Top 10 House Painters in Chapel Hill, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Delia House Services
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(208)
"We are so appreciative of the service, responsiveness and quality of work of this company and Pedro's team. They were meticulous in the job they did, responsive immediately to all text messages and calls, and we could not be happier. They did multiple rooms exactly as they promised, delivered on-ti...Read more about Delia House Services
"We are so appreciative of the service, responsiveness and quality of work of this company and Pedro's team. They were meticulous in the job they did, responsive immediately to all text messages and calls, and we could not be happier. They did multiple rooms exactly as they promised, delivered on-ti...Read more about Delia House Services
Porch Pro Headshot FUENTES HOME SERVICES
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(56)
"Haram did an excellent job with my toilet repair. He explained what needed to be done and then did the repair in a timely, efficient manner. He is very personable and made the whole experience comfortable and easy. I would highly recommend him."
"Haram did an excellent job with my toilet repair. He explained what needed to be done and then did the repair in a timely, efficient manner. He is very personable and made the whole experience comfortable and easy. I would highly recommend him."
Porch Pro Headshot ARTrageous-ART.com
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(43)
"Janine Romeo of Artrageous Art totally transformed an area of our basement with faux brick. We love it and have had so many compliments. She is such a talented artist and is so easy to work with and we would highly recommend her!"
"Janine Romeo of Artrageous Art totally transformed an area of our basement with faux brick. We love it and have had so many compliments. She is such a talented artist and is so easy to work with and we would highly recommend her!"
Porch Pro Headshot CHURCHILL PAINTING & RENOVATIONS
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(53)
We are a FULL service EXTERIOR and INTERIOR painting and RENOVATION specialist. We have over 40 years EXPERIENCE. We pride ourselves one client at a time with exceptional workmanship at a fair price. We stay with each project everyday with a project manager and supervisor until each project is compl...Read more about CHURCHILL PAINTING & RENOVATIONS
We are a FULL service EXTERIOR and INTERIOR painting and RENOVATION specialist. We have over 40 years EXPERIENCE. We pride ourselves one client at a time with exceptional workmanship at a fair price. We stay with each project everyday with a project manager and supervisor until each project is compl...Read more about CHURCHILL PAINTING & RENOVATIONS
Porch Pro Headshot WestPoint Designs LLC.
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(31)
WestPoint Designs LLC was established in 2010 in the Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We specialize in complete whole home builds, residential remodeling, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are fully insured and guarantee our work. Here at WestPoint Designs LLC, we pride ourselves on p...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
WestPoint Designs LLC was established in 2010 in the Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We specialize in complete whole home builds, residential remodeling, as well as kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are fully insured and guarantee our work. Here at WestPoint Designs LLC, we pride ourselves on p...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Hyde Painting & Home Improvement
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Hyde Painting & Home Improvement is based on a very simple premise - provide world class painting service with a hometown feel and prices that are reasonable for our local clients. During our time in Durham County and Granville County , we've not only completed countless impeccable interior and exte...Read more about Hyde Painting & Home Improvement
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Hyde Painting & Home Improvement is based on a very simple premise - provide world class painting service with a hometown feel and prices that are reasonable for our local clients. During our time in Durham County and Granville County , we've not only completed countless impeccable interior and exte...Read more about Hyde Painting & Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot Triangle Home Repair and Paint Inc.
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(27)
"I was having a problem with my chimney leaking so I called up Triangle Home Repair and Paint to see if they could help. They came out to my house the next day, gave me a very affordable quote and were able to get started that week. I was very happy with the results and would gladly have them come b...Read more about Triangle Home Repair and Paint Inc.
"I was having a problem with my chimney leaking so I called up Triangle Home Repair and Paint to see if they could help. They came out to my house the next day, gave me a very affordable quote and were able to get started that week. I was very happy with the results and would gladly have them come b...Read more about Triangle Home Repair and Paint Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Cruz Painting
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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No! It's not as simple as it may sound or look... What are we talking about here..? Painting! Anybody can pick up a brush or a roller... But knowing the art and the complete concept behind Painting is a very unique characteristic in painters. Here at Cruz Painting we consider it a priority to satis...Read more about Cruz Painting
No! It's not as simple as it may sound or look... What are we talking about here..? Painting! Anybody can pick up a brush or a roller... But knowing the art and the complete concept behind Painting is a very unique characteristic in painters. Here at Cruz Painting we consider it a priority to satis...Read more about Cruz Painting
Porch Pro Headshot ProTect Painters
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
ProTect Painters provides professional residential and commercial painting and accompanying services. You can rely on solid credentials including full insurance coverage, a two year workmanship warranty, well-trained courteous painters and top quality products. Hands-on local owner, Steve Winegar, p...Read more about ProTect Painters
ProTect Painters provides professional residential and commercial painting and accompanying services. You can rely on solid credentials including full insurance coverage, a two year workmanship warranty, well-trained courteous painters and top quality products. Hands-on local owner, Steve Winegar, p...Read more about ProTect Painters
Porch Pro Headshot One Accord Services LLC
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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One Accord Services is a license General Contractor with experiences in Residential and Commercial services.
One Accord Services is a license General Contractor with experiences in Residential and Commercial services.

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 Chapel Hill Painters

91121

Did an awesome job remodeling my kitchen and bathroom!! Looks great and price was also a delight.

- Wes Glade
91089

Mike was great tip work with on my kitchen remodeling project. He took his time, listened to what I envisioned for my kitchen and came up with wonderful ideas. My kitchen looks amazing and most of all he worked with my budget. I'm definitely recommending...

- Michlelle Anglade
95064

Westpoint Designs did an awesome job on the home repair I needed. He was on time, completed on time, worked with me with my budget. If problems was encountered, after fully explaining what needed to be done, and getting approval and discussing price he ...

