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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 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 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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Tacoma painters
Marie M.
JVM painting was quick to provide a quote and schedule the painting job. They had great communication throughout the process. The painting job was done perfectly and it was exactly what we were wanting.
JVM Painting LLCJVM Painting LLC
Jason M.
Great painting!!
Avery's paintingAvery's painting
Thumbtack Customer
Pablo Lopez and one man came and painted my house exterior. It took them about 3 weeks and they prepared and painted the house. They were very professional and cleaned the area every night after painting. They worked very hard and did an excellent job overall.
Lopez Solution Paint, LLCLopez Solution Paint, LLC
Julie M.
LF Painting was great! They were able to schedule us right away and when they completed the painting we were so pleased! I would absolutely recommend.
LF Painting and Remodeling LLCLF Painting and Remodeling LLC
Delano F.
Highlands Painting LLC did a difficult painting job for me that I had been putting off for years. The finished job was excellent. I highly recommend their services
Highlands Painting LLCHighlands Painting LLC
Kelly S.
Emily and Cam did a great job! We have an old historic house with lots of woodwork to get around and tricky lines between walls and ceilings. ET3 painted exceptionally straight lines with good coverage. Emily was fastidious in prep work—getting old paint off the wood work prior to painting.
ET3 Paint & Design LLCET3 Paint & Design LLC
Tisa R.
This is the second job that DYC Painting has done for me. They painted the interior and exterior areas of my house, and did an awesome job as usual. I highly recommend this skilled and professional company.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Bruce R.
Had a espresso building painted, did a great job!
Booya&Elife CleaningBooya&Elife Cleaning
Hannah B.
They need to tape the walls when painting trim and not free hand it. They can do better by Showing up on time to agreed upon meeting times. Most importantly, they should review their work before saying they are done. They said they were done and there was paint on cabinets and the millwork I just had installed was painted very poorly with dripping paint and no distinct separation between wall color and millwork so a lot of the detail of the expensive trim work was lost because they free handed it and didn’t do it the right way. They were able to come back and fix some of the mistakes like the paint on my cabinets and putting an entire second coat in my kitchen and dining room because you could see all the paint marks with just one coat, but there are things that still needed to be fixed that i had to do like paint on light fixtures and floors and things that cannot be redone again which is doing the millwork the right way because every time you paint over it it just adds a cakey layer on top.
pintala .n. morepintala .n. more
Nina B.
Igor did a nice job painting our fence.
Pripa DesignPripa Design
Leanne S.
All season painting did an excellent job on some specialty metallic paint that I needed done around some high ceilings. I’m very happy with their work and will hire them again. Very nice people.
All Season PaintingAll Season Painting
John S.
Borders Painting (Trevion and Daunte) were communicative, professional, and extremely efficient. We had the interior living room space, entry space, and dining area space painted by Trevion and Daunte. Their attention to detail and quality of work was on point and for a reasonable fee. The house looks like a different place! Great work! We would (and will) definitely hire them again for both interior and exterior painting!
BordersPainting LLCBordersPainting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are great. Very professional and they do outstanding work. They painted my cabinets and did a beautiful job. They are also very conscientious of protecting your home to prevent paint from getting on other surfaces. I will definitely hire them again.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
DraVonne J.
P&V Painting LLC did an EXCELLENT job painting my office. The request was last minute and they completed the job in a fraction of the time. They were also able to complete another job for another office. We are looking forward to hiring them again!
P&V Painting, LLCP&V Painting, LLC
Cami R.
This team did a great job painting our ceilings, a bedroom, and our kitchen in one day!!!
Hurtado Painting, Construction,  and HandymanHurtado Painting, Construction, and Handyman
Maribeth M.
David was responsive and his crew up on time. They painted two rooms and did a great job.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Erin C.
We are extremely happy with the painting we had done. It looks great. Colors match perfectly!
Hallingstad Estates PaintingHallingstad Estates Painting
Ana J.
DYC Painting did a great job with the exterior of our home. They were able to identify and replace rotted siding, trim, and fascia wood before painting the house. Very happy with the communication due to quick responses from David - much appreciated! Would definitely use them again.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Jason M.
Great work! Will be using them again for any of our business painting needs in the future. Thank you!
Impression Painting LLCImpression Painting LLC
Lori J.
Really good job painting our island. Very prompt, worked exactly within the timeline given.
venture contractors llcventure contractors llc
Thumbtack Customer
I recently purchased an older 1743sq ft. home that was painted a gray color which reminded me of a morgue. I contacted David of DYC Painting and he immediately responded and was able to start the job the next day. Not only did he do an outstanding job, he and his father offered some insight on some other home improvement projects. They are very courteous and professional. The pricing is reasonable and negotiable. I highly recommend. DYC Painting for all your interior and exterior needs.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Rachel B.
The painting was excellent. Follow up was superb. You truley get what you pay for. Very respectful workers.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Thumbtack Customer
I did indeed hire Pablo to paint the exterior of my home. I wa waiting for my new windows to be installed Pablo understood it would be 4 to 6. My windows are in and he won't return my calls or texts. I'm very disappointed. I would not recommend Lopez Solution paint LLC
Lopez Solution Paint LLCLopez Solution Paint LLC
Malia H.
They finished the project earlier than expected and also agreed to come when new floors are down to complete painting the molding.
Hurtado Painting, Construction,  and HandymanHurtado Painting, Construction, and Handyman
Keith K.
Raul and his crew did an excellent job painting the house. No over spray. Meticulous. Good value. Right on schedule. Highly recommended.
NW Star Painting LLC.NW Star Painting LLC.
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