How much does it cost to paint a living room?

Question: How much does it cost to paint a living room?

Answer: While the actual cost to paint a living room can vary, the average cost of painting a living room is $500-$800.

Any painting project will include the following in its price: prep work, size of room square feet, supplies like brushes, drop cloths, and tape, the type of paint you are using, and all labor costs.

While this average price is for a standard paint job, the exact cost of painting a living room can vary. Here are some frequent additions that can impact the total cost.

Crown Molding

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Crown molding is rich with detail and decorative and sought after in interior design. Usually, it is in contrasting colors and finishes to make it stand out. Adding molding will result in a few extra hours of work for your painter.


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While you may think it’s always necessary to repaint your ceiling when painting your living room, that is not the case! Adding the ceiling means additional square footage, another gallon of paint, and a few more hours with your painting contractor.

Accent Wall

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Accent walls are a great way to bring a pop of color into a room, but that means you’ll be ordering some extra paint colors that are complementary.


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Like crown molding and baseboards, window frames and trim are usually painting with a different product than your walls. Your painter will likely use a semi-gloss finish on these areas.

Custom Finish

Perhaps you are looking for something more decorative! If you are looking for murals, decorative wall art, stencils, wallpaper, or faux finishes, you will likely be operating within a higher price range.

What You Get

Many factors influence the final cost of your living room paint job. The size and additional services you want all influence price.

Talk with your painter to discuss the specifics of your project. It’s essential that they are in your scope of work. You shouldn’t expect any surprise charges.

If you are ready to paint your living room, give Paintzen a call to discuss our interior painting services! We have fully licensed, and insured painters prepared to get working on your project.

We will provide you with all the paint and necessary supplies to get your living room paint job done right. Begin the process of working with Paintzen by getting a quote. You’ll have a quote to paint your living room in minutes, and we can begin in as little as a week!