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How Much Does it Cost to Paint an Interior in Portland?

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Interior Painting can increase the value of your home by $3,448

House interior painting in Portland is important for a lot of reasons. A good paint job adds character and personality to your home and it also beautifies the entire space. This reason alone is enough for you to take sufficient time in planning which shades, paint styles, and colors you want to use for your home. Also, paint serves as your home’s primary line of defense against insects, the weather, and from any other damage. Because of this, it is important that you regularly maintain the Portland interior painting of your home. There is no set timeline on when you should hire a professional for interior painting in Portland. It will just vary depending on the current state of your walls, the climate, and the quality of the paint that has been applied previously. Poor paint jobs only last about two to three years before it will require attention again. If you choose a reliable service provider for interior painting in Portland, it can last up to 20 to 25 years. The most important factor you should check is whether your home’s current coat is chipped, flaking, peeling, or cracked. If so, a new paint job is in order.

Fair price breakdown

Portland interior painting costs vary between different painters. There are painters that charge higher due to a more expensive overhead. There are also those that are priced higher just because. Some interior painters bill lower due to quality planning and efficiency. While the lowest cost for interior painting in Portland is not always the best value for your money, the highest price is also not always the best.

Estimated final cost for interior painting

Item Quantity Fair Price
Painted Surface Labor 122 Hours $5,759.50
Painted Surface Job Materials and Supplies 1200 Square Feet $1,165.27
Totals - Cost to Paint House Interior - 1282 Square Feet $6,924.77
Average Cost Per Square Foot $5.77

Find the Best Costs on Interior Painting - Portland, 04101

Most interior painters charge per sq. ft. of the area that needs to be painted. Painting contractors may deliver flat rates, but they still use square footage as a determining factor in arriving at a number. Large painting jobs usually charge less per square foot than smaller projects. Smaller jobs run on a minimum charge. There are also other expenses that you may incur for the interior painting project like drywall repair and wallpaper removal. Drywall repair is usually billed out for about $20 to $50 an hour. If your home has a reasonable amount of damage, it will take 4 to 10 hours to get the best results. As for wallpaper removal, it can vary depending on the condition and type of your walls and wallpaper. Wallpaper removal can easily double the cost of your interior painting in Portland.

Cumberland County Interior Painting FAQ

Schedule the painting job once the drywall is installed. As soon as the drywall has been put up, you are about five to six week away from painting. Your chosen contractors still need to spackle, tape, sand your drywall, hang interior doors, install your trim, and install kitchen cabinets. Do not get an estimate from a service provider before a drywall is hung because a lot of things can change that may affect the price and scope of the project.

If it is a new construction of a home, contractors will not start painting until the carpenters are all done with their work. Carpentry creates a lot of dust and it will end up ruining your trim paint and finishing. Also, carpenters are known to change small things throughout the entire house until they leave. Small changes from the carpenters will force your painters to repaint walls that should have been completed already.

Average interior rooms usually take one or two days to paint. Everything can be done in a day but touch-ups and dry times have to be provided and they take a few couple of hours to complete.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2021

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    Burnhams Painting

    Rating: 57
    PortlandME  04101
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    Celebrity Interiors

    Rating: 67
    41 A Union Street PO. Box 4. 
    PortlandME  04101
  • 3

    Ascanio Painting & Decorating

    Rating: 61
    844 Stevens Ave. 
    PortlandME  04103
  • 4

    Anthony D'agostino Custom Painting Co

    Rating: 61
    457 Brighton Ave. 
    PortlandME  04102
  • 5

    Add Design Painting & Wallpapering

    Rating: 61
    48 Ashmont Street. 
    PortlandME  04103
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    Steve's Residential Roofing &

    Rating: 61
    565 Congress St. 
    PortlandME  04101