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    PC
    Mission Hills, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Remodeling Instruction

    "I needed to build a deck and I heard that Palm Construction are experts for that work. They gave me very acceptable offer so there were no reasons not to hire them. The project started on time and working team was extremely professional, quick and efficient. They finished in timely manner, quality is great and my new deck is so beautiful. Thank you Palm Construction! I would highly recommend them!"

    Robert W. in January 2022

    Lamorinda Painting Logo
    Lafayette, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Power Washing, Drywall Repair, Interior Painting , and 2 more

    "Mike is amazing. So professional, thorough, and flexible. He and his team completely transformed our house! He’s our go-to guy now."

    Leti L. in November 2021

    UP
    San Francisco, CA·

    "I worked with him for 35 years. He has painted mine and my clients homes. Albert is great."

    Tom P. in June 2020

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    PP

    "They were great."

    Kenny B. in September 2022

    RP
    San Francisco, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Painting

    About us: "Ridea 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."

    SF
    San Francisco, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: available by request., Fine painting, repair or replacement of damaged wood,sheet-metal, flashing,gutters,downspouts,, by experienced professionals. Award winning color consultant and designer available by request

    "They were great in helping us pick out color schemes and very respectful of our needs."

    Doug T. in May 2007

    NP

    "Stuart has completed many projects for my company through the years, both on interior and exterior properties. He has always been professional, competent and pleasant to work with."

    Linda B. in October 2022

    CC
    South San Francisco, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Painting

    "Great job customer satisfaction is important for them."

    bella W. in March 2022

    Paintzen Logo
    New York, NY·

    Areas Of Expertise: Residential Interior Murals, Residential Drywall Repairs, Residential Interior Painting , and 2 more

    "Profficient good quality!"

    Stacey G. in April 2019

    Dominic Gaidano Painting & Decorating Logo

    Areas Of Expertise: Carpentry * Drywall * and Much More!!!, Cabinet refinishing, Interior and Exterior Residential Painting * , and 2 more

    "We had an excellent experience with Dominic from start to finish and we appreciate that the owner was with us overseeing the job. He worked with someone named Paul, they were on time, professional and meticulous with the preps, painting and the clean up. It was a challenging job, it is an older house that needed a lot of TLC. The house looks great, price was fair and we are happy."

    Mariah B. in November 2022

    MF

    In business since 1985

    About us: "MC FRESH PAINTING INC 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."

    Deco Painting Company Logo
    San Rafael, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Staining, Painting, Varnishing , and 2 more

    "Bruno is fantastic. Friendly, on time, attentive and very detailed. Can t say enough great things about him and his team. Highly recommend him and all my neighbors now want to paint their homes."

    Linda R. in October 2019

    CertaPro Painters Logo

    In business since 1991

    San Francisco, CA·

    About us: "We are your local CertaPro Painters. We pride ourselves on quality craftsmanship and integrity. We do both interior and exterior painting projects. It is our goal to get it right the first time. Please call us today for your free written estimate. We love to paint! We are dedicated to providing the highest quality painting work with the best possible service to our customers. As part of the largest painting company in the country, we deliver the highest quality painting products and services available today. We look forward to working on all of your painting projects. Be sure to ask about our special payment option, CertaPro EZ pay!"

    NP

    In business since 2022

    San Rafael, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Painting

    About us: "NIMATUJ PAINTING proudly serves its 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. Give us a call today!"

    Palm Construction, Inc. Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Decks, Roofing

    "I needed to replace windows on my home and I interviewed several contractors. The best quality-price ratio came from Palm Construction so I hired them. It was a great decision because they did excellent job, my new windows are phenomenal and my home looks much better now. Thank you Palm Construction!"

    Oscar H. in August 2021

    RS
    Santa Rosa, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: painting

    "Did a good job always."

    trevor H. in March 2022

    BP
    Colma, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: 19 Years Industry Experience

    "Byron is a highly ethical person, knows his line of work and is an expert painter."

    Maria W. in November 2020

    TP

    In business since 2017

    San Leandro, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: painting

    About us: "We take great pride in our 20+ years of 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."

    GP

    In business since 2022

    San Francisco, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: All painting services!

    "Guatex Painting is the best painter contractor in San Francisco."

    Victor M. in December 2022

    SF
    Oakland, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Plumbing, Powerwashing, Carpentry , and 4 more

    "They were great, professional, and the price was right! I will definitely use them again!"

    Star .. in July 2020

    Professional Painting Logo
    Daly City, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Painting

    "Rafael has done extensive painting work for me in two homes. He and his team are top-notch, so work has always been of excellent quality. Rafael is amazing to work with, has excellent communication. Very proactive and responsive. His prices are always very fair and competitive."

