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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 Racine painters
Jana S.
We had Midwest Painting paint the exterior of our house & were very pleased with their work.
MW Painting Group llcMW Painting Group llc
Robert A.
Amel Painting did a great job painting our house. They were always on time and very professional. They did such a good job my mother also wants them to paint her house. I would recommend them to anyone and there price is very reasonable.
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Heather D.
Had all the cedar trim on my house painted and was very pleased. They were prompt, efficient and very professional. Would highly recommend MW painting group.
MW Painting Group llcMW Painting Group llc
Katelyn C.
So thankful to have found this AMEL Painting. Totally impressed by quality of work as well as professionalism and most of all honesty. Will most definably be my go to when I need something painted!!!!!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Rich H.
They did a great job painting our house. The price was beyond competitive.
MW Painting Group llcMW Painting Group llc
Thumbtack Customer
I have not hired Mac yet to paint the exterior of my house because when we talked he said it was to late in the year to paint. I appreciated his honestly with me about the job. Also his follow through on a quote was quick.
Mac's Interior and Exterior PaintingMac's Interior and Exterior Painting
Susan M.
Excellent work on a large project. The painting was done well, and the area was kept clean and neat.
CWN Advanced PaintingCWN Advanced Painting
Scott S.
We had Apple Painting paint our bathroom, living room, hallway, and kitchen (walls and ceilings). In addition we recently had new windows installed and needed the new trim stained. I have never been happier with anyone who has worked on my home (my wife is even happier!). I could not believe the level of detail they showed to every aspect of such a large project. We looked for three estimates for this project; Apple, another small outfit, and a large outfit. The other small place never showed, and the large place wanted over twice what Apple charged. (pst...Efrain, you should maybe charge more for your quality of work!!!!) I will be using Apple Painting for any and all paint/stain project from now on!!!!
Apple's Painting Inc.Apple's Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Michael and his father did a great job painting our ceiling(s) and did it in a very timely manner. Price was great too
Michael's PaintingMichael's Painting
Jennifer B.
Excellent quality of work, on time every day, got an entire 2200 square foot house painted (ceilings, white trim, walls) in a little over a week! Very pleasant to work with.
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
He did a fantastic job and very quick. ,he took time with me ,he also cleaned up afterhe was finished, he painted 6 rooms ,i will definitely hire him again.thank you
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Ron S.
Efrain and his crew were here on time and did a great job for me. I would recommend them for any painting project you have. Careful, considerate and polite. Wouldn't hesitate to hire them again!
Apple's Painting Inc.Apple's Painting Inc.
Michael K.
What fantastic service! They were a joy to work with. He responded quickly to our inquiry for a quote, met with us to select paint colors and made good suggestions. This duo arrived on time and worked so hard all five days they were at our home. The job took a shorter amount of time than we would have expected, especially since I requested black and white stripes to be painted in the powder room. They are very friendly and courteous, as well. We will definitely have them back for future projects. Well done!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Ken and Joe's team did an amazing job on our house! We bought a foreclosure 5 yrs ago, and couldn't get a full paint job done until now. The cedar siding was incredibly dried out and some boards even needed to be replaced. The team took the time to caulk and seal any cracks and replaced all bad boards, before painting. The team was on time and friendly, they also were extremely tidy at the end of each project day. Which was very much appreciated. They work hard and pay attention to detail, and if you have a concern they strive to rectify it right away! Would highly recommend for your interior/exterior painting or remodeling needs! I will definitely keep their name and number available for future projects. Thank You for all the hard work and days put into our house to make it look brand new! Best wishes!
Fresh Look PaintingFresh Look Painting
Elizabeth G.
Amen did a wonderful job painting our townhouse! Very detail oriented, just perfect! We have worked with several painters in the past and they are far above anyone else. The quote was also the most reasonable. If you’re wondering who to use, it’s them!
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Carla H.
Arben and Monica, called after just 20 minutes from my first contact. We set up a time to meet the same day. They were very knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. To my surprise they were ready to start the next week. They patched my skylights( they turned out great can't tell I ever had a problem with them). They painted the vaulted ceiling an walls in the living room, a hallway and entrance way and a bedroom ceiling. It turned out perfect. They cleaned up, we're easy to work with and very reasonable price. I would definitely recommend them. You can't go wrong with Amel painting. Ill use them again for my next project. Carla in Racine
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
He came over look at the room told me a price and left told me to pick paint out online was very unprofessional his price was too high and when I called him to tell him that I did not longer needed services he was very rude and ignorant I would never ever ever recommend this guy when he came over it was like I was bothering him to take the job and again very unprofessional
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
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