Top 10 House Painters in National City, CA

Porch Pro Headshot San Diego Custom Painting
Painters
Serves National City, California
San Diego Custom Painting is a residential and commercial licensed painting contractor. We specialize in new construction painting, remodel painting, repaint projects and cabinet painting . Our mission is to be the best experience a client will have when hiring a painting contractor we achieve this ...Read more about San Diego Custom Painting
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San Diego Custom Painting is a residential and commercial licensed painting contractor. We specialize in new construction painting, remodel painting, repaint projects and cabinet painting . Our mission is to be the best experience a client will have when hiring a painting contractor we achieve this ...Read more about San Diego Custom Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Teel Painting, Inc
Painters
Serves National City, California
(45)
"Brian Teel and his crew do meticulous, excellent work. Brian does a great job of analyzing and documenting the painting and prep needs and following through as agreed. Recommend him for your residential and commercial needs."
"Brian Teel and his crew do meticulous, excellent work. Brian does a great job of analyzing and documenting the painting and prep needs and following through as agreed. Recommend him for your residential and commercial needs."
Porch Pro Headshot Chula Vista Painting Co. Home improvements
Painters
Serves National City, California
(18)
A family owned 2nd generation company. Started by Mr. Delgado Senior, back in the 70's. Now owner since 1991, Luis R Delgado Jr. who personally supervises all jobs, continues to provide the highest possible professional service in the industry. Serving all of San Diego, with thousands of satisfied c...Read more about Chula Vista Painting Co. Home improvements
A family owned 2nd generation company. Started by Mr. Delgado Senior, back in the 70's. Now owner since 1991, Luis R Delgado Jr. who personally supervises all jobs, continues to provide the highest possible professional service in the industry. Serving all of San Diego, with thousands of satisfied c...Read more about Chula Vista Painting Co. Home improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Russell Handy Painting
Painters
Serves National City, California
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As professional painting contractors, we realize there is more to exterior and interior painting than just putting on a coat of paint. Which is why we put pride into our work and giving our customers an exceptional experience. We do both Interior and Exterior painting, for Commercial and Residential...Read more about Russell Handy Painting
As professional painting contractors, we realize there is more to exterior and interior painting than just putting on a coat of paint. Which is why we put pride into our work and giving our customers an exceptional experience. We do both Interior and Exterior painting, for Commercial and Residential...Read more about Russell Handy Painting
Porch Pro Headshot American Home
Painters
Serves National City, California
(15)
American Home has one focal point consulting every property owner with options and a professional suggestion. Our motive is to make sure we find an affordable rate to do every job that crosses our path while offering lifetime warranties and quality products/materials. Honesty and transperancy is a g...Read more about American Home
American Home has one focal point consulting every property owner with options and a professional suggestion. Our motive is to make sure we find an affordable rate to do every job that crosses our path while offering lifetime warranties and quality products/materials. Honesty and transperancy is a g...Read more about American Home
Porch Pro Headshot American Painting Co.
Painters
Serves National City, California
(14)
"Company owner Marcelo and his helper Oscar were the perfect fellows for our painting/cleaning project. They not only did a great job of painting they also made suggestions on what type of paint/finish to use and worked with us to make all the work a pleasant experience. They did work on the inte...Read more about American Painting Co.
"Company owner Marcelo and his helper Oscar were the perfect fellows for our painting/cleaning project. They not only did a great job of painting they also made suggestions on what type of paint/finish to use and worked with us to make all the work a pleasant experience. They did work on the inte...Read more about American Painting Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Novello Artistic Finishes
Painters
Serves National City, California
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Novello Artistic Finishes is a small company that provides painting and custom finishes for your home or business. We take pride in our work and our attention to detail. We have over 10 years in the painting and refinishing business and would love to work with you on whatever projects you have. Plea...Read more about Novello Artistic Finishes
Novello Artistic Finishes is a small company that provides painting and custom finishes for your home or business. We take pride in our work and our attention to detail. We have over 10 years in the painting and refinishing business and would love to work with you on whatever projects you have. Plea...Read more about Novello Artistic Finishes
Porch Pro Headshot Mr Carpet Cleaning
Painters
Serves National City, California
(34)
Mr. Carpet Cleaning offers the best prices when it comes to Residential and Commercial carpet cleaning services. We guarantee the highest quality and ensure true cleanliness.
Mr. Carpet Cleaning offers the best prices when it comes to Residential and Commercial carpet cleaning services. We guarantee the highest quality and ensure true cleanliness.
Porch Pro Headshot Sergio's Construction Inc.
Painters
Serves National City, California
(45)
"Sergio was amazingly quick to contact me when I first called Porch.com, then he was ready to begin work on our project immediately. His crew are diligent and persistent and we were impressed how they labored away hour after hour in the hot sun. They built retaining walls on a hillside which turned ...Read more about Sergio's Construction Inc.
"Sergio was amazingly quick to contact me when I first called Porch.com, then he was ready to begin work on our project immediately. His crew are diligent and persistent and we were impressed how they labored away hour after hour in the hot sun. They built retaining walls on a hillside which turned ...Read more about Sergio's Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Foggia Painting, Flooring & Maintenance
Painters
Serves National City, California
(6)
Quality Painting & Maintenance Since 1988 Handyman work, property maintenance, painting, electrical, roofing, Laminate flooring.
Quality Painting & Maintenance Since 1988 Handyman work, property maintenance, painting, electrical, roofing, Laminate flooring.

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 National City Painters

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Outstanding experience from the beginning to the end of the project. The team was responsive, courteous and professional. Excellent service.

- Donna Dudley
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We have received many compliments on our house and Stephen's job. We appreciate his outstanding work, his attention to detail, and for helping us chose just the right color combination.

