How Interior Painting Cost Is Determined

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How Much Does It Cost To Paint The Interior Of A House?

If you’re looking to change the look of your home, you may be wondering about the cost to paint the interior of a house. Before you make a plan, it’s important to know that there are numerous factors that go into determining how much it will cost. For instance, you need to consider the average cost per sq/ft, the materials, and more. Below, we’ll provide some vital insights regarding the average cost to paint the interior of a house, the average cost to paint a room, and what to expect.


Interior Painting Cost Factors

Type Of Paint Used Will Affect Overall Cost Of Interior Painting

Paint comes in many different finishes and sheens.  Typically the higher gloss paints cost more money.  Below are the types of paint list from least glossy to highest gloss.

  • Flat/Matte: The least expensive paint.  This type of paint is good at hiding imperfections on the surfaces it is used on.  This type o paint is difficult to clean.
  • Eggshell:  Have slightly more sheen than flat paint.  They are easier to clean than flat paint and are good for medium traffic areas.
  • Satin:  One of the most common types of finishes.  This is a good choice for heavy traffic areas due to the fact it is easy to clean.
  • Semi-Gloss:  Higher gloss finish than satin paint.  This paint is great in high traffic areas that receive a lot of wear and tear.  This is also good for trim.

Average Cost To Paint The Interior Of A House

According to HomeAdvisor the average cost per square foot to paint the interior of a house is anywhere between $2.00 to $6.00 per square foot.  While the average cost per square foot comes to be around $3.50 per square foot.

This would mean if you had a 2,500 square foot house at the national average price of $3.50 per square foot the cost would be approximately $8,750.  Again this is just a national average as determined by HomeAdvisor.  Prices differ regionally throughout the US.  Next we will discuss some other factors that determine overall cost besides where you live and how many square feet you want painted.


Average Cost To Paint A Room

For this example, we will use a 10 x 12 ft room.  Using the low end of $2.00 per square foot would be a cost of $240.00.  Some painting companies have a minimum overall cost such as $250.00. Rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms don`t have nearly as much sq/ft of paintable space so these rooms are usually lower.  Kitchens and bathrooms have cabinets, mirrors, and tile work that takes up some of the space.   

Using the same 10 x 12 ft room and using the national average of $3.50 per sq/ft would give an average cost to paint a room at $420.00.  As you can see there are many factors that go into determining an overall cost for interior painting projects.

Is It Worth Paying For A Professional Painter?

Painting can be a difficult job to complete on your own.  There is a lot of prep work that needs to be done correctly prior to painting to be sure your final product is up to the standards you were hoping for.  Then you have the cost of supplies and the time needed to go get all of the needed supplies.  You will need to know what types of paints will work best for your particular painting project.  Knowing which brushes and rollers to use is a critical part of acquiring the proper supplies prior to painting.  If you are handy know what supplies to get and have the time to spend on your painting project then that might be best for you.  

For larger projects or for projects you just want to get completed quickly and done right with great results it is often worth paying for a professional painting company. Professional painters will know how to properly prep for the painting project as well as knowing what paint will work best.  Just not having to worry about figuring out what supplies to get and not having to redo any of the painting due to mistakes made is worth it in itself.  

Our Painters at Greenville Pro Painters would be glad to answer any painting questions you may have.  Contact us today for a free quote or to learn more about us and our interior painting services.


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