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Porch Pro Headshot MG Painting
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot Skyline General Construction LLC
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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"I have had nothing but great service from this company. Altin is amazing. He is efficient, knowledgeable and caring. You do not get these qualities from many contractors! We loved using someone that understood what we really needed and saw the project personally through from start to finish. H...Read more about Skyline General Construction LLC
"I have had nothing but great service from this company. Altin is amazing. He is efficient, knowledgeable and caring. You do not get these qualities from many contractors! We loved using someone that understood what we really needed and saw the project personally through from start to finish. H...Read more about Skyline General Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot M&D Home Repairs and Remodeling LLC
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
M&D is a Locally-owned and operated Home Improvement Company dedicated to quality service and full customer satisfaction. Our commitment is to complete every project on time, within budget and complete satisfaction of our customers.M&D’s owner is an immigrant from Peru with a bachelor’s degree in ac...Read more about M&D Home Repairs and Remodeling LLC
M&D is a Locally-owned and operated Home Improvement Company dedicated to quality service and full customer satisfaction. Our commitment is to complete every project on time, within budget and complete satisfaction of our customers.M&D’s owner is an immigrant from Peru with a bachelor’s degree in ac...Read more about M&D Home Repairs and Remodeling LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Professional Touch LLC
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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When detail and quality counts, people in Gainesville, VA have been calling on Professional Touch LLC for over 10 years! We specialize in interior Painting and drywall repair projects for residential commercial customers. Providing quality results with second-to-none customer service is what we hav...Read more about Professional Touch LLC
When detail and quality counts, people in Gainesville, VA have been calling on Professional Touch LLC for over 10 years! We specialize in interior Painting and drywall repair projects for residential commercial customers. Providing quality results with second-to-none customer service is what we hav...Read more about Professional Touch LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Next Day Door
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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"I highly recommend Next Day Garage Door. My husband and I had a horrible experience with another company that was charging us outrageous prices for (what we though) simple repairs. Turns out we were right - Next Day Garage Door provided pricing information that was almost 1/5 the cost other compani...Read more about Next Day Door
"I highly recommend Next Day Garage Door. My husband and I had a horrible experience with another company that was charging us outrageous prices for (what we though) simple repairs. Turns out we were right - Next Day Garage Door provided pricing information that was almost 1/5 the cost other compani...Read more about Next Day Door
Porch Pro Headshot LD Patios
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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"Wow am excited about the job David did it in mi house And I’ll recommend to everyone Couse he did a good job In mi yard He make a big patio in mi yard And he charged me 25 douse dollars And I’m happy Whit mi proyecto"
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"Wow am excited about the job David did it in mi house And I’ll recommend to everyone Couse he did a good job In mi yard He make a big patio in mi yard And he charged me 25 douse dollars And I’m happy Whit mi proyecto"
Porch Pro Headshot Wall Master LLC
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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When it's time to paint your home, contact Wall Master LLC in Pomfret for the job. You'll be glad you did!
When it's time to paint your home, contact Wall Master LLC in Pomfret for the job. You'll be glad you did!
Porch Pro Headshot RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS in Glen Burnie, MD is a 5-star-rated window repair company with a variety of service offerings for you to take advantage of.
RENOVATIONS AND DESIGNS in Glen Burnie, MD is a 5-star-rated window repair company with a variety of service offerings for you to take advantage of.
Porch Pro Headshot MDB Painting  Inc.
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Is your home in Secretary, MD and in need of a makeover? Contact MDB Painting Inc. about their painting services to get started.
Is your home in Secretary, MD and in need of a makeover? Contact MDB Painting Inc. about their painting services to get started.
Porch Pro Headshot monster home improvement
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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The professionals at monster home improvement in Poolesville make easy work of your drywall and sheetrock woes.
The professionals at monster home improvement in Poolesville make easy work of your drywall and sheetrock woes.
Porch Pro Headshot Monolith Painting Company
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Past customers have given Monolith Painting Company in Mount Aetna, MD an excellent 5-star rating for their great painting service offerings.
Past customers have given Monolith Painting Company in Mount Aetna, MD an excellent 5-star rating for their great painting service offerings.
Porch Pro Headshot Uncle Will's Painting
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Uncle Will's Painting and Home Improvement is a locally owned and operated business in Northern Virginia. We bring to your door the highest level of service. My company offers something that is overlooked in today's world: Quality. You can't just talk about Quality. It has to show up in the work t...Read more about Uncle Will's Painting
Uncle Will's Painting and Home Improvement is a locally owned and operated business in Northern Virginia. We bring to your door the highest level of service. My company offers something that is overlooked in today's world: Quality. You can't just talk about Quality. It has to show up in the work t...Read more about Uncle Will's Painting
Porch Pro Headshot NVA Home Improvements
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
Here at NVA Home Improvements we work hard ever day to remain the top choice for any residential & professional painting & drywall and any home improvement projects. From painting & drywall to carpentry & handyman service, we cover it all. Our staff has the experience to do every job the right way....Read more about NVA Home Improvements
Here at NVA Home Improvements we work hard ever day to remain the top choice for any residential & professional painting & drywall and any home improvement projects. From painting & drywall to carpentry & handyman service, we cover it all. Our staff has the experience to do every job the right way....Read more about NVA Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Stewart Painting
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
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Stewart Painting in Kettering are up for any challenge you throw at them. Get a hold of the painters today in order to get your walls painted.
Stewart Painting in Kettering are up for any challenge you throw at them. Get a hold of the painters today in order to get your walls painted.
Porch Pro Headshot Electrostatic Painting | Capitol Coating Concepts
What is electrostatic painting? Capitol Coating Concepts offers a variety of in-house and onsite electrostatic coating applications to Architectural Metal, Aluminum, Ballistic Steel, Iron, and Brass. This factory finish is available in custom color matching and includes a three year warranty. The du...Read more about Electrostatic Painting | Capitol Coating Concepts
What is electrostatic painting? Capitol Coating Concepts offers a variety of in-house and onsite electrostatic coating applications to Architectural Metal, Aluminum, Ballistic Steel, Iron, and Brass. This factory finish is available in custom color matching and includes a three year warranty. The du...Read more about Electrostatic Painting | Capitol Coating Concepts
Porch Pro Headshot Appaloosa Painting Co.
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
If you live in Shaft, MD and need your walls painted, Appaloosa Painting can be trusted to provide highly trained professionals for the job.
If you live in Shaft, MD and need your walls painted, Appaloosa Painting can be trusted to provide highly trained professionals for the job.
Porch Pro Headshot Neville Interiors Inc.
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
Based out of Silver Spring, Neville Interiors is a general contractor. They offer home addition, bedroom remodeling, and framing as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Contact Lip's Persnickety Lawn Service LLC
Porch Pro Headshot De La Cruz Painting Services
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Celso Handyman Services
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot The Promise Remodeling CO
Serves Ashburn, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Albert Paint And Restore
Serves Ashburn, Virginia

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Frequently asked questions about painting companies

How much does it cost to paint a house?

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.

Exterior painting cost: how much does it cost to paint exterior of house?

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.

Can you paint vinyl siding?

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.

One gallon paint coverage: how much paint to buy?

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.

Can you use exterior paint inside?

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.

How much does it cost to paint a 12x12 room?

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.

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