Top 10 House Painters in East Lansing, MI

Porch Pro Headshot 360 Painting
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
(32)
"360 Painting really did a wonderful job in my dance studio,such professional work,estimate with time of project was accurate and price was more than competitive,I will recommend this company to my business associates and friends for any projects they may have ,thumbs up 360 Painting "
"360 Painting really did a wonderful job in my dance studio,such professional work,estimate with time of project was accurate and price was more than competitive,I will recommend this company to my business associates and friends for any projects they may have ,thumbs up 360 Painting "
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Contracting
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
(18)
"I had too many home projects to do so i called FreshStart. After the first job, i had them nail my entire to do list. We are very pleased and they worked hard. Cant wait to see my project showcased on here. Well done gentlemen."
"I had too many home projects to do so i called FreshStart. After the first job, i had them nail my entire to do list. We are very pleased and they worked hard. Cant wait to see my project showcased on here. Well done gentlemen."
Porch Pro Headshot Renewal Property Services
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
(13)
We are Renewal Property Services, the area's premier carpet cleaning, painting, and cleaning professionals. We provide excellent carpet cleaning services and premier quality to our customers for over 9 years using our state-of-the-art carpet cleaning equipment. Renewal provides services to apartment...Read more about Renewal Property Services
We are Renewal Property Services, the area's premier carpet cleaning, painting, and cleaning professionals. We provide excellent carpet cleaning services and premier quality to our customers for over 9 years using our state-of-the-art carpet cleaning equipment. Renewal provides services to apartment...Read more about Renewal Property Services
Porch Pro Headshot K & R Pro Painting
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
K & R Pro Painting Flint, MI, 48503 (786) 322-0872 With over 6 years of experience serving Flint, MI and the surrounding areas, K & R Pro Painting, is your solution for all your painting needs. We also cater to drywall, windows and doors installation, carpentry, and pressure washing. We take great ...Read more about K & R Pro Painting
K & R Pro Painting Flint, MI, 48503 (786) 322-0872 With over 6 years of experience serving Flint, MI and the surrounding areas, K & R Pro Painting, is your solution for all your painting needs. We also cater to drywall, windows and doors installation, carpentry, and pressure washing. We take great ...Read more about K & R Pro Painting
Porch Pro Headshot March Brothers
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
(13)
"Hired March Brothers to install 6ft. primacy fence on my side yard. Work was accomplished in a timely fashion & very professional done. The couple of small changes made were explained to me & were quite logical. Charles was exceptional in keeping me informed with phone calls and texts. I definite...Read more about March Brothers
"Hired March Brothers to install 6ft. primacy fence on my side yard. Work was accomplished in a timely fashion & very professional done. The couple of small changes made were explained to me & were quite logical. Charles was exceptional in keeping me informed with phone calls and texts. I definite...Read more about March Brothers
Porch Pro Headshot Sfi services llc
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
(6)
Licensed and insured handyman with experience in all levels of remodeling. No jobs are to small. Interior or exterior we do them all.
Licensed and insured handyman with experience in all levels of remodeling. No jobs are to small. Interior or exterior we do them all.
Porch Pro Headshot Golovich Painting
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
(2)
With 15 years experience in the industry, Golovich Painting is the perfect choice for your painting needs in the greater Lansing area. Nick has spent most of his career painting homes in northern Michigan but now paints primarily in the Lansing area. He is a middle school teacher in Howell and paint...Read more about Golovich Painting
With 15 years experience in the industry, Golovich Painting is the perfect choice for your painting needs in the greater Lansing area. Nick has spent most of his career painting homes in northern Michigan but now paints primarily in the Lansing area. He is a middle school teacher in Howell and paint...Read more about Golovich Painting
Porch Pro Headshot MDH Painting
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
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Porch Pro Headshot Lakeside Handyman/Home Improvements
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
Lakeside Home Improvements is here for everyone's needs. We specialize in interior and exterior painting, siding, roofing, deck builds, Drywall, installation of hardwood and laminate floating floors, kitchen and bathroom remodels, installation of trim, baseboards, crown molding, cabinets, interior...Read more about Lakeside Handyman/Home Improvements
Lakeside Home Improvements is here for everyone's needs. We specialize in interior and exterior painting, siding, roofing, deck builds, Drywall, installation of hardwood and laminate floating floors, kitchen and bathroom remodels, installation of trim, baseboards, crown molding, cabinets, interior...Read more about Lakeside Handyman/Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot M & E Handyman Services/Simplified Improvements
Painters
Serves East Lansing, Michigan
We here at simplified improvements are here to give 110% customer service satisfaction. We been around for 2 1/2 years. I personally Have been doing these types of services for over 20 years. There is no job too big or too small!
We here at simplified improvements are here to give 110% customer service satisfaction. We been around for 2 1/2 years. I personally Have been doing these types of services for over 20 years. There is no job too big or too small!

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 East Lansing Painters

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Marshall is an excellent painter. He is more than a painter and took charge of the complete renovation for the interior of my house. From floors, to walls, to ceilings Marshall made my house fresh, sparkle, and clean. Cheerfully willing to go the extra mi...

- Tamera Laskaris
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Professional, courteous, and conscientious! Marshall was an absolute joy to work with-highest recommendation.

