Austin, TX 78728
From Business: At Adam's Landscaping and Garden Service we strive for perfection. Landscaping and Gardening has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. There is nothing more rewarding than turning the ordinary into a masterpiece of outdoor tranquility! I provide quality lawn care, garden, and landscaping services at an econ…
2607 E Cesar Chavez StAustin, TX 78702
From Business: With over 30 years of experience we are committed to providing you and your home with the expert painting services that you deserve. We are proud to be locally owned and operated for prompt response to your needs. Juan Gonzalez Painting is committed to high quality results on all the projects we undertake. Call on us to ta…
8004 Tapo LnAustin, TX 78724
From Business: Travis County Handyman Services, is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty and responsibility in all of our jobs. We are a locally owned and operated business with more than 8 years of experience serving all of Travis County and surrounding area…
9802 Teasdale TerAustin, TX 78753
From Business: Our services include home renovations, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home additions, painting, interior and exterior painting, chimney repair, plumbing, electrical services, carpet installation, and floor installation. Our experts specialize in providing our services to owners of residential or commercial properties. We…
We used the Vice Brothers for two major renovations / additions on our home. Without the use of an architect,the work looked like it was original to the house. Theywere timely, dependable, responsive, tidy, pleasent, and did beautiful work. We love both of our projects, one now at least 9 yrs. o…
902 E Leslie CirAustin, TX 78721
From Business: Our team specializes in interior and exterior painting services. Whether you are renovating, redecorating or building a new house or office, our painting professionals will help in choosing the right paint and colors for you based on your need and budget.
Austin, TX 78750
From Business: Business encompasses all home repairs, and remodeling. Including Painting exterior and interior. We can do it all not job to big or small. Hand us your to do list, and we will take care of it. Handyman service, electrical, plumbing, and dry wall repair.
2900 W Anderson LnAustin, TX 78757
From Business: We know that the true foundation of client relationships is trust. At 360° Painting Austin we strive to earn your trust and will work closely with you to transform your vision into a vibrant reality. We have built our reputation by listening to our customers and helping them to realize their desired outcomes. Your house is…
16. AJ's Painting
182 Cielo Vista DrDel Valle, TX 78617
From Business: We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we tak…
I am writing this for someone close to me...Do not work for this company!Ill give some examples of how this company is from what i witnessed in my time there.I am a former employee that has worked with them for approximately a year! These people are so shady everyone in the office is behind a hi…
18. L & R painting
610 Horseshoe DrLeander, TX 78641
From Business: L & R Painting started as a family owned and operated business founded in Leander, Texas. With 25 years of experience, our team has become one of the most respected painting contractors in town. We are fully passionate about improving your property with the help of our paintbrushes.Working with our specialists is ensuring …
Serving the Austin Area.
From Business: Cubit Contracting, LLC is a medium-sized commercial / residential company with locations in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Beaumont. Cubit has been fortunate to be awarded some initial sizable contracts for several projects. Local contacts and competitive pricing should propel rapid growth for the company. Mission Cubit C…
Doug and his crew just finished another job for my design firm and did a great job! They showed up on time, finished on time and left the job clean and my client's happy. Archie the Operations Manager and Liz the Office Manager are great to work with and take care of any of my clients needs im…
We recently moved into a new home and faced the daunting task of painting at least two rooms. Yechhh! As we both suffer from asthma, we knew we needed to have a professional handle the task. We'd recently received a direct mail postcard from Certa Pro Painters, so I called them. What an aw…
Wow! I don't know if I can say enough about this wonderful company. Jesus Merino, the owner, was on the job every day with his workers, they got there early and worked late. I was so impressed with his prep and clean up I can't even begin to convey the skill and quality of the painting. I had cr…
I have been a fan of David's Texas Painting for 8 years. He has done dry wall patching, wall texturing, fixed ceiling fan kits, bondo work on wood doors, and painted. He is reliable, cares about the quality of his work and is priced well. He shows up on time, is clean about his work and is me…
I used this company to do the Interior Painting and Remodeling of my mother house Im very happy with the finished job, I can say Kevin with his very friendly manners help me pick colors and he was very helpful from start to finish. I highly recomend Greater Austin Painting & Remodeling L. W…
Most horrible painting job and experience ever!! YOU are warned!! He and his co-worker left red paint drops in multiple spots all over our WHITE STONE newly purchased home. His work was sloppy with uneven and spotty application. He also splattered red paint on our WHITE outside sink cabinet. He removed the paint with paint remover which left at least 4 highly visible spots which we now have to correct by having the entire cabinet painted!! He ruined three sets of curtains by getting red paint on them. We had several experienced paint contractors come by to give an estimate to correct these issues and the average cost of repair was several thousand dollars. This is just the tip of the ice berg. There are so, so many issues that I can't even go into everything. They also left cigarette butts all around our property and months later we are still picking them up.. Words can't even begin to describe how disappointed and shocked we were with him and his painting. You have been warned!!
