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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 Richmond painters
Heidi c.
Noel and his team did an amazing job painting the interior of my home. They finished quicker than estimated and the paint job looks flawless. I would highly recommend and will be using them again for future paint jobs.
W.blanco painting LLCW.blanco painting LLC
Patrice S.
They are very professional. They gave me a quote in my price ranges with paint included for my shutters. They came on time. I am very pleased with the paint job.👍
Angel's PaintingAngel's Painting
Keithley P.
Christine was so nice to work with. I love the wall she painted in our living room. We plan on hiring her again to paint something else for us.
Christine's ArtChristine's Art
Ruth C.
Carlos Cortez is a young man who has exceptional work ethics. He arrived on time, we discussed the exact colors I wanted and he submitted the quote for the job promptly. On the day of painting, again he arrived on time, we went over the paint colors and which bedrooms were to be painted. The paint job was perfect! He cleaned up so well it was hard to imagine he was here for several hours. I was so impressed by this young man, I hired him again 3 weeks later to paint the other two bedrooms. It was a job well done.
Cortez PaintingCortez Painting
Kansis R.
Very fast response and paint looks great
Angel's PaintingAngel's Painting
Donna P.
Carlos did an outstanding job painting a stairwell & ceilings throughout the house. The paint job was flawless & beautiful. He takes great care to do the job right. It was a pleasure working with him.
Cortez PaintingCortez Painting
Julie F.
Great painting job and very responsive team! Thanks!
Angel's PaintingAngel's Painting
Sherry G.
William was a pleasure to work with on my painting project. He returned all questions and conversations were very prompt. He did an excellent job and will be hiring him for all my painting projects
B&M PaintingB&M Painting
Tamica W.
I am extremely satisfied with Todd’s Painting. They painted my entire downstairs in one day, and was professionally done. Prices are reasonable and their work is outstanding. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Todd's Painting and handyman services, LLCTodd's Painting and handyman services, LLC
Phillip D.
Great experience working with McLaurin Painting, LLC. Very responsive. Excellent professionalism. They did an excellent job painting my front porch. I would highly recommend and would definitely use them again in the future.
McLaurin Painting, LLC.McLaurin Painting, LLC.
Chris D.
W. Blanco guys were fantastic. They painted a large front porch and had to feather in new blue paint where stucco was repaired. This is a house built in 1900 and now you can't tell where repairs were made.
W.blanco painting LLCW.blanco painting LLC
Vincent B.
Hanna and his crew did a great job, they patch and sanded the wall smooth. Hanna and his team finish in a fast but the paint job was done correctly. I would definitely be using his Painting team again for future projects.
Pharaoh’s Paint LLCPharaoh’s Paint LLC
Anthony A.
In search of a contractor to paint the master bedroom of my investment property, I found Peacock Nationwide Painting Contractors. Paul understood the scope of work, suggested a beautiful paint color, and he and his crew went to work. Paul explained what was necessary for each phase of the project and assured me that I would be pleased with the final outcome. Well, Paul and his crew did not disappoint. From start to completion, Paul kept me abreast of the project’s status through occasional text messages and video calls. I look forward to hiring Paul for future home painting projects.
Peacock Nationwide Painting ContractorsPeacock Nationwide Painting Contractors
Nadia A.
Definitely would hire them again! The paint in my house, looks so good!
Monét C.
I had a great experience, they really explained the process and was very clean. I recently painted my bedrooms. They bought the paint recommended a particular type, given my young family. And finished at the promised timeframe. I will be hiring this contractor again for other jobs.
Alfa and Omega Remodeling LLCAlfa and Omega Remodeling LLC
Amy B.
Great job for a great price. Painted my bathroom and did trim, walls and chair rail.
Taylor Multi ServicesTaylor Multi Services
Lynanne Y.
We had a really great experience with Melvis and his team! In a week they repaired and painted the walls, ceiling, and trim of our 1650 square foot home, painted our kitchen and bathroom cabinets, painted our front door, and repaired and stained/painted our deck and a large wrap around front porch. They also power washed our home and a large privacy fence. They were always on time and wanted to make sure we were happy with the work done. Any issues we had along the way were addressed immediately by Melvis. We are very happy with the finished product of all of their work and will utilize them again in the future!
MC Painting  and   General homes  RepairsMC Painting and General homes Repairs
Reginald M.
I would Definitely recommend this family business.They patched my walls and painted Absolutely flawless
Ixchel Painting, LLCIxchel Painting, LLC
Phillip D.
They did a great job painting my dining room. Good price and responsiveness. Good quality of work.
Angel's PaintingAngel's Painting
Debra M.
Melvis's team did a Very Good job, for a good price and the project was done in one day, they painted all the trim around the exterior of our home, I also had a small ceiling project in a small bedroom, for future repairs, I will be calling, MC Painting & General Home repairs.
MC Painting  and   General homes  RepairsMC Painting and General homes Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
It was priming and two coats of paint on a stairwell. Wonderful work and very professional. I will be hiring him again in the future.
Precise Touch PaintingPrecise Touch Painting
Jake R.
Angel did a fantastic job painting our living room, dining room, and vaulted stairwell. He worked with us throughout the process, even when we added trim painting at the last minute. Due to COVID issues it took slightly longer than expected to complete, but it is worth it for the quality of work. Highly recommend!
Angel's PaintingAngel's Painting
Andra S.
I hired Slava to paint my large 3-bedroom condo and I could not be happier with the experience! Slava is both very skilled and very dedicated to provide high quality work. I was impressed by his attention to detail and his care in maintaining my place clean and stain free. He has brought his own painting equipment and fabric to cover the floors and has worked very hard to finish painting before my movers were scheduled. He was also kind enough to remove for me and put back two ceiling fixtures that needed cleaning. Also, I changed the color of one room from darker to lighter and multiple coats of paint were needed. Slava has come in two consecutive days to add another layer of paint and has not charged me extra. I fully recommend Slava and will not hesitate to hire him again if I need other work done in my apartment.
Boiko's Tiling and RemodelingBoiko's Tiling and Remodeling
Maurice B.
Mr. James arrived on time. Perfect paint cover. Neat. Clean lines. Excellent price. Will definitely use again.
Lisa M.
I had a small amount of painting to do but they treated it like it a big job and made sure everything was some to perfection.
Align Contracting & Consulting, LlcAlign Contracting & Consulting, Llc
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