Top 10 House Painters in Morro Bay, CA

Porch Pro Headshot New Life Painting
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
(169)
Our mission is to get and keep our owner clients. We pledge to always be open and fair. We will focus on our client's needs and earn their respect by building long-term relationships based on mutual trust and total customer satisfaction. We will at all times provide knowledgeable, convenient, on tim...Read more about New Life Painting
Our mission is to get and keep our owner clients. We pledge to always be open and fair. We will focus on our client's needs and earn their respect by building long-term relationships based on mutual trust and total customer satisfaction. We will at all times provide knowledgeable, convenient, on tim...Read more about New Life Painting
Porch Pro Headshot New Life Bath & Kitchen
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
(164)
"Best quality of work and service ever. We. have had New Life paint our home, do a mud room /laundry room remodel and come repair home after a major water leak. From the office to the crew doing the work this is top notch. They also assisted with the insurance claim which helped us recover more fund...Read more about New Life Bath & Kitchen
"Best quality of work and service ever. We. have had New Life paint our home, do a mud room /laundry room remodel and come repair home after a major water leak. From the office to the crew doing the work this is top notch. They also assisted with the insurance claim which helped us recover more fund...Read more about New Life Bath & Kitchen
Porch Pro Headshot Eco-Clean Painting
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
(21)
At Eco-Clean our goal to provide our customers with environmentally friendly coating services. Our main concern is your health and our environment. We utilize Zero VOC products on our interior coatings projects to help promote a healthier indoor air quality. We also use as little water as possible. ...Read more about Eco-Clean Painting
At Eco-Clean our goal to provide our customers with environmentally friendly coating services. Our main concern is your health and our environment. We utilize Zero VOC products on our interior coatings projects to help promote a healthier indoor air quality. We also use as little water as possible. ...Read more about Eco-Clean Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Browder Painting Company Inc.
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
(50)
Whenever you go with the talented services of Browder Painting Company, you'll have the best experience possible as we offer both interior and exterior painting and more. Call to take advantage of our San Luis Obispo painting services and you'll see. Our main goal is to make you completely satisfied...Read more about Browder Painting Company Inc.
Whenever you go with the talented services of Browder Painting Company, you'll have the best experience possible as we offer both interior and exterior painting and more. Call to take advantage of our San Luis Obispo painting services and you'll see. Our main goal is to make you completely satisfied...Read more about Browder Painting Company Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Flickinger Painting Inc
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
(20)
Flickinger Painting Inc is a family operated business working out of Atascadero since 2000. Our prices are very affordable and most important, we use the highest quality products available. We service the entire San Luis Obispo County area and have received many referrals for our outstanding work....Read more about Flickinger Painting Inc
Flickinger Painting Inc is a family operated business working out of Atascadero since 2000. Our prices are very affordable and most important, we use the highest quality products available. We service the entire San Luis Obispo County area and have received many referrals for our outstanding work....Read more about Flickinger Painting Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Gregg Whitfield Painting
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
(8)
I own a company that has been in business since 1989. My motto is, "I will paint your home as if it were my own". I have a very keen eye for detail. I pride myself on performance and communication. My smaller crew is well controlled and all have a very good skill set. My company is licensed, insu...Read more about Gregg Whitfield Painting
I own a company that has been in business since 1989. My motto is, "I will paint your home as if it were my own". I have a very keen eye for detail. I pride myself on performance and communication. My smaller crew is well controlled and all have a very good skill set. My company is licensed, insu...Read more about Gregg Whitfield Painting
Porch Pro Headshot J. Smith Painting
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
My name is Jeff Smith. I was born & raised in Paso Robles. I started painting when I was 12 years old with my grandfather, Art Smith. I have been a licensed contractor since 2003. I have been married for 15 years to my high school sweetheart and we are raising our 2 children in Paso Robles. I enj...Read more about J. Smith Painting
My name is Jeff Smith. I was born & raised in Paso Robles. I started painting when I was 12 years old with my grandfather, Art Smith. I have been a licensed contractor since 2003. I have been married for 15 years to my high school sweetheart and we are raising our 2 children in Paso Robles. I enj...Read more about J. Smith Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Alpha Painting
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
Alpha Painting is a residential painting company in Paso Robles california call today for a free house painting estimate in Paso robles or anywhere in San Luis Obispo.
Alpha Painting is a residential painting company in Paso Robles california call today for a free house painting estimate in Paso robles or anywhere in San Luis Obispo.
Porch Pro Headshot Trombley Painting Company
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
(49)
Porch Pro Headshot Brushworks Painting
Painters
Serves Morro Bay, California
(37)

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 Morro Bay Painters

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Have used Beau numerous times to help us transition into our new home. Install cabinet knobs, hang pictures and pot racks, repair gutters, install ceiling fans, to name a few. Getting ready for him to paint/overlay concrete patio. Beau is professional, re...

