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    PF

    Painting

    "I recommended anyone"

    Blanca P. in April 2024

    JP

    In business since 2010

    Chicago, IL·

    Appliance Repair, Hvac, Painting , and 2 more

    About us: "With over 12 years of experience as a home improvement contractor, Jahzeel Paint Great, is who you need to take care of your home. We handle everything from the initial consultation to making sure your property looks perfect every single time. We will always treat your property as we would treat our own, and you will be surprised how simple and easy our team will make the whole process seem. Give our team a call today. We're looking forward to working with you!"

    MP
    Chicago, IL·

    Painting

    "Larkin is a good guy, professional, and an excellent painter. My walls were painted without brush or roller marks. Edges were painted with perfection. He arrived on time and works hard until the job is done. His prices are an excellent value for the work being done."

    Michael J. in March 2024

    FC Handyman Services Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    All your Handyman Needs!

    "Hired FC Handyman Services for building a cabinet and they did a wonderful job... will definitely recommend them to my other friends..."

    Evelyn C. in March 2024

    NL
    Chicago, IL·

    drywall, Vinyl planks, Laminate , and 1 more

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and treats your home as if it were our own. We offer a variety of General Contractor Home Improvement services that are customizable to each individual project. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships and guarantee your satisfaction."

    Northside Pro's Home Repairs & Renovations Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Painting, Drywall, Tile , and 2 more

    "I am very satisfied with the work done by them. Excellent skills!!! I appreciate their approach to clean roof. Workwise and behavioral wise their service is great. Even they are best in their other service. Highly recommended!!!"

    Karina B. in March 2024

    Color Magic Brush, Inc. Logo

    In business since 2021

    Chicago, IL·

    Trim, Painting, Doors

    About us: "Welcome to Color Magic Brush, Inc.! We are committed to exceeding your expectations. As experts, we will handle your needs with the high quality expertise, that your home or business deserves. We offer competitive prices, and customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Call us now!"

    KP

    In business since 2021

    Chicago, IL·

    painting

    About us: "Kareem is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    EC
    Chicago, IL·

    "I thankfully found Vincent through my apartment complex and have hired him 5+ times now for different projects around my home. Heâ s helped me with various projects such as TV mounting, hanging large mirrors/art, measuring & identifying correct heights for art, furniture assembly, moving apartment units, etc. He is my go-to person any time I need help with home tasks. Professional, quick to reply and is just an awesome person in general. Highly recommend! 10/10"

    Caroline K. in March 2024

    RP

    In business since 1998

    Chicago, IL·

    Painting, Drywall

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"

    ZH
    Chicago, IL·

    No Project is too large or too small, Kitchen Remodels, Basement Remodels , and 2 more

    "Salvador The Great has worked on so many of my properties, but he has out done himself on my Fairfield property. He painted & repaired my walls & cabinet. They look brand new. We will use him again & again!! Thanks Salvador The Great!!"

    Renee S. in January 2024

    Williamson Property Group, LLC Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Kitchen Remodel, Television Wall Mount Installation, Bathroom Remodel , and 2 more

    "I had Mr. Williamson and his wonderful team install 4 interior doors and change a light fixture in my dining room. The professionalism and customer service was stellar. They arrived on time and was very respectful of my home. What impressed me beyond the customer service was the level of expertise and the master carpenter's attention to detail. I am so pleased with Williamson Property Group that I already on their waitlist for a future project I want them to do for me. I highly recommend this company."

    Chuck W. in October 2021

    SW
    Chicago, IL·

    Carpentry, Painting

    "Great Team to work with. Good budgeting process and they stick to it. So glad I did hire them"

    Jose P. in February 2022

    FD
    Chicago, IL·

    Interior Painting, Drywall, Exterior Painting

    "Sergio and Jose both did a tremendous job of painting our house with all its doors and windows and baseboards. They are very thorough and worked tirelessly and got the job done in a few days. Totally reliabale and always made sure to clean up area once done. We are very happy with their work and would highly recommend them and even use them for future projects."

