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    Badger Painting Logo
    Atlantic City, NJ·


    "I must say we have been very pleased with the quality of work this company has provided us. They are very precise with everything they do. My husband and I have used this company not only to paint our cabinets, but also paint several rooms in our home, they also refurbished and renwed our stair case in our home. We have also used Badger Painting to keep the outside of our home beautiful with power washing of our home, fence, sheds as well as powering and painting of our back deck. Needless to say we have been very please with this company's abilities."

    Mark and Shawn L. in December 2023

    Sal's Water Tight Roofing Logo

    Torch down rubber roof, E.P.D.M, Roof Coatings , and 2 more

    "Extremely professional"

    Maxine T. in December 2023

    Pharaohs Painting And Remodeling Logo
    New Castle, DE·

    Painting, Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling , and 1 more

    "provided excellent service in painting my house. He even hung Christmas light and did some yard cleaning for us. Highly recommend"

    Varender S. in November 2023

    HDF Construction Logo
    Middletown, DE·

    Handyman, Floor

    "Doug came out to sand the surface of my deck to remove the old paint that was peeling badly. When he finished the deck looked amazing, sanded down to the natural wood and ready for me to stain. Doug is on time, friendly, easy to work with and knowledgeable about what is needed to complete the job. I will be asking for his help on other projects. Thanks again Doug for doing such an outstanding job on my deck!"

    Paula R. in October 2023

    DMJ Customs Colors Painting, LLC Logo
    Ellendale, DE·

    Interior & Exterior Painting

    "Denis and his team did a fantastic job - I highly recommended DMJ on every level! This includes an on-point kitchen cabinet painting job I didn’t originally plan, but after discussing with Denis, I am so glad I had done by them (more detail below). I contacted many area companies and none were as responsive and detail oriented. I received a specific and clear proposal as well as a rough timeline and the work was done as proposed - quickly, thoroughly and respectfully Bonus — DMJ cleans up after themselves beautifully!!** **DMJ was meticulous about cleaning and caring for my home. A . I think this is important to note because I was told recently by another contractor I was using that a cleaning fee will be assessed ($300) if I expected contractors to, for example, flush the toilets after use. If I didn’t want layers of boot prints and hand prints on the previously clean counters, floors and toilets in non work areas, that would cost extra. DMJ is impeccable in this regard and they agree with my expectation that you leave a job site as clean as you found it and they don’t charge a cleaning fee to do that! DMJ also does excellent prep work - in addition to having freshly painted walls, trim, ceiling and doors, they really addressed every flaw on all surfaces - it was a job far beyond just paint. No painted over dry wall defects, they fix it ALL. No drywall tape left semi peeling, no sign of previous nail holes or pops, comparing recent work by other vendors, DMJ offers a superior end result. Our job included a very tall stairwell which was done over newly installed wood floors / stairs. The paint is perfect and not a drop of paint was out of place, nor scratch or bump made or left anywhere. Cabinets - I have had cabinets painted a few times over the past 15 years and DMJ does top of the line cabinet repainting at a reasonable price. They use the Benjamin Moore cabinet paints and by far this was the most professional cabinet painting job I’ve seen. Many companies may say they paint cabinets, DMJ painted ours so well, they look new. After a month of living with them, this cabinet paint is built for use and will last. So far, scratch resistant, easy to wipe down with no issues, etc. DMJ has enough infrastructure and trained personnel that they fit us in between other jobs as if we were a first priority immediately. DMJ offers a highly competitive price - even if not the lowest quite I received - when I factor in the level of quality and professionalism, the job easily was the most cost effective. If you need painting - don’t hesitate to hire DMJ Custom Colors!"

    Donna K. in May 2022


    "It was very good but I was blessed with the work they make."

    Mohamed S. in November 2023

    Dover, DE·

    Siding, Flooring, Remodeling , and 2 more

    About us: "Here at Ant's Improvement we are a full service contracting company working with residential and commercial properties. No job is too large or small for us and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and skillset. Call now for a quote."

    Big Day Painting + Home Improvement, LLC Logo
    Dover, DE·


    "Big day painting did an awesome job on both my bathrooms. We will use them again. On time and very clean and professional. Thank you Big Day Painting!"

