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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

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 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.

Reviews for Spokane painters
Tawnee C.
A lot of spots missed. Also spots hit with paint that weren’t supposed to be painted and paint drips on my outside furniture and patio. Guys were nice, but busy.
D&M ConstructionD&M Construction
Lori M.
Excellent job of painting, great to work with. I would hire her again in a heartbeat
A+ Quality Cleaning & Maintenance LLCA+ Quality Cleaning & Maintenance LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kim and Cindy painted 2 rooms and a hall for me and did a fantastic job. They were fast and effecient and cleaned up afterwards, leaving the house cleaner than before they started. They will be painting the rest of my house. I have recommended them to my friends. Their rates are affordable and fair. Sherry Schroeder
A+ Quality Cleaning & Maintenance LLCA+ Quality Cleaning & Maintenance LLC
Ben H.
Garth was fantastic from beginning to end. I'm an investor from out of town, and was able to get this room, which was in desperate need of a paint job, some much needed love. Garth was able to start and finish this project quickly and at a fair price. Will definitely be using again for my future painting needs!
Homerun Maintenance Paint & Repair LLCHomerun Maintenance Paint & Repair LLC
Judy H.
Homerun Maintenance did a fantastic job painting my house. I would recommend them highly for your next project!
Homerun Maintenance Paint & Repair LLCHomerun Maintenance Paint & Repair LLC
Germaine S.
They did a nice job painting over some dark colors. Doug made sure everything was right. I will definitely use them again
D&M ConstructionD&M Construction
Dave F.
From the first contact to the finished project, Sheffler Painting is a 10! Quality of work was exceptional. Focus on detail was awesome! Pricing was very reasonable! Great crew to work with!
Sheffler Painting llcSheffler Painting llc
Jose C.
Homeowners Maintenance Paint & Repair LLC was a no brainer after 2 other quotes. Garth was great to work with. He was pretty much booked for weeks to come and my project being relatively small was able to squeeze me in and get the job done in a matter of a couple of days. He made recommendations I didn't even think about for some wood trim and shutters and I am so glad he did because the update looks amazing! Don't hesitate. Book Homer's Maintenance if you need paint or repair done on your home. You won't be disappointed. A+ 👍
Homerun Maintenance Paint & Repair LLCHomerun Maintenance Paint & Repair LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kim (and her employee Cindy) did an absolutely incredible job painting a bedroom in my home, I could not be more pleased!! They were so kind and professional- she arrived on time (a few minutes early In fact) and was very detailed and thoughtful with asking questions on what I wanted before she began painting. They did an incredible job! They finished in exactly 3 hours, whereas had I done it myself it would have taken ALL day. She provided everything necessary (I chose to purchase my paint)- tape, plastic coverings, materials to patch up holes in the wall, etc. everything went seamlessly!! This project, had I done it myself, would have been so time consuming and stressful (my husband works full time and I'm home with a very busy two year old). Her quote was substantially less than all of the other quotes I received, and the final price was exactly what she quoted! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat (and will be contacting Kim again the next time I need painting or cleaning done!). It was worth every single penny to have Kim and Cindy come in and paint the bedroom. They did a fantastic job- they were extremely detailed and it just turned out beautifully. I am SO GLAD I found Kim, and would recommend her and her company a thousand times over!! Thank you so much Kim!! We will definitely be return customers! Kim and Cindy were such kind women. It's hard sometime to open your home up to strangers, but throughout all of our messages prior to meeting her, as well as once I did meet her, I knew intuitively that she was a trustworthy person. I can't thank you enough Kim!! I love my new home studio!!!
A+ Quality Cleaning & Maintenance LLCA+ Quality Cleaning & Maintenance LLC
Glen M.
Garth and his assistant Sid were great. They were very professional and courteous. Always showed up exactly when they said they would and did the work exactly as promised. The paint job looks great. It’s like a brand new home. We have already hired him to do the inside next. I highly recommend them.
Homerun Maintenance Paint & Repair LLCHomerun Maintenance Paint & Repair LLC
Brandon S.
Ryan was perfect got the project done quick but without the loss of quality, he really treated it like if he was doing his own house, we love how everything came out it looks beautiful. I would highly recommend Ryan and if I ever need anything painted again i know who to call. Thanks so much Ryan you made it feel like a home now!!!
Ninja Star Painting LLCNinja Star Painting LLC
Kamee L.
We hired Ryan to paint our 4 plus bedroom, 3 bath home and put in new flooring throughout. The end result was exactly as I pictured, if not better. Ryan kept me informed and involved throughout the process. In my line of work I deal with a lot of contractors, painters, etc and they were the best!! Ryan has great attention to detail and made sure we were happy throughout the process. I would recommend Ryan and Jake to anyone I know. Thanks for helping make our house a home!
Ninja Star Painting LLCNinja Star Painting LLC
Linette L.
We were only allowed to select three key words to describe Viktor‘s work but much more apply. He was the first to respond to our ThumbTack inquiry, and his punctuality remained throughout the project. He was always on time and completed a full days work. He anticipated three days work and was done in just under three days and within his estimate. He is very well mannered, trustworthy and the quality of work is impeccable. We plan to hire him for future projects to include general construction and painting. I’ve already referred him to our friends!
General RenovationsGeneral Renovations
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