    Daisy D. in September 2018

    EFJ Design Painting Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Painting

    About us: "With over 20 years of experience, EFJ Design Painting is who you need to take care of your home. We handle everything from the initial consultation to making sure your property looks perfect every single time. We will always treat your property as we would treat our own, and you will be surprised how simple and easy our team will make the whole process seem. Give our team a call today. We're looking forward to working with you!"

    SP
    Chicago, IL·

    Interior Trim & Decorative Moldings-Finish Carpentry, Power Washing, Interior/Exterior Painting Services , and 1 more

    "Fabulous! I wish there was a 10 star option for this company. I have worked with them many times. Quality professionals! Trustworthy. Bit of a miracle worker too! Brought the siding on my house and the wood on my deck back to life."

    Donna P. in October 2020

    TC

    In business since 2023

    Chicago, IL·

    Drywall, Painting, Plaster

    About us: "Torres Construction is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business"

    D & S Contracting Services Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Painting

    "Prompt, courteous, and professional."

    Helen J. in December 2022

    MAGIC TEAM LLC Logo

    "Marco is our go to painter when we need work done. He is professional, reliable and honest. We have had him paint our house before we moved in, change trim and door colors, and also remodel our laundry room."

    Matt N. in February 2024

    Pepe’s Painting Company Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    *Damage* repair plaster or drywall peeling chipping scuffs and water damage, smoke stains, Experts in our field and well versed at Historic refinishing and repair, *Painting*Professionals* Interiors and Exterior all paints and stains big and small projects , and 2 more

    "Frank was very professional did a great job at affordable price"

    JoAnna V. in May 2022

    DH

    In business since 2021

    Berwyn, IL·

    Handyman/painting/electrical

    About us: "Dana is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    K,B&D Remodeling, LLC Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Porches, Decks, Kitchen's and bathroom's. Remodeling , and 2 more

    "KBD remodeling did great work, timely, communicative and easy to work with. We were out of town for the entire project and Juan did a great job bringing everything together for us! We had our bathrooms, kitchen, Fireplace refacing, and painting all taken care of by Juan and his team."

    Robert R. in March 2023

    DR
    Midlothian, IL·

    Roofing, Siding, Gutters , and 1 more

    "We had to get a new roof for my parentâ s house. Going through the whole process was intimidating and stressful. Our final estimate was with Durable Roofing. We decided to hire them because the salesperson was not pushy and made us feel very comfortable."

    Lynn G. in April 2024

    MB
    Chicago, IL·

    "Trabajo de profesionales muy puntuales llenaronis aspectativas precio justo y responsable"

    Erick V. in February 2024

    JNB Painters Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Painting

    "Jaime responded promptly and provided all the information we needed to schedule the project for deck staining and painting. He and his team arrived when he said they would and worked diligently. Our deck hasn't looked this good since it was new! We were smart to hire professionals. JNB Painters met and exceeded our expectations. We'll definitely call JNB Painters when we need interior or exterior painting in the future."

    Janet M. in May 2023

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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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Chicago Painting Contractors are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 1534 reviews of 1534 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Chicago, IL

  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Over 3000 square feet
    Surface Material: Brick
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    Comment: THis is for a 6-flat condo building in Rogers Park. We have stairs and small decks in the back that are in need of cleaning and staining. Basic maintenance.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: 3bedrooms and a hallway
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    Comment: Font exterior of brick building
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    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): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Location: Business
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for a painting service, inside the house. everything
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Historical Work: No
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Number of Rooms: 2
    Comment: Paint interior of entire 2 bedroom condo.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    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): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: I need to repaint my unit before moving in!
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    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): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: Purchasing condo, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Looking to have walls, trim and ceilings painted fresh prior to moving in. Mid march looking to have this painting completed.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Rita would like to get a estimates for 3 rooms paint she still planning and budgeting
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Number of Rooms: 3-4
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What do you want to paint?: Shutters and / or a front door
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    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): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/04/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: SOME OF THE WALLS NEEDS TO BE PATCHED
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/04/24
    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
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/04/24
    House Occupancy: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/04/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    Comment: Pressure wash and re-stain front and back porches, including gazebo.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/04/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Features to be painted/stained: Furniture/object
    Material type: Wood
    Comment: 2 chairs that need to be painted. They are cherry and not currently painted
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 02/04/24
    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
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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