Top 10 House Painters in Gretna, LA

Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting of New Orleans
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Keep your house or business free from drywall dents and holes with Five Star Painting of New Orleans in Pointe a la Hache, LA.
Keep your house or business free from drywall dents and holes with Five Star Painting of New Orleans in Pointe a la Hache, LA.
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting of Westbank
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
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From giving a room a facelift to larger renovations, Five Star Painting of Westbank is there to help with your next home improvement project. They are located in the Elmwood area and offer a variety of painting services.
From giving a room a facelift to larger renovations, Five Star Painting of Westbank is there to help with your next home improvement project. They are located in the Elmwood area and offer a variety of painting services.
Porch Pro Headshot Structure Ace Roofing & Construction
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
FULLY licensed and insured With 15+ years of combined experience in the general contracting industry, our mission is to provide exemplary customer service while giving our clients a finished product that they would be proud of. Our shingle master certification through CertainTeed and our Xactimate C...Read more about Structure Ace Roofing & Construction
FULLY licensed and insured With 15+ years of combined experience in the general contracting industry, our mission is to provide exemplary customer service while giving our clients a finished product that they would be proud of. Our shingle master certification through CertainTeed and our Xactimate C...Read more about Structure Ace Roofing & Construction
Porch Pro Headshot AZ Home Improvements Co Inc
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
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For quality window replacement services, look no further than A-Z HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPANY, INCORPORATED in Ama because they have a 5-star rating from clients.
For quality window replacement services, look no further than A-Z HOME IMPROVEMENTS COMPANY, INCORPORATED in Ama because they have a 5-star rating from clients.
Porch Pro Headshot Mid South Coatings LLC
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Upgrade the mood of a room or your whole home with a fresh coat of paint from Mid South Coatings LLC in Dulac, LA.
Upgrade the mood of a room or your whole home with a fresh coat of paint from Mid South Coatings LLC in Dulac, LA.
Porch Pro Headshot JEEBS Renovations
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
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"I found JEEBS on Thumbtack. I sent an online request to come and review/inspect my roof damage after Hurricane Zeta. I received a comprehensive quote for roof replacement as well as an estimate for tarping the roof. I had a team on the roof the next morning. Fantastic service on getting the roo...Read more about JEEBS Renovations
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"I found JEEBS on Thumbtack. I sent an online request to come and review/inspect my roof damage after Hurricane Zeta. I received a comprehensive quote for roof replacement as well as an estimate for tarping the roof. I had a team on the roof the next morning. Fantastic service on getting the roo...Read more about JEEBS Renovations
Porch Pro Headshot Lopez Floors Inc.
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Lopez Floors Inc. has been serving the Gretna area since 2004.
Lopez Floors Inc. has been serving the Gretna area since 2004.
Porch Pro Headshot M Slayton Construction
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
We offer General Contracting services in the New Orleans area. Call us today!
We offer General Contracting services in the New Orleans area. Call us today!
Porch Pro Headshot Painter Girl LLC
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Porch Pro Headshot BTSI  Construction
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
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Turn to the skilled experts at By The Specs in White Castle, LA when you need professional vinyl siding services.
Turn to the skilled experts at By The Specs in White Castle, LA when you need professional vinyl siding services.

Frequently asked questions about house painters

There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint in a new home. You can transform rooms with a change of color, and fresh paint breathes new life into an older home. Costs for painting homes vary. It depends on the rate of labor and on the type of paint you use. Most of the cost comes from the size of the home. The more square footage you need painted, the more expensive the job will be.

The average cost for painter services in a home is estimated at $3,500. On the low side, you can expect to pay $1,200 and $6,500 on the high side. These estimates assume you have a one-story home with around 1,000 square feet of wall to paint. More stories will mean higher costs.

The price is usually divided up into materials and labor. Labor tends to make up 85% of a job, but this can vary depending on the contractor. Most contractors charge between $2 - $6 / square foot. This calculates interior painting jobs with two coats of paint. For more specific paint jobs, such as doors or cabinets, you can expect to be charged $50 - $100 / door or drawer face.

Some contractors have different models of payment, which you may discover when looking up “painting companies near me” or “house painters near me.” You can be charged per room, which averages around $800 - $1,200 for a bedroom, and as high as $3,000 for a living room or similar large space. Some painters may choose to bill hourly, which can range from $20 - $50 / hour for basic painting, and $100 / hour or higher for specialty painting. A skilled painter should be able to cover between 150 – 350 square feet/hour but don’t forget to factor in prep time, clean up, and both coats of paint needed.

