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    Parks Roofing & Painting, Inc. Logo
    Santa Monica, CA·

    Roofing Repairs, Exterior Painting

    "I have hired Georgeâ s company twice and would do so again. He is incredibly easy to work with. He is an excellent communicator and gets the job done efficiently. The quality of the work is always excellent."

    Therese K. in December 2023

    Aldo & Etel Painting Logo
    Mission Hills, CA·

    Interior, Full Painting Service, Residential , and 2 more

    "Aldo and Etel are incredibly professional, experienced and made the process for our complete home repaint project very easy from start to finish. They quoted four business days and got it done in two. The quality was top notch- great line work on doors and closets. Hire them!"

    Alicia F. in December 2020

    JH
    Burbank, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting, Aluminum seamless gutter installation , and 1 more

    "They did a nice job and weâ re very quick and reliable"

    jay D. in December 2022

    AP
    Los Angeles, CA·

    Painting

    "We hired Anny Painting for interior painting, staining (they matched an existing cabinet color), and to paint the underside of our deck. Everyone was highly skilled, very polite, friendly, and efficient. I had some fairly challenging requests using different colors and their work surpassed my expectations. I highly recommend them!"

    Arturo V. in December 2020

    All Brands Painting, Inc. Logo
    Canyon Country, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "Albin and his team are lovely. Communicative. Kind. Thoughtful. Fair quote, transparent pricing throughout if you have adjustments. Quick, beautiful work. Highly recommended."

    Pierluigi C. in November 2022

    PT
    San Pedro, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Stucco Repairs & Resurfacing, Exterior Carpentry & Wood Repairs , and 2 more

    "Friendly staff, professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!"

    Brayan P. in April 2023

    John and James White, Inc. Logo
    Glendale, CA·

    Exterior Painting, Interior Painting

    "James was able to schedule us in during a time when it was hard to find availability. His crew was really great. interior paint job, took about two and a half to three days. I like that they came at 7 a.m. and cleaned up when they left."

    Marie S. in November 2018

    Five Star Painting of Woodland Hills Logo
    West Hills, CA·

    Kitchen Cabinet Repainting, Popcorn Ceiling Removal and Repainting, Residential Interior and Exterior Painting , and 1 more

    "Brett & his team did a beautiful job on our office. They were fast, efficient, very precise, and well priced. Couldn't recommend highly enough!"

    Cori H. in December 2019

    Diaz Painting Logo
    Los Angeles, CA·

    Repair Damage Drywall, Service offered Residential & Commercial, Exterior & Interior Painting , and 3 more

    "They were very respectful and understanding. Very skilled and quick project. This business did an amazing job. Would definitely would recommend for any painting project."

    Kevin L. in March 2023

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • Los Angeles, California Average
    $4,528
  • Typical Range
    $2,884 - $6,619
  • Low End - High End
    $1,000 - $10,000

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 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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