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    AL

    In business since 2004

    Concord, NH·

    Siding

    About us: "I pride myself on my professionalism, as well as my ability to complete every job to the homeowner's total satisfaction. I never leave a job unfinished, or a homeowner not 100% satisfied with my level of service - Call today!"

    Painter1 of Portsmouth - Newburyport Logo
    Portsmouth, NH·

    Interior Painting * Exterior Painting * and Much More!!!

    "We loved Paul and his team! They were so professional and personable!"

    Laura H. in September 2020

    BC
    Barrington, NH·

    Exterior Home or Structure - Paint or Stain, Addition to Existing Structure, Bathroom Remodeling

    "There are a lot of great things to say about Bill. First of all, he can do ANYTHING. Bill replaced siding, installed new plywood and Tyvec, painted my house and deck, built a new front porch, repaired and built new features on my back deck, eliminated rot, installed new gutters, re-insulated my basement, and even fixed a closet door in my house. He is a perfectionist and will treat your house like it is his own. Our house was in really rough shape before Bill came and now it looks stunning. We get compliments on it all the time. If you want someone that will do the job right, won't cut corners, and is a very nice person to work with - Bill is your guy."

    Ryan K. in December 2019

    Clean Slate Painting Logo
    Somersworth, NH·

    Interior painting

    "Eric was a pleasure to work with. He did a beautiful job painting our ceiling. His price was very fair and he took pride in his work!! We would definitely recommend him for all your painting needs!!!"

    Vicki O. in November 2023

    KLS Painting and Tiling Logo
    Dracut, MA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "Not only was Silas a pleasure to deal with, but his attention to detail was truly extraordinary. He restored my aging deck beyond what I thought was possible. I hired him to stain my deck, but what I got was really restoration. He trimed the shrubs encroaching on the deck, thoroughly pressure, washed it, spent over a day on his knees sanding the deck, replaced rotten boards and then gave it two sprayed on coats of stain. I will be hiring Silas again to do some interior painting for me as well. I canâ  t praise the quality of his work more."

    Ken H. in October 2023

    LH

    "Ray was great to work with. He called to set up an appointment to look at the job, got back to me with pricing and completed the work. He did an excellent job replacing a section of sub floor, painting a wall and hanging our new mirrors. We will definitely use him in the future."

    David F. in November 2022

    Pramg Designs Logo

    "They came in, I was worried at first and then we talked I asked for some suggestions Johnathan gave me wonderful suggestions and everything came out much better then expected, great guy with great vision of how a job will come out, so if you got time sit down talk to him and see if he has any suggestions you might end up liking better than yours. His work is perfect, his drywall and plaster work are wonderful and his painting even better, he is my number one call in case me or anyone that I know needs any work related to Drywall, painting, plaster."

    Alex P. in December 2023

    WD
    Goffstown, NH·

    Specialty Painting, Painting, Drywall

    "Had the ceiling and one wall of a room demo' d after some water damage. Chuck did a great job and gave a reasonable quote on renovation of the room and was able to reinstall the ceiling, wall, paint, and reinstall trim over the course of two days. The room looks great and I would definitely hire Chuck again."

    matt H. in December 2023

    NS
    Rye, NH·

    Interior Painting or Staining: 5 + Rooms, Interior Painting or Staining: 1 - 2 Rooms, Interior Painting or Staining: 3 - 4 Rooms , and 5 more

    "Thomas did exactly what I asked of him, I was so pleased I actually gave him a bonus for what he did."

    jerry T. in July 2017

    Paintworks By Dennis, LLC Logo
    Deerfield, NH·

    Residential Interior/Exterior Painting, Wall Paper Installation/Repairs/Removal, Specialty Finishes , and 2 more

    "We cannot explain how happy we were to come across Dennis. He exceeded our expectations, has a tremendous work ethic, is meticulous about his work, and is a great person. We purchased a home built in the 70 s that needed some updating. Dennis updated all the dark woodwork to white (including doors), repainted all ceilings, and painted all walls. It looks great. We will be sure to call him the next time we need professional painting services and will recommend him to others."

