Interior painting cost calculator

2020 Calculator to estimate the cost to paint house interior

Input parameters
Room type
Room dimensions (in feet)
Master bedroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5
Living room
Walk-in closet
Additional rooms
Staircase (Enter length in feet)
Project details
Number of paint coats
Work complexity
Walls preparation
Ceiling heights
Property details
Moving furniture required
Painting additional elements
up to 32" x 80" doors doors bigger than 32" x 80"    
Doors (1 coat both sides)
Doors (2 coats both sides)
Baseboards/shoe base molding (Ln. Ft.)
Door/window trims (Ln. Ft.)
Crown molding (Ln. Ft.)


Computed parameters
Estimated expenses
Cost of labor1
Project summary
Estimated time to complete the project2

1 By default, interior painting cost calculator estimates labor fees to apply two coats of flat or eggshell interior paint on walls and one coat of ceiling paint on the ceiling using paint roller and brush while painting 2,300 square feet 4 bedroom 2 ½ bathroom 2-story house. Minimum, maximum and average cost of labor includes painting 17 interior doors, 650 feet of baseboard and 770 feet of trim using semi-gloss or high-gloss water-based paint. Homeowners can adjust input parameters and calculate total labor charges to paint house interior based on rooms dimensions and project details.

Labor fees were estimated accounting minimum project size. Typically professional painters and contractors have higher rates on smaller projects and offer better deals in case a whole house interior has to be painted. Normally, painting a single or couple rooms in the house will be priced based on minimum per visit charge or per hour fee, not a per room painting cost.

2 Estimated time to complete the project is an average number of days necessary for an experienced painting crew to complete interior painting. Homeowners, who are willing to cut labor expenses and perform house interior painting as do-it-yourself project might spend more time to complete the work.

Interior painting cost calculator is for a general purpose only and computes labor expenses with high accuracy only for basic standard painting projects. Application of paint on vaulted, cathedral or tray ceilings, painting custom arches or spraying oil-based paint on woodwork goes far beyond basics and such work simply cannot be estimated before in-home inspection. For that reason, while planning the budget for interior painting projects always contact local painter to provide detailed estimate.