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    PP
    San Francisco, CA·

    About us: "Leave your fears behind when you choose Perfection Painting, for your next painting project. With over 17 years of experience you can trust that your project is going to be completed in a timely fashion and done correctly the first time. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and strive to have every painting project completed to the home owner's expectations!"

    M.Z. Painting - Unlicensed Contractor Logo

    "The painters were punctual, professional, and went above and beyond to ensure my satisfaction. Thank you for paint!!"

    Amanda B. in April 2024

    Paintzen Logo
    New York, NY·

    Residential Interior Murals, Residential Drywall Repairs, Residential Interior Painting , and 2 more

    "Had Paintzen do a complete paint job of our brand new apartment, including painting our ugly wood cabinets a cute, modern blue AND wallpapering two walls. Everything was imbecile from start to finish. Exceptional communication throughout, I loved the ease of online booking/communications (so convenient for a working person), the painters were on-time and polite (and they finished a day early!), and the paint job is wonderful. It is now been 6 months and I do not regret using Paintzen one bit. Highly recommend!"

    Amy H. in March 2019

    UP
    San Francisco, CA·

    "I worked with him for 35 years. He has painted mine and my clients homes. Albert is great."

    Tom P. in June 2020

    LW

    "Mr. Washington did a great job for me! I hired him to install a door and paint the door and he went above and beyond and I am satisfied."

    Grace T. in August 2018

    Spectrum Pro Painting Corporation Logo
    Daly City, CA·

    "I wanted to add to my review of Spectrum Pro Painters. Rogelio his crew were very friendly accommodating. Rogelio was easy to communicate with responded to my text messages promptly"

    Janet L. in July 2024

    SP
    Richmond, CA·

    Painting

    "We very recently had our yard fence pressure washed, primed, and stained by Speedy Painting. Keeping paint from spraying through the top-of-the-fence trellis onto the neighbor's side was not an issue as we had feared because Fernando quickly figured out how to block that from happening. He is detailed oriented, he works well with clients, and his work is of high quality. Another plus is that our neighbors have been commenting favorably on our newly stained fence. So, from start to finish hiring Speedy Painting Corp. has been a very good experience!"

    Greg B. in May 2024

    DP

    "I solicited three proposals for the refinishing of my large deck, Duqueâ s proposal was right in line with the others, they worked us into their schedule and were able to start working within a week. Stripping the old finish and discoloration took a day to complete. After two days dry time they returned and applied semi clear Super Deck finish using an airless sprayer and back rolling. They applied two coats for a deep penetration and seal. Iâ m very happy with their workmanship and great communications, keeping me updated on each step of the process."

    Jerry C. in May 2024

    Blue Custom Painting, Inc. Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Interior or Exterior Painting or Staining - Small Projects, Exterior Surfaces - Powerwashing, Interior Painting or Staining: 1 - 2 Rooms , and 2 more

    "OMG, this is hands down the best contractor team you will ever have the pleasure of working for you should you decide to use them. They can do any type of work you need. We had them pull old carpet, put in hardwood floors, paint, put in crown molding. Paint the outside of the house, fix the garage before painting, fix the back door and front door, so they are airtight, fix the white picket fence, move the mailbox and re-post it, put in a ceiling fan, install electrical lines, paint the porch, fix some cabinets, put in a beam on the porch, and so on as part of some remodeling. I could not possibly have had all this work done if they had not been extremely reasonable. I love the guys on this team. I trust every single one of them and Rolando has a better personality than any contractor I have ever worked with. Not only that he is honest and trustworthy. He does not ask for anything up front. Their work speaks for itself. All I can say is that I hate even posting this because I do not want them so busy I cannot get them to come back to my house. Honestly, these are the guys you want."

    Eva J. in May 2019

    EG
    Richmond, CA·

    Painting, Remodeling, Painting , and 1 more

    "Very responsive and reasonable price!"

    Mandy J. in December 2023

    SP
    Oakland, CA·

    Painting

    "Professional, good price, and solid painting."

