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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

Reviews for Renton interior painters
Todd E.
Carlos and his crew did a great job painting the interior of my rental property I'm planning on selling. Carlos and crew restored the paint to it's original beauty after my renter destroyed it.
Carlos CabralCarlos Cabral
Thumbtack Customer
Pablo was very professional and timely! They did a great job on painting our interior, they protected all the furniture and carpet and was very engaging about the painting, color and follow up. We will definitely recommend and use his services again.
Lopez Solution Paint LLCLopez Solution Paint LLC
Cathy C.
I'm impressed by how smoothly the process went. We re-painted one of the bedrooms and did touch ups for both interior and exterior trims, they all came out brilliantly.
Thumbtack Customer
We are very pleased with Pablo and his crew’s work in our house. They did interior painting of our entire house and they did an excellent job for a very reasonable price! They also used high quality paint. Pablo was very professional and he was very easy to work with. We had to change accent wall color and changed the scope of the project and they made the changes willingly and without any hassles. They did great in painting and also in patching and repairing our walls! Our interior walls, ceilings, doors, and trims look beautiful! We will definitely use Lopez Solution Paint LLC again in the future and definitely recommend them for painting services. Thank you so much Pablo and crew! Thanks, Divine & Greg
Lopez Solution Paint LLCLopez Solution Paint LLC
Robin S.
We needed the entire interior of the 1st floor of our home to be painted. Walls, ceilings, and trim.  JL Painting performed excellent work! He provided a very fair and reasonable estimate and was ready to start the job the next day. All surfaces were smooth and clean and there were no paint spills or markings. I've already referred him to other people I know who need a paint professional. If I have any future painting needs, I will absolutely go to JL Painting!
Jl Painting And General ServiceJl Painting And General Service
Thumbtack Customer
Julie has been to our home several times for interior painting and her work is perfect!! I have recommended Julie to all my friends and I will be hiring her again without hesitation.
Impression Painting LLCImpression Painting LLC
Anas M.
Great experience with Cam and Emily. They did a good job painting interior of my old and new house. After the first round noticed the trim needed touchups since they had painted the walls. Had to request them last minute and they worked OT over weekend to finish the job on time. Not the cheapest in terms of cost. But you get what you pay for in terms of great quality!
Cam's Quality Paint and Remodel LLCCam's Quality Paint and Remodel LLC
Rebecca L.
Allan and his team worked quickly and efficiently to paint 28 interior doors and 3 closets for us. They worked hard to complete the job in only 2 days. They were more than willing to accommodate us for no VOC paint as well, and offered us a very reasonable price. We look forward to having them help us with future house projects. Thank you!
Afer Painting IncAfer Painting Inc
Sarah B.
We are so pleased! William and his team painted the entire interior of our home including high ceilings and walls. They did high quality work and very quickly finished even ahead of schedule. Very professional. Will definitely recommend and hire him again. Thank you!
Vaughn B.
Leno and his associate did a great job on our interior painting project. We have high ceilings, which they handled with ease. Quality and timely work. We also had them spray paint our doors, as well as paint our trim and window sills (which required removing and re-installing all blinds - Leno was happy to do). He even came back at a later date to touch up a couple spots. All for a fair price. Will likely be using again and would definitely recommend them.
Hurtado Painting, Construction,  and HandymanHurtado Painting, Construction, and Handyman
Nancy R.
I can't say enough about the great job William and his crew did for me. I was getting my mom's condo ready to sell and needed the entire interior painted. He responded immediately and came out to look at the job the next day. He gave me a very, very reasonable quote, and completed the job in an extremely timely manner. It looks perfect and my real estate agent commented that it was the best paint job she had seen and asked for his contact information. I will certainly call Oikos for any future painting needs I have and would encourage anyone to do the same.
Valerie W.
Luis and his crew did a very good job painting the entire interior of, and kitchen cabinets, in the house I’m selling. The best thing about him is before final payment, he asks for you to point out any spots that were missed, or need changing etc, and never makes you feel uncomfortable to point things out. I’m super detailed, so for people like me that is important. I’d recommend him and his crew.
LF Painting and Remodeling LLCLF Painting and Remodeling LLC
Debbie H.
My first contractor ripped everything out of my house and left. Jess, my second contractor walked into a disaster with my project. She is friendly, great communication, professional, and in my mind a creative genius. She completely overhauled my kitchen, changing out appliances, new sink, new granite countertops, new cupboards a whole new layout. She painted the interior of my house, and it is absolutely stunning. All of my flooring was replaced with wood and carpet. Re-tiled my backsplash and re remodeled my fireplace. Her craftsmanship is unmatched. After talking to her, she understood what I wanted and gave me amazing ideas. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe her amazing work and integrity. I will be hiring her again and her amazing crew for my next project, the bathrooms. I trust her completely.
New Digs DesignNew Digs Design
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