Top 10 House Painters in Dover, DE

Porch Pro Headshot SRO2 Handyman Services
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
(185)
Achieve a 5-star-rated quality and service for your next drywall project with the help of SRO2 llc Handyman Services, just a phone call away in Highland Beach.
Achieve a 5-star-rated quality and service for your next drywall project with the help of SRO2 llc Handyman Services, just a phone call away in Highland Beach.
Porch Pro Headshot DB Enterprise
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
(79)
Hello. My name is Dusty Beigler the owner and CEO of DB Enterprise. We are a employee owned company. I'm on every job at the very beginning to the very end. I pride myself as well as my company on communication skills with our homeowners. And our guarantee to you is that I wont put anything in your ...Read more about DB Enterprise
Hello. My name is Dusty Beigler the owner and CEO of DB Enterprise. We are a employee owned company. I'm on every job at the very beginning to the very end. I pride myself as well as my company on communication skills with our homeowners. And our guarantee to you is that I wont put anything in your ...Read more about DB Enterprise
Porch Pro Headshot KD Drywall N Paint LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
(17)
"High quality repairs at a fair price. From the moment the estimator came out we knew we wanted to hire KD Drywall & Paint, the owner knew how to handle herself and represents her company well from her estimates to her skilled and polite crew, it was a decision we were very pleased about making. Wil...Read more about KD Drywall N Paint LLC
"High quality repairs at a fair price. From the moment the estimator came out we knew we wanted to hire KD Drywall & Paint, the owner knew how to handle herself and represents her company well from her estimates to her skilled and polite crew, it was a decision we were very pleased about making. Wil...Read more about KD Drywall N Paint LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Ohana construction LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
(51)
Looking to paint your Brookview property but unsure how to go about it? Hire the professionals at Two Guys Construction in Brookview, MD for one of the best services in town.
Looking to paint your Brookview property but unsure how to go about it? Hire the professionals at Two Guys Construction in Brookview, MD for one of the best services in town.
Porch Pro Headshot Vinnys handyman services llc
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
(2)
Pinneys handyman services LLC please call for a free estimate 302-265-9196 we have plenty of references
Pinneys handyman services LLC please call for a free estimate 302-265-9196 we have plenty of references
Porch Pro Headshot Kenny and Son's Painting
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
At Kenny and Son's Painting we offer top quality work at very competitive prices. Kenny has been painting over 15 years and all though that is his area of expertise he also does necessary repairs, stains surfaces that need life put back in them and does general maintenance. Our work is always guaran...Read more about Kenny and Son's Painting
At Kenny and Son's Painting we offer top quality work at very competitive prices. Kenny has been painting over 15 years and all though that is his area of expertise he also does necessary repairs, stains surfaces that need life put back in them and does general maintenance. Our work is always guaran...Read more about Kenny and Son's Painting
Porch Pro Headshot JGM & Associates Custom Painting Inc.
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
If your drywall needs to be fixed, contact JGM & Associates Custom Painting Inc. in Salisbury, MD. Their quality repair services can make it look like new again.
If your drywall needs to be fixed, contact JGM & Associates Custom Painting Inc. in Salisbury, MD. Their quality repair services can make it look like new again.
Porch Pro Headshot Z-best General Contractor LLC.
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
(17)
Z-Best General Contractor LLC. was founded in 2012, We are located in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. We are a small family / locally owned and operated General Contractor
Z-Best General Contractor LLC. was founded in 2012, We are located in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. We are a small family / locally owned and operated General Contractor
Porch Pro Headshot Brushstrokes, Inc.
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
(6)
A custom-painted house can truly make it feel like home. Brushstrokes, located in Preston, MD, will go above and beyond to meet these needs.
A custom-painted house can truly make it feel like home. Brushstrokes, located in Preston, MD, will go above and beyond to meet these needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Mancari Painting & Contracting LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
A custom-painted house can truly make it feel like home. Mancari Painting & Contracting LLC, located in Marydel, MD, will go above and beyond to meet these needs.
A custom-painted house can truly make it feel like home. Mancari Painting & Contracting LLC, located in Marydel, MD, will go above and beyond to meet these needs.

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 Dover Painters

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We arranged with DB Enterprise about six weeks in advance for help unloading a 26' UHaul. Dusty was highly responsive and communicative until the day of the move. Unfortunately, all communications stopped after 8:30am that day. We called to change the arr...

