How Much Does It Cost to Paint a House in 2023?

The average cost to paint the interior of a house is about $2,000. The average cost to paint the exterior is just over $3,000.
Taylor Getler
By Taylor Getler 
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A new coat of paint can go a long way to update and refresh your home. While painting is something that many homeowners can do themselves, you may choose to hire a professional instead.

According to Angi, you can generally expect to pay between $967 and $3,041 to have the interior of your house painted, with the average homeowner spending $1,985. It costs an average of $2.75 to $4.70 per square foot, depending on if walls, trim and ceilings are included in the project.

If you choose to take on an interior painting project yourself, your main expenses will be primer, paint and equipment. A gallon can of primer is typically between $20 and $75, while paint usually costs $15 to $60 per gallon. Lowe’s estimates that one gallon of paint will generally cover 350 to 400 square feet of interior space, while you’ll need one gallon of primer per 200 to 300 square feet of space. As far as materials go, it will depend on your needs — some brushes and rollers only cost a few dollars, while a ladder can cost over $100.

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