Things You Must Know About Interior Painting

turquoise paint can with brush used for interior painting

Adding a fresh, new coat of paint is a popular way of giving your home a makeover. After all, painting it’s pretty painless, relatively inexpensive, and can dramatically improve any interior space in your home. 

Are you ready to give your home a fresh new look? Here are ten essential tips to take into account when painting the interior of your home.

Set Your Budget

To take control of your home remodeling budget, you need a plan. Painting is the most inexpensive way to “remodel” a room. However, without a smart budget, even the simplest renovations can make you go bankrupt. 

Outline Cost Estimates

Break down the cost of everything that goes into the painting project, coatings, applicators, tools, and contractors. 

Take into account that you won’t get an exact cost until you get a quote from actual contractors. If you’re planning on doing the painting job yourself, you’ll need to consider prep, materials, cleanup, and time.

Average Labor Cost to Paint a Room Professionally

Professional painters charge between $200 to $800 to paint an average size room (10X12).

The cost will vary depending on:

  • Size of the room
  • Height of the ceilings
  • Condition of the surface of the walls
  • Price of paint
  • If you’re covering up a dark color (requires multiple coats and more time)
  • If you include the ceilings, as well as the trim and walls.

Your contractor can charge you per square foot of coverage or hourly.

How Much Do Painters Charge Per Square Foot?

On labor alone, painters usually charge between $1.50 and $3.50 per square foot to paint a house’s interior. And $2-$6 per square foot for labor and materials.  

How Much Do Painters Charge Per Hour?

Most professional painters charge by area, not hourly. A professional painter typically charges between $20 and $75 per hour—some charge up to $100. Labor accounts for about 75% to 85% of your total bill.

The cost will vary based on the location, the contractor’s experience, and the job’s difficulty.

Hire a Professional Painter

If you want to give your house a makeover, you can’t decide if you wish to hire a professional contractor or take on the project yourself. 

Doing it yourself is only a good idea if you have the expertise, specialized tools, and safety equipment to do it. Otherwise, there is no guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the results.

Choose the Right Paint Color 

Paint colors and shades can dramatically improve the mood of any living space in your home. The type of paint you’ll use will depend on how you use the room and the type of finish you want. 

A top-quality Interior paint provides:

  • Scrubbability and stain resistance
  • Good hiding ability
  • Good coverage
  • Spatter resistance
  • Easy touch-up

Get Inspiration

Pinterest and Instagram are both great places to start when picking paint colors. The color you choose should go with your furniture and decor.

Pick a Paint Type 

Keep in mind that buying cheap paint is never a good idea. Always buy the best-quality paint you can afford. 

Latex or Oil?

Interior house paints are either latex- or oil/alkyd-based. Latex performs better and dries more quickly, but it isn’t quite as durable as oil-based paint. Your painting contractor can provide advice about which paint is right for your project.

  • Latex 

Latex paint is easier to work with, provides gloss retention, dries quickly, and is exceptionally durable. Latex paint cleans up easily with soap and water and is ideal for general painting projects such as walls and ceilings.

  • Oil / Alkyd

Oil paints provide good adhesion, excellent durability, and stain resistance. These types of paints make good choices for trim in high-traffic rooms, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Always ask your contractor for suggestions on paint brands and types. 

Hire Pro Brush Painting & Remodeling on your Next Project

Need Interior Painting in Arlington? Our Arlington painters at Pro Brush have the right supplies, materials, and equipment to complete any painting job. Here are some of the reason why we are your best choice for interior painting in Arlington:

Why Us?

  • Customized Service
  • Experienced technicians
  • Certified, bonded, and insured
  • Excellent prices
  • Top-quality materials from leading manufacturers 

 Give us a call or submit our online form to get in touch with experienced painters in Arlington, TX.