jesus anicua owner of jb painting paint my house his crew was very polite and on time his work was made with quality and professional thank you
Terry came out to our house to repair some very poorly done drywall tape and texture in several rooms. He was very professional, polite, and did a great job of explaining the repair process and what we were being charged for. His final price was very reasonable and the walls look great now. I would definitely use him again for any drywall/painting services.
Business transformations"On Time and In Budget" I definitely recommend my company for any residential/commercial projects pertaining to paint,remodeling,or renovations you have. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!!
Wow! I don't know if I can say enough about this wonderful company. Jesus Merino, the owner, was on the job every day with his workers, they got there early and worked late. I was so impressed with his prep and clean up I can't even begin to convey the skill and quality of the painting. I had crown molding installed ( yes he does that as well) and a pony wall, all for a great price. I would recommend him to anyone looking for quality work at a very competitive price. I'm so happy we found this versatile company. Hire Purple Heart and you will be so glad you did. Finally, someone I can trust for all of my home needs. So HAPPY!!!
Did an excellent job on exterior. Recommend them to anyone looking for house painting in Austin, Texas.
Daniel sprayed my house from the outside, and it looks phenomenal. My family visited from Chicago and loved the look. I strongly recomend him. Worth every cent.
We had them come and paint our entry way and stair area and they did an amazing job! Very clean lines and very professional prep work. Very pleased with the outcome! Would definitely recommend them!
These guys do a really great job for the price they charge. I would recommened them to any one that needs any painting jobs done. Also they provide free power washing and their very clean with their work. I had them do my fence and stain my cabinnets and do an acces wall in my livingroom. 5 stars for these guys!!
Painting can be a significant undertaking, whether you're painting just one room or an entire home. While some people like to take on this project themselves, many choose to hire professionals to ensure the task is completed correctly.
Types of Interior Paint
Matte paint doesn't have a shiny quality when it dries, which many homeowners prefer for their interior walls. This is the most popular style of paint for homes. It covers up irregularities in the wall well but is also easily blemished.
Matte Enamel Paint
Matte enamel paint has all the positive qualities of matte paint but will last longer and isn't scuffed as easily.
Gloss paint will dry with a shine to it and is the second-most popular choice for interior wall paint. The shiny quality highlights imperfections in a surface, so people tend to stay away from it when painting wood.
Semi-gloss is also shiny but less so than gloss paint. It's more commonly used on trim than on walls.
Satin falls somewhere between gloss and matte in terms of shininess. It will highlight imperfections well, like gloss, but is easy to clean.
Eggshell is also between gloss and matte on the shininess scale, but it won't highlight imperfections quite as much as satin, semi-gloss, or gloss.
Types of Exterior Paint
Exterior paints have similar choices for finishes as interior paints, but the pros and cons can be different for outdoor use.
Though gloss paint will make imperfections easily seen, it will also hold up to the elements the best. This paint is best suited for areas of a home or building that are frequently used, like door frames.
Semi-gloss paint is similarly long-lasting but isn't as shiny as gloss.
Satin paint is commonly used for siding but will display irregularities underneath if the siding isn't in good shape.
Flat paint is the best choice if painting over siding that has many dents, scrapes, or other imperfections.
If you're repainting a home that has been previously painted with oil-based paint, your best bet is to stick with this option. Water-based paint layered over old oil-based paint will peel easily.
Water-based paint, or latex paint, dries quickly and cleans up easily, making it the preferred paint for a home's exterior. It will also expand when warm and contract when cool, which means it will hold up in all types of weather.
Hiring a Painter
When embarking on a project as big as painting your home, it's important to know ahead of time what kind of quality you can expect from the painters you hire. Don't settle for the first one you find or the cheapest option. Instead, do your homework to be sure that you hire a trustworthy professional who knows how to paint a house well.
