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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 Norfolk painters
Deidre A.
We were in need of some interior painting at our new shop and this company gave us a fair price for a nice size project. Initially only needed trim/molding painted, but we ended up hiring to paint two additional rooms. Will definitely recommend for painting projects. Thanks guys!
Finishing Touch PaintingFinishing Touch Painting
Thumbtack Customer
The job was to provide painting of walls and trim in all of the second floor rooms except the bathroom.This also included the landing, foyer and living room. The first floor bathroom and kitchen were to have only trim work painted. The job was to begin March 1st. but due to contractors's banking issues the job did not begin in earnest until March 3rd. This put pressure on the painters to do the job quickly and not do proper prep and quality painting and clean up. The contractor wanted to finish the entire job by Friday causing many short cuts and very unprofessional results.The job site (my house) was left with refuse and debris, empty paint cans, paint on the hard wood floors, windows and paint chips in the downstairs bathtub. Because of the lack of planning, I had to finish the kitchen which was part of the original contract of the job.I was very disappointed in lack of professional handling of the work, especially knowing the amount of effort that proper site prep, painting, and clean up are involved to do a superior job.
AOK PaintingAOK Painting
Thumbtack Customer
They showed a ton patience and understanding dealing with my irregular schedule. I could not have asked for a more professional job at an incredibly fair price. I had them paint my bedroom, hallway and living room and could not be any more pleased with the results. When I am ready to paint my two bathrooms, the first call I make will to be AOK Painting.
AOK PaintingAOK Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Touch of Brlliance Painting was big help and a test experience for my painting needs. From the beginning to getting a custom until the job was finish everything was professional and to my liking. I had 5 areas painted. 1 bedroom 2 bathrooms a laundry room and my 18 ft walls in the foyer. The job was done to perfection everything moved and put back exactly by the painters. I will be using them again to do a custom 3 tone paint job in my son room. Pricing is affordable, but the quality overall was excellent. Honestly I was impressed. I did nothing no touch up needed, no paint on hardwood or anything to throw away. Touch of Brilliance will met your needs and exceed your expectations.
Touch of Brilliance Painting, LLCTouch of Brilliance Painting, LLC
Robin H.
Mike and team did an excellent job on my project. Paint and drywall repair was completed and above expectations. They were prompt and it turned out beautifully. I would highly recommend them for any painting project you may have.
Mike's Quality PaintingMike's Quality Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Rich was very easy to work with. He took good notes when doing the walk through for the job, he was very thorough, and he didn't try to do more than needed to be done (the painting was at my rental house). He was flexible and painted over the weekend when I was is in town and his work was excellent. The quality of the work was great and I'd definitely recommend him or use him again for my next painting project.
Cogent Paint TechniquesCogent Paint Techniques
Charles E.
Pedro and his guys were GREAT. They got our painting job done on time and as promised. Someone who does what he says he will do -- wow that is fantastic! We will probably get Pedro back at our house for additional painting soon!
Pedro’s Painting ServicesPedro’s Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Troxler did several paint touch ups and matched the paint perfectly. He also filled in about 50 holes in our walls and made our walls look new again. Even though it was sleeting outside, he didn't cancel. Thank you!!
Cogent Paint TechniquesCogent Paint Techniques
Thumbtack Customer
Rich was excellent- helped me narrow down color choices, on time, always stayed in communication, and did an outstanding job quickly and with excellent results. I came home to a beautiful house with no paint smell. Am definitely having him do more work for me- woodworking and painting.
Cogent Paint TechniquesCogent Paint Techniques
Greg G.
Antonio and his team did an amazing job for a great price. Highly recommend them for your painting needs!
Touch of Brilliance Painting, LLCTouch of Brilliance Painting, LLC
Penny B.
I would not recommend this person/company at all!!! He is rude, disrespectful, can't complete a job professionally.. Refused to come back and walk thru the house..He has threaten us, after we said we were done.. Caused over a 1000 dollars additional work ( by his own words) Over charged by double!!! Didn't paint everything!! Over sprayed on all door hardware, hardwood floors, etc.. anything they painted!!! They didn't prime or prep. Painted over nails in walls.. They painted 150 dollars in cabnit hardware, 500 in doorhardware..DO NOT HIRE this Company.. Check with BBB on complaints.. They are not professional!! Have text from him threatening us!!! DO NOT HIRE Lots more photos, too many to add
Reno, Paint & FloorReno, Paint & Floor
Douglas M.
kBathroom and bedroom look great. Only small glitch, paint splatters on new tile and on carpet due to no drop cloth.
