Interior Painting Pricing Guide

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How much will it cost to paint my Washington DC home’s interior?

A room-by-room guide to our interior pricing quotes:

Most of our clients want to understand our price system to allow them to be able to create an accurate budget for their project. We’ve put together a room-by-room guide to help you begin creating your interior painting budget. Remember that the prices listed here are averages. Some room specific things might cause your price to go up or down from these original estimates.

Below are a few of the usual budget impacts for interior painting projects:

1.) How many surfaces in your home will need painted? For example, will we be painting your trim? Walls? Doors? What about your baseboards and crown moulding?

2.) What condition are each of these interior surfaces currently in? DO they have scratches or holes in their surfaces? If so, we’ll need to invest more in prep prior to starting the actual painting process. Also, surfaces like plaster or wallpaper removal can change the overall conditions of your painting project.

3.) Wall height is a huge factor because painting an 8-foot ceiling is much easier than painting a 16-foot foyer.

4.) Do you need a full on color change? When you decide to change your room color to something much darker or much lighter, it will require extra coats of paint to cover over the old drastically different color. In general, we like to quote projects with 2 coats of paint if the space will be using the same color or a similar one to the surface paint we’ll be covering. We’ll need around 3 or even 4 coats if we’re painting over very different colors, (for example, painting an accent wall with a bold yellow or red will always take at least 3 coats).

5.) One thing that will never change your price is our free color consultation service. We have an in-home designer who will help you choose colors that pair well with your current furniture and decor. We offer this service to each of our clients.

Below are a few examples of our pricing using typical room sizes in the DC area.

Master Bedroom

How to Control the Cost of Interior Painting Projects

– First, you must determine your budget so that we can tailor your proposal to match your budget. Interior paint will last 20 + years if there’s no physical damage or water damage. However, our customer’s tend to repaint the higher traffic areas in their homes every 3 to 5 years. ** Let us know your budget so we can provide professional suggestions to keep your costs under control.

– Using Cheaper Paint is usually not the best way to reduce costs.

– Our customer’s will typically remove their wall decorations and fragile and sensitive objects before we arrive. If you’d like to help us save time and yourself some money, let us know if you’re open to moving all the furniture into the middle of the room, too.

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– Some of our customer’s request that we break up their project into multiple, smaller jobs spaced out over a few months to ease cash flow. We can do this but it does increase the cost slightly due to multiple mobilization charges and we find it’s more of an inconvenience to our customers to schedule multiple projects instead of having it all done at once. Alternatively, consider using our EZPay Financing.

– Our standard proposals in Washington DC include two coats on all surfaces; however if there’s no damage to a wall that you’re looking to freshen up with the same color, one coat may be able to get the job done! Let us know if you would like our professional opinion on if we should only apply one coat to specific walls, trim, or ceiling.

– The pricing charts below are for ‘stand-alone’ projects. Our professional sales consultants account for efficiencies when we’re painting multiple rooms. The more surface area we paint the more efficiencies our professional painters can take advantage of. This means a lower price/sqft for you!

– One of our goals is to be as unobtrusive as possible; especially if you’ll be in your home while our professional painting team is there. We will contain our work areas to a predetermined schedule so that you are certain of which areas of your home will still be accessible to you. However, if we have the ability to access all work areas at all times we can take advantage of more efficiencies by not having to switch between tools, colors, and tasks as much.

These are just some of the factors that contribute to the price of painting the interior of your home. Below you will find some examples of some common sized rooms. All prices are based on 2 coats of paint with Sherwin Williams Superpaint. Choosing a decent paint matters, and will almost always save you money.

interior house painting

Open Floor Plan Kitchen / Living Room / Dining Room 15′ Wide x 25′ Long x 8′ Tall

Setup + Walls$800
+ Ceilings$375
+ Baseboard $180
+ Crown Molding$220
+ Door and Frame (1 Side)$75/ea
+ Window Frame and Sill (Excluding Window)$25/ea
+ Window (Sashes and Mullions)$50/ea
+ Closet or Pantry$50/ea
open concept living

Primary Bedroom 12′ Long x 15′ Wide x 8′ Tall

Setup + Walls$525
+ Ceilings$180
+ Baseboard $125
+ Crown Molding$150
+ Door and Frame (1 Side)$75/ea
+ Window Frame and Sill (Excluding Window)$25/ea
+ Window (Sashes and Mullions)$50/ea
+ Closet or Pantry$100-$200/ea
+ Accent Wall$100/ea

bedroom

Secondary Bedroom/ Office/ Nursery 8′ Long x 8′ Wide x 8′ Tall

Setup + Walls$350
+ Ceilings$65
+ Baseboard $75
+ Crown Molding$80
+ Door and Frame (1 Side)$75/ea
+ Window Frame and Sill (Excluding Window)$25/ea
+ Window (Sashes and Mullions)$50/ea
+ Closet or Pantry$100-$200/ea
+ Accent Wall$100/ea

bedroom 2

Primary Bathroom 12′ Long x 6′ Wide x 8′ Tall

Setup + Walls$325
+ Ceilings$75
+ Baseboard $80
+ Crown Molding$100
+ Door and Frame (1 Side)$75/ea
+ Window Frame and Sill (Excluding Window)$25/ea
+ Window (Sashes and Mullions)$50/ea
+ Closet or Pantry$100-$200/ea
+ Accent Wall$100/ea

bathroom

Half Bathroom 6′ Long x 8′ Wide x 8′ Tall

Setup + Walls$285
+ Ceilings$50
+ Baseboard $50
+ Crown Molding$75
+ Door and Frame (1 Side)$75/ea
+ Window Frame and Sill (Excluding Window)$25/ea
+ Window (Sashes and Mullions)$50/ea
+ Closet or Pantry$100-$200/ea
+ Accent Wall$100/ea

half bath

Powder Room 4′ Long x 6′ Wide x 8′ Tall

Setup + Walls$270
+ Ceilings$25
+ Baseboard $40
+ Crown Molding$55
+ Door and Frame (1 Side)$75/ea
+ Window Frame and Sill (Excluding Window)$25/ea
+ Window (Sashes and Mullions)$50/ea
+ Closet or Pantry$100-$200/ea
+ Accent Wall$100/ea

powder room

Dining Room or Living Room 15′ Long x 15′ Wide x 8′ Tall

Setup + Walls$560
+ Ceilings$225
+ Baseboard $135
+ Crown Molding$165
+ Door and Frame (1 Side)$75/ea
+ Window Frame and Sill (Excluding Window)$25/ea
+ Window (Sashes and Mullions)$50/ea
+ Closet or Pantry$100-$200/ea
+ Accent Wall$100/ea

living room

Doors, Closets, Frames, and Accent Walls

+ Door and Frame (1 Side)$75/ea
+ Window Frame and Sill (Excluding Window)$25/ea
+ Window (Sashes and Mullions)$50/ea
+ Closet or Pantry$100-$200/ea
+ Accent Wall$100/ea
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