Top 10 House Painters in Lorain, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Martin Chaney's Special Effects
"I first hired him 20 years ago to do some exterior stucco on my house and it's still crack free. He has also done a superb job matching my interior plaster mouldings. Mr. Chaney is a one of a kind craftsman that I have recommended to all of my friends and family."
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"I first hired him 20 years ago to do some exterior stucco on my house and it's still crack free. He has also done a superb job matching my interior plaster mouldings. Mr. Chaney is a one of a kind craftsman that I have recommended to all of my friends and family."
Porch Pro Headshot Ground Level Painting, LLC
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Serves Lorain, Ohio
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"I hired Ground level painting. Leon and his crew were FANTASTIC !!! The pricing was very reasonable and his guys did a super job. I was very pleased and felt comfortable while his crew were in my home. I highly recommend this company and look forward to having them back for future work !"
"I hired Ground level painting. Leon and his crew were FANTASTIC !!! The pricing was very reasonable and his guys did a super job. I was very pleased and felt comfortable while his crew were in my home. I highly recommend this company and look forward to having them back for future work !"
Porch Pro Headshot Sandrock Painting, Inc.
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
Sandrock Painting is a locally owned, family operated business. We place a high value on our customers, and always do our best to provide quality service.
Sandrock Painting is a locally owned, family operated business. We place a high value on our customers, and always do our best to provide quality service.
Porch Pro Headshot Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
(33)
"Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed contractor and licensed home inspector and ha...Read more about Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
"Eric has put his heart and soul into helping me turn around an 18 unit building that had 5 out of 18 units full with condemned porches to a 100% occupied fully restored up to code building that the tenants really appreciate living in. He is a licensed contractor and licensed home inspector and ha...Read more about Certainty Construction and Home Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Gambino 440 Builders LLC
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Serves Lorain, Ohio
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At Gambino 440 Builders LLC Our Licensed, and Pro Carpenters Service all Lorain , Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Ashland, Medina and surrounding Counties of All Home Repairs,Upgrades, and Remodels.We Work Hard, providing quality craftsmenship to Improve Your Home, So all you have to do is sit back and enjoy ...Read more about Gambino 440 Builders LLC
At Gambino 440 Builders LLC Our Licensed, and Pro Carpenters Service all Lorain , Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Ashland, Medina and surrounding Counties of All Home Repairs,Upgrades, and Remodels.We Work Hard, providing quality craftsmenship to Improve Your Home, So all you have to do is sit back and enjoy ...Read more about Gambino 440 Builders LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Transitions by Firenza
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Serves Lorain, Ohio
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We specialize in creating new spaces for every need. We complete simple modifications to complex home renovations. Our company is comprised of three main areas of focus, residential, commercial and aging in place. Our unique business plan allows the property owner to see and pay actual invoices. Thi...Read more about Transitions by Firenza
We specialize in creating new spaces for every need. We complete simple modifications to complex home renovations. Our company is comprised of three main areas of focus, residential, commercial and aging in place. Our unique business plan allows the property owner to see and pay actual invoices. Thi...Read more about Transitions by Firenza
Porch Pro Headshot Sarah the Painter, LLC
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Serves Lorain, Ohio
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With Sarah The Painter, you will always get great work at a great price. A fresh coat of paint or stain can bring new life to rooms, add curb appeal to homes, and help protect your investment for years to come. We are happy to look at all types of painting, staining and interior design projects. For...Read more about Sarah the Painter, LLC
With Sarah The Painter, you will always get great work at a great price. A fresh coat of paint or stain can bring new life to rooms, add curb appeal to homes, and help protect your investment for years to come. We are happy to look at all types of painting, staining and interior design projects. For...Read more about Sarah the Painter, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot McClain Painting & Remodeling, LLC
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Serves Lorain, Ohio
McClain Painting is a family owned and operated full-scale painting and home remodeling company. We offer quality, affordable and professional interior/exterior painting services along with a variety of other carpentry and remodeling services throughout Northeast Ohio. We have based our company valu...Read more about McClain Painting & Remodeling, LLC
McClain Painting is a family owned and operated full-scale painting and home remodeling company. We offer quality, affordable and professional interior/exterior painting services along with a variety of other carpentry and remodeling services throughout Northeast Ohio. We have based our company valu...Read more about McClain Painting & Remodeling, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Best Buy Painting
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
Brad began his career painting for Precision Home Improvement as a high school summer job. While in college at Ohio University, he continued working for Precision during Spring and Summer breaks. Over his career Brad worked his way up to become a Project Manager for Precision by the time he was 21. ...Read more about Best Buy Painting
Brad began his career painting for Precision Home Improvement as a high school summer job. While in college at Ohio University, he continued working for Precision during Spring and Summer breaks. Over his career Brad worked his way up to become a Project Manager for Precision by the time he was 21. ...Read more about Best Buy Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Mcmanamon Painting & Remodeling
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Serves Lorain, Ohio
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Our Purpose: Be the tool that people use to make their home or place of business a comfortable and welcoming environment. When we finish a project our client and the surrounding properties will be glad we were there. Core Values: We deeply respect our client's home and personal possessions. We re...Read more about Mcmanamon Painting & Remodeling
Our Purpose: Be the tool that people use to make their home or place of business a comfortable and welcoming environment. When we finish a project our client and the surrounding properties will be glad we were there. Core Values: We deeply respect our client's home and personal possessions. We re...Read more about Mcmanamon Painting & Remodeling

