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    MC
    Columbia, MO·

    Tile, Electrical, Electrical , and 2 more

    "Finding someone who is willing to come over on a Saturday evening isnâ  t easy. Finding someone who will go purchase 8 smoke detectors and install them on Saturday night seems impossible. We will definitely use this service for future needs."

    Ann H. in October 2023

    CH
    Columbia, MO·

    Handyman

    "He's the best...Very professional. Will recommend him for all."

    Roxanne F. in April 2022

    TH

    In business since 2000

    Columbia, MO·

    Handyman

    About us: "We are 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."

    AC
    Columbia, MO·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "He has worked for me for over fifteen years. He has done hundreds of jobs for me. I will continue using them again and again. I highly recommend them."

    Jeff H. in May 2022

    KC

    In business since 2017

    Columbia, MO·

    Painting, Interior, Exterior

    About us: "We’re a locally owned and operated company with over 7 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. 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!"

    EB

    In business since 2021

    About us: "Evan is good at fixing things, and his goal is to help you! He offers honest and fair prices, He communicates the whole way through. He Does Big and small projects. How can Evan help you?"

    Kohl Renovations LLC Logo
    Jefferson City, MO·

    Framing, Painting, Decks , and 5 more

    "Also, Kohl Renovations built a 10x20 deck. It's gorgeous! We liked working with Brandon so well, we hired him to install lights and outlets throughout the basement. Very professional. Communicated extremely well. Asked all the right questions, so the job was done exactly like I hoped. I'm so happy with both jobs. I would highly recommend Kohl Renovations."

    Carin R. in December 2023

    AC

    In business since 2023

    About us: "With years of experience in the Landscaping industry, Triple A Curb Appeal is your industry expert in Centralia. We pride ourselves on our extreme professionalism and attention to detail. Our customer satisfaction guarantee will assure you we will not leave your property until you are completely satisfied with our work. As a family owned and operated business you can trust that we will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give us a call today we look forward to working with you!"

    SE
    Fulton, MO·

    Roofing, Siding, Framing and Concrete

    "Hard workers. Focused on the job and got it done."

    Mitchell M. in March 2024

    Good Ole Boys Logo
    Fulton, MO·

    Lawn care and Landscaping of residential and commercial properties, Cleaning properties/waste removal, Your Residential and Commercial, Handyman Specialist , and 2 more

    "He was very helpful and answered all of my questions no judgement and made the whole experience easier"

    Ty W. in April 2022

    AMT Painting, LLC Logo
    Sedalia, MO·

    Painting

    "Very knowledgeable, willing to work with you, very easy to work with, and willing to accommodate to your needs."

    Yuriy L. in December 2022

    CC
    Buckner, MO·

    Carpentry, Handyman Jobs, Electrical Repairs and Installation , and 5 more

    "Matt did superb work on our siding repair at a reasonable price. Fine job by a fine young man."

    Dick K. in December 2017

    EA

    In business since 1980

    Columbia, MO·

    painting

    About us: "We take great pride 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 the start to the 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."

    Time N Purpose Lawn Care, LLC Logo

    In business since 2022

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

    IC

    "Mr. Forshee is a very hard worker, creative, polite, kind, courteous, he is always on time, has attention to detail, he is always happy, and does quality work."

    Tina B. in June 2023

    GR

    In business since 1985

    Tipton, MO·

    Roofing

    About us: "G and R Construction 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."

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How much do painting contractors typically cost?

  • Columbia, Missouri Average
    $1,850
  • Typical Range
    $1,163 - $2,525
  • Low End - High End
    $588 - $3,800

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.

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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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Columbia Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 76 reviews of 76 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Columbia, MO

  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    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
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 02/05/24
    New color: Lighter than existing color
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location of cabinets: Kitchen cabinets
    Quantity of cabinet doors: 30 - 39 Doors
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Kitchen cabinets they are wood now but I want them to be painted off white
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    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): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: Inside only painting for our great room. Have already purchased paint. Just looking for quotes for labor costs. Could potentially add master bedroom and 2 baths to quote depending on total cost.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 02/03/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Comment: Large (5700 sq ft) custom home with cedar siding that needs to be cleaned and resealed and stained.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Comment: Color switch
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 1 - 2 rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Columbia, MO
    Date: 01/13/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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