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    JO

    "Friendly, professional, thorough, and reasonably priced."

    RAY M. in November 2023

    Big Surf Painting Logo
    Fishers, IN·

    "Jason is extremely knowledgeable, perfection, very courteous. We are maintaining their services for our house!"

    Gina E. in February 2023

    DR
    Mooresville, IN·

    Flooring, Painting, Tile

    "Steve Durham was absolutely fantastic! In a time of need, he helped us tremendously from start to finish with a brand, new, gorgeous bathroom, new drywall and ceiling after a flood in the basement, and installing a gorgeous new wooden floor. He is as good as they come, as a remodeler, and also as a person and a professional."

    Trevor P. in June 2024

    Picture Perfect Paint LLC Logo
    Indianapolis, IN·

    exterior painting, interior painting

    "Dry good crew. Will hire them again."

    Jerry P. in August 2022

    CC
    Indianapolis, IN·

    Painting, Handyman

    "Cristian and team were amazing! They did a number of tedious tasks quickly and with high efficiency (from painting full rooms, to laying carpet, to fixing broken tiles on the fireplace). I will definitely be using them again for anything I may need!"

    Layla W. in May 2023

    Vick's Painting Logo
    Greenwood, IN·

    Exterior Home or Structure - Paint or Stain, Interior Painting or Staining: 1 - 2 Rooms

    "Had a very good experience with Vick's. Always followed through with answering text to finished my project all in one day. Also, worked with Chris and he couldn't have been nicer to work with"

    Mary G. in April 2022

    Sowynet LLC Logo
    Indianapolis, IN·

    Additions and Remodels, Whole House Painting Service

    "They work very hard to give you exactly what you want. Good communication. Very respectful of your home. They finished the job within the specified time frame. I WILL hire them again for more jobs. Highly recommend!"

    Dana F. in June 2023

    CP
    Norristown, PA·

    Cabinet Refinishing, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "CertaPro did a fast and good job. I'm pleased with the outcome."

    Amy W. in December 2011

    Painter1 of Indianapolis Logo
    Avon, IN·

    Home Repainting * Remodels * and Much More!, Interior Painting * Exterior Painting * Cabinet Painting

    "Nice people from beginning to end kitchen cabinets look great"

    Jan T. in March 2022

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • Indianapolis, Indiana Average
    $2,431
  • Typical Range
    $1,349 - $3,414
  • Low End - High End
    $675 - $5,750

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

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    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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