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How much does it cost to paint a home interior in Simcoe County?

How much to paint my 1200/2200 sq ft home?"

What are your rates? 

How much do you charge to paint a bedroom/bathroom/living room/staircase? 

One of the most often asked questions we receive from customers is about our rates and pricing. People want to know how much hiring a professional painting company costs. 

Unfortunately, it is almost always impossible to provide a direct, one size fits all answer to these questions. There are many factors to consider that make each project unique in how it is quoted and priced. This is why we almost always request more information, and usually ask to arrange an in-person meeting to review the project.

How is an estimate for an interior painting project calculated?

Most professional painting companies estimate interior painting projects in basically the same manner. An estimator will meet with you to review the scope of work and take notes on everything that requires painting, including prep work and details for any special projects. During this meeting they will record the “labour hours” required for each task in your project. A good estimator has very accurate knowledge of production rates for all aspects of an interior painting project.

Next, they will calculate the quantities of paint required for each component of your project, along with details about paint grades, sheens, and primers. The cost of your painting project is then calculated by adding up the total projected labour hours multiplied by the labour rate, along with the cost of all the materials required to complete the project.

Labour rates are determined by their payroll, business overhead, and projected net profit. A professional painting company will estimate your project honestly. Meaning, they will account for enough time to properly complete each step of your project and will stand by their price from the beginning to the very end.

Ok, so how much will it cost to paint my house?

Now that we have discussed what goes into a quote for interior painting, we can provide you some rough pricing guidelines for commonly requested interior painting projects. 

The following are rough pricing guidelines for typical homes in Simcoe County, ranging in size from 1200 sq ft to 2200 sq ft with ceilings up to 9 ft. The prices are pre-tax and include the cost of all labour and materials, normal prep work, two coats on all surfaces, and using mid-grade paint from Benjamin Moore.

Area Walls Trim Ceiling Total
Bedroom (100 sq ft - 170 sq ft) $220 - $420 $100 - $200 $100 - $200 $420 - $820
Master Bedroom (224 sq ft - 390 sq ft) 
$320 - $500 
$150 - $250 
$150 - $250 
$620 - $1000 
Living Room/Dining Room/Dens (100 sq ft - 390 sq ft) 
$220 - $500 
$100 - $250 
$100 - $400 
$420 - $1150 
$200 - $450 
$80 - $150 
$100 - $400 
$380 - $1000 
Powder Room 
$190 - $300 
$60 - $100 
$100 - $180 
$350 - $580 
$250 - $350 
$100 - $200 
$100 - $200 
$450 - $750 
$250 - $600 
$150 - $370 
$150 - $300 
$550 - $1270 
$300 - $700 
$50 - $150 
$100 - $250 
$450 - $1100 
Whole House* 
$2490 - $4400 
$1200 - $2320 
$1200 - $2980 
$4890 - $9700 

Stair Systems Hand Railings Spindles Risers Stringers
$520 - $800 
$7 each 
$40 each 

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Things to Consider

Accurately pricing your interior painting project is all about the details.

  • Is the home occupied or empty?
  • Are the walls in good condition or do they require a lot of repairs?
  • What needs to be painted? Is it just the walls? How about the ceilings, trim work, doors, etc.?
  • What grade of paint is going to be used?
  • How many colours are you choosing?
  • Are you switching from a very dark colour to a very light one?
  • Are there any special projects like wall paper removal, major drywall repairs or even popcorn ceiling removal?

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Our base rate for removal starts at $4 per square foot of ceiling space. This rate is for unpainted texture and includes room preparation, texture removal, skim coating, sanding, one coat of primer and two coats of paint. 
If your home was built before 1990 we have a policy of requiring the texture to be tested for asbestos before any work commences.*
*Replacing failed tape lines or doing major drywall repairs will incur additional charges
**The Painters do not provide asbestos testing services, however we can refer you to a trusted local testing company. If your ceiling tests positive for asbestos, we are unable to proceed with your removal project.


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