    Abraham V. in November 2023

    Modern Touch Painting Logo
    GreenWood, DE·

    Interior 3-4 rooms, Interior 5+ rooms

    "Hard working and did a great job with painting and drywall"

    Luke H. in May 2019


    In business since 2021

    Henderson, MD·

    Painting, Pressure washing

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company with over 8 years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. We offer a variety of Home Improvement services that are customizable to each individual project & specialize in handyman/carpentry work, window and door installation, and a variety of other projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    360 Painting of Wilmington Logo
    Willmington, DE·

    Cabinet Refinishing, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "360 Painting has workers that have different skillsets. First, the workers repair the walls and other workers come in to paint."

    Kathleen P. in November 2023

    Tolbert An Sons LLC Logo

    drywall, staining, wallpaper , and 2 more

    "friendly, accomadating, trustworthy"

    Sandy P. in February 2023


    In business since 1990

    Smyrna, DE·

    Handyman, Fencing, Drywall

    About us: "We invite you to experience a tradition of customer satisfaction that will exceed your greatest expectations. Our professionalism and quality workmanship will accurately reflect your taste and lifestyle. From conception to completion we work with you until the job is done. We thrive to take care of all of our clients unique needs. We are ethical, honest and easy to communicate with. Call us today you'll be pleased you did. Thank you"

    Dionicio Remodeling & Painting LLC Logo
    Georgetown, DE·

    "Alejandro is great. Great follow through and competitive prices."

    Greg G. in April 2023

    Philly's Best Home Improvement By Jamar Jacobs Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Bathroom Remodels, Kitchen Remodels, Total Home Remodels, Deck or Porch, windows and doors, vinyl siding, - Build or Replace- For Business, Stucco, stone facing, Hard scaping driveway design (EP Henry) , and 2 more

    "MR. J. Jacob's , installed a Back splash in my kitchen. There Logo is Philly's Best really is what I described the fabulous work he has provide for me. I'm already looking forward to the next project. 2nd best thing they clean up behind them selves. Trust Worthy also! Great job Philly's Best Home Improvement."

    Wanda L. in December 2021

    Peach Bottom, PA·


    "They do great work and highly recommend them!"

    Ike S. in April 2020


    In business since 2004

    Georgetown, DE·

    About us: "We take great pride in 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 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 in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."


    In business since 2015

    About us: "KUNG-FUU PAINTING LLC proudly serves its customers with pride, integrity and attention to the details that matter most to you. This is one of the many things that sets us apart from the rest. We are locally owned and operated. Give us a call today!"

    Millville, NJ·


    "We experienced a flood in our downstairs laundry room, powder room and family room area. Rafael and his wife Lisa promptly arrived to do an estimate. We agreed and the job was started. The project consisted of carpet removal. Drywall and paneling removal. Installation of new drywall, new exterior door etc, new flooring, new wood framing being installed and countless other improvements that we needed. Rafael was on time daily, very thorough and the area was always spotless as he cleaned up after each day. I would highly recommend and I will be using their services after the holiday season for some updating projects I have in mind"

    Dawn C. in December 2023

    SJ Lawn and Labor Services Logo
    Camden Wyoming, DE·

    Garden Beds, Lawn Care, Trees, Shrubs Removal , and 7 more

    "Incredible work ethic and very friendly"

    fred E. in March 2023

    Diamond State Gutters Logo
    Middletown, DE·

    8 years of experience, Roofing & Gutters

    "They showed up on the job on time, very professional. John was a great guy and I was really impressed with their work and they cleaned up after themselves."

    Billy W. in March 2023


    "We are very pleased with H&Y Contractors. They renovated two bathrooms and added a closet. Superior quality and would definitely hire again!!!"

    Faith M. in October 2023

    Milford, DE·

    Roofing, Bathroom Remodeling and Installations, Commercial and Residential Remodeling / Renovations , and 1 more

    "Service was great. Pricing within budget and worth it. They are knowledgeable, prompt, very friendly, and carted away all debris and old fixtures. I highly recommend this company."

    Mel K. in September 2014

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How much do painting contractors typically cost?

  • Dover, Delaware Average
  • Typical Range
    $534 - $1,340
  • Low End - High End
    $200 - $2,500

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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Dover Painting Contractors are rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 161 reviews of 161 pros.

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  • NewProject Location: Dover, DE
    Date: 12/04/23
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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