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 Lorain Painters

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We hired Wayne and his crew to install our wood fence. It was not what I call cheap, but a fair price. Wayne was a nice guy, however, his guys were not professional and he left them on our job without supervising them. First off, they did extra work th...

- Heather Wochele
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Hired to remove plaster and lathe. Agreed on one week + timeline with finish date of when i come back from out of town. Came back to half finished job. Seems to want to work from noon to around five. Spent a week helping with remaining. Was always the...

- Benny Massey
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I am handicapped. I needed a porch for the side of my house, and rails. Mr Chaney sent Casey to my house. Casey built the porch of my dreams. We have never had used our side door because their was never any way to get down. Hard worker, nice person, ...

- Bonniejean & David Pearson
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laura's work was outstanding We are using her again on thurs 10/11/2018 Terry Walker

- Terrence Walker
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Painted and retextured walls. Very professional and quality of work is top notch. Will be using them again.

- Matt Nuzzo
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Laura did a great job painting my stone fireplace. She is professional and friendly. I will definitely call her again for my next project! Jennifer D

- Jen Denning
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Laura, the owner, was very easy to work with and is very detail-oriented. I highly recommend using her for any interior painting projects.

- Jeff Stover
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Laura was absolutely GREAT! She refinished our deck and I MUST say it looks new! Her estimate was reasonable and the work and her work ethic went beyond all expectations!

- Emerson Draiss
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Laura very professional had a challenge to paint whole inside got done on schedule and job looks awesome.

- Sharon Anderson
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Laura painted our kitchen, dining room and hallway and did an outstanding job. She was very professional, yet fun and friendly! In addition, she helped us put all our furniture back in place and left our home in good condition with a minimum of dust and...

- Kathleen Brown
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This is my second review of Certainty Construction as I removed my first review, upon the request of the owner, when a payment agreement (4 payments of $1,000 each) was reached. Since said agreement, there has been zero follow through and simply more fals...

- rob Fragale

Everything You Need to Know About Lorain House Painters

My Painting Services project in Lorain is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for painting services work in Lorain is about $0.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Painter work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Painter you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

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

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 Lorain work from Paintersbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Painters and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Lorain 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 does invoicing/payment work for most Painter projects in Lorain?

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.

