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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.

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 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 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 Ballard painters
Luis B.
Picked up the paint and finished the paint job with excellent detail all in one day!
Taracenas PaintingTaracenas Painting
Neilsen S.
DYC painting dis a fantastic job on painting and repairing some siding on my garage.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Dotty C.
Alvarado Painting did a great job painting our kitchen and 3 bedrooms! They will be painting a deck for and another house for us very soon. I highly recommend them!
MJ a.
Seattle Paint Works did excellent job on our office building. They painted all offices and many doors. Erik and John were very professional. We would recommend this paint company to anyone who needs commercial painting work done fast and reasonable cheap.
City Construction SolutionCity Construction Solution
Danielle W.
Paul and his team were all so lovely. They did a fabulous job cleaning and preparing our house for the paint and then made sure the painting was excellent! HIGHLY RECOMMEND working with Pwm painting
Pwm paintingPwm painting
Kat M.
The team that painted my condo was outstanding. I am recommending to others who are looking for painting assistance.
City Construction SolutionCity Construction Solution
Carmen b.
Seattle paint works is excellent. I strongly recommend. They painted the inside of our business and they did such a good job that we are now going to book them to paint the exterior of our business and also our home.
City Construction SolutionCity Construction Solution
Lauren F.
We are really happy with the painting Seattle Paint Works did for us. Beautiful work, skilled, quick, efficient and the crew was polite, quiet and cleaned up after they were done. Thanks, Seattle Paint Works!
City Construction SolutionCity Construction Solution
Ashwini D.
Well done painting
Jero’s Painting LLCJero’s Painting LLC
Igor A.
Excellent paint job
The house  paintingThe house painting
Lien S.
Happy to share my experience with Okinos Painting! William at Okinos Painting was professional from start to end. I needed to get one of our properties painted and touched up on the walls. They were prompt, responsive, clean, and respectful of the space. I would highly recommend Okinos for your painting projects for your home!
Quinn M.
Carlos and his team painted our living room (including an accent wall), hallways and 1 bedroom. They also painted the ceiling in our kitchen and living room. I was incredibly impressed with the outcome. The wainscotting in our living room was falling apart, chipped, cracked paint and now it looks brand new. They took great care in prepping for the painting jobs in all rooms. And were even able to paint the high ceilings above our stairway. I will definitely be hiring Carlos again to complete any additional painting we need to be done!!!
JC’s Royal Painting LLCJC’s Royal Painting LLC
Ben M.
Seattle Paint Works did a great job with our kitchen painting project. They worked quickly and cleanly, and were a great value.
City Construction SolutionCity Construction Solution
Yauhen R.
PNW Painting and Coating LLC painted fascia boards on my house. The job was done well. I had a great experience!
PNW Painting and Coating LLCPNW Painting and Coating LLC
Geetha F.
Jennifer and her team did a great job. We hired them to paint a stairwell and hallway. The stairwell was a challenging task requiring painting while on a ladder. Jennifer was easy to deal with and also helped us finalize our paint selection.
JVM Painting LLCJVM Painting LLC
Robert C.
Pwm Painting did a great job painting my house. I will be recommending them to my friends. That were on time and communication was great.
Pwm paintingPwm painting
Shelley M.
DYC painting did a fabulous job. They floated out the garage walls, primed and painted it. It looks great. They also painted a bedroom. They were punctual and polite. He met the agreed schedule. I can’t say enough good things about them.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Laura J.
I had them paint the exterior of my house and they are very detailed oriented and do a high quality paint job. So much so, that I am having them do an update on my bathroom (install tile floor, new sink and paint). I'm also going to have them paint the interior of my house adding Crown Moulding to two of the rooms.
Gomez painting and handy man serviceGomez painting and handy man service
Trevor M.
Alberto came to the rescue by finishing paint the exterior of my house. I had several section and most of the trim still needing to be painted. He is an externally hard worker and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend him if you need painting done.
Champion PaintersChampion Painters
Grace K.
Afer Painting did an excellent paint application on my single family home. They were communicative, accommodated the short schedule I had, while also not compromising work quality. I highly recommend this team and will definitely hire them again for my next paint project.
Afer Painting IncAfer Painting Inc
Chris O.
Oikos Painting was great, they did a fantastic job spackling and painting my walls. The crew was professional and responsive, they were super flexible when we had a time crunch and carpet installers had to do work on the same day they were wrapping up painting. Highly recommended.
Vincent H.
Julie was very prompt and responsive. We had her paint our family room ceiling. I would recommend her for your interior paint job
Impression Painting LLCImpression Painting LLC
Zhengyi S.
They did an awesome job for painting quickly in perfection.
Taracenas PaintingTaracenas Painting
Marla G.
Max House Painting did a great job painting my clients’ property prior to listing. They were reliable and thorough. They were very responsive and their pricing was reasonable as well.
Max House PaintingMax House Painting
Deidre H.
Ever did a wonderful job priming and painting our stairwell and upstairs bonus room. He helped me as well with calculating how much paint was needed for the job. He was very responsive and great to work with - and the quality of the paint job was great! Would definitely hire in future and recommend to others.
Renew to Beautiful LLCRenew to Beautiful LLC
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