Top 10 House Painters in Bristol, NH

Porch Pro Headshot Alpha Quality Builders
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(13)
When we start a job we finish that job to the customers wants and needs. 100% guarrentee Look us up on our website or Facebook. Alphqualitybuilders@facebook.com and our website link is below. Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon. - A.Q.Builders of New Hampshire
When we start a job we finish that job to the customers wants and needs. 100% guarrentee Look us up on our website or Facebook. Alphqualitybuilders@facebook.com and our website link is below. Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon. - A.Q.Builders of New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Lenzen Finishes
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(62)
We are a full-service interior/exterior paint company that has expanded from Las Vegas to southern Maine and NH. Our Vegas location is Lenzen contracting in which you can see many reviews regarding the 15 years in business there. Coming back to Southern Maine to start Lenzen Finishes will be a great...Read more about Lenzen Finishes
We are a full-service interior/exterior paint company that has expanded from Las Vegas to southern Maine and NH. Our Vegas location is Lenzen contracting in which you can see many reviews regarding the 15 years in business there. Coming back to Southern Maine to start Lenzen Finishes will be a great...Read more about Lenzen Finishes
Porch Pro Headshot New England Painting
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(58)
NH's #1 Painting Contractor providing fine interior finishes and durable exterior coatings to NH customers for over 20 years
NH's #1 Painting Contractor providing fine interior finishes and durable exterior coatings to NH customers for over 20 years
Porch Pro Headshot Tim Ryan Painting
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Serving all of central New Hampshire with 25+ years of experience in the Painting industry..My projects have included some of the finest homes on Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Sunapee over the years as well as surrounding towns and cities..Affordable Professional painting, satisfaction guaranteed.Refe...Read more about Tim Ryan Painting
Serving all of central New Hampshire with 25+ years of experience in the Painting industry..My projects have included some of the finest homes on Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Sunapee over the years as well as surrounding towns and cities..Affordable Professional painting, satisfaction guaranteed.Refe...Read more about Tim Ryan Painting
Porch Pro Headshot meredith painting
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
we are a interior painting and home improvement company. call me for a estimate over the phone or online just send me a email. and of course its a free estimate. we are a home improvement contractor can help you with most project that you need. Meredith Painting Services commitment to first-rate ser...Read more about meredith painting
we are a interior painting and home improvement company. call me for a estimate over the phone or online just send me a email. and of course its a free estimate. we are a home improvement contractor can help you with most project that you need. Meredith Painting Services commitment to first-rate ser...Read more about meredith painting
Porch Pro Headshot Pat McAniff Painting/Roof Coatings
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(6)
Pat McAniff Painting and Roofing Co. does interior and exterior work for both commercial and residential painting jobs. They also do power washing, plaster repair, and wood restoration. They are also Gaco certified for roof coatings. They are lead certified, and fully insured with workman's comp. li...Read more about Pat McAniff Painting/Roof Coatings
Pat McAniff Painting and Roofing Co. does interior and exterior work for both commercial and residential painting jobs. They also do power washing, plaster repair, and wood restoration. They are also Gaco certified for roof coatings. They are lead certified, and fully insured with workman's comp. li...Read more about Pat McAniff Painting/Roof Coatings
Porch Pro Headshot Eden Home Improvements
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(2)
"Wil remodeled an old run down pantry into a beautiful laundry room for me. He was very polite and courteous and listened to me. He is a rare find in this day and age. Very punctual 8-hour days. Went the extra mile to repair the foundation under the floor. Insulated up over ceiling. A perfectioni...Read more about Eden Home Improvements
"Wil remodeled an old run down pantry into a beautiful laundry room for me. He was very polite and courteous and listened to me. He is a rare find in this day and age. Very punctual 8-hour days. Went the extra mile to repair the foundation under the floor. Insulated up over ceiling. A perfectioni...Read more about Eden Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot BrushWorks Painting Inc.
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
We have a extensive history and can handle any residential job no matter how big.
We have a extensive history and can handle any residential job no matter how big.
Porch Pro Headshot mark shackelford
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
mark shackelford has provided high end painting for exterior and interior homes have small crew and have been rated top 20 in nh for over 15 yrs running fully insured and serving a radius of 40 miles around allenstown nh
mark shackelford has provided high end painting for exterior and interior homes have small crew and have been rated top 20 in nh for over 15 yrs running fully insured and serving a radius of 40 miles around allenstown nh
Porch Pro Headshot AJP Painting Company
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire

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 Bristol Painters

147103

Alpha Quality Builders and its owner, John T. Mather, destroyed our house. He and his workers promise to complete the projects they started but they never do. All they do is start different rooms and they never finish. A 4 day contract extended to more t...

