Top 10 House Painters in Millbrae, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Cal Preserving
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Serves Millbrae, California
CAL PRESERVING is a family owned and operated company with almost 35 years of experience delivering the highest quality of service to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We are a fully bonded and insured California licensed contractor. CAL PRESERVING specializes in: Restoring, preserving ("sea...Read more about Cal Preserving
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CAL PRESERVING is a family owned and operated company with almost 35 years of experience delivering the highest quality of service to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We are a fully bonded and insured California licensed contractor. CAL PRESERVING specializes in: Restoring, preserving ("sea...Read more about Cal Preserving
Porch Pro Headshot Innovation Painting
Painters
Serves Millbrae, California
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When you trust a painter from Innovation Painting in San Mateo, CA, to transform your space with new colors and special touches, you'll enjoy neat, professional service. Our locally owned and operated company specializes in breathing new life into areas using quality coats and some of the latest tec...Read more about Innovation Painting
When you trust a painter from Innovation Painting in San Mateo, CA, to transform your space with new colors and special touches, you'll enjoy neat, professional service. Our locally owned and operated company specializes in breathing new life into areas using quality coats and some of the latest tec...Read more about Innovation Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Palm construction
Painters
Serves Millbrae, California
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Choosing a home remodeling company doesn’t have to be stressful or frustrating? We are a registered construction company in the state of CA with over five years of experience based out of Alameda county. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Your home is your pride and joy, and the project and the ...Read more about Palm construction
Choosing a home remodeling company doesn’t have to be stressful or frustrating? We are a registered construction company in the state of CA with over five years of experience based out of Alameda county. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. Your home is your pride and joy, and the project and the ...Read more about Palm construction
Porch Pro Headshot Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
Painters
Serves Millbrae, California
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"I used Armstrong to paint my Oakland home in 2015. The experience from start to finish was one I wouldn't think possible from a painting contractor but the staff and installers showed me that quality work and service still exists. We recently just contacted Armstrong for new windows. I'll be sure...Read more about Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
"I used Armstrong to paint my Oakland home in 2015. The experience from start to finish was one I wouldn't think possible from a painting contractor but the staff and installers showed me that quality work and service still exists. We recently just contacted Armstrong for new windows. I'll be sure...Read more about Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
Porch Pro Headshot Artistech Painting Inc
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Serves Millbrae, California
(43)
"We were very pleased with John Dariano's customer service and promptness. The painter he chose to do our work was excellent. We will definitely be referring ADM Painting to our friends and hire them again."
"We were very pleased with John Dariano's customer service and promptness. The painter he chose to do our work was excellent. We will definitely be referring ADM Painting to our friends and hire them again."
Porch Pro Headshot Gene's Painting
Painters
Serves Millbrae, California
(33)
Gene's Painting Contractor is committed to giving lasting paint jobs with a Guarantee on every single paint job. When you call Gene's Painting you will meet me, I personally oversee all job sites. I will work with you to achieve a color scheme that fits your house and your personal taste, interi...Read more about Gene's Painting
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Gene's Painting Contractor is committed to giving lasting paint jobs with a Guarantee on every single paint job. When you call Gene's Painting you will meet me, I personally oversee all job sites. I will work with you to achieve a color scheme that fits your house and your personal taste, interi...Read more about Gene's Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Horizon Renovation.Co
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Serves Millbrae, California
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Horizon Renovation.Co, based out of San Mateo, is a home improvement professional and a cabinet building specialist. We provide services such as Cabinet Restoration, Bath and Kitchen Remodel and more. Horizon Renovation.Co is licensed by the state of California. It is an insured and bonded company; ...Read more about Horizon Renovation.Co
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Horizon Renovation.Co, based out of San Mateo, is a home improvement professional and a cabinet building specialist. We provide services such as Cabinet Restoration, Bath and Kitchen Remodel and more. Horizon Renovation.Co is licensed by the state of California. It is an insured and bonded company; ...Read more about Horizon Renovation.Co
Porch Pro Headshot Pacific Coast Painting
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Serves Millbrae, California
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PACIFIC COAST PAINTING & WATERPROOFING WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1978 ,LICENSED IN 1983 ,WHEN I BEGAN RESTORING ANS PAINTING VICTORIANS ,"THE PAINTED LADIES" IN THE EARLY 70 s Now with over 36 years in the painting industry and also EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm with h the Federal and State Guide lines. ...Read more about Pacific Coast Painting
PACIFIC COAST PAINTING & WATERPROOFING WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1978 ,LICENSED IN 1983 ,WHEN I BEGAN RESTORING ANS PAINTING VICTORIANS ,"THE PAINTED LADIES" IN THE EARLY 70 s Now with over 36 years in the painting industry and also EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm with h the Federal and State Guide lines. ...Read more about Pacific Coast Painting
Porch Pro Headshot A & R Bentley Painting
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Serves Millbrae, California
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A&R Bentley painting is a father and son owned company. We're 5 stars on yelp, Google Guaranteed, and has a A+ BBB Rating. We're Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. We hold ourselves to a five star service, no matter how big or small the project is. A&R has 3 generations of experience in the painting in...Read more about A & R Bentley Painting
A&R Bentley painting is a father and son owned company. We're 5 stars on yelp, Google Guaranteed, and has a A+ BBB Rating. We're Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. We hold ourselves to a five star service, no matter how big or small the project is. A&R has 3 generations of experience in the painting in...Read more about A & R Bentley Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Fine Custom Painting
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Serves Millbrae, California
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Fine Custom Painting, Inc. is a full service painting company. We work on all types of exteriors, bringing back the beauty of historic buildings and enhancing newer construction. We have extensive experience with full-scale restoration of Victorian and Edwardian exteriors and have restored many h...Read more about Fine Custom Painting
Fine Custom Painting, Inc. is a full service painting company. We work on all types of exteriors, bringing back the beauty of historic buildings and enhancing newer construction. We have extensive experience with full-scale restoration of Victorian and Edwardian exteriors and have restored many h...Read more about Fine Custom Painting

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 Millbrae Painters

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Horizon Renovation recently remodeled my condo in SF. Kent was great to work with as was his office assistant Lianne. The workers on site were courteous and tidy while finishing the various stages of construction. I am quite pleased with how my place c...

