Top 10 House Painters in Berkeley, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Everlast Construction
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(1,057)
"Fair a note to express our thanks and appreciation for the incredible work in finishing our kitchen redesign. We are satisfied with our “new” kitchen. Thank you for coming to our rescue and doing extraordinary work. Your friendliness and professionalism are a great combination."
"Fair a note to express our thanks and appreciation for the incredible work in finishing our kitchen redesign. We are satisfied with our “new” kitchen. Thank you for coming to our rescue and doing extraordinary work. Your friendliness and professionalism are a great combination."
Porch Pro Headshot  Construction
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(349)
Construction is a full-service remodeling company serving the greater Thurston County area. Samuel Pearson has been in business since 2005, Over the years Construction, Inc. has grown into a team of remodeling professionals and craftsmen who are dedicated to making your home better. We serve the...Read more about Construction
Construction is a full-service remodeling company serving the greater Thurston County area. Samuel Pearson has been in business since 2005, Over the years Construction, Inc. has grown into a team of remodeling professionals and craftsmen who are dedicated to making your home better. We serve the...Read more about Construction
Porch Pro Headshot A Quality Construction
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(91)
"A Quality Construction's dedication to safety is evident in every project they undertake. Their commitment to following industry standards and protocols ensures a secure and reliable electrical system for your home!!!"
"A Quality Construction's dedication to safety is evident in every project they undertake. Their commitment to following industry standards and protocols ensures a secure and reliable electrical system for your home!!!"
Porch Pro Headshot Larson Bros Painting
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(79)
"Larson Bros Painting is a phenomenal company. I have nothing but great things to say about every aspect of my experience with them, and I wholeheartedly encourage anyone looking for painters to contact Larson Bros. You won’t be disappointed. I had been wanting to paint the outside of my house f...Read more about Larson Bros Painting
"Larson Bros Painting is a phenomenal company. I have nothing but great things to say about every aspect of my experience with them, and I wholeheartedly encourage anyone looking for painters to contact Larson Bros. You won’t be disappointed. I had been wanting to paint the outside of my house f...Read more about Larson Bros Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(62)
Armstrong Painting & Coatings-a Division Of Armstrong Painting Roofing & Windows in Emeryville, Alameda county - certified providers dedicated to roofing expertise. So what's Armstrong Painting & Coatings-a Division Of Armstrong Painting Roofing & Windows's niche? Armstrong Painting & Coatings-a Div...Read more about Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
Armstrong Painting & Coatings-a Division Of Armstrong Painting Roofing & Windows in Emeryville, Alameda county - certified providers dedicated to roofing expertise. So what's Armstrong Painting & Coatings-a Division Of Armstrong Painting Roofing & Windows's niche? Armstrong Painting & Coatings-a Div...Read more about Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
Porch Pro Headshot Aria Painting
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(60)
With more than 20 years of experience Aria Painting has helped more than 700 clients transform their home or business. We want you to have the best experience as we help your property come to life. We strive to deliver on our promise of care and quality while we meet your budget and deadline. We are...Read more about Aria Painting
With more than 20 years of experience Aria Painting has helped more than 700 clients transform their home or business. We want you to have the best experience as we help your property come to life. We strive to deliver on our promise of care and quality while we meet your budget and deadline. We are...Read more about Aria Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Gene's Painting
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(33)
Gene's Painting Contractor is committed to giving lasting paint jobs with a Guarantee on every single paint job. When you call Gene's Painting you will meet me, I personally oversee all job sites. I will work with you to achieve a color scheme that fits your house and your personal taste, interi...Read more about Gene's Painting
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Gene's Painting Contractor is committed to giving lasting paint jobs with a Guarantee on every single paint job. When you call Gene's Painting you will meet me, I personally oversee all job sites. I will work with you to achieve a color scheme that fits your house and your personal taste, interi...Read more about Gene's Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Simple Builders
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(24)
Hi there, my name is Gil and i'm the owner of Simple Builders. Construction in the east bay & peninsula can be some times a headache for you as a home owner, prices are high and it's not easy to find good people to do the work for you professionally. That's why I called my company Simple Builders, k...Read more about Simple Builders
Hi there, my name is Gil and i'm the owner of Simple Builders. Construction in the east bay & peninsula can be some times a headache for you as a home owner, prices are high and it's not easy to find good people to do the work for you professionally. That's why I called my company Simple Builders, k...Read more about Simple Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Recinos painting & decorating
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(17)
"Raoul and his team worked for us on two major projects over the past few years and each time the work they did was excellent. We chose them over a number of other contractors who also submitted bids, so they came through a very competitive process. They pay a lot of attention to detail, are always...Read more about Recinos painting & decorating
"Raoul and his team worked for us on two major projects over the past few years and each time the work they did was excellent. We chose them over a number of other contractors who also submitted bids, so they came through a very competitive process. They pay a lot of attention to detail, are always...Read more about Recinos painting & decorating
Porch Pro Headshot A & R Bentley Painting
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(5)
" I was selling my house. I figured it would sell faster if it had a new coat of paint. After I searched on google and Yelp, I found A&R Bentley Painting. I gave Ron a call and he was out that day to give me an quote. He showed up on time and was very professional. Talking with Ron It was clear ...Read more about A & R Bentley Painting
" I was selling my house. I figured it would sell faster if it had a new coat of paint. After I searched on google and Yelp, I found A&R Bentley Painting. I gave Ron a call and he was out that day to give me an quote. He showed up on time and was very professional. Talking with Ron It was clear ...Read more about A & R Bentley Painting

