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Cost to Paint the Interior

Our following paint cost for 2024 calculator allows you to change variables and simply refigure.

Interior Painting Cost Options:
    Yes No
Trim - baseboard & casings 1  
Closets - mainly common 2
Number of Coats Applied; 3  
Square Footage   Sq. Ft.

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Painting Labor  
Paint Materials  
Total Cost
Average Square Foot Cost  

Includes all labor, materials and supplies needed for performing the work per below based on entered base dimensions. Results are approximations based on interiors painted in the United States. Total cost sums exclude any taxes charged for both materials and labor amounts.

Options for Interior Painting:

1 That feature typical or low profile mouldings Includes baseboard and window & door casings though not french-style frames. Excludes any crown mould or chair rail.
2 Storage closets located off the main living spaces. Excludes specialty areas such as the utility room and the laundry area.
3 Due to factors like existing coverage and chosen colors, most situations call for two coats to be applied on most surfaces. Trim normally gets two coats as an off-white option.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included are walls whether they are drywall or plaster type surfaces. Ceilings and doors are excluded.

Labor, Materials and Supplies notes:

  • The labor component charged to the project only.
  • Includes all labor necessary for the completion of 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.
  • Alots 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 is figured on.
  • Final cleanup and disposal of empty cans and waste is also part of this amount. Clearly labeling any partial cans is considered a best practice at organization.

  • 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.

    Paint Specifics

  • Above is figured applying mainly flat or low sheen coatings throughout, with the exception of the bathroom and kitchen areas.
  • Grade of paint, supplies and materials are rated at moderate and above, excluding the cheapest "builders quality" and yet also are the most expensive lines of paint coatings.

  • Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024

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