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    AP
    Chula Vista, CA·

    Interior Painting

    "Dependable and consistent throughout the project. Would gladly recommend to friends and neighbors."

    Bridget C. in December 2019

    Palm Construction, Inc. Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Decks, Roofing

    "The project went great, Mike and his crew were phenomenal, professional, efficient, always on time, communicative and easy to work with. My new deck is brilliant! Thank you guys! Highly recommend Palm Construction!"

    John M. in October 2021

    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!"

    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

    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

    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

    PB
    San Diego, CA·

    Commercial Painting, Custom Painting Services, Interior, exterior Painting , and 2 more

    "I hired Jorge and his team to paint the interior of my townhouse before listing it for sale. They were always on time and completed the project without any additional fees. Jorge came back to do some touch-ups after the new carpet was installed and I couldn't have been happier. My realtor was very impressed with the quality and outcome. Jorge is very meticulous, great attention to detail, and the painting turned out even better than I expected. I recently had him do some work at my condo where a cabinet was removed in the laundry room as well as repair a crack in the wall. The end result looks amazing. I will definitely contact him for any future work."

    Melody A. in November 2021

    JA

    In business since 2019

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    AP
    San Diego, CA·

    Painting

    "I hired "American Painting". They did an excellent job - paid attention to detail and took pride in their! Good price and they worked efficiently and fast."

    ronald H. in June 2017

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How much do painting & staining companies typically cost?

  • San Diego, California Average
    $818
  • Typical Range
    $500 - $1,259
  • Low End - High End
    $250 - $2,050

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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  • NewProject Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 06/01/23
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Some painting, fix tile in bathroom, caulk in bathrooms, secure 1 outlet, provide a new light in bathroom, jack up kitchen cabinets
  • NewProject Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 06/01/23
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Furniture / Object
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 06/01/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Features to be painted/stained: Interior door(s)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/31/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Features to be painted/stained: Other
    Comment: Power wash and paint a 1500sq ft roof. Ceramic tile roof
  • NewProject Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/31/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    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): Other / I don't know
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/27/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    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
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Other
  • NewProject Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/27/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Features to be painted/stained: Interior door(s)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • NewProject Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/27/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Features to be painted/stained: Interior door(s)
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/25/23
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I want to change the color of my dining table set
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/24/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    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
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/22/23
    Nature of Work: Repairs
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Amount of work: A single project
    Project Description: Exterior painting
    Comment: Window on roof needs spray painting
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/22/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Fence length: 100 - 199 ft.
    Fence height: 4-6 feet
    Project Type: Re-stain existing fence
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    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: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/19/23
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    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): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/19/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for My deck needs to be restained. I also have a pergola that needs to be painted.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/18/23
    New color: Same or similar to existing color
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Location: Home/Residence
    Painting Needs:: Exterior door(s)
    Painting Needs:: Front door
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for garage door paint.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/18/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Chair cushion
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/18/23
    Features to be painted/stained: Other
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for a painter. Paint a metal raceway to match exterior paint two story.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/18/23
    Type of project: Paint
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/15/23
    Type of project: Stain
    New color: Same or similar to existing color
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Painting Needs:: Front door
    Comment: Have double fiberglass entry doors with some areas of mild sun damage. Needs some surface conditioning with TSP (as per mfg) & then touch up with gel stain. Then use of top coat when dry.
  • Project Location: San Diego, CA
    Date: 05/15/23
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Loose arm rest in rocking chair

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