    Alex L. in May 2023

    MJ

    In business since 2000

    Oakland, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, Lead-Safe Painting , and 4 more

    About us: "MB Jessee Painting has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995, providing premium residential and commercial painting services. With exceptional communication, professional painters, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you’ll love the process just as much as the results."

    WC

    In business since 2023

    Oakland, CA·

    Painting, Drywall

    About us: "We're a locally owned and operated company with 12 years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity, and stand behind our work. We specialize in Painting. We offer top of the line materials! We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We give free estimates! We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    Lamorinda Painting Logo
    Lafayette, CA·

    Power Washing, Drywall Repair, Interior Painting , and 2 more

    "Mike did a fantastic job. Super easy to communicate with and was very helpful making sure i had right kind of paint and the right amount. He did 2 ceilings, full kitchen, baseboards, and wainscoating. Always on time and professional, excellent job of taping and sealing off the non-paint areas. I highly recommend!!"

    Ian T. in April 2021

    Professional Painting Logo
    Daly City, CA·

    Painting

    "Rafael has done extensive painting work for me in two homes. He and his team are top-notch, so work has always been of excellent quality. Rafael is amazing to work with, has excellent communication. Very proactive and responsive. His prices are always very fair and competitive."

    Stefanie G. in January 2022

    Journey Builders Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Roofing Section Repair, Energy Efficient Roofing, Tile Roofing , and 2 more

    "Yero was very professional and helpful."

    Danielle E. in November 2023

    MG
    Alameda, CA·

    painting

    "The work was completed in a timely manner. Was open to any changes I had in the trimming. An excellent resource for other household repairs"

    kevin B. in June 2023

    LP

    "I hired Luis Contreras and his crew from Lobato Painting to repaint my condo. They were very through with the prep and cleanup a nd delivered a flawless paint job. After the paining was fiinished , a flooring contractor damaged one of the baseboards and nicked the walls in several in several places. Luis came back and fixed the walls and baseboards and touched up the paint perfectly."

    Dennis B. in August 2023

    MP

    In business since 2023

    San Jose, CA·

    Painting, Cabinets refinish, Residential homes, costume design

    About us: "We proudly serve our customers with pride, integrity and attention to the details that matter most to you. This is one of the many things that sets us apart from the rest. We are locally owned and operated. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Give us a call today!"

    SR

    "The owner of the company and his crew were very professional and hard working. I would definitely hire them again."

    Janice A. in March 2024

    PP
    San Jose, CA·

    Interior and Exterior Painting

    "Very responsive, gives projects attention to detail, cares to please customers throughout the job to make sure everything discussed is done and will fix any issues. Very pleasant to work with!"

    Veronica S. in April 2023

    MP
    Santa Rosa, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    About us: "At MoonDance Painting, our team doesn’t just strive to meet your expectations. We work very hard to exceed them with eco-friendly paints and superior quality workmanship. Most importantly, we want you to feel that we care about you, as a partner for years to come for all of your painting and staining needs. We want you to know that you will always receive great service at a fair price. And we want you to feel that we care about you, your families, and your home or office. Cleanliness Is Next to Everything We are not fans of making a mess, which is why we seal off the rooms being painted with plastic and vent the painting odors to force outside all smells and off-gases of the paint. We also have a thorough cleanup procedure each day to leave the site as clean and fresh as we can. Please call us to request your free, no-obligation estimate for your home or office building’s exterior and/or interior in San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, Sonoma and Solano County."

    CP
    San Rafael, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "I have used Kristoff for several jobs. One professional did all of the work in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco."

    Hubert W. in December 2014

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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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San Francisco Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 215 reviews of 215 pros.

