Top 3 exterior painting services in Chicago, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Bob's Decorating Service Corporation
In the painting business since 1975 interior and exterior work
1807 S Drake Ave, Chicago, IL
773-619-2417
Porch Pro Headshot Express Painting and Pressure Cleaning
"I had an outstanding experience with this company. After meeting with four other contractors we decided on going with Express Painting because of their professionalism. We scheduled an appointment to meet with the owner Joey. We walked him through the interior of our home to show him the many rooms...Read more about Express Painting and Pressure Cleaning
8803 Calhoun Pl, Crown Point, IN
219-677-4241
Porch Pro Headshot Hutton Painting
(36)
"We just had Nathan and his team in our home for several days for a large amount of plaster repair in our 100 year old home and painting three rooms. They worked hard and fast. And made having the house all torn up, so worth it. Nathan's easy going personality made it stress free. I will be using H...Read more about Hutton Painting
6622 W Melrose St, Chicago, IL
773-441-2797

More exterior painting services in Chicago, IL

Porch Pro Headshot KOS Home Renovation
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(33)
xpertise for All Your Chicagoland Home Remodeling Needs Who We Are … MK is a home remodeling company located in Carol Stream, Illinois. We work with Chicagoland homeowners to renovate their spaces through a comprehensive portfolio of design and remodeling services. MK has specialized in kitchen,...Read more about KOS Home Renovation
xpertise for All Your Chicagoland Home Remodeling Needs Who We Are … MK is a home remodeling company located in Carol Stream, Illinois. We work with Chicagoland homeowners to renovate their spaces through a comprehensive portfolio of design and remodeling services. MK has specialized in kitchen,...Read more about KOS Home Renovation
Porch Pro Headshot R&B Home Innovating
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(19)
"They were GREAT! -Quick to respond and provide a competitive quote -Arrived on-time and protected all our furniture and floors -Did a excellent job painting ceilings and walls -Very profession, kind, respectable"
"They were GREAT! -Quick to respond and provide a competitive quote -Arrived on-time and protected all our furniture and floors -Did a excellent job painting ceilings and walls -Very profession, kind, respectable"
Porch Pro Headshot Joe's Custom Carpentry and Handyman Service
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(5)
We are a small Custom Carpentry Service and a Handyman Service. Serving Chicago for over 20 Years. We offer a wide range of Home Modification and Repair options. For Electrical, we can install the outlets and do the drywall repair and paint it too! For Plumbing, we can Re-model that Bathroom/Kitche...Read more about Joe's Custom Carpentry and Handyman Service
We are a small Custom Carpentry Service and a Handyman Service. Serving Chicago for over 20 Years. We offer a wide range of Home Modification and Repair options. For Electrical, we can install the outlets and do the drywall repair and paint it too! For Plumbing, we can Re-model that Bathroom/Kitche...Read more about Joe's Custom Carpentry and Handyman Service
Porch Pro Headshot Rhino Shield
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
25 YEAR WARRANTY!!! RhinoShield Ceramic Coating is a durable, flexible, low maintenance wall coating designed for a home's exterior. It is an eco-friendly high build formula that offers waterproofing, insulation, and soundproofing. Rhino-Shield Ceramic Coating is available to custome...Read more about Rhino Shield
25 YEAR WARRANTY!!! RhinoShield Ceramic Coating is a durable, flexible, low maintenance wall coating designed for a home's exterior. It is an eco-friendly high build formula that offers waterproofing, insulation, and soundproofing. Rhino-Shield Ceramic Coating is available to custome...Read more about Rhino Shield
Porch Pro Headshot Trm Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(26)
Residential Painting One of our most frequent requests is in the form of residential painting services, both interior and exterior. We use only the finest brand name paint and tools to complete the contract. We also offer one of the most expansive color palettes in the industry to give you the most...Read more about Trm Painting
Residential Painting One of our most frequent requests is in the form of residential painting services, both interior and exterior. We use only the finest brand name paint and tools to complete the contract. We also offer one of the most expansive color palettes in the industry to give you the most...Read more about Trm Painting
Porch Pro Headshot On Call Properties
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(7)
On Call Properties your best source for any of your emergency flood repair needs. With skilled and licensed flood and mold remediators, On Call Properties will get your home back to normal in no time flat. We are also accredited with the better business bureau.
On Call Properties your best source for any of your emergency flood repair needs. With skilled and licensed flood and mold remediators, On Call Properties will get your home back to normal in no time flat. We are also accredited with the better business bureau.
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting of Merrillville
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(123)

Costs to paint a deck

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Frequently asked questions about exterior painters

There’s nothing like a fresh paint job on the outside of a house to increase its curb appeal. If the paint on your home’s exterior is peeling, the colors are fading, or it’s been over 10 years since you last had your house painted, it may be time to hire an exterior painting pro. A professional painter will have the time, experience, and tools to paint your house right.

