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Find painters in Boston, MA

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Find painters in Boston, MA

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Top 10 painting services in Boston, MA

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Ageu General Services INC

Ageu General Services INC

New on HomeGuide
Serves Bolton, MA
Ageu General Services is your one-stop shop for all your needs and more! From our knowledge in archutecture, designer and labor solutions to simplifying the process of building and renovationg, we provide you with customized and professional services to carry out your projects successfully. Our team is committed to your needs and vision for your home or business. We work with responsibility, respect, honesty, and teamwork to guarantee you receive our maximum attention and quality results. MORE THAN 11 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Elevated Concrete Construction LLC.

Elevated Concrete Construction LLC.

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Boston, MA
With 5+ years in the business, proudly working on both commercial & residential sites, we guarantee we are a suitable match for your construction needs. We specialize in all concrete applications & light sight-work / excavation.
Epoxy Flooring Systems

Epoxy Flooring Systems

Serves Plymouth, MA
We Apply Epoxy Flooring. There is an owner on every job.
Panthera Building Concepts

Panthera Building Concepts

Offers online services
Serves Woburn, MA
Boston Mais Enterprises Corp is a General contractor specializing in outside areas. We offer an array of services: Hardscaping, Concrete services, Carpentry, Decking, and most home improvements projects. We pride ourselves on implementing innovative processes in order to complete some of the toughest restorations in Great Boston. Let us come out and tailor a strategy that best fits your needs and budget. We can handle any project while maintaining competitive pricing and unparalleled craftsmanship. As a company that specializes in commercial buildings, we have worked on various types of structures. No matter how big your building is or how or...


3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Weymouth, MA
Hello, my name is Milton , and I have been in the CARPENTRY and PAINTING for 26 years, and remodeling for 17 years. It is my priority to ensure that my customers are fully satisfied with every job. I am always prompt, offer reasonable rates, and am easy to work with. I take pleasure in being present for every job because I enjoy working with my hands and taking pride in the final project. I find it fulfilling to help people out of their remodeling predicaments, which can be a stressful time....
RC Cleaning

RC Cleaning

1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Braintree, MA
We have been in the cleaning business for over 5 years, always looking to do a perfect and personalized job according to the needs of our customers. We always prioritize your satisfaction and comfort. We work with the best products and accessories.
Beacon Hill Remodeling Inc

Beacon Hill Remodeling Inc

2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Revere, MA
We are a full service general contracting firm specializing in custom homes, commercial construction, and residential remodeling. is dedicated to building a better construction experience for homeowners and business owners in MA e NH. From initial concept through design, permitting, construction and completion, we can handle all phases of your project. No job is too big or small, and we are competitively priced. We enjoy bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and deck building too!
Golden Way Construction And Landscaping

Golden Way Construction And Landscaping

1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Abington, MA
We pride ourselves not only on being landscapers and offering masonry services with free quotes, but also as certified contractors. We are insured, bound and licensed by the State of Massachusetts. Construction of masonry services in general. Patio, Walkway, Sidewalk, Retaining Wall and Stone Wall. Gardening, Mulch, Clean-up and Edge.


Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Framingham, MA
Solving complex problems: If you enjoy challenges and problem-solving, then you might find satisfaction in tackling complex issues and finding innovative solutions to them. Helping others: If your job involves helping people, whether it's through providing excellent customer service or solving problems for them, you may find satisfaction in knowing that you're making a positive impact on others' lives. Creativity: If your job involves creativity, such as graphic design, copywriting, or product development, you might find excitement in using your imagination and producing something unique and innovative. Collaborating with others: If you enjoy...
RP Handymam Services

RP Handymam Services

15 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Dracut, MA
Hello, my name is Renan de Paula, I have been working with carpentry in general for 10 years and today I have clients all over Boston, NH and Maine, we always do the best for our clients. We have experience and references and everything we do. It will be a pleasure to help you with your next project.

Your Painting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

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
RoomAverage Cost
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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?
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