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    Ivan's Painting and Restoration Logo
    Terre Hill, PA·

    Repair, Clean and Seal Decks, Porches, Patios Concrete Floors and Fences, Custom Exterior and Interior Painting and Staining, Wall paper removal , and 2 more

    "Ivan was very professional. He power washed the deck and stained it, power washed the siding to remove green, power washed the downstairs patio and sealed it and filled in cracks and gaps with cement. did some re-sealing on the deck and front porch. I was very pleased with the work Ivan did and highly recommend him."

    Joan M. in August 2019

    D Design Woodworking Logo
    Pottsville, PA·

    Custom Furniture Building, Saturdays available by Appointment Only

    "The quality of the repair was great"

    Mary R. in November 2023

    DL
    Shillington, PA·

    Gutters guards installation, Drywall & Plaster, Bathroom remodel , and 1 more

    "Hired Duenas Management for a master bathroom renovation and the work expanded into multiple other projects from there"

    Nigel H. in October 2023

    AC
    Wernersville, PA·

    carpentry, handyman, painting

    "They did a great job. Showed up early, kept me informed and completed the job as scheduled."

    Destination Realty L. in May 2023

    L & B Services LLC Logo
    Pottstown, PA·

    "Showed up on time.finished work quickly. Polite and courteous. Would definitely use again."

    James W. in January 2024

    GS
    Willow Street, PA·

    Carpet Cleaning, Painting, Janitorial Services , and 2 more

    "They were prompt honest on time and did a heck of a job. If you want your job done in amazing fashion than gold star cleaning is who you should call.. they should be named 5 star cleaning. I highly recommend their services."

    JOSE S. in December 2018

    DL
    East Petersburg, PA·

    Painting

    "Daryl and his son did a terrific job painting 5 rooms, closets, and repair of wall damage. All for a great price. Would definitely hire again."

    Safiyah S. in March 2024

    AW
    Bernville, PA·

    bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, out door living areas , and 2 more

    "They are a hard working couple"

    Richard W. in June 2019

    JP
    Lancaster, PA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    About us: "With over 10 years of experience serving Pennsylvania, Joey's Painting and Contracting is your solution for all your home improvement needs. We take great pride in our extreme professionalism, timeliness and superior customer service on every job. We make sure to develop a lasting relationship so that the next time service is needed there will be no question on who to call. Satisfaction guaranteed!"

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How much do painting & staining companies typically cost?

  • Reading, Pennsylvania Average
    $753
  • Typical Range
    $613 - $1,209
  • Low End - High End
    $400 - $1,468

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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Reading Painting Contractors are rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 85 reviews of 85 pros.

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  • Interior door(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Furniture/object
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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Reading, PA

  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Type of project: Paint
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Paubt exterior siding in my house
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Other
    Comment: We are looking for someone to paint our asbestos siding outside. Looking for quotes. First one I received seemed extremely expensive.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Features to be painted/stained: Other
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/14/24
    New color: Darker than existing color
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Quantity of cabinet doors: 10 - 19 Doors
    Location of cabinets: Kitchen cabinets
    Comment: Kitchen cabinets are white I would like to redo them a greyish blue color
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/13/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Table marble paint

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