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Average Cost of an Interior Paint Job

Tags: Home Improvement, Painting

Painting is one of the fastest, most cost-efficient ways to give your home a new look. When having a professional paint your home’s interior, the cost can vary greatly depending on the size of the area being painted.

Interior paint can cost anywhere from $10-$50 per gallon, depending on the brand. Some paints are more expensive than others. This is usually due to quality, but like anything, some less expensive paints can be just as good as their highly priced alternatives. Average quality paint for a 1,500 square foot home may cost roughly $200-300.

Paint is not the only material cost to consider. There is prep work to be done, including moving objects, taping, and applying primer. A professional estimate generally includes prep work as well as 2 coats of paint. For a 12×12 room, you can expect to pay roughly $300-$400 or more. When painting an entire 1,500 square foot house, expect somewhere around $1,100-$2,000, or more. Things like painting baseboards, crown molding, or unusually high ceilings can add to the cost.

Where you live will affect the cost of the project, as the cost of living varies around the county. The national average cost of hiring an interior painter is around $2,200, but this includes all different size houses in all areas of the county. As with anything, it’s good to obtain several estimates before settling on one, as individual painters’ prices can vary considerably.

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