Paint Cost Estimator calculates how much it costs to paint a room or the entire house. Get instant price quotes for professionally painting all rooms in an existing or new construction home.
The average cost to paint a 1900 sq. ft. house is between $2,700 and $3,990, and about $300 to $500 for a single 140 sq. ft. room. These prices can vary, depending on the amount of prep work, repair, and other factors. Use our calculator below, to get an accurate estimate in your area.
Estimating Paint Amounts
The easiest way to figure out how much paint you’ll need for your project is to use our Paint Calculator. Measure the length, width, and height of your room and count the number of doors and windows. If you have molding in your home, make sure to include it in order to get the most accurate estimate.
Labor, Materials, and Supplies notes:
The labor component is charged to the project only.
Includes all labor necessary for the completion of the project from setup, providing ladders, and any necessary staging and/or scaffolding equipment.
Painter labor also includes shifting moderate amounts of furniture among an occupied residence.
A lot a nominal amount of preparation. Accounting for minimal cosmetic wall patching and sanding like from small nail holes & dings. Where trim is to be painted, caulking, and puttying are figured on.
Final cleanup and disposal of empty cans and waste is also part of this amount.
Amounts for the labor portion per specific geographic locales may fluctuate based on the particular zip code by 15% and greater. Especially for certain metropolitan areas.
How much do painters charge?
Hiring a painting pro costs $30-50 per hour and depends on the scope of work as well as local labor rates. A pro can cover about 100-120 square feet of flat wall space per hour. If you have a very small painting project, like painting one room, you can easily hire a handyman for the job and pay $20-25 per hour.
It may be surprising to learn that painting contractors can give very different estimates for a paint job, depending on the cost of living in their particular area as well as the cost of overhead to run their business.
A seasoned, well-established interior painting contractor will have 15-20% higher painting estimates than a small company that is just starting out.
Keep in mind that many painting pros charge per square foot rather than per hour of labor. Painting prices for multiple rooms will be $2-4 per square foot, depending on the scope of work.
When you get price estimates from different painting pros, it’s usually safe to go for a middle-of-the-road estimate. You will most likely get the best value: good job quality for a reasonable price.