- Jane Cox
17688

Timely, clean, and efficient. Did a great job!

- Steve Richey
17900

Good to work with and very clean

- Jon Hoagland
17922

Outstanding customer relations and product was flawless.

- Kevin Thayer
17853

very personable and able to communicate well. Very satisfied with the work and would recommend their services to anyone.

- Laura Parish
53397

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

- Danny Hutchinson
48108

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

- Brian Nolan
48150

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

- Patrick Raymond
48327

This is the most reputable and reliable company you will ever find. Their prices are fair, they do what they say they will do. They are thoughtful, kind and ethical. They stand behind their work and offer creative suggestions. I recommend them to my f...

- Peggee Davis
51453

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

- Ali Bailey
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If you have any type of home disaster or just want to upgrade from what you have. Call NewLife, they are amazing! Fast, responsive, professional, they have fabulous choices in their brilliant showroom. Each team member from the owner on down - takes each ...

- Lisa Lichtenfels

Everything You Need to Know About Morro Bay House Painters

I’m searching for Painters servicing my zip code in Morro Bay.

Many painters provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Morro Bay. Browse through a sample of the Painters in Morro Bay below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful painting services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • Danis Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 93455, 93130 and 93438
  • Kevin Madden Custom Finishes:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 93301, 93305 and 93385
  • Bethel Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 93232 and 93278

If you weren't able to find the right painter company that services your Morro Bay zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Morro Bay.

How many painters does Morro Bay have?

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

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

Who should I hire if I need Painting Services in Morro Bay?

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

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

    • Duley's Quality Painting
      • Browder Painting Company Inc.
        • Charles Whitmore Custom Painting

          All House Painters in Morro Bay, CA

          Porch Pro Headshot Baywood Painting
          Painters
          Serves Morro Bay, California
          Based in Los Osos, Baywood Painting is a painting company. They provide custom painting finish, exterior painting and other services.
          Based in Los Osos, Baywood Painting is a painting company. They provide custom painting finish, exterior painting and other services.
          Porch Pro Headshot M.C. Etter Painting
          Painters
          Serves Morro Bay, California
          (3)
          M.C. Etter Painting, based out of San Luis Obispo, is a painting company that offers Interior and exterior painting. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited them.
          M.C. Etter Painting, based out of San Luis Obispo, is a painting company that offers Interior and exterior painting. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited them.
          Porch Pro Headshot Wilson Quality Painting
          Painters
          Serves Morro Bay, California
          Wilson Quality Painting, based out of Morro Bay, is a painting company. They offer interior plastering, wood staining, trim work and other services.
          Wilson Quality Painting, based out of Morro Bay, is a painting company. They offer interior plastering, wood staining, trim work and other services.
          Porch Pro Headshot B & C Homes
          Painters
          Serves Morro Bay, California
          Porch Pro Headshot Hurley Real Estate Services
          Painters
          Serves Morro Bay, California
          Porch Pro Headshot KELLY DORNBUSH PAINTING
          Painters
          Serves Morro Bay, California
          Based out of Cayucos, Kelly Dornbush Painting is an insured and bonded painting company that offers interior plastering, staining and other services. They are licensed by the state of California.
          Based out of Cayucos, Kelly Dornbush Painting is an insured and bonded painting company that offers interior plastering, staining and other services. They are licensed by the state of California.

          Latest projects near Morro Bay

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          Morro Bay 93442
          Drywall Texturing
          Start Date
          Within 48 hours
          Project type
          Texture or finish drywall
          Rooms needing drywall texturing
          Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Entry or hallway, Living room, family room, or entertainment room
          Surfaces
          Walls
          Desired texture
          Unsure, would like recommendation
          Any work above 15ft
          No
          Who will purchase materials
          I will provide materials, just need installation
          Morro Bay 93442
          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
          Deck
          SQFT of painted area
          150-300 sq. ft.
          Painted material
          Wood
          Has structure previously been painted
          Yes
          Already purchased paint
          No, but I know what I want
          Morro Bay 93442
          Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
          Start Date
          Within a month
          Painting location area
          Outside
          What needs to be painted
          Deck, patio or porch
          Painted item
          Deck
          SQFT of painted area
          More than 500 sq. ft.
          Painted material
          Wood
          Has structure previously been painted
          No
          Already purchased paint
          No, and I want the pro to recommend
          Morro Bay 93442
          Drywall Repair
          Start Date
          Within a week
          Amount to repair
          Extensive repairs throughout the whole home
          Surfaces to repair
          Walls
          Any repair above 15ft
          No
          Cayucos 93430
          Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
          Start Date
          Within a month
          Painting location area
          Outside
          What needs to be painted
          Deck, patio or porch
          Painted item
          Deck
          SQFT of painted area
          150-300 sq. ft.
          Painted material
          Wood
          Has structure previously been painted
          No
          Already purchased paint
          No, and I want the pro to recommend