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Top 10 painting services in Cambridge, MA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
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.
Beacon Hill Remodeling Inc

Beacon Hill Remodeling Inc

2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Revere, MA
Jone S. says, "Very professional. They did what they said they would do; arrived on time and finished the job on time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them." Read more
Argos Painting

Argos Painting

New on HomeGuide
Serves Portsmouth, NH
Argos Painting, us provides clients with a complete suite of residential painting services throughout the Greater Boston Pull Area. We'll repair and paint contemporary and historic homes and businesses, inside and out, with beautiful, lasting results. Having work done at your home should be a positive experience. Argos Painting will maintain a clean, well-protected work area and leave no residual dirt behind. Customers can expect efficient, friendly, non-smoking, highly qualified staff, and the peace of mind of choosing an established, reputable, and reliable painting contractor. Are you ready to give your home a new style? call us no
Eddy Remodeling.

Eddy Remodeling.

2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Revere, MA
We are a company established in Boston MA for more than 17 years and we have experience in renovation, additional, painting, decks, floor, bathrooms.. Our team will always be ready to visit your project and provide the best quote and you will have your 100% satisfactory project.
De Oliveira Painting

De Oliveira Painting

New on HomeGuide
Serves Melrose, MA
Our Services Are you looking for a renovation company? De Oliveira Painting is here for you. We’re a mainly a residential painting company, but we offer a wide range of services. Here’s everything we could help you with: INTERIOR PAINTING We plan each project carefully – making sure you’re fully satisfied is very important to us. All of the materials we use are from leading manufacturers and we have environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic options. Attention to detail is vital when repainting a home. That’s why we will caulk all gaps and cracks in the trim work while we’re renovating. To ensure a perfect and even look, we also cover eve
RC Cleaning

RC Cleaning

1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Braintree, MA
Eva D. says, "Decided to have a deep clean done on the house once a year. RC cleaning was on time and responded to my texts immediately. They did a thorough job and even had a checklist of all the things they would be cleaning. Very friendly and did an excellent job. Will be recommending. " Read more
Epoxy Flooring Systems

Epoxy Flooring Systems

Serves Plymouth, MA
Lucille H. says, "Loved my floor. What I asked for is what I got. Very easy to work with. " Read more
Panthera Building Concepts

Panthera Building Concepts

Offers online services
Serves Woburn, MA
Don J. says, "Filipe and your team of pavers experts did an excellent job. We got offers from several companies and tried to contact a few more but they never even showed up. The team did a great job diligently and professionally.they started early and kept going until they were done. Our new driveway exceeded our expectations. We strongly recommend it!" Read more


Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Framingham, MA
Denise D. says, "Getting the work done with visuals sent so could see step as they proceed in getting the job done " Read more
Golden Way Construction And Landscaping

Golden Way Construction And Landscaping

1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Abington, MA
Joe says, "They did a perfect patio for me. Love it." Read more

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

  • 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?

Reviews for Cambridge painting services

Recent success stories from people in the Cambridge area.
Dom G.
Great crew, and the woodworking is beautiful. Would work with them every time!
Beacon Hill Remodeling Inc
Taylor T.
10/10 would use these guys again! They were on time and well prepared with their own cleaning supplies! That was really helpful since I had all my stuff packed up. They did a deep clean of the place I was moving Into and were very thorough. They did light fixtures, appliances, moved everything, ceilings, floors, windows, and so much more! They also provided great conversation which made the experience that much better. My boyfriend and I will definitely be using them again soon and we were very impressed with everything they did!
RC Cleaning
So good job
Milton did a wonderful Job!!! He was here when he said he would be, and he finished the jib on schedule! I’m asking Milton to do another project at our home too! Highly recommend!
very good work, my room is very sophisticated
Prc Group Services and Carpentry
Yves M.
They did a good job, showed up until the work was completed, fixed things when I asked them to change it. Worked late and always super respectful.
RP handymam services
Brian B.
Ava’s stripped and installed a brand new roof for me. Very professional and done in a timely manner. I will absolutely use them in the future for renovations and repairs. I have referred Ava’s to friends of mine who are also very satisfied with the work. I would recommend to anyone 10/10.
Ivair S.
Mazzoni Eagle home Improvement did a great job of a total bathroom renovation on the first floor of our multi-family, three story house while repairing various problems in the bathroom on the second floor. The team also took care of some minor carpentry projects. Hayner communicated well with us and his skilled team worked quickly and efficiently. I would recommend Mazzoni Eagle Improvement and his team without reservation.
Mazzoni Eagle Home Improvement Llc
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