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Are you a homeowner who wants to give your house a whole new and elegant look? Well, painting your house interior is the way to go. A painted house interior will add value and give your house an elegant look and compliment the overall style of your home. (DiClerico, 2021).


The average cost of painting a house interior is between $2 and $6 for every square foot. If your house interior measures 2,500 square feet, then you can expect to spend from $2,000 to $9,000.

To paint inside a house is not just a matter of purchasing paint and starting the painting project. There are many things involved, including hiring an expert to do the painting job, measuring the house interior, and repairing walls and ceiling before painting. These and many other activities and necessities in a painting project add some amount to the overall cost of painting the interior of a house. At Smart Remodeling LLC, we ensure that you have the relevant information before starting the painting project.

Factors affecting interior house painting cost

Painting inside of a house involves a lot of aspects that affect the cost. (Young, 2020)

  • Size of the house interior: A house has different rooms that differ in size. Different room sizes require different paint and labor costs, bringing a difference in painting price for various rooms.
  • Height of the walls: The standard height of most walls in a home is between 8 and 10 feet. Therefore, anything more than that will add to the cost.
  • Repainting or newly painting: Painting a house interior that has never been painted has a different cost from repainting. For newly painting, everything you need in the painting project is new. For repainting, assess the condition of the existing paint.
  • Paint type: You will get varying types of paint in the market. Mostly, there is the oil-based and the latex-based paint type. These two paints come at different prices.
  • The number of coats: First, determine how many coats and ceiling walls in the house interior need. The more the coats, the more paint you will need, hence increasing the overall amount.
  • Labor: Some homeowners paint the inside of their house themselves. However, others hire a professional. Working with a professional means that you will incur the labor cost.
  • The furniture around the house interior: Before painting, you need to move furniture and any things on the walls in the space you want to paint. If there is too much to move, that's extra work requiring an extra cost.
  • Painting Materials: There are different materials, including brushes, paint trays, tape, drop cloth and others that you require in the painting project. If you are working with an expert, you will be lucky because they come with the materials. However, if they don't have or are painting yourself, you have to purchase the painting materials.

Labor Cost to Paint a house interior

If you are wondering how much it costs to paint the interior of a house, you should consider the labor price as one part of the cost. Hiring a house painter implies that you have incurred the labor cost, unlike painting the house yourself. The best thing about working with expert painters is that they do everything for you. That means you will not go through the hassle of measuring the house interior or any other work necessary during painting preparation.

Each professional or contractor will charge a different price for painting a house interior. Each contractor will have his or her technique for charging the painting job. Some will charge based on the square foot, while others will charge per hour of work or number of rooms in a house. The labor cost of painting a square foot of a house interior is between $2 and $6. On the number of room basis, the labor cost will be $400 to $2,000 for every room, while the cost per hour ranges from $25 to $100 depending on the contractor. (Fixr, 2021)

ProTip Takeaway: If you are working with a contractor, be keen when selecting the one to do the painting job. Be keen with the contractors that charge too low. It’s better to pay a fair amount to get the job done perfectly and in time.

How much does it cost to paint inside of a house per square foot?

As highlighted in the factors that affect the cost of painting a house interior, the size of the interior adds up to the average cost.  Houses have varying measurements, meaning that they require a different amount of paint that brings a difference in the painting cost. In most cases, the measurement of a house is in square feet. (DiClerico, 2021)

House interior size (Square foot)



$2,700 - $10,000


$2,000 - $9,000


$1,900 - $7,800


$1,300 - $6,000


$1,200 - $5,400


$1,000 - $4,800


$900 - $4,500


$700 - $3,900


$500 - $3,500

Interior House painting cost by house type

With the different house types that people reside income different painting prices. Some houses have a small interior space than others.

Apartment painting cost

Unlike homes, apartments have smaller interior spaces. That implies that painting an apartment is relatively cheaper than painting a home. For most apartments, the average cost of painting the interior space range from $950 to $3,400. However, the price varies depending on particular apartment contractor requirements. (Kazimierski, 2020)

ProTip Takeaway: For some apartments, you require insurance and a license to paint the interior. Therefore, check the building requirement to get the necessary permits before starting the painting project. Professional painters usually have licensing and insurance. Therefore, if you are working with one, you will not have to worry about the permit.

Condo Painting cost

A condo will have either one or more bedrooms. Painting the interior of a condo, you have to consider the number of bedrooms. Just like the apartments, condos are much smaller than a home. Therefore, you can expect the condo painting price to be lower than that of a home. Unlike an apartment you rent, a condo is owned, meaning that you do not have to worry about permits. Painting a one-bedroom condo cost $1,800 to $2,900 while a two-bedroom will cost $2,700 to $5,000. Most condos measure from 600 to 1,300 square feet.  (Fixr, 2021)

Interior house painting cost by room type

Just like the house type, the cost of painting will also vary depending on the room type. Rooms come in different sizes, whether a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, or dining room. We will break down the cost of painting different room types.


On average, you can pay $350 to $850 for bedroom painting. However, the cost will vary depending on the size of the bedroom. Some bedrooms are small while others are big. For example, a large master bedroom will cost between $650 and $1,400 to paint. The cost will also vary depending on whether you are painting the entire bedroom interior or just the walls. Wall paint will cost $100 to $300. (HomeGuide, 2020)




10 by 10

$300 to $700

10 by 12

$350 to $850

12 by 12

$400 to $950

12 by 15

$500 to $1,000

14 by 16

$650 to $1,250

16 by 16

$650 to $1,250



The bathroom is one of the easiest rooms to paint. That is because the bathroom does not require too much movement of items. Most bathroom walls are almost fully covered with backsplashes and tiles. That implies that the paintable space is small. The only space that you can fully paint in the bathroom is the ceiling. In that case, you can expect to pay a bit lesser to paint the bathroom than any other room in the house. The cost of painting a bathroom ranges from $225 to $650. (Kazimierski, 2020)


Living Room

Painting a living room costs between $600 and $2,000. The painting cost varies depending on the size of the living room. Some houses will have a big living room while other medium or small-sized living rooms. A living room measuring 200 square feet will cost $600 to $1,000 to paint, a 320 square foot will cost $900 to $1,600 and a 450 square foot, $1,200 to $2,000. (HomeGuide, 2020)


Dining Room

A dining room will either be small-size or medium-size. There is less furniture in the dining room to move during painting. That makes the dining room painting project cheaper and easier. The average cost of painting a dining room ranges from $380 to $675. (Kazimierski, 2020)



You can paint different components in the kitchen, like the walls, ceiling, and cabinets. The cost of painting the walls in the kitchen will vary from that of painting the ceiling and the cabinets.  The cost of painting kitchen cabinets per square foot is $30 to $60. The entire cost can range between $900 and $3,800.




$150 - $250


$900 to $3,800

Are You Ready to Painting the Interior For Your House?

Painting the house interior requires a lot of expertise that you can get from us, Smart Remodeling LLC. House interior painting project is not a hectic task if you select your contractor carefully. Luckily, you just got what you wanted. Contact us at 832 800 8889 to get a free consultation on home painting and home remodeling in general.

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