Top 3 House Painters in Pittsburgh, PA

Porch Pro Headshot Mach 1 Painting
85.71% response rate
No matter how big or small your painting project, you can rely on our professional painting company. Color your world in no time at all and add instant value to your property. Mach 1 Painting gets the job done fast, and you don't pay until you are satisfied with the completed project! Our painting ...Read more about Mach 1 Painting
1020 Freeport Rd, Kittanning, PA
412-613-4530
Porch Pro Headshot Roof Repair Experts
The 5-star-rated professionals at Roof Repair Experts in the Detmold, MD area understand the importance of quality workmanship.
205 Herndon St, Pittsburgh, PA
412-999-0191
Porch Pro Headshot K.A. Sodders Painting
"They gave me great advice on colors for my new house and the painting team were prompt, polite and did great work. I'll definitely use K.A. Sodders Painting LLC going forward for any of my indoor or outdoor painting needs. Thanks again!!"
900 Commerce Dr Ste 906, Coraopolis, PA
412-282-8882

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Porch Pro Headshot Konvolinka Painting
Painters
Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
You can turn your property into a work of art with our painting. Transform any residential or commercial property into a masterpiece - inside and out! For the very best in both interior and exterior painting in the Northern Pittsburgh area, call Konvolinka Painting.
You can turn your property into a work of art with our painting. Transform any residential or commercial property into a masterpiece - inside and out! For the very best in both interior and exterior painting in the Northern Pittsburgh area, call Konvolinka Painting.
Porch Pro Headshot Sieger Finishing
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Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(6)
Looking for a great painting company? Sieger Finishing in Cresaptown, MD boasts a stellar 5-star rating.
Looking for a great painting company? Sieger Finishing in Cresaptown, MD boasts a stellar 5-star rating.
Porch Pro Headshot RBC and Son Contractors
Painters
Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(3)
Painting your home doesn't have to be hard. Make it easy by bringing in professional painters from RBC and Son Contractors in Loch Lynn Heights.
Painting your home doesn't have to be hard. Make it easy by bringing in professional painters from RBC and Son Contractors in Loch Lynn Heights.
Porch Pro Headshot AK Construction & Home Repairs
Painters
Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(5)
"Very professional man and his wife. Did amazing work on my siding repair and wood replacement. Then they painted the entire outside of my home and replaced all of my screens with keeping my custom frames I already had! Very pleased. Recommended to my daughter and other family and friends who have a...Read more about AK Construction & Home Repairs
"Very professional man and his wife. Did amazing work on my siding repair and wood replacement. Then they painted the entire outside of my home and replaced all of my screens with keeping my custom frames I already had! Very pleased. Recommended to my daughter and other family and friends who have a...Read more about AK Construction & Home Repairs
Porch Pro Headshot KMC Painting Co.
Painters
Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Is your home's appearance in need of an upgrade? KMC Painting in Friendsville, MD can help by painting the walls to match your style.
Is your home's appearance in need of an upgrade? KMC Painting in Friendsville, MD can help by painting the walls to match your style.
Porch Pro Headshot jemison Painting
Painters
Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
To maintain a professional business. And to serve the customers in a timely manner, with quality work at the same time.
To maintain a professional business. And to serve the customers in a timely manner, with quality work at the same time.
Porch Pro Headshot Kish Painting LLC
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Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(6)
Kish Painting, based in Beaver, is a painting company that offers custom painting finish, deck refinishing, wood staining and other services.
Kish Painting, based in Beaver, is a painting company that offers custom painting finish, deck refinishing, wood staining and other services.

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 Pittsburgh Painters

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Unfortunately I am forced to give these career criminals 1 star in order to post this warning They will probably steal half of the star and never return my calls or finish the work. Sigh. This couple has an MO. They come over, talk about how great they a...

- Even Steven
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I wish I could give negative starts on this guy. Show up in March gave us a great price on redoing my roof so good we couldn’t believe. Adam and his guy phil where on time and worked when I was here to see. Have him half up front and after 3 weeks found ...

- JEFFREY MALSON
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The owner of the business failed the trust of a fellow Pittsburgh brother by taking the money and not finishing the job.

- Hongchao Qian
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Tom has painted several rooms in my home. He built a cabinet for me in my kitchen and moved cabinets to make room for my appliances. I was very pleased with all of his work. He is neat and meticulous. He also has a good sense of color and has helped me ch...

- Mbuzzelli
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We were extremely pleased with Tom & Deb's workmanship and would gladly hire them again for any future projects. Both were professional as well as sweet to work with and very thorough in their work. Thank you Tom & Deb!!! Looking forward to working wit...

- Ameeta Ambe
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The quality of Tom and Deb's work has been outstanding . Our kitchen looks fabulous thanks to their painting job. I would highly recommend them and will be using them for all my future painting requirements.

