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    LP

    In business since 2023

    ESCONDIDO, CA·

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet every consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent customer service from start to completion of a project. To understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a personal and professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    W G Painting Logo

    "Wesley was awesome. He came to the house to look at our kitchen cabinets shortly after we spoke. He contacted us with the cost and time estimate a few days later. He was not our only estimate but we are so glad we went with him. Wesley is honest and an excellent painter. Our kitchen looks brand new. He will always paint for us. We recommend him highly."

    Sally P. in January 2020

    PP

    Interior and Exterior Painting

    "Hired Python Painting to repair outdoor stucco, then to repaint an entire 1940s bungalow duplex, including window frames, patios, and handrails on property. This property is a rental, but I did not want a â rental paint jobâ , I wanted a professional one. Python delivered. Excellent attention to detail and true professional work to last for years. Prompt and responsive. Highly recommend."

    Krista D. in January 2024

    Dynamic Pro Painter Logo
    Oceanside, CA·

    Painting Interior/Exterior

    "Very lean, courteous, professional and timely. I am a licensed general contractor and know good painters when I see them. I hired these guys for my own house if that tells you something... and I am referring them to others!"

    Doug P. in November 2023

    MC
    Chula Vista, CA·

    Painting

    "Great painters. Very fair price. I will hire them again"

    Richard N. in January 2024

    PB
    San Diego, CA·

    Commercial Painting, Custom Painting Services, Interior, exterior Painting , and 2 more

    "Jorge was so knowledgeable and did an incredible job. He and his father knocked out my entire 800+ sq ft condo in 2 days (2 bedrooms, 1 bath, hallway, kitchen, ceiling, doors and trim). He was professional and friendly did an amazing job. I can t recommend his services enough!!"

    Elizabeth B. in October 2019

    J D Painting Logo
    Carlsbad, CA·

    10+ Years experience, Full Interior Painting, Full Exterior Painting , and 4 more

    "The owner Juan Dolph over delivered on our agreement to complete my home improvement project, from completing the project and meeting our deadline to the customer service experience. He was the only person I was dealing with throughout the entire process and his workers were professional when in my home. I do have to add that his communication skills were professional and clear. This is something that was considered to be a pretty big investment for myself and my family and I would 10/10 recommend to my family and friends in the future. Thank you for all of your hard work and I look forward to using this company for any future projects we decide to invest in again."

    Jasmine S. in October 2023

    FULL LENGTH COATINGS Logo

    "We had Fidel and FULL LENGTH COATINGS do an interior paint job and they did a great job for us. Showed up when they said they would, finished on time. We look forward to having them paint the exterior of our house soon."

    Johnathan G. in May 2023

    JA

    In business since 2019

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

    HP

    Painting, Shiplap, Color Consultations , and 7 more

    "If you are looking for a great paint company you need to consider Hot Pink Painting. Beverly and her team did a 5 star job. She helped us select a color to paint the entire interior of our home and the perfect pink and wallpaper for our new babyâ s nursery. The painters were so professional and even wore hot pink booties! They very attentive to our requests and wanted nothing but total satisfaction. If you want a professional custom painter, I highly recommend this company."

    Jeanine H. in October 2023

    KC Power Clean, Inc. Logo
    San Marcos, CA·

    Paint Removal, Sandblasting, Powerwashing

    "KC Power Clean is a great company and they have completed multiple jobs for me. This company will do test spots for customers which is awesome and well worth the price. They do a really good job of follow-up and staying in contact with you."

    Scott G. in July 2018

    NG
    Oceanside, CA·

    General Contractor, General Contractor, Painting , and 1 more

    "Travis and Daniel were such a huge help! My 4 year old was leaning back on a chair and it fell into the wall creating a huge hole. I reached out to Next Generation and had a response within 15 minutes. Travis came out and gave me an anffordabl estimate and they were able to complete the work quickly and efficiently. My wall looks as good as new! I will definitely be using them for any handyman needs I may have in the future. So glad I hadnâ t thrown the door hanger on my front door out yet, like I usually do. Found myself some gems that I can use from here on out! Highly recommend"

    Justine W. in March 2023

    CG Pro Painting Logo
    Chula Vista, CA·

    Painting

    "Such a professional and detailed exterior painting experience! We had contacted 4 other paint companies before selecting CG Pro Painting, and we are so happy with our result! From the first day, the prep process, power washing, window taping, caulking, and covering our plants and deck, was the easiest process that we have ever had. The team even helped us decide which window surrounds and door frames would look best painted the trim color which we appreciated. I loved that as they were cleaning up and preparing to leave, they asked us to walk around with them and point out any areas that we wanted to be touched up. We received 5 bids for painting and we are so happy that we selected CG Pro Painting! Our 2 Nextdoor neighbors are now planning to use them!"

    Tammy E. in September 2022

    AP
    San Diego, CA·

    Painting

    "I hired "American Painting". They did an excellent job - paid attention to detail and took pride in their! Good price and they worked efficiently and fast."

    ronald H. in June 2017

    OS
    La Mesa, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "Professional customer service with the satisfaction of knowing that the job will be done with incredible attention to detail. The interior of my house was also painted with the finesse and experience of what some of us know as â old school serviceâ . The prepping and repair of both the exterior and interior surfaces demonstrated the high skill level this project warranted. We could not be happier. Highly recommend!!"

