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    RS

    In business since 2016

    Rolling Meadows, IL·

    About us: "At, Rock Solid Construction Remodeling Inc. we make dreams come true. With over 25 years of experience, this phrase has become more than a catchy slogan. It's simply the way we do business. Rock Solid Construction Remodeling does everything from custom home building and remodeling to small commercial build outs. We offer quality, professionalism and competitive pricing for every job, regardless of project size. Customer satisfaction is our primary goal. Rock Solid Construction Remodeling, Inc. looks forward to making your dream a reality."

    OT
    Chicago, IL·

    "Great experience! A very thorough and careful professional. Excellent communication and I greatly appreciated that he fit our small job so quickly into his schedule."

    Katy M. in January 2023

    EI

    In business since 2015

    Chicago, IL·

    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 of our projects no matter how big or small. We are experts in our trade and will always keep you educated on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"

    Pivaral Properties Logo

    "The service that I have received over the last ten years has been thorough and they have consistently provided high-quality work. They are trustworthy and flexible. They accommodate to my schedule and follow my instructions. I would highly recommend this company to anyone!"

    stephanie G. in December 2022

    EA

    In business since 2005

    Chicago, IL·

    Handyman

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. We offer a variety of home improvement services that are customized to each individual project. 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!"

    CM

    In business since 2021

    Chicago, IL·

    Trim, Painting, Doors

    About us: "Welcome to Color Magic Brush, Inc.! We are committed to exceeding your expectations. As experts, we will handle your needs with the high quality expertise, that your home or business deserves. We offer competitive prices, and customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Call us now!"

    AP
    Chicago, IL·

    Painting

    "They are professional and did a great job, I would recommend for anyone looking for painting work."

    Phil O. in August 2021

    Williamson Property Group, LLC Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Kitchen Remodel, Television Wall Mount Installation, Bathroom Remodel , and 2 more

    "I had Mr. Williamson and his wonderful team install 4 interior doors and change a light fixture in my dining room. The professionalism and customer service was stellar. They arrived on time and was very respectful of my home. What impressed me beyond the customer service was the level of expertise and the master carpenter's attention to detail. I am so pleased with Williamson Property Group that I already on their waitlist for a future project I want them to do for me. I highly recommend this company."

    Chuck W. in October 2021

    JP

    In business since 2010

    Chicago, IL·

    Appliance Repair, Hvac, Painting , and 2 more

    About us: "With over 12 years of experience as a home improvement contractor, Jahzeel Paint Great, is who you need to take care of your home. We handle everything from the initial consultation to making sure your property looks perfect every single time. We will always treat your property as we would treat our own, and you will be surprised how simple and easy our team will make the whole process seem. Give our team a call today. We're looking forward to working with you!"

    KP

    In business since 2021

    Chicago, IL·

    painting

    About us: "Kareem is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    D & S Contracting Services Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Painting

    "Prompt, courteous, and professional."

    Helen J. in December 2022

    NL
    Chicago, IL·

    drywall, Vinyl planks, Laminate , and 1 more

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and treats your home as if it were our own. We offer a variety of General Contractor Home Improvement services that are customizable to each individual project. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships and guarantee your satisfaction."

    Northside Pro's Home Repairs & Renovations Logo

    In business since 2017

    Chicago, IL·

    Painting, Drywall, Tile , and 2 more

    About us: "With over 5 years of experience, Northside Pros Home Repairs & Renovations is committed to excellence every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests and make their concerns the basis of our business. Call us today!"

    WL
    Chicago, IL·

    snow removal, Tree Trimming, Lawncare , and 1 more

    "Exceeded the expectations of excellent customer service. Wecycle was punctual and completed every task above my expectations. I’ve recommended Wecycle to so many of my family and friends and we continue to do so!"

    Doris F. in March 2022

    J Family Design Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    Electric, Painting and Decorating, Remodeling (Kitchen cabinets, bathrooms, floors)

    "J Family Design repaired our subfloor, installed drywall, laminate and base boards, and repainted our basement unit living room and kitchen. We needed our project done right away and Dusan had the estimate to me when promised and was able to get workers started a day earlier than initially discussed. We own a vintage building and he clearly explained any issues he ran into and got approval on all expenses before moving forward. The final work looks fantastic! Dusan and his team were professional and friendly. I have already recommended them to friends and family."

