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    Advanced Home Coatings Logo

    In business since 2000

    Chula Vista, CA·

    Epoxy, Staining, Painting , and 2 more

    About us: "Advanced Home Coatings is your number one choice for all your home improvement needs. Our commitment to quality is second to none, and we guarantee your complete satisfaction. We enjoy creating long term relationships with each of our clients, and we look forward to working with you!"

    CSR Painting Logo
    Valley Center, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "They did a great job. From initial quote to finished project. Would definitely hire CSR again."

    Maureen O. in October 2018

    UP

    In business since 1994

    San Diego, CA·

    painting

    About us: "we pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all the work we perform. We are experts and will always keep you educated about the work process. We look forward to earning your business."

    CG Pro Painting Logo
    Chula Vista, CA·

    Painting

    "As an Interior Design Firm I must rely on trades to represent our firm and our desire to please the client and give them the best possible service. We know we can always count on CG PRO PAINTING SERVICES Painting and Improvements for this service. They are outstanding in terms of professionalism, work ethic, and final results. I recently dealt with them on a project and they gave me the best possible service. When it comes to any painting and wallpapering project we look no further than CG PRO PAINTING SERVICES."

    Roy . in November 2022

    Precision Painting Plus of San Diego Logo
    Garden City, NY·

    Exterior Painting - Residential and Commercial, Interior Painting - Residential and Commercial

    "Andres responded to my inquiry immediately. We set up an appointment to meet the next day. He arrived on time and the estimate was very competitive. We agreed to start immediately. He and his crew were respectful of us and our property. They did an excellent job. If we had questions he responded immediately. Any concerns we had were taken care of without hesitation. I would highly recommend Precision Pros to anyone looking for professional painters"

    Steve B. in March 2023

    Straitline Painting, Inc. Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Interior Painting, Porcelain, cast iron, tile & fiberglass refinishing, Exterior Painting

    "While cost is always an issue, and Straitline was very reasonable for a full 2 story house, I put a premium on quality and customer service. Cody's team was very professional and courteous throughout the whole process. I was explained everything prior, during and after the project. They were did a great quality job and left the job site clean. I would strongly recommend Straitline for your painting needs and I will be using them at some point again for my interior painting needs."

    Pizano R. in November 2015

    SP

    In business since 2022

    Chula Vista, CA·

    House Painting

    About us: "We’re a locally owned and operated company with 20+ years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity, and stand behind our work. We specialize in both interior and exterior residential and commercial painting projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    CertaPro Painters of La Jolla Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Interior and Exterior Residential Painting, Interior and Exterior Residential Painting *, Stucco Repairs * Power Washing * , and 2 more

    "The time estimates were a little off - the job took longer than we were initially told. Better to provide more realistic goals up front, or to give a range of possible durations."

    Jane D. in July 2022

    Palm Construction, Inc. Logo
    San Lorenzo, CA·

    Remodeling

    "I got few leaks in the roof that was an issue for us during the winter, the company I called to repair asked me For almost twenty thousand dollars just for A repair so I decided to get more bids, palm construction representative check our roof from above and from the attic, I understand that our old wood tiles roof are originally installed straight on the beams with no plywood! I decided to go with a professional job and I did a good decision! I m happy with our new roof!"

    Mariana L. in December 2020

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • San Diego, California Average
    $3,471
  • Typical Range
    $2,283 - $4,931
  • Low End - High End
    $791 - $7,000

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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