The cost of painting a home's exterior is far more variable, depending on your siding. Some sidings (like stucco) can cost up to $3,000 / 1,000 square feet, and that cost can rise if there are multiple stories. Weather can also play a major factor, which is why local painters are in high demand during the summer months. Vinyl siding expands and contracts depending on weather, so you’ll want a latex-based paint that is durable to these changes. For wood siding, latex is always a good option for allowing wood to breathe. Beware acrylic or oil-based paints, as these can create moisture stains. If you have stucco siding, you can go with latex, but it’s not your best option if the walls are damaged. Elastomeric paint will cover those imperfections while still being breathable. This paint is thick and time-consuming to apply. If you have brick siding, you’ll want a porous stain or paint so water doesn’t get trapped inside.

Siding is the biggest factor to cost, as prep and materials needed to do the job correctly can raise the price. Brick and stucco are the most expensive, while metal, wood, vinyl, and concrete tend to be on the lower end. Extra stories mean extra work for the painter, as safety measures and ladders need to be implemented. Painting a second or third story of a home takes longer than painting a single story based on logistics. It’s not just the walls, either. You may want to paint the garage, the shutters, the eaves and downspouts, and the siding and trim.

Your brand of paint can alter costs, as well as the cost of your finish. Flat paint tends to be the cheapest, but is also the least durable. Mid-range finishes, including eggshell and satin, can be good choices, depending on what you’re looking for. Semi-gloss finish will showcase imperfections and dents but is also resistant to cleaning. High-gloss is the most expensive type of finish and is recommended for small areas, such as trim, windows, and doors. While it is possible to DIY your home’s exterior, a professional comes with all the needed materials and is knowledgeable about what will work best and how to stay safe on the job. They are worth serious consideration.

Yes, you can paint vinyl siding. Years ago, this answer was no because paint continued to slide off the siding. We’ve come a long way since then. The best paint for vinyl is latex urethane paint, as it can cope with the constant contracting and expanding of the siding. Many paint companies create paint specifically designed for siding.

Painting vinyl is similar to painting other exteriors. You’ll want to coat it with primer (something designed for vinyl) and use a brush for the tricky spots. Otherwise, you can use a roller and cover a lot of ground. Once you have the primer, add the topcoat. Vinyl has one more caveat that you should be aware of. Dark colors tend to trap a lot of heat. Most vinyl paints will be light colors as a result, so it reflects heat rather than absorbs it. Weather can be a factor in painting vinyl, and the best weather is overcast, comfortable conditions. Sun, humidity, direct heat, and wind are not your friends when it comes to painting vinyl. You’ll want to ensure that painting your siding doesn’t void its warranty before you begin.

As with any painting, you’ll want to ensure you clean the area thoroughly first. For vinyl, a pressure washer is the best choice. You’ll want to find a recipe that tackles mold and mildew or buy a TSP solution. Mold and mildew tend to get between the paint and the siding, so it’s imperative you deal with them before you paint.

The quick answer is 350 – 400 square feet. This is generally true of wall, ceiling, and trim paint. Primer tends to go less, giving you 250 square feet on average. If you’re painting a dark room with a light color, you may need more primer coats, so keep that in mind. Be aware that fresh drywall is extremely porous and may absorb more paint than expected. Most drywall tends to arrive pre-primed, but be ready if it isn’t. If you have a textured wall (think popcorn ceilings, for example), you should use 20% more paint. If you need to paint 100 square feet of ceiling, it’s recommended you buy enough paint to cover 120 square feet to make up for the texture. You can stretch your paint with the correct tools. A nine-inch roller usually gives the best results for a coat of paint. For textured walls, consider a 1/2-inch nap over a 3/8-inch nap.

Let’s dive into the math. You know how much paint you need per square foot, but how do you calculate that square footage? First, measure the height of every wall, and add it together. Then, do the same for the length of each wall. Multiply those two numbers together, and you have the square footage. If you divide that number by 400 (how much a gallon of paint should cover), you know how many gallons you need to buy. This works for trim and doors as well. Multiply the total lengths and widths together, and divide it by 400. It’s never a bad idea to round up or ensure you have extra paint left over. You may need it for touch-ups or if a specific section requires more paint than you anticipated. It’s better to have too much than too little and have the hardware store mix you more paint. What if the color is off by even a slight bit? That’s a frustration you can easily avoid.

