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Exterior Home Painters in San Francisco, CA

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    "All employees were Extremely professional and finished the project in a timely manner! Highly recommended."

    Martin C. in October 2023

    Coca Painting Logo
    San Francisco, CA·

    Painting

    "Awesome company! They did a fantastic job of painting the interior and exterior of my house. I had actually hired a different painter for the exterior a month ago, but they did not do a good job of scraping off the old paint and sealing the cracks. Coca was able to fix everything so that it looks pristine. They also helped me with a bunch of minor repairs, everything from fixing sliding doors that had rusted from disuse to resealing my sinks. This is a small family business, and their rates are extremely reasonable. Plus the icing on the cake is that they are incredibly nice people!"

    Davina C. in June 2023

    Lamorinda Painting Logo
    Lafayette, CA·

    Power Washing, Drywall Repair, Interior Painting , and 2 more

    "Great quality work, prompt and friendly service!"

    Dom S. in June 2021

    Bay Area Painting & Decorating Logo
    San Francisco, CA·

    "We hired this company to paint our entire home. We had a lot of chipped paint and this company did such an amazing job! I have hired them to do my other properties. After they painted my home, I had a lot of my neighbors ask me for their contact information to do their home. My home looks great. Iâ ve gotten so many compliments."

    Diana G. in November 2023

    Blue Custom Painting, Inc. Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Interior or Exterior Painting or Staining - Small Projects, Exterior Surfaces - Powerwashing, Interior Painting or Staining: 1 - 2 Rooms , and 2 more

    "Rolando is very professional. Arrived on time when he said he would. Workers finished all work requested. Would recommend them to everyone Trustworthy and hard workers."

    Denise M. in November 2017

    Spectrum Pro Painting Corporation Logo
    Daly City, CA·

    "Rogelio and his team did a great job. They were prompt, efficient and gave a very fare price. I would definitely hire Rogelio again!"

    Raquele C. in May 2023

    EG
    Richmond, CA·

    Painting, Remodeling, Painting , and 1 more

    "Very responsive and reasonable price!"

    Mandy J. in December 2023

    SP
    Oakland, CA·

    Painting

    "Very professional, did a quality job. Very flexible."

    Mike R. in May 2023

    PP
    San Francisco, CA·

    About us: "Leave your fears behind when you choose Perfection Painting, for your next painting project. With over 17 years of experience you can trust that your project is going to be completed in a timely fashion and done correctly the first time. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and strive to have every painting project completed to the home owner's expectations!"

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • San Francisco, California Average
    $4,468
  • Typical Range
    $2,509 - $6,406
  • Low End - High End
    $1,300 - $9,800

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?

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