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Top 10 painting services in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these Chicago painters are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Housedoctors

The Housedoctors

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Home inspector since 1994, degree in construction engineering from Indiana state university. Instructor for home inspection licensees. Provide a thorough inspection and report. Not afraid to call out issues, the client is our priority. We also teach you, the homeowners, how the house works. Choose an experienced inspector who will identify problems and only work for you. After many years of providing home inspections throughout the Chicagoland area, the most rewarding part of the job remains the positive impact we are able to have on the people we meet. Buying a home can be a frightening, often stressful process, and being able to provide ass...
Home Maintenance Services

Home Maintenance Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
I am a professional handyman who is looking to provide high caliber home service work and get my small handyman business off the ground. I enjoy working with my hands and take pride in my work. I have 5+ years of experience with multiple trades and 7+ years in retail customer service experience, so safety, quality, and your satisfaction are my top priorities.
Allan's Remodeling LLC

Allan's Remodeling LLC

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Our priority is our guess satisfaction and make sure take care costumer’s needs, we provide highly quality work
Rico's Windows & Gutters

Rico's Windows & Gutters

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
We have been offering quality outdoor services for over 10 years, gaining some amazing clients on the way. I pride myself on the hard work and results we present to each one of our customers. From gutter cleanings to power washing, never be afraid to ask about any outdoor project. Feel free to shoot us a message or give us a call to schedule your free estimate.
Jones Home Services

Jones Home Services

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Founded in 2010, Jones Home Services is a trusted name in home improvement repairs in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas. Known for their reliability, excellent communication, and high-quality work, they strive to keep their customers well-informed throughout the project. With a strong focus on integrity, Jones Home Services looks forward to helping you with your home improvement needs.
Take 2 Renewal

Take 2 Renewal

5.0(4)
Top Pro
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Joseph K. says, "The end product was more than we could have imagined. Transformed our kitchen. Kevin was personal and professional and a delight to work with. Would recommend him to anyone!" Read more

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 Chicago painting services

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
OQuinn
Professional service, quality craftsmanship, and product knowledge.
Take 2 Renewal
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