No, you can’t use exterior paint inside. Exterior paint is designed to hold up against weather extremes and, as such, contains more VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). These compounds were not designed for enclosed spaces; they can smell funky and release toxins that might make you or your pets sick. Exterior paint doesn’t settle in a short amount of time. In cold weather, exterior paint could continually release those toxins for a month or more. In warmer weather, this timeframe may be reduced to weeks. The process of releasing these toxins is called curing. Most professionals will wear masks when painting outside for this reason.

Exterior paint is softer by nature. It needs to be able to breathe and contract or expand with the home. It doesn’t stand up as well to the wear and tear that interior paint deals with on a daily basis. While all paint contains mildewcides and fungicides, the ingredients in exterior and interior paint are very different. The VOCs are needed in both paints to hold the pigment in. If you use exterior paint on indoor surfaces, ventilation is your first concern. This becomes a greater concern when spraying paint instead of rolling it, as spraying it makes it airborne that much quicker.

VOCs can cause lightheadedness, headaches, nausea, irritated eyes and throat, and respiratory issues. This can be an even greater hazard for those with compromised immune systems. Exterior and interior paints are vastly different, so you shouldn’t combine them. It compromises the quality of both paints. Plus, exterior paint isn’t designed to look good inside. Both varieties of paint are highly specialized, and you’ll likely regret using them where they are not intended.

The average cost to paint a 12x12 room is $650, with $400 being on the low end and $900 on the high end. Several factors can change these costs or cause them to rise. If you need drywall or plaster repaired before the job, that will cost time and effort. The higher your walls rise, the more time or paint it might take to finish the job. If you want to use designer paints, you may spend more on the materials. Your cost will also change based on the finish you choose.

Square footage is the most important consideration when factoring the price of a room. A large room, such as a living room, will cost more than a small bedroom or bathroom. Kitchens tend to cost the most since the painting is specific. They require far more attention to detail when you consider backsplashes, cabinets, and trims. Textured walls can add to that cost since it eats up more materials. Different types of paint can change the cost as well. On average, eggshell, satin, and flat are the cheapest paints. Matte, semi-gloss, latex, and oil are mid-range and all competitively priced. High-gloss paint is expensive and best used on small surfaces like trims.

You have the option to do the work yourself, of course. Be aware that it’s never as simple as splashing paint on the walls. You’ll need to purchase all the required materials, such as brushes, painter’s tape, rollers, trays, and plastic to prevent spillage. You’ll need to clean the walls and remove outlet covers and switch plates. Once that’s done, you can use painter’s tape on all the edges and then start. The big question you will need to ask yourself is whether you have the time. Painters are efficient, have all the tools, and do the job constantly. They will know immediately the best way to handle it.

Now that you know the scope of your project in terms of cost and effort, you can start dreaming in color.

Recent reviews for Gretna Painters

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This was a very disappointing day for me. On the day and 10 minutes after the time BTSI should be arriving to my house to install my floors I received a text message that said he would have to reschedule because it was too cold to lay towel (although it...

- Johnnis Guillory
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Terrible job unskilled workers no communication with workers because they didn't speak english job went unsupervised and contractor wouldn't call me back also checked is liscence number on Louisiana contractor license website it's not valid

- Kim Marcel
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BTSI came out in company trucks, were on time. and were just overall so professional. They provided us with a satellite image of our roof system which no other company provided and they gave us the best price. The day of the installation they were on ti...

- Virgil Clipps
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I contracted BTSI to do work and things aren't done and I've paid them. My ceiling wasn't painted correctly, grout on tile isn't cleaned up, cabinet doors are not installed, one of the doors for a bath won't close and more I can't get Tim Dalton to ans...

- Chester Schofield
63381

Very reasonable cost and very good work.

- Dartagnan Howard
87495

We will never hire Allnet Remodeling again. They just did a lousy job of sheetrock work. Its so bad that we have to hire someone to fix almost everything they did. They also built a shower pan that doesn't drain properly, and have refused to warranty thei...

- Steve Wobbema
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best painters around

17544

Amaizing work , clean and fast , Randy and Fernando r very profesinals

- Javier Tobar
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A-Z renovated my kitchen and a bathroom. Very reliable, they were there when they said they would be!!! Beautiful work, and loved their attention to details. Also cleaned up after themselves

- Jan Cotaya
17045

A-Z has been doing quality repair and renovation work on our 5-story building in downtown New Orleans for 15 years, some in the 6-figure range. As Building Manager of 938 Lafayette St., I can highly recommend them for any carpentry, sheetrock, doors/windo...

- Warren Meyer, LEH Bldg. Mgr.
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A-Z is my go to contractor for all home improvements for many years. I used to search for contractors to take care of my building projects or home repairs. Since I found Barry and his crew at A-Z I only make one call. His work is top notch always, on t...

