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    W G Painting Logo

    "Wesley was awesome. He came to the house to look at our kitchen cabinets shortly after we spoke. He contacted us with the cost and time estimate a few days later. He was not our only estimate but we are so glad we went with him. Wesley is honest and an excellent painter. Our kitchen looks brand new. He will always paint for us. We recommend him highly."

    Sally P. in January 2020

    Dynamic Pro Painter Logo
    Oceanside, CA·

    Painting Interior/Exterior

    "Very lean, courteous, professional and timely. I am a licensed general contractor and know good painters when I see them. I hired these guys for my own house if that tells you something... and I am referring them to others!"

    Doug P. in November 2023

    California Coatings Painting Company, Inc. Logo
    Encinitas, CA·

    Interior Painting, Epoxy Coatings, Pressure Washing , and 2 more

    "Eric Christensen, owner of California Coatings Painting Company, Inc., has done wonderful work for us on several different projects, including interior and exterior painting and also refinishing doors and trim. He is a highly skilled professional, who we also called in fix the incomplete or poorly done work of others. His attention to detail, patience, courtesy, friendliness, and amiable nature made him easy to work with. He also returned our phone calls and texts promptly and kept us informed as to his schedule. He arrived on time, every time, and left all work spaces clean and tidy. We would, without hesitation, recommend him to others, and we plan to request his services again in the future."

    Priscilla J. in May 2022


    In business since 2020

    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. Contact Us: [email protected] Alex T. Owner (760) 571-0023 // Ruben Q. Owner (760) 519-9399"

    Legacy Painting LLC Logo
    San Diego, CA·


    "Legacy Painting was very professional and did an amazing job painting my apartment before I moved in. Stephen was very communicative throughout the entire project and stuck to the budget he gave me. I will be using Legacy Painting for all of my future needs! 10/10 would recommend!"

    Taylor T. in February 2022

    San Diego, CA·

    Commercial Painting, Custom Painting Services, Interior, exterior Painting , and 2 more

    "Jorge was so knowledgeable and did an incredible job. He and his father knocked out my entire 800+ sq ft condo in 2 days (2 bedrooms, 1 bath, hallway, kitchen, ceiling, doors and trim). He was professional and friendly did an amazing job. I can t recommend his services enough!!"

    Elizabeth B. in October 2019

    CertaPro Painters of La Jolla Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Interior and Exterior Residential Painting, Interior and Exterior Residential Painting *, Stucco Repairs * Power Washing * , and 2 more

    "The time estimates were a little off - the job took longer than we were initially told. Better to provide more realistic goals up front, or to give a range of possible durations."

    Jane D. in July 2022


    "We had Fidel and FULL LENGTH COATINGS do an interior paint job and they did a great job for us. Showed up when they said they would, finished on time. We look forward to having them paint the exterior of our house soon."

    Johnathan G. in May 2023

    J D Painting Logo
    Carlsbad, CA·

    10+ Years experience, Full Interior Painting, Full Exterior Painting , and 4 more

    "The owner Juan Dolph over delivered on our agreement to complete my home improvement project, from completing the project and meeting our deadline to the customer service experience. He was the only person I was dealing with throughout the entire process and his workers were professional when in my home. I do have to add that his communication skills were professional and clear. This is something that was considered to be a pretty big investment for myself and my family and I would 10/10 recommend to my family and friends in the future. Thank you for all of your hard work and I look forward to using this company for any future projects we decide to invest in again."

    Jasmine S. in October 2023

    La Mesa, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "Professional customer service with the satisfaction of knowing that the job will be done with incredible attention to detail. The interior of my house was also painted with the finesse and experience of what some of us know as â old school serviceâ . The prepping and repair of both the exterior and interior surfaces demonstrated the high skill level this project warranted. We could not be happier. Highly recommend!!"

    Christopher A. in June 2023


    In business since 2019

    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."

