Top 3 House Painters in Richmond, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Home improvement
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31 Clarke Rd, Richmond, VA
804-363-2522
Porch Pro Headshot John Szilagyi General Contractor
If you accidentally broke a window in your home, let the experts at John Szilagyi General Contractor in Tall Timbers fix it for you.
3928 Ruthwin Ln, North Chesterfield, VA
804-921-3638
Porch Pro Headshot R.P.M
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R.P.M

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We have been doing all property maintenance for Macy's Department Stores, Century 21, and a lot of other well known companies for years. We have just expanded our service area, and are looking to meet and satisfy you in all your property needs. Please call us for your estimate and we will be there w...Read more about R.P.M
2000 Barton Ave, Alexandria, VA
443-983-1868

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Porch Pro Headshot Bubbas Handyman Service
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Serves Richmond, Virginia
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Hit the refresh button on your home and let the 4-star-rated professionals at Bubbas Handyman Service in Tall Timbers makeover your home with new, fashionable carpet.
Hit the refresh button on your home and let the 4-star-rated professionals at Bubbas Handyman Service in Tall Timbers makeover your home with new, fashionable carpet.
Porch Pro Headshot E.C. Painting and drywall repairs
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Serves Richmond, Virginia
(38)
Broken dry wall is an easy fix for 5-star-rated E.C. Painting and drywall repairs located in Piney Point.
Broken dry wall is an easy fix for 5-star-rated E.C. Painting and drywall repairs located in Piney Point.
Porch Pro Headshot Little River Contractors
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Serves Richmond, Virginia
(24)
Little River Contractors is family owned and operated in Richmond, VA specializing residential construction services including, carpentry, renovations, interior painting, exterior painting and carpet and flooring installations. Servicing the Richmond, West End, Innsbrook, Goochland, Chesterfield Co...Read more about Little River Contractors
Little River Contractors is family owned and operated in Richmond, VA specializing residential construction services including, carpentry, renovations, interior painting, exterior painting and carpet and flooring installations. Servicing the Richmond, West End, Innsbrook, Goochland, Chesterfield Co...Read more about Little River Contractors
Porch Pro Headshot CertaPro Painters of Midlothian and NW Richmond
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Serves Richmond, Virginia
(26)
Finding the right team to paint your home can feel overwhelming, but with CertaPro Painters® of Midlothian and NW Richmond, VA you’ll have peace of mind. We are experts that treat your home with the care it deserves.
Finding the right team to paint your home can feel overwhelming, but with CertaPro Painters® of Midlothian and NW Richmond, VA you’ll have peace of mind. We are experts that treat your home with the care it deserves.
Porch Pro Headshot Ace of Spades Handyman Service
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Serves Richmond, Virginia
(41)
Welcome to Ace of Spades Handyman Services, Richmond's premier handyman services. No matter how big or small the job may be, we are committed and guarantee that whatever you may need that it will get done right the first time at affordable prices!
Welcome to Ace of Spades Handyman Services, Richmond's premier handyman services. No matter how big or small the job may be, we are committed and guarantee that whatever you may need that it will get done right the first time at affordable prices!
Porch Pro Headshot Steven's Home Services
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Serves Richmond, Virginia
(17)
We have been in business several years and are committed to maintain high quality service while establishing lasting relationships with our clients.
100% response rate
We have been in business several years and are committed to maintain high quality service while establishing lasting relationships with our clients.
Porch Pro Headshot River City Painting
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Serves Richmond, Virginia
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Established in 2003, we do everything from the church steeple to your kitchen cabinets. We are a full service painting contractor with personal service that is lost on larger firms. I (Marty York, owner) have been painting Richmond's finer homes and landmarks for over 25 years.
Established in 2003, we do everything from the church steeple to your kitchen cabinets. We are a full service painting contractor with personal service that is lost on larger firms. I (Marty York, owner) have been painting Richmond's finer homes and landmarks for over 25 years.

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 Richmond Painters

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I found Greg on Thumbtack. At that time, he was serving parts of Virginia under the name Royal Grounds. We were preparing our house in the DC suburbs for renting before our tour overseas. First off, he was never timely and was full of excuses. He l...

- Amy Monroe
533096

Greg was the worst communicator. I have the entire record of text message history to prove I had to continuously hound him and request updates. That went on almost a year! Not until I posted complaints about him did he produce material floor replacement. ...

- Jason Lamb
225985

This company is a fraud. They will overcharge, not show up, not finish work, and can’t even provide an invoice or receipt for work. They are down to one employee who will be quitting soon. They are operating with no insurance. AVOID THIS FRAUDULENT COMPAN...

- Nicholas Saunders
67818

We had some damage done from the storms we were having, bubbas handyman quickly responded to our call to them. They did a fantastic job on the repairs and the pricing was great. These fellows do a little of everything which did save us money from having t...

- Nathan Longest
82067

We had our new gutters, downspouts and gutter guards, installed by bubbas handyman, also a repair to our leaking toilet. Very good service as well as their prices. Everyone there was friendly and kind, and most helpful. They have earned our business, we ...