- Rebecca Wichern
103355

It was a pleasure

- Vincent Denney
396601

Run! Horrible. Paint everywhere, awful painting—gloppy, uneven. Paint on clothes in the closet, antique furniture. SOME things that were not painted-back of closet door, trim, walls behind curtains, baseboard. Ruined furniture and would not take responsib...

- Suzanne L. Burton
295874

They were great to work with, very professional and we were extremely happy with the quality and workmanship. We love our finished basement!

- James Jensen
459321

I needed a room and couple of doors painted on short notice. Grady was able to come right away the day after we spoke and get it all done. Everything was done professionally, looks wonderful, and he was very pleasant the whole day while he was there. Woul...

- Krissy Wigmore
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Grady came out 2 months ago, we discussed two projects, he was going to get back to us with final details, I called several weeks later leaving a message that we were still waiting for the final proposal. It is now September never received call back or ...

- A Q
88519

What a great company to work with! Very professional and does outstanding work! I definately will work with them again!

- Pastor Lisa Armstrong
209149

Fantastic quality and service as always. We had to hire KD Drywall to come in to fix another contractors poor quality work. Used them twice now for drywall and flooring. Thank you once again.

- Jen Skaggs
154132

Thorough work and excellent communication. Thank you for your assistance and I look forward to hiring you again!

- Kodi Seaton
389721

Hired this company in December 2020 to mount a 65” TV. The first warning sign should have been the first time the TV fell from the wall while the tech was still present because it was mounted incorrectly. The tech bought wall anchors and finished the job....

- Sunny Gibson
419611

My walls are left unfinished because sandy cannot seem to schedule work correctly. She is extremely rude, I would avoid dealing with this company.

- AMMAR COX
92493

Absolutely unethical company. They tied up with Amazon to provide their services. Upon finding out the details of the job at hand (which they were already told upon booking), they just decided not to show up and wasted my time. At 11:30 AM they had ca...

- atul seth

Everything You Need to Know About Dover House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in Dover?

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

  • European Painting Company Inc.:
    • Services Offered: Painters
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • TNT Painting, Inc.:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • DJ's Painting:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Will Painting Services work in Dover require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re painter job is in Dover or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring painters. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the painter performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the painting services folks that everything is in order.

How many painters does Dover have?

