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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 Des Moines painters
Neilsen S.
DYC painting dis a fantastic job on painting and repairing some siding on my garage.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Luis B.
Picked up the paint and finished the paint job with excellent detail all in one day!
Taracenas PaintingTaracenas Painting
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job painting our new place. They were professional and it was easy to arrange the painting.
Ace Painting FinishAce Painting Finish
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.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Kat M.
The team that painted my condo was outstanding. I am recommending to others who are looking for painting assistance.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
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.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
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!
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Shiva S.
LF painting were great, painted our house (1100 sq ft floor area within a day. They were able to schedule within couple of days and god done fast. And paint job was well done.
LF Painting and Remodeling LLCLF Painting and Remodeling LLC
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!
Thumbtack Customer
I'm very pleased with the 3 rooms painted by Ace Painting and Finish. They were efficient and did a good job for a reasonable price.
Booya&Elife CleaningBooya&Elife Cleaning
Ben M.
Seattle Paint Works did a great job with our kitchen painting project. They worked quickly and cleanly, and were a great value.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Thumbtack Customer
Todd painted a room in our house. He was responsive, professional, did quality work. I would use Todd again for interior painting.
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
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
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 PaintingGomez Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We had our ceilings painted as well as an accent wall in our family room. The paint job was quickly and thoroughly done at a reasonable cost as well!
Anthony's Contracting IncAnthony's Contracting Inc
Nikki L.
Todd did an amazing job painting the walls in our townhouse. He was quick and it is absolutely perfect. There is not a single bit of paint where it shouldn't be. Thank you!
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
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
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
Diana G.
Tyler did a great job painting our house. He paid attention to detail and was very thorough. He even cleaned our windows when the painting was finished.
TSF Painting & MaintenanceTSF Painting & Maintenance
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
Zhengyi S.
They did an awesome job for painting quickly in perfection.
Taracenas PaintingTaracenas Painting
Russ A.
Amazing job! Fredy responded quickly with a quote that was very fair. He and his crew painted our house in less time than he estimated. They taped and covered everything in plastic. The job looks fantastic and I highly recommend Star 1 Painting for any paint job you have.
Larry H.
The paint on parts of our wooden deck were flaking off and TAC Pro Painters helped us pick up the paint from Lowes and re-paint in around one short hour. Really appreciate their end-to-end service and efficiency as we don't have time to do this kind of work ourselves!
Tac Pro PaintersTac Pro Painters
Meredith H.
William and his team did an amazing job painting my interior walls. They were extremely professional and took care in every aspect of the work. The new paint color made a huge difference in brightening up what had been a gloomy grey. I highly recommend them for any paint job.
Sarah K.
We hired LF Painting to a paint (and stain) the exterior of our home as well as the exterior and interior of our horrendous 1970's natatorium. ugh. Luis and crew were excellent! We would recommend LF Painting and Remodeling LLC to anyone in the area looking for efficient, friendly, and accommodating painters. S.Kennedy Shoreline, WA
LF Painting and Remodeling LLCLF Painting and Remodeling LLC
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