Painting costs can vary depending on many factors including wall condition, current wall color, type and color of paint to be used, to name a most considerations.
In the rental business we usually pay on the lower end of the scale, but we do use only licensed and insured contractors to protect ourselves and our clients. We make sure the painting company carries workers compensation insurance for their employees.
Typical costs run about $1.00 per square foot of house up to $1.50 if a primer coat is needed to prepare the walls. The cost of the paint is built into this price which includes major brand paints.
So, a 1500 square foot home completed painted inside would run about $1,500.00. A two bedroom apartment that is 700 square feet would run $700.00. If only a 12 x 12 room was painted the cost would be about $144.00. In the case of a single room you might expect to pay a bit more since preparation time would be higher for a smaller job as a percentage of the whole job.
Anybody have different figures on this?