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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 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 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 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.

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.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

Reviews for Charlottesville painters
Thumbtack Customer
J&A painting was fantastic. They did a great job painting and were easy to work with. I would highly recommend them to others for painting jobs.
J&A Painting, Inc.J&A Painting, Inc.
Theresa V.
Gary did a great job painting my ceilings. He was very thorough in identifying the paint color to match the old paint and giving good suggestions on what will look good. He is wonderful to work with - very responsive and gets the work done efficiently.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Chanel W.
I love my bathroom that I got painted so much so that I’ve already booked Gary again to paint my bedroom!
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Pinnacle Painting did a very nice job for us. The crew was friendly. They showed up consistently and the job did not take a long time. We hope to get our interior painting done by Pinnacle also.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Jamie P.
Gary was professional and a great communicator from the initial estimate through to the completion of the project. His team was punctual and worked quickly and with skill to paint the foyer, stairs and upstairs hallway in my house. I highly recommend and will hire again for future painting projects.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Ilse C.
360 painting responded quickly to my request and did a great job for a reasonable price.
360 Painting of Central VA360 Painting of Central VA
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Pinnacle for an exterior paint job on a small commercial building. From the very beginning to when the project was completed, working with Gary had been an absolute pleasure due to his timeliness, dedication to doing the best job possible, and exceeding expectations. He quoted me a fair price for, what in the end, was exceptional quality work. He was able to fit the job into his schedule right away, and I saw the project completed within a couple weeks. The last paint job done on the building left the building in a terrible shape, and Pinnacle worked extremely hard to repair the chipped paint, not cutting any corners, and went above and beyond to ensure the building’s paint looked great and would last a very long time. Gary has an extremely warm, welcoming, and professional personality and his company does extraordinary work. I would highly recommend them for any exterior paint job, and will hire them again for any of my future painting projects.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Kathy M.
Mr. Koch painted two bathrooms for me, which included patching, sanding & even a little drywall work & did a very good job. He made good suggestions regarding paint & even used leftover trim paint of his own, which saved me money. We plan to work on another project with Mr. Koch soon. It was very important to him that I was satisfied. His fee was extremely competitive.
James P. KochJames P. Koch
Kristen R.
VA Regional Multi-services was great! They painted an accent wall in our home. They were so quick to respond and the quality of work was excellent. I would definitely recommend them, and I plan to use them again if we have any paint projects in the future!
VA Regional MultiservicesVA Regional Multiservices
Andrew Y.
Gary did a great job with the prep and painting of the trim, gables, fascia and soffits. Highly recommend!
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
It was a pleasure dealing with him on our office painting project. Would use him again and recommend him to others.
Michael Frazier Painting Contractor, LLCMichael Frazier Painting Contractor, LLC
Carol S.
Michael Frazier Painting Contractor, LLC was punctual throughout the process of painting our home. He would respond to all of our questions and guide us as to what repairs were needed to be made for the painting. The work quality was 5 star and the crew with him was very helpful. I think what makes him a reputable painter is his honest friendly personality. He put up with a lot of questions from us! We are extremely pleased with the work Michael and his crew completed for us and would highly recommend him!
Michael Frazier Painting Contractor, LLCMichael Frazier Painting Contractor, LLC
Carolyn P.
Gary and his team did a great job on my condo in Charlottesville. He was very responsive and prompt. They did the ceilings, trim and walls. The price was good and he also left the remaining paint for touch-ups. He advised on paint selection taking into consideration my budget. Would recommend and would also hire again.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Jack A.
Gary and his team were super responsive and helpful in painting. Very professional and reasonably priced. Would definitely work with them again!
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Lori J.
Are you tired of contractors over-promising and under-delivering? Then you need to call Gary at Pinnacle Custom Painting. He and his crew painted my 3 story, 1700sf town home, including ceilings, trim and closets in 2 days. I am very pleased and impressed with the result. It looks brand new. On time, professional job, CLEAN, respectful, honest.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Gary and his team were highly responsive and punctual in completing the painting. He was very accommodating with my schedule and I would recommend him.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Maria D.
He was a pleasure to work with on painting two rooms in my home. He was consistently responsive to messages. Completed the job thoroughly and quickly. Very genuine.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Rhiannon K.
I hired VA Regional to do some interior painting. The rooms were complicated with vaulted ceilings, and significant damage. They did a great job, and even went above and beyond doing 4 coats of paint when they felt it was warranted (while honoring their original quote). They charged a more reasonable rate than any other local painters I have previously used.
VA Regional Multi ServicesVA Regional Multi Services
Chris M.
Gray was fantastic!! I had a short time line to address a painting issue in few rooms before a new tenant moved in. Gary was very responsive and even came over to quote me on a Sunday. He re-arranged his schedule to get my job completed in a short timeline. The paint job was amazing!! I will absolutely use Gary again and would recommend him to any homeowner. Book this one with confidence!!!
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Margaret (Meg) C.
I had a fantastic experience with Pinnacle Custom Painting after I hired them to paint the exterior of our home. The final product looks great and has improved the overall appearance of our house. The crew was professional and prompt, and they always kept me in the loop about what they were planning to cover each day. They also finished the work more quickly than I anticipated. I would definitely hire them again.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Neil C.
Came to home and gave me cost of job. I compared price with 3 other painters and cost was similar. Job was done in 2 1/2 days. Painters went out of their way to not only complete the painting job at hand but to also fix any other problem I had with my home for no extra charge (clog in sink, daughter's closet door coming off hinges, removed three sticky balls kids threw in master bedroom that had been stuck on high ceiling for quite some time). Paint work was stellar and I didn't have to worry if it would be done in time for the holiday season. I will be using this company again for exterior painting in the Spring. Many thanks!!!
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Mo N.
Kevin was beyond phenomenal. He was prompt, courteous, clean workspace And his estimate was 1/4 of my highest estimate. Anyone looking for painting look no further Kevin is fantastic.
Local Handyman Pros LLCLocal Handyman Pros LLC
Zahra I.
Michael is very professional, and very precise when it comes to painting. Very friendly and convenient. Makes sure you stay on budget. I would definitely recommend him to everyone.
Michael Frazier Painting Contractor, LLCMichael Frazier Painting Contractor, LLC
Wei M.
Excellent overall. Gary was responsive and we worked out a data that worked for both of us. The painter, Jose and his partner were very nice, the ceiling paint job looked fantastic. They came and prepped, draped everything before painting and left virtually nothing behind. Felt like it was truly professionally done! We will definitely come back to Gary for future work. They were also careful with mask wearing and thoughtful during the covid time.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
Aleksandra J.
Pinnacle Custom Painting did a wonderful job in repainting the exterior of our 1930s home as well as an interior job. Gary and his team are a pleasure to work with; I would highly recommend.
Pinnacle Custom Painting LLCPinnacle Custom Painting LLC
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