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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.

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.

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.

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 Cameron Station painters
Patti L.
Painted upstairs with drywall repair, wall paper removal. On time and neat. Did a nice job painting.
JMD PAINTINGJMD PAINTING
Shelby K.
Fred General Painting was great to work with. The owner responded quickly to my work request and provided a very reasonable proposal for painting the exterior of my townhome. They painted my home quickly and provided a quality finish. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a quality paint job at a great value.
Fred General PaintingFred General Painting
Diane N.
Nilto and his crew painted our entire house within two days. We did multiple colors throughout the house and they painted it to our liking with little direction. The paint looks great and they were very easy to work with and very reliable. I would definitely be using them for our future external paint projects!
Caldas Jr.Home ImprovementCaldas Jr.Home Improvement
Lynetta C.
DT was very polite and professional. He did a great job on painting our kitchen cabinets. This is my first-time having cabinets painted so I'm not sure how the paint will wear but I'm hopeful that it will last a few years.
DTpaintingLLCDTpaintingLLC
Natalie J.
Imy husband and I loved what they did with the exterior paint on our home! We will definitely be using Christian painting again in the future!
Cristian Painting LLCCristian Painting LLC
Pranali N.
Hugo and his team did an excellent job of painting my entire townhouse in 1 day. They even painted 2 tables within the same time frame. Great service at great cost. I would recommend them for painting job.
HgdecoratinggroupLLCHgdecoratinggroupLLC
Michael B.
Anibal was excellent. He painted ALL the trim in our 2 story house and inside 5 closets. He was fast and great. His work was clean, neat and smooth painting. We will definitely be hiring him again for our future painting projects. Thanks!!
Tommy's paintingTommy's painting
Tahmeena V.
I hired Jeffry to paint my 3 bedrooms. He arrived on time and did a great job. He finished the work in a timely manner and he also did a little bit of dry wall patching for me, prior to painting. I would hire him again for my next painting project. Thanks Jeffry, we love our new painted walls!
Amaya paint contractor & gutter filtersAmaya paint contractor & gutter filters
Keith B.
Good job with painting. Quick and professional.
Triple-P-PaintersTriple-P-Painters
Emily M.
Great job by the guys painting a bedroom!
Carlos & Son Home Improvement LLCCarlos & Son Home Improvement LLC
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
Julia T.
Grandez did a phenomenal job painting the interior of our new home. They were extremely professional and very detailed in the paint job. They made sure to put paper down and cover all of the floor and anything that was not going to be painted so that there was no paint splatter. Our walls were a mustard yellow and brick red and they look beautiful now. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for painters and will hire them again.
Grandez Company LLCGrandez Company LLC
Kadian C.
David did an excellent job painting my kitchen. I had planned on trying to paint it myself, but there is no way I could have equaled his work quality. His work is neat, clean and top quality. I would highly recommend him to anyone that has a paint job.
DTpaintingLLCDTpaintingLLC
Sanka P.
Great Paint Job--they went the extra mile.
Rojas PaintingRojas Painting
Derick H.
Very pleased with my interior paint job.
Amaya paint contractor & gutter filtersAmaya paint contractor & gutter filters
Meron Z.
JC painting did an amazing job painting my house. He’s very professional and always on time. Cleans up after himself. I highly recommend him.
Jc paintingJc painting
Therese D.
Beautiful paint job for a very reasonable price.
Y&M Arlington Painting Inc.Y&M Arlington Painting Inc.
Sarena H.
I could not recommend JMD painting enough.
JMD PAINTINGJMD PAINTING
Jason h.
They did a great job painting our ceiling.
Asteroid PaintingAsteroid Painting
Raj N.
EJ and his team did a fabulous job painting the exterior of my house! The job presented some difficulties in that we have a steep 4th floor roof but the EJ Painting team were prepared and did a fabulous job. They were in and out in one day. We will be using EJ in the future for interior and exterior painting. Additionally, I have recommended EJ to a few neighbors that are looking to paint their homes in the next year. Thanks EJ and team!!!
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Jewelyn C.
Had a great experience painting our home with CertaPro!
CertaPro Painters of AlexandriaCertaPro Painters of Alexandria
Endri P.
Selected Lopez Bros to complete a paint job on most of the house. Can’t say enough good things. They responded quickly to the initial inquiry and were very consultative in both the type of paint and color of paint that I was considering. When it comes to the actual paint job, I am very pleased with the professionalism and overall quality. I can tell that Francisco takes customer experience seriously. There were multiple requests that I made and the team was very accommodating. Thank you Francisco and team!
Lopez Bros PaintingLopez Bros Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I had EJ Painting at my house to paint the last three days. My house looks amazing. EJ helped with my colors choices and transformed my house. He went above and beyond to take care of some problems I had with my doors, and touch up areas that I had had painted previously. EJ is dedicated to making sure is client is please with the results. I would recommend EJ and is team to paint your home.
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Ashley J.
Deon did an amazing job painting my commercial space!!! He was very meticulous and thorough with his work. I will be recommending him to all of my family and friends who need anything painted.
Aleon PaintingAleon Painting
Jacquelyn B.
Excellent job painting the exterior of our house and our railing. Responsive and punctual. If you need them to do anything other than painting, consider hiring another pro for that work, as I had to redo the paver mortar repair work they did... in fact, our steps look worse than before. But the house painting was fast and looks great.
CertaPro Painters of AlexandriaCertaPro Painters of Alexandria
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