All House Painters in Lorain, OH

Porch Pro Headshot R&D CUSTOM PAINTING
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Serves Lorain, Ohio
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R & D Custom Painting offers trustworthy, high quality painting services for your residential or commercial property. We put the power of choice in your hands so that the finished product matches your original vision. We started in 1994 in the new Custom Home Market and have since evolved into mostl...Read more about R&D CUSTOM PAINTING
R & D Custom Painting offers trustworthy, high quality painting services for your residential or commercial property. We put the power of choice in your hands so that the finished product matches your original vision. We started in 1994 in the new Custom Home Market and have since evolved into mostl...Read more about R&D CUSTOM PAINTING
Porch Pro Headshot Finklea Brothers LLC
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
Finklea Brothers is a Handyman Service Company offering a wide variety of services. We have been helping people with repairs for over 15 years and decide to make a business out of it. We take great pride in the work we do to satisfy our customers. We believe if our customers aren't satisfied then we...Read more about Finklea Brothers LLC
Finklea Brothers is a Handyman Service Company offering a wide variety of services. We have been helping people with repairs for over 15 years and decide to make a business out of it. We take great pride in the work we do to satisfy our customers. We believe if our customers aren't satisfied then we...Read more about Finklea Brothers LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Andrews Painting
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
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Andrews Painting proudly serves the Lorain County, OH area - providing residential and commercial painting solutions at competitive rates. Our focus on customer service sets us apart from all others. You can depend on us. At Andrews Painting, we are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection.
Andrews Painting proudly serves the Lorain County, OH area - providing residential and commercial painting solutions at competitive rates. Our focus on customer service sets us apart from all others. You can depend on us. At Andrews Painting, we are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection.
Porch Pro Headshot Stipe Painting & Contracting INC
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
(12)
Stipe Painting is a professional painting service for inside your home and out. Our customers have come to know our reputation for top quality work at a price that is very affordable. Whether it's a fresh coat of protection from the elements, or a splash of color, we bring homes to life.
Stipe Painting is a professional painting service for inside your home and out. Our customers have come to know our reputation for top quality work at a price that is very affordable. Whether it's a fresh coat of protection from the elements, or a splash of color, we bring homes to life.
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable FInishes
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
(7)
"Affordable Finishes worked with us on two projects — refinishing/painting our 10 x 10 porch. It’s beautiful, they were a pleasure to work with, and I would do it all again in a second! The second project was painting our living room and kitchen. This job too was done very professionally. I found ...Read more about Affordable FInishes
"Affordable Finishes worked with us on two projects — refinishing/painting our 10 x 10 porch. It’s beautiful, they were a pleasure to work with, and I would do it all again in a second! The second project was painting our living room and kitchen. This job too was done very professionally. I found ...Read more about Affordable FInishes
Porch Pro Headshot Construction and More LLC
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
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Whether you're looking for property safety and privacy or home improvements to revamp a tired looking bathroom or to finally get your dream kitchen, Construction & More, LLC, is here to help. As an established home and fencing contractor in Westlake, OH, we have the tools and experience to remodel y...Read more about Construction and More LLC
Whether you're looking for property safety and privacy or home improvements to revamp a tired looking bathroom or to finally get your dream kitchen, Construction & More, LLC, is here to help. As an established home and fencing contractor in Westlake, OH, we have the tools and experience to remodel y...Read more about Construction and More LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Fouts Finishing
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
We are a small family owned remodeling/renovations company. Our goal is to provide professional quality work on every job. We work as a team with the homeowners to create the exact desire they visualize in the home.
We are a small family owned remodeling/renovations company. Our goal is to provide professional quality work on every job. We work as a team with the homeowners to create the exact desire they visualize in the home.
Porch Pro Headshot Quality drywall & repair
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
We have recently partnered with absolute interior and Design. A+ rating with bbb .We provide professional quality work for a affordable price. Guaranteed customer satisfaction. We go above and beyond for our customers.
We have recently partnered with absolute interior and Design. A+ rating with bbb .We provide professional quality work for a affordable price. Guaranteed customer satisfaction. We go above and beyond for our customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Gibsons Painting & Decorating  LLC
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
At Gibson's Painting and Decorating, we've been providing excellent interior and exterior residential and commercial painting services throughout Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake and Geauga Counties for over 30 years. Gibson's Painting and Decorating is a full-service professional painting company dedicated ...Read more about Gibsons Painting & Decorating LLC
At Gibson's Painting and Decorating, we've been providing excellent interior and exterior residential and commercial painting services throughout Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake and Geauga Counties for over 30 years. Gibson's Painting and Decorating is a full-service professional painting company dedicated ...Read more about Gibsons Painting & Decorating LLC
Porch Pro Headshot L B Pressure Washing/L B Painting
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
Painting,Pressure washing and general handyman services
Painting,Pressure washing and general handyman services
Porch Pro Headshot Grace Contractors and Design
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio
Family owned business since 2002, that specializes in high places not high prices in regard to paint jobs. Free estimates and yes we take credit cards for those that want to budget your home or business decor or remodel.
Family owned business since 2002, that specializes in high places not high prices in regard to paint jobs. Free estimates and yes we take credit cards for those that want to budget your home or business decor or remodel.
Porch Pro Headshot CertaPro Painters® of Westlake & Medina-Strongsville
Porch Pro Headshot S&S Home Improvement
Painters
Serves Lorain, Ohio

Latest projects near Lorain

Recent projects booked on Porch
Elyria 44035
Drywall Repair
Comments from Customer
Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
Lorain 44052
Interior Plastering
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Install new plaster
Rooms to plaster
Living room, family room, or entertainment room
Surfaces to plaster
Walls
Subsurface or backing already installed
I'm not sure
Desired finish texture
Match existing plaster
Vermilion 44089
Drywall Repair
Comments from Customer
Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
Sheffield Lake 44054
Drywall Repair
Lorain 44053
Drywall Installation
Start Date
Within a month
Rooms to install drywall
Basement
Surfaces to drywall
Walls
Who will provide materials
The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project
Sheffield Lake 44054
Drywall Repair
Lorain 44053
Drywall Repair
Comments from Customer
When we bought our house the dining room and siting room were separated by two doors. We removed the doors since they are not needed. Looking for help to correct the entry ways.
Lorain 44052
Drywall Repair
Comments from Customer
Drywall tape separating at ceiling in hallway and several rooms upstairs
Lorain 44055
Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
Start Date
I'm flexible
Painting location area
Outside
What needs to be painted
Deck, patio or porch
Painted item
Porch
SQFT of painted area
150-300 sq. ft.
Painted material
Wood
Has structure previously been painted
Yes
Already purchased paint
No, and I want the pro to recommend