The average home in the US is approximately 2,300 sq ft and the average price of interior painting is between $2 to $5 per sq ft. This makes the average cost to paint the whole house interior $6,900. The average home size in Fort Worth, Arlington, North Richland Hills, Keller, Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Hurst, Euless, Bedford and Irving is 2,945 sq ft. While some home owners may choose to have individual rooms or just parts of the home interior painted, listed below are average costs for each room.
Bathroom $150 – $300
Ceiling – Paint $195 – $800
Hallway $300 – $500
Kitchen $250 – $700
Living Room $700 – $950
Dining room $350 – $550
Room $400 – $800
Master Bedroom $500 – $1,000
Stairway $350 – $2,000
Wall Decorative Finish $4,000
Wall Mural $5,000 – $8,000
Interior Painting Cost Factors
There are many different factors that will determine the total price of your painting project. In addition to the size of your home, other factors include:
- Quality of paint – Better interior paints are more expensive
- Number of paint coats – Numerous coats are required with some colors and types of paint
- Wall texture – Textured walls require special equipment and supplies
- Wall condition – Wallpaper removal, patching holes and other repairs will increase the cost of the job
- Project complexity – Home features such as high ceiling, murals and faux finishes will certainly impact the cost
There are other enhancements that can be done while the painters are already at your house. Repainting your doors, trim and windows will make your home stand out and really shine. The cost is approximately $40 per door and $2 per foot of trim. Caulking around your windows can help improve energy efficiency and is typically $1 per foot. Consider adding a wall mural or decorative finish to showcase your home.
When painting the interior of your home, you can use color to improve the look of rooms that may have structural deficiencies. For small rooms, light colors or white on the ceiling along with white, cream or cool colors help create the illusion of a larger room. For rooms that are too spacious, try adding accent walls or dark colors on the ceiling to bring the room in. If your crown moldings blend in with the walls they can go unnoticed. Paint them white to stand out against colored walls.