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    Slo Cal Painting Logo
    Morro Bay, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Power Washing and Prep

    "Working with John was a dream, he was reliable and professional. He was very diligent and kept the work place nice and clean. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends, and I will be using him in the future."

    Judith W. in June 2022

    Diamond Finish Painting & Stain, Inc. Logo
    Oceano, CA·

    Professional Painting, Customer Service, Fine FInishes , and 1 more

    "Diamond Finish Painting & Stain just completed our entire interior walls, plus glazed our cabinets, cupboards, drawers and cabinet doors. Wow what an outstanding job! Better than we could ever have imagined. Precision and fantastic painting, and very reliable! Painters were always on time and always cleaned up before leaving each day. Plus, the nicest guys ever! Go with Diamond Finish Painting & Stain! You will be happy you did. The best job EVER!!"

    Jill C. in December 2019

    TC's Precision Painting Logo
    Orcutt, CA·

    Residence to Industrial, Exterior, Painting , and 2 more

    "This was a great experience! Tom Creath made painting the entire interior of my sons' house look so easy. He is a great painter and helped us with color decisions. It has been extraordinary working with him. The quality of his work is perfect. All in all it was a great experience working with such a professional. And his bid was much below others."

    Amy B. in October 2019

    CP

    "Professional, good service and communication, goes to great lengths to insure good quality. I highly recommend this crew."

    John Y. in March 2024

    PC

    In business since 2005

    Santa Margarita, CA·

    General Contractor

    About us: "With over 13 years of experience. We take great pride in our extreme professionalism, timeliness and superior customer service on every job. We develop lasting relationship so that the next time service is needed there’s no question on who to call. Satisfaction guaranteed! Call us today!"

    CC

    In business since 2017

    About us: "Helping transform your interior spaces into an environment suitable to your needs and desires. Offering the ability to paint all surfaces in a variety of finishes including: walls, ceilings, doors, cabinet refinish, cabinet painting, trim, wallpaper removal, and more...."

    PC

    In business since 1997

    Nipomo, CA·

    About us: "Painting Concepts proudly serves its 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. Give us a call today!"

    Brushworks Painting Logo
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Deck Staining and Specialty Finishes, Residential & Commercial Painting, Cabinet Painting and Refinishing , and 2 more

    "Mike and Leo were the painters sent out by Brushworks Paint to paint the trim on my house. Along with the fascia and door trim, there was a lot of redwood trim that needed painting over. They were on time each day and were polite and helpful. All questions from me were answered satisfactorily. They discovered a problem with a previous paint job on the front door and knew how to remedy the situation and the final product was excellent. Both men were a pleasure to work with and eased my anxiety about the job. The finished paint job was more than satisfactory. Monetta"

    Cary S. in October 2014

    EP

    In business since 2015

    About us: "Eco-Clean Painting 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"

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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 Luis Obispo Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 143 reviews of 143 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Project Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Location: Business
    Design Preparation: Have a basic idea of what I want
    To be Painted: Wall(s)
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for We are opening up a cafe in our church, just letters in a wall (a quote)
  • Project Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    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?: 3 - 4 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: I need estimate for interior painting in a tiny home
  • Project Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    Date: 01/22/24
    Design Preparation: Have a basic idea of what I want
    Location: Business
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    To be Painted: Wall(s)
    Comment: We are opening up a cafe in our church
  • Project Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    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): 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 Luis Obispo, CA
    Date: 01/12/24
    Number of Rooms: 3-4
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    Date: 01/07/24
    Number of Rooms: 3-4
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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