Frequently asked questions about house painters

There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint in a new home. You can transform rooms with a change of color, and fresh paint breathes new life into an older home. Costs for painting homes vary. It depends on the rate of labor and on the type of paint you use. Most of the cost comes from the size of the home. The more square footage you need painted, the more expensive the job will be.

The average cost for painter services in a home is estimated at $3,500. On the low side, you can expect to pay $1,200 and $6,500 on the high side. These estimates assume you have a one-story home with around 1,000 square feet of wall to paint. More stories will mean higher costs.

The price is usually divided up into materials and labor. Labor tends to make up 85% of a job, but this can vary depending on the contractor. Most contractors charge between $2 - $6 / square foot. This calculates interior painting jobs with two coats of paint. For more specific paint jobs, such as doors or cabinets, you can expect to be charged $50 - $100 / door or drawer face.

Some contractors have different models of payment, which you may discover when looking up “painting companies near me” or “house painters near me.” You can be charged per room, which averages around $800 - $1,200 for a bedroom, and as high as $3,000 for a living room or similar large space. Some painters may choose to bill hourly, which can range from $20 - $50 / hour for basic painting, and $100 / hour or higher for specialty painting. A skilled painter should be able to cover between 150 – 350 square feet/hour but don’t forget to factor in prep time, clean up, and both coats of paint needed.

The cost of painting a home's exterior is far more variable, depending on your siding. Some sidings (like stucco) can cost up to $3,000 / 1,000 square feet, and that cost can rise if there are multiple stories. Weather can also play a major factor, which is why local painters are in high demand during the summer months. Vinyl siding expands and contracts depending on weather, so you’ll want a latex-based paint that is durable to these changes. For wood siding, latex is always a good option for allowing wood to breathe. Beware acrylic or oil-based paints, as these can create moisture stains. If you have stucco siding, you can go with latex, but it’s not your best option if the walls are damaged. Elastomeric paint will cover those imperfections while still being breathable. This paint is thick and time-consuming to apply. If you have brick siding, you’ll want a porous stain or paint so water doesn’t get trapped inside.

Siding is the biggest factor to cost, as prep and materials needed to do the job correctly can raise the price. Brick and stucco are the most expensive, while metal, wood, vinyl, and concrete tend to be on the lower end. Extra stories mean extra work for the painter, as safety measures and ladders need to be implemented. Painting a second or third story of a home takes longer than painting a single story based on logistics. It’s not just the walls, either. You may want to paint the garage, the shutters, the eaves and downspouts, and the siding and trim.

Your brand of paint can alter costs, as well as the cost of your finish. Flat paint tends to be the cheapest, but is also the least durable. Mid-range finishes, including eggshell and satin, can be good choices, depending on what you’re looking for. Semi-gloss finish will showcase imperfections and dents but is also resistant to cleaning. High-gloss is the most expensive type of finish and is recommended for small areas, such as trim, windows, and doors. While it is possible to DIY your home’s exterior, a professional comes with all the needed materials and is knowledgeable about what will work best and how to stay safe on the job. They are worth serious consideration.

