Top 3 House Painters in Memphis, TN

Porch Pro Headshot Lucius Complete Home
For more than 35 years, Lucius has earned its reputation as a leader in the Mid-South roofing industry. Our customers expect the very best from us, and we want to keep it that way. That’s why we have expanded to offer a complete array of home improvement services, delivered with the same high standa...Read more about Lucius Complete Home
2874 Price Dr Ste 3, Bartlett, TN
901-752-1232
Porch Pro Headshot Joshua's Painters Plus
"We had the exterior of our house painted. They also replaced some of the wood that was rotting. They did a wonderful job, were very prompt and professional. They also cleaned up as they worked which I have found to be rare among workers"
5849 Polk St, Arlington, TN
901-848-8998
Porch Pro Headshot Pita's Painting
100% response rate
Pita's Painting Millington, TN, 38053 (901) 616-9775 Pita's Painting provides professional painting services for people located in Millington, TN area. Call us now! Commercial Painting, Residential Painting, House Painting Service, Commercial Painting Contractor, Exterior Painting, Painting, Painti...Read more about Pita's Painting
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
901-616-9775

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Porch Pro Headshot Aaron Painting & Home Repair
Painters
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(18)
"I spent a lot of time walking in East Memphis during 2020. I was impressed by a painter in the neighborhood. When it was our turn to have the house painted and repaired, I called Aaron Painting. I was not disappointed. The final price came in right on the estimate. The guys who did the painting sh...Read more about Aaron Painting & Home Repair
"I spent a lot of time walking in East Memphis during 2020. I was impressed by a painter in the neighborhood. When it was our turn to have the house painted and repaired, I called Aaron Painting. I was not disappointed. The final price came in right on the estimate. The guys who did the painting sh...Read more about Aaron Painting & Home Repair
Porch Pro Headshot T&H Painting,LLC
Painters
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(67)
We are here to provide a professional service that you would expect from any large company, but with the customer service and support of a small company. Our prices are competitive and you can expect us to be less expensive than any larger companies, because we only do a limited number of homes each...Read more about T&H Painting,LLC
We are here to provide a professional service that you would expect from any large company, but with the customer service and support of a small company. Our prices are competitive and you can expect us to be less expensive than any larger companies, because we only do a limited number of homes each...Read more about T&H Painting,LLC
Porch Pro Headshot A Wynn Services
Painters
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
(10)
"A Wynn Services recently helped us prepare our home for the rental market. They were excellent. A Wynn provided us with a new roof, interior and exterior painting, fence work, complete window refurbishment, lighting and carpeting, plumbing and flooring. They are the perfect one stop home improvemen...Read more about A Wynn Services
"A Wynn Services recently helped us prepare our home for the rental market. They were excellent. A Wynn provided us with a new roof, interior and exterior painting, fence work, complete window refurbishment, lighting and carpeting, plumbing and flooring. They are the perfect one stop home improvemen...Read more about A Wynn Services
Porch Pro Headshot Aesthetic painting, LLC
Painters
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
Aesthetic painting is more than just a painting company. We are a place where quality work, integrity, strong relationships and commitment are the foundation of everything we do. We take great pride in our professional craftsmanship to provide you with the best results.
Aesthetic painting is more than just a painting company. We are a place where quality work, integrity, strong relationships and commitment are the foundation of everything we do. We take great pride in our professional craftsmanship to provide you with the best results.
Porch Pro Headshot Gallegos Construction Co.
Painters
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
Paulin has extensive experience as a expert painter, but he also can manage your entire remodeling or building project from start to finish. Gallegos Construction Co. is committed to providing quality service to the highest standards, and for 15 years our work has proven it. A happy customer i...Read more about Gallegos Construction Co.
Paulin has extensive experience as a expert painter, but he also can manage your entire remodeling or building project from start to finish. Gallegos Construction Co. is committed to providing quality service to the highest standards, and for 15 years our work has proven it. A happy customer i...Read more about Gallegos Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Brad Morris Designs, Inc
Painters
Serves Memphis, Tennessee
Porch Pro Headshot Right Choice Windows and Doors
Painters
Serves Memphis, Tennessee

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 Memphis Painters

33101

Excellent service and craftsmanship great cleanup fair pricing would definitely recommend

- Vicki Holifield
49779

Did a great job on my fence and deck. Also repaired my drywall and painted. Exceptional service and support.

- Stanley Wright
37543

He is an extremely professional painter. We gave him a whole house to paint. In spite of bad weather, he completed every job to our satisfaction promptly. I will certainly recommend him.

