Top 10 House Painters in Dover, NH

Porch Pro Headshot SAVU LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(111)
"Vasile was wonderful to work with! Very prompt communication, showed up on time, did very beautiful professional work. We needed a tile backsplash installed, and there were a few spots that were tricky (narrow areas where two windows met at a corner, in particular), but Vasile had no problem making...Read more about SAVU LLC
"Vasile was wonderful to work with! Very prompt communication, showed up on time, did very beautiful professional work. We needed a tile backsplash installed, and there were a few spots that were tricky (narrow areas where two windows met at a corner, in particular), but Vasile had no problem making...Read more about SAVU LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Northern Ridge Painting and Remodeling LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(11)
"I am pleased to be able to write a review for Northern Ridge Painting and Remodeling. 2 projects were done. One was painting my living room, stairway and hallway and replacing doors to 4 rooms and a large closet. The second project was deck care. Very professional from start to finish. The price ag...Read more about Northern Ridge Painting and Remodeling LLC
"I am pleased to be able to write a review for Northern Ridge Painting and Remodeling. 2 projects were done. One was painting my living room, stairway and hallway and replacing doors to 4 rooms and a large closet. The second project was deck care. Very professional from start to finish. The price ag...Read more about Northern Ridge Painting and Remodeling LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Alpha Painting Group
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(75)
As a premier painting contractor, Alpha Paint Group is committed to delivering customer service that is second to none. We offer a wide range of services to meet your residential and commercial painting needs. Big job or small, we have you covered. We work around your busy schedule and consult with ...Read more about Alpha Painting Group
As a premier painting contractor, Alpha Paint Group is committed to delivering customer service that is second to none. We offer a wide range of services to meet your residential and commercial painting needs. Big job or small, we have you covered. We work around your busy schedule and consult with ...Read more about Alpha Painting Group
Porch Pro Headshot Lenzen Finishes
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(62)
We are a full-service interior/exterior paint company that has expanded from Las Vegas to southern Maine and NH. Our Vegas location is Lenzen contracting in which you can see many reviews regarding the 15 years in business there. Coming back to Southern Maine to start Lenzen Finishes will be a great...Read more about Lenzen Finishes
We are a full-service interior/exterior paint company that has expanded from Las Vegas to southern Maine and NH. Our Vegas location is Lenzen contracting in which you can see many reviews regarding the 15 years in business there. Coming back to Southern Maine to start Lenzen Finishes will be a great...Read more about Lenzen Finishes
Porch Pro Headshot Construction Tech
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(46)
Construction Tech performs remodeling, design-build, renovations and repairs services for homeowners and businesses through out NH and MA.
Construction Tech performs remodeling, design-build, renovations and repairs services for homeowners and businesses through out NH and MA.
Porch Pro Headshot James mcadams painting
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(4)
We take pride in our work having a satisfied customer. Is what we aim for quality work and happy faces there isn't a job to big or small book us today
We take pride in our work having a satisfied customer. Is what we aim for quality work and happy faces there isn't a job to big or small book us today
Porch Pro Headshot Apple Painting and Restoration, LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
We specialize in interior, exterior surface restoration, coatings and carpentry. Commercial, Residential, Large and Small projects. List of services visit us on the web: www.applepaintingrestoration.com
We specialize in interior, exterior surface restoration, coatings and carpentry. Commercial, Residential, Large and Small projects. List of services visit us on the web: www.applepaintingrestoration.com
Porch Pro Headshot Total Home Concierge
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(52)
Total Home Concierge is a property maintenance company serving the greater Portsmouth, NH area. We offer white glove services to clients in Southern Maine and New Hampshire. Our company provides free estimates and walk-throughs for each of our services. Landscaping , Lawn Maintenance,Home Cleaning (...Read more about Total Home Concierge
Total Home Concierge is a property maintenance company serving the greater Portsmouth, NH area. We offer white glove services to clients in Southern Maine and New Hampshire. Our company provides free estimates and walk-throughs for each of our services. Landscaping , Lawn Maintenance,Home Cleaning (...Read more about Total Home Concierge
Porch Pro Headshot NW Painting and Handyman Services, LLC
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(2)
"Great company with a amazing work ethic. Had amazing customer service when painting our deck and came back to review to see if it needed touch ups! Will definitely be hiring Nick and his crew back for additional work at our home."
"Great company with a amazing work ethic. Had amazing customer service when painting our deck and came back to review to see if it needed touch ups! Will definitely be hiring Nick and his crew back for additional work at our home."
Porch Pro Headshot A Personal Touch Painting N' More
Painters
Serves Dover, New Hampshire
(1)
A one stop shop for your Home Improvements ! A Mother /Daughter team that brings their A team of professionals to complete your project on TIME ! We are here to serve you with a great attitude and a pleasurable working environment .. Color Consulting and Estimates are always FREE.. We can do a faux ...Read more about A Personal Touch Painting N' More
A one stop shop for your Home Improvements ! A Mother /Daughter team that brings their A team of professionals to complete your project on TIME ! We are here to serve you with a great attitude and a pleasurable working environment .. Color Consulting and Estimates are always FREE.. We can do a faux ...Read more about A Personal Touch Painting N' More