There are a number of factors that affect how frequently you need to paint the exterior of a home. Different types of paint have varying degrees of longevity. Dark colors absorb more heat and tend to need more frequent repainting, and UV light is the main factor that breaks down paint. Parts of the house that are more exposed to sunlight will fade more quickly. Your home’s exterior finish plays a role in the frequency of house painting. Wood siding will need to be painted approximately every four years. Aluminum siding may last five years between paint jobs. If you’re weighing whether it’s time to have the outside of your home painted, ask a painting contractor for their advice and recommendations before you get started.

Homeowners may be tempted to try to save money by painting their home’s exterior themselves. Before rushing into a DIY house painting project, it’s wise to assess the situation realistically. First of all, decide whether you have the experience and necessary tools to take on an exterior house painting job. Factor in how much time the project will take given your schedule. Consider how big your home is, including how tall it stands. Assess whether it will be easy to rest ladders on the land surrounding your house. Be sure you are set to go through every step of the house painting job, from prepping the home’s exterior to balancing on ladders to apply the paint.

It may be best to hire a qualified pro to paint the outside of your house if it’s got intricate decor or delicate detailing. If your home has several floors, the paint job may require a scaffolding or very tall ladders. Not every homeowner is comfortable working at those heights. Additionally, if your home’s exterior requires extensive prep work, it may make sense to hire a pro because prep work is time- and labor-intensive. Lastly, if your home has lead paint, a pro will know how to remove it safely. Therefore, it may very well save you time, money, and headaches down the line to hire a contractor to paint your home’s exterior for you rather than attempting to do the job yourself.

It’s easy to wonder if it’s cheaper to paint the outside of a home yourself or hire a painter to do it for you. It’s important to keep in mind that a fresh coat of paint on your home will carry a significant price tag whether you do the job yourself or hire a pro. If you hire a painter, you’ll have the added cost of labor. While if you paint your own house, you will simply have to buy the paint, primer, caulk, and either buy or rent any necessary equipment (such as ladders or scaffolding).

Be sure you have adequate time to take on a house painting project. Remember that between 30 and 50 percent of the overall time it takes to paint a house is spent on prep work. If the house exterior is not properly prepped before the primer and paint are applied, the paint job will not last very long or look very good. An experienced painting professional will have access to all the right tools for the job, they’ll know which type of materials will work best for your home, and they’ll carry out each step of a great paint job from prep work to clean up with ease. This could end up saving you a lot of time and money in the long run.

The cost to hire a painter to paint a home’s exterior depends on a host of factors, starting with the construction material of your home. Your home’s size, age, and accessibility can all affect the cost of exterior painting. The cost may also be affected by the condition of the siding and how much prep work the job requires. It also depends on the quality of paint you choose, and whether there are doors, shutters, and intricate details to be painted. The time since your home was last painted, the weather conditions in your geographic location, and the experience of the painter you hire are even more factors that can affect the overall cost.

Some painters charge by the square foot, and others charge by the hour or by the day. Painters need to take their overhead, labor, and travel time into consideration when they estimate the cost of a job. Lastly, it’s a good idea to get at least three written estimates before selecting a pro to paint your home’s exterior. Consult the free Porch project cost guides to get an idea about how much exterior house painting should cost in your area.

If it’s time to give your home a fresh coat of paint, it’s important to hire a good house painter to do the job right. You’ll want a house painter who has experience painting the exteriors of other homes similar to yours. Don’t be afraid to ask for photos of recent projects and check references. Make sure you and the painter agree on your expectations for the project. Make sure any potential painter knows how many coats of paint you require, if you want primer, and that you want the prep done work properly — be prepared to pay extra if necessary. Ask to see a copy of the painter’s liability insurance and workers compensation coverage, too, and check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau.

If the painter meets your expectations, make sure you get a written contract that includes the estimated time to complete the project and the payment plan. Also ask for a guarantee: a reputable painter should agree to fix any imperfections (such as chipping) up to two years after the initial paint job. Finally, you should always go to the effort to get at least three written estimates before selecting a pro for any home project, including house painting.

There are many different types of exterior paints on the market today. Regardless of whether you’re looking for paint with a matte finish or a slight gloss, or which part of your home you’re painting, make sure you choose high quality paint. Look for chalking resistance, a high ability to fully cover a surface, color retention, and blister resistance. You can choose water- or latex-based paint, which is breathable so it doesn’t trap moisture and then crack and peel. Or you may choose oil-based paint, which takes longer to dry but offers better surface penetration. Primers come in water- or latex-based formulas as well as oil-based varieties. Oil-based primers can be used with oil- or water-based paint, and are best for stained wood or metal. Water-based primers are great for all kinds of applications but can only be used with water-based paint.

