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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 Kenosha painters
Thumbtack Customer
They did a decent job of painting the trim, but they painted all my windows shut.
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
Shaun J.
AMEL painting painted our daughters bedroom on Christmas Eve. We wanted it painted right away due to hosting Christmas. Their work was amazing and they were really fast. Couldn’t have been happier with how her room turned out. Can’t wait to figure out more projects so they can paint those thing as well!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Diana F.
Mpc Painting Pros did an excellent job painting the entire interior of our home. Manny did a great job of communicating regularly with progress updates. The painters all did an excellent job with the details - along all of the stained woodwork, cabinets and trim. I would highly recommend Mpc Painting Pros for any of your painting needs.
MPC ProsMPC Pros
Thumbtack Customer
I had my master bath, basement stairway,living room, kitchen, office, guest bath and bedroom painted by Ken and son Mike. They were on time everyday, were very clean and covered all furniture and carpet.there painting is top notch all areas are painted perfectly! Price was good for the amount of work done. I would hire again And recommend to anyone who needs painting done.
KL PaintingKL Painting
Dawn L.
Ken and his son did an excellent job painting our home. We had quite a bit to paint, but all of the areas were painted flawlessly. They also made to sure to clean up afterwards. Aside from that, Ken is a really good guy - down to earth. We will definitely be hiring him in the future.
KL PaintingKL Painting
Kaylene k.
I met with Miro (owner) and everything seemed like it was going to be a smooth transaction. His employee came and seeing as I needed my entire house painted I thought there would be more than 1 person to do such a job, but no. First they had to split the job into 2 weekends, no biggie. The next weekend comes and there are now 2 employees. Neither employee speaks english very well, so the language barrier is thick. One of the employees gets grey paint on the ceiling because he didnt tape off where he was cutting in. They ask if I have ceiling paint. Only slightly irritated at this point I give them WHITE ceiling paint, only to come back later to them using BEIGE paint. Said beige paint was located in my basement, which means they went down and got that can too. I asked what color they were using and showed them that it was not the white paint I gave them, the response I got was "we changed" "is ok?". Furious at this point I told them to repaint it white, but they couldn't do so that day because "the beige paint was wet". 3rd day w/ painters- they came to finish the ceiling, which is now white. HOWEVER they left a random white paint line on another part of the ceiling area that is colored differently (as if they were going to paint, realized it was a different color, then was like "nah"). When does Miro come in again? He was kind enough to send them to paint half my kitchen, except they got paint all over the ceiling there too! TLDR: Got paint all over ceiling. For a $1200 job, a neighbor kid could do equivalent.
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
Yvonne W.
CWN Advanced Painting was amazing to work with. They painted the interior of my condo and I cannot get over how beautiful it came out. The price was reasonable and the quality of the work is outstanding. Clyde and his crew were very professional.. I can’t say enough good things about the experience. I will definitely use them on future paint jobs.
CWN Advanced PaintingCWN Advanced Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did a great job painting 2 bedrooms at the last minute for us before we moved into our house. Would recommend him and when we decide to do more painting will reach out to him.
SRN PaintingSRN Painting
Tara L.
We are very pleased with the quality of work! Very punctual and hard working. I would recommend to anyone who has a painting project. We had most of our house to paint and he was finished in three days!
Thanasi corporationThanasi corporation
Evodio Z.
I have 8 years of commercial and residential indoor and outdoor painting experience.
Jose M.
Jean was great to work with and she did an awesome job on our stair rails/trim. I would gladly hire her again for any paint job.
A Girl and a BrushA Girl and a Brush
Alysa E.
Legacy Painting Pros was wonderful! Jonadab was very responsive and pleasant. They did an absolutely lovely job and their cost was super reasonable. I would recommend them to everyone I know.
Legacy Painting ProsLegacy Painting Pros
Thumbtack Customer
The price was reasonable - 2 day job to paint roughly 1,000 square feet of wall / ceiling space - 2 coats plus a couple small dry wall repairs. Friendly. They showed up on time and did a great job. Moved furniture & pictures from the walls that were too large for me to move. Returned all furniture and pictures to their locations. Cleaned up from day one to day two. I would rehire for another painting job.
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
Rehan A.
Jaime did a great job, on my exterior painting job. They are professional, hard working, and very satisfied with work at a very reasonable price. I would hire them again for additional projects.