- Ritu Prasad
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Tom was prompt and polite during the 5 days he spent repairing our bathroom drywall and then painting. He made helpful suggestions on paint color. His work was neat and clean, we had no spills on baseboards or messes to clean upon completion. The best ...

- Judy Moran
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Quick action and very friendly

- Stevo Solaya
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Chris was very professional. He arrived on time, cleaned up after himself but most importantly he did a great job. I was very happy with his work and do plan to use him again in the future

- Cindy vonArx
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Projects were broken up but ended up being whole interior painting, wash down panel walls in 1 room with staining scratches and paint drop down ceiling, and garage. He even accepted $60 from carpet installers to fix the wood baseboards along my steps tha...

- Debby Foster
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We recently hired Cm Custom Painting for a home improvement project. Chris was prompt, respectful and his work was great. He went about his work with little disruption of our household. His quality was excellent. Just amazing. We will definitely hire...

- Bernadette Kramer
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I found Chris to be an extremely dedicated individual. He was always prompt and worked tirelessly. He gave his input on color schemes when asked. I will be rehiring Chris to do more projects in the very near future. I am sure whoever hires CM Custom ...

- Gary Perez

Everything You Need to Know About Pittsburgh House Painters

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

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

  • RBC and Son Contractors:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 16041, 15015 and 15020
  • Fresh Coat Painters:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 15243, 15259 and 15231
  • Papa's Painting Inc.:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 15240

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

How many painters does Pittsburgh have?

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

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

What Pittsburgh zip codes are served by Painters?

Pittsburgh has 50 total Painter companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Pittsburgh with the most Painters:

        • 1 Painters in 15234.
        • 1 Painters in 15203.

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        Porch Pro Headshot Cm Custom Painting
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        Cm Custom Painting in Grantsville, MD has an extraordinary 4-star rating from satisfied customers, making them one of the best painting companies in town.
        Cm Custom Painting in Grantsville, MD has an extraordinary 4-star rating from satisfied customers, making them one of the best painting companies in town.
        Porch Pro Headshot Harding General Contracting
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        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        Here to meet all your carpentry needs
        Here to meet all your carpentry needs
        Porch Pro Headshot Griffin & Griffin LLC
        Painters
        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        Griffin & Griffin associates is a family owned landscaping company who has been around for 7 years. We specialize and many lawn care and landscaping services. We also have a general contracting team who completes home improvement and construction cleanup services.
        Griffin & Griffin associates is a family owned landscaping company who has been around for 7 years. We specialize and many lawn care and landscaping services. We also have a general contracting team who completes home improvement and construction cleanup services.
        Porch Pro Headshot Obringer’s Painting
        Painters
        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        We do what we say will do . We will always be on time and we're very personable. Obringer’s painting will away take the time to understand each clients expectations so we can deliver the highest quality in the industry at very competitive pricing. We understand that is difficult to hire the “right g...Read more about Obringer’s Painting
        We do what we say will do . We will always be on time and we're very personable. Obringer’s painting will away take the time to understand each clients expectations so we can deliver the highest quality in the industry at very competitive pricing. We understand that is difficult to hire the “right g...Read more about Obringer’s Painting
        Porch Pro Headshot Alois Painting & Decorating
        Painters
        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        Looking to paint your Gilmore property but unsure how to go about it? Hire the professionals at Alois Painting & Decorating in Gilmore for one of the best services in town.
        Looking to paint your Gilmore property but unsure how to go about it? Hire the professionals at Alois Painting & Decorating in Gilmore for one of the best services in town.
        Porch Pro Headshot Handy Manny’s Home Improvement Service
        Painters
        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        Hello All! My company is a small Pittsburgh owned business. My team will be happy to assist you with any of your handy needs. Hope to see you soon !
        Hello All! My company is a small Pittsburgh owned business. My team will be happy to assist you with any of your handy needs. Hope to see you soon !
        Porch Pro Headshot Preston DeWitt Painting & Remodeling
        Painters
        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        For drywall repairs that will last, call the professionals at Preston DeWitt Painting & Remodeling in McCoole, MD.
        For drywall repairs that will last, call the professionals at Preston DeWitt Painting & Remodeling in McCoole, MD.
        Porch Pro Headshot Edge Painting
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        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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        Edge Painting can handle all of your drywall and sheetrock repair needs in the Accident, MD area.
        Edge Painting can handle all of your drywall and sheetrock repair needs in the Accident, MD area.
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        Painters
        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        Porch Pro Headshot MWWS
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        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
        Let the experts from MWWS in Grantsville help you paint your home the way you want it.
        Let the experts from MWWS in Grantsville help you paint your home the way you want it.
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        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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        Serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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