- Dennis Regan
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Didn’t show up on time. It seems like all were lies. No experience in shed installation AT ALL. Before I decide to hire him he told me that it could be done in hours. When it comes to that actual Installtion, he left the job less than an hour. Then he...

- Evelyn Shi
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- Carmine Mangione-Tran
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Very reasonable price combined with hard working professional workers made this a pleasant experience. Upfront with costs and didn't try to nickel and dime me.

- Cyril VanKeirsbelk
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I want to thank the crew and entire team of American Home for getting my roof and patio done. Everything was to my expectations and from this experience I would recommend them to anyone doing any project. From start I was very Informed about the process, ...

- Ricardo Gonzalez
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Had a great experience with these guys since the beginning and always kept me in the loop throughout the project. Project went smoother than I expected and I will definitely use this company again in the future and would recommend them to friends and fami...

- Juan Gonzalez
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Just wanted to give this company a great review for the amazing work they performed at my home. My husband and I didn't have much faith in the site but once we got over the scary part Edgar made sure that everything went according to plan. We did have a m...

- Monica Hernandez
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We went with Brian and his team to paint the exterior of our house and we couldn't be happier. Brian provided a detailed quote and assisted in helping us understand different levels in paint quality. His staff's professionalism and attention to detail w...

- Art Eckstrom
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We are really pleased that Brian Teel's Painting Company was recommended to us by a hardwood flooring company. We have a 30 year old solid oak double front door that had been weathered due to living by the sea in La Jolla. It became quite dark (couldn't ...

- Howard Zatkin
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I really appreciated the great work done by Brian Teel and his team. They completed top quality work on my house efficiently and at a fair price. Brian was patient with my need to reschedule and with some added work once he got to the job site. His tea...

- Susan Pennington

Everything You Need to Know About National City House Painters

Who should I hire if I need Painting Services in National City?

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

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

    • California Custom Painting Inc
      • Royall Painting
        • Chula Vista Property Improvements & Painting

          I’m searching for Painters servicing my zip code in National City.

          Many painters provide service to multiple zip codes in and around National City. Browse through a sample of the Painters in National City 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:

          • Lockwood Painting:
            • Service Area Zip Code: 92114 and 92115
          • Teel Painting, Inc:
            • Service Area Zip Code: 92064
          • Wayne Morris Painting:
            • Service Area Zip Code: 91910 and 92102

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

          How many painters does National City have?

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

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

          All House Painters in National City, CA

          Porch Pro Headshot SAN DIEGO CERTIFIED RENOVATIONS
          Painters
          Serves National City, California
          San Diego Certified Renovations is a full-service general contractor located in the heart of San Diego. We provide our commercial and residential clients with the highest quality workmanship and exceptional work ethics. Our team of professionals are experts in their crafts and treat every client we ...Read more about SAN DIEGO CERTIFIED RENOVATIONS
          San Diego Certified Renovations is a full-service general contractor located in the heart of San Diego. We provide our commercial and residential clients with the highest quality workmanship and exceptional work ethics. Our team of professionals are experts in their crafts and treat every client we ...Read more about SAN DIEGO CERTIFIED RENOVATIONS
          Porch Pro Headshot JMR CONCRETE
          Painters
          Serves National City, California
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          Here at JMR CONCRETE our #1 focus is our clients. We want to make sure your home project is done correctly and meets your standards. All our projects are completed to City Code and Regulations even if the project doesn’t require permits. We want to make sure you get high quality work at an economica...Read more about JMR CONCRETE
          Here at JMR CONCRETE our #1 focus is our clients. We want to make sure your home project is done correctly and meets your standards. All our projects are completed to City Code and Regulations even if the project doesn’t require permits. We want to make sure you get high quality work at an economica...Read more about JMR CONCRETE
          Porch Pro Headshot Michael’s Discount Painting
          Painters
          Serves National City, California
          Our company has over 5 ears of experience painting residential and commercial projects throughout the San Diego & Temecula area. I take pride in the quality of work I produce, and I always make sure you are 110% happy. I am professional, affordable, reliable and experienced. I am dedicated to co...Read more about Michael’s Discount Painting
          Our company has over 5 ears of experience painting residential and commercial projects throughout the San Diego & Temecula area. I take pride in the quality of work I produce, and I always make sure you are 110% happy. I am professional, affordable, reliable and experienced. I am dedicated to co...Read more about Michael’s Discount Painting
          Porch Pro Headshot Easy Painting co
          Painters
          Serves National City, California
          Easy Painting co. Is a small painting company base in San Diego that will provide you with the best outlook for your residential/commercial property. our goal is to provide the best we have by meeting and executing all customers needs. That includes affordable prices and committed to top quality
          Easy Painting co. Is a small painting company base in San Diego that will provide you with the best outlook for your residential/commercial property. our goal is to provide the best we have by meeting and executing all customers needs. That includes affordable prices and committed to top quality
          Porch Pro Headshot Darren Herrod Professional Painting
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          Serves National City, California
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          Porch Pro Headshot Rent A Painter
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          Serves National City, California
          Porch Pro Headshot Zugia´s Painting
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          Serves National City, California
          Porch Pro Headshot Quick Painting & Improvements
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          Serves National City, California
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          Interior exterior painting & drywall services. Added services lawn mowing residential
          Interior exterior painting & drywall services. Added services lawn mowing residential
          Porch Pro Headshot Ortega Construction and Drywall
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          Serves National City, California
          Ortega Construction is a home building specialist in El Cajon. They provide green construction, home building, and residential construction.
          Ortega Construction is a home building specialist in El Cajon. They provide green construction, home building, and residential construction.
          Porch Pro Headshot M&L services
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          Serves National City, California
          Porch Pro Headshot Espinoza Painting Services
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