Find a painter in San Francisco, CA

Find painters in San Francisco, CA

Find painters in San Francisco, CA

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Find painters in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 painting services in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco painters are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Pure Electric Inc

Pure Electric Inc

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
David A. says, "They are committed to getting the job done! They were very professional and I was impressed at how they diagnosed the problem and solved it. If I ever have another situation come up again, I’m calling Jose at Pure Electric!" Read more
Mauricio Handyman

Mauricio Handyman

5.0Exceptional(8)
12 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Marina K. says, "He did a great job." Read more
Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

4.9Exceptional(19)
Offers online services
28 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Mrs. Judy L. says, "Agreed to a price and charged correctly for a fine job. Very professional attitude. Judy P" Read more
Wcss Construction

Wcss Construction

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Kyvan N. says, "I rarely write reviews but I felt I really had to in this case. Haim is amazing and wcss is fantastic to work with.  Daniel and his team delivered before schedule on on my new deck with multiple layers of weatherproofing and waterproofing. I could not be happier with the results!!! I would not hesitate to continue to work with Haim and the folks at WCSS again for the many projects to come!" Read more
WaltersplumbingW.A

WaltersplumbingW.A

5.0(4)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Riana A. says, "Easy to deal with, professional and very courteous " Read more
Bright Colors

Bright Colors

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Painting Interior, Exterior, Comercial and Residential, Drywall, staining, power washing
Duralast Painting

Duralast Painting

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Internet an alarm referrals
Campbell Showroom

Campbell Showroom

New on HomeGuide
38+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I have many years of experience with many clients. I love the process of mI enjoy the people, eeting and developing a unique style for each person I work with. I like both large and small projects and have a deep knowledge of the marketplace and a long list of resources. I have worked with many interesting and discerning clients. I enjoy the process, the delivery of expectations for comfort and style, and the people I get to work for and with. Each job is new and fresh and always surprises me with what can be achieved....

Your Painting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to hire a professional painter near me?

Painters charge $20 to $50 per hour or $1 to $6 per square foot, depending on the project size, complexity, and whether it's interior painting or exterior painting.

Cost to hire a painter near me

  • Interior Door $50 – $200
  • 10×12 Room $300 – $800
  • 10×12 Room Ceiling $150 – $300
  • 14×16 Master Bedroom $700 – $1,300
  • Bathroom $200 – $600
  •  Kitchen $200 – $600
  • Living Room $400 – $1,200
  • All Interior Walls $1,300 – $6,300
  • Whole House Interior $2,900 – $8,800
  • Whole House Exterior $1,800 – $5,000
  • New Construction $4,000 – $15,000

Does painting add value to a house?

Painting is a cost-effective way to add value and boost home appeal. Interior painting has a 107% return on investment (ROI), while exterior painting has a 55% return on investment on average.

How often should you paint your walls or house interior?

Interior walls need painting every three to seven years on average, depending on the room type, traffic and condition, and previous paint job. Ceilings need painting every 7 to 10 years, and baseboards and trim need repainting every 2 to 4 years.

Signs interior walls need painting:

  • Paint is peeling, flaking, bubbling, cracking, faded, or chalky
  • There are stains and mold on the walls
  • The walls are damaged
  • The last paint job was longer than 7 years ago
  • You're tired of the current color
  • You're selling the home and want to increase the appeal

How often should you paint your house exterior?

A house exterior needs painting every five to ten years on average, depending on the location, climate, sun exposure, material, and condition. Wood siding needs repainting every 3 to 7 years, while fiber cement siding needs repainting every 10 to 15 years.

Signs a house exterior needs painting:

  • Paint is peeling, flaking, bubbling, cracking, faded, or chalky
  • There are exposed patches of wall
  • Stucco needs patching, or wood boards need replacing
  • The last paint job was longer than 10 years ago
  • You are selling the home and want to boost curb appeal

How long does it take to paint a room?

Painting a room takes two to six hours on average. The time it takes to paint a room depends on the prep work, primer requirements, room size, if ceilings need painting, number of coats, and clean up.

How long does it take to paint a house?

An average-size house takes three to four days to paint with a professional team of three painters. A large three-story or 5+ bedroom house takes four to six days to paint the exterior on average. This time estimate includes prepping the house, painting, and cleaning up.

Do you tip residential painting contractors?

Painting services do not expect a tip. However, if they go above and beyond or spend more time than expected, a cold drink, hot lunch, or $10 to $20 tip is appreciated. Giving the painter a positive review on HomeGuide, Yelp, or Google is better than a tip.

How to find local painters?

Start by searching our list of painters near you, then compare reviews and costs. Next:

  • Get at least three free estimates in-person to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, worker’s compensation, and bond guarantees.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask if they are part of their local chamber of commerce or any trade associations such as the Painting Contractors Association (PCA).
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best painting services in your area.

What questions to ask painting companies?

When hiring a local painter, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been a painting contractor?
  • How many similar projects have you painted?
  • Can I see your portfolio?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Are you a member of the BBB, chamber of commerce, or any trade associations?
  • Are your painters' employees or subcontractors?
  • What qualities do you look for in subcontractors? Do they have professional training?
  • What quality of painting materials do you use?
  • What is your preparation process before painting?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Who's the project manager?
  • What hours do you and your crew work?
  • How long will the project take?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • How long is your warranty, and what does it cover?
  • How much is your cost estimate?
  • Can you provide me a written and signed contract with a breakdown of all costs?
  • What is the structure of the payment agreements?
  • Are financing options available?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for San Francisco painting services

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Jimmy T.
I like the way they did my job quick and clean
Pure electric inc
Olga K.
Great job! Was on time and knew exactly what needed to be done. Yes, do recommend him.
Mauricio handyman
Juan O.
Very professional. Replaced the water heater in no time. Very clean work
Innovation Plumbing and Rooter dba HBR CONSTRUCTION
Riana A.
While I have to call around or text to get a quote, Walter called me, and offer me a good deal. He came before the scheduled time, very nice, honest, and patient. He knows exactly what to do, and patiently explained what is the problem, and we really appreciate it. Great service, and we definitely will use his service on our next projects.
WaltersplumbingW.A
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