- D Coppage
66177

Bubba is very professional, responsive, gives extra friendly service and goes overboard to please his customers'. He does very good work, is honest, operates with integrity and his prices are fair. Bubba will explain the job, give you an estimate/quote ...

- Craig Boyer
66056

Had to rate this, but never used this company, never heard of it, had no idea what work was done, don't know how the company got our info. We were looking for a contractor at one time, but never had a quote from this company

- Grahamalamb Glover
67983

Exceptional professionalism in working with his clients. Knowledge in foresight of design and completion of tasks in a timely manner. Very satisfied!

- Debra Myers
66070

Quality work at a value price. Excellent customer service stands behind the workmanship. Highly recommend.

- Rick Novak
66072

Great work ethic and excellent craftsmanship.

- Kenneth Mulkey
81217

We had some wind damage from the storm, gutters down, shutters down, few shingles deattached from roof. We had Bubbas Handyman some out for the repairs. Fast, Friendly service at reasonable prices. Everyone was helpful, the fellows did a great job and cle...

- C. P. Lange
85716

I had a few handyman projects so I thought I'd check out Bubba's Handyman Service. I'm glad I did, Russell and Brad came out the next morning and got started right away replacing my kitchen faucet, hooking up my dryer which had came loose, recaulking my...

- John Stephens

Everything You Need to Know About Richmond House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in Richmond?

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

  • Five Star Painting:
    • BBB Rating: A-
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Isaac S Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Commonwealth Painting & Decorating, Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

What zip codes in Richmond have the best Painters?

Below we've listed Richmond zip codes that have great selections of painters:

  • 23223: 1 Painters.
  • 23298: 2 Painters.
  • 23225: 1 Painters.
  • 23221: 3 Painters.
  • What Richmond zip codes are served by Painters?

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

    • 1 Painters in 23223.
      • 2 Painters in 23298.
      • 1 Painters in 23225.
      • 3 Painters in 23221.

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      Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting of Richmond Southeast
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      House Painting is about much more than just paint. It has the power to dramatically alter the mood and feeling of a space. The right colors can transform a room to a place you want to be. Colors can be an outward reflection of your inward hopes, dreams, interests and personality. At Five Star Painti...Read more about Five Star Painting of Richmond Southeast
      House Painting is about much more than just paint. It has the power to dramatically alter the mood and feeling of a space. The right colors can transform a room to a place you want to be. Colors can be an outward reflection of your inward hopes, dreams, interests and personality. At Five Star Painti...Read more about Five Star Painting of Richmond Southeast
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      Affordable, Efficient, Fast, Reliable and Professional Workers Pack, Unpack, Load, Unload, Even move around Guaranteed to make your move less stressful. We do cleaning, painting and landscaping as well. All you need with J&B!
      Affordable, Efficient, Fast, Reliable and Professional Workers Pack, Unpack, Load, Unload, Even move around Guaranteed to make your move less stressful. We do cleaning, painting and landscaping as well. All you need with J&B!
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      A Fine Line operates on the idea that there is a fine line between good enough and Excellent. Fine painting is also about straight, clean lines. Those are the guiding principles that drive us to superior painted finishes and the highest standards. We listen to each customer's unique needs and ar...Read more about A Fine Line Painting LLC
      A Fine Line operates on the idea that there is a fine line between good enough and Excellent. Fine painting is also about straight, clean lines. Those are the guiding principles that drive us to superior painted finishes and the highest standards. We listen to each customer's unique needs and ar...Read more about A Fine Line Painting LLC
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      Kuebler Estates serves North Dallas, Texas and the surrounding DFW metroplex, excelling in Residential Renovations & Commercial Construction. We take projects from ground level execution to exquisite estates. Each project is carefully curated by our contractors, builders, craftsmen and our creative ...Read more about Kuebler Estates
      Kuebler Estates serves North Dallas, Texas and the surrounding DFW metroplex, excelling in Residential Renovations & Commercial Construction. We take projects from ground level execution to exquisite estates. Each project is carefully curated by our contractors, builders, craftsmen and our creative ...Read more about Kuebler Estates
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      Look no further than Atlantic Painting LLC in Mount Vernon, MD, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
      Look no further than Atlantic Painting LLC in Mount Vernon, MD, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
      Porch Pro Headshot Timmerman Home Improvements
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      Small home improvement company. Great for small handyman projects and a strong electrical background. Have experience in all forms of renovations and repairs as well
      Small home improvement company. Great for small handyman projects and a strong electrical background. Have experience in all forms of renovations and repairs as well
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      Welcome to Torn Painting throught Porch web leads services; we do paint and we fix that carpentry needed for your house to get back your propriety to the color beauty and to the XXI century flurishment. 15 years of experience, 1 painter or a crew, and a pro van stoked with all you need for your proj...Read more about Gomez Remodeling ;& RVA Painting & light Carpentry
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      Porch Pro Headshot Rainbow Finishings LLC
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      Rainbow Finishings LLC. is a painting based company that provides top quality work. We are not your average painting business. We excel in customer service and provide a family and friendly based working atmosphere to make everyone feel at ease and comfortable. We can do a wide array of painting wor...Read more about Rainbow Finishings LLC
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