish. They can do it all! I'm already planning to remodel by master bath. Awesome!!!!
Osorio’s painting And remodelingOsorio’s painting And remodeling
Jessica S.
We just had basically the whole interior of the house repainted and we couldn’t be more pleased! From the beginning they were quick to respond to my inquiries and communicated well throughout the project. The crew was on time each morning and worked very diligently and efficiently. Everyone was courteous and they did a fantastic job prepping each space and cleaning afterwards. Their quote was the most affordable and only took 3 them days versus a whole week that other companies were quoting. Great value! We will definitely be using Carreno’s Painting again....we actually already got a quote from them for the trim, doors and crown molding! We highly recommend Carreno’s Painting!!
Carreno's painting.Carreno's painting.
Bob G.
Ron and his crew of Mighty Oak Home LLC did an excellent job in painting the entire interior of our home. He professionally detailed everything that was to be included in a written estimate and even went above and beyond everything that he stated he would do! We were so impressed with his work that we are using his services for many other projects in our remodel and also 2 other properties that we own. It's very hard to find a good contractor now-a-days, but with Mighty Oak Home, we found the BEST!
Mighty Oak Home LLCMighty Oak Home LLC
Monica C.
Luis Martinez is a warm, kind and humble young man eager to please. He is an excellent communicator and listens well to client needs. Luis recently completed a full home interior paint renovation for me. He took great care to protect my original 1946 hardwood floors and meticulously covered, taped and sealed ever bit of them. He worked with precision and excellence, and expediently completed the job without sacrificing quality. His work is exceptional! He arrived on time every day with a smile, and was such a delight to have in my home. I'd hire him again without hesitation. Highly recommended! Thank you, Luis!
L&M Pro Painting LLCL&M Pro Painting LLC
Wanda F.
We had a 40 year old commercial building that need repair to the walls, new walls, and a lot of extra work. Martin met with my husband and said he was impressed with Martin immediately. We had gotten another price on doing the work as well. Martin was very reasonable and seemed very qualified to do the job so we hired him. He did a beautiful job on our building. He went totally out of his way to make sure we were happy with the job. It was such a pleasure working with him on this job. We plan on having our residential home, interior and exterior, painted and we will certainly be having him do the work. Thank you, Martin. If you need any painting done, you will do yourself a disservice by not meeting with Martin Gayton, talking to him, and getting a bid from him. You won't be sorry. He was respectful, courteous and accommodating throughout the entire job. Wanda and Alan Forshage
Gaytan Paint & ServicesGaytan Paint & Services
Laurie D.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Jose was an absolute pleasure to work with! This is my first home, and I was initially very nervous about hiring people to do work, but Jose far exceeded my expectations. They painted the entire interior of my house, which turned out great! He was highly motivated to help me get everything I wanted out of the project. He was very knowledgeable about his trade and was able to provide me with good information as a new homeowner about different options and finishes, etc. He and his team repaired cracks, textured, and painted every room and closet in the house. His communication skills are superb! He was totally transparent throughout the process, with multiple updates and calls to ask if I had questions or concerns. They did an excellent job of covering and protecting my floors. Their work was very professionally done and looked amazing! Their process for payment of the job in installments with the use of a contract made me very reassured about hiring them. He was very flexible in terms of accommodating my work schedule when I needed to meet up with him at multiple time points throughout the job. They are honest and hardworking! They came every day until the job was finished and did a walk through with me to ensure I was satisfied with the work prior to the final payment. I accidentally made the last installment check for more than I owed, and Jose immediately contacted me to get a new check for the corrected amount. They went above and beyond my expectations! They made the first big project in my new home an absolute breeze and I am now able to move into a home that looks brand new. I will definitely be hiring them for future projects. Thanks Jose!!!
Jose MoralesJose Morales
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