Sosa serviceSosa service
Thumbtack Customer
Kris recently painted several rooms in my home and it was great. He did a faux finish and it was awesome. He listens to what you have to say and it is a pleasure to work with him. I will be using him again.
Kryber Artistic Remodeling Inc.Kryber Artistic Remodeling Inc.
Jeannie H.
Aaron, Jordan (ph.) and Jacob (ph.) were amazing!! They painted our entire interior home (minus the basement) and did a fantastic job!! It was a very big project and they all worked very hard while they were here and we absolutely love how everything looked when they were finished!! They went above and beyond what we expected as well!! They were all so pleasant and fun to spend time with the week they were in our home and we would highly recommend all of them to anyone who has any interior painting needs!!
Colorful Visions LLC.Colorful Visions LLC.
Keith W.
Cristian and the team at L&C did a nice job with painting our porch and exterior trim. They were able to squeeze me into their schedule and got the work done fast. Very professional and punctual as well. I will hire them again for future work.
L&C PaintingL&C Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Had he outside of my house and garage painted. Rangel and his team did a great job and took care of the smaller details as well that I feel most painters would neglect or shortcut. I would recommend Serna as well as hire them again. Also reasonably priced.
Serna painting Inc.Serna painting Inc.
Julian G.
Wow, where do I start with John...affordable, honest, reliable, and his quality of work is impeccable! He has been in the business for decades and his attention to detail is exceptional. He painted my exterior door/shutters too include my complete first floor w/ two colors. John truly exceeded my expectations and is also a consummate professional with customer satisfaction at heart. I will never rely or hire anyone but him for anything painting wise. Due to his quality of work and affordability I am already looking for the more things to do in my home because I know John will do it right the first time. Thank you John, I truly appreciate you!
Paint and Point, Inc.Paint and Point, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Ken, Joe, and his crew at Fresh Look Painting did an outstanding job staining and painting the exterior of our home and garage. We were provided with a well-written, detailed estimate that outlined all aspects of the job. When we hired Ken, he and his crew arrived to power wash our home and garage the next morning! Ken kept constant contact with us throughout the process. Emails and questions were responded to by Ken within minutes, and, during a stretch of rainy weather, Ken kept contact with us to update our job status. Ken's crew completed all aspects of our contract within a day. This included color matching, repairing damaged wood, repairing a piece of shutter, caulking the entire house where needed, nailing loose siding, and applying two coats of stain to all siding, trim, gutters, and shutters. The crew worked quietly and efficiently. At the completion of the job, the work site was left neat and clean (not one drop of paint on the ground)! Ken contacted us that evening to make sure we were happy with the services his crew provided. We cannot express how happy we are with the service we received. Our home's exterior was dry, faded, and cracked. It now looks like brand new! Ken's pricing was VERY reasonable in comparison to other painters in our area. Ken and his crew are trustworthy people who take their work very seriously. We will definitley use Fresh Look Painting again in the future and will recommend their services to friends and family. We have been staring at our home's exterior in wonder since the crew finished! Tim and Natalie Marciniak Kenosha, WI
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Ken & Joe did a great job on my kitchen! There were a lot of tight spaces, items to move, and a very stubborn wallpaper border to remove and they handled it all very well. They did a great job painting, cleaned up after themselves, and took many extra steps to ensure my satisfaction with the job. Highly recommend this company.
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Great TEAM! They moved, vacuumed and replaced all furniture, worked around us so we didn't have to leave the condo, and did a beautiful job of painting! Attention to detail and desire to make everything "just perfect" was refreshing and admirable. Personable, professional, neat and efficient 6 rooms, 2 coats, in two days? Price comparable to (or lower than) single painters who wanted us to move everything. Outstanding in every respect. Highly recommended!
🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois🏆Advanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Michael L.
Apple painting got the job done, and took pride in their work to get everything done to our satisfaction. I've recommended them to 4 other friends for work, and I will be using them in August 2022 when we build a shed. They worked hard even on 'VERY' hot days to get the job done as soon as they could. They were very conscientious about their workspace when they left in the evening, and cleaned up everything when the job was complete. You will not be disappointed if you work with this company.
Apple's Painting Inc.Apple's Painting Inc.
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