Cost of Interior House Painting in Ottawa

Most homeowners do not know how much it will cost before they begin painting. To get around costs, they plan on doing a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project. Most DIYers report overwhelms when they realize just how much work needs to be done and how much mess they create. As soon as they make up their minds, more than half of these people consider hiring a professional. When professionals attempt to cut costs, they may have to make adjustments later.

It is not uncommon for novices to have difficulty affording paint for their homes’ interiors. The short and long-term benefits of hiring a professional must be weighed against the costs in the short run. The cost of painting your house can range from $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the type of paint you use. The decision to spend that much money will have to be yours. We are going to provide you with a price estimate for painting an interior room. We are also going to give you some suggestions for saving money.


Hiring a professional painter is the way to go:

You can make your home more beautiful and livable by hiring professional painters to paint it. When professionals handle the task, your home is sure to look amazing once they’re done. They can give you a fresh start on your new dream home, or they can make your old house look new.

Here are the reasons why homeowners hire professional painters to paint their homes:

  1. Painter’s expertise is in color schemes and design that will make your home look beautiful
  2. Professional painters have the necessary skills to complete a complicated project
  3. Professional painters will be able to complete the project on time, on budget, and with a high level of excellence
  4. They will be able to tell you exactly how much paint you need. The DIYer often overspends, while the professional rarely does so.
  5. Professional painters provide you with the supplies that you would otherwise have to rent, including ladders, scaffolds, paint brushes, trays, rollers, drop cloths, tape, mixers, paint clothes, pails, and paint guns.
  6. They can take on large painting projects without any issues because they have the experience and equipment to undertake large projects.


What Can You Expect?

What is the cost of painting the interior of a house? Professionals will likely charge somewhere between $1.50 and $3.50 a square foot to paint the interior. Adding the ceiling and trim brings the amount to $3 to $4.50 per square foot.

The following factors should be taken into consideration before hiring a painter:

  1. How do the walls look, do they have holes, blemishes, and flaws? This will cost you extra.
  2. Is the color of the walls going to be changed? Is every room going to be a different color? Priming and undercoating may be required. Changing the color drastically will require multiple coats of paint.
  3. Adding special effects to the paint job, such as texture or wall designs, may take longer than you expect, and you will have to pay extra.

However, if you intend to simply refresh the appearance, you may not need a primer at all. It is much less costly to add another layer of the same color.

Moreover, this is another reason to hire a professional. An experienced painter can explain on what basis the work will be done and how it will be achieved. You will still be responsible for paying for the paint. Also, your professional painter will often obtain discounts that can save you money if you buy paint from them.

Factors Involved in Interior Painting Cost



As there is more area to paint, the price will be higher, and the less there is, the cheaper it will be. Time, labor, and materials all play a role. We pay our team extra for climbing ladders and reaching two-story areas since these require special equipment.

Also included here is accessibility. Having difficulty getting our equipment in and set up will increase our labor costs as well as our time.


Project scope.

Costs for different parts of your home’s interior, such as kitchens versus bedrooms versus two-story foyers, can differ. Also, it depends on the amount. The cost of a single room varies from the cost of an entire interior.



If you just want the same color refreshed, no problem. Painting over stains or switching from one color to another will increase the interior painting costs. The process takes more materials and also takes longer and is more labor-intensive.



Before or during a project, we may discover damages that need to be repaired. Sometimes we find water damage and wood rot, but mostly we find nicks, dings, and nail holes. To ensure that the paint lasts longer and looks better on your walls, we like to fix them before we paint.

Paint that has cracked or peeled is considered damaged. Scraping it off will prolong the life of the new paint; otherwise, it will reduce it. Costs go up as a result of this.


Paint quality.

Paints of higher quality last longer, so we prefer them. By doing this, you will save money on hiring painters who can walk around your house quickly. Lower quality paints are cheaper upfront.

How to Minimize the Cost?

There are some costs you can control besides those for paint and the painter. Taking the time to do your research ahead of time may allow you to limit your total spending. Included are:

  • If not needed, leave out the ceilings and trim.
  • Evaluating textures, feature walls, or color changes
  • Comparing paint prices and quality before the project
  • Finding a painting company to complete the project
  • Fixing damaged or imperfection on your wall yourself
  • Getting your area ready before the painter arrives
  • If it rented space ask the owner to co-share the cost


The Actual Costs of Painting a Home’s Interior

The average cost of painting your house is about $1,800 per room. In a home with 2,300 square feet of interior space, you can expect to pay between $4,000 and $10,000. For a 2,000 square foot home, the average price is $6000 to $8000.

The difference in the cost of painting largely depends on how much paint and labor it requires and how much preparation there needs to be. See if you can complete some or all of the pre-painting work before the painter arrives. Save time by doing this. Preparation work is something painters don’t enjoy and prefer to have done by someone else.

A fresh coat of paint is one of the best investments you can make when considering selling your home. The cost of a paint job under $1,000 can increase your home’s value by over $2,000. Consult a realtor before hiring a paint professional if you plan to increase your house’s selling price and the speed at which it sells.


In this blog, we discussed the things involved in painting a house interior, as well as the average costs. Be sure to plan your painting project carefully, and you’ll be able to get the results you’re looking for.

Painters Ottawa has over 10 years of experience helping residents, businesses, and communities paint interior spaces. We handle small to large projects and we can offer our recommendations for your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our pricing for exterior and interior painting in Ottawa.