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    Kindred Painting Logo
    Portland, ME·

    Painting all Interior and Exterior Surfaces / Polyurethane Finishes, Water Damage Repair, Skimcoating, Drywall and Tape Repair, Pressure Washing / Deck Refinishing , and 2 more

    "The quality of the work was great. â The paint looks terrific, we love it!!â He used a HEPA vacuum cleaner/sander on the walls & cleaned door knobs, etc. on his way out in accordance with CDC protocols. He was super easy going and personable. Prompt estimate and scheduling of the work (both of which he adhered to)."

    Marlene B. in December 2020

    Mission Painting, LLC Logo
    Westbrook, ME·

    Power Washing, Painting, Cleaning Services , and 2 more

    "A 100 year old basement ceiling made new with 3 coats of mold resistant white paint"

    Peter T. in October 2023

    Harlows Helping Hands Logo
    Wales, ME·

    Remodeling, Renovation, Remodeling , and 4 more

    "He assembled a new kitchen cart and a storage cabinet too. He did a great job and was done each piece in an hour."

    Debbie W. in December 2022

    Sanford, ME·


    "Stephan and Cory were on-time, competent, careful, considerate, professional painters! Stephan, the business owner, listened to our needs and met them based on his professional expertise. Cory, as meticulous as his partner, was persistent and intent on his work! They completed the job (full kitchen re-do) precisely as they predicted. We highly recommend Riverside Painting for your residential &/or commercial (interior and/or exterior) paint job!"

    Connie F. in January 2023

    Ramirez Construction Logo
    Gorham, ME·

    flooring, Painting, siding

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet the consumers 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."

    Precision Painting Logo

    In business since 2004

    About us: "No one understands a Precise Painting job like us. Here at Precision Painting, we make sure that any job we encounter will be done the right way with attention to detail and no messy cleanup! We strive to make sure the customer is always happy. Repainting a home or Painting a new home can be a stressful situation for many so allow us to do the job we are most familiar with. Our Values: * Honest work * Attention to detail * Customer Satisfaction We have earned the trust of many past customers through the team's hard and committed work which has established long-lasting professional relationships."

    Costello Coatings Logo
    Freeport, ME·

    Painting, Sealing, Sealing : we offer an oil base type of coating not the typical water based brands . It works extremely well gives the best protection , and 1 more

    "Our deck was a disaster. Paint was peeling off all over. We hired Costello’s and now I can’t wait to have people come see it. The entire crew were polite and hard working. Bart kept us informed every step of the way. Our deck is absolutely beautiful now. We were very impressed with the clean up. When they power washed our deck pieces of paint flew out into our yard, they picked up every single piece. We would hire them again positively."

    Howard C. in June 2018

    Biddeford, ME·

    Exterior Painting, All kinds of maintenance work, Interior Painting , and 1 more

    "We purchased a 20-year-old house that was in dire need of some love. Pam and Mark painted the entire 3000 sq. feet, including walls, closets, baseboards, ceilings, and trim. I am very fussy, but the quality of their work is top notch, and the house looks more like a home. Pam was always timely in her communication and went out of her way to keep us updated. It was so convenient that they were able to clean after painting. I would highly recommend them. They are family owned and were a pleasure to work with!"

    Lynn P. in December 2020

    KD Construction Logo

    In business since 2022

    About us: "We’re a locally owned and operated company with 5+ years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity, and stand behind our work. We specialize in both interior and exterior residential and commercial painting projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    Saco, ME·


    "Phil was the 1st painter to come and give us an estimate. We liked him from the moment he entered our home. He was on time, polite and able to start the next day. He did a great job and would definitely hire him again. We love, love, love our red room."

    Ken R. in November 2014


    In business since 2019

    Portland, ME·


    About us: "Welcome to Liam Painting! We are committed to exceeding your expectations. As experts, we will handle your needs with the high quality expertise, that your home or business deserves. We offer competitive prices, and customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Call us now!"


    "Professional excellent workmanship on time helpful in every way. Goes above and beyond!"