Pit Bull RestroPit Bull Restro
Christine S.
Elmer was professional and did a great job painting the interior of our home. We would highly recommend him! They did a great job!
G&E painting &flooringG&E painting &flooring
John S.
Excellent communication, went out of their way to acquire a specific paint (brand and color), produced high quality work, and a VERY competitive price!
AOK PaintingAOK Painting
Gwen W.
We worked with Touch of Brilliance in July of 2017. They came in with the best price and the fastest availability. We hired them because they were so well reviewed. They came out and finished the job in the time they said they would, which was great, especially being that they were able to work around us and we didn't have to close. We have a 5k office space in Norfolk. I can't even explain how much we love the paint job. I can say that we needed to expand the painting into another room and since it was such a small space, we were going to knock it out ourselves. Well, my employee tasked with the painting quit early and took it upon himself to hire someone to come out the next day and paint the rest of that room, plus the final one we had left. That contractor came in and did a TERRIBLE job. There are faded spots, and smeared spots and even paint on carpet. I am going to have to beg Antonio to come out and fix what my employee paid that other company to do. I hope he has availability again. I've learned my lesson as far as painting goes, just be smart and hire Touch of Brilliance at the beginning and save myself and my company the hassle of not leaving everything in the capable hands of Touch of Brilliance.
Touch of Brilliance Painting, LLCTouch of Brilliance Painting, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Michael painted a large bedroom and a wall of another. He did a fabulous job - very detailed and careful. I will definitely call him again!
Paragon painting and power washingParagon painting and power washing
Lea M.
A fabulous day! Attention to detail. Very professional, on time, and quality work! Will definitely hire when we need more paint jobs done
Little Wins LLCLittle Wins LLC
Jack H.
Small job (one bedroom) that was very reasonably priced and the work quality was top-notch. Will be using again if I need painting help! Thank you!
Paint Work AheadPaint Work Ahead
Angelo M.
Pedro is extremely talented, and will get the rest of my paint jobs! Own time and genuinely a nice man to talk to while working. Will recommend him to anyone!
Pedro’s Painting ServicesPedro’s Painting Services
Adora P.
Excellent work!! Beautiful interior home painting on high ceilings, and great tile work. Very happy and would highly recommend to others. Pricing was competitive and quality was high.
Reno, Paint & FloorReno, Paint & Floor
Thumbtack Customer
I had an office and bathroom painted, with ceiling water damage repaired. This company offered a very reasonable quote, and did a wonderful job. Would definitely hire again.
Bfield residential servicesBfield residential services
Thumbtack Customer
Michael Jones and his wife were a pleasure to work with! They came out very quickly to give me a very reasonable estimate. After the initial consultation they come out to do the actual painting a few days later, and completed the job in one day. They were very easy to work with and accommodating to what I needed done. I am very pleased with the work that they did, and will keep their contact info for any further painting needs.
Paragon painting and power washingParagon painting and power washing
Ernise E.
Pedro and his crew was very punctual! Got the job done in a couple of days. The work came out great. I will hire them for any other paint jobs in the future.
Pedro’s Painting ServicesPedro’s Painting Services
Carolyn R.
Pedro and his team did a wonderful job painting the majority of the common areas (walls, trim, doors) of my home! I contacted Pedro on 4.09.21 for a quote, he was able to come by same day to view the space and provide the quote. I contacted him the next day to hire him and he was able to line up the job to be completed on 4.15.21! Talk about fast! Pedro and his team did a great job spending extra time to prep the walls (I live in a 100+ year old home), which included removing old, painted in nails, patching holes and cracks in the dry wall, etc. This time on the front end really paid off as the walls look markedly better than they did when we moved into the house! It was a good size job but Pedro and his team were able to complete it all in one day. I'd recommend Pedro to anyone looking for painting services, and will definitely reach out to him for any additional painting projects we may have in the future!
Pedro’s Painting ServicesPedro’s Painting Services
Lisa m.
Very cool guy!! Finished project in a timely messing around when he started..fair prices and quality work!! Will be hiring him again for future home painting projects..
Vics Painting and StainingVics Painting and Staining
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