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    Marin Painting Specialists Logo

    In business since 1997

    San Rafael, CA·

    Interior House Painting, Exterior House Painting

    About us: "With over 20 years of experience in the paintingindustry, we are the experts you need to take care of your home or business. We handle everything from room oainting to esterior house painting. We will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give Marin Painting Specialists, a call today, we look forward to working with you."

    Custom Quality Creations Logo
    Rohnert Park, CA·

    Painting and Staining, Powerwashing

    "My kitchen has been transformed. The painted cabinets look perfect. Fransico and his team are very professional and helpful with recommendations."

    Lisa H. in December 2018

    FP
    Novato, CA·

    Painting

    "Waldo has a great time and worked with off and in for 8 years. Pricing very competitive and really good advise plus completion project. Projects he helped us with was replacing rotted big supporting beam, reenforcing balconies, painting, deck staining and replacing big windows. Lots of repairs of rotted wood. Sandra"

    Sandra V. in July 2022

    Eduardo Alonso Martinez Ortiz Logo
    Santa Rosa, CA·

    Painting

    "Eduardo was great to work with. He was on time, on budget, and did a great job cleaning up. We had a bathroom ceiling painted and our hall and entry way. I would highly recommend."

    Erin L. in December 2021

    EG
    Richmond, CA·

    Painting, Remodeling, Painting , and 1 more

    "Very responsive and reasonable price!"

    Mandy J. in December 2023

    Deco Painting Company Logo
    San Rafael, CA·

    Staining, Painting, Varnishing , and 2 more

    "excellent work patching up a wall and ceiling as well as painting a bathroom and kitchen. Very pleasant and good at keeping things clean."

    glenn gilbert G. in May 2018

    CP
    San Rafael, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "Daily check ins on progress and what remains, courteous staff, good daily cleanup, recommend this company."

    Rob R. in February 2022

    BT
    Mount Shasta, CA·

    Remolding, Painting, Kitchen Remodeling , and 1 more

    "He did an excellent job. He was very professional."

    Brian S. in June 2023

    EG

    In business since 2022

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet your 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 a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    SP
    Oakland, CA·

    Painting

    "Professional, good price, and solid painting."

    Alex L. in May 2023

    LB

    In business since 2018

    Santa Rosa, CA·

    Remodelation, T-Bar, Residential , and 2 more

    About us: "L Briseno Construction 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."

    NP

    In business since 1999

    Pinole, CA·

    Painting

    About us: "Nor-Cal 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. We use top quality materials to insure a long lasting job. All work is guaranteed for 1 year."

    Journey Builders Logo
    San Jose, CA·

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

    "We have had some storm damage on our singles since El Nino hit us in 2018. Ever since, weâ ve been having leaks, and I honestly didnâ t bother getting it fixed. That was a big mistake on my end because recently weâ ve been experiencing some mold growth in our attic & ceiling. Thatâ s when I made the call to Journey Builders, and they ended up repairing my shingles and taking care of the mold problem. It was a great experience working with Manny, he really saved me from a big headache."

    Dave . in March 2023

    AP

    In business since 2022

    Santa Rosa, CA·

    Interior and Exterior Painting, Powerwashing, Cabinet Refinishing

    About us: "Anthony's Painting offers quality services to clients at reasonable prices. Our courteous staff has the professional tools and experience necessary to help with your home projects. We specialize in interior and exterior painting, cabinet refinishing and powerwashing. Call today to get in touch with our staff, and to learn more about what we have to offer!"

    GL
    San Anselmo, CA·

    Interior Surfaces - Paint or Stain- For Business, Exterior Building - Paint or Stain - For Business, Painting or Staining - Small Projects for Residential and Commercial , and 2 more

    "Francis and the whole Greenline crew was a pleasure to work with. They stayed on schedule and provided a quality finish. They painted entire indoor area including trim, then needed to return to paint newly installed baseboards throughout. Attention to detail was incredible and the place looks like a gem. I would definitely hire them again."

    Dennis E. in January 2018

    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

    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."

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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 Rafael Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 256 reviews of 256 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in San Rafael, CA

  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Type of project: Paint
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    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 Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: I don't know
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/25/24
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Business
    Painting Needs:: Walls
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/20/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: Garage exterior
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    Comment: Haven’t painted in a decade. Need a refresh on the stucco and paint.
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/17/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Stone Veneer
    Number of Stories: One story
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/16/24
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Rooms to be Painted: Bedroom(s)
    Painting Needs:: Walls
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for BED PAINT
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/12/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Historical Work: No
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 5
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/10/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Interior door(s)
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Comment: apartment 870 square feet to be painted no ceiling
  • Project Location: San Rafael, CA
    Date: 01/09/24
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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