The Real Cost of Hiring a Professional Painter in NY

The price for professional painting services varies according to service and
provider. Pristine Painters offers competitive pricing to make sure you get your
money’s worth for your home or commercial property improvement.

How Much Does Professional Painting Cost?

The exact price always depends on the room size and the other services it requires, such as repairs. Choosing to work with professional painters will save you the trouble of correcting amateur mistakes in the future.

Billing Type
Average Cost
Per Hour
$20 – $70
Per Day
$200 to $600
Per Square Foot
$1 – $6
Per Room
$300 – $800
New Construction
$2 to $ 4 / SF

Here’s a breakdown of the average costs of working with professionals in painting your space.

Painting Cost per Hour

Currently, the average cost to hire a professional painter is $20 to $50 per hour. This is prone to changes based on the project’s difficulty and the painter’s skill level. Additionally, they might include the season and region in their pricing. It’s typical for painters to hike up their prices in the winter. Specialty projects, such as murals, may also result in higher costs. The average cost for this ranges from $70 to $100.

Painting Cost per Day

Based on the cost to paint per hour, the average price to hire a professional painter for a whole day’s work is $200 to $500. This can still change based on their skill level and the difficulty of the project. A common reason for additional costs is trims. The season also plays a role since damp weather slows down drying time.

Painting Cost per Square Foot

Some professional painters choose to charge by square footage. In this case, the average cost for residential properties is $0.50 to $6 per square foot. The average price for commercial properties is $2 to $5 per square foot. These are subject to change based on other factors, including labor, materials, and the weather situation.

Painting Cost per Room

The price to paint a room depends entirely on the type of room. The following are the average prices professional painters charge:

Average Cost
$100 to $320
$120 to $530
10×12 ft. Bedroom
$390 to $810
14×16 ft. Bedroom
$740 to $1,280
Living Room
$260 to $ 1,010
$540 to $2,900

These are subject to change, especially if you include other elements such as ceilings, trims, doors, and baseboards.

Although the DIY movement has become more popular, hiring professional painters is still advisable. Apart from the higher level of professionals’ experience and skill, they have the tools, equipment, and materials that make the job go smoothly.

Pristine Painters offers competitive pricing for our services. We meet with each client before every project to better understand how to tackle their needs. The cost estimate is based on the information we gather, such as the room or area size, current condition, and the art direction.

Talk to our team to find out more details about our professional painting services.

Residential Painting Services

Give your home a new look by putting on a fresh coat of paint. Contact Pristine Painters to discover the difference of refreshing new colors on your interior walls. Our interior painting services are customized to meet your needs and our standards.

Interior Painting

The average cost for a 100×120 sq. ft. room ranges from $300 to $800. This changes when factors like ceilings and trims are included in the service. 

Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor Living Space

The average cost to paint outdoor living spaces depends on the structure. The price for decks and patios usually starts at $1 for every square foot.

Frequently Asked Questions

A gallon of paint can cover approximately 400 sq. ft. If you plan to do two or multiple coatings, you will need to double the amount of paint you buy. With a gallon of paint costing anywhere from $15 to $40, you might end up spending more than if you hired a professional.

Generally, painters will not move furniture out of the room. They will move them out of the way and cover them to protect them from any paint splatters. If you’re worried about your furniture, you have to move them out of the space yourself.

Student painters typically charge $20 per hour. However, you may get lower quality results when you choose them. Apart from their inexperience, they might use low-quality paints that can look unattractive over time.

Commercial painters charge $6 per square foot for interior jobs and $10 for exterior jobs. The latter costs more because you are also paying for specialty equipment such as scaffolding.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professional painters make about $38,900+ annually if they charge $20 per hour. Independent contractors can charge up to $50 per hour, but a large portion of their annual income goes to overhead and insurance.

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Pristine Painters serves New York, Brooklyn, and Queens. Talk to our team to learn more about our painting costs.

Pristine Painters is a professional painting contractor providing supreme-quality and affordable residential and commercial painting services to all of NYC for over 17 years.

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