Yes, you can paint vinyl siding. Years ago, this answer was no because paint continued to slide off the siding. We’ve come a long way since then. The best paint for vinyl is latex urethane paint, as it can cope with the constant contracting and expanding of the siding. Many paint companies create paint specifically designed for siding.

Painting vinyl is similar to painting other exteriors. You’ll want to coat it with primer (something designed for vinyl) and use a brush for the tricky spots. Otherwise, you can use a roller and cover a lot of ground. Once you have the primer, add the topcoat. Vinyl has one more caveat that you should be aware of. Dark colors tend to trap a lot of heat. Most vinyl paints will be light colors as a result, so it reflects heat rather than absorbs it. Weather can be a factor in painting vinyl, and the best weather is overcast, comfortable conditions. Sun, humidity, direct heat, and wind are not your friends when it comes to painting vinyl. You’ll want to ensure that painting your siding doesn’t void its warranty before you begin.

As with any painting, you’ll want to ensure you clean the area thoroughly first. For vinyl, a pressure washer is the best choice. You’ll want to find a recipe that tackles mold and mildew or buy a TSP solution. Mold and mildew tend to get between the paint and the siding, so it’s imperative you deal with them before you paint.

The quick answer is 350 – 400 square feet. This is generally true of wall, ceiling, and trim paint. Primer tends to go less, giving you 250 square feet on average. If you’re painting a dark room with a light color, you may need more primer coats, so keep that in mind. Be aware that fresh drywall is extremely porous and may absorb more paint than expected. Most drywall tends to arrive pre-primed, but be ready if it isn’t. If you have a textured wall (think popcorn ceilings, for example), you should use 20% more paint. If you need to paint 100 square feet of ceiling, it’s recommended you buy enough paint to cover 120 square feet to make up for the texture. You can stretch your paint with the correct tools. A nine-inch roller usually gives the best results for a coat of paint. For textured walls, consider a 1/2-inch nap over a 3/8-inch nap.

Let’s dive into the math. You know how much paint you need per square foot, but how do you calculate that square footage? First, measure the height of every wall, and add it together. Then, do the same for the length of each wall. Multiply those two numbers together, and you have the square footage. If you divide that number by 400 (how much a gallon of paint should cover), you know how many gallons you need to buy. This works for trim and doors as well. Multiply the total lengths and widths together, and divide it by 400. It’s never a bad idea to round up or ensure you have extra paint left over. You may need it for touch-ups or if a specific section requires more paint than you anticipated. It’s better to have too much than too little and have the hardware store mix you more paint. What if the color is off by even a slight bit? That’s a frustration you can easily avoid.

No, you can’t use exterior paint inside. Exterior paint is designed to hold up against weather extremes and, as such, contains more VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). These compounds were not designed for enclosed spaces; they can smell funky and release toxins that might make you or your pets sick. Exterior paint doesn’t settle in a short amount of time. In cold weather, exterior paint could continually release those toxins for a month or more. In warmer weather, this timeframe may be reduced to weeks. The process of releasing these toxins is called curing. Most professionals will wear masks when painting outside for this reason.

Exterior paint is softer by nature. It needs to be able to breathe and contract or expand with the home. It doesn’t stand up as well to the wear and tear that interior paint deals with on a daily basis. While all paint contains mildewcides and fungicides, the ingredients in exterior and interior paint are very different. The VOCs are needed in both paints to hold the pigment in. If you use exterior paint on indoor surfaces, ventilation is your first concern. This becomes a greater concern when spraying paint instead of rolling it, as spraying it makes it airborne that much quicker.

VOCs can cause lightheadedness, headaches, nausea, irritated eyes and throat, and respiratory issues. This can be an even greater hazard for those with compromised immune systems. Exterior and interior paints are vastly different, so you shouldn’t combine them. It compromises the quality of both paints. Plus, exterior paint isn’t designed to look good inside. Both varieties of paint are highly specialized, and you’ll likely regret using them where they are not intended.