- Deidre Bradford
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I was selling my house. I figured it would sell faster if it had a new coat of paint. After I searched on google and Yelp, I found A&R Bentley Painting. I gave Ron a call and he was out that day to give me an quote. He showed up on time and was very ...

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I hired John Dariano with Artistech Painting to paint our San Francisco and San Jose offices. He was very professional and completed the jobs in a timely and detailed manner. Our offices look amazing and I would recommend his company to anyone looking fo...

- Jackie Schuyler
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Re: Artistech Painting To all the hardworking men and women at Artistech Painting. We would like to extend a thank you for the quality and professionalism that we received from all of you. From the beginning of the process to completion you made it easy ...

- John Scalmanini
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Palm construction with a fellow named DEAN- as project manager- did a partial retrofit of our basement at 371 fairfax avenue in San Mateo-94402! The retrofit did not envolve attaching the house to the foundation, but merely shoring up the foundation -by d...

- Peter Jones
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Mistake request.

- Sergey Beley
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Great people very professional

- Carlos Garces
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I couldn't be happier with my Armstrong foam roof. We had the roof installed before the rains last winter and not a drop. Out home is even saving energy costs because of the added insulation. I highly recommend Armstrong and their foam roofing.

- Hannah Jensen
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Armstrong repaired my roof, on-time, and with the highest quality of service. The work is also second to none. Will recommend to all my friends.

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Everything You Need to Know About Millbrae House Painters

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

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 Millbrae work from Paintersbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Painters and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Millbrae 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.

Who are the best Painters in Millbrae?

We've found 50 painter providers that are available to you in Millbrae.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some painter professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your painting services work than others. Talk to multiple painters before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for painting services work in Millbrae, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Stadnitsky Painting Co.
    • Location: Millbrae
  • Milton Painting And Decorating
    • Location: Millbrae
  • FLYING COLORS
    • Location: Millbrae

What should I check for once my Painter in Millbrae has finished working?

Every painting services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any painting services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with painting services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the painter to describe what they did. Whether your painting services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your painting services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the painter do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All House Painters in Millbrae, CA

Porch Pro Headshot M.Z Painting
Painters
Serves Millbrae, California
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We are a company that is starting but with experience in Recidencial and commercial areas, inside and outside, with 15 years of experience
We are a company that is starting but with experience in Recidencial and commercial areas, inside and outside, with 15 years of experience
Porch Pro Headshot INNOVATION PLUMBING AND ROOTER
Painters
Serves Millbrae, California
Innovation plumbing and Rooter serving San Francisco and all Bay area, Professional Plumbers to your service.
Innovation plumbing and Rooter serving San Francisco and all Bay area, Professional Plumbers to your service.
Porch Pro Headshot Viking Painting
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Porch Pro Headshot Mejia Nery painting
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Serves Millbrae, California
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We provide the best service around the Bay Area with more than a decade of experience
We provide the best service around the Bay Area with more than a decade of experience
Porch Pro Headshot Sandoval brothers.
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Serves Millbrae, California
hello to all our clients we are a company committed to work and we offer many varieties such as wallpaper, painting, construction of fences, we make covers, we put drywall and sking coat, also demolitions ETC.
hello to all our clients we are a company committed to work and we offer many varieties such as wallpaper, painting, construction of fences, we make covers, we put drywall and sking coat, also demolitions ETC.
Porch Pro Headshot Mark Gooch Painting/Cosmetic Design
Painters
Serves Millbrae, California
A freshly painted home or office can make us feel refreshed and more efficient. Mark Gooch Painting & Cosmetic Design offers free consultations, detailed cost estimates, expert advice and dependable prep and cleanup services, at rates that won’t break your budget. Popcorn Ceiling Remover, Exterior P...Read more about Mark Gooch Painting/Cosmetic Design
A freshly painted home or office can make us feel refreshed and more efficient. Mark Gooch Painting & Cosmetic Design offers free consultations, detailed cost estimates, expert advice and dependable prep and cleanup services, at rates that won’t break your budget. Popcorn Ceiling Remover, Exterior P...Read more about Mark Gooch Painting/Cosmetic Design
Porch Pro Headshot HD PAINTING
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Porch Pro Headshot Antoniopainting
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Serves Millbrae, California
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Porch Pro Headshot valdezdee1026@gmail.com
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Latest projects near Millbrae

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Burlingame 94010
Lead Paint Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Service needed
Lead Paint Inspection
Half Moon Bay 94019
Drywall Texturing
Start Date
Within a month
Rooms needing drywall texturing
All house.
Surfaces
Walls
Desired texture
Unsure, would like recommendation
Any work above 15ft
No
Who will purchase materials
The contractor will need to purchase materials for the project
Millbrae 94030
Stucco
Service needed
Stucco
Start Date
Within 48 hours
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Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
Start Date
Within a month
What needs to be painted
Fence
Fence length
51-100 feet
Fence height
6-8 feet
Fence construction material
Wood
Has fence previously been painted
Yes
Already purchased paint
No, but I know what I want