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    Winthrop, MA·

    Painting, Powerwashing

    "He did more than expected, he took care of the prep work. He was the most budget friendly of the estimates I received. Once he started he did not stop and do other work elsewhere. We had a little bit of a language barrier, but we did fine writing instructions and expectations. I have more work for him here and will be reaching out to him shortly."

    Chris C. in April 2020

    Somerville, MA·


    "This company did an excellent job. They were Very professional, polite, and very mindful of Leaving my property clean when they left. I would certainly recommend them To any customers looking to power wash their home at fair price."

    Ronald H. in June 2024


    "A little late here. Bruno made a purchase from my business and I helped him with the install. I was impressed with him as a person and hired him and his crew to do some remodeling at my shop. My wife and I then decided it was finally time to do our kitchen and we now had our contractor. This was early/mid 2021 during the nightmare disruptions in supply chain. Bruno came over and completely designed the renovation of our 1940â s kitchen. He immediately got us in touch with cabinet, counter and appliance suppliers and everything came together seamlessly. The process was incredibly coordinated and organized as this was a major project, we even added a few other projects along the way without any wrinkles. The room completely gutted to the studs and expanded so it was a major project. The quality of work and professionalism still amazes me 2 years later and I still walk into our kitchen 2 years later and itâ s still breathtaking. This is an award winning project that is magazine worthy. Finally, at the end of each day when they leave they leave your area so clean you wouldnâ t even know that they were their working hard all day."

    Gary B. in April 2024

    Master Plastering & Services, Inc. Logo
    Lowell, MA·

    Carpentry Services, Drywall - Repair, Tile Installation , and 2 more

    "I got a quote same day. Got an email with estimate 3 hours later. 2 plasterers came next day. They were polite and did a great job with wall that needed new board and plaster and also removed old crown molding replaced with new. Painter came 2 days later and did a great job with wall...molding and 2 ceilings. They cleaned up beautifully."

    Kim C. in October 2019

    Royal Painting, Inc. Logo
    Natick, MA·

    Carpentry, Painting

    "We recently had our house repainted by Royal Painting Inc. We could not be more satisfied with the job Royal did. From start to finish it was an excellent experience dealing with them. We own a two story colonial featuring a farmers porch. Ariela worked closely with us in the color selection process which was big help as we wanted to change the color of the entire house from beige to a darker blue. The painting crew was very professional in all aspects from the power washing, painting, and daily cleanup. Excellent Communication and prompt response time during the job. Received many positive comments on the house and itâ s curb appeal. Would definitely recommend Ariela and Royal Painting for all your painting needs!"

    Steve M. in May 2021

    Dwayne Taylor Logo
    Brookline, MA·

    Interior Painting, Handyman

    "Fantastic job! Would definitely recommend."

    Chanel L. in August 2021

    Malden, MA·

    Commercial Bathroom Remodels, Deck Repair, Commercial Kitchen Remodels , and 5 more

    "Mine was not just a repair. Substantial work to correct serious flaws in the original construction was needed. Not only did they correct the original flaws. They made significant improvements. Finally, they really knew what they were doing when it came time to install the deck boards to fit around existing concrete structures. JUST PERFECT. Highly recommended them."

    John B. in December 2023

    Vallen Pro Painters, Inc. Logo
    Dracut, MA·

    Outside Painting, Inside Painting, Light Carpentry

    "Diego and his team at Vallen Pro are the best around! We needed all of the common areas of our home and our kitchen cabinets painted. It was a huge job. His team tackled two-story walls, vaulted ceilings, doors, window endless trim and wainscoting, crown molding, a tall brick fireplace, and knotty pine which is very difficult to paint over. Diego had the best price of all the quotes I sourced and was awesome to work with. He is great at keeping in constant contact so I never had any questions about what he and his team were doing â at the beginning of the day we would confirm next steps on the project, and at the end of the day we would review progress and make sure everything was perfect. I canâ t tell you how many times he said, â I want you to be 100% happyâ . I was nervous about having our kitchen cabinets painted but they look like theyâ re factory finish and Iâ m very happy with the final product. Heâ s meticulous with his work and takes great pride in the quality and end-result of his projects which is all you can ask for when trusting someone with your home."

    Kelsey R. in September 2021


    "Wilmer’s teammate replaced bullhead door, replaced some part of stairs, sanded , stained and painted all stairs. Wilmer communicated very well with me, repeatedly advised what need to do about the new paint smell and future maintenance of stairs and door. We already experienced several heavy rain showers after replacing bullhead door, NO leaks at all. good job !"

    Cong P. in June 2024


    Doors and Windows, Pressure washing and much more simply ask., Interior and Exterior Remodels , and 2 more

    "Hello I recommend paz PAINTING corp they are the best their workers I am very organized they always use the best quality of materials adelfo paz is an excellent person I recommend them ð «"

    Johnson M. in February 2024

    Natick, MA·

    Major Home Renovations, Remodels, Roofing , and 5 more

    "This company is great! They did an amazing job repairing and repainting my front porch. I followed up with hiring them to do additional tasks including, roofing, vinyl siding repair, storm door installation, fence repair and hedge stump removal. They did a fantastic job on these requests as well. Wladimir (the owner) is very personable and easy to work with. He responds quickly to emails and phone calls."