    Michael L. in April 2020

    NP
    Dover, NH·

    Painting, Handyman, Landscaping

    "The professional is outstanding, he is the most meticulous painter I have ever work with. There is never an over spray, he pays attention on details. Nigel wants to be the best painting professional, he does a fantastic job and is customer oriented."

    Josh .. in May 2017

    Brothers Contractors Corporation Logo
    Lawrence, MA·

    Painting

    "Wonderful work for a full exterior and interior paint job."

    Rush P. in August 2022

    Northern Ridge Painting & Remodeling, LLC Logo
    Hampton, NH·

    Exterior Home or Structure - Paint or Stain, Hardwood Flooring Install, Interior Home or Surfaces - Paint or Stain

    "If I could give them a 100 stars I would. We had our home painted. We also had to have some siding replaced. The carpenter who did that was excellent. Paid close attention to detail. The painters came and painted our home and the trim all around the house and doors. Everyone from Brian, Cory, Cody, and the painters, Alex and Godfrey, worked with us and we re so patient when deciding on the colors. Alex and Godfrey took time to help decide on the paint color for the garage doors. Painting different sections with 3 colors to make it easier to decide which one to go with. Our home looks like a million dollars. We are so happy that we found Northern Ridge Painting. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to have their home painted. You won t be disappointed."

    Christine P. in June 2020

    FPC Painting Logo
    Newmarket, NH·

    Baseboard/Trim finish, Expert Staining, Expert Painter , and 1 more

    "Chelsea was a pleasure. Attention to detail was on point. She responded to my request quickly and came when she said she would. I would highly recommend her meticulous work!! My rooms look beautiful."

    Joanne M. in November 2020

    HC

    In business since 2024

    About us: "12+ years of experience. We take great pride in our 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. Cash and card"

    CP
    Lynn, MA·

    Painting

    "Couldn t ask for more. They painted my ceilings. They were very neat and job looks great. They even found time to do ceiling of powder room. Price was fair. I will call them again and recommend them to friends."

    Norma D. in October 2019

    Ellis Painting & Co. Logo
    Portsmouth, NH·

    Grout Dying, Staining, Wallpaper Removal , and 2 more

    "Not only did Ellis Painting do my kitchen, they painted my entire home, including refinishing my kitchen cabinets, and painting my fireplace to create a completely fresh look."

    Hannah K. in July 2019

    DH
    Wells, ME·

    Handyman

    "Dan did a great job and I would highly recommend him to anyone. I ll hire him again!"

    Marcie F. in May 2020

    HP
    Portsmouth, NH·

    Pressure Washing

    "Had our home and garage power washed. Chris did an amazing job. He also took great care and interest that we were satisfied. Would hire again."

    Barbara C. in April 2022

    Beaudet Painting and Restoration Logo
    Alton, NH·

    Cabinet Refinishing, Exterior House Washing, Much More, Just Ask! , and 2 more

    "Tyler and Theo worked in our home painting our kitchen, family room, hallway and stair cases (4). We also had all the trim and doors painted. This involved three different colors. Tyler was great helping us pick out colors and even changing one color in the process. He communicated very well with us throughout. Professional, great attention to detail! Hire him! Jim and Audrey"

    Audrey R. in February 2021

    BP

    In business since 2024

    Acton, ME·

    Painting

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and treats your home as if it were our own. We offer a variety of General Contractor services that are customizable to each individual project. You will find us to be competitively priced, paying close attention to the details of each and every project that we are involved with. We look forward to building lasting relationships and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    DH

    In business since 2021

    Dover, NH·

    Handyman

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    FC

    "Dalton the owner, is fantastic to work with and is really good at perfecting the small details in his trim work. Wendy miter and seam came out beautifully. He is very tidy and gets things done efficiently."

    Daniel L. in April 2024

    SP

    In business since 1993

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    Vertical Pro Painters Logo
    Exeter, NH·

    Painting

    "They were a great group of painters, very trustworthy and the quality of the work was amazing."

    Alicia L. in April 2020

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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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Portsmouth Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 763 reviews of 763 pros.

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  • Project Location: Portsmouth, NH
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Portsmouth, NH
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Comment: New house purchase
  • Project Location: Portsmouth, NH
    Date: 01/11/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: Need some seem tape repair and ceiling painted. Family room, primary bedroom & bath.

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