Top 3 House Painters in Chicago, IL

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L&H Cerda

100% response rate
401 Davison St, Joliet, IL
708-551-6742
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610 Lake St, Evanston, IL
847-757-5504
Porch Pro Headshot JHR COLORS YOUR WORLD CORP
From 2004 our happy and satisfied customers recommend us to their friends and family all the time. We are proud of our reputation and we feel it has been well earned. We are also happy that we can help you feel good knowing that you are working with a reputable company that stands behind its product...Read more about JHR COLORS YOUR WORLD CORP
5035 N Kolmar Ave, Chicago, IL
773-544-4441

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Porch Pro Headshot Hammell Homes
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Since 1986, Hammell Homes, has provided quality, professional, affordable home repair and construction services to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Licensed, bonded and insured, we offer master carpentry, plumbing, electrical and renovation services. We're a full service remodeling company...Read more about Hammell Homes
Since 1986, Hammell Homes, has provided quality, professional, affordable home repair and construction services to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Licensed, bonded and insured, we offer master carpentry, plumbing, electrical and renovation services. We're a full service remodeling company...Read more about Hammell Homes
Porch Pro Headshot Calumet Painting & Restoration
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Our company has been serving the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas for over 30 years. We specialize in making your home or business look beautiful with a variety of painting techniques and have a staff that is professional and experienced. Our free estimates and on site consultations will get ...Read more about Calumet Painting & Restoration
Our company has been serving the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas for over 30 years. We specialize in making your home or business look beautiful with a variety of painting techniques and have a staff that is professional and experienced. Our free estimates and on site consultations will get ...Read more about Calumet Painting & Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot On the ball remodeling services
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"Mr Spears is one of the skilled painters I have ever run across, he has an eye for what excellent looks like. I great service that I was proud to pay for. He was able to do everything I needed done in a reasonable time."
"Mr Spears is one of the skilled painters I have ever run across, he has an eye for what excellent looks like. I great service that I was proud to pay for. He was able to do everything I needed done in a reasonable time."
Porch Pro Headshot Cabinets refinishing and painting...P&K GENERAL CO
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Cabinets refinishing and painting! Online Estimate! High quality ! Call or txt today 7733490690 We use an HVLP spraying system which ensures a fantastic finish, we will do the job as if it was ours.
Cabinets refinishing and painting! Online Estimate! High quality ! Call or txt today 7733490690 We use an HVLP spraying system which ensures a fantastic finish, we will do the job as if it was ours.
Porch Pro Headshot RRJ Painting & Wallpapering Inc
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RRJ Painting & Wallpapering Inc has been servicing the DeKalb/Sycamore (and surrounding area) since 2002. I pride myself in providing to you, the customer, a Top Quality Professional job. I also believe that quality doesn't have to break the bank - I offer fair pricing for the level of work that I...Read more about RRJ Painting & Wallpapering Inc
RRJ Painting & Wallpapering Inc has been servicing the DeKalb/Sycamore (and surrounding area) since 2002. I pride myself in providing to you, the customer, a Top Quality Professional job. I also believe that quality doesn't have to break the bank - I offer fair pricing for the level of work that I...Read more about RRJ Painting & Wallpapering Inc
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Porch Pro Headshot Salter Decorating Services
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Welcome to Salter Decorating Service. We provide the South Holland, IL and surrounding South Suburbs of Chicago area with a complete range of decorating services. We are trained to provide you with the decorating solutions you need as well as the quality you deserve. We have made a strong presence...Read more about Salter Decorating Services
Welcome to Salter Decorating Service. We provide the South Holland, IL and surrounding South Suburbs of Chicago area with a complete range of decorating services. We are trained to provide you with the decorating solutions you need as well as the quality you deserve. We have made a strong presence...Read more about Salter Decorating 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.

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Hired this company to refinish cabinets and he did a horrible , cheap , incomplete job. I have to hire another person to complete the job that he left unfinished. He is extremely unprofessional and a scammer. Stay far far from him.

