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A professional paint service can offer multiple comforts for your residence. An outdoor paint job might elevate exterior attractiveness and the value of your home, and updated paint in an interior space can make it look new. To get these results, though, you have to first hire the right paint professional in Ann Arbor for your job.

It’s simple to seek professional painters for your residential painting project with HomeAdvisor’s tools. All you have to do is:

  • Begin by entering your ZIP code so we can locate the area your home painting project is in.
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  • Go over a list of curated residential painters in your hometown.
  • Read reviews right on our webpage to view how painting professionals fared with similar projects.
  • Browse photographs of completed projects to see what type of projects each painting contractor does.

Afterwards, you can narrow your options and contact at least three painting professionals for estimates.

What Are the Rates of Contracting a Professional Painting Company?

The cost for expert home painting jobs can vary based on many elements. One of the largest impacts on price is the paint project’s size. Interior residential painting work costs around $3.50 per square foot, while outdoor house painting jobs can cost, on average, $1.50 to $4 per square foot.

How Height Increases Residential Painting Prices

When paint teams have to paint taller surfaces on a home to complete services, the total can rise. This is because paint professionals must put up scaffolding and use ladders and other tools to reach taller areas. That is more manual labor, which increases prices. Some professionals might also pay employees a premium to account for more dangerous work.

When painters have to work above 8 feet, for example, the cost can increase by 30%, on average. Jobs that need working over 19 feet can increase costs by around 120%.

Other Factors That Determine Home Painting Service Costs

Height and overall size are not the only elements that can impact cost. Location makes a big difference, as painting services cost more or less determined on the state and city you’re in. The option of paint also impacts price, as premium or high-end paint comes to more. If workers must do more prep work or repairs than expected, such as double priming over a dark wall or replacing rotten siding boards, the cost might also go up.

One way to determine what your home painting project might cost is to obtain quotes from prospective painting contractors in Ann Arbor.

Frequently asked questions

Painters usually price a job by the square feet of the project. Sometimes they’ll include flat fees for fixed expenses, like overhead and permits.

We make finding a painter easy. Simple use our directory to find a painter. Here you can browse local pros, check their reviews and do your first screening without ever having to call. We’ve also prescreened all the pros for you, to give you peace of mind.

Interior painting makes for a doable DIY project. You can save some money and get a real sense of accomplishment by doing this yourself. And, with the right prep work – covering, taping and scraping – it’s fairly forgiving. But it takes a lot of time to move furniture, tape trim, prep the surface and cover your floor, let alone apply the actual paint. Instead, save yourself the time and hassle and find a local interior painter.

Leave exterior painting to the pros. Not only do you need to worry about the type and quality of the paint, you’ll also likely need a ladder and considerably more prep work. You’ll likely need additional equipment like ladders, scaffolding and possibly a paint sprayer. It’s almost cheaper to just hire a pro. Talk to a local exterior house painter about your project.

  1. Do your research. Understand what to expect and what to look for in a pro. Look at paint types, prices and costs.
    1. Interior home painting costs $1,000-$2,800
    2. Exterior painting costs $1,700-$4,100
    3. Painting a ceiling costs $150-$350
    4. Painting cabinets costs $350-$1,200
    5. Trim painting costs $500-$1,500
    6. Calculate paint coverage
  2. Call pros for site inspections and estimates. Always get three to five estimates.
  3. Check references, compare quotes, look at past work. After you have estimates in hand, do one final pass to compare the contractors.
  4. Sign a contract with the pro of your choice. You might need to make a down payment, usually 25% to 50% of the total project cost to cover material costs, but not all pros require this. Don’t pay for the entire project upfront.

  • A complete inspection. Each pro takes a walk around your home to evaluate the condition of your current paint, the size of the job and any obstacles for accessing the site. They do this to see how much prep work they’ll need and estimate how long the job will take. The more thorough the inspection, the more accurate the quote.
  • Color consultation. Expect each contractor to have varying color options and suggestions. However, you have the final say.
  • Listen to the pro – they’re experts after all – but don’t get pushed into a color combination or finish type that you don’t want. Understand the different exterior paints or interior paint choices before your pro arrives.
  • A rough estimate or complete quote. Finishing contractors vary here. Usually, they can quote straightforward projects on the spot. But some may need to take it back to their shop to run numbers and give you a detailed estimate with costs broken out. Neither method is better than the other, but just make sure to get multiple quotes.

  1. How long have you been in business? A long business history helps you avoid shoddy companies. It’s hard for a service business to stay in business if they don’t do good work.
  2. Are you licensed and insured? Not all states require a license for painting homes, but many do. Always use one that’s insured.
  3. Do you belong to any professional organizations? You’ll find many online, like the Painting Contractors Association or the Finishing Contractors Association?
  4. Do you have other work I can look at? Always check a portfolio or, in the case of painters, it’s better to look at work they did a few years ago to see how well it’s held up.
  5. How long will the job take? Get a rough estimate but get it in writing.
  6. How many people are in your crew? This is especially important if you work remotely. More people generally means more noise, but they’ll be done faster.
  7. Will I be in the way if I’m home during the painting? You usually won’t be in the way, but this question helps you understand what to expect while they’re working. They’ll need to lay down coverings and do a lot of prep work.
  8. Do you guarantee your work? Never hire a painter who doesn’t guarantee their work. This often means they’ll rush the prep work, since peeling never happens right away.
  9. What type of paint do you use, and how long is it rated to last? Different rooms need different paint and the exterior needs exterior paint. It comes in different grades with different guaranteed lifetimes.
  10. Can you supply a written estimate and contract? Never use a painter who isn’t willing to put his work in writing.

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  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 12/05/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Comment: interior of condo
  • NewProject: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 12/05/22
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 12/04/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other
    Location: Home/Residence
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for interior painting
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 12/01/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: Other / I don't know
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Fair - Has some cracking or peeling that may require filling and patching
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Hallways
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/26/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Location: Home/Residence
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
  • Project: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/26/22
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Wall Condition: Fair - Has cracking, peeling, or wood rot that likely needs repairing
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    Comment: Cedar siding has some woodpecker holes to patch.
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/26/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 9 or more
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 2500-3500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 10 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
  • Project: Paint or Stain Small Projects
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/21/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Type of project: Paint
    Comment: Someone who can paint for some stuff. Authorize to make a hiring decision
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/21/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 2500-3500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/16/22
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Rooms to be Painted: Hallways
    Rooms to be Painted: Kitchen
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Location: Home/Residence
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 5
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for interior painting of 5, living room, hallways, kitchen, dining room and walls and ceilings. I am authorized in making property decision.
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/15/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 9 or more
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 2500-3500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
  • Project: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/12/22
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/12/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 7 - 8
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 1500-2500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Fair - Has some cracking or peeling that may require filling and patching
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
  • Project: Paint or Stain Small Projects
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/12/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/11/22
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Number of Rooms: 2
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    Date: 11/11/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Under 1500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)

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