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Eddie's Painting
(619) 202-0465

San Diego
CA 92114

From Business: Eddie’s Painting is a family owned business that was established many years ago in San Diego, California. For us, to deliver the best possible job is a must becau…

San Diego Painting
(619) 376-1498

San Diego
CA 92120

From Business: San Diego Painting - Your Home Improvement Co. Since 1983 Certified Lead Abatement

Affordable Drain Service Inc
(858) 935-8156

8340 Juniper Creek Ln
San Diego
CA 92126

They came out to do a drain inspection on to make sure that the roots on a tree in my front yard had not grown into the main sewer line. The owner …

San Diego Abatement Services
(619) 376-1491

7401 Princess View Dr
San Diego
CA 92120

From Business: We are a one stop shop for asbestos removal services. Our team is fully trained to safely and properly remove asbestos, as well as lead and mold from residential …

Wallpaper Hanger & Wallpaper Remover-All American Wallpapering
(888) 374-1380

Serving the
San Diego Area

They do great work at fair prices. True professionals. I definitely recommend calling Greg at American Wallpapering for any wallpaper needs.

Gold Coast Renovations
(619) 574-0111

7667 Vickers St
San Diego
CA 92111

Just a note to say Thanks! to Gold Coast Designs and their crews. I'm very pleased with the bathroom remodel. Everybody at Finishing Touches was gre…

Tim Long Painting
(858) 504-0410

Serving San Diego County
San Diego
CA 92128

We couldn't be more pleased. Simply fantastic.

Gmb Painting
(858) 277-5264

7969 Engineer Rd Ste 105
San Diego
CA 92111

Glenn Carpenter Painting
(858) 483-8188

Serving San Diego County
San Diego
CA 92117

Pecoraro
(619) 236-1730

1728 India St
San Diego
CA 92101

Master Coatings
(858) 627-0639

1863 Coolidge St
San Diego
CA 92111

Patrick Siefner Painting
(619) 275-2995

3010 Cowley Way
San Diego
CA 92117

Ts Services Inc
(858) 751-2552

7111 Engineer Rd
San Diego
CA 92111

Oh Painting
(858) 277-2328

7895 Convoy Ct Ste 12
San Diego
CA 92111

Ostrowski Painting
(858) 277-1888

7974 Convoy Ct
San Diego
CA 92111

Quality Painting-Wallcovering
(858) 453-9550

10635 Roselle St
San Diego
CA 92121

Conaway Painting
(858) 208-7873

PO Box 500550
San Diego
CA 92150

AG Custom Painting
(619) 581-4170

San Diego
CA 92115

I can't even start to express how pleased I am with this company! Anthony was very professional, honest and was very helpful in answering all of our…

Perkins Wm. Inc.
(619) 236-0343

3148 Market St
San Diego
CA 92102

Great service and the results are beautiful! Thanks for a great job!

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AG Custom Painting
Willard E. rated

I can't even start to express how pleased I am with this company! Anthony was very professional, honest and was very helpful in answering all of our questions and concerns being that he was very experienced. He and his team did an amazing job on the entire exterior of our home and we definitely will be using AG Custom Painting for future remodels. I recommend this company too any one who wants quality and affordable work with great customer service!

AG Custom Painting
Anthony P. rated

Very professional and prompt kind and courteous most importantly they did everything they said they would you and & More thank you this is a paining company with character

Sal Concha Painting Inc
Frank L. rated

Sal gave us the most reasonable of 3 estimates. He planned everything out well before arrival and his team did a professional job. They moved things out of the way (taking care of the heavy lifting) and power washed the house. Then the team of painters came in and had eveything done quickly. They were courtious to the family and careful in their work. They did my dad's house inside and out a few years ago and I was impressed with them at that point. I guess dad really does know best. I would recommend them to anyone.

AG Custom Painting
monrobb rated

Great painting company! Anthony was extremely professional and did an excellent job. I will use this company for my next painting job.

Custom Painting Unlimited By Larry Duquette
candy.harris rated
Highly recommended. Larry and ...

Highly recommended. Larry and his son finished the job ahead of schedule. Professional and quick they tackled and huge cathedral ceiling and didn't spill a drop on my hardwood floors. The entry door refinish made it look like a brand new door.

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.