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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.

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 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.

Does a painter need to enter my home?

If you’re hiring an exterior painter, the painter will likely not need to enter your home. But for interior paint jobs, the painter will need to enter your home.

When talking to potential painters, discuss a strategy to make sure you and the painter(s) stay safe while they’re completing the job in your home. Or, you might want to discuss scheduling the paint job at a later date.

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.

Reviews for Arlington painters
Karin H.
Outstanding painting
Cesar Design LLCCesar Design LLC
Murtuza H.
Excellent paint work and very reasonable .
TOP FINISHING LLCTOP FINISHING LLC
Andrew S.
Did a great job painting my house
Cesar Design LLCCesar Design LLC
RC R.
Excellent contractor! We hired him to paint our 2 bedroom apartment, he was responsive, flexible, punctual and had reasonable rates. On top of all that the quality of the painting was great. Very happy to have found him. I've already put him in touch with a co-worker that wants some painting done.
Saskya's Painting RenovationsSaskya's Painting Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
We had such a wonderful experience! The job was done very well. Workers were prompt, efficient, and respectful. Our baby's nursery looks fantastic and they used 3 different paint colors. We are so appreciate and happy with the paint job. We plan to use them again for future paint jobs. Highly recommend!
Flash Painting LLCFlash Painting LLC
Hannah G.
I had paint and backsplash added to my kitchen. This job was well done and came out looking very nice! I’ll likely hire him again for future painting and installations.
Navarro's Painting LLCNavarro's Painting LLC
Allison M.
Jamie and his crew were fantastic! In only two days they were able to pressure wash, and paint the exterior of our house at a very affordable rate. They were extremely professional, hard working, and timely. I would highly recommend JMD Painting for all interior and exterior painting projects! Our house looks like a totally different house!
JMD paintingJMD painting
Lindsey M.
Nilto was able to provide a quote on Friday and paint my entire condo on Sunday. He and his crew did a great job! I'll definitely reach out to this team again for future painting and small jobs.
Caldas Jr.Home ImprovementCaldas Jr.Home Improvement
Kristen L.
Keith did an excellent job painting my bathroom ceiling and wall!
Keith ThomasKeith Thomas
Justin R.
Working with Mario and Brunga Bros painting to have my 2BR/1BA condo painted was a great experience. He was very responsive and communicative throughout the project and when some unexpected challenges turned up leading to more time for him and his crew - he still was focused on doing the job right while also sticking to the agreed upon price. I'd definitely hire again for future painting needs and will recommend to others.
Brunga Bros Painting LLCBrunga Bros Painting LLC
Breanna G.
H&R Painting was quick to respond to my request to paint an accent wall in our living room and kitchen, arrived promptly, and completed the job in a timely manner. The team was friendly and the job was professional, we are very happy with the results! Would recommend, thank you!
H & R Painting LLCH & R Painting LLC
Catharine M.
So this was my first time hiring painters. Here are all the positives- Bryan was wonderful and super helpful He was punctual and prepared. I think he did all the cut ins and they look great. They painted my whole condo in one day which is way quicker than I would be able to do it. Negatives- There was a lot of cleaning up I had to do after they left- small paint dots were on all the floors and counter tops. (I probably would have made a bigger mess.) There is paint on my carpet and area rug. I would use them again but I would put my own drop clothes down in advance. I have very short trim and in many of the places the trim paint is now in the grout. They did get some of the wall paint on a few of the doors that were not being painted. I am going to have to find the match for that so I can touch them up. I think the negatives outweigh the positives and made it worth it.
Triple-P-PaintersTriple-P-Painters
Kim V.
John did an excellent job painting our fence. It looks beautiful and we are thoroughly pleased.
Sullivan PaintingSullivan Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Oscar is very responsive and made my painting project easy. He came out to do the estimate, was responsive to changes and my timeline. I trusted him to paint the entire apartment in the week I was out of town. A snowstorm could have delayed the project, but he brought in more people to complete the project on time. The paint job is great and they even moved all the furniture back into place. I definitely recommend him and wouldn't hesitate to call him for another project.
Oscar The MasterOscar The Master
Ramin T.
I hired Rey to paint our stairway and hallway. His team did a tremendous job. They also painted a kitchen cabinet and didn’t even charge me extra for it. I could not be more satisfied and happy about the work product, Rey’s professionalism and punctuality and services. I have already hired Rey for another handyman job, and will also use him to paint our basement. Rey and team come highly recommended you’re looking for a reliable, professional and excellent painter and handyman.
Rey  ContractorsRey Contractors
Victor G.
We hired Cesar designs for interior painting. Job was done on time and done right the first time around.
Cesar Design LLCCesar Design LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Did a good job painting just one day was half a day late. Otherwise would definitely recommend.
Turcios Drywall, LLCTurcios Drywall, LLC
Liz M.
Leo and his team did a great job of painting my condo. I would hire them again.
☆☆☆Leo's Painting Company☆☆☆☆☆☆Leo's Painting Company☆☆☆
Richard W.
We used Elite Custom Painting for home interior painting and minor repair work. Sami was responsive and helpful throughout, from the onsite consultation to the end of the job, which included managing subcontractors. We were very happy with the end result, and would certainly seek out Sami for similar work in the future.
Elite Custom Painting & RemodelingElite Custom Painting & Remodeling
Aaron p.
Met me on extremely short notice to get quotes for painting my condo to get it ready to sell. His whole crew was out the next day and knocked out multiple repairs and painted the entire unit and cabinets beautifully. Price was amazing as well. Would recommend very highly for anyone looking for quality work.
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Bryan H.
This guy was great. The job he and his team did exceeded my expectations. They painted the entire apartment and it looks great.
JMD paintingJMD painting
Erica G.
Keith did a good job covering up a darker accent wall paint job for an apartment I moved out of.
Keith ThomasKeith Thomas
Allison D.
Marcos and his crew did a perfect job painting three rooms in our house, at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend.
LM Painting & DecoratingLM Painting & Decorating
Billy D.
Excellent work on a big interior paint job. Came back after the project to do touch up work. Highly recommended.
D&B Drywall and paintingD&B Drywall and painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jeffry painted two rooms for me and did an excellent job. He was professional and efficient. I would hire him again.
Amaya paint contractorAmaya paint contractor
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