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    DR
    Pasadena, MD·

    Roofing, Decks, Bathroom , and 2 more

    "Larry and his helper really had their work cut out for them and they were meticulous and did a fabulous job. Larry moved a drop ceiling for me and trimmed everything out with crown molding. He also replaced the door to my attic. They worked around my three dogs stealing their tools (and shoes). They cleaned up after themselves every day. He was very thorough and creative. It wasn't once and done, no matter what. He would do and redo things until it was perfect. The communication was excellent and he kept me informed through the entire process. I am having them come out to give me another estimate because I was so happy. The price was terrific as well. I cannot say enough positive things about this company! I trust them and I know they are honest."

    Dorothy S. in June 2017

    Trendsetter Home Improvements Logo
    Ellicott City, MD·

    Drywall, landscaping, Painting , and 2 more

    "Wonderful service done Very pleased"

    Deena G. in October 2023

    A.W. Painting Logo
    Silver Spring, MD·

    General Handyman jobs, Exterior Surfaces - Powerwashing, Interior and exterior house painting , and 1 more

    "We engaged A.W. Painting for a number of jobs during our recent house buy/sell process: -exterior painting, including concrete porch and doors -interior paint in a cathedral ceiling home -kitchen cabinets We've found their work to be careful, considerate, and cleaned up nightly as we were living in the new home once they began the job. Even some small touchups were done on their way out the door. The team was friendly, professional, and on time. Kitchen cabinet paint takes more time to cure, so be aware of that if you're hiring for that sort of job. We'd have no hesitation in contacting A.W. Painting for the next paint jobs we need, and would recommend their work."

    Kevin R. in May 2022

    Ocean Color Painting, LLC Logo
    Frederick, MD·

    Painting

    "It was a wonderful experience."

    Fanny M. in May 2021

    R&D Remodeling Logo
    Reisterstown, MD·

    Painting

    "Fantastic experience working with them. I needed my first two floors of my new townhouse painted - R&D Remodeling reached out immediately and came over and gave me a quote that day. Very good pricing for the amount of work I wanted done! I was able to text them and communicate with them that evening and they came and did the painting the next two days! Thank you for being so quick, efficient, and easy to work with!"

    Shelley H. in July 2021

    Anderson Home Improvements, LLC Logo
    Ellicott City, MD·

    Bathroom Remodel, Kitchen Remodel, Making our Customers Smile

    "We highly recommend Mr. Anderson. He repaired a 15-light pocket door and built and installed a drawer in a built-in desk located in our home office. He is an expert in his trade. He is courteous, professional, competent and service oriented. We have also hired Mr. Anderson to do some painting for us in the future and we look forward to a long-standing relationship with Mr. Anderson."

    Vince & Karen T. in January 2022

    E & I Painting Contractors, Inc Logo

    "Jorge and his team were so great, I originally only got a quote for interior painting and they came in as the lowest (and most reasonable quote). Jorge came and took measurements for the work that needed to be done and talked me through my options given my intentions for the home (repairing to sell). I had some creative drywall issues above our shower that he cleverly resolved and included in his quote for painting. They did such a great job with the repairs and painting I hired them again for flooring and carpeting without getting other quotes because they were again very fairly priced. Jorge and his team made our house look like new so it sold quickly and Iâ ll be hiring him for some work at our new home bc he is very easy to work with, clearly answers questions, and is quick to respond to you and always friendly. Thank you E&I!"

    Amy H. in March 2024

    DMV Fix Remodeling & Construction, LLC Logo
    Silver Spring, MD·

    Carpentry, Painting, General Contractor , and 3 more

    "The DMV staff was wonderful to work with. The wooden fence they installed was much better than I originally envisioned. I have received many compliments from my neighbors regarding how nice it looks. I would definitely refer them to others and/or use them again."

    Kathy H. in May 2022

    FI
    Gaithersburg, MD·

    Powerwash and deck enhancement, Wallpaper Removal, Spackling, tape and finishing , and 2 more

    "Ali and his team are the best! Ali told me upfront that he would need to do my kitchen, dinning room and living room on non-consecutive days (I have a small townhouse and this was a small job for his company). I agreed. He was completely reliable in notifying about the days he would work. The team cleaned up completely in between days off and at the end of the job. The painting is perfection. We are extremely happy with the results!"

    MaryAnn T. in October 2019

    Garcia Construction, LLC Logo

    "Excellent price for professional services. This company does not overcharge. My kitchen and bathroom looks like resort accommodations. I am very pleased. The before and after pictures are priceless."

    Kevin E. in June 2023

    RR

    "They did such a great job and were quick and efficient. Also, they fix our backyard, Garage ,basement and kitchen now it is almost brand new and elegant. We would definitely recommend to anyone looking to have best contractor."