    Stefanie G. in January 2022

    Journey Builders Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Roofing Section Repair, Energy Efficient Roofing, Tile Roofing , and 2 more

    "We hired Journey Builders after talking to many different roofing contractors. Many were awfully expensive but Mark, the Roofing Specialist who spoke with us, spent a lot of time letting us know what we needed and how we could go in stages at a reasonable price. That we didnâ t need to do everything all at once. We were in control, and he made us feel so comfortable with him and his company. We were able to talk about every part of the project and be involved in it. He called me every day with the updates and if there was anything going on. He was professional, kind, and courteous every time we spoke. He didnâ t make me feel like I didnâ t know what he was talking about. He explained everything and let me, and my mom asks as many questions as We wanted to, and never got upset with me or my mother. He was a gem. Mark fit right in as if he was part of the family. His team of builders and roofers were great and his sweetheart of a Plummer that explained to me what happened to my air conditioner was so amazing. Loved him so much. He did an amazing job. The warranty officer for the air conditioner said he did an exceptionally excellent job. The roofers were exceptionally clean and respectful. They cleaned up everything before they left every day. They never bothered us when they were here. I have nothing bad to say about them at all. We have plans to hire them for many more projects in the future. We can hardly wait. Hire them. You will love the results from beginning to end."

    Kimberlee P. in July 2022

    Campos Painting Logo
    San Bruno, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Residential Interior & Exterior Painting, Commercial Interior & Exterior Painting

    "He painted the inside of one room. He was punctual, careful and did an excellent job. The room looked amazing after the paint job. I would highly recommend this company and will use him again.,"

    Laura C. in January 2023

    CP
    San Rafael, CA·

    Areas Of Expertise: Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "great work"

    joyce T. in February 2012

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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 San Francisco, CA

  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/06/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    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): Bedroom(s)
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    Location: Home/Residence
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Number of Rooms: 5 - 6
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for interior painting for my home. 1050 square footage. 3 bedrooms, 1 living room, 2 and half bathroom. Wall ceilings and doors.
  • NewProject: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/06/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Excellent - Like new and requires no repair
    What do you want to paint?: Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
    What do you want to paint?: Garage Door
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/06/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 9 ft
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bedroom(s)
    Location: Home/Residence
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require patching
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for interior painting for 4 rooms both ceiling and walls
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/06/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Painting Needs:: Walls
    Comment: Large 1 bedroom apt. Walls need painting in kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room, bathroom and small hallway. Kitchen and large closet need wall and ceilings.
  • NewProject: Faux Finish Painting
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/06/23
    Preparedness: Yes, I have an example to copy
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    To be Painted: Ceiling
    To be Painted: Trim/Doors/Moldings
    To be Painted: Wall(s)
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/23
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 5
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Rooms to be Painted: Whole house
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 1 - 2
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Other / I don't know
  • NewProject: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: I don't know
    Surface Material: Wood
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
    What do you want to paint?: More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 8 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and unoccupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Very Good - Looks new and requires no repairs
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Whole House
    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
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/23
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Number of Rooms: 2
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/04/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Number of Rooms: 3 - 4
    What is the average ceiling height of the rooms you want painted?: 10 ft
    What is the occupancy of the house?: Furnished and occupied
    Which best describes the condition of your walls?: Fair - Has some cracking or peeling that may require filling and patching
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Kitchen
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Hallways
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Living Areas
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Trim
    Which rooms need to be painted? (Check all that apply): Bathroom(s)
    Comment: White paint 1k sq foot apartment / 50% needs to be painted
  • NewProject: Interior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/04/23
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    House Occupancy: Furnished and occupied
    Location: Home/Residence
    Rooms to be Painted: Living areas
    Painting Needs:: Walls and ceilings
    Number of Rooms: 6 - 9
  • NewProject: Exterior Home Paint or Stain
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/04/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Square Footage: 1500-3000 sqft
    Surface Material: Stucco
    Number of Stories: Two stories or more
    Wall Condition: Good - Has minor cosmetic defects that may require repairs
    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
    Comment: Front facing exterior stucco wall and trim of 2000 sq ft house needs repainting. Some efflourescence that needs to be cleaned/addressed, otherwise walls are in good shape.
  • NewProject: Paint Removal
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/03/23
    Where remove paint: Other
    Kind of material: Wood siding or trim
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Kind of paint: Paint
    Comment: Would like to remove and strip 3 doors and their trim as part of a Bathroom renovation. (Will paint and reinstall the doors and trim after the BR plaster is demo-ed and drywall is up. (1922 building)
  • NewProject: Paint or Stain Small Projects
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/03/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence

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