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    EP
    Oakland, CA·

    Painting

    "I'm very pleased with Ethereal Painting They did a great job, their staff was very friendly, careful and detail-oriented."

    Lance H. in October 2023

    LP

    "Fast anf friendly top end service. Diligent and dedicated. Repaired and repainted two bathroom ceilings in about 14 hours over two days. Would definitely use again."

    Douglas R. in December 2023

    Jefferson Painting Logo
    Martinez, CA·

    Drywall Repair, Interior/Exterior Residential Painting, Acoustic Ceiling Removal , and 2 more

    "Jefferson Painting did an amazing job. The outside of our home was overdue for a complete repaint. The entire exterior, detailed trim, railings, doors...all of it! Our job wasn't easy and everything turned out great. Jefferson was a professional, priced the project very competitively, and communicated during the entire project. His team showed up on time, they cleaned up after themselves each day, and paid attention to the details. I highly recommend them. So much so, they are on the calendar to do several interior rooms. A+! You won't be sorry!"

    Anthony D. in June 2023

    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!"

    Cabrera's Painting Logo
    Pacifica, CA·

    Painting Services

    "Byron was very easy to work with. He came promptly at the agreed time and completed the project in the expected time frame with good workmanship. He protected plants, always left the job site tidy and the neighbors were so pleased that he and his fellow worker were quiet. He even painted the front door three times until the exact color I liked was achieved. What patience. I would certainly hire them again."

    Linda T. in November 2023

    MG
    Alameda, CA·

    painting

    "The work was completed in a timely manner. Was open to any changes I had in the trimming. An excellent resource for other household repairs"

    kevin B. in June 2023

    BT
    Mount Shasta, CA·

    Remolding, Painting, Kitchen Remodeling , and 1 more

    "He did an excellent job. He was very professional."

    Brian S. in June 2023

    G M Painting Logo
    Alameda, CA·

    Painting

    "Juan and his crew were incredible. From start to finish, Juan communicated with us throughout the whole process and we are beyond happy with the finished product. We had probably over 50+ cabinet doors & drawers to repaint + the trim & kitchen walls, so it was a pretty big job. However, they were able to finish it all in the time frame they promised with incredible attention to detail -- our cabinets look like they're brand new! For reference, we went from a light wood to white, and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out. They even fixed up some moisture damage on our wood & filled in some holes left from old owners. They were also on time every morning, very professional, but also a lot of fun :) Our kids miss seeing them every morning! These guys know what they're doing, and we will definitely be using them again in the future. Couldn't recommend them enough!"

    Barbara M. in March 2021

    QP
    Berkeley, CA·

    on time

    "He was knowledgeable, personable and did a good job"

    Phyllis M. in April 2021

    Lamorinda Painting Logo
    Lafayette, CA·

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

    "Mike did a fantastic job. Super easy to communicate with and was very helpful making sure i had right kind of paint and the right amount. He did 2 ceilings, full kitchen, baseboards, and wainscoating. Always on time and professional, excellent job of taping and sealing off the non-paint areas. I highly recommend!!"

    Ian T. in April 2021

    EG
    Richmond, CA·

    Painting, Remodeling, Painting , and 1 more

    "Very responsive and reasonable price!"

    Mandy J. in December 2023

    GM

    In business since 2012

    Hayward, CA·

    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."

    NL

    In business since 2018

    About us: "Next Level Painting 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."

    Palm Construction, Inc. Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Decks, Roofing

    "This job was to renovate my home in preparation to sell it in early March. It consisted of a kitchen and 3 bathroom upgrade, flooring and lighting fixture replacement, painting and removal of 3 popcorn ceilings. Beginning the second week of January, the entire job was completed within 6 weeks. When first hired, the principal of Palm Construction carefully tuned in to my specific needs and targeted timeframe, offering succinct suggestions respects colors, style and quality of products used. Specialists in each trade worked cohesively with each other, as well as alongside other contractors that I had personally hired separately for windows and pool replaster. Although I had intended to live in the property during the renovation, I quickly realized that my occupancy was impeding progress, so I made the decision to vacate the premises. This was especially important during the removal of popcorn ceilings which contained asbestos. The work moved seamlessly from the removal of kitchen counters, sink, cabinet doors, appliances and flooring to the demolition of 3 bathrooms. Timely mutual decisions were made about fixtures, mirrors, flooring, sinks, vanities, paint and hardware, allowing the job to progress steadily to reach very precise goals. Along the way, it was determined that the air ducts needed replacing and AC would be a welcome addition to the total job. These issues were discussed and explained clearly and quoted at a reasonable cost - so I decided to add the change orders. Although I had never been involved with a home renovation in the past, I was very impressed with the patience and care taken to communicate with me throughout the entire job. I was a demanding customer with an expectation of perfectionism and Palm Construction was up for the challenge. Beyond the scope of the original job, Palm went above and beyond with finishing touches and little extras here and there. They've come back to help me even after completion of the job, when I needed some additional retrofits for my appliance installation, which was not even part of the original job. I know that I can count on Palm Construction to be responsive and willing for anything that may come up in the future. I learned that they are a GC that you can totally trust and rely on. In summary, I am in awe of the completed work. My friends and neighbors are astonished with the transformation of my home. The end product is flawless and most impressive. My realtor has already offered Palm Construction opportunities for other jobs. My neighbors have asked for their contact information to get quotes. I highly recommend Palm Construction for your renovation work, whether it is a large or small job. During the 6 weeks of this job, I got to know the principal, Guy Yaakov, and his team. Despite the complexities of the job and the incidental issues that came up, the personal follow-through and attention paid to all questions and requests were taken care of expeditiously and professionally. I couldn't be happier, plus, I made a friend. Thanks, Guy!!!!"

    beverly A. in March 2020

    JP
    Castro Valley, CA·

    Painting - Exterior / Interior

    "JK Painting did a great job of contacting, quoting and painting our front porch and steps. Highly recommended."

