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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 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 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.

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.

Reviews for Franklin painters
Monica K.
Got super-lucky and found them for a last-minute paint job in one of our bedrooms. I will definitely be calling them again for future paint jobs.
North Shore Property Service LLCNorth Shore Property Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fresh Look Painting did a wonderful job painting! We have high vaulted ceilings in the main rooms of the house that needed patching and painting, not to mention the cutting required for multiple colors. I inquired about the company and that evening there were at our property for a quote and were able to start the next day! Very happy, would reccomend!
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Arben did an excellent job painting my bedroom, living room, stairway & landing, entryway, & coat closet. He arrived on time, repaired the nicks in the walls he painted, worked quickly, & cleaned up when done. I am going to have him do another painting project. I definitely recommend him for your project!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Casey M.
I will rehire anytime need painting again! Great service!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Painting and Beyond did an excellent job of painting our house and will recommend them to anyone. Not only did they put up with us with three color changes until we where satisfied but re-nailed many boards. They power washed the entire house and did caulking where needed. The price was also reasonable.
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
Roger S.
Richgood's Painting was quick to respond to my request. They were able to get me into their schedule quickly and knock out a superior job for us.
Richgood's Painting L.L.CRichgood's Painting L.L.C
Thumbtack Customer
We were looking for a painter to paint the exterior trim on our newly purchased home. Ken was quick to respond and sent one of his guys Joe over the next day to give us a quote. Needless to say, their pricing was awesome and my husband hired him on the spot! Two days later we had painters at our door ready to paint! Joe and his guys were very courteous and meticulous! They stayed most of the day, and came back to finish up the job the next morning. I would hire these guys again in a heartbeat! Worth every penny! Plus they get super pricing on Sherwin Williams paint! Can't beat that!
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Painted entire living room, hallway and up the stairs Darin is very accommodating, professional and detailed. I would hire him for any project in my home!
DJ's Furniture Restoration/Custom Cabinets LLC.DJ's Furniture Restoration/Custom Cabinets LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great experience with Fresh Look Painting. Very quick to respond to quote request and schedule our job. Very reasonable rates. Would recommend using them for sure.
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
Millie B.
My husband and I are renovating a home we just purchased and tried to do all of the painting ourselves. All I can say is... you could tell. Had Amel Painting come in and clean up our messy lines and our 2 story high angled ceiling and it was a HUGE difference. It was also nice knowing these two were doing the work themselves. I've worked with other companies where the first guys they send in do a good job then the next set are terrible. With Amel you'll always know you're getting the same quality work.
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Susan H.
Haven't yet had the painting done but they are starting this week. 12/2/19-The work has been completed and it's wonderful! They were meticulous in there work, very responsive and patient with my questions. They were always prompt and they completed the entire project (kitchen, dining room, living room, 2 hallways, stair hallway, bathroom, and all ceilings) in approximately two days. This included two coats of paint for an extremely reasonable price. I will use them again for any future projects in a heartbeat! If I could I would give them a ten out of five. I thank them so much. Sue H
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Patrick S.
I recommend L&C Painting without reservation. Our experience was professional, convenient, user friendly and very cost effective. The estimate was informational, comprehensive and not high pressure. We planned to supply the paint, but after learning of their contractor discount we decided to have them bring it and it was a very convenient option. When we let them know our color choice, they very tactfully steered us in the right direction and they were right. We enjoyed having them both in our home as they are respectful, quiet, hardworking young gentlemen. The job came out perfect and we have already arranged to have them come back to do an additional room. Highest possible recommendation.
L&C PaintingL&C Painting
Son L.
Flyn, LLC responding quickly, being punctual and giving me a reasonable price. When job done with a walk through with satisfaction. Anything missing or dissatisfaction. They will work until to meet our expectations. We're happy with our trim painting project. I'd recommend Flyn's services. Thank you.
Thumbtack Customer
Gregg was very helpful in suggestions and picking up right colors and materials for our projects.Price was very reasonable and quality of work is outstanding.We hire him first for the painting but Gregg is a guy for every project.So we did tile and hardwood floor as well.You can trust him and he will do the job in timely manner.
Integrity RenovationsIntegrity Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic! I could not be more pleased. Mac's response was immediate, his quote very fair, and his availability and flexibility excellent. He, and his assistant Scott, were both friendly and personable, and more importantly, quite good at their profession. They painted a very awkward space for me in a short time, and did a great job. I will definitely use their services again in the future!
Mac's Interior and Exterior PaintingMac's Interior and Exterior Painting
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great to work with. I needed the fireplace, all of the trim, doors, and window sills painted in a Condo we just purchased. They came in Thursday to give me an estimate which was VERY reasonable compared to some others I received. They also knew I wanted to move in that weekend, so they worked all day and night Friday and came early Saturday morning and finished everything before we even woke up. I will definitely be calling them for future projects!
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
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