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  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    Comment: Thank you for having conversation with me about my painting project. I'm looking forward to receiving your proposal for our front of house refurbishment and paint project. This is the information I have been gleaning and sharing with perspective bidders like you AND please forgive me for any repetitive information you may find within this email. Standard Exterior Preparation : Paint preparation shall be performed per Federal, City and State laws regarding lead-based paint, including proper disposal of said paint debris, IF any is found. 1. Scrape and sand windows, casings, garage and side to meters doors, molding and trim. 2. Remove loose paint from stucco. 3, Prime stucco and all items as listed in 1. and 2. above. 4. Re-glase windows, re-nail molding and trim as needed. Horizontal siding is to be caulked on all the vertical joints. 5. Re-prime all repaired areas. Depressions will be filled with filler epoxy. 6. Finish paint stucco, garage door and side door to basement, windows, moldings and trim with two coats of paint on front of house plus walls up the stairs to house front door. Front door gets a sanding prep and clear varnish. 7. I understand that it is advisible to choose light paint colors for then house. 8. Maintainance of excellent clean up as project progresses to completion following EPA standards. 9. The chosen company will also need to be licensed by the Contractors State License Board of California, bonded and carry full insurance in the State of California. 10. The bid includes work on the side of the house from front to back that overlooks the neighbors house to the south of our house. Permission has already been granted to stand on the neighbors roof to perform the work. 11. Protect area from contamination by maintaining an enclosed and secure scaffolding with tight netting so that no paint remnants fly into the air or neighbors yards. 12. Provide written notice of work to adjacent neighbors. 13. Pressure / power
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/24
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    Location: Home/Residence
    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 Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/04/24
    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: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/04/24
    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: Hoping to paint a bedroom ceiling and walls. Hoping to not need to paint the trim too but selected just in case. Already have some paint that can be used.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/04/24
    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?: 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): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: I'd like to repaint the interior of my 1200 sq ft condo. Everything except the kitchen needs to be repainted.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    Comment: First, I need stucco repair to the side of the house and the front. After that is complete, I want the front and side of the house repainted. It is one story typical in the outer avenues. I assume you need scaffolding. There may be a piece/section of the window frame that needs to be replaced on the front side. Left side is where the front stairs are. The rain is a problem.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Urgent (1-2 days)
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    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 to repaint white walls of a 2 bed 2 bath apartment ahead of a new tenant move in
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Comment: We have been removing old paint from the trim/doors in a few rooms, but it is taking too long with our schedules.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings 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): Wall
    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: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    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 Francisco, 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: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: Garage Door
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    Comment: We have a 2-story row house with an enclosed front patio but inaccessible sides. The house front; garage door, front, and side; patio walls; and the street door and door from the patio into the house need to be painted. We want to keep the current color scheme with the two pedestrian doors a separate color from everything else.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ 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: 1650 sq ft home
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    Comment: Thank you for having conversation with me about my painting project. I'm looking forward to receiving your proposal for our front of house refurbishment and paint project. This is the information I have been gleaning and sharing with perspective bidders like you AND please forgive me for any repetitive information you may find within this email. Standard Exterior Preparation : Paint preparation shall be performed per Federal, City and State laws regarding lead-based paint, including proper disposal of said paint debris, IF any is found. 1. Scrape and sand windows, casings, garage and side to meters doors, molding and trim. 2. Remove loose paint from stucco. 3, Prime stucco and all items as listed in 1. and 2. above. 4. Re-glase windows, re-nail molding and trim as needed. Horizontal siding is to be caulked on all the vertical joints. 5. Re-prime all repaired areas. Depressions will be filled with filler epoxy. 6. Finish paint stucco, garage door and side door to basement, windows, moldings and trim with two coats of paint on front of house plus walls up the stairs to house front door. Front door gets a sanding prep and clear varnish. 7. I understand that it is advisible to choose light paint colors for then house. 8. Maintainance of excellent clean up as project progresses to completion following EPA standards. 9. The chosen company will also need to be licensed by the Contractors State License Board of California, bonded and carry full insurance in the State of California. 10. The bid includes work on the side of the house from front to back that overlooks the neighbors house to the south of our house. Permission has already been granted to stand on the neighbors roof to perform the work. 11. Protect area from contamination by maintaining an enclosed and secure scaffolding with tight netting so that no paint remnants fly into the air or neighbors yards. 12. Provide written notice of work to adjacent neighbors. 13. Pressure / power
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Refinish 4 wooden kitchen chairs.

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