While fixing up a couple dings or scratches on an interior paint job isn’t too challenging, a full interior painting service for a home is a job for a professional. Painting an interior requires plenty of preparation and attention to detail. If your home needs a complete interior overhaul, it’s worth knowing how much it will cost beforehand. However, the answer is individual to your situation and your needs. The factors that will impact the cost include how many rooms you need painted, if your interior needs any damages repaired, and whether you need trim painted as well.
Number of Rooms
Every home is different, and the price will certainly vary depending on how many rooms in your interior you want to have done, or need to have done. If you’re only doing your downstairs or upstairs, you could definitely save on costs, but keep in mind that doing your entire home all at once is probably going to be your most convenient option, keeping you from having to worry about your interior for quite some time.
In Need of Repairs?
Before paint can go on the walls, you need to address any cracks, holes, or dents in the walls. Without repairing these properly, the paint isn’t going to stick to the walls and the paint job will have been for nothing. These repairs are usually pretty minor and shouldn’t take too much time to get done. But more extensive damage to the walls and ceiling will take longer, require more materials, and cost more. Take stock of whatever damage is around your house, if you think you can properly repair them on your own, then doing so could save you some money.
The Type of Paint
As you probably already know, paint can vary greatly in price, depending on finish, color, and even just brand. Do some research beforehand to determine how much you want to spend per gallon. Different rooms and parts of the home are best suited for different types of paint and finish. To learn more about the different options, check out our guides on paint and finish.
Ceiling and Trim
Another additional factor to consider is if you want your ceilings and trim painted as well as the walls. If you do have trim and want it touched up, it does require a different finish of paint. It’s also a bit more involved than painting a flat wall, so the painter might charge an added fee for the skilled labor.