The first thing you'll do when hiring a painter is request quotes from three or four in your area. If you reach out to too many, you'll wind up wasting time narrowing down your list; too few and you may not end up with the best quality or right price.
The typical price range for an interior paint job is between $400 and $4,120, with the average falling around $1,670, depending on the scope of the project and paint requests. It will typically cost around $380 to $790 to paint a typical 10-by-12 foot room.
The cost to paint a home's exterior is a little higher: between $730 and $5,600, with an average of $2,624. The typical home of between 500 and 1,500 square feet will generally cost between $1,000 and $3,000, but this will change depending on the number of stories and home location.
If a quote seems high, ask the contractor what is increasing the price point. Perhaps it's something that can be negotiated, or maybe this business is just overpricing their services. On the other hand, be skeptical of any price points that seem unfathomably low. There could be a reason their prices are below the industry norm - perhaps their quality standards are uncommonly low, too.
Once you have quotes, conduct an over-the-phone interview with your prospects. Some important questions to ask your painter include:
1. Do you have insurance?
It's never a good idea to hire a contractor whose business isn't properly insured. Ask both about comprehensive business liability insurance and workers' compensation, and don't be hesitant to ask for proof. If you are unsure of the validity of the insurance, you can also call the insurance company to double-check that it is an active policy.
2. Do you have a warranty?
Not offering a warranty is a red flag, and you may want to be cautious about hiring a company that doesn't provide one. If they have a warranty, ask how long it lasts, and what it covers. Additionally, you'll want to get the warranty in writing should you need to refer to it later.
3. Who, specifically, will be in my house, and can I trust them?
You always have a right to know who will be entering your home. If the person you are speaking with says he or she will not be personally supervising the project, ask who will be, what their role is, and how long they've been with the company.
Also, don't be afraid to ask if the painters are trustworthy people. Unfortunately, there are plenty of cases where a painter has stolen items from a home or caused damage to the house or injury to the homeowner. Subcontractors may not be as skilled as employees, and the contractor you're hiring may not have much experience working with them, making them more of a risk. Additionally, ask if the painters are employees or subcontractors, and what the screening or hiring process is like. If the company conducts background checks, that's a good sign.
4. What kind of training do your employees receive?
If the contractor makes a point to train new hires on safety techniques as well as quality standards on the job, you're probably in good hands.
5. What kind of paint will you use?
The quality of the paint will affect how good the walls look when the project is completed. If your contractor says they plan on using a paint you don't like, feel free to request an alternative.
6. How long have you been in business, and do you have references?
A well-established company will have more experience and likely more references for you to reach out to than a new company that's just getting off the ground. Be sure to ask for references so you can speak to former customers about their experience working with the painter. When speaking to these people, ask about:
- Whether they had issues with the crew
- If the painters were messy or neat
- How the paint has held up since the project was completed
7. How much wall prep is included in the price?
For a long-lasting paint job, a clean wall is crucial. Ask how they plan to clean your walls, if at all, before getting started. A high-quality company will thoroughly prepare a wall so that the paint will lay smoothly and last a long time.
8. Are you active in the community and are you involved in any trade organizations?
Community involvement shows the company:
- Is established and well-known
- Cares about its customers
- Is confident in their work
Additionally, being active in trade organizations indicates it is likely up to date on the latest industry best practices and that the company is dedicated to its trade. Also, a Better Bureau Business membership demonstrates the company is stable, confident, and willing to let potential customers check them out before hiring them.
Trade Organizations for Painters
If the company you hire is involved in a trade organization, it shows they take pride in their work, and are dedicated to providing quality service. Some top trade organizations painters might be a part of include:
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
PDCA connects painters and home decorators through local chapters and councils. The organization also provides webinars, educational videos, and podcasts so members can stay up to date on the latest best practices and news.
American Coatings Association
The ACA doesn't focus on best practices so much as it does on best products. The nonprofit is dedicated to research and development of high-quality paint products as well as sustainability issues.
Finishing Contractors Association
The FCA has members that are painters as well as professionals who focus on flooring, drywall, and other elements to home construction and renovation.
Better Business Bureau
The BBB isn't a painter-specific group but rather an organization that is dedicated to ensuring that consumers can access information about anyone they do business with. The BBB also rates companies based on a Standards of Trust scale, which goes from A+ to F. A company doesn't have to be a member to get a grade, and it's a good idea to check to see how your contractor is scored as well as its membership status.