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    Palm Construction, Inc. Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Decks, Roofing

    "I had a great experience working with Mike, Ken, Keren and the Palm Construction crew on the remodel of my 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in San Francisco. They did major work on my bathroom (completely gutted it) and kitchen (beautiful new cabinets and countertop/backsplash) with updated plumbing and electricity. They also installed recessed light in all the rooms and updated the floors throughout. My apartment feels so much more spacious and light, and I love being home. Every person I interacted with was professional and kind. Mike was extremely patient with me and my countless questions along with mini anxiety attacks as this was my first remodel. Ken was also very communicative and between him and Mike, I felt like I was in the care of friends. The designer they work with, Keren, is also amazing, kind and has fantastic taste. One of the most impressive parts (among many) is that they were able to complete all this work in six weeks, all up to SF code, and would have been faster had shelter in place not started. I highly recommend Palm Construction and would work with them again in the future!"

    Melissa Y. in May 2020

    Eddie's Painting Logo

    In business since 2020

    San Rafael, CA·

    Painting

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

    PP

    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!"

    Coca Painting Logo
    San Francisco, CA·

    Painting

    "Coca painting has a lot experiences , with excellent customer services . He knows what heâ s doing."

    Luis S. in May 2023

    AP

    In business since 2019

    Pinole, CA·

    Painting

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    LW

    "Mr. Washington did a great job for me! I hired him to install a door and paint the door and he went above and beyond and I am satisfied."

    Grace T. in August 2018

    CC
    South San Francisco, CA·

    Painting

    "Great job customer satisfaction is important for them."

    bella W. in March 2022

    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

    MP

    In business since 2019

    About us: "Melgar's Painting We’re a locally owned and operated company with over 25 years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity and treat your property as if it were our own. We offer a variety of Home Improvement services that are customizable to each individual project. We specialize in painting, powerwashing and home improvements. along with a variety of other projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

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How much do painting & staining companies typically cost?

  • San Francisco, California Average
    $997
  • Typical Range
    $441 - $1,722
  • Low End - High End
    $250 - $3,000

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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  • NewProject Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 06/01/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Amount of work: A single project
    Project Description: Exterior painting
    Nature of Work: Repairs
  • NewProject Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/30/23
    Features to be painted/stained: Fireplace
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Old brick fireplace I would like limed washed.
  • NewProject Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/28/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Features to be painted/stained: Furniture / Object
    Comment: I recently purchased a bed frame and I would like to have this painted black. The floor is carpeted so I would prefer to have this done outside the apartment.
  • NewProject Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/27/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Features to be painted/stained: Fireplace
    Comment: Old brick fireplace I would like limed washed.
  • NewProject Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/26/23
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    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
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/22/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Features to be painted/stained: Furniture / Object
    Comment: I need a aluminum bookcase painted black
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/21/23
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    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
    Comment: I need the front of my house painted. I need a bonded,insured company. It is 2 stories and is stucco.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/16/23
    Fence length: 100 - 199 ft.
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Project Type: Re-stain existing fence
    Location: Home/Residence
    Fence height: 6-8 feet
    Historical Work: No
    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 Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/10/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/10/23
    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 painting the floor. In one room of his house. ITs about 400 sq ft
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/10/23
    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).: Fireplace
    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: We are trying get the interior of our house painted while we are living in it with lots of furnitures. We also want the door, some window frames and baseboards cleaned and painted.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/09/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Other
    Comment: I would like to get an estimates for Paint or Stain Single Items I bough paint to paint a bathroom floor is for a special tile please call me for more details about the project.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/08/23
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Check off each feature that will need to be painted/stained. (Check all that apply).: Interior door(s)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/06/23
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    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
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 05/06/23
    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).: Interior door(s)
    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.

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