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    Top Level Services, LLC Logo
    Burlington, NC·

    drywall, painting

    "Jesus and Nino were friendly, professional and took good care of my home."

    Rich C. in December 2023

    US
    Four Oaks, NC·

    Siding

    "Diego gave helpful advice on a whole house painting(including tin roof and decking). He and his crew spent significant time pressure washing and preparing all surfaces for paint and stain. They came promptly as the weather permitted. He and his crew were meticulous and expert in their painting. They left no mess behind on any day of work. It was fun to see the progress and we feel like we have a new home and deck and are thrilled with it. It was a pleasure to work with Diego and his crew."

    Mike B. in November 2020

    Medina's Painting and Services Logo
    Durham, NC·

    Residential Painter

    "Excellent and speedy service! Would hire again!"

    Nicolas L. in August 2022

    Miguel Home Improvement, LLC Logo
    Durham, NC·

    Floor, Remodeling, Spanish Speaking , and 1 more

    "This was my second time hiring Miguel - for a different type of job and he didn't disapoint, in fact he went over and beyond the work request. Will hire him again for another upcoming project!"

    Cathy C. in December 2023

    KC
    Creedmoor, NC·

    Painting, Drywall, Carpentry

    "Very hard working. Reliable. Excellent quality of work (outside siding repairs and painting). Will hire again for inside repair and painting."

    Beth L. in January 2023

    RH

    In business since 2021

    About us: "We are dedicated to providing our clients with the very best handyman, remodels and a variety of other projects. With over 20 years of combined experience, we take an enormous amount of pride in the attention of detail put into each of the projects we are involved in. We are known for our quality work and the integrity of our business practices. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction. Call us today for a quote!"

    My2sons Remodeling Services, LLC Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    Interior and Exterior Painting, Spanish Speaking, Remodeling

    "We had a wonderful experience. My2sons Remodeling painted most of our interior walls, installed batten, chair rail, replaced a tile backsplash and a damaged screen on porch. Andreas communicated promptly and takes great pride in his work. We have plans for him to return for additional work in January. Highly recommend."

    Julie H. in December 2022

    JA
    Raleigh, NC·

    Painting

    "John as been great to work with. The crew was exceptional and did s great job and cleaned up each day. I would definitely recommend to anyone. The price was very competitive. I’m very happy with the job they did."

    Tracey G. in April 2018

    JC

    "Local professional painters completed both the ceiling and walls in 1-day. They walls were sanded and ceiling looks new! They arrived on time and right to work. We are very pleased with the results and definitely will hire again for my next project. Highly recommend JK Custom Painting."

    Karen C. in October 2023

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • Durham, North Carolina Average
    $3,301
  • Typical Range
    $1,957 - $4,425
  • Low End - High End
    $500 - $6,850

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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Durham Painting Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 129 reviews of 129 pros.

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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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