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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 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 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 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.

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 long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

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.

Should you wash walls before painting?

Yes, in most cases you’ll want to clean your wall before painters start. Washing walls before painting helps get rid of dirt and grime that could affect how the paint adheres, including primer. You can do this using a wall washer, especially if the top of the wall is hard to reach. 

The best way to clean walls is to use a solvent that won’t affect the surface underneath. Some experts recommend using a sponge, warm water and/or a mild detergent or soap. Abrasive washing may remove some of the current pain.

Cleaning painted walls should be done with care. If you’re not comfortable with washing the walls yourself, consider hiring a house cleaner near you.

Reviews for Kent interior painters
Amra B.
Carlos did excellent job painting my house interior. I will gladly racomand
Carlos CabralCarlos Cabral
Kanika K.
Highly Recommend Oikos Painting!!! We painted the interiors and William was very accommodating to our requests. Very professional team and high quality painting work with reasonable price. Glad we chose William for the project!
Thumbtack Customer
Pablo did a fabulous job painting the interior of our house. He did a very professional job and finished on time. I highly reccomend him for any paint job you have.
Lopez Solution Paint LLCLopez Solution Paint LLC
Thumbtack Customer
we had our interior office painted. He did an ok job, we could see where the original holes were he didn't patch them very well. We have some areas where the paint is running down the wall. Feels like the job was rushed.
Lopez Solution Paint, LLCLopez Solution Paint, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Painted the interior of my house. Although it was hard to get him scheduled and he was not prompt in returning messages, when we finally got it set, he completed the job in 4 days and it looks great! I would definitely hire him again.
Lopez Solution Paint, LLCLopez Solution Paint, LLC
Rachel M.
I needed interior painting done for our home in a short period of time. Luis was responsive right away. He came out the same day and provided a quote and was able to start the job the next day. His team arrived on time and got started with prepping our home for paint. They were professional, methodical and clean. We were so impressed with their work on the first day that we expanded the job to include the entire home! We would recommend LF Painting and Remodeling!
LF Painting and Remodeling LLCLF Painting and Remodeling LLC
Lacey D.
Amazing work! Not only did they give me the best quote of any other company, but they did an outstanding job painting the interior of my home. The attention to detail in smoothing out parts of my walls that were uneven or had small dents is so appreciated. We had also recently replaced sheetrock in one section of a wall/ceiling and they helped to blend it with the existing wall/ceiling. You can’t even tell where the new/replaced section is. In addition to walls, they painted our doors, baseboards, and closets. Thank you so much Gerardo & crew! My whole house is beautiful! It looks brand new!! I recommend choosing Highlands Painting. You won’t be disappointed. I’m glad I did!
Highlands Painting LLCHighlands Painting LLC
Eleanor C.
I hired Jose and Angel to paint the interior of my home. I was impressed with their eagerness to do the work, their responsiveness to all calls, texts and emails, their professionalism and their very strong work ethic. These two men worked their behinds off, from sun up till sun down (arrived at 7am and worked diligently until about 7pm) and when they finished it looked like I had a new house. I was SO happy with their work. In addition to being the most responsive, they were also the most affordable. Had to work within a budget and I was very happy and grateful to be able to hire two high quality painters I could afford who did such a beautiful job. The job consisted of 5 living areas and included several doors that needed painting. Jose and Angel worked quickly and tirelessly, and the result is gorgeous. I won't hesitate to hire them for more painting jobs in the future and I'd recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
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