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Painters charge $20 to $50 per hour or $1 to $6 per square foot, depending on the project size, complexity, and whether it's interior or exterior.
|10×12 Room||$300 – $800|
|14×16 Master Bedroom||$700 – $1,300|
|Bathroom||$200 – $600|
|Kitchen||$200 – $600|
|Living Room||$400 – $1,200|
|All Interior Walls||$1,300 – $6,300|
|Whole House Interior||$2,900 – $8,800|
|Whole House Exterior||$2,600 – $5,700|
|New Construction||$4,000 – $15,000|
Painting is a cost-effective way to add value and boost home appeal. Interior painting has a 107% return on investment (ROI), while exterior painting has a 55% return on investment on average.
Interior walls need painting every three to seven years on average, depending on the room type, traffic and condition, and previous paint job. Ceilings need painting every 7 to 10 years, and baseboards and trim need repainting every 2 to 4 years.
Signs interior walls need painting:
A house exterior needs painting every five to ten years on average, depending on the location, climate, sun exposure, material, and condition. Wood siding needs repainting every 3 to 7 years, while fiber cement siding needs repainting every 10 to 15 years.
Signs a house exterior needs painting:
Painting a room takes two to six hours on average. The time it takes to paint a room depends on the prep work, primer requirements, room size, if ceilings need painting, number of coats, and clean up.
An average-size house takes two to four days to paint with a professional team of three painters. A large three-story or 5+ bedroom house takes four to six days to paint the exterior on average. This time estimate includes prepping the house, painting, and cleaning up.
Painting services do not expect a tip. However, if they go above and beyond or spend more time than expected, a cold drink, hot lunch, or $10 to $20 tip is appreciated. Giving the painter a positive review on HomeGuide, Yelp, or Google is better than a tip.
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