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    CG Pro Painting Logo
    Chula Vista, CA·

    Painting

    "As an Interior Design Firm I must rely on trades to represent our firm and our desire to please the client and give them the best possible service. We know we can always count on CG PRO PAINTING SERVICES Painting and Improvements for this service. They are outstanding in terms of professionalism, work ethic, and final results. I recently dealt with them on a project and they gave me the best possible service. When it comes to any painting and wallpapering project we look no further than CG PRO PAINTING SERVICES."

    Roy . in November 2022

    Dynamic Pro Painter Logo
    Oceanside, CA·

    Painting Interior/Exterior

    "Marcos was incredibly detail oriented and professional. He executed the job in a timely manner and walked me through the whole process. I would recommend Marcos in a heartbeat!"

    Mitchell G. in November 2021

    PB
    San Diego, CA·

    Commercial Painting, Custom Painting Services, Interior, exterior Painting , and 2 more

    "I hired Jorge and his team to paint the interior of my townhouse before listing it for sale. They were always on time and completed the project without any additional fees. Jorge came back to do some touch-ups after the new carpet was installed and I couldn't have been happier. My realtor was very impressed with the quality and outcome. Jorge is very meticulous, great attention to detail, and the painting turned out even better than I expected. I recently had him do some work at my condo where a cabinet was removed in the laundry room as well as repair a crack in the wall. The end result looks amazing. I will definitely contact him for any future work."

    Melody A. in November 2021

    SD Pro Painting Logo
    San Marcos, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "Extremely courteous and good exterior paint job. I booked an additional interior paint job as well."

    ed R. in December 2020

    Perfection + Painting Logo

    In business since 2015

    About us: "Perfection + Painting provides top notch customer service and the highest levels of professionalism for San Diego County. They can handle all painting and drywall repair projects, big or small. Perfection + Painting belief is not a name. Its a standard. They will make sure your project is implemented perfectly. Call Us Today!"

    EC
    Temecula, CA·

    Painting

    "Great service. Great work. Strongly recommend. They matched the paint perfectly. Would definitely hire them again."

    Teresa A. in May 2013

    HP

    Painting, Shiplap, Color Consultations , and 7 more

    "If you are looking for a great paint company you need to consider Hot Pink Painting. Beverly and her team did a 5 star job. She helped us select a color to paint the entire interior of our home and the perfect pink and wallpaper for our new babyâ s nursery. The painters were so professional and even wore hot pink booties! They very attentive to our requests and wanted nothing but total satisfaction. If you want a professional custom painter, I highly recommend this company."

    Jeanine H. in October 2023

    AC

    In business since 2020

    San Marcos, CA·

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet every consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent customer service from start to completion of a project. To understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a personal and professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job. Contact Us: [email protected] Alex T. Owner (760) 571-0023 // Ruben Q. Owner (760) 519-9399"

    CP
    Norristown, PA·

    Cabinet Refinishing, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "CertaPro did a fast and good job. I'm pleased with the outcome."

    Amy W. in December 2011

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • San Diego, California Average
    $3,471
  • Typical Range
    $2,283 - $4,931
  • Low End - High End
    $791 - $7,000

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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