Top 10 House Painters in Oakland, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Deck Doctors
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
"I has an aging, multi level deck project completed by Richard the Deck Doctor. He was flexible to schedule appointments to fit my work schedule, always showed up as scheduled and was very communicative. The work was quality and looks great. My project also was completed faster than expected, despi...Read more about Deck Doctors
"I has an aging, multi level deck project completed by Richard the Deck Doctor. He was flexible to schedule appointments to fit my work schedule, always showed up as scheduled and was very communicative. The work was quality and looks great. My project also was completed faster than expected, despi...Read more about Deck Doctors
Porch Pro Headshot A Quality Construction
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(91)
A Quality Construction seeks to provide you with the best contractors that service your locality. We are an independent third party company that checks, verifies and recommends pre-screened, quality and licensed contractors that do kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, room additions, patio cove...Read more about A Quality Construction
A Quality Construction seeks to provide you with the best contractors that service your locality. We are an independent third party company that checks, verifies and recommends pre-screened, quality and licensed contractors that do kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, room additions, patio cove...Read more about A Quality Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Aria Painting
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(60)
"Before I start this project I met with many other painters before I chose Aria Painting to paint the exterior of my house. My house had not been painted for about 10 years so I was looking for someone to do a high quality work. I went with Aria Painting because they did a careful inspection and gav...Read more about Aria Painting
"Before I start this project I met with many other painters before I chose Aria Painting to paint the exterior of my house. My house had not been painted for about 10 years so I was looking for someone to do a high quality work. I went with Aria Painting because they did a careful inspection and gav...Read more about Aria Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Lamorinda Painting
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(35)
Lamorinda Painting offers painting services of the highest quality and affordable prices. We are fully licensed and insured. We do exterior and interior painting, deck and cabinet restoration, and much more. Our attention to detail sets us apart and we always leave your home spotless. Your satisfact...Read more about Lamorinda Painting
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Lamorinda Painting offers painting services of the highest quality and affordable prices. We are fully licensed and insured. We do exterior and interior painting, deck and cabinet restoration, and much more. Our attention to detail sets us apart and we always leave your home spotless. Your satisfact...Read more about Lamorinda Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Garcia Drywall
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(33)
"Came on a Weekend and was very professional, finished same day great experience, if you are looking for a drywall patched, stop looking Juan is the guy for the job, I wouldnt hesitate in rehiring him for other patches."
"Came on a Weekend and was very professional, finished same day great experience, if you are looking for a drywall patched, stop looking Juan is the guy for the job, I wouldnt hesitate in rehiring him for other patches."
Porch Pro Headshot Simple Builders
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(24)
Hi there, my name is Gil and i'm the owner of Simple Builders. Construction in the east bay & peninsula can be some times a headache for you as a home owner, prices are high and it's not easy to find good people to do the work for you professionally. That's why I called my company Simple Builders, k...Read more about Simple Builders
Hi there, my name is Gil and i'm the owner of Simple Builders. Construction in the east bay & peninsula can be some times a headache for you as a home owner, prices are high and it's not easy to find good people to do the work for you professionally. That's why I called my company Simple Builders, k...Read more about Simple Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Balderas Painting
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(17)
HELLO! THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO LOOK AT MY PROFILE. I OWN MY OWN FAMILY OPERATED PAINTING BUSINESS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS. I DO INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING, STAIN, DRYWALL, REMOVE POPCORN CEILING, AND TEXTURE. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY PAGE FOR PICTURES OF SOME OF...Read more about Balderas Painting
HELLO! THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO LOOK AT MY PROFILE. I OWN MY OWN FAMILY OPERATED PAINTING BUSINESS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS. I DO INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING, STAIN, DRYWALL, REMOVE POPCORN CEILING, AND TEXTURE. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY PAGE FOR PICTURES OF SOME OF...Read more about Balderas Painting
Porch Pro Headshot FLYING COLORS
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
Our company has been serving the needs of San Francisco home and business owners - offering the finest in interior and exterior renovation and painting - for over twenty-five years. During this time we have consistently provided quality renovation for a range of clients and projects as diverse as Sa...Read more about FLYING COLORS
Our company has been serving the needs of San Francisco home and business owners - offering the finest in interior and exterior renovation and painting - for over twenty-five years. During this time we have consistently provided quality renovation for a range of clients and projects as diverse as Sa...Read more about FLYING COLORS
Porch Pro Headshot Citadel PG
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(4)
We are a licensed full service renovation and development firm serving the Bay Area! We have a true passion for our craft of building and renovating new spaces in a creative, efficient and cost effective way. This is what has earned us a great reputation as we service our customers with extreme atte...Read more about Citadel PG
We are a licensed full service renovation and development firm serving the Bay Area! We have a true passion for our craft of building and renovating new spaces in a creative, efficient and cost effective way. This is what has earned us a great reputation as we service our customers with extreme atte...Read more about Citadel PG
Porch Pro Headshot M.Z Painting
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(19)
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