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

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

All House Painters in Dover, DE

Porch Pro Headshot Joseph Davila  Painting
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
We offer interior and exterior painting , pressure washing , and minor drywall repair.
We offer interior and exterior painting , pressure washing , and minor drywall repair.
Porch Pro Headshot Griffs handy man services
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
Knowledgeable, reliable, and dependable are the words used to describe the professional window professionals at Griffs handy man services in Waterview, MD. Contact them today and get windows looked at.
Knowledgeable, reliable, and dependable are the words used to describe the professional window professionals at Griffs handy man services in Waterview, MD. Contact them today and get windows looked at.
Porch Pro Headshot F.A.S.T home improvements
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
F.A.S.T home improvements father and son team company who believes in quality in home remodeling and renovations. Professionals in flooring, painting, kitchen cabinets, decks, trim, Windows, doors and home repairs.
F.A.S.T home improvements father and son team company who believes in quality in home remodeling and renovations. Professionals in flooring, painting, kitchen cabinets, decks, trim, Windows, doors and home repairs.
Porch Pro Headshot BBE - Environmental
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
BBE a full service environmental consulting firm founded in 2010. The founding vision was to provide comprehensive and quality environmental solutions to clients, throughout the ever changing regulatory environment. Since it's founding, BBE has grown to service a wide variety of customers. BBE has ...Read more about BBE - Environmental
BBE a full service environmental consulting firm founded in 2010. The founding vision was to provide comprehensive and quality environmental solutions to clients, throughout the ever changing regulatory environment. Since it's founding, BBE has grown to service a wide variety of customers. BBE has ...Read more about BBE - Environmental
Porch Pro Headshot Alexander's custom CARPENTRY LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
Alexander's Custom CARPENTRY LLC We are here to bring your Dreams and visions to life . BIG or Small we do it all!! *Interior. * Exterior. * Residential. * Commercial Complete renovations. DEMO & Custom wood work and furniture.........
Alexander's Custom CARPENTRY LLC We are here to bring your Dreams and visions to life . BIG or Small we do it all!! *Interior. * Exterior. * Residential. * Commercial Complete renovations. DEMO & Custom wood work and furniture.........
Porch Pro Headshot Bradshaw's Property Management LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
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Keep your drywall in great shape with professional repairs from the experts at Bradshaw's Property Management LLC in Betterton.
Keep your drywall in great shape with professional repairs from the experts at Bradshaw's Property Management LLC in Betterton.
Porch Pro Headshot Simply Divine Designs  Llc.
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
Simply Divine Designs, Llc., is a licensed, insured and experienced company in Delaware with amazing talent in the areas of painting, power-washing and drywall repairs. Our experienced team delivers quality craftsmanship in repairing and beautifying existing residential and commercial properties wi...Read more about Simply Divine Designs Llc.
Simply Divine Designs, Llc., is a licensed, insured and experienced company in Delaware with amazing talent in the areas of painting, power-washing and drywall repairs. Our experienced team delivers quality craftsmanship in repairing and beautifying existing residential and commercial properties wi...Read more about Simply Divine Designs Llc.
Porch Pro Headshot Brad&Tiffs Painting  LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
From giving a room a facelift to larger renovations, Brad&Tiffs Painting LLC is there to help with your next home improvement project. They are located in the Cordova area and offer a variety of painting services.
From giving a room a facelift to larger renovations, Brad&Tiffs Painting LLC is there to help with your next home improvement project. They are located in the Cordova area and offer a variety of painting services.
Porch Pro Headshot Smith Painting, Inc.
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
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You spend a lot of time at home, so make it look great with a custom paint job from Smith Painting in the Denton, MD area.
You spend a lot of time at home, so make it look great with a custom paint job from Smith Painting in the Denton, MD area.
Porch Pro Headshot Nick’s neat painting
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
We are professionals willing to assist you with all your interior/exterior painting and drywall repairs. We definitely look forward to working with our neighbors. Only the best is good enough !!
We are professionals willing to assist you with all your interior/exterior painting and drywall repairs. We definitely look forward to working with our neighbors. Only the best is good enough !!
Porch Pro Headshot C&c painting&custom repairs
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
We are a owner/operator company that specialises in custom painting projects no job to big or small also ask about are custom build and repairing ability
We are a owner/operator company that specialises in custom painting projects no job to big or small also ask about are custom build and repairing ability
Porch Pro Headshot Your Home Solution
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
Drywall repairs are fast and efficient when you call Your Home Solution in Bivalve for assistance.
Drywall repairs are fast and efficient when you call Your Home Solution in Bivalve for assistance.
Porch Pro Headshot The Jones Agency Inc.
Painters
Serves Dover, Delaware
Looking to paint your Fruitland property but unsure how to go about it? Hire the professionals at The Jones Agency Inc. in Fruitland for one of the best services in town.
Looking to paint your Fruitland property but unsure how to go about it? Hire the professionals at The Jones Agency Inc. in Fruitland for one of the best services in town.

Latest projects near Dover

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Dover 19904
Drywall Repair
Start Date
Within a week
Service
Drywall repair
Amount to repair
More than one area the size of a quarter or larger
Surfaces to repair
Ceilings
Any repair above 15ft
No
Dover 19901
Drywall Repair
Start Date
Within a month
Amount to repair
Extensive repairs throughout the whole home
Surfaces to repair
Walls
Any repair above 15ft
No
Dover 19901
Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
Start Date
I'm flexible
What needs to be painted
Deck, patio or porch
Painted item
Deck
SQFT of painted area
More than 500 sq. ft.
Painted material
Wood
Has structure previously been painted
No
Already purchased paint
No, but I know what I want
Dover 19904
Drywall Texturing
Start Date
I'm flexible
Rooms needing drywall texturing
room on his basement
Surfaces
Walls
Desired texture
mud and tape
Any work above 15ft
No
Who will purchase materials
The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project
Dover 19904
Drywall Repair
Start Date
Within a week
Project type
Repair existing drywall
Amount to repair
More than one area the size of a quarter or larger
Surfaces to repair
Both walls and ceilings
Any repair above 15ft
No