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    New Generation Painting & Decorating Logo
    Santa Clara, CA·

    Painting

    "New Generation Painting gifted us with one of the best experiences weâ ve ever had with a contractor! Our home was in serious need of exterior painting and extensive dry rot repair. We interviewed several potential contractors, but when we met Ivan, we knew weâ d found our person. He is a hands-on business owner who books limited jobs so quality stays high. He was on site every day. His team got mad props and respect from our neighbors, who were amazed at their skill, precision, and professionalism. In fact, several neighbors wanted their contact information after seeing their work! They completed the job beautifully, on time, and in budget, Their communication was excellent. We honestly would not consider hiring anyone else for future jobs- these guys are seriously the best!! Thank you Ivan, Sarai and New Generation Painting!"

    Elisa L. in December 2022

    Palm Construction, Inc. Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Decks, Roofing

    "Jacob and his crew helped me build a beautiful Trex deck. They have helped me execute this project from A to Z whithin 2 weeks time period. Great reliable contructors to work with!!!"

    Sapir A. in December 2020

    Amazing Cesar's Painting Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Cabinets - Refinish, Deck refinishing as repaint or staining, Interior Painting or Staining , and 2 more

    "Amazing Cesar's Painting did a very good job for us! Cesar is easy to work with, professional, prompt and reliable. I highly recommend this business. If you need a painting pro, make sure you call Cesar!"

    Chafik M. in December 2020

    BENAVIDES DRYWALL, INC. Logo
    LOS BANOS, CA·

    Level 5 finish Smooth walls, Drywall hanging, Hand texture , and 2 more

    "Hector was professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and timely. He exceeded my expectations of the job! It looks fantastic!"

    Heidi V. in November 2023

    Palma's Painting Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Painting, Exterior Painting, Powerwash , and 1 more

    "Fernando and his crew did an amazong job. Painted my two bedrooms. Nursery and living room . Completely changed the view in my home . Really glad we hired him"

    Andres M. in December 2023

    Paradise Painting Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Interior Painting, Exterior Painting

    "Adrian is a honest and hard working entrepreneur. He and his team came in and did an amazing job prepping, washing, painting the exterior of the house. I was very impressed at the speed and quality the job was done. Not only that, his prices were very competitive. I would work with Adrian and Paradise Painting again."

    Kevin S. in October 2023

    Four Seasons Painting, Inc. Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Interior Painting, Pressure washing, Exterior Painting , and 2 more

    "They completed the job in time as promised. The lead person was very courteous and careful listener. carried out the job as promised.and in time. I recommend his services to all."

    Shashi M. in November 2019

    J & D Painting Logo
    Campbell, CA·

    Epoxy floor coverings, Color Consulting and Design Assistance, Confined Space Certified Painters (OSHA) Certified , and 2 more

    "They did a thorough job on the painting of our house. In addition, we were constantly updated on the work. Our yards were left clean and secure at the end of each workday."

    Elizabeth T. in December 2021

    Valverde's Painting, Inc. Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Painting

    "Fast and great quality work at an awesome price. All the detailed work in the interior rooms is flawless. I would be using VPI for my exterior project. Thank you, guys, for the Amazing service."

    Gilberto S. in June 2023

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How much do exterior home painters typically cost?

  • San Jose, California Average
    $3,375
  • Typical Range
    $2,392 - $4,352
  • Low End - High End
    $1,010 - $6,730

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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