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    Las Mela's Painting Co. Logo
    Des Plaines, IL·

    Power wash, Painting

    "They did a great job on painting and baseboards in my house."

    Lynn W. in December 2023

    LS

    Handyman, Painting, Painting , and 2 more

    "Luis was quick to respond to my messages and even returned after the work was done to repair a crack that occurred naturally during the drying process."

    Thomas T. in July 2024

    Nor-Way, Inc. Logo
    Hoffman Estates, IL·

    Carpentry Work

    "Robert was professional and just did a great job. He also gave me other options that saved me money. He was on time and followed up promptly."

    David C. in December 2017

    AS
    Burr Ridge, IL·

    Electrical, Handyman, Tree removal / trim , and 2 more

    "True to his word, Avraham and his crew did an excellent job. I use to do rehab and their professionalism and attention to detail are b"

    FLOYD L. in November 2020

    DD
    Wilmette, IL·

    Murals, Custom Cabinet Refinishing, Faux Painting , and 2 more

    "My home looks gorgeous! I had no clue how to freshen up my home. Dave knew exactly what would work! He helped me pick and put colors together. He refurbished bathroom cabinets. He did a feature wall with a decorative glazing technique in my music niche. He also redid my kitchen with decorative plaster. Dave is professional, well-spoken, expertly knowledgeable, artistic and easy to work with. His work is extremely clean and neat. I work from home and his presence and work did not interrupt my day to day living. Dave worked within my budget. He finished within the promised time frame or earlier. I plan on using Dave again for upcoming projects!"

    Ruth C. in February 2017

    MT
    Evanston, IL·

    Handyman

    "Myles was prompt, did a great job on the project and a terrific job of clean up!"

    Debra H. in July 2020

    HI
    Evanston, IL·

    Professional estimating experience - 8 years of professional construction estimating experience in the residential construction field both new homes and remodeling, Professional degree in Construction Management and Interior Design, Customer Relationship Management - 13 years of experience in outside sales managing customer expectations and providing reliable and trustworthy communication , and 2 more

    "I've known Adam for years, and he's fantastic. He's courteous, professional, and timely - all more than you can hope for in a handyman. He knows how to do things properly and doesn't nickel and dime his clients like many others do. I would have no problem recommending him to anyone since I know they will be happy with the work."

    Jason B. in February 2024

    HI
    Chicago, IL·

    Handyman, Handyman, Painting , and 3 more

    "Very professional and precise service!"

    Kaitlin P. in May 2024

    T
    Chicago, IL·

    painting

    "They are easy to work with and very good in how they communicate with the customer and very helpful in many ways pointing out other faults"

    Enrike P. in June 2024

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How much do painting & staining companies typically cost?

  • Evanston, Illinois Average
    $744
  • Typical Range
    $378 - $1,450
  • Low End - High End
    $190 - $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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Recent Job Requests for Painting Contractors in Evanston, IL

  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Evanston, IL
    Date: 01/22/24
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Wall
    Desired Completion Date: Within 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    What needs to be painted? (Check all that apply): Ceiling
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