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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 Alexandria interior painters
Derick H.
Very pleased with my interior paint job.
Amaya paint contractorAmaya paint contractor
Wesley C.
Nilto and his team did a good job repairing drywall cracks and painting almost all of the interior walls in my house. He was very kind and easy to work with. I will call him again for any future painting jobs.
Caldas Jr.Home ImprovementCaldas Jr.Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Sam's team for an interior house painting project. Due to the curve of our stairs, we were unable to paint the stairwell, landing and second floor ceiling ourselves. Sam scheduled the painting quickly so it could be completed before Thanksgiving. His team was prompt and very thorough. The new paint looks wonderful, and I would certainly reach out to them again for any future projects.
L & N EnterpriseL & N Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
Randy and his team did a wide variety of jobs for me - interior painting, carpet installation, drywall repair, updating bathrooms. Randy was very responsive and professional and his team does very good work.
My Construction ServicesMy Construction Services
Matthew P.
Jose and his helped did an amazing job. He was able to provide me a quote the day I sent an inquiry, fitted me in his schedule in less than a week. The interior paint came out wonderfully. I couldn’t be happier.
D&B Drywall and paintingD&B Drywall and painting
Christina P.
CertaPro did a fabulous job on my interior home painting project. Maidelys came out to prepare the quote and returned a spec sheet that evening with a reasonable price. The painting team was also available for a quick turnaround. Ricardo and his team did a spectacular job. They filled holes, sanded, and painted five rooms in a single day! And the workmanship was incredible! Maidelys did an excellent job of coordinating the entire effort as well. I highly recommend CertaPro and will definitely use them again in the future.
CertaPro Painters of AlexandriaCertaPro Painters of Alexandria
Jennifer M.
Great experience! Our condo feels brand new again. We were working with a really tight budget due COVID layoffs and Jeffry was so accommodating.. He included paint for the trim and even painted our interior doors at no cost to us. The crew showed up at 8:30 and by 2:30 everything was done. We will definitely use this team for future projects!!
Amaya paint contractorAmaya paint contractor
Ross D.
We recently had our interiors painted by Navarro's Painting. They did an EXCELLENT job! Wilson and his crew were friendly, professional and respectful of our home. They went above and beyond to ensure quality work was done. From ensuring proper drying time between coats to make sure the paint cured, to patching and repairing some minor wall damage we had in our skylights. I would absolutely recommend them to any neighbor, friend or coworker. In fact we are planning our next painting project now for them to come back.
Navarro's Painting LLCNavarro's Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nilto provided a very reasonable estimate on an interior paint job. He was able to do the job within a few days of me contacting him. I'm very please with the quality of the work, and I'm already speaking with him about the next job I'd like for him to do.
Caldas Jr.Home ImprovementCaldas Jr.Home Improvement
Mayer N.
We lucked out by working with Jandres Painting! They were a pleasure to work with. They communicated with us all along the project to understand our needs and help us understand the process. In fact, they expedited the project to ensure it worked with the rest of our move-in plans. They are incredibly hard working and take pride in their work, which looks amazing ! We will absolutely work with them in the future and recommend them to anyone looking for interior painting!
Jandres Painting Services, LLCJandres Painting Services, LLC
Winifred N.
The entire process was very smooth. Maidelys came to our house the same day when I contacted her on Thumbtacks and she's very knowledgeable about what needs to be done. She also rest assured me that CertaPro will do a superb job painting the interior of my house and they did! Maidelys, Luis and his team took great care of our house and treated us like family. We wanted to paint our walls white and the walls were in dark color and rough shape but they spent the time to repair and smooth them out before painting. Combined with the excellent paint job, the place looks better than new. We are very happy with their work and I would definitely hire them again in the future on other paint projects.
CertaPro Painters of AlexandriaCertaPro Painters of Alexandria
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