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    EP
    San Jose, CA·

    Interior and Exterior Painting

    "Branden( owner) was very professional and informative. His staff was courteous, on time and did a great job. They came out within a couple of days of calling and helped fixed a kitchen that needed a lot of work. My bedroom ceiling and walls were very poor looking and now look wonderful. I am very pleased and highly recommend Elliott"s Painting. Very pleased"

    Linda G. in October 2016

    RM
    Santa Clara, CA·

    Painting Interior & Exterior, Commercial painting

    "I recently had Red Moon Painting paint the exterior trim of my house, and I could not be happier with the results. The team was efficient, courteous, and the attention to detail was impressive. My house looks fantastic, and I am grateful for their excellent service."

    Roya A. in April 2024

    UP
    San Jose, CA·

    "Iâ ve gone with Ulysses and his team of painters for a number of years now for projects on the interior and whole exterior of my interior including family members and neighbors of mine . Highly recommend his services easy to work with , good communication, always neat quality work and keeps his word ."

    alyssa C. in February 2024

    Positeri Painting Logo
    Redwood City, CA·

    Painting

    "Even my neighbor an retired professional painter complimented on how good the painting is! I am very pleased with the Mr Positeri and his crew's work and they were very professional from the start to the end. They are a gem for the paint industry!"

    Richard A. in October 2012

    LE
    Redwood City, CA·

    Painting

    "Lionel and his team did a great job painting the exterior of our house and we hired him again to paint the interior including cabinetry. He is very detail oriented and works side-by-side with his crew, so you don't have to deal with different people for estimates and on the job communications."

    Vince K. in January 2024

    Perry Higgins Painting Logo

    staining, exterior, interior

    "Perry was responsive, knowledgeable and did a great job on our project."

    Aimee P. in October 2022

    AP
    Menlo Park, CA·

    Interior/exterior repairs, Interior/exterior painting

    "Alex has done multiple projects for me: sealing and painting exterior trim, painting interior and exterior plaster, painting wood, and stucco repair, hot tub refinishing, and replacement of three fence posts. He is very talented and adept at handling the many problems that come up in painting an old house like mine. I am very satisfied with the results and recommend him highly."

    Guillaume S. in February 2022

    GP
    East Palo Alto, CA·

    "The Gutierrez brothers did a great job painting all nine of our exterior French doors inside and out, a large bedroom with many windows and we threw in a bathroom at the last minute. They got everything done under time and on budget. Their price was well under the other bid we received, almost too good to be true, but it wasnâ t! Not only was their work great, they kept everything clean and were so quiet, you could barely tell they were there. They communicated promptly and asked all the right questions to clarify the job both when quoting and doing the work. Not only were they professional but they were personable. They were knowledgeable, reliable, friendly, respectful, and even worked around our houseful of cats and made sure none were let out. Definitely recommend them, have already referred them to friends, and will have them back for any future painting needs. Just nice reliable hard working guys you can trust!"

    Lisa C. in June 2024

    Four Seasons Painting, Inc. Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Interior Painting, Pressure washing, Exterior Painting , and 2 more

    "They prepped and cleaned the area painted with care. They worked efficiently and were able to complete my paint job of a bedroom and bathroom in a timely manner. I would highly recommend and use them again."

    Daynee K. in November 2019

    Gruber Painting Logo

    In business since 2009

    San Jose, CA·

    About us: "When you are looking for the best professional painter for your home or commercial projects, Gruber Painting is your quality contractor of choice. With over 10 years experience, our painting craftsmanship shows in our quality work. From small painting projects to full interior and exterior painting, Gruber Painting brings your "dream" home or office to reality for you. Call Gruber Painting for your free estimate today."

    Rossi Painting & Construction, Inc. Logo
    San Carlos, CA·

    Commercial & Resdiential, Interior & Exterior Painting

    "Great experience from beginning to end. We hired Rossi Painting & Construction to paint the inside and outside of our home. Wes and his team communicated very well, followed up, and finished with professional results. Thank you."

    Deb W. in March 2022

    TP

    "Precise Touch is the BEST! They repainted our badly weathered trim and facia boards. The surfaces were in really bad shape. They did a very thorough job on the prep work, scraping, filling and priming. When they did the finish coat they masked areas that other painters might have merely "cut in" with a brush. The result far exceeds my expectations. If you need a professional, excellent painter...THIS IS IT!"

    David H. in October 2023

    DP

    "I solicited three proposals for the refinishing of my large deck, Duqueâ s proposal was right in line with the others, they worked us into their schedule and were able to start working within a week. Stripping the old finish and discoloration took a day to complete. After two days dry time they returned and applied semi clear Super Deck finish using an airless sprayer and back rolling. They applied two coats for a deep penetration and seal. Iâ m very happy with their workmanship and great communications, keeping me updated on each step of the process."