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 Oakland Painters

81666

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Very good value.

Mike did a great job on a small interior painting project. The work was excellent and the prices were reasonable. I would definitely use him again.

- Jeffrey Prince
79131

Mike was super-responsive and met me right away to view my project. He then scheduled and completed it within a week. He contacted me during the project about one area we should include which I had forgotten. Quality was great and pricing was very fai...

- Anne Hinz
178295

Toby and his teams excellent work on repainting our family home may make us customers for life. Job well done!

- Francine Ward
158296

Armando Came and fixed drywall and painted my living room and bedrooms, excellent work, very clean and professional, will highly recommend and hire for future works.

- Napoleon Ayala
205847

Luis has been our handyman for the last 6 years. He has our complete trust at doing the job (whatever that may be) efficiently, honestly and to the best of his ability. We have been more than satisfied with his work and will continue to use him.

- Heather Sosa
59152

Luis came out and completed both of my projects. Luis was professional and polite and both projects were fully completed to my satisfaction. I would definitely hire Luis again and I am happy to have found this site. Thank you to Porch and to Luis!

- Tomeka Thomas
67295

Luis is very efficient. He did an amazing job with such an friendly manner. My kitchen becomes so beautiful. Thanks so much for your great job !!

- Emiko Motomura
53660

Luis has done several jobs for the motel I run. He has enlarged closets; added walls; removed wallpaper, textured, and painted rooms; and everything from painting to plumbing. He is very responsible and thorough and always does a great job. I highly recom...

- Chance Tyler
61176

I had a bunch of small projects that needed doing, Luis called right away and came over to look at what I needed done. He was very professional, easy to communicate with and fun to work with. He handled everything in a very timely manner and with great...

- deb robles
81577

Excellent work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment.

Excellent, quick work! Look forward to having Luis out for more projects!!

- Marie Brady
81566

Wonderful to work with and was quick and reliable. Thank you.

- Madison Medeiros
40656

Excellent service! He was very professional and fun to work with. He exceeded my expectations! He has done painting, floor work, and many other small projects so I can count on him to do just about anything.

- Alejandra Garcia

Everything You Need to Know About Oakland House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in Oakland?

We do our best to screen all of our painters. However, there are still some painter professionals in Oakland that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Oakland or CA. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering painting services:

  • tara pro painting inc:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • A B Brush Works:
    • BBB Rating: A
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Ray's Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know that I found the right Painter in Oakland for my painting services project?

Finding the right painter for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Painting Services in Oakland so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right painter in Oakland:

  • Are they properly licensed? Oakland has 13 licensed Painters Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 10 pros in Oakland are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 14 are A-rated in Oakland.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the painter that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple painters pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Painter projects in Oakland?

