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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Brookfield painters
Doug P.
AMEL painting was a true joy to work with. I highly recommend them. Will definitely call on them when I need painting work done.
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Daisy D.
Arben and Monica of Amel Painting did an excellent job on our condo. They were very courteous, professional and punctual. We will certainly hire Amel Painting again!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They painted the exterior of our home took great care in detail from start to finish.
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
Thumbtack Customer
Finish Specialists did an exceptional job! I hired them to paint my Entire home interior. It was done quickly and my home looks brand new. I will definitely be hiring them for any future projects and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Jamie and his crew did really good job painting my Kitchen Oak wood Cabinets they look like new.
Finish SpecialistsFinish Specialists
Milind K.
The team did a great job doing exterior painting of my house. They started on time, were highly professional and committed; paying attention to detail. Team delivered on time and with high quality. Their price was also reasonable.
Brothers Painting - WIBrothers Painting - WI
James S.
Troy painted all three of our children’s bedrooms and did an absolutely fantastic job. He was responsive, polite and professional at every step of our project. We would definitely recommend his services to anyone in need of an excellent painter!
Rathmann Painting LLCRathmann Painting LLC
Marcelo C.
Unfortunately not good experience with his job. Asked different times in short notice and the tried to charge me extra. Sand not properly done, colors did not matched by fair, when requested to fix was extremely reactive. Below pictures of the conversation and the paint.
Tom Cooper Home Repair and House PaintingTom Cooper Home Repair and House Painting
Erin B.
Wow! What a great experience! I contacted Gary last week about a small project. We wanted our cabinets repainted. They were originally a cream color and we wanted them painted a rich, dark grey. They came over to give us a quote the day after I contacted them, and they ended up painting them the following week! They fit our project into their already busy schedule. They were communicative, on time daily, and left our house clean. Most importantly, our cabinets look beautiful. I couldn’t be happier. We will definitely use them again in the future.
Van Vorous Painting LLCVan Vorous Painting LLC
Linda W.
Tom was beyond accommodating. He responded to my email swiftly, and, when he was unexpectedly delayed on the day scheduled, he kept me informed as to his arrival time. He did an excellent job. No paint spatters, spills or sloppy borders. He did an excellent job. I will not hesitate to hire him again.
Tom Cooper Home Repair and House PaintingTom Cooper Home Repair and House Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Finish Specialists painted my house. It needed some extra TLC. It was well overdue, years in fact. There were cracks in a lot boards, some needed to be replaced and a gopher had chewed a hole in the siding too. After other painters had said a more of the siding should be replaced, Jamie and his crew made it look brand new. Jamie is a true professional, has a great eye for detail and takes great pride in his work. I know it sounds cliche to say all this, but they delivered everything he said they would. They even put on my new screen doors, recommended some changes to the painting to help it stand out and helped us on the colors. They also re-stained my front door so it looks nearly new as well. Jamie and his crew are truly craftsman. We couldn't give him a higher rating.
Finish SpecialistsFinish Specialists
Morgan J.
Best painters ever! Seriously they did an amazing job. I actually hired them for more work on the spot after seeing how great they were doing. They painted our kitchen white, it’s stunning now. These are people you can trust in your home and do excellent work. Very reasonable and punctual. Would hire them again in the future! 5 stars for sure!!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Arben did an amazing job. He painted our entire house and it looks spectacular. He touched up walls and made them look new again. His price was incredibly reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone. We will be using his service again in summer with some exterior work. Hire this man, you won't be disappointed!!! A bonus is that his wife is a sweetheart too :)
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Jane W.
I had a very positive experience with these painters. Steve explained exactly what the process would be and was always j keeping me informed about his schedule. He did exactly what he promised. Once he began the job, He completed it in 3 days. Both he and the man working with him were pleasant and very responsive to special requests. The painting is perfect with no splatters or mess. My kitchen is beautiful. The pricing is very reasonable.
Amazing Finishes LLCAmazing Finishes LLC
Sandra C.
Monica and Arben’s painting talents are just what we were looking for. We just moved to a new house. An affordable price, acceptable time frame, patched all imperfections, and a beautiful professional outcome. They also helped with choosing colors that go together and gave me “how to tips” on projects we wanted to do. But most of all they were considerate, friendly, and very trustworthy. They certainly are our “to go to” painters. We’ve passed their name on to our real estate broker so she can suggest to other new home owners off their qualities. Good Job!!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Gladys J.
Miro was very very unprofessional and disrespectful. He complained about how hard the job was, which was painting my bathroom and kitchen cabinets and replacing the hardware. He was to place handles on faux drawer under sink which he later claimed (after hire) it was a misunderstanding and he doesn't do that. I would have full blown arguments with this grown man because he did not respect me as a customer. I had to frequently remind him that he is getting paid to do the job. He was very arrogant. The men that worked for him were wonderful. I would like to thank them for their professionalism
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
Laura P.
Miro and his team did a wonderful job with my interior painting job. It was three large rooms (including a fresh coat on the ceiling) and he gave me a very fair quote - not too high, not too low. I was flexible with my scheduling, but he was able to fit me in the very next week after I received the quote. Car troubles got them to my house a bit late, but they were still able to complete the job in one day. I was impressed with the time they took to prepare the rooms, including covering the entire floor (which I didn’t get with my last crew) and carefully covering the large furniture with plastic. They were meticulous with checking their work, and communicating with me - I would hire them again for sure!
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
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