    San Diego, CA·


    "I hired "American Painting". They did an excellent job - paid attention to detail and took pride in their! Good price and they worked efficiently and fast."

    ronald H. in June 2017

    KC Power Clean, Inc. Logo
    San Marcos, CA·

    Paint Removal, Sandblasting, Powerwashing

    "KC Power Clean is a great company and they have completed multiple jobs for me. This company will do test spots for customers which is awesome and well worth the price. They do a really good job of follow-up and staying in contact with you."

    Scott G. in July 2018

    CG Pro Painting Logo
    Chula Vista, CA·


    "Such a professional and detailed exterior painting experience! We had contacted 4 other paint companies before selecting CG Pro Painting, and we are so happy with our result! From the first day, the prep process, power washing, window taping, caulking, and covering our plants and deck, was the easiest process that we have ever had. The team even helped us decide which window surrounds and door frames would look best painted the trim color which we appreciated. I loved that as they were cleaning up and preparing to leave, they asked us to walk around with them and point out any areas that we wanted to be touched up. We received 5 bids for painting and we are so happy that we selected CG Pro Painting! Our 2 Nextdoor neighbors are now planning to use them!"

    Tammy E. in September 2022

    SD Pro Painting Logo
    San Marcos, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "Excellent work, professional workers and overall great job on painting our kitchen cabinets. We will be using them again for additional work on our home."

    Rita H. in September 2021

    San Diego, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "I hired PC painting to paint the wood trim, eaves and fascia board on my 53 year old house because they proposed extensive scraping and sanding of the wood. They did an excellent job of scraping and sanding. They also replaced 7 rafter tails which were rotten and filled holes in the rest of the rafter tails. The paint job was top notch. Highly recommended!!"

    Michael N. in August 2013


    In business since 2020

    About us: "Customer satisfaction is what determines our success, which is why we take a hands-on approach. When interacting with Reliable Custom Painting, you'll notice that we're particularly focused on the principles of quality workmanship, timely completion, competitive pricing and integrity in all our business dealings. We combine knowledge and research with our extensive practical experience to ensure a specialized approach for your project needs. Contact us today for a fair and accurate estimate of your project. We look forward to adding you to our long and growing list of happy customers."

    Perfection + Painting Logo

    In business since 2015

    About us: "Perfection + Painting provides top notch customer service and the highest levels of professionalism for San Diego County. They can handle all painting and drywall repair projects, big or small. Perfection + Painting belief is not a name. Its a standard. They will make sure your project is implemented perfectly. Call Us Today!"

    DP Painting Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Commercial & Residential, stain, Exterior & interior , and 2 more

    "David and Eva are very nice people. They are clean and organized in their work ! They did a VERY excellent job. I am very pleased with my new kitchen cabinets and fresh paint!! :)"

    Jerusalem K. in June 2021

    San Diego, CA·


    "The crew were professional and friendly. They were very punctual every day and completed the job in our time frame. Did a great job of cleanup. We will be using them again for exterior painting"

    Kathleen R. in July 2019

    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


    In business since 1994

    San Diego, CA·


    About us: "we pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all the work we perform. We are experts and will always keep you educated about the work process. We look forward to earning your business."


    "I;d hire them over again. They were great."

    mike W. in November 2023

    CSR Painting Logo
    Valley Center, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "I got quotes from 3 different companies. Cesar gave me the lowest price so I hired them. They painted all interior, kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets. They took care of the floor and everything around the area they were painting. Jacobo did a great job leading all painting. Overall excelent, stop looking, this is the people you looking for."

    Daniel P. in January 2019

    Precision Painting Plus of San Diego Logo
    Garden City, NY·

    Exterior Painting - Residential and Commercial, Interior Painting - Residential and Commercial

    "This was a very professional company. We hired them to repaint and refinish our kitchen cabinets. The crew did a fantastic job!. Every day there was a supervisor to check on the status of the job and to keep us updated. The crew was very clean and protected the surrounding walls and floors. The other areas of the house were taped off from the kitchen to prevent any dust from spreading. They worked hard and did a professional job! Would rehire them in a heartbeat. You will not be disappointed."

    Carly D. in December 2016

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How much do painting contractors typically cost?

  • San Diego, California Average
  • Typical Range
    $1,117 - $3,187
  • Low End - High End
    $400 - $5,200

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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