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    EP
    Burke, VA·

    Interior or Exterior Painting or Staining - Small Projects, Interior Painting or Staining: 3 - 4 Rooms, Interior Painting or Staining: 5 + Rooms , and 2 more

    "They are really good at doing their job."

    Nadia Z. in December 2017

    Pro Hand Solutions Logo
    Alexandria, VA·

    Drywall and Plaster, Tile, Painting , and 2 more

    "Christian was outstanding and i would definitely hire him again and recommend him !. He was very on top of the work, and was great at communicating and quickly responding. He painted my whole bedroom in a day and it looked phenomenal. He was very respectful and i am glad i reached out to him !."

    Jackson B. in August 2020

    VR
    Woodbridge, VA·

    Furniture - Build Custom, Furniture - Repair, Furniture - Refinish

    "Luis Vegas does great work. He works well with customers, gives great value for the money, and gives quick and reliable service. Results are impressive."

    Alan W. in September 2018

    Davis Contracting Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Roofing, gutters, siding, decks, wood replacement, exterior painting, brick replacement,, Our areas of expertise is this we don't hire any subcontractors everything we do is all under our control my men do eve seamless gutters basement waterproofing interior exterior wood replacement vinyl, Over 50 years in the contracting business third generation licensed bonded and insured member of the Better Business Bureau one of the highest reviewed companies in the state of Virginia integrity

    "They have been very professional. The crew is very hard working and good at their jobs!"

    Johnny M. in November 2022

    Renovation Service Group, LLC Logo
    Alexandria, VA·

    Handyman: household fixture install & assembly, cabinet repairs, trim detail & all finished details, etc, General house hold repairs & install (drywall, windows, doors, fixtures, fences, patio, decks & roofs, etc), Flooring, repairs & new install: ceramic tiles, hardwood, carpeting, vinyl, etc , and 2 more

    "RSG was fast in coming to see the job, provide an estimate, and to schedule and complete the work. I also appreciated they listened to our goals for the project and worked hard and conscientiously to meet these goals. They were personable, smart and efficient. I would recommend them highly and use them again."

    Suzanne D. in December 2018

    CP

    In business since 2015

    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."

    DHL HandyMan Logo

    Handyman Services

    "David was right on time and did a wonderful job installing a small appliance for me. And since he finished a little early, he also helped me with a few other odds and ends for no extra charge, including fixing some wiring to get my electric fireplace working again. Would definitely hire him again!"

    Rachel F. in December 2022

    RS
    Falls Church, VA·

    Doors, Hanydman, Drywall , and 6 more

    "Redid my vinyl floor, they did excellent work with beautiful measurements. I will definitely work with them with for my future kitchen and bathroom remodeling. I really recommend their services"

    Miguel B. in December 2023

    DP
    Sterling, VA·

    Repairing, Painting

    "I chose D&D Painting & Restoration Co. for the numerous positive Google reviews and recommendations from my satisfied neighbors. In this review, I'll go into detail about the different qualities that set D&D Painting & Restoration apart as a top-tier home improvement company and explain why I trusted them. Among the many key factors that I noticed about D&D Painting & Restoration, they provide detailed and transparent quotes, making sure I am aware of the expenditures related to my two-bedroom apartment project. This transparency is a testament to their integrity and dedication to fair business practices. The team only uses high-quality, long-lasting paintings, such as Sherwin-Williams and many other materials. From start to finish, D&D Painting & Restoration prioritizes communication and ensures that I am happy with the result. Whether you need a simple repair or a full home improvement, D&D Painting & Restoration is a name you can trust. I would highly recommend this company"

    Darwin V. in February 2024

How much do painting & staining companies typically cost?

  • Arlington, Virginia Average
    $789
  • Typical Range
    $376 - $1,227
  • Low End - High End
    $200 - $2,000

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.

We make finding a painter easy. Simple use our directory to find a painter. Here you can browse local pros, check their reviews and do your first screening without ever having to call. We’ve also prescreened all the pros for you, to give you peace of mind.

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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Things to Consider Before You Hire a Pro to Paint or Stain a Single Item or Small Room:

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  • Interior door(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Furniture/object
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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Arlington, VA

  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/26/24
    New color: Same or similar to existing color
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Quantity of cabinet doors: 1 - 9 Doors
    Location of cabinets: Kitchen cabinets
    Comment: I would like to paint my kitchen island from black to navy blue. Island is approximately 9' x 4'. There are five drawers and 8 cabinet doors.
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/21/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Repair broken bed leg & insert slats in bed
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/08/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Leather couch repair - 2 rips/slits

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