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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 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.

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.

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 Vancouver interior painters
Nicole M.
Luis came over and gave us a great bid on an interior painting job, he was courteous and professional.
Thumbtack Customer
Painting interior and exterior Eliseo was very helpful and creative on our project. Fair price and a good flair for highlights! I recommend him
Eliseo 1 Call Does It All
Mateo C.
Jose and his crew are top notch painters who completed our interior house painting project very quickly, cleanly and on budget. My wife and I are very pleased with the quality of their work! We highly recommend Global Pro Painting for any painting project large or small!
Steve S.
Constellation was an excellent company to work with for our interior painting project. Their team was professional, communicative and easy to work with. We love the way out home looks now!
Constellation Floor Installation and Painting LLCConstellation Floor Installation and Painting LLC
Will b.
We hired LGD Professional Painting to take care of an interior painting job at our house. They tackled caulking and painting new baseboards, painting rooms with high walls and painting our stairwell. They were very responsive throughout the entirety of the process, the prices were great, and the quality of work was fantastic. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a painter. Thank you LGD.
LGD Professional PaintingLGD Professional Painting
Jordan T.
Best painters ever! Diaz Painting did an outstanding job painting our entire interior. The quality and finished product was above and beyond our expectations. They are detailed, professional, friendly and so wonderful to work with. I will recommend them to all of our family and friends!
Diaz Professional Painting LLCDiaz Professional Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Alfredo painted the interior of our new house. He did a good job and when we realized that we didn't like the color of the front door, he came back another day and painted it again. We will hire him again to do the exterior.
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Ashley T.
Working with Lonny, Tom, John & Victor was a pleasure! I wanted to get the interior painting project going & they began work right away! My home feels like a new house now with the fresh paint - they are all professional & friendly. Definitely would recommend to anyone! (The orange is the before in the main area we had painted - they color matched to another room for us. Also painted the stairwell + trim, 2 bedrooms upstairs & all door frames upstairs)
American MastercraftAmerican Mastercraft
Thumbtack Customer
Because of certain requirements we had multiple quotes for the interior paint. At first meet Steve was our preference because he was more than a painter. He has an eye for great color and has a lot of experience. Steve gave recommendations (which we accepted) for paint colors. He brought over paint samples and actually painted them on the wall so we could see. He finished the job before he originally forecasted. And also, I liked how prompt Steve was to emails. Steve is the kinda guy you hand over the keys to your home too, and that's exactly what we did. Thank you Steve!
Pdxpert Painting and ConstructionPdxpert Painting and Construction
Natacha S.
We could not be happier to have chosen Diaz Professional Painting for our large interior painting project. We needed our entire 1,500 sq. ft. home painted, which required so much detail and patience. Vicky and her team were able to get the job done beyond my expectations. They were very professional, detail-oriented and extremely dedicated to quality. Vicky led us through the step-by-step process, made helpful recommendations, and was also attentive to details we would not had thought of. The entire team is also very friendly, reliable, and easy to communicate with. I could not believe how fast they got the paint job completed and the number of hours they put in each day. They are truly hard workers that are serious about providing the best service. I will not hesitate to hire them in the future for similar projects.
Diaz Professional Painting LLCDiaz Professional Painting LLC
Alex R.
Bryce was absolutely fantastic! Within minutes of me posting about the paint job, Bryce gave me a call and arranged to come out the next day for a quote. His price was very fair and he had no qualms about all the little extra stuff like removing shelves, nails, etc that I needed him to do. Bryce and Josiah were timely, professional and did a fantastic job painting the interior of my home. I still have trim and doors left to do in the future and I will not hesitate to call him to do it. Bryce will always be my painter moving forward!
Painter1 of PortlandPainter1 of Portland
Thumbtack Customer
Stephen worked on our home right before the winter holidays. We closed on a house and planned on moving in as soon as the painting was done. Stephen did outstanding work and was terrific to interact with. He worked by himself completed the interior in a short period of time. He understood our situation and had the project done so we could move in before our lease was up. I have already recommended him to my friends and colleagues and if you're reading this do not hesitate to consult him on your next project.
Pdxpert Painting and ConstructionPdxpert Painting and Construction
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