- Femi Salu
39410

Very detail oriented! We had wood repaired and our whole house painted. Excellent experience! A+

- Angela Jackson
45119

He did a wonderful job painting my daughter's bedroom and bathroom. Will definitely use him again.

- Joyce Anschultz
45123

Very professional and polite! The crew painted the outside of our house and did an amazing job. Highly recommended!

- Nicole VanMeter
45411

Josh and his team painted about 80% of the interior of my home. The results were fantastic! They did a great job, paid attention to details. Good price also. 5 stars at least!

- Justin BigHorn
45102

He painted the whole interior of my house, along with base boards and doors. Was done very quick and it looks fantastic!

- Nicole Whited
45116

Josh and his painters are perfectionists. They are professional, they take the time to make sure the job is done right, and they do an exceptional job. They were in our home for a week and they were so quiet and polite we didn't even feel like it was a di...

- Erin Padovano
60078

Josh and his guys are the absolute best there is. Very fair with their prices and they did more than what was expected. I tried a company who was more well known and was not happy with a lot of things but it really boiled down to lack of caring and the pe...

- Katie Hobson
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58640

Terrible Follow-up!!! Poor customer service and definitely not reliable.

- Douglas Conner

Everything You Need to Know About Memphis House Painters

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

Whether you’re painter job is in Memphis 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 Memphis?

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

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

    What zip codes in Memphis have the best Painters?

    Below we've listed Memphis zip codes that have great selections of painters:

  • 38107: 1 Painters.
  • 38138: 2 Painters.
  • 38127: 1 Painters.
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    Porch Pro Headshot Drip Drop Painting
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    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    With over twenty years experience our trained and qualified paint technicians bring top grade quality work, intergrity, and honesty to every customer.We pride ourselves on high standards of customer satisfaction and customer relations. Please keep us in mind on your next home improvement adventure! ...Read more about Drip Drop Painting
    With over twenty years experience our trained and qualified paint technicians bring top grade quality work, intergrity, and honesty to every customer.We pride ourselves on high standards of customer satisfaction and customer relations. Please keep us in mind on your next home improvement adventure! ...Read more about Drip Drop Painting
    Porch Pro Headshot A Head Above Home Repair
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    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
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    Porch Pro Headshot Jacobs Ladder Painting
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    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Professional Painting for any budget!
    Professional Painting for any budget!
    Porch Pro Headshot Junior’s Construction
    Painters
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    We are a family cristian team doing painting and repairs.
    We are a family cristian team doing painting and repairs.
    Porch Pro Headshot Helm Handyman Services
    Painters
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    I offer handyman services for the smaller budget with quick turnaround times
    I offer handyman services for the smaller budget with quick turnaround times
    Porch Pro Headshot Flight Painting
    Painters
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    We strive in making you dreams take Flight and the Sky is the Limit with ✈️ Flight Painting
    We strive in making you dreams take Flight and the Sky is the Limit with ✈️ Flight Painting
    Porch Pro Headshot Palmer Construction
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    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Porch Pro Headshot The Painting Connection
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    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Porch Pro Headshot Jimmy's Painting
    Painters
    Serves Memphis, Tennessee
    Jimmy's Painting offers a great painting service for both residential and commercial clients. We are experienced and ready to offer the best solution for you. If you want professionalism choose Jimmy's Painting! Residential Painting Company;Residential Painting Contractor;Home Painter;House Painter;...Read more about Jimmy's Painting
    Jimmy's Painting offers a great painting service for both residential and commercial clients. We are experienced and ready to offer the best solution for you. If you want professionalism choose Jimmy's Painting! Residential Painting Company;Residential Painting Contractor;Home Painter;House Painter;...Read more about Jimmy's Painting

    Latest projects near Memphis

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    Memphis 38117
    Trim Work
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Install or repair
    Installation
    Location
    Door, Window, Crown molding, Baseboards
    Higher than 10ft
    No
    Already has materials
    No, but I can get them
    Memphis 38115
    Color Consulting
    Service needed
    Color Consulting
    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
    Memphis 38115
    Drywall Repair
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Amount to repair
    More than one area the size of a quarter or larger
    Surfaces to repair
    Walls
    Any repair above 15ft
    Yes
    West Memphis 72301
    Drywall Installation
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Project type
    Install drywall where none exists
    Rooms to install drywall
    Entry or hallway, Bathroom
    Surfaces to drywall
    Walls and ceilings
    Who will provide materials
    I will provide materials, just need installation