    Christopher A. in June 2023

    AC

    In business since 2020

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet every consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent customer service from start to completion of a project. To understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a personal and professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job. Contact Us: arcoatings760@gmail.com Alex T. Owner (760) 571-0023 // Ruben Q. Owner (760) 519-9399"

    SP

    In business since 2022

    Chula Vista, CA·

    House Painting

    About us: "We’re a locally owned and operated company with 20+ 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!"

    DP Painting Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Commercial & Residential, stain, Exterior & interior , and 2 more

    "David and Eva are very nice people. They are clean and organized in their work ! They did a VERY excellent job. I am very pleased with my new kitchen cabinets and fresh paint!! :)"

    Jerusalem K. in June 2021

    KP
    San Diego, CA·

    Painting

    "The crew were professional and friendly. They were very punctual every day and completed the job in our time frame. Did a great job of cleanup. We will be using them again for exterior painting"

    Kathleen R. in July 2019

    UP

    In business since 1994

    San Diego, CA·

    painting

    About us: "we pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all the work we perform. We are experts and will always keep you educated about the work process. We look forward to earning your business."

    RC

    In business since 2020

    About us: "Customer satisfaction is what determines our success, which is why we take a hands-on approach. When interacting with Reliable Custom Painting, you'll notice that we're particularly focused on the principles of quality workmanship, timely completion, competitive pricing and integrity in all our business dealings. We combine knowledge and research with our extensive practical experience to ensure a specialized approach for your project needs. Contact us today for a fair and accurate estimate of your project. We look forward to adding you to our long and growing list of happy customers."

    Precision Painting Plus of San Diego Logo
    Garden City, NY·

    Exterior Painting - Residential and Commercial, Interior Painting - Residential and Commercial

    "This was a very professional company. We hired them to repaint and refinish our kitchen cabinets. The crew did a fantastic job!. Every day there was a supervisor to check on the status of the job and to keep us updated. The crew was very clean and protected the surrounding walls and floors. The other areas of the house were taped off from the kitchen to prevent any dust from spreading. They worked hard and did a professional job! Would rehire them in a heartbeat. You will not be disappointed."

    Carly D. in December 2016

    CSR Painting Logo
    Valley Center, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "I got quotes from 3 different companies. Cesar gave me the lowest price so I hired them. They painted all interior, kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets. They took care of the floor and everything around the area they were painting. Jacobo did a great job leading all painting. Overall excelent, stop looking, this is the people you looking for."

    Daniel P. in January 2019

    PP

    Interior Painting - Residential and Commercial, Exterior Painting - Residential and Commercial

    "I;d hire them over again. They were great."

    mike W. in November 2023

    MC
    Oceanside, CA·

    "They showed up on time. They took care of wood that had dry rot and fungus. My patios look great."

    Katie Y. in October 2023

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How much do painting contractors typically cost?

  • San Diego, California Average
    $2,163
  • Typical Range
    $1,117 - $3,187
  • Low End - High End
    $400 - $5,200

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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San Diego Painting Contractors are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 1458 reviews of 1458 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in San Diego, CA

  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/06/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    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 spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: Two bedrooms and a living room. Craftsman style with white crown molding, baseboards, door frames, and doors. We will use a different color paint for each room, and white for the trim.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/06/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Features to be painted/stained: Furniture/object
    Material type: Wood
    Comment: I bought 4 barstools. The color and description of the wood said and looked like gray. The website color said Antique gray. When we assembled one and took it to the apt., it was actually green. I love the stool but the color doesn’t work.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Location: Home/Residence
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Where remove paint: Exterior walls/trim
    Kind of material: Brick
    Kind of paint: Paint
    Comment: Hello, We have exterior brick paint which needs to stripped.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Business
    Comment: Yogurt shop painting
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    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): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: small bungalow, will be mostly all white, some blue on ceilings & in small bathrooms. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 walk-in closet, living room & kitchen: 720sq ft
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    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
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: One story
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Features to be painted/stained: Interior door(s)
    Features to be painted/stained: Other
    Location: Business
    Comment: Just wanted to get a few quotes for our building interior touchup. thanks
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    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
    Comment: Hello. Some walls and ceiling have dark navy color. I need the whole condo painted white. 640 sq foot 1b/1ba
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    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
    Comment: Hello. Some walls and ceiling have dark navy color. I need the whole condo painted white. 640 sq foot 1b/1ba
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Reason for Cable: 3
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Location: Home/Residence
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Rooms to be Painted: Bathroom(s)
    Rooms to be Painted: Bedroom(s)
    Rooms to be Painted: Kitchen
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Rooms to be Painted: Hallways
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Desired Completion Date: Urgent (1-2 days)
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Interior door(s)
    Comment: I hired a handyman to sand and paint a bathroom door. He didn’t sand it, painted over parts of old paint. It’s uneven and lumpy. I would like to see if you can repair it.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: I don't know

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