Ellicott City, MD Painting Contractors

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2. Sparrow Painting LLC

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1035 Rockhill AveBaltimore, MD 21229

(443) 219-1597

Sparrow painting came to our commercial site and painted the walls of our office. They did an incredible job. Professional and clean work. thank …

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11. Sheldon & Sons Inc

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8501 High Timber CtEllicott City, MD 21043

(410) 750-0086

I was dissatisfied from start to finish.

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12. Hickerson Painting

9000 Barn Hill CtEllicott City, MD 21042

(443) 745-5544

From Business: Interior and Exterior Painting, drywall, drywall finishing and repairs, doors and hardware, power washing

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13. Donovan's Painting, Inc

BBB Rating: A+

Po Box 1793Ellicott City, MD 21041

(301) 829-8249
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14. Sheldon and Sons

3545 Ellicott Mills DrEllicott City, MD 21043

(410) 654-6000
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Klappenberger & Son

15. Klappenberger & Son

9235 Baltimore National PikeEllicott City, MD 21042

(443) 370-5507
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16. Dorsey & Sons Painting

10039 Fox Den CtEllicott City, MD 21042

(410) 465-2216
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17. Precision Painting & Decorating

BBB Rating: A+

4865 Castlebridge RdEllicott City, MD 21042

(443) 538-7598
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18. Columbia Interior Finishes, LTD.

Ellicott City, MD 21042

(410) 480-9677

From Business: The Company has remained small in order to have the owner on every JOB and assure quality and attention to detail.

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19. Tcr Home Improvement

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BBB Rating: A+

4413 Dorado DrEllicott City, MD 21043

(410) 461-3231

TCR is a professional remodeling company that delivers exactly what it promises. We're very pleased with the results and would definitely hire them …

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20. J F Brinker & Sons Inc

12275 Carroll Mill RdEllicott City, MD 21042

(410) 355-4526

From Business: Established in 1974, J.F. Brinker & Sons, Inc. is a general contractor and builder focusing on structural concrete and interior furnish packages. Located in Balti…

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21. Building Consultants Inc

5042 Dorsey Hall Dr Ste 202Ellicott City, MD 21042

(410) 715-1563

From Business: BUILDING CONSULTANTS, INC is a network of architects, engineers, environmental scientists and construction specialists headquartered in the mid-Atlantic region an…

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22. Sherwin-Williams Paint Store - Ellicott City

10020 Baltimore National Pike Ste C110Ellicott City, MD 21042

(410) 203-2912

From Business: Sherwin-Williams Paint Store of Ellicott City, MD has exceptional quality paint supplies, wallpaper, stains and sealer to bring your ideas to life. Painting Quest…

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23. EJ Professional Painting

8390 Montgomery Run Rd Apt AEllicott City, MD 21043

(443) 256-9363

From Business: EJ Professional Painting is a painting contractor / painter serving the Ellicott City, MD area. Services include Painting, Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, H…

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24. Gary Carter Home Improvements

8552 Frederick RdEllicott City, MD 21043

(410) 984-8246
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25. MAC Handyman

3125 Wheaton WayEllicott City, MD 21043

(443) 985-2282
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26. Harvey J. Brady & Son

2853 Thornbrook RdEllicott City, MD 21042

(410) 750-2680
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27. Robs Jobs

10198 Maxine StEllicott City, MD 21042

(410) 750-1599
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28. ICS Painting

8840 Columbia 100 PkwyColumbia, MD 21045

(443) 858-2689

From Business: Call Us Today for a FREE Estimate...We're Not Satisfied Until YOU Are!

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29. Pimentel Painting

9077 Lambskin LnColumbia, MD 21045

(410) 428-9090

From Business: Pimentel painting are a Company in Howard county CAN ensure reliable service we give OUR clients the best price and with the best quality paints.

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30. Sunshine Painting

PO Box 655Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 997-4250
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Helpful Reviews 
Zebra Painting & Projects
danm_in_columbia rated

Tom and the crew were highly responsive, from the day I cold-called him for an estimate to the day they finished the job. His advice on how to approach the job to keep things within my budget and time frame was most valuable. Work was done on-time and on-budget, and the crew were flexible to work within the times available between multiple contractors working other aspects of the job. Highly recommend!

Zebra Painting & Projects
residentofhanover rated

Excellent painters - they took down my drapes which were high and complicated and put them back- they moved all the furniture - covered furniture and floors- put everything back, cleaned up at the end of each day. They did some major repair work to the drywall in bedroom and it looks great. They worked steadily all day with short break for lunch. The people were very kind and helpful. I was very impressed and would highly recommend them.

Zebra Painting & Projects
hchomeowner rated
We had Zebra in to paint some ...

We had Zebra in to paint some external shutters, and at the suggestion of the owner, also had our windows re-caulked. It probably would have taken me three weekends to do what Zebra's professionals did in a day. They were courteous, clean, and ultra professional. The shutters look great, and we're not the only ones to think so - we have received many compliments on the Zebra's work. I would recommend them to friends and family in a minute. Thanks, Zebra!

Zebra Painting & Projects
jeannerutkowski rated
Zebra Painters may be the last...

Zebra Painters may be the last in the alphabet, but they are definitely the first painting contractors we will call to work in our home....crew came on time, moved the furniture, removed a heavy piece of art from the wall and 3 sets of vertical blinda from window/slider....2 coats of paint on walls (including a wall of bookshelves), ceilings, closet plus drywall installation and repair....completed in 1 day, replaced everything - cleaning and vacuuming any traces they had even been there....don't hesitate in hiring this company - they're terrific....totally satisfying workmanship and very accommodating staff

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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