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    Classic Painters and Dry Wall Repair, LLC Logo
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    Drywall Repair, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting , and 9 more

    "Earl's work is outstanding. He paints and stains like an artist with such talent and professionalism. He is so talented and cares about the end result. He has manners and cares about the customer. He is highly skilled and a good person on top of that. What a find!"

    Mary J D. in May 2023

    FI
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    Interior Painting

    "Fantastic from start to finish. Sean is a stand up individual who values transparency, honestly, and hard work. Season completed the job when he said he would, as he said he would, at the price he stated. Couldn’t have had a better experience. Highly recommend!"

    Garrett D. in April 2024

    RR
    Ambridge, PA·

    VCT / LVT / Carpet tile, Drywall repairs, Cabinetry , and 2 more

    "Fantastic company and owner to do business with.All questions were answered and job scope explained in detail. Work was top notch quality,and extremely clean. Job turned out great and was completed quickly.From the time of getting a bid to completion of work, Owner was involved and onsite, definitely felt we were getting a quality job from a company that takes pride in their work and doesn't cut corners. Would recommend them to anyone needing repair work especially doors."

    Matt R. in December 2023

    JS
    APOLLO, PA·

    Painting, Handyman Services, Wood Decks, Porches, Fences

    "Very punctual,professional,courteous with good attention to detail"

    Ben B. in January 2024

    Stough Painting & Contracting Logo
    Aliquippa, PA·

    Residential Painting

    "Glen and his team did an outstanding job. Glen kept me abreast of the project by sharing pictures and negotiating reasonable rates for all the work completed. The finished project is phenomenal. The house is almost 100 years old and they were able to restore it to its original glory. The detail and care his team put into the project is appreciated. I would definitely recommend this company and I would also use them again."

    Michelle H. in May 2023

    JC
    Elizabeth, PA·

    Tile: Natural Stone (Granite, Marble, Slate, Quartz, etc) - Install, Tile: Ceramic and Porcelain - Install, Laminate Wood or Stone Floor - Install

    "Very professional, thorough, quiet, cleaned up well, very nice to work with and excellent drywall repair and repaint job."

    Elizabeth A. in October 2017

    BA

    "Alec is great! I have hired him twice now for various tasks and both times he was on time, super personable and got everything done in the time frame I was provided. I'm very happy with the results. Affordable is an accurate part of the name. I will hire again and pass along his name to friends and family."

    Meghan K. in June 2024

    RN

    "Did a great job. Outcome was as desired. Fenced in back yard with aluminum rail fence. Also installed Simtek panels to an existing fence. Very happy with the outcome. Very communicative with frequent updates during the process."

    Tad C. in June 2024

    H

    Drywall, General Handyman Services, Bathrooms , and 1 more

    "The Handy Express employees were great! They were so efficient and thorough . I smelled something burning in my light switch and the lights in the ceiling kept blinking. I was worried about a possible fire. They were concerned about our safety and arrived right away. They did a great Job! I highly recommend them."

    Donna M. in December 2023

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How much do painting & staining companies typically cost?

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Average
    $740
  • Typical Range
    $419 - $1,102
  • Low End - High End
    $250 - $1,467

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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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 02/05/24
    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): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Other
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Interior door(s)
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    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: My small bathroom needs to be repainted. I had it painted about 5 years ago, and the person did a lousy job, using only one coat of paint. The baseboards were neglected and need to be painted, too. I have several other paint jobs at the house that I'd love to get quotes for in the future (including a large stairwell and some exterior trim painting), but I'm on a budget and starting small.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Glue splitting board and refinish maple kitchen table
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Want a quote to paint living room and dining room
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/28/24
    New color: Lighter than existing color
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Quantity of cabinet doors: 20 - 29 Doors
    Location of cabinets: Kitchen cabinets
    Comment: Hi! I have old, outdated cabinets that are functional, but need livened up a bit. Also, there is no hardware on the cabinet doors and I'd like to add some.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/25/24
    Features to be painted/stained: Other
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/17/24
    Desired Completion Date: Urgent (1-2 days)
    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): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Comment: 2 story 2 bedroom house
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Furniture / Object
    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): 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: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/12/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/09/24
    Desired Completion Date: Urgent (1-2 days)
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    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
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Date: 01/07/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Other
    Comment: Our front door is original to our house (1920) and needs some TLC... Refinishing and some help with splitting in one panel.

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