Top 10 House Painters in Goleta, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Champs Handy Worx LLC
Painters
Serves Goleta, California
Champs Handy Worx stands out because we are passionate about our quality of work. We have excitement for the project and are sure to effectively communicate with our customers before and during the project so that they understand their options and feel comfortable with the work that we do i...Read more about Champs Handy Worx LLC
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Champs Handy Worx stands out because we are passionate about our quality of work. We have excitement for the project and are sure to effectively communicate with our customers before and during the project so that they understand their options and feel comfortable with the work that we do i...Read more about Champs Handy Worx LLC
Porch Pro Headshot New Life Painting
Painters
Serves Goleta, California
(169)
"This is the most reputable and reliable company you will ever find. Their prices are fair, they do what they say they will do. They are thoughtful, kind and ethical. They stand behind their work and offer creative suggestions. I recommend them to my friends and neighbors. Many have used them a...Read more about New Life Painting
"This is the most reputable and reliable company you will ever find. Their prices are fair, they do what they say they will do. They are thoughtful, kind and ethical. They stand behind their work and offer creative suggestions. I recommend them to my friends and neighbors. Many have used them a...Read more about New Life Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Rhino Shield of Southern California
Painters
Serves Goleta, California
Never Paint Again! Your home's exterior could last longer than a few years! Rhino Shield is a revolutionary ceramic coating for your property's exterior that comes with a 25 year factory-backed warranty! With Rhino Shield's proprietary 3M ceramic coating technology, we have engineered the perfec...Read more about Rhino Shield of Southern California
Never Paint Again! Your home's exterior could last longer than a few years! Rhino Shield is a revolutionary ceramic coating for your property's exterior that comes with a 25 year factory-backed warranty! With Rhino Shield's proprietary 3M ceramic coating technology, we have engineered the perfec...Read more about Rhino Shield of Southern California
Porch Pro Headshot Hustlin home service
Painters
Serves Goleta, California
(14)
We are a handyman company in lompoc ca. We pride ourselves on our speedy response times and quality of our work . The great thing about us is we offer a wide range of home services top to bottom interior to exterior such as but not limited to : drywall , demo., painting, general construction like de...Read more about Hustlin home service
We are a handyman company in lompoc ca. We pride ourselves on our speedy response times and quality of our work . The great thing about us is we offer a wide range of home services top to bottom interior to exterior such as but not limited to : drywall , demo., painting, general construction like de...Read more about Hustlin home service
Porch Pro Headshot Rainbow Custom Painting of Camarillo
Painters
Serves Goleta, California
Rainbow Custom Painting of Camarillo renders house painting services to the cities of Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and Ojai.
Rainbow Custom Painting of Camarillo renders house painting services to the cities of Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and Ojai.
Porch Pro Headshot The Wizard of Walls
Painters
Serves Goleta, California
(2)
"He painted my entire house. It was way overdue for paint and is very complicated due to lots of wood porches and overhangs. The Wizard of Walls did a great job. He's very professional and thorough. I would use him again for any painting projects I may have in the future. This was an exterior paint ...Read more about The Wizard of Walls
"He painted my entire house. It was way overdue for paint and is very complicated due to lots of wood porches and overhangs. The Wizard of Walls did a great job. He's very professional and thorough. I would use him again for any painting projects I may have in the future. This was an exterior paint ...Read more about The Wizard of Walls
Porch Pro Headshot Xavier Home Maintenance
Painters
Serves Goleta, California
I'm a sole proprietor of a "never say no" to a good day of work company. I mostly focus on move-in/move-outs cleaning and repairs of rental properties.
I'm a sole proprietor of a "never say no" to a good day of work company. I mostly focus on move-in/move-outs cleaning and repairs of rental properties.
Porch Pro Headshot CHRIS HANDYMAN
Painters
Serves Goleta, California
(3)
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Porch Pro Headshot The fence guys
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Serves Goleta, California
Porch Pro Headshot CAG PAINTING
Painters
Serves Goleta, California

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 Goleta Painters

486485

Needed to have interior walls and ceiling redone and painted. Wizard of walls did a terrific job. On time, professional and best price after shopping around

- David Mackinnon
53397

Chuck is the man! He is professional and great to work with. If you need a job done right, give him a call.

- Danny Hutchinson
48108

New Life Bath and Kitchen is a world class remodeling company. My experieinces with their management, customer service and production team have been exceptional

- Brian Nolan
48150

New Bath and Kitchen is a premier customer service contractor. They provide a full service business that exceed the clients expectation.

- Patrick Raymond
51453

New Life Bath and Kitchen are the most professional and attentive to their customers needs. They are a first rate, customer service and community based business.

- Ali Bailey
93295

We used Champs for a house flip project. Jimmie was awesome to work with. Besides working his tail off, being prompt and on time daily and having a lot of knowledge for projects all over the house; his commitment to quality work was awesome. I will defin...

- Brian Zell

Everything You Need to Know About Goleta House Painters

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Painting Services work in Goleta?

Every Painting Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for Goleta work from Paintersbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Painters and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Goleta for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Painters took on the job, and how satisfied they were.

How do I know that I found the right Painter in Goleta for my painting services project?

Finding the right painter for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Painting Services in Goleta so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

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

  • Are they properly licensed? Goleta has 13 licensed Painters Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 7 pros in Goleta are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 17 are A-rated in Goleta.
  • 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.

How many painters does Goleta have?

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

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

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