The average cost to paint a 12x12 room is $650, with $400 being on the low end and $900 on the high end. Several factors can change these costs or cause them to rise. If you need drywall or plaster repaired before the job, that will cost time and effort. The higher your walls rise, the more time or paint it might take to finish the job. If you want to use designer paints, you may spend more on the materials. Your cost will also change based on the finish you choose.

Square footage is the most important consideration when factoring the price of a room. A large room, such as a living room, will cost more than a small bedroom or bathroom. Kitchens tend to cost the most since the painting is specific. They require far more attention to detail when you consider backsplashes, cabinets, and trims. Textured walls can add to that cost since it eats up more materials. Different types of paint can change the cost as well. On average, eggshell, satin, and flat are the cheapest paints. Matte, semi-gloss, latex, and oil are mid-range and all competitively priced. High-gloss paint is expensive and best used on small surfaces like trims.

You have the option to do the work yourself, of course. Be aware that it’s never as simple as splashing paint on the walls. You’ll need to purchase all the required materials, such as brushes, painter’s tape, rollers, trays, and plastic to prevent spillage. You’ll need to clean the walls and remove outlet covers and switch plates. Once that’s done, you can use painter’s tape on all the edges and then start. The big question you will need to ask yourself is whether you have the time. Painters are efficient, have all the tools, and do the job constantly. They will know immediately the best way to handle it.

Now that you know the scope of your project in terms of cost and effort, you can start dreaming in color.

Recent reviews for Berkeley Painters

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They are a great business to work with. The team was easy to approach and exceptionally creative. A renovation is truly a collaborative effort since a great design isn't something that comes overnight. It evolves within the process. We love the outcome, a...

- Carol Walter
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Everlast construction worked with us on the design of our kitchen. We loved the design they made for us, so we let them build it as well. Everlast construction did very good work.

- harard King
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The team of Everlast Construction are genuinely great individuals, I had nothing but an extraordinary experience, and the craftsmanship is outstanding. I need to thank everyone who made a difference in us to construct our dream bathroom. Very impressed wi...

- Faye King
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I got 3 other quotes and they were way too expensive for the same service offered. The deciding factor was a combination of a reasonable price and the ability to make monthly payments on this expensive project of mine. Also they are fully bonded and insur...

- Aaina Agarwal
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Everlast Construction is a great company to work with we working with them a lot, on many projects we do some work and the major work they do for our clients. very good service and quality.

- liraz Laiani
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They responded to my request immediately and within a week I had a full proposal for my client to review. The job consisted of retrofitting and reinforcing a badly damaged raised foundation on a single family home. They started the job on the exact day ...

- Chris McCormick
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Each company loves to attract there customers but everlast is different from others they attract their customers with there skills and work at affordable cost.

- Maurice Wigley
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Everlast Construction is very good company to work with we hired them to redo our kitchen and bathroom, Everlast Construction did very good work the process was very smooth no major issues, Everlast Construction crew was very good they working very clean ...

- jessica bing
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After getting cost estimation from several contractors and foundation bolting work, I choose Everlast construction and was very happy with the decision.

- Manish Bansal
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Everlast Construction design, craftsmanship, and client service were top-rate. We were so happy with our first project - a kitchen remodel. Without a doubt, we will choose them for our next project too, which is a bathroom remodel.

- Jason Ford
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Our home renovation experience with them was remarkable. We went through months creating our project, and the project manager and the designer were understanding during the process as we considered choices. We must have considered at least four different ...

- Shawn Richardson
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Everlast Construction crew are always on time, and their work is also superb. We are very pleased and plan to use this company services for some future projects. We will highly recommend them.

- Linda Lawton

Everything You Need to Know About Berkeley House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in Berkeley?

We do our best to screen all of our painters. However, there are still some painter professionals in Berkeley that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Berkeley or CA. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering painting services:

  • Gene's Painting:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Carles J Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Bay Area Ceiling Pro and Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Painting Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to painters available in Berkeley?

If you’ve determined that painting services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to painting services, we can still help you find the right professional in Berkeley.

Berkeley has 50 painter professionals that can help you with your painting services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific painters-pros in Berkeley.

How many painters does Berkeley have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Berkeley to help you with your next painting services job.

