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What Are Some Common Things You Can Hire a Painting Company to Do?

Home painting companies provide a wide range of projects, but not all companies provide the same options. Some companies might concentrate on interior paint jobs, while others handle special interior paint jobs or decorative jobs like murals in the bedroom.

General services residential painting contractors offer include:

  • Painting inside walls. All interior paint professionals paint interior walls, usually in colors of your selecting. Question whether or not a company utilizes scaffolding if you have cathedral ceilings or other high walls, since not all contractors engage in those types of work.
  • Painting interior baseboards, ceilings, and other areas. Most interior painting professionals paint ceilings, baseboards, molding, and other inner structure facets as desired.
  • Creative or decorative painting. Some painting professionals do highlighted walls with special painting treatments, like feathering or marbling. A couple might also offer stenciling or mural projects to increase the beauty of walls.
  • Outside painting. Outside painting companies paint outside walls and surfaces like eaves or fascia. Do not assume that a business does both inner and outdoor painting—always question to make sure both jobs are covered if you intend to contract the same professional to paint the interior and exterior of your house.

Offering as many specifics about your potential job as you can helps painting businesses in Merrimack determine if they may be suitable for the job and provide a precise quote.

Discover the Right Residential Painting Company in Merrimack for Your Exterior or Interior Painting Jobs

Whenever you wish to give your living room a visual lift or increase your home’s curbside appeal before putting it on the market, a paid paint job can help. Looking for the correct paint business in Merrimack for your home painting project is essential to ensuring successful, quality outcomes.

Here at HomeAdvisor, we make it simple for you to find expert painters. Begin the task by entering your ZIP code and answering a few questions about your potential home painting job.

We utilize that information to sieve through potential painters in your hometown and return a list of coordinating responses. You may browse through feedback from our website and view photographs of completed jobs to get an idea of what sort of jobs various painting companies have finished successfully.

Use that information to slim down your selections prior to seeking estimates from a few potential home painting businesses.

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 Merrimack, NH

  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Merrimack, NH
    Date: 01/19/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Rooms to be Painted: Bedroom(s)
    Rooms to be Painted: Hallways
    Rooms to be Painted: Kitchen
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Location: Home/Residence
    Painting Needs:: Ceilings
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 5
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for painting ceiling after removing popcorn ceiling
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Merrimack, NH
    Date: 01/19/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    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): Living Areas
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Dining Room
    Location: Home/Residence
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Merrimack, NH
    Date: 01/17/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    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): Stairways
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Hallways
    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
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Merrimack, NH
    Date: 01/12/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 9 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): 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
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Merrimack, NH
    Date: 01/08/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    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?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    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
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Merrimack, NH
    Date: 01/08/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 10 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): Kitchen
    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): Bathroom(s)
    Comment: Residential paint kitchen, dining room, great room and den
  • Project: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: Merrimack, NH
    Date: 12/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    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?: 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): Wall

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