    Jerry C. in May 2024

    MP

    In business since 2023

    San Jose, CA·

    Painting, Cabinets refinish, Residential homes, costume design

    About us: "We proudly serve our customers with pride, integrity and attention to the details that matter most to you. This is one of the many things that sets us apart from the rest. We are locally owned and operated. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Give us a call today!"

    FST Painting, Corp. Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Monday - Saturday 8am - 5pm, Interior or Exterior Painting or Staining

    "I had inquired about living room/hallway and kitchen painting and Fernando was super quick and detailed when providing an estimate. The job was also completed within a pretty tight time frame but with amazing results! I now recommend this business to anyone who needs a small or big job done at home!"

    Natalie C. in July 2022

    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

    "OMG, this is hands down the best contractor team you will ever have the pleasure of working for you should you decide to use them. They can do any type of work you need. We had them pull old carpet, put in hardwood floors, paint, put in crown molding. Paint the outside of the house, fix the garage before painting, fix the back door and front door, so they are airtight, fix the white picket fence, move the mailbox and re-post it, put in a ceiling fan, install electrical lines, paint the porch, fix some cabinets, put in a beam on the porch, and so on as part of some remodeling. I could not possibly have had all this work done if they had not been extremely reasonable. I love the guys on this team. I trust every single one of them and Rolando has a better personality than any contractor I have ever worked with. Not only that he is honest and trustworthy. He does not ask for anything up front. Their work speaks for itself. All I can say is that I hate even posting this because I do not want them so busy I cannot get them to come back to my house. Honestly, these are the guys you want."

    Eva J. in May 2019

    LI

    In business since 2020

    Sunnyvale, CA·

    Painting

    About us: "Vista Painters is a full-service painting contractor that specializes in residential and commercial projects. Their team of experienced and skilled painters can handle any indoor or exterior painting job, big or small. Vista Painters takes pride in delivering outstanding results that exceed their clients' expectations."

    Journey Builders Logo
    San Jose, CA·

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

    "We have had some storm damage on our singles since El Nino hit us in 2018. Ever since, weâ ve been having leaks, and I honestly didnâ t bother getting it fixed. That was a big mistake on my end because recently weâ ve been experiencing some mold growth in our attic & ceiling. Thatâ s when I made the call to Journey Builders, and they ended up repairing my shingles and taking care of the mold problem. It was a great experience working with Manny, he really saved me from a big headache."

    Dave . in March 2023

    MJ

    In business since 2000

    Oakland, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, Lead-Safe Painting , and 4 more

    About us: "MB Jessee Painting has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995, providing premium residential and commercial painting services. With exceptional communication, professional painters, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you’ll love the process just as much as the results."

    J & D Painting Logo
    Campbell, CA·

    Epoxy floor coverings, Color Consulting and Design Assistance, Confined Space Certified Painters (OSHA) Certified , and 2 more

    "David Walker and his crew did an outstanding job on our house.The last time our house was painted was 1984 with touch-up on the trim in 1987.Today our house looks just as good as it did when we had it completely remodeled and freshly painted in '84. On top of these kudos his price was most reasonable."

    Carl H. in June 2002

    New Generation Painting & Builders Inc. Logo
    Santa Clara, CA·

    Painting, Remodeling, Painting , and 1 more

    "Great and prompt service. Ivan was very Flexible a nd accommodating, they did an amazing job painting my kitchen cabinets."

    Daniela D. in April 2022

    YP

    "Jose promptly provided a quote and clearly explained the services he offered. He maintained communication and arrived on time, completing the job three days ahead of schedule! His work is exceptional, and we couldn't be more satisfied. I would give him more than 5 stars if I could. Highly recommended!"

    Patricia M. in April 2024

    SR

    "The owner of the company and his crew were very professional and hard working. I would definitely hire them again."

    Janice A. in March 2024

    SB

    In business since 1974

    About us: "South Bay Paintingis 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."

    PP
    San Jose, CA·

    Interior and Exterior Painting

    "Very responsive, gives projects attention to detail, cares to please customers throughout the job to make sure everything discussed is done and will fix any issues. Very pleasant to work with!"

    Veronica S. in April 2023

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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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Palo Alto Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 327 reviews of 327 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Palo Alto, CA

  • Project Location: Palo Alto, CA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 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.
  • Project Location: Palo Alto, CA
    Date: 01/27/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • Project Location: Palo Alto, CA
    Date: 01/22/24
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    Location: Home/Residence
    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: Palo Alto, CA
    Date: 01/22/24
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    How many rooms do you want to paint?: 3 - 4 rooms
    Location: Home/Residence
    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: Palo Alto, CA
    Date: 01/18/24
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    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: Palo Alto, CA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Historical Work: No
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 5
  • Project Location: Palo Alto, CA
    Date: 01/13/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    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: Palo Alto, CA
    Date: 01/11/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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