    Gebrael K. in October 2023

    Livers & Sons Logo
    La Plata, MD·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "Livers + Sons did an exceptional job painting my rental property. They did the entirety of the inside, power washed and painted the deck, and painted some cinder block walls for a very fair price. They were incredibly precise and didn't get any paint on the floors or trim. Throughout the process they very communicative and went the extra mile on more than one occasion. I will absolutely use them again. Highly recommend. I found them recommended on a community Facebook post."

    Colleen S. in February 2023

    CAZ Paintz Logo
    Mount Airy, MD·

    Painting

    "CAZ is awesome! I’m VERY picky and they did a beautiful job."

    Julie D. in April 2022

    House Doctors-Columbia MD Logo
    Columbia, MD·

    Light Carpentry, Handyman - ALL, Dry Wall - Repair

    "Quality of the work was awesome and the craftsmanship was awesome as well. Will absolutely use them again should I need them."

    Loretta G. in December 2017

    Novas Home Services Logo
    Hyattsville, MD·

    Handyman, Clean Gutters & Downspouts

    "Armando was on time and very professional, and did a great job with raking and leaf removal."

    Ronald C. in December 2018

    MC
    Baltimore, MD·

    always on time, Hard working, Good work

    "M.A.J. Construction installed our hardwood/vinyl floors throughout our house, removed and installed a back door in our kitchen, and rebuilt a wall in our kitchen that was crumbling from water damage that we weren't aware of. I couldn't be more happier in their customer service, hard work and the quality of their work. The price that I was quoted was very reasonable for all that they did. Ferdy managed his team so well that I was amazed how much work they would accomplish each day. He was the last to leave at the end of the day. He ensured that everything was finished off perfectly and went beyond what I expected; even finished some things that I was planning to do myself. Everyone was very courteous, and cleaned up so well at the end of the day. I wish I could give M.A.J. more than five stars. I already have some other projects I will be reaching out to Ferdy for in the future. I'm confident those projects will be completed exceptionally well, too!"

    Tina R. in December 2022

    TE
    Chagrin Falls, OH·

    Lighting: LED inside, outside and gardens

    "Professional work and quality of project completion. Done on time as promised. Will be our only electrician for any and all future projects."

    Barry C. in October 2021

    RP

    "He was always on time. Always had the work area very clean. All the painting he did in my house was amazing. I recommend him to anyone that wants a good profesional painter."

    Zuley A. in January 2024

    EB

    In business since 2022

    Mount Airy, MD·

    Much More, Just Ask!, Painting, Flooring

    About us: "Founded on the principles of integrity, excellence, and innovation, Errivares Builders Inc. has been reshaping Maryland’s landscape through exceptional remodeling and restoration services. From general repairs to comprehensive interior and exterior makeovers, we ensure every project reflects our commitment to quality."

    HS
    Laurel, MD·

    Interior Painting or Staining: 5 + Rooms, Exterior Home or Structure - Paint or Stain, Interior Painting or Staining: 3-4 Rooms , and 2 more

    "Did a great job painting aluminum siding and wood trim on our house! Corrected/fixed any issues that arose and kept me well informed on progress of work."

    Steve H. in May 2018

    Cali Home Improvement Logo
    Hyattsville, MD·

    Lawncare, General Services, Powerwashing

    "Hired to weed , mulch and edge beds. Found out he also did painting so I asked him to do an exterior painting and repair project. Did both jobs simultaneously and I was happy with both. I will call him again when the need arises."

    George K. in May 2022

    UP

    In business since 2020

    Cantonville, MD·

    Painting

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet your needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    SP

    In business since 1993

    About us: "We take great pride our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction, from the start to the completion of a project. order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    CD
    Gaithersburg, MD·

    Painting, Remodeling

    "Very friendly people and they actually care whether you are pleased with the job."

    David E. in December 2015

    MS
    Owings Mills, MD·

    "Very good service, fast and efficient."

    Joe D. in February 2023

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How much do painting contractors typically cost?

  • Columbia, Maryland Average
    $2,173
  • Typical Range
    $1,177 - $3,248
  • Low End - High End
    $460 - $5,000

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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Columbia Painting Contractors are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 1433 reviews of 1433 pros.

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  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 02/04/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Fireplace
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Interior door(s)
    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: First, I'm trying to find out if you are still in business. You did work for me twice and I was happy with it. But your website is down and that's a red flag.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 02/03/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I have a dinningriom table that needs to be restored and stained
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 02/03/24
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Rooms to be Painted: Bathroom(s)
    Rooms to be Painted: Bedroom(s)
    Rooms to be Painted: Hallways
    Rooms to be Painted: Kitchen
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Rooms to be Painted: Other
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for painting the interior surface for the complete first floor
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I would like to have my couch Fixed and repaired
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/31/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I have a steamer trunk that I would like to have restored
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 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: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/30/24
    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: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    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: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/26/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Painting Needs:: Walls
  • Project Location: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/24/24
    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: Columbia, MD
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    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: Columbia, MD
    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: We would like someone to just paint one wall black

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