It may make sense to consult a professional when it comes to selecting paint for the exterior of your home. Having a home’s exterior painted represents a sizable investment that will pay off over time, and that starts with choosing the right paint for your project.

Recent reviews for Chicago exterior painting services

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Great work, very reasonable rates. I will be calling again . He does it all.

- Joseph Pechulis
78062

Very professional and friendly service. After I meet with the company owner, Joey, we explained what wanted done which was the entire interior of our new home. They were very neat caulked all holes and cracks, taped trim, and used light weight plastic tha...

- Lucy Marquez
80054

Exceptional painters. They were very professional and hard working. Everything turned out beautifully just as we expected. Their reputation definitely precedes them. I highly recommed them for sure.

- Emily Rose
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He did an amazing soft wash and it came out better than expected. And they got my deck done fast right when the weather broke so now I get to enjoy my beautiful deck this sprung and summer.

- Megan Conners
78068

Joey the company owner was great to work with from start to finish and he returned my call immediately when I first submitted my request. He came to my house and gave me quote within a couple of days. He kept me updated via text throughout the entire proc...

- Cheryl Reilly
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Our experience with this company was an excellent one to say the least. We closed on or newly purchased home and we were hoping to have it painted immediately after. We were on a deadline and we needed to be out of our current home and needed to work with...

- Ashley Mikayla
36887

He is simply the best. Customer care, quality price and satisfaction that the job was done right at a fair price!

- Joe Joe
35191

Working with Ramon and his team has been generally excellent. Work is estimated quickly with a good degree of detail and a close proximity to true cost. The actual construction work I've received included electrical, woodwork and painting. Electrical wor...

- Josh Copeland
33598

Very responsive and dedicated owner. Crews are always on time to the job and do excellent work.

- norm hendle
29210
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Had a very bad experience working with Nick Kosmas (MK Home Remodeling) on our home remodeling project (cost 31.5K). Our project that was supposed to be done in 3 weeks in April, did not finish until June-17. I had moved to California in April and needed ...

- Nikhil Stephen

All Exterior Painters in Chicago, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Story Home Pro
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Customer satisfaction is our number one priotity, and we strive to make our customer interactions genuine and long-standing we specialize in Furniture Assembly and Delivery, Wall Mounting, TV Mounting and Interior & Exterior Panting.
Customer satisfaction is our number one priotity, and we strive to make our customer interactions genuine and long-standing we specialize in Furniture Assembly and Delivery, Wall Mounting, TV Mounting and Interior & Exterior Panting.
Porch Pro Headshot B&R painting
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
We are a small company we can handle anything you need done interior,exterior, decks, basements, commercial and residential!
We are a small company we can handle anything you need done interior,exterior, decks, basements, commercial and residential!
Porch Pro Headshot American Painting & Decorating
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
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Porch Pro Headshot B & C Painting LLC
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
B & C Painting is a Residential/Commercial Painting Contractor that has built its foundation on the highest standards in customer service and workmanship.
B & C Painting is a Residential/Commercial Painting Contractor that has built its foundation on the highest standards in customer service and workmanship.
Porch Pro Headshot 3M home and property maintenance
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Right Coat Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
At Right Coat Painting we paint interior, exterior, and perform deck staining as well. We are here to provide a quality, professional service, without shaking all of the money out of your wallet! Friendliness and job quality are at the top of our list!
At Right Coat Painting we paint interior, exterior, and perform deck staining as well. We are here to provide a quality, professional service, without shaking all of the money out of your wallet! Friendliness and job quality are at the top of our list!
Porch Pro Headshot Dust Buster Janitorial & Rehab
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot GARNICA CONSTRUCTION
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot American painting Co.
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
We specialize in interior residential painting. We also are very experienced in new construction houses.
We specialize in interior residential painting. We also are very experienced in new construction houses.
Porch Pro Headshot Bennys New Image And Decorating
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
A custom-painted house can truly make it feel like home. Bennys Wallpaper & Painting, located in Berwyn, IL, will go above and beyond to meet these needs.
A custom-painted house can truly make it feel like home. Bennys Wallpaper & Painting, located in Berwyn, IL, will go above and beyond to meet these needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Entrepreneur Painting Company Inc
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Entrepreneur Painting Company is a painting company based in Streamwood. They offer wood finishing and deck refinishing as well as other services.
Entrepreneur Painting Company is a painting company based in Streamwood. They offer wood finishing and deck refinishing as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Hector Santana's Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Ceca Painting And Remodeling Corporation
Exterior Painting
Serves Chicago, Illinois