Top 10 House Painters in Charleston, WV

Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Pressure Wash and Paint
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia
(14)
Affordable Pressure Wash and Paint is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with...Read more about Affordable Pressure Wash and Paint
Affordable Pressure Wash and Paint is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with...Read more about Affordable Pressure Wash and Paint
Porch Pro Headshot Al's Custom Painting
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia
(25)
We are a pressure-washing company that uses no chemicals. Our pressure washers are electric and are therefore very quiet. Whether it's your deck, your driveway or walkway, or the siding on your home, we'll make it look as good as new. We get you scheduled quickly and are usually done in a day or two...Read more about Al's Custom Painting
We are a pressure-washing company that uses no chemicals. Our pressure washers are electric and are therefore very quiet. Whether it's your deck, your driveway or walkway, or the siding on your home, we'll make it look as good as new. We get you scheduled quickly and are usually done in a day or two...Read more about Al's Custom Painting
Porch Pro Headshot HERITAGE PAINTING LLC
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia
Heritage Painting is comprised of trained, knowledgeable full-time painters who pay attention to details and help create “world-class” facilities. Whether you are in need of industrial coatings for your company or new protection for your commercial building, Heritage Painting is the West Virginia b...Read more about HERITAGE PAINTING LLC
Heritage Painting is comprised of trained, knowledgeable full-time painters who pay attention to details and help create “world-class” facilities. Whether you are in need of industrial coatings for your company or new protection for your commercial building, Heritage Painting is the West Virginia b...Read more about HERITAGE PAINTING LLC
Porch Pro Headshot D&D Remodel Masters LLC
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia
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Affordable quality service tile ,backsplash and hardwood installation. home improvement to your satisfaction gutter installation and repairs foundation repairs smart home device installation landscaping tree and junk removal fencing ect.
Affordable quality service tile ,backsplash and hardwood installation. home improvement to your satisfaction gutter installation and repairs foundation repairs smart home device installation landscaping tree and junk removal fencing ect.
Porch Pro Headshot JH Skiles Painting & Paperhanging
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia
(4)
Fix those holes and dents in your drywall with the 5-star-rated service of JH Skiles Painting & Paperhanging from Inez, KY.
Fix those holes and dents in your drywall with the 5-star-rated service of JH Skiles Painting & Paperhanging from Inez, KY.
Porch Pro Headshot SECURE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia
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Whether you need one window replaced or many windows replaced, Secure Construction Company in Campton has you covered.
Whether you need one window replaced or many windows replaced, Secure Construction Company in Campton has you covered.
Porch Pro Headshot J&C general construction
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia
We are a general remodeling company have been in business since 2008. We do everything from windows doors vinyl siding and roofing. To bathroom and kitchen remodeling plumbing flooring painting electrical and HVAC. We are very respectful and always complete the job on time.
We are a general remodeling company have been in business since 2008. We do everything from windows doors vinyl siding and roofing. To bathroom and kitchen remodeling plumbing flooring painting electrical and HVAC. We are very respectful and always complete the job on time.
Porch Pro Headshot All Things New
Painters
Serves Charleston, West Virginia
(4)
Task the professionals at All Things New in Coal Run Village with your difficult painting jobs because they boast a fantastic 5-star rating.
Task the professionals at All Things New in Coal Run Village with your difficult painting jobs because they boast a fantastic 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot All Things New Handyman & Painting Company
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia
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If your windows have seen better days, have them removed by the experts at All Things New Handyman & Painting Company in Blaine.
If your windows have seen better days, have them removed by the experts at All Things New Handyman & Painting Company in Blaine.
Porch Pro Headshot Reed's Sprayfoam Insulation
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Serves Charleston, West Virginia

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 Charleston Painters

325035

Our project was completed today! We couldn’t be happier.... Kenny and crew did an amazing job. Great quality work and great prices. We very highly recommend them.

- Mike & Cheryl Persinger
14494

Amazing professional work!! He is a perfectionist!! Won't let anyone else touch my home!! I call them for everything!

30282

I hired Chris Smith to paint the interior of my house. He did a sloppy Job, stained my carpet and wooden floors w paint, failed to complete the work I paid him to do, and got mad and refused to fix it when I pointed out the errors. He is a thief (in that ...

14496

Done my floors! Actually thI floors in the photos and will. ALWAYS call him first for everything

49382

Amazing work! Flooring and painting was professionally done! He definitely perfects his work! Thanks and I look forward to working with you again!

- Leshia Brooks
7809

Excellent work quality. Excellent value. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

- wendy greve

Everything You Need to Know About Charleston House Painters

Should I hire painters with lower ratings in Charleston to save money?

The type of painter company that you should hire really depends on the difficulty and specifications of your project. Keep in mind that lower ratings could be a sign of unsuccessful jobs or simply that the professional or company has not done many jobs quite yet. Either way, you will still want to contact any Painters you are considering and inquire about their work history. There are plenty of great Painters in Charleston that have very few or low ratings.

For example, right now in Charleston there are:

    Can I browse unscreened Painters in Charleston?

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

    • painting plus:
      • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
    • JOHN P SLAPPE:
      • Services Offered: Painters
      • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active
    • BTI Painting:
      • Services Offered: Painters
      • 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 Charleston?

    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 Charleston.

    Charleston has 51 painter professionals that can help you with your painting services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific painters-pros in Charleston.

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    Porch Pro Headshot Bob the Painter
    Painters
    Serves Charleston, West Virginia
    Bring in one of the best painters in the town. Bob the Painter in the Blaine, KY area to help you get your property the way you want. Sit back and let them take care of it.
    Bring in one of the best painters in the town. Bob the Painter in the Blaine, KY area to help you get your property the way you want. Sit back and let them take care of it.
    Porch Pro Headshot Faith Construction Co.
    Painters
    Serves Charleston, West Virginia
    "Anything is possible if you have FAITH..."
    "Anything is possible if you have FAITH..."
    Porch Pro Headshot BTI Painting
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    Serves Charleston, West Virginia

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