Dover, DE Painting Contractors

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Custom Remodeling & Restorations LLC

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1. Custom Remodeling & Restorations LLC

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Serving the Dover Area.

(410) 443-5333

Our bookshelves did not survive the move from Houston, TX to Newark, DE. My husband, a humanities professor, has 3000 books. So we were rather despe…

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2. Snow's Painting Service

BBB Rating: A+

Smyrna, DE 19977

(302) 399-6797

From Business: Family owned and operated with over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential painting. Our commitment to our customer's needs is of the highest import…

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Tolbert & Sons LLC

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3. Tolbert & Sons LLC

BBB Rating: A+

Dover, DE 19901

(302) 450-6577

From Business: Tolbert and Sons specializes in Residential and Commercial Painting, staining, wallpaper/coverings, deck cleaning/ treatment, and pressure washing services. We ar…

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4. David W. Brown Painting

BBB Rating: A+

20 Tina DrDover, DE 19901

(302) 697-8744
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5. Dss Services Inc

BBB Rating: A+

373 W North StDover, DE 19904

(302) 734-4579
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7. J.C.Bib General Contractors,LLC

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Smyrna, DE 19977

(302) 382-2591

JC Bib Contracting is outstanding. I needed a handicapped accessible ramp built on the front of my house, and when I called Jeremie, he was out the …

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Tricks of the Trade

8. Tricks of the Trade

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BBB Rating: A+

1482 Cow Marsh Creek RdCamden Wyoming, DE 19934

(302) 563-8288

The deck that Tricks of the Trade built for me was beautiful. Fast, clean, and a professional best describes this company. Best part was the prices …

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10. J & L Roofing Co

BBB Rating: A+

2626 Hazlettville RdDover, DE 19904

(302) 270-7550

From Business: Whenever you need a professional siding and roofing contractor, J & L Construction Company is never more than a phone call away. Our friendly, highly trained staf…

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11. Woodard's Painting

BBB Rating: A+

1249 Voshells Mill Star Hill RdDover, DE 19901

(302) 632-2924
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12. Brushstrokes

BBB Rating: A+

104 Vining RunCamden, DE 19934

(302) 382-9757
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13. Brights Painting

BBB Rating: A+

1750 Peachtree RunMagnolia, DE 19962

(302) 242-4403
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14. Marsh Construction Company

BBB Rating: A+

Camden Wyoming, DE 19934

(302) 241-5423
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Dover Paint & Power Washing

15. Dover Paint & Power Washing

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BBB Rating: A+

2352 Dyke Branch RdDover, DE 19901

(302) 677-8989

Good business is good business but this is a GREAT business. Jeff was such a pleasure to work with, so personable and funny and very knowledgeable. …

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16. Sherwin-Williams Company

7 S Dupont HwyDover, DE 19901

(302) 674-3952

From Business: Sherwin-Williams Paint Store of Dover, DE has exceptional quality paint supplies, wallpaper, stains and sealer to bring your ideas to life. Painting Questions? As…

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17. Paradise Painting

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26 W Fairfield DrDover, DE 19901

(302) 698-1392

Please don't use this company for your house. Overpriced and ruined my new carpet by not putting down tape. Painted right on the carpet. 3rd grad…

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18. Wells Painting

54 S New StDover, DE 19904

(302) 300-9425
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19. Wyatt Vernon Professional Painting

1163 E Denneys RdDover, DE 19901

(302) 736-6860
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20. JL Painting

114 Pine Cone DrDover, DE 19901

(302) 264-9775
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21. Blast of Color Painting

65 Hatteras DrDover, DE 19904

(302) 734-8814
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22. Sammons Arden Sr Painting Contractor

4272 Judith RdDover, DE 19904

(302) 492-8620
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23. B&N Painting LLC

110 Broad StWyoming, DE 19934

(302) 222-9143
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24. Snow's Painting

308 N Cory LnSmyrna, DE 19977

(302) 399-6797

From Business: Your Local, Reliable and Professional Painting ContractorWe are a company that gives the most for your dollar. We provide the very best paint job and the best pri…

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25. Crissman Construction Inc

3407 Westville RdCamden Wyoming, DE 19934

(302) 363-9141

From Business: If you're looking for high quality work and personal service, you've come to the right place. At Crissman Construction Inc, we'll provide you with the personal se…

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TheePainter LLC

26. TheePainter LLC

1535 John Clark RdDover, DE 19904

(302) 730-0963

From Business: With 25 years of experience, we are the best!

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27. Colorful Creations, LLC

Dover, DE 19901

(302) 670-6836

From Business: We are a family owned painting company that believes customer satisfaction is the most important thing in business. We strive to provide excellent customer servic…

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28. Snow's Painting

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1667 Farm LnCamden Wyoming, DE 19934

(302) 697-0670

Snow's Painting does an incredible job at a reasonable price. I have been very pleased with their work every time they have been at my house. They t…

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29. Clark & Sons Painting

84 Big Oak RdSmyrna, DE 19977

(302) 535-0359

From Business: Painting Contractors Pressure Washing Equipment & Services Drywall Contractors Painting Contractors-Commercial & Industrial Cabinets-Refinishing, Refacing & Resur…

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30. Two Guys Construction

Serving the Dover Area.

(302) 423-9030

From Business: Two Guys Construction holds a reputation of having a loyal relationship with clients founded on their availability and integrity. Throughout the years, we have bu…

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Dover Paint & Power Washing
Marty M. rated

Good business is good business but this is a GREAT business. Jeff was such a pleasure to work with, so personable and funny and very knowledgeable. He was so patient with me when I had no idea what I wanted. He told me to trust him and I let him do his thing. I could not have asked for anything better!! I can't settle for one room, I'll be calling him again soon!!!

Paradise Painting
johngillespiemageejr rated

Please don't use this company for your house. Overpriced and ruined my new carpet by not putting down tape. Painted right on the carpet. 3rd graders could paint straighter lines. Was in too much of a rush to make a quick buck. Dropped paint cans on my wood floor. Did not offer any solution to fix the obvious discrepancies. Took my money and ran. Trust me, you could do it better yourself by watching a YouTube video. Good luck.

Did You Know?

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

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

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 Paint

Semi-gloss is also shiny but less so than gloss paint. It's more commonly used on trim than on walls.

Satin Paint

Satin falls somewhere between gloss and matte in terms of shininess. It will highlight imperfections well, like gloss, but is easy to clean.

Eggshell Paint

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.

Gloss Paint

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

Semi-gloss paint is similarly long-lasting but isn't as shiny as gloss.

Satin Paint

Satin paint is commonly used for siding but will display irregularities underneath if the siding isn't in good shape.

Flat Paint

Flat paint is the best choice if painting over siding that has many dents, scrapes, or other imperfections.

Oil-Based Paint

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

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.

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