Cost to Paint Interior of a House

In our previous blog post, we wrote about the costs to paint exterior of a house. In this blog post, we will focus on the costs associated with painting interior of a house.

Cost to Paint Interior of a House

To change the look and feel of the interior of the home, paint will easily do the trick. Painting the interior is an inexpensive way to truly change the way the home looks with minimal efforts. New home owners can change paint colors to make the home their own design, while existing home owners can paint a room to enjoy a new look and feel. But how much does it cost to paint the interior of the home? Continue reading to see a breakdown of each area of the home and how much it will cost to paint.


To get started, you will need to gather materials. If you are starting from scratch and have never painted before, you will need to purchase each item on the materials list. You will need small, medium and large paint brushes for hard to reach places, paint rollers with short and long handles, foam rollers, drop cloth, painter’s tape, paint and a paint tray.

Before starting, you will need to place the drop cloth on the floor. Use the painter’s tape to mark off the areas you wish to paint. This would be the wall from the trim, molding, doorways, etc. Pour the paint into the paint tray and you are ready to get started. If you are in need of all these materials, expect to spend around $100 to $200 depending on the amount of materials purchased for prepping the room.

Cost to Paint a Room

When painting a room in the home, you will need to consider the size to determine how much paint you need. In most cases, you will be painting two to three coats to get maximum coverage. This will require two gallons of paint. Paint will range in price from $25 to $50 and more for premium brands. If you are purchasing two gallons, you will be spending around $50 to $100. It is recommended that you go ahead and purchase two gallons or more if the room is quite large to ensure all paint is mixed accurately and matches for every coat you need.

Cost to Paint a Staircase

Painting a staircase is a laborious task. Paint brushes are used to apply paint or stain depending on the look you are going for. The size of your staircase as well as the need to paint the railing will determine how much paint you need. For small staircases, only one gallon will be needed, so you will spend $25 to $50 on the staircase paint.

Cost to Paint Trim and Molding

Trim and molding in the home are usually the color white or beige to create a neutral backdrop to the paint color of the walls. Trim and molding will need to be repainted on a yearly basis to keep a fresh and clean look. It is best to keep white paint on hand to be able to repaint the trim as needed. If you have paint already, then you will have no cost to freshen up the trim. If you are in need of paint, one room will require a pint if small or a gallon for larger spaces.

Cost to Paint Ceiling

The ceiling is a small area of a room that is usually white but can be painted a color when you want the ceiling to stand out. When you are painting the ceiling, consider using the same paint for the trim and molding as well if you want these to be in the same finish. This will allow you to spend less and have the paint you need to complete a full project.

Comparing DIY to Professional Services

You can choose to paint the home yourself or hire a professional to do the work for you. The prices above reflect the amount spent when you do the job yourself. However, most homeowners do not have the time to take on one room for painting, much less the entire interior of the home. Hire a professional team of painters and you can have the entire interior painted in one to a few days depending on the size of your home.

The price of hiring professionals will vary based on the size of your home as well as how many rooms will be painted along with trim, molding and ceilings. Consider having several estimates completed to find the best deal for having the interior of your home painted. A reputable company will offer a quality deal and complete the project in no time, leaving you stress free with a beautiful home to enjoy.

If you need help with painting an interior of your home, please get in touch with us for a free estimate.