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The cost for professional home painting jobs can alter based on many elements. The paint job’s size is one of the largest cost factors. Interior residential painting services comes to around $3.50 per square foot, while outside house painting jobs can cost, on average, $1.50 to $4 per square foot.

Other factors that may impact the price of home painting jobs include:

  • Paint type and quality. Paint is not all priced evenly, and choosing a pricier type of paint evidently increases the total cost.
  • Preparatory work required. If painting professionals must prime walls or repair exterior boards or siding before they paint, the price typically increases.
  • Location. The costs for all goods and services change based on your location and state, and painting jobs are no different.
  • How High. If painting employees must build scaffolding or use other tools to reach high surfaces to paint, the price can rise by up to 120%. The price goes up as the height increases, so homes with multiple stories or cathedral ceilings are most likely to cost more to paint than a single-story home.

A great way to determine what your home painting project may cost is to get estimates from prospective painters in La Jolla.

Search for House Painting Companies in La Jolla for Interior or Exterior Painting Jobs

A professional paint job can provide multiple benefits for your house. An exterior paint job may elevate exterior attractiveness and the worth of your residence, and new paint in an exterior space can make it look new. To receive these advantages, though, you first have to hire the right paint business in La Jolla for your project.

You can find everything you need to locate an expert house painter at HomeAdvisor. Start by entering your ZIP code and answering a few questions regarding your potential painting job.

We utilize that information to slim down the outcome so we can provide a curated selection of possible residential painting contractors in your neighborhood. From that selection, you can read feedback and view photos of projects that painting professionals have done in the past. That info helps you make a final list of possibilities who are a fit for your project. Afterwards, you can contact companies to get estimates.

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.

We make finding a painter easy. Simple use our directory to find a painter. Here you can browse local pros, check their reviews and do your first screening without ever having to call. We’ve also prescreened all the pros for you, to give you peace of mind.

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 La Jolla, CA

  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: La Jolla, CA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: 2500-3500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 9 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): Dining Room
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Comment: moving into a new place and want to paint walls first
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: La Jolla, CA
    Date: 11/28/22
    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
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 7 - 8
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Over 3500 sqft
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 9 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
    Comment: 3 bedroom condo with about 9k sqft of paint needed
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: La Jolla, CA
    Date: 11/28/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    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
    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): Living Areas
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: La Jolla, CA
    Date: 11/27/22
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What is the total square footage of the rooms to be painted?: Over 3500 sqft
    Number of Rooms: 9 or more
    Location: Home/Residence
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    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
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week

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