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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 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 Appleton painters
Thumbtack Customer
I was very happy with the painting that was done with Above Standard Painting Co. He did a beautiful job of painting my kitchen and family room. I will hire him again.
Above Standard Painting Co.Above Standard Painting Co.
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Above Standard Painting Co. to paint the exterior of our house (brick and steel siding). They were very thorough to ensure the entire house was power washed and what was supposed to receive paint did while the rest was protected. Nic and his colleagues were all friendly, professional, and flexible because of weather conditions.
Above Standard Painting Co.Above Standard Painting Co.
Thumbtack Customer
He came in and painted the 2 story Foyer. They were on time, and very professional. We are very happy with the work, everything was covered and no paint was on floor or carpeting. Will definitely hire him again . He even changed the light bulbs in the chandelier.
Above Standard Painting Co.Above Standard Painting Co.
W. M.
Jeff exceeded my expectations from quote to finishing my painting job. I commented on a cabinet door that was sticking and he made adjustments for no charge! I will definitely be calling Jeff again for all my painting and handyman projects!
Premier Remodeling, LLCPremier Remodeling, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nic did an excellent job painting my bathroom and soon to be office, he knows what he is doing, I will be hiring him again to paint my kitchen, he has many years of experience, thanks for a job well done. Kara
Above Standard Painting Co.Above Standard Painting Co.
Jodi H.
I can't say enough great things about The Paint Brothers! Honest, hard working, easy to deal with, and showed up when they said they would and took excellent care of my house while painting the exterior. I had another painter fall through and I'm so glad he did!
Longhorn SoftwashLonghorn Softwash
Brad S.
Job well done! Max was professional, courteous, and a hard worker. I highly recommend him for your painting needs.
Maximum Quality PaintingMaximum Quality Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Hard workers and very detail orintated. Bid was low compared to actual cost. Willing to provide suggetions on paint and color.
Above Standard Painting Co.Above Standard Painting Co.
Darlene K.
I am beyond happy with the work of Agramon Painting. Excellent results, efficient and very considerate of my home. Had all of main living are painted and looks amazing. It was truly a pleasure working with the whole team and I have already hired them again for exterior work. Excellent, considerate, reliable, efficient, neat, professional, reasonable.
Agramon’s  Painting & DrywallAgramon’s Painting & Drywall
Thumbtack Customer
Nic painted a couple of rooms, a hall and stairway for us and we were very pleased with his work and his fair pricing.
Above Standard Painting Co.Above Standard Painting Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Nic and his crew were friendly, professional, and respectful while painting the interior of my home. Any concerns I had during the process were immediately resolved to my satisfaction. The paint job is beautiful; neat, clean, and the ceiling lines are perfectly straight. (I was very concerned about straight lines) I will be hiring Nic again.
Above Standard Painting Co.Above Standard Painting Co.
Sidney W.
I have lived in my house for 5 years and I have had the house painted three times before David and his crew came and created a miracle and made my house look like a home. He gave me a few colors he thought would look nice and the final selection was perfect. I am selling the house and now I love how it looks and feels. David and his crew came in and didn’t take breaks they are very hard works. If you need a great paint job you better have him and his crew get it done soon, because I am steeling them to paint houses for me!
Integrity Pro Painters LLCIntegrity Pro Painters LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Travis was very responsive, flexible with scheduling, and did a very nice job with my difficult popcorn ceiling. I would hire Travis again for interior painting or recommend him to others.
Fischer paintingFischer painting
Thumbtack Customer
From beginning to end working with Maximum Quality Painting was a positive experience. They are professional. They show up when they say they will. The quoting process was very easy and straightforward and we got a fair price. The team was very respectful of my house being sure to cover up and then clean up thoroughly. And the paint? Well, my goodness, just perfect! We are so pleased that we already have our next job scheduled with them. I highly recommend this team.
Maximum Quality PaintingMaximum Quality Painting
Thumbtack Customer
John was very easy to work with. He and his crew did an excellent job, painting the complete interior of our newly purchased home. He gave special attention to the tin plate ceiling in the master bedroom, creating an accent for the antique light fixture that previously looked out of place. At his own expense, John took it upon himself to purchase and install new electrical plate covers that had been previously painted rather than refurbish the old ones. John's price was reasonable. We would not hesitate to hire John again
Badger Painting & Home ImprovementBadger Painting & Home Improvement
Anthony e.
We were extremely pleased with the painting of our ceiling and all the walls on our first floor. They were efficient, detailed and finished project ahead of schedule. They took the initiative to finish a hallway to provide continuity to the project at no additional charge.
Agramon’s  Painting & DrywallAgramon’s Painting & Drywall
Thumbtack Customer
Quote was very competitive and was willing to start very quickly. Great communication during the process and respected our home at all times. Despite us changing plans and colors a few times they stayed on schedule. Would recommend to anyone needing painting.
Above Standard Painting Co.Above Standard Painting Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Tim and Zachary painted our large foyer and it turned out incredible. they were on time, friendly and so maticulous. I will be using them again and referring them to other friends and family. Thank you so much!! Nick and Kristen G. Freedom ,wi.
A Guy & A Hammer, LLCA Guy & A Hammer, LLC
Veronika D.
Rob painted the entire interior of our house in a timely manner and it looks absolutely gorgeous! We are so pleased!! Rob is attentive to the littlest of details and did a superb job! If you need a painter who is a professional, is on time and does great work, Rob is the person to do it!
Green Bay Paint LLCGreen Bay Paint LLC
Ryan S.
Amy came over to discuss project and take measurements on 4/26. She said she'd have an estimate the next day. I didn't receive an estimate and patiently waited until 5/3 and left a message on her mobile phone. No reply. On 5/4, I sent a message via Thumbtack. No reply. Update: Amy got the estimate to me the night of 5/4 as well as some advice regarding a separate painting project.
360 Painting of Green Bay360 Painting of Green Bay
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