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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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
Thumbtack Customer
The project was a success. Andy was very professional and gave me a great price on an interior paint. On time and finished early, I would highly recommend Classic Painting!
Classic PaintingClassic Painting
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
Randy M.
Miguel rocks. Period. Do yourself a favor and have this guy complete your painting project. He painted our entire home interior (2700 sq ft). He is our official paint dude. Very glad we found him on Thumbtack.
ProCoat PaintingProCoat Painting
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
Thumbtack Customer
Painted the entire interior of the house, including the garage. Did some minor sheet rock repair also. Andy was always on time, did a thorough job, including the clean up. He even helped move furniture around! He also left behind the unused paint for future use, if needed to touch up. The painting makes the house look like a completely different place! Great work, at a great price!
Classic PaintingClassic Painting
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 ...
Thumbtack Customer
I thoroughly enjoyed working with ProCoat Painting on my house project. His estimate for the time it would take was right on point. Miguel and his associate did a fantastic job. They painted the entire interior of my home. Every room with crown molding and baseboards and a new paint color all walls. The detail in his work is phenomenal. I also asked him to paint my existing kitchen cabinets. They turned out a beautiful mahogany color. All in all, they did an incredible job, very courteous, very quiet, and very dependable work. I will be using his services again soon for painting in my garage.
ProCoat PaintingProCoat 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
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
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend ProCoat to anyone looking for a very professional, skilled painting company. I had the whole interior of our house painted and am very pleased with the outcome as well as the time frame in which it was completed. Miguel the owner of this company has clearly found his calling. In addition, I also had a special "custom room" done.... with a double stripe around the middle of the room, it turned out amazing!! Thank you so much ProCoat for your hard work and great customer service!
ProCoat PaintingProCoat Painting
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
Johnnie C.
Contacted Texas Premier Friday evening needing the interior painted all same color as I was moving back into home after leasing for a year. They showed up Saturday afternoon and finished Sunday afternoon. Price was very fair, quality was top notch and professionalism was on point. Even did a couple patch jobs that needed to be done. I would highly recommend to any and everyone as this was a great experience and I will definitely use for any future needs.
Texas Premier PaintingTexas Premier 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
Thumbtack Customer
DAC Enterprises recently completed a home beautification project for me that consisted of interior painting and general carpentry. The work DAC completed for me took four days, and this was the exact schedule estimate I was provided. Also, DAC provided an accurate price quote for the project. I was impressed by the professionalism, timely response to my questions and the quality of work I received from DAC. Daniel, the owner, and his staff were trustworthy and honest. I highly recommend DAC Enterprises for your project.
D A C EnterprisesD A C Enterprises
Kristin S.
We can’t say enough good things about Miguel and his work ethic. He quoted us a very reasonable price to paint the interior of our new home and worked quickly. Miguel arrived on time every day and did his thing. His is one of my favorite people to have worked in my house as he is very pleasant and I could often hear him laughing at the random podcast he listens to. If I found an area which needed to be fixed, or a spot of dropped paint, he would quickly take care of it. I would hire Miguel for any job I have available in the future and highly recommend him! Thank you, Miguel!
ProCoat PaintingProCoat 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 Home ImprovementsL&M Home Improvements
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
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