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What Types of Services Do House Painting Contractors Provide?

House painters do a lot more than paint your exterior siding or walls with a new color. Some painting contractors may add accent walls or create decorative flourishes, for example, and some may also offer pressure washing work for exterior siding.

Interior Painting Jobs

Many house painting services will complete interior paint projects. This includes priming and painting walls. Experienced painters typically mark off and otherwise prep the room to keep paint off other areas and complete edgework to guarantee a visually appealing completed outcome.

If you anticipate painters to paint other surfaces, including ceilings, baseboards, or molding, ask companies about these jobs before you work with them. Some may not offer the services and might charge extra fees.

Exterior Painting Jobs

Exterior home painting businesses paint the outside of houses, such as siding or other exterior wall surfaces. Talk to possible painting companies about the kind of area that requires painting, as this can alter the scope and price of the job. Some painting companies will work on big or towering houses and some won’t, as not all companies have the scaffolding and workers required to paint multi-story houses.

Creative Home Painting Work

Creative house painting work involve decorative elements, such as specialty accent walls or murals. Should you desire something along these lines, talk about it first and foremost with possible businesses to learn if they can provide the job or recommend an artist who can work with them.

Giving as many details about your potential job as you can helps painting contractors in Gaithersburg decide if they might be suitable for the work and offer a precise quote.

Tips for Employing a Painting Professional for Your House Painting Project

Most painting businesses provide the same work. Having an idea of what to look for and what questions to ask can help you find a painting company in Gaithersburg that best fits your requirements.

When making contact with painters, don’t forget to ask if they have the licensing required by local authorities. This can vary a great deal by location, so check with local and state licensing boards to ascertain the threshold for certification that your selected painting contractor should meet.

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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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Gaithersburg, MD

  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/27/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Fair - Has cracking, peeling, or wood rot that likely needs repairing
    What do you want to paint?: Garage Door
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items or Small Rooms - For Business
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/27/22
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/27/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Remove golden oak stain from dining room table and re-stain in new color, either grey or walnut, tbd.
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/27/22
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/26/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: I don't know
    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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other
    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
    Customer moving in/out?: Yes
    Comment: Our house is a plot level. 2 bedrooms downstairs and a family room, plus 2 bedrooms upstairs
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Single Items
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/26/22
    Type of project: Stain
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/24/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Fair - Has cracking, peeling, or wood rot that likely needs repairing
    What do you want to paint?: Other
    What do you want to paint?: Garage Door
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    What do you want to paint?: Shutters and / or a front door
    What do you want to paint?: A fence
    What do you want to paint?: Garage exterior
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/23/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    Are you interested in financing?: Yes
    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?: Other / I don't know
    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
    Customer moving in/out?: No
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/22/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    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?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(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
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: Needs to repaint bedroom
  • NewProject: Paint, Varnish or Stain Interior Surfaces
    Location: Gaithersburg, MD
    Date: 09/20/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    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?: Other / I don't know
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    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
    Customer moving in/out?: No
    Comment: It’s a condo that needs the full place painted

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