    Mary C. in October 2022

    JCR Premier Painting Logo
    Portland, ME·

    Full home interior repaint, Extensive experience with lift work, Full exterior repaint , and 2 more

    "Joe did an outstanding job not only scraping the old cedar shingles but also applying the paint. He impressed a former neighbor of mine when he saw Joe vacuuming up the paint chips that had fallen to the ground. All in all, Joe did a super job and I told him so many times as the work on the house progressed."

    Ingrid S. in June 2020

    Kennebunkport, ME·

    Minor drywall repair, Interior Painting

    "Lorne is very knowledgeable and had great suggestions helping me with color choices. His work is meticulous, and the clean up is thorough. I am very pleased and will hire him again when needed."

    Nancy G. in November 2021

    Impact Painters Logo
    Auburn, ME·

    Staining, Painting

    "They did excellent work, were great to deal with, they were on time and finished the job in a timely manner. They did a great job!"

    Jeremy L. in March 2023


    In business since 2019

    Biddeford, ME·

    Interior Paiting

    About us: "It can be a daunting task looking for only the right contractor for your job, but also the right contractor for you. We completely understand what you are going through. We know every customer has different desires, different needs, and different schedules. We are only here to turn your ideas into reality, but to make it a memorable experience every step of the way. Call us right now, no matter where you are in the planning process."

    Westbrook, ME·

    interior painting

    "Chris was extremely responsive to my inquiries had the work quoted and completed with in a weeks time so he understood the time crunch I was under and made that work for me. He was very accessible by phone or text could always reach him"

    Sarah W. in December 2021


    In business since 2022

    Scarborough, ME·


    About us: "PUNCHLIST BROTHERS LLC is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    South Portland, ME·

    Power and Pressure Washing, Interior and Exterior Trim Work, Painting

    "Excel Pro Painters did an excellent job on my house. Peter and his crew were all so kind, polite and professional. The price was fair and the job described in the estimate Provided From Peter was completed to the letter. They showed up exactly when they said they would and In addition to beautiful work, they were extremely neat. Thanks guys!"

    sean H. in September 2019


    In business since 2018

    Lisbon, ME·

    Painting, Decks, Carpentry Framing

    About us: "Rowe Restorations is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."


    In business since 1993

    About us: "WINTER SERVICES are now available! Snow removal, snow blowing, clearing roofs. Jordans Property Maintenance welcomes you to experience a nearly 20 year tradition of customer satisfaction that will exceed your greatest expectations. My professionalism and quality craftsmanship will accurately reflect your taste and lifestyle. I am known for my prompt service and superior attention to detail. From conception to completion I will work with you until the job is done to YOUR satisfaction. You can count on me to get the job done right the first time and quality that lasts. Thank you for considering Jordan's Property Maintenance. Call me today so I can show you what I can do for you!** **PLEASE NOTE: My business, as well as others, are charged EACH time you put in a service request. Please keep this in mind while finding a company to assist you. Thank you very much."


    In business since 2008

    Bath, ME·


    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects no matter how big or small. We are experts in our trade and will always keep you educated on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"


    In business since 2023


    Residential Painting, Commercial Painting

    About us: "You can depend on us to provide a high quality service at a fair and honest price. We understand that the future of our business depends upon our reputation and that is why customer service is by far our highest priority. If you are looking for a professional you can trust, please call today to schedule a no-obligation estimate!"

    A Cut Above Painting Logo

    In business since 2020

    Brunswick, ME·


    About us: "We are committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade, combined with ability, is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests and make their concerns the basis of our business. Call us today!"

    JB Home Builders Logo
    Windham, ME·

    Decks, Drywall, Carpentry , and 2 more

    "Jeff was great! Skilled and quick. Will call him for our next project."

    Darin G. in December 2022

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How much do painting contractors typically cost?

  • Portland, Maine Average
  • Typical Range
    $1,142 - $3,048
  • Low End - High End
    $300 - $4,700

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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Portland Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 171 reviews of 171 pros.

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