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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 Muskego painters
Terry H.
There was paint all over woodwork and vents.
OMC Logistics GroupOMC Logistics Group
Thumbtack Customer
Mac is wonderful! He painted our large bedroom with cathedral ceiling in just hours. He was very neat and cleaned everything up extremely well. Not a drop of paint anywhere. One would not even know he had been there other then the room looked just great. We would highly recommend Mac and the next time we have a painting job we will be contacting him. He's just fabulous!!
Mac's Interior and Exterior PaintingMac's Interior and Exterior Painting
Joy D.
I was very happy with Trevor and Stateline Painting. He was very responsive (something that can be hard to find) and did an excellent job. I felt his pricing was fair and I would definitely hire them again for any other painting needs.
Stateline PaintingStateline Painting
Kristin W.
My mom hired AMEL painting (Arben) for their work on their chimney. My parents have a 2 story chimney that runs up the side of their house, covered in wood. The paint was peeling and dull. AMEL painting came out a day or two after my mom contacted them and gave her an estimate. He also pointed out a couple issues with the wood and offered to repair it as well. They scheduled a time and Arben was there right on time. The whole job only took around 4 hours and my mom was thrilled with the results. She even had them give her quotes for more painting projects in the house. We will definitely be using them again!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Ken, Joe and their crew did an outstanding job with the exterior painting of our home. There was a lot of preparation required including the replacement of numerous pieces of cedar siding, scraping and sanding to remove peeling and blistered paint, filling of knot and nail holes and the replacement of caulking. They did an incredible job with the prep work, spot primed the new cedar and bare wood, followed by a complete primer coat over the entire exterior, were very polite through out the process, kept the work site spotless and the finished paint outcome was fantastic. Bryan H.
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
Kristin V.
Van Vorous Painting did an excellent job! They were there when they said they’d be, and finished the job quicker than I thought!
Van Vorous Painting LLCVan Vorous Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Wayne painted the trim and power washed the siding on the house. He started the day after I talked to him and did an excellent job!
WB Painting-voted best painter for 2 yrs. running
Thumbtack Customer
I would definitely hire Fresh Look Painting again. From quote to completion, Ken followed up on everything and kept making sure I was satisfied with the work. His quote was not the lowest but I knew that the other low-ball quotes had missed important detail that Ken was including and pointing out. His experience in the painting business truly showed as he didn't cut corners like I have seen others do. He was very responsive to anything I asked him about too. I'm rather nit-picky and have a high attention to detail so when I saw a few small things that needed to be done they came right back and finished up the next day. I would much rather have that than someone who you never see again.
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
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