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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 Wauwatosa painters
Thumbtack Customer
He was very professional and spotless in painting our foyer.He was right on time and very reasonable.I strongly recommend him to others for their painting needs..
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Mike painted our living room, kitchen and bath beautifully. He was prompt and efficient, very detailed, friendly and courteous. I would recommend Mike for any painting job.
Best Painting & Restorations llcBest Painting & Restorations llc
Michelle B.
They painted 2 bedrooms with closets. They were very professional and went above and beyond in terms of recommendations and wall repairs. I look forward to hiring them again to paint my kitchen.
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Tom painted the interior a rental property for us. He was forced to paint under difficult conditions and remained hard working, and professional throughout the job. Work was finished on schedule and we are pleased with the outcome.
Home ServicesHome Services
Tammy C.
Jamie is a perfectionist, great painter, very knowledgeable regarding paint colors and has all equipment. He is a super guy and his-crew are equally awesome. He did a great job painting our interior and putting up some fixtures and repairing some ceiling cracks. I would highly recommend him for your painting needs.
Finish SpecialistsFinish Specialists
Leo B.
Carlos and his team painted our family, bedroom and hall, and did some drywall work. He was very professional and courteous, the painting was perfect, drywall work blended in ceiling stucco, and the price was right!
Quality PaintingQuality Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Reliable and great to work with. Painting experience shows in quality of work.
Violet PenniesViolet Pennies
Thumbtack Customer
We are very happy with the painting that Amel did in our kitchen and stairway. He did a great job painting, was here when he said he would be, and completed the job in a very efficient time frame.
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Lori G.
Wayne was very professional and did a great job painting exterior wood pieces on my home and caulking and painting the windows in my garage. I already talked to him about coming back in the fall to do some interior painting for me. He went above and beyond what I asked him to do and was very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.
WB Painting-voted best painter for 2 yrs. running
Thumbtack Customer
It was great! They're so nice. They arrived on time and listened to what I had planned on painting. The cost was very very reasonable. They were very professional and did an excellent job. I have white baseboards and there isn't a touch of paint on them. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that is planning on painting their space. Would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Wall 2 Wall Painting, Inc.Wall 2 Wall Painting, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Brian did a great job painting and the family was very happy with the result.
Wrei LLCWrei LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Arben painted two bedrooms for me in two days. He did walls and trim in both rooms and painted the ceiling in one of them. He properly prepped the trim by sanding and caulking. It all looks great. Very professional.
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Kee C.
FLYN, painting services was excellent and we are very happy with the interior painting job. The owner Leybant and his team members were kind, professional, and respectful of our request and add-on services. Leybant checked in with his team throughout the day and with us to make sure we are satisfied. To accommodate our work schedule, the team was able to paint as early as 6am in the morning! They were very punctual. What an amazing personalized service!
FLYN,LLCFLYN,LLC
Samuel D.
Gary is extremely professional! He and Mike did an excellent job painting our offices!
Van Vorous Painting LLCVan Vorous Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Wayne is the real deal. He is very knowledgeable on all things painting and takes a lot of pride in his work. He won't leave until it looks good. He did some exterior painting and caulking at my house and I could not be more pleased. Highly recommended.
WB Painting-voted best painter for 2 yrs. running
Jodi P.
My experience with Old Faux was just wonderful! Emily and Kate are lovely to work with, and as a single woman homeowner, I appreciated their thoughtfulness and patience in talking me through the various steps and stages of the painting process that they would be going through. They helped me pick the perfect paints for my living room which had not been painted for over 20 years and also was in need of some plaster/drywall repair. I strongly recommend this pair of painters! You will not be disappointed!
Violet PenniesViolet Pennies
Elissa M.
I can't express how great Ihor Painting is! They are meticulous and so fast! I've never seen such clean paint lines and such a great job with taping and making sure nothing got on our belongings/floor. We will absolutely be using them again for other projects! Highly recommend!!
Ihor Home Services, LLCIhor Home Services, LLC
Jess J.
I was happy with my decision to hire North Shore Property Service for my home painting job.
North Shore Property Service LLCNorth Shore Property Service LLC
Flavio P.
Eddie did an excellent job painting my living room and bedroom. I highly recommend him!
E&S Handyman services &PaintingE&S Handyman services &Painting
Carol S.
Alicia painted my kitchen including woodwork and ceiling. She did an excellent job, cleaned up after herself, was friendly, professional and punctual (which is important to me). She also painted an additional hallway ceiling for a nominal fee. I would definitely use her services again
Alicia's InteriorsAlicia's Interiors
Rachel A.
AMEL Painting accommodated a last minute change while we were out of town and were very helpful.
AMEL Painting Inc.AMEL Painting Inc.
Greg C.
Great job. Already lined up a second job. Much better than paint company used last fall.
Painting and BeyondPainting and Beyond
Natalie R.
Moe was outstanding!!!! I literally needed 2 rooms painted yesterday and that's just what he did. He was on time and definitely professional! He's super fast, efficient, affordable, and cool as heck. My walls looked great and perfectly painted! HIRE HIM ON THE SPOT IS WHAT WE DID AND YOU SHOULD TOO!
Accent painting LLCAccent painting LLC
Erin N.
Tony was very easy to work with and came through in a pinch when I needed a very last minute painting job completed.
North Shore Property Service LLCNorth Shore Property Service LLC
Steven V.
I am thrilled with my house now after Troy painted! It looks amazing and I would recommend him to anyone!
Rathmann Painting LLCRathmann Painting LLC
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