Hourly rates for house painters can vary by location and depend on the cost of materials, amount of labor and square footage of the home. Contact local painters to determine the average hourly cost for a specific region.
A licensed house painter usually charges between $200 to $400 for a typical paint job involving a 12-by-12 room, while a 1,200 square foot home can run anywhere from $1,100 to $2,000. Specialized requests, such as murals and other detailed designs, can also drive up the cost. Some professional house painters may opt to charge by the square footage and the cost of materials rather than by the hour.