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    Oak Street Painting Logo
    Atlanta, GA·

    Painting, Pressure Washing

    "Oak Street Painting is a great business! I needed interior home and bathroom painting. Dallas Castellani was efficient, thorough, great to work with and my master bedroom, bath and guest bathroom have a whole new look and feel. I was very pleased with the work and the time it took him to complete the job. My rooms feel crisp, uplifting and precise! I highly recommend this company!"

    Holly F. in February 2024

    EGEJ Clean, Inc. Logo
    Covington, GA·

    Painting, Cleaning, Cabinet Refinish , and 1 more

    "Steve, provided excellent customer service throughout the entire project. I hired them to paint my rental property. Steve was very prompt with communication from initial bid through the completion of the job. They cleaned the property afterwards as well. I would definitely hire them again!"

    Eric H. in April 2020

    HR
    Chamblee, GA·

    "Very timely, courteous and respectful."

    Maxwell P. in September 2022

    Rio Bravo Construction Logo
    Snellville, GA·

    Handyman, Deck Builds

    "Julio was easy to do business with and was very professional as well as courteous. . His services are reasonably priced with excellent quality and are top-notch from the prep work to completion. My project included not only exterior painting but other miscellaneous carpentry work. The final results exceeded my expectations. I will definitely hire him for other projects I might have."

    Gloria M. in May 2023

    D & J Painting Pros Logo
    Miami, FL·

    Powerwashing, Exterior Paing, Interior Painting

    "Team does quality work getting the job done right. Listens to your wants and communicates well. Keep up the good work."

    Jerry B. in October 2022

    RGM Home Services Logo
    Loganville, GA·

    New Window Glass Installation, Sliding Glass Door Installations, Investor Properties , and 1 more

    "I was in no rush to have the work completed, and this worked since it was during the Christmas season."

    Clifford M. in December 2016

    BP
    Duluth, GA·

    Spanish/English/Italian, Kitchen/Bath Remodeling, Flooring , and 2 more

    "Excellent customer service, and work was amazingly beautiful! Thank you Francisco and your team"

    Dora S. in February 2024

    QG
    Lawrenceville, GA·

    Painting

    "There work is very amazing and they are very clean and they're very nice. I would recommend if your looking to hire someone for painting."

    Abeer B. in December 2022

    AB Painting Logo
    Roswell, GA·

    Painting

    "I would definitely use them again. Very professional, quality work at a reasonable price. Easy to work with throughout the project."

    Karen N. in October 2019

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • Decatur, Georgia Average
    $3,153
  • Typical Range
    $1,831 - $4,152
  • Low End - High End
    $750 - $6,700

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 Painter:

What do you want to paint?

  • More than half of the home exterior (3-4 sides)
  • Less than half of the home exterior (1-2 sides)
  • The exterior trim
  • A deck or porch
  • A fence
  • Shutters and / or a front door
  • Garage exterior
  • Garage Door
  • Other

What is the approximate living square footage of your home?

    What is the primary exterior surface material of your home?

      How many stories is your home?

        Which best describes the condition of your walls?

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