  • 13 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All House Painters in Berkeley, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Phoenix Finishes
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(2)
"Hello, my name is Ben and let me assure you, Gregory is the best painted I've ever hired! He's young and quick, good qualities you'll find are hard to come by. I contracted with him to paint the interior of my ranch house, about 3400sq-ft, built in 1964. We had recently completed a gentle renovati...Read more about Phoenix Finishes
"Hello, my name is Ben and let me assure you, Gregory is the best painted I've ever hired! He's young and quick, good qualities you'll find are hard to come by. I contracted with him to paint the interior of my ranch house, about 3400sq-ft, built in 1964. We had recently completed a gentle renovati...Read more about Phoenix Finishes
Porch Pro Headshot Omni Painting & Waterproofing
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
We're a professional residential and commercial painting contractor serving the Bay Area, complete exterior and interior painting services with a four year written guarantee, follows eco-friendly painting practices while delivering superior quality.
We're a professional residential and commercial painting contractor serving the Bay Area, complete exterior and interior painting services with a four year written guarantee, follows eco-friendly painting practices while delivering superior quality.
Porch Pro Headshot Citadel PG
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(4)
We are a licensed full service renovation and development firm serving the Bay Area! We have a true passion for our craft of building and renovating new spaces in a creative, efficient and cost effective way. This is what has earned us a great reputation as we service our customers with extreme atte...Read more about Citadel PG
We are a licensed full service renovation and development firm serving the Bay Area! We have a true passion for our craft of building and renovating new spaces in a creative, efficient and cost effective way. This is what has earned us a great reputation as we service our customers with extreme atte...Read more about Citadel PG
Porch Pro Headshot M.Z Painting
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(19)
We are a company that is starting but with experience in Recidencial and commercial areas, inside and outside, with 15 years of experience
We are a company that is starting but with experience in Recidencial and commercial areas, inside and outside, with 15 years of experience
Porch Pro Headshot James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro is a Plastering Contractor located in San Leandro, CA, 94577. We provide Plastering, Plaster Repair, Interior Plaster Repair and more. If you need Exterior Plaster Repair don't hesitate to call us now! Professional Plastering, Plastering Services, Plaster C...Read more about James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro
James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro is a Plastering Contractor located in San Leandro, CA, 94577. We provide Plastering, Plaster Repair, Interior Plaster Repair and more. If you need Exterior Plaster Repair don't hesitate to call us now! Professional Plastering, Plastering Services, Plaster C...Read more about James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro
Porch Pro Headshot Andy's Painting
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
Painting Contractor since 1988. Experience in residential, commercial and public works projects, Well paid experienced crew.
Painting Contractor since 1988. Experience in residential, commercial and public works projects, Well paid experienced crew.
Porch Pro Headshot Garces electric
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot Custom Wood Finishing
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
(4)
Based in Oakland, Custom Wood Finishing is a painting company that provides wood finishing, wood staining, and interior plastering as well as other services.
Based in Oakland, Custom Wood Finishing is a painting company that provides wood finishing, wood staining, and interior plastering as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Ali's Painting & Decorating Company
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
Welcome to Ali's Painting and Decorating Company. We can help you with your painting project. No job too big or too small. Please give us a call for an estimate.
Welcome to Ali's Painting and Decorating Company. We can help you with your painting project. No job too big or too small. Please give us a call for an estimate.
Porch Pro Headshot Benavides Painting
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
Porch Pro Headshot Excellent Remodeling
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
Excellent Remodeling is built on foundation of honesty, quality craftsmanship and a sincere effort to achieve 100% premiere offers comprehensive services and is dedicated to ensuring complete satisfaction on each and every job.
Excellent Remodeling is built on foundation of honesty, quality craftsmanship and a sincere effort to achieve 100% premiere offers comprehensive services and is dedicated to ensuring complete satisfaction on each and every job.
Porch Pro Headshot Polo's Painting
Painters
Serves Berkeley, California
Porch Pro Headshot Martinez & Gonzalez
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Serves Berkeley, California
Porch Pro Headshot Gbrothrershandymanservices
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Serves Berkeley, California

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Subsurface or backing already installed
Yes, subsurface or backing is already installed
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Desired finish texture
Smooth finish
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