- Mary P
62669

Wil Perez was just wonderful! He was painting our interior and was on time, courteous, professional, cleaned up as much as possible at the end of each day - and he did a great, neat job! I would hire Eden Home Improvements again. I have already recommend...

- Suzanne Tasker
64893

Wil was very disrespectful. He told me to buy the paint I wanted him to use, he used a quarter of the gallon, said the paint I bought sucked and then bought more paint and charged me for it. Did not reimburse me for the paint I bought that he did not like...

- Kaycee G
367913

We hired Will to take off existing textured (popcorn) ceiling then repaint. It was a messy job but Will was up for the task. He was always on time and professional. The ceilings look great, I would definitely hire Will again. Dave Bennett

- David Bennett
115781

Pat did a great job, very clean with a great crew. Good price.

- Ronald Clark
115780

Pat McAniff has been doing work for me for 20+ years. He has done both interior and exterior work, and I have always been very very pleased with the results of the work that he has done. He is always very clean, and I've never had to clean up after him, H...

- Maisy Greenwood
115821

After receiving several quotes to have our homes exterior painted we decided to go with Pats proposal. With the extreme height involved with the coating project we are very happy and relieved we went with a true professional. Great job guys !

- Trey Barry
32502

Pat McAniff painted our 2-family home on Plum Island in Newburyport, MA in 2011. He did an absolutely terrible job. The house looked nice at first but after only one winter the paint began flaking off in huge pieces. Mr. McAniff was notified and offered n...

- Carolyn Ramm

Everything You Need to Know About Bristol House Painters

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Painting Services work in Bristol?

Every Painting Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Bristol work from Paintersbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Painters and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Bristol for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Painters took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

How many painters does Bristol have?

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

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

What should I check for once my Painter in Bristol has finished working?

Every painting services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any painting services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with painting services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the painter to describe what they did. Whether your painting services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your painting services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the painter do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All House Painters in Bristol, NH

Porch Pro Headshot Luxe Drywall
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
A business model built upon a strong foundation of work ethic, dependability, efficiency and word of mouth referrals. It is this foundation that has allowed Luxe Drywall to continue to grow. We are the drywall contractor you will refer your friends to! With over 20 years combined experience, we bri...Read more about Luxe Drywall
A business model built upon a strong foundation of work ethic, dependability, efficiency and word of mouth referrals. It is this foundation that has allowed Luxe Drywall to continue to grow. We are the drywall contractor you will refer your friends to! With over 20 years combined experience, we bri...Read more about Luxe Drywall
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Painting
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
(60)
Porch Pro Headshot Butler Painting
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Christopher D. Parker
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
I enjoy seeing a project thru till the end. The completed job and happy customer is a good payoff for the hard work. I love painting and remodeling and I take pride in the quality of work I perform
I enjoy seeing a project thru till the end. The completed job and happy customer is a good payoff for the hard work. I love painting and remodeling and I take pride in the quality of work I perform
Porch Pro Headshot Tim Marino
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Boudreau Painting
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
We do Exterior / Interior painting on residential homes, and vacation homes.
We do Exterior / Interior painting on residential homes, and vacation homes.
Porch Pro Headshot Gambone Painting
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Chris Burke Painting
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Upper Valley Home Improvement
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Watson & Raetz
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Day's Collegiate Painting Services
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire
Porch Pro Headshot Carrol Warren
Painters
Serves Bristol, New Hampshire

Latest projects near Bristol

Recent projects booked on Porch
Bristol 03222
Trim Work
Start Date
Within a month
Install or repair
Repair
Location
exterior trim
Higher than 10ft
Yes
Already has materials
No, but I can get them
Bristol 03222
Drywall Installation
Start Date
Within a week
Rooms to install drywall
addition
Surfaces to drywall
Walls
Who will provide materials
The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project
Bristol 03222
Drywall Repair
Start Date
Within a month
Service
Drywall repair
Amount to repair
Extensive repairs throughout the whole home
Surfaces to repair
Walls
Any repair above 15ft
No