    Monica B. in April 2019

    AP
    Orland Park, IL·

    Painting, Drywall, Staining , and 3 more

    "Honestly one of the best experiences i have had working with someone. From the first step on talking on the phone through Angie's list till the finishing of the job, I am very pleased. Firstly, communication and knowledge of the job was quite extensive. He helped explain the process and used the best materials for the job. Time and effectiveness was absolutely amazing. Finishing the whole house paint in 1.5 days and the kitchen cabinet in 2 days. He would show up with this team everyday on time and work diligently. I was never disturbed while they were here. Thirdly, the work ethic is just absolutely amazing. They went above and beyond for every request. If I had some comments after the job was done, Nerman would listen diligently and help fix it. He made sure we were satisfied with the job, and that we are. Also, very clean and nothing got dirty either. They covered the whole area very smoothly and I did not have to worry about cleaning. I hired him for first painting the house, then rehired him for the cabinets, and planning on rehiring him again for exterior painting. Truly, words cannot describe how happy I am with the job."

    Mirza B. in April 2023

    BD
    Chicago, IL·

    Interior Painting

    "I met them when I was a manager of an apartment complex. I rehired him to be my decorator. He helped me get those apartments painted, but also helped with other things. He was also a boon t my business, because not only were the apartments fresh and clean, but even the tenants mentioned how good the paintwork is. He is a master painter. He works with your budget and he understands your needs. Punctual, on time. He is a 5 all around!"

    Erol A. in July 2021

    RF
    Wheaton, IL·

    Faux Finishes, Interior & Exterior Work, WallCovering , and 2 more

    "Peter Franz painted our oak kitchen cabinets a beautiful off-white, and also painted the walls of our living room, dining room, halls and stairway. He did a beautiful job and was very meticulous with his work. He has been doing this for over 30 years and his experience shows. Very professional, friendly, timely, and I would recommend him highly."

    Diane T. in February 2021

    RP

    In business since 1998

    Chicago, IL·

    Painting, Drywall

    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!"

    SW
    Chicago, IL·

    Carpentry, Painting

    "Great Team to work with. Good budgeting process and they stick to it. So glad I did hire them"

    Jose P. in February 2022

    DR
    Chicago, IL·

    "He is punctual, reliable, on time, and someone who you can count on."

    Chris V. in March 2023

    FD
    Chicago, IL·

    Interior Painting, Drywall, Exterior Painting

    "Sergio and Jose both did a tremendous job of painting our house with all its doors and windows and baseboards. They are very thorough and worked tirelessly and got the job done in a few days. Totally reliabale and always made sure to clean up area once done. We are very happy with their work and would highly recommend them and even use them for future projects."

    Daisy D. in September 2018

    Pepe’s Painting Company Logo
    Chicago, IL·

    *Damage* repair plaster or drywall peeling chipping scuffs and water damage, smoke stains, Experts in our field and well versed at Historic refinishing and repair, *Painting*Professionals* Interiors and Exterior all paints and stains big and small projects , and 2 more

    "Frank was very professional did a great job at affordable price"

    JoAnna V. in May 2022

    SP
    Chicago, IL·

    Interior Trim & Decorative Moldings-Finish Carpentry, Power Washing, Interior/Exterior Painting Services , and 1 more

    "Fabulous! I wish there was a 10 star option for this company. I have worked with them many times. Quality professionals! Trustworthy. Bit of a miracle worker too! Brought the siding on my house and the wood on my deck back to life."

    Donna P. in October 2020

    OC
    Chicago, IL·

    Additions and Remodels

    "He did a great job and I would definitely recommend his service."

    Mike X. in November 2021

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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.

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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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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Chicago, IL

  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/23/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/23/23
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Other / I don't know
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    What do you want to paint?: Other
    Comment: Exterior window trim on front of two story home needs painting
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: Under 1500 sqft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: One story
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    Comment: The deck needs to be sanded. We would prefer painting rather than staining.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: Hi, Some of the area paintings pealed. I would like to cover up the area with the same color of paint.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    Location: Home/Residence
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4 rooms
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Over 3000 square feet
    Surface Material: Brick
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: Shutters and / or a front door
    Comment: I would like to have the exterior door (with two sidelites) refinished.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: I don't know
    Comment: Need two outdoor basketball courts painted. Lines only!!
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Surface Material: Wood
    Square Footage: I don't know
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    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: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: Over 3000 square feet
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: Other
    Comment: We are looking to have the window frames painted on the exterior of our house. Front has two bay windows and a smaller window. Back has two bay windows. Split between the first and second floor.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    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.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    House Occupancy: Furnished and unoccupied
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4 rooms
    Location: Home/Residence
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Rooms to be Painted: Whole house
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Chicago, IL
    Date: 06/22/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: We bought a house and want it painted before we move in

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