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    Las Mela's Painting Co. Logo
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Power wash, Painting

    "Jasmine and her team members were responsive, always professional and delivered great value. The painter who did most of the work was incredibly timely and professional. He and his partner in the second day of the work completed the work very efficiently and left the house with everything neat and clean. A very professional and precise painting job."

    Chris P. in November 2021

    FI
    Mount Prospect, IL·

    Pressure Washing, DECK AND FENCE STAINING, CABINET PAINTING , and 2 more

    "They came did their job and weâ re very professional"

    Tom R. in November 2023

    MFG Painting, LLC Logo

    "Marcus was pleasant, and showed up on time as promised. He did fantastic work. Highly recommended."

    Kevin D. in November 2023

    BC

    painting, Electrical, Basement finishing , and 7 more

    "Project was done in a timely manner , Great communication . Job well done ."

    Sharmetta W. in March 2024

    JR
    ADDISON, IL·

    "Jamie was great ..excellent work, fast and well done. Would recommend"

    Robert G. in April 2024

    Refresh and Remodel, LLC Logo
    Glenview, IL·

    Commercial and Residential Painting

    "Refresh and Remodel Iâ  d like to give 6 stars for value, trust and quality. We have a $900,000 home we gave them the keys, they were totally by themselves and I didnâ  t feel concerned whatsoever. At the end of the project, perfect, not one drop of paint on the floor or furniture. We will be hiring them again. Highly recommended. Bottom line, They were professional, courteous, friendly and trustworthy individuals."

    Amy B. in October 2022

    LS

    Handyman, Painting, Painting , and 2 more

    "We absolutely love Luis's professionalism, kindness, and honesty. When Luis approached me on Angi, to be honest, I was not sure, simply how little review he has. But like any great business or profile, it needs to start somewhere.... and I am so glad we hired Luis to paint and stain our deck. When we were getting estimates, many people have given all kind of estimates. Some will only do one coat, some won't even sand for us. But Luis came in with saying he would do everything with a very competitive price. Besides, everything that he shared with us about how to treat the wood or types of paint is on point (I did my own research too). Last but most importantly, Luis is not pushy at all, he provide his professional opinion and lets you decide! So glad we found Luis, and we are already talking about using him again for our fence. Bot side of our neighbor were so impress with our 'new' deck and want to engage Luis too."

    Danny A. in April 2024

    Del Angel Painting & Drywall Logo
    Waukegan, IL·

    Painting

    "They did a color match from a paint chip. On the day of work, they brought another person to make sure they had enough help to complete the job quickly. A pro crew and work done right."

    Stephen R. in November 2021

    Matiz Color, Inc. Logo
    Benseville, IL·

    Paint, Drywall

    "Very hard working,on time, and makes sure that my over all experience is met 5â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸"

    Erica C. in September 2019

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • Chicago, Illinois Average
    $2,668
  • Typical Range
    $1,395 - $4,227
  • Low End - High End
    $500 - $6,350

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.

We make finding a painter easy. Simple use our directory to find a painter. Here you can browse local pros, check their reviews and do your first screening without ever having to call. We’ve also prescreened all the pros for you, to give you peace of mind.

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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Things to Consider Before You Hire a Painter:

What do you want to paint?

  • More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
  • Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
  • The exterior trim
  • A deck or porch
  • A fence
  • Shutters and / or a front door
  • Garage exterior
  • Garage Door
  • Other

What is the approximate living square footage of your home?

    What is the primary exterior surface material of your home?

      How many stories is your home?

        Which best describes the condition of your walls?

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