Every project differs, but you should ask any painter for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any painting services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for painters to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your painter project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the painter to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All House Painters in Oakland, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Luis Garcia (Handyman)
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
(4)
Hello, I'm glad you are planning to improve your home towards your dream home! My name is Luis Garcia and I am a general Handyman. I have done many projects on inside and outside remodeling. This includes, but is not limited to: kitchens, baths, painting, carpentry, drywall, texturing, tile work, h...Read more about Luis Garcia (Handyman)
Hello, I'm glad you are planning to improve your home towards your dream home! My name is Luis Garcia and I am a general Handyman. I have done many projects on inside and outside remodeling. This includes, but is not limited to: kitchens, baths, painting, carpentry, drywall, texturing, tile work, h...Read more about Luis Garcia (Handyman)
Porch Pro Headshot Coast Brushworks Painting and Decorating
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
Located in the Bay Area, Coast Brushworks is a California Licensed C-33 painting and decorating contractor and have been in business for the past 25 years. Our staff is fully experienced with safety training. Our workers are courteous, timely and highly skilled. Coast Brushworks is environmental...Read more about Coast Brushworks Painting and Decorating
Located in the Bay Area, Coast Brushworks is a California Licensed C-33 painting and decorating contractor and have been in business for the past 25 years. Our staff is fully experienced with safety training. Our workers are courteous, timely and highly skilled. Coast Brushworks is environmental...Read more about Coast Brushworks Painting and Decorating
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Fresh Coats Paint
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
About Us . Fresh Coats is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs and as a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We will stop at nothing to offer you the highest qua...Read more about Affordable Fresh Coats Paint
About Us . Fresh Coats is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs and as a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We will stop at nothing to offer you the highest qua...Read more about Affordable Fresh Coats Paint
Porch Pro Headshot HD PAINTING
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
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Porch Pro Headshot Garces electric
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
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Porch Pro Headshot JB Townsend Painting
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
JB Townsend Painting is a painting company that started in 1979 and provides Oakland and the surrounding areas with services such as wood staining, deck refinishing and other services.
JB Townsend Painting is a painting company that started in 1979 and provides Oakland and the surrounding areas with services such as wood staining, deck refinishing and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Excellent Remodeling
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
Excellent Remodeling is built on foundation of honesty, quality craftsmanship and a sincere effort to achieve 100% premiere offers comprehensive services and is dedicated to ensuring complete satisfaction on each and every job.
Excellent Remodeling is built on foundation of honesty, quality craftsmanship and a sincere effort to achieve 100% premiere offers comprehensive services and is dedicated to ensuring complete satisfaction on each and every job.
Porch Pro Headshot Furniturly
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
At Furniturly Bros, we aim to put that double bunk bed together in record time! We have all the tools and materials required to get your furniture built and ready to enjoy on time and on budget. We also provide plumbing and painting services to SF and LA area's.
At Furniturly Bros, we aim to put that double bunk bed together in record time! We have all the tools and materials required to get your furniture built and ready to enjoy on time and on budget. We also provide plumbing and painting services to SF and LA area's.
Porch Pro Headshot Rudy's Painting
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
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Porch Pro Headshot Coleman Painting
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
Coleman Painting was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that the people of Alameda and surrounding areas can place their trust in. Call us now for free estimate on: (415) 533-5681 Residential Painting; Commercial Painting ; Painting Service; Residential Painting S...Read more about Coleman Painting
Coleman Painting was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that the people of Alameda and surrounding areas can place their trust in. Call us now for free estimate on: (415) 533-5681 Residential Painting; Commercial Painting ; Painting Service; Residential Painting S...Read more about Coleman Painting
Porch Pro Headshot JIMENEZ BOB PAINTING
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
Jimenez Bob Painting, based out of Concord, is a painting company. They offer wood staining and decorative painting as well as other services. The state of California, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have accredited Jimenez Bob Painting. They are insured and bonded.
Jimenez Bob Painting, based out of Concord, is a painting company. They offer wood staining and decorative painting as well as other services. The state of California, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have accredited Jimenez Bob Painting. They are insured and bonded.
Porch Pro Headshot TK Construction Services
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
Our company specializes in residential remodels and commercial Tenant improvement s. We been doing g business inMor Cal for over 10 years. Weoffer quality services at affordable prices.
Our company specializes in residential remodels and commercial Tenant improvement s. We been doing g business inMor Cal for over 10 years. Weoffer quality services at affordable prices.
Porch Pro Headshot LANDSCAPING ALEX
Painters
Serves Oakland, California
Porch Pro Headshot Teo's Construction
Painters
Serves Oakland, California

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