    Mattison N. in July 2018

    Gega Home Improvements Logo
    Westwood, MA·


    "Artur and Gega Construction are a must hire! They have been reliably producing top quality work for me on many jobs for years! From full siding replacement, fence installation, deck repairs and rebuild, to gutter installation, stair repairs, masonry, and basement clean outs. Always fair pricing and ensures you are happy with the finished product!"

    Josh B. in February 2023

    Five Stars Remodeling Logo
    Revere, MA·

    Doors (Interior/Exterior) - Install or Replace, Handyman for Multiple Projects, Painting , and 2 more

    "Dennis did an amazing job! We had two ceiling fans that were a bit tricky to install, though Dennis did everything flawlessly, at a great price, and left our house spotless. Highly recommend!"

    Philip V. in May 2022


    Painting, Kitchen cabinet remolding, Powerwashing , and 2 more

    "I recommend all state painting.They very professional, very clean, very really need.They do excellent job"

    Renato A. in April 2024

    Everett, MA·

    "I hired B&M to paint some of the apartments I have for rent, and they were very detailed, even though I said they were rental apartments. So, I hired them to paint the inside of my house. They showed me what needed to be fixed to get better results, and the painting was impeccable. In addition to the excellent painting work, they left the houses clean after finishing the job. I recommend them and will hire them as many times as I need."

    Jefferson T. in March 2024


    "They are professional and responsible eazy to work with them."

    Valdeci L. in January 2024

    Everett, MA·

    Handyman, Painting

    "Difficult project - lattice top fence in close proximity to several houses. On time and for a fair price"

    Barry L. in September 2019

    Evolution Painting Company, Inc. Logo
    Norwood, MA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "Evolution Painting did a superb job on my house! I give them 10 stars! From start to finish, they were professional, reassuring of the extra work that needed to be done, cleaned up above and beyond, and the exterior paint job was glorious. Here is a quick rundown of their excellent work: - Douglass showed up on time and sent me the estimate the next day. - He amended the estimate per our discussions and immediately sent a new quote. - They showed up on time and in positive spirits. - They power-washed and covered all items appropriately. - They prepped and removed items I could not remove and replaced them afterward. - We ran into a big hiccup with extensive rot in the corner of my house. They demolished it, removed the rotten wood, cleaned the area, reframed the corner, and put in new siding, insulation, and exterior shingles outside and inside the room, not only inside the corner but two adjoining walls and ceiling. It looks like a new house. - They removed all the trash and took away this old AC that was built into the wall by a previous owner that caused much of the rot. - They painted the shutters, doors, and handrails down the front steps. - They were kind, professional, and highly skilled. The exterior paint looks fantastic. I could not say enough about Douglas, Fabricio, and their team!"

    Tessa W. in June 2023

    Josias Demolition Logo
    Boston, MA·

    Demolition Service, Interior or Exterior Painting or Staining, Building Site - Preparation and Clearing , and 2 more

    "No additional comments."

    Norma >. in January 2016

    Cesar Painting Logo
    Cambridge, MA·

    deck sealing, exterior painting, interior painting

    "Cesar's attention to detail and workmanship are incredible. We have worked with him over several years across two houses, including panting our entire interior, staining a deck and painting railings, repairing a wall after a leak from the floor above that bubbled behind the paint, and fixing a 14" square hole in a ceiling cut to investigate a (different) leak. Each time he was thorough, very considerate of protecting our home/furniture, and did exceptional work. He is reliable, responsive and always on time. Can't recommend Cesar more highly!"

    Lillian M. in July 2024

    B's & D's Landscaping and Construction, LLC Logo
    Malden, MA·

    Carpentry, Lawn Care, Concrete and Masonry work , and 1 more

    "They showed up when they said they would and finished the job also when they said it would ."

    Steven M. in June 2021

    Foxboro, MA·


    "In a time where thereâ s so many options at our disposal, sometimes itâ s hard to choose the right person for a job. I had to repaint 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 hallways to a new modern color. James was professional, courteous and diligent, while also not breaking the bank. If youâ re looking to have a project done, look no further."

    Tom K. in April 2024

    Brush and Roll Painting Logo
    Randolph, MA·

    "Andre is very professional and a pleasure to work with. He was careful and exacting in painting three ceilings in my home, always arrived on time and communicated well with me throughout the process. He worked with me on the price and was competitive. I highly recommend Brush & Roll Painting!"

    Ellen G. in October 2019


    In business since 1994

    Somerville, MA·

    About us: "Welcome to Richard Roy proudly servicing Somerville and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to complete your project to perfection. We look forward to building long lasting relationships with the customers that we serve. We look forward to serving you. Call us today! You will not be disappointed."

    Malden, MA·


    "Bruno came over and gave me a price promptly and was extremely communicative throughout the process which is my preference. He painted my deck and fence and both came out great. I would recommend him for painting services."

    Cole D. in June 2022

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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.

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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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Cambridge Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1851 reviews of 1851 pros.

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  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    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
    Comment: We’re looking for someone to paint our 1902 row home, every room and the staircase
  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    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
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/25/24
    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)
    Comment: Our condominium house exterior has not been painted in at least 15 years. Some paint is pealing, so we want it repainted sometime this spring. We are looking for some quotes of the cost. Thanks.
  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Refinish cocktail table
  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    What do you want to paint?: Shutters and / or a front door
    Comment: 2 story home exterior /trim/ stairs and doors
  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/11/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/11/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Cambridge, MA
    Date: 01/08/24
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Painting Needs:: Walls
    Rooms to be Painted: Bathroom(s)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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