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I have been using A-Z Home Improvements for the past 25 years. Excellent craftsmanship and service. I would highly recommend for all construction needs.

- Robin Schenck

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Porch Pro Headshot Truth Home services
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If your broken drywall is giving your home or business a bad appearance, contact Truth Home services located in Houma, LA for 5-star-rated service.
If your broken drywall is giving your home or business a bad appearance, contact Truth Home services located in Houma, LA for 5-star-rated service.
Porch Pro Headshot Cangelosi Roofing
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
At Cangelosi Roofing we pride ourselves on quality and professionalism. We install all types of roof systems shingles, metal, slate, TPO, synthetics, and coatings. We are a preferred contractor with Owens Corning. We also offer exterior services. Painting, siding, pressure washing, gutters, patio co...Read more about Cangelosi Roofing
At Cangelosi Roofing we pride ourselves on quality and professionalism. We install all types of roof systems shingles, metal, slate, TPO, synthetics, and coatings. We are a preferred contractor with Owens Corning. We also offer exterior services. Painting, siding, pressure washing, gutters, patio co...Read more about Cangelosi Roofing
Porch Pro Headshot Home Improvement Specialist of La., Inc.
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Company Mission Transform your house with affordable home improvement services from our professional team at Home Improvement Specialist of LA, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana. With more than 40 years of experience, we provide customers with home remodeling and light commercial remodeling services. ...Read more about Home Improvement Specialist of La., Inc.
Company Mission Transform your house with affordable home improvement services from our professional team at Home Improvement Specialist of LA, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana. With more than 40 years of experience, we provide customers with home remodeling and light commercial remodeling services. ...Read more about Home Improvement Specialist of La., Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Plan B Painting
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For drywall installation and repair in the River Ridge area, Plan B Painting boasts a 5-star rating for superior service and quality product.
For drywall installation and repair in the River Ridge area, Plan B Painting boasts a 5-star rating for superior service and quality product.
Porch Pro Headshot Pozos Construction LLC
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Pozos Construction is a general contractor located in New Orleans. They offer services such as completely house remodeling, pressure washer and lot more.
Pozos Construction is a general contractor located in New Orleans. They offer services such as completely house remodeling, pressure washer and lot more.
Porch Pro Headshot Carpet Network Inc & Renovations
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Do you need to replace your old carpet? The experts at Carpet Network Inc & Renovations in Convent, LA can help you out!
Do you need to replace your old carpet? The experts at Carpet Network Inc & Renovations in Convent, LA can help you out!
Porch Pro Headshot Pecan Tree Painting LLC
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Looking for a painter in Gretna, LA? Look no further. The professionals at Pecan Tree Painting LLC have you covered, get a hold of them today.
Looking for a painter in Gretna, LA? Look no further. The professionals at Pecan Tree Painting LLC have you covered, get a hold of them today.
Porch Pro Headshot Muller Painting
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Your home is in good hands when you hire Muller Painting in Bayou Country Club to paint the walls.
Your home is in good hands when you hire Muller Painting in Bayou Country Club to paint the walls.
Porch Pro Headshot Pelletier Painting
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Do you need something painted? Look no further, the painters at Pelletier Painting in Venice are up to the challenge. Get a hold of them today.
Do you need something painted? Look no further, the painters at Pelletier Painting in Venice are up to the challenge. Get a hold of them today.
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
Look no further than bob landing in the Westwego, LA area, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
Look no further than bob landing in the Westwego, LA area, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
Porch Pro Headshot Nelson Painting
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Serves Gretna, Louisiana
my goals is to get customer impressed and happy whit my work.
my goals is to get customer impressed and happy whit my work.
Porch Pro Headshot Masterpiece Home Improvement and Restoration
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Gretna 70056
Drywall Repair
Start Date
I'm flexible
Amount to repair
More than one area the size of a quarter or larger
Surfaces to repair
Ceilings
Any repair above 15ft
Yes
Terrytown 70056
Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
Start Date
I'm flexible
Painting location area
Outside
What needs to be painted
Fence
Fence length
I'm not sure
Fence height
I'm not sure
Fence construction material
Iron or steel
Has fence previously been painted
Yes
Already purchased paint
No, and I want the pro to recommend
Gretna 70053
Drywall Installation
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Rooms to install drywall
Kitchen, Bathroom
Surfaces to drywall
Ceilings
Who will provide materials
The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project
Harvey 70058
Drywall Installation
Start Date
Within a month
Rooms to install drywall
Garage
Surfaces to drywall
Ceilings
Who will provide materials
The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project