- Martha Brodie
91645

As we ascended the stairs in our home after coming back from our honeymoon, my wife and I were greeted with a living room makeover. It felt like we were on a TV show because of how overwhelmingly surprised we were. We received cornices in our living roo...

- Evroy Marrett
403204

Please do not use Top Home Solution. Javier and his crew came to our home to paint rooms. Although they did a decent job on painting our walls, they spilled a large amount of paint on our bedroom carpet and paint spots in other rooms on carpet areas aroun...

- Deltra Tate
171368

Hi my name is Horacio, I been working on Drywall for 20 years, last five years as a foreman , you can contact to me anytime at 919)264-3539 thank you and have a wonderful day!!

- Horacio Perez
102694

Excellent worker. Gets the job done in a timely manner and has reasonable prices!

- Lauren Pugh
104258

KPAC exceeded expectations in making repair, painting, flooring and getting my home ready for sale. The home was under contract almost immediately after KPAC completed the contracted work on time and on budget. I highly recommend. Thanks!

- Landry McDuffie
82860

I was quoted for multiple renovations to my home. Mr. Ken whom I believe to be the owner of KPAC Renovations began work on my home 3 weeks ago and still has not completed simple projects. He has not shown up on numerous occasions and did not even have the...

- DEISHA HUSH
82864

Late to appointment. Not responsive in communication. Poor value.

Did not finish work, did not show on numerous occasions, very unprofessional. Got upset and did not finish work he started after I told him I did not want fence installed because of his numerous no shows without even calling!

- DEISHA HUSH
430580

Mr. Pugh was professional yet flexible. He advised that the work (popcorn ceiling removal) would be easier to do with us out of house and was available to begin almost immediately. We, however, needed a week to prepare and KPAC was willing to work with o...

- Leslie Wolcott
102668

Brian, owner son, came & gave me a price. It was very reasonable, we agreed on start date. We had a snowstorm, then I got text stating they wouldn?t be able to do the job. Stated storm delays. This should have delayed our start date, not canceled the job....

- Patricia Jones

Everything You Need to Know About Chapel Hill House Painters

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

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 Chapel Hill.

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

How does invoicing/payment work for most Painter projects in Chapel Hill?

Every project differs, but you should ask any painter for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any painting services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for painters to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your painter project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the painter to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

How many painters does Chapel Hill have?

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

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

All House Painters in Chapel Hill, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Cardinal  Painting and Home Innovations, LLC
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(1)
"I have known Osiris Pasten for many years , he was hired to do various jobs at my property . He’s reliable , hard working and skillful professional . Always met my expectation and beyond . Would highly recommend"
"I have known Osiris Pasten for many years , he was hired to do various jobs at my property . He’s reliable , hard working and skillful professional . Always met my expectation and beyond . Would highly recommend"
Porch Pro Headshot Hatfield Restoration LLC.
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Hatfield Restoration, based in Louisburg, is a remodeling contractor. They offer kitchen, bathroom remodeling, decks, home improvement services, roofs as well as other services.
Hatfield Restoration, based in Louisburg, is a remodeling contractor. They offer kitchen, bathroom remodeling, decks, home improvement services, roofs as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Top Home Solutions ,LLC
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(1)
We are a local painting company offering: – Exterior Painting – Interior Painting – Staining – Epoxy Garage Flooring – Crown Molding / Wainscoting / Trim – Siding Replacement – Wallpaper Removal – Rotted Wood Replacement – Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Deck & Fence Staining – Pressure Washing – Brush &...Read more about Top Home Solutions ,LLC
We are a local painting company offering: – Exterior Painting – Interior Painting – Staining – Epoxy Garage Flooring – Crown Molding / Wainscoting / Trim – Siding Replacement – Wallpaper Removal – Rotted Wood Replacement – Popcorn Ceiling Removal – Deck & Fence Staining – Pressure Washing – Brush &...Read more about Top Home Solutions ,LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting of Raleigh, Durham, & Wake Forest
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
We are a family owned residential interior & exterior painting company servicing the Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Clayton and Garner areas. We provide Five star quality without the Five star price, Our service is always clean, on time and on budget You pick the colors and we do the ...Read more about Five Star Painting of Raleigh, Durham, & Wake Forest
We are a family owned residential interior & exterior painting company servicing the Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Clayton and Garner areas. We provide Five star quality without the Five star price, Our service is always clean, on time and on budget You pick the colors and we do the ...Read more about Five Star Painting of Raleigh, Durham, & Wake Forest
Porch Pro Headshot KPAC Renovations
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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"Met owners son Brian at my home. He gave me a quote for tile work in two bathrooms. We agreed on the price for both jobs and the work was done to my satisfaction. Ran into a couple of issues (not related to the work) but he, his father and I resolved them in the most efficient way. Very professiona...Read more about KPAC Renovations
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"Met owners son Brian at my home. He gave me a quote for tile work in two bathrooms. We agreed on the price for both jobs and the work was done to my satisfaction. Ran into a couple of issues (not related to the work) but he, his father and I resolved them in the most efficient way. Very professiona...Read more about KPAC Renovations
Porch Pro Headshot Jimmy Cruz Professional Painter
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
I have been painting in the Raleigh area for over 18 years. I take pride in creating quality work, and providing a thorough experience for my clients.
I have been painting in the Raleigh area for over 18 years. I take pride in creating quality work, and providing a thorough experience for my clients.
Porch Pro Headshot Innovative Decor
Painters
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Creating the highest quality de'cor according to the clients expectations.Bar none
Creating the highest quality de'cor according to the clients expectations.Bar none

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