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

169791

Vasile was awesome to work with and did amazing work. He helped tile a powder room as well as a backsplash under a floating shelf in our kitchen. He was super responsive and knowledgable helping provide guidance on making sure I had the right materials f...

- Brian Hanscel
156319

I hired Savullc to install my kitchen back splash. He arrived on time even though we had 10" of snow. He was friendly, professional and does quality work. He cleaned up all the mess both inside and in the garage where he was cutting tile. His price was ...

- Linda Rizza
145997

Excellent work, Great Pricing, overall Great Job.

- Rory Orstead
141377

Great job with artistic input!!! Done in one day instead of 2 because he was willing to stay longer. Not only a backsplash but also tiling of some walls. Just a beautiful job!!! We can highly recommend him

- Sibylla Ottomanelli
164472

Stellar service and experience for my backsplash project. From the quote until the job was done, everything was super pleasant. He did a great job on a much needed backsplash, and even came out on short notice. Really a great experience, I will definitel...

- eric reeser
196575

Fantastic, quality work. Great communicator, timely and professional. I’d highly recommend Savu services to anyone! Very happy with the service!

- Mary Cohen
164281

Savu did a fantastic job with a very intricate glass tile project! They were professional, courteous and my house was perfectly clean when they finished the job. I highly recommend them!

- James Anderson
210849

SAVU LLC did an amazing job installing quartz stone on my fireplace and hardwood floor in my living room. I am very please with the work done and will use again for other projects.

- Shauna Willson
164521

I had approximately 30 square feet of ceramic tile backsplash to install. I purchased the materials myself at the local home store. I went with a 3"x6" subway tile. I was referred to Savu by a co-worker who also had a kitchen backsplash installed by him. ...

- Artemis Pasom
139961

Savu did an incredible job. They were very responsive to our questions, getting us a quote and setting up a time for the installation. We had a short window to get the job done so they came early and stayed late to meet our timeline. Very professional and...

- Donald Andersen
434101

SAVU LLC installed my new kitchen backsplash recently. They have fair prices and unlike other contractors, they always respond on the phone and show on time! Thank you for a job well done!

- James Anderson
140815

SAVU LLC did my floor, was about 1,000 sqft and they did an awesome job. Very punctual . professional and clean work. I have another project that I want to hire them for. Highly recommended.

- Frances Turner

Everything You Need to Know About Dover House Painters

I’m searching for Painters servicing my zip code in Dover.

Many painters provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Dover. Browse through a sample of the Painters in Dover below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful painting services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Nebula Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 01876
  • Advance Custom Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 03064
  • Daniel Lahey:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 03811 and 03842

If you weren't able to find the right painter company that services your Dover zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Dover.

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

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.

Who should I hire if I need Painting Services in Dover?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Dover ready to help you with your painting services project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top Painters on Porch:

    All House Painters in Dover, NH

    Porch Pro Headshot Patriot General Contractors
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    Porch Pro Headshot Beaulieu Design
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    Interior/exterior paint, carpentry, landscaping, small renovation projects. Design skills ranging from landscaping to residential to commercial. 20+ years experience in field of architecture. Homeowner for 30 years. Home flipper past 5 years.
    Interior/exterior paint, carpentry, landscaping, small renovation projects. Design skills ranging from landscaping to residential to commercial. 20+ years experience in field of architecture. Homeowner for 30 years. Home flipper past 5 years.
    Porch Pro Headshot Zach's Painting Service LLC
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    With 18+ years experience in the painting industry, Zach's Painting Service can handle most aspects of painting. We offer very clean high quality workmanship and a high attention to detail. Mainly specializing in trim and cabinet spray finishes however there's no job too big or small, whether you n...Read more about Zach's Painting Service LLC
    With 18+ years experience in the painting industry, Zach's Painting Service can handle most aspects of painting. We offer very clean high quality workmanship and a high attention to detail. Mainly specializing in trim and cabinet spray finishes however there's no job too big or small, whether you n...Read more about Zach's Painting Service LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Hebert's Handyman Service
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    I started out working for my father, a Contractor for over 40 years. Went on to work in various types of construction such as Bridge Construction, Vinyl Siding,Painting, and also attended a Vocational School to study Electrical Wiring. My goal today is to do the smaller jobs that the bigger companie...Read more about Hebert's Handyman Service
    I started out working for my father, a Contractor for over 40 years. Went on to work in various types of construction such as Bridge Construction, Vinyl Siding,Painting, and also attended a Vocational School to study Electrical Wiring. My goal today is to do the smaller jobs that the bigger companie...Read more about Hebert's Handyman Service
    Porch Pro Headshot AJP Painting Company
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    Porch Pro Headshot Chance Enterprises & Property Services
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    (1)
    We Specialize in tenant occupancy preparation and property sustainability.
    We Specialize in tenant occupancy preparation and property sustainability.
    Porch Pro Headshot RW MOORE PAINTING
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    Interior and exterior professional painting and power washing since 1999 in and around the Portsmouth area I take pride in every job and its completion to the customer satisfaction
    Interior and exterior professional painting and power washing since 1999 in and around the Portsmouth area I take pride in every job and its completion to the customer satisfaction
    Porch Pro Headshot Dan the handyman
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    Need a handyman I'm your guy! Chimneys floors remodels siding painting fully licensed and financially flexable!
    Need a handyman I'm your guy! Chimneys floors remodels siding painting fully licensed and financially flexable!
    Porch Pro Headshot DH Painting Co Inc
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    (9)
    D H Painting Co, based in West Kennebunk, is a painting company. They provide custom painting finish and exterior painting as well as other services.
    D H Painting Co, based in West Kennebunk, is a painting company. They provide custom painting finish and exterior painting as well as other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot Kyle Bjelf painting
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    Working hard everyday. Hard worker, free estimates, honest, and treat every customer with respect.
    Working hard everyday. Hard worker, free estimates, honest, and treat every customer with respect.
    Porch Pro Headshot Ryan Ambrose
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    Porch Pro Headshot First Executive Painting
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire
    (2)
    Professional painter: expert workmanship with clean high quality workers. For a great experience from start to finish we're the best choice.
    Professional painter: expert workmanship with clean high quality workers. For a great experience from start to finish we're the best choice.
    Porch Pro Headshot LMLD PAINTING
    Painters
    Serves Dover, New Hampshire

    Latest projects near Dover

    Recent projects booked on Porch
    Rochester 03867
    Drywall Repair
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Amount to repair
    One or more minor repairs
    Surfaces to repair
    Walls
    Any repair above 15ft
    No
    Rochester 03867
    Drywall Installation
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Project type
    Install drywall where none exists
    Rooms to install drywall
    Bathroom
    Surfaces to drywall
    Walls and ceilings
    Who will provide materials
    The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project
    Rochester 03867
    Drywall Installation
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Project type
    Install drywall where none exists
    Rooms to install drywall
    Kitchen, Entry or hallway, Living room, family room, or entertainment room
    Surfaces to drywall
    Walls
    Who will provide materials
    The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project
    Somersworth 03878
    Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
    Start Date
    Within a month
    Painting location area
    Outside
    What needs to be painted
    Shed, playset or yard structure
    Painted structure
    Shed or storage structure
    Structure construction material
    Wood
    Has structure previously been painted
    No
    Already purchased paint
    No, and I want the pro to recommend
    Dover 03820
    Drywall Installation
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Project type
    Install drywall where none exists
    Rooms to install drywall
    Living room, family room, or entertainment room
    Surfaces to drywall
    Walls
    Who will provide materials
    I will provide materials, just need installation
    Dover 03820
    Drywall Repair
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Project type
    Repair existing drywall
    Amount to repair
    One or more minor repairs
    Surfaces to repair
    Walls
    Any repair above 15ft
    No
    Rochester 03867
    Drywall Repair
    Service needed
    Drywall Repair
    Start Date
    Within a month