    Larry B. in July 2022

    LB

    In business since 2018

    Santa Rosa, CA·

    Remodelation, T-Bar, Residential , and 2 more

    About us: "L Briseno 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."

    DP

    In business since 2023

    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."

    Onward Painting Logo
    San Leandro, CA·

    Exterior, Interior, Painting

    "He was very helpful to me in finalizing my paint color choice. His suggestions were very good. He is a very delightful person to work with."

    Georgina R. in August 2022

    NP
    Hayward, CA·

    Painting, 20 Years Experience, Custom Painting

    "They were responsive and on time. They worked with our timeline and did a good job."

    Ronda W. in February 2024

    Munoz Painting Logo

    In business since 2022

    Walnut Creek, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting, Cabinet , and 2 more

    About us: "MUNOZ PAINTING 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."

    JC
    Concord, CA·

    "Allan and his crew are very professional, meticulous, careful, courteous, and helpful. I am amazed at the high quality of their work, starting with the power wash, the application of the primer and the paint; finishing with the trim. Allan, Clay, Juan, and Andrés are to be highly commended for exceeding our expectations in the finished product and their work ethic."

    Rubina D. in October 2015

    Master Color Painting Logo
    Santa Rosa, CA·

    High quality finishes commercial residential, Rich Color enhancement, Client Friendly long hours weekend work. , and 1 more

    "Steve, the owner, and his associate, Brian, did an outstanding job painting our Junior College home's exterior. I love the way it turned out: off-white body, with a nice black trim. Very classy looking. Both gentlemen were courteous, were on time, worked all day long, paid attention to detail, made helpful suggestions and, above all, were careful to protect our new deck, pavers and shrubs. They also went the proverbial "extra mile", making small repairs, such as replacing a basement vent, painting our security door and re-painting it, for free, when the original color I had selected proved to be the wrong hue. Last, but not least, the overall price for this top-quality exterior painting job was the best bid of the three bids we had solicited. Very, very reasonably priced for a high-quality, beautiful job. In fact, my husband and I were so delighted that we already hired Steve to repaint our base boards in the interior. Thank you, Steve and Brian! And to everyone considering a new paint job for your home, MasterColor Painting is the company for you. You won't be sorry."

    Richard/Sylvia W. in May 2022

    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

    Journey Builders Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Roofing Section Repair, Energy Efficient Roofing, Tile Roofing , and 2 more

    "I had a large pine tree fall on my house. Journey Builders repaired the damaged sheeting, skylights and flashing on the roof. They also replaced an entire section of shingles. They repaired the ceiling in 2 places where tree limbs pierced all the way through. Everything looks good as new now."

    Malcolm C. in February 2023

    RP
    Oakley, CA·

    Exterior painting

    "Great painting experience. Jose picked a perfect color for my front door, that I would never have thought to try myself. He payed attention to the small details of the work, and his price is competitive. Highly recommend."

    Sung Ae C. in April 2023

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How much do painting contractors typically cost?

  • Oakland, California Average
    $2,584
  • Typical Range
    $1,392 - $3,969
  • Low End - High End
    $650 - $6,000

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.

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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 Oakland, CA

  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    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?: Empty of furnishings 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: Moving out of my house and want to paint entire interior of house before renting house. Two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, living room, very small hall, and entry foyer. Total square footage only 890 sq. ft. House is unoccupied and nearly all furnishing are removed.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Business
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 5+ rooms
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    Comment: Necesito trabajo y aprendo rápido
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    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
    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: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What do you want to paint?: Garage Door
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Urgent (1-2 days)
    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): 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: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    Comment: Stucco house with simple trim needs new paint. Single story in the back, two story front. Also looking for professional help choosing color. We would like to get ready to paint prior to summer.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    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
    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: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: One story
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: Other
    Comment: Good Painter for Exterior Paiting , walss
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/30/24
    House Occupancy: Empty of furnishings and unoccupied
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Rooms to be Painted: Bedroom(s)
    Rooms to be Painted: Kitchen
    Comment: Patching/prep of wall where there was once 2x4 nailed for hooks to hang bikes. Also, ceiling where there was a roof leak. Paint touch-up here and there.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Urgent (1-2 days)
    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): 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): Living spaces (Bedroom, Hallways, Living Room, etc.)
    Comment: I have 3 bedrooms and a hallway that needs to be painted. We are willing to remove all furniture including dressers and beds out of the room. The hallway is just that a hallway.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/25/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: A fence
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: Garage exterior
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: The exterior trim
    What do you want to paint?: Other
    What do you want to paint?: A deck or porch
    What do you want to paint?: Shutters and / or a front door
    What do you want to paint?: Garage Door
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/23/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/22/24
    Square Footage: Under 1,500 sq ft
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    What do you want to paint?: Other
    Comment: We had the roof replaced. There are about 6 to 8 boards under the eves that were replaced and now need painted.One board is on an incline There is also one spot around a downspout that needs paint.
  • Project Location: Oakland, CA
    Date: 01/22/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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