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    John Ceu Logo
    kaighdale, NC·

    Painting

    "Heâ s a very fair and honest man. He does a great job."

    Bernie E. in November 2023

    OC

    "Working when Ryan was awesome. His customer service was on point, friendly, personable and communicative. He did a great job painting our cabinets, was available within just a couple of days to complete the job and did so timely. I would definitely hire him again."

    Keena J. in November 2023

    Rivera Construction Services, Inc. Logo

    Flooring, Siding, Roofing , and 1 more

    "The painting job was exceptional. Andy and Michael did an amazing job in such efficient time. There was no mess and my kitchen came out exactly how I wanted it. I m so pleased with their work and would recommend them to anyone who needs a painting job."

    Joanne N. in December 2019

    US
    Four Oaks, NC·

    Siding

    "Diego and his team did great work for us. They quoted us a fair price, arrived on time, worked with us with flexibility as we changed our minds and made some additions to the job and handled the whole job professionally and quickly. They were a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend them!"

    Michael M. in February 2022

    Medina's Painting and Services Logo
    Durham, NC·

    Residential Painter

    "Would highly recommend Medinaâ s Painting. Went above & beyond on painting the entry way hall to my home. It was a small job but he took the time & extra effort to have it look great. When I need more painting done I will be calling him back."

    Margaret E. in October 2020

    Triangle Pro Painting Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    Cabinet Painting, Deck and Fence Staining, Residential and Commercial Painting , and 2 more

    "Very professional and good communication regarding the quote and work scheduling."

    Robert D. in December 2020

    Miguel Home Improvement, LLC Logo
    Durham, NC·

    Floor, Remodeling, Spanish Speaking , and 1 more

    "Miguel and Alex helped us with replacing porch steps, railing and replacing a door. They also ended up painting our porch to give the outdoor area a more cohesive look. We couldn't be more pleased with the level of service, reliability and the courtesy they displayed during the completion of the project. We highly recommend this hard-working and affordable team for home improvement needs!"

    Enya G. in October 2023

    KC
    Creedmoor, NC·

    Painting, Drywall, Carpentry

    "K and K did an excellent job repairing and painting our house. The team worked hard and efficiently. I highly recommend Kelvin and his team"

    Joan H. in October 2022

    The Painting Company, Inc. Logo
    Raleigh, NC·

    painting, Painting, Dry wall

    "They responded to the request for a quote and, when selected, performed in a timely and professional manner."

    Bill P. in December 2021

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • Raleigh, North Carolina Average
    $3,396
  • Typical Range
    $2,292 - $5,003
  • Low End - High End
    $675 - $7,166

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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