- Christine Kechbauch
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We were very happy with the painting we had done by 360 painting. They were very professional. We would use them again.

- Kathy Conley
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360 painting was a great choice, not only are they timely in their responses but they are very nice and cooperative. The free quote was fast, easy, and not too pushy.

- Monica Gonzalez-Peters
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Easy to work with any they make sure YOU are satisfied with their work. Thanks Adam and Jason

- becca martin
14506

This was the most professional and top quality service! They did a superior job and we're actually on time! Highly recommended!

- Heather Lauer White
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We had them paint the interior of our new home. The work was done quickly and they cleaned up well after themselves. We will absolutely hire them again for our next project. Outstanding work!

- alicia saldana
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Nick has painted about half our house and has be spectacular to work with. His prices are very reasonable and his work is top notch. As part of the painting job he did some wall repairs that you would never know existed due to the quality of repair work ...

- Jonathan Salem
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Nick painted almost all the 1st floor in the house. High quality painting, done fast. House looks like brand new. Love the way ceilings were painted.

- Natasha B
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Very responsive in the beginning. But in the end they did a very good job on the ceiling but lacked detail on the walls. There was a lot of touch ups that I needed to complete myself. I did them myself because when I tried to contact Jason he was not v...

- Brandon Henderson
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THESE GUYS CAN PAINT!! Nice job! And the wife is happy.

- Bruce Chantry
217340

I left a review with this company by mistake. I dont know how to delete it. I did not work for this company. Please let me know how to delete my last review. I'm very sorry for the mix up.

- Richard Rietz

Everything You Need to Know About East Lansing House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in East Lansing?

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

  • RPM Painting Inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Beebe Property Services:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Five Star Painting of Ann Arbor:
    • BBB Rating: A
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

Whether you’re painter job is in East Lansing 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.

Who should I hire if I need Painting Services in East Lansing?

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

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

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    Porch Pro Headshot J&E Painting and Restoration
    Painters
    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    J&E Painting and Restoration can handle all of your painting projects this year. I have over 20 plus years custom painting experience, Interior, Exterior, Drywall installation/repairs, Stripping and Staining of all types of wood, Drywall texturing and texturing removal, and most other small househol...Read more about J&E Painting and Restoration
    J&E Painting and Restoration can handle all of your painting projects this year. I have over 20 plus years custom painting experience, Interior, Exterior, Drywall installation/repairs, Stripping and Staining of all types of wood, Drywall texturing and texturing removal, and most other small househol...Read more about J&E Painting and Restoration
    Porch Pro Headshot Platinum Paint Coatings LLC
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    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
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    Porch Pro Headshot Michigan Pro Painters
    Painters
    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    Free estimates 7 days a week; after hours quotes if needed. 33 years in business serving Jackson, Ann arbor, Lansing, and Battle Creek. Working owner and small crew.
    Free estimates 7 days a week; after hours quotes if needed. 33 years in business serving Jackson, Ann arbor, Lansing, and Battle Creek. Working owner and small crew.
    Porch Pro Headshot Vic’s Painting
    Painters
    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    Vic’s Painting is a small family owned business that has been painting commercial and residentially since 1989.
    Vic’s Painting is a small family owned business that has been painting commercial and residentially since 1989.
    Porch Pro Headshot Ideal handyman services
    Painters
    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    Hello, my name is kodee thompson, I am 19 years old and have just recently started my own business and already have satisfied customers.
    Hello, my name is kodee thompson, I am 19 years old and have just recently started my own business and already have satisfied customers.
    Porch Pro Headshot M 1 Custom Painting
    Painters
    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    (3)
    "Marshall did a fantastic job, we are extremely pleased! He is very friendly, he is respectful of the property and cleans up after each day of work, and he is timely. Marshall is very professional and meticulous about his work. Highly recommended!!!"
    "Marshall did a fantastic job, we are extremely pleased! He is very friendly, he is respectful of the property and cleans up after each day of work, and he is timely. Marshall is very professional and meticulous about his work. Highly recommended!!!"
    Porch Pro Headshot Color By Paint
    Painters
    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    Painting, interior and exterior. Over a decade of experience with college education behind me.
    Painting, interior and exterior. Over a decade of experience with college education behind me.
    Porch Pro Headshot Ground🆙Construction
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    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    Porch Pro Headshot Perfection Painting and Staining
    Painters
    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    we are a professional painting and staining company with over 20 years of experience. We offer interior and exterior painting for residential and commercial customers. We pride ourselves on our customer service and understand picking a contractor can be very taxing to a customer, that's why we try a...Read more about Perfection Painting and Staining
    we are a professional painting and staining company with over 20 years of experience. We offer interior and exterior painting for residential and commercial customers. We pride ourselves on our customer service and understand picking a contractor can be very taxing to a customer, that's why we try a...Read more about Perfection Painting and Staining
    Porch Pro Headshot All American Painting
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    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
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    Porch Pro Headshot Michigan Custom Exteriors
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    Serves East Lansing, Michigan
    Porch Pro Headshot Total Painting Service LLC
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    Porch Pro Headshot Daniel Green Painting Company
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    Porch Pro Headshot Kildee Creative Coatings
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    The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project
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    Within a week
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