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This company is the worst contractor I have ever dealt with. The quality of their work is horrible. The owner Rick insists they do 5 star work and most of what they did needs to be replaced. He plumber just send s a helper that didn't even glue some of th...

- Sarah Langridge
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Awesome job! The kitchen cabinets were transformed from old varnish to updated gray paint. A very important part is the prep. The cabinets were cleaned and sanded thoroughly. The finish is very smooth and hard. I have seen cabinets painted by other v...

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On the ball remodeling services did an outstanding job installing carpet in my home. The entire process was seamless, from choosing the carpet to the final installation. I'm extremely satisfied with the results!!

- Karina Brown
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Very good to keep appointment. Very good value. Very responsive in communication.

Great job! Would recommend them for light installation.

- Jackie Guretz
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Luis is really professional. I'm happy with his work I recommend him 100%.

- Teresita Herrera
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Luis is very Professional and affordable he painted my whole home from the interior, I love the way it looks now, I wouldnt doubt hiring him once I need the exterior painted too.

- Napoleon Ayala
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I recently moved into a home that needed some paint. Luis did an excellent job on my back room and kitchen. I would definitely contact him again for future projects.

- Josh Smith
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Luis painted kitchen , family room , over my fireplace and 3 bedrooms he did an excellent job ! Reliable and attentive

- Gloria Graves
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Good communication. Work done professionally and timely. Very happy and will be using this service again for future jobs.

- marcia schultz
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Called in for an appointment and prices. Service was friendly and my cabinets were like new! Saved hundreds rather than buy a whole new set!

- Tina S.
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Everything You Need to Know About Chicago House Painters

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

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 Chicago.

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

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Here’s what you need to know to choose the right painter in Chicago:

  • Are they properly licensed? Chicago has 5 licensed Painters Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 5 pros in Chicago are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 23 are A-rated in Chicago.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the painter that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple painters pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

What Chicago zip codes are served by Painters?

Chicago has 50 total Painter companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Chicago with the most Painters:

    • 1 Painters in 60659.
    • 1 Painters in 60646.
      • 1 Painters in 60645.

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      Porch Pro Headshot Morales Painting and Interior Pros. LLC
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      Do you have any home improvement project(s) that desperately needs a professional who uses (top-notch) work quality too? LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Give me a call for a FREE ESTIMATE! Over 15 years of dedicated home improvement experiences. A "vision" is not complete until you pick up the phone and call an ...Read more about Morales Painting and Interior Pros. LLC
      Do you have any home improvement project(s) that desperately needs a professional who uses (top-notch) work quality too? LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Give me a call for a FREE ESTIMATE! Over 15 years of dedicated home improvement experiences. A "vision" is not complete until you pick up the phone and call an ...Read more about Morales Painting and Interior Pros. LLC
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      We stand behind our work and are upfront and honest of what ever we do for our customers. We will take pride and integrity in our work. From our neighborhood to yours let us take care of you.
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      Trim Work
      Start Date
      I'm flexible
      Install or repair
      Repair
      Location
      Crown molding, fascia
      Higher than 10ft
      I'm not sure
      Already has materials
      No, I would like the professional to assist in purchasing the materials
      Chicago 60652
      Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
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      I'm flexible
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      Fence
      Fence length
      Less than 50 feet
      Fence height
      4-6 feet
      Fence construction material
      Iron or steel
      Has fence previously been painted
      Yes
      Already purchased paint
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      Drywall Repair
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      I'm flexible
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      Extensive repairs throughout the whole home
      Surfaces to repair
      Walls
      Any repair above 15ft
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      Bensenville 60106
      Drywall Installation
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      Within a month
      Project type
      Install drywall where none exists
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      Bathroom, Bedroom, Entry or hallway, Living room, family room, or entertainment room
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      Walls and ceilings
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