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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 Federal Way painters
Lavone S.
The painting crew were very hard workers, arrived early, stayed late, barely took breaks and finished an entire DAY early (painting inside of my entire house)! They patched a pretty large hole in the wall and plenty of small ones before painting too. Their work was amazing and I look forward to hiring Hurtado Painting again in the future!
Hurtado Painting, Construction,  and HandymanHurtado Painting, Construction, and Handyman
Jennifer Y.
Hose did a beautiful job painting the exterior of our house. Our house is so beautiful! I gave three stars because he over charged, had poor commication, and didn't finish the job. Hose charged me close to the same price as 5 Star Painting, with less work. He said the price was high due to the brand of paint (Sherwin Williams). I had to reach out to him several times in order to get a work schedule from him. And he painted when it was foggy and there was a lot of moisture in the air. Luckily, the paint job turned out. Finally, he didn't finish the job. He promised to come back for touch-ups and to finish the deck. He left my Dish antenna all wrapped up in paper and 5 gallon paint containers in the front and back of the house. It's been 2 months since he left. I don't think he has any intention of coming back. But, of course, he made sure to pick-up most of his money. I would not hire him again. But, my house does look beautiful!
Connie L.
David did an excellent job painting a Mermaid on my pool. Love it. He was very professional and easy to work with.
David Heck MuralsDavid Heck Murals
Deborah S.
Oikos Painting did a great job on my home, and were very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend!
Raffy B.
Magdiel and crew finished the exterior painting of my house on time. I’ll use them again in my next project.
All Season Construction, LLCAll Season Construction, LLC
Craig M.
This team is incredible! Initially what impressed me most was the detailed proposal that included timelines and thorough estimates to paint my kitchen cabinets, stain/paint stairs, and thoroughly update 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lots of closets, a living/dining room with cathedral ceilings, and more. 2800sf+ freshly rejuvenated from its original 1980s color scheme. Aldo and his team stayed on schedule, and responded to change quickly and effectively during the effort. The result: 100% customer satisfaction. Not only will I recommend Aldo to my colleagues at work, but I can’t wait to hire him for future painting needs! Photos pending completion of the rest of our project. Excellent work, for Aldo, Omar, Angie, and the rest of their team who worked tirelessly to finish this project. The team spirit is solid, as evidenced by their genuine laughter and quality working relationships. Precision + quality + teamwork + on-time delivery = Gongora Painting is hired!!
Gongora PaintingGongora Painting
Matthew W.
Aaron and his team painted the front exterior of our house. The work quality was excellent and they were professional, responsive and finished the job in 2 days. Highly recommend!
Odette V.
Did a wonderful job with fixing cracks on paint on window sills and bathroom. They came on time and got the job done fast. Luis was good w/ communication as well.
LF Painting and Remodeling LLCLF Painting and Remodeling LLC
Michael S.
Working with Bogdan was great! He started the day after I got a quote and finished on time. The end result looks AMAZING. I could not be happier. The entire inside of the house was painted and the walls looked brand new.
Great North West Painting LLCGreat North West Painting LLC
Judy T.
Quality of the job was absolutely top knotch! We did have some communication problems concerning scheduling and punctuality but overall these were minor. The job was completed to perfection and I'm satisfied. Would totally recommend hiring NWStar Painting.
NW Star Painting LLC.NW Star Painting LLC.
Rebecca F.
They did great work for a very reasonable price. I had a challenging paint job with high ceilings and the end result looked great - beyond my expectations. Great attention to detail and willing to go the extra mile. Would hire again!
Hurtado Painting, Construction,  and HandymanHurtado Painting, Construction, and Handyman
Vanessa M.
William and his team did a phenomenal job! They painted our entire 1st floor interior walls and kitchen in 5 days. Very efficient and great quality work. Highly recommend and would definitely use their services again. Thanks Oikos team!
Thumbtack Customer
Our house was overdue for a paint job. I was nervous about the process because this was the first time we'd ever had a home painted. I found this website and advertised what I needed. I received a handful of interested parties willing to come out and look at my home to give me an estimate. Lucinda, from Gafco, came out to look at our home. We had an old run-down deck that had needed to be removed and a few pieces of siding that needed replacing due to a leak above the window. I asked her to give me two separate estimates, one for painting and one for the deck removal/siding repair. She retreated to her car and returned immediately with the best prices I could have ever hoped for. Didn't take long to decide to hire Gafco to do the work we needed. I went to the office on Monday to sign the contract and put down my 50%. Spent a lot of time calling Lucinda, the office manager, because I had so many questions. She was so friendly and there with an answer every time I needed her. They started on Tuesday with the pressure washing. We had a lot of peeling paint, so it took a couple of days to get all of the scraping and priming done. With the deck, we were worried that the leak might have caused damage inside the wall, which would relate to more work and the price going up. We talked with Erik, the owner, about this and he assured us that when he got in and could see what was happening, he would stop and let us know what we were up against before we went any further. This was very relieving. The deck turned out to not be a big deal. It was removed, the siding replaced, flashing was added above the windows where it had not been when built, which caused the leak. The whole crew arrived early Friday morning to paint our house. What a great group of guys! They were all very friendly and respectful. Erik had us walk around with him at least 5 times to make sure they didn't miss anything, and to point out anything we thought needed to be touched up. When they were all done, we were left with a beautifully painted home and a clean yard. I will definitely be recommending this company to everyone I know who is looking for a job well done at an excellent and affordable price. They are top-notch! Mechelle B.
Gafco Roofing and ConstructionGafco Roofing and Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Julie did a fantastic job! Her masking was meticulous, and my house looks better than ever before. She was very clear about the time and cost involved, and adapted easily to details that I changed in the process. I have already arranged to have her do my next painting project next month.
Impression Painting LLCImpression Painting LLC
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