Top 3 House Painters in Rochester, NY

Porch Pro Headshot Roman's Painting & Renovations
"I needed a painter . I wanted my trim painted around 2 doors , 5 pillars on my porch along with a 3 sided beam at the top. In the back of the house, I needed a 2 step staircase with 2 side railings painted. I was contacted within 4-5 minutes of posting my need on porch.com. We discussed my job...Read more about Roman's Painting & Renovations
PO Box 90491, Rochester, NY
585-524-9190
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2201 W Valley Hwy N Ste C, Auburn, WA
800-689-7271
Porch Pro Headshot Unique Enterprise Painting
All Major & Minor Home Improvements at Low Cost.. Call now 585-285-0475 Edward Harper Owner/ Operator.. We are not satisfied until you are! Unique Enterprise. is a full-service remodeling company that has been in business since 1996. We specialize in kitchen renovations, bathroom remodels and custom...Read more about Unique Enterprise Painting
440 Magnolia St, Rochester, NY
585-285-0475

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Porch Pro Headshot Advantage Fence
Painters
Serves Rochester, New York
(2)
Thank you for taking the time to look at our post. (WE will beat outlet prices) in business since 2004 Over 25 years experience specialize in all fence types Commercial and Residential Pool enclosures and fencing FENCE and Concrete Pressure washing, sealing, and staining Total property security...Read more about Advantage Fence
Thank you for taking the time to look at our post. (WE will beat outlet prices) in business since 2004 Over 25 years experience specialize in all fence types Commercial and Residential Pool enclosures and fencing FENCE and Concrete Pressure washing, sealing, and staining Total property security...Read more about Advantage Fence
Porch Pro Headshot Henry deck & paint co.
Painters
Serves Rochester, New York
(41)
hello we are new start up company ready to help your needs from a to a Take grate pride in work & we can take on any job big or small were here to help.
hello we are new start up company ready to help your needs from a to a Take grate pride in work & we can take on any job big or small were here to help.
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting Services, Inc.
Painters
Serves Rochester, New York
CALL US @ (585) 244-6680 At Five Star Painting Services, we pride ourselves on providing premium quality interior and exterior painting services. Our craftsmen have worked in all phase of remodeling and construction. Our knowledge of protective and decorative coatings is extensive and we enjoy o...Read more about Five Star Painting Services, Inc.
CALL US @ (585) 244-6680 At Five Star Painting Services, we pride ourselves on providing premium quality interior and exterior painting services. Our craftsmen have worked in all phase of remodeling and construction. Our knowledge of protective and decorative coatings is extensive and we enjoy o...Read more about Five Star Painting Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Lowell's Painting Inc.
Painters
Serves Rochester, New York
(45)
"Lowell’s Painting Inc. painted our house this summer. They did a wonderful job. The painters were on time each day, they were very curious and respectful. I would highly recommend them. They seemed to enjoy their job."
"Lowell’s Painting Inc. painted our house this summer. They did a wonderful job. The painters were on time each day, they were very curious and respectful. I would highly recommend them. They seemed to enjoy their job."
Porch Pro Headshot Childers Builders LLC
Painters
Serves Rochester, New York
Affordable, Quality, Professional work performed by hardworking individuals with great work ethic. We take pride in our work and strive to exceed your expectations.
Affordable, Quality, Professional work performed by hardworking individuals with great work ethic. We take pride in our work and strive to exceed your expectations.
Porch Pro Headshot Val's Building Remodeling, Inc
Painters
Serves Rochester, New York
(1)
We are fully insured. Have Certified Builder License (inactive) in Florida but work only in Monroe County, NY now. Have attended Electrical code courses and worked under a licenced plumber for many years. Would like Handyman work now-Carpentry-Drywall-Painting-Electrical (inside) Fixtures, switches,...Read more about Val's Building Remodeling, Inc
We are fully insured. Have Certified Builder License (inactive) in Florida but work only in Monroe County, NY now. Have attended Electrical code courses and worked under a licenced plumber for many years. Would like Handyman work now-Carpentry-Drywall-Painting-Electrical (inside) Fixtures, switches,...Read more about Val's Building Remodeling, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Griffo Painting
Painters
Serves Rochester, New York
(42)
Custom Interior Painting. I'm a 3rd generation interior painter. I'm fully insured. In home estimates are always free.
Custom Interior Painting. I'm a 3rd generation interior painter. I'm fully insured. In home estimates are always free.

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 Rochester Painters

94398

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

- Raymond Gehrig
83973

A most excellent job well done. my neighbor was so impressed with how our home turned out that they have hired them too.

- Lonnie Annis
75122

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality. Excellent value.

Fair pricing, personable estimator, pleasant, competent, on time, painters. All around professional company. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.

- David Smith
74453

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

Fast, clean and a good price.

- Beth Tankersley
100157

Frank installed a bath fan for me. Very professional, works great. Very reasonable.

- Rich Zanni
192350

Scott was hired to do a few things...starting with the back deck, lights... Bathroom window outside/siding. AND OUR Small Bathroom renovate/remodel. Really poorly done! Never finished the outside window. Still owes us $200/or the door we gave him money...

- Debbey Florio
195070

DO NOT HIRE SCOTT HENRY. I hired him to strip, sand, and stain our deck. He did a horrible job, terrible workmanship, unreliable, promised to come back and fix issue and never did, hundreds of excuses. He ruined my siding, my vinyl railing, other thing...

- Caryn Graby
186432

Do NOT use this man for your work. He is incredibly rude, unprofessional, foul mouthed and did very poor work. I couldn’t be more disappointed or regret hiring him any more than I already do. Definitely look elsewhere.

- Arnie Foster
328199

I am not easily impressed but I am stunned at how great my cabinet painting came out. Looks like they came that color from the factory this color. On time professional and reasonably priced. THANK YOU.

- Jamie Mulcahy
169691

This is my ex-husband and his nephew. They are con-artists and will rip you off. Do not ever do business with James M Hughes or his nephew John Gordon. This is my address and I cannot remove or edit this site. These two criminals have been gone from my...

- Helen Kucharczak
91404

Roman and his team were a pleasure to deal with start to finish!

- Paul Wright
108215

Unique Enterprise Are great People, reliable and Quick

- Edward Harper

Everything You Need to Know About Rochester House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in Rochester?

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

  • AAA Interior Painting:
    • Services Offered: Painters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • BAILEY'S PAINTING:
    • Services Offered: Painters
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Golden Boys Painting and Staining:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

What Rochester zip codes are served by Painters?

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

  • 1 Painters in 14624.

          What should I check for once my Painter in Rochester has finished working?

          Every painting services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any painting services company has told you they've finished the job:

          • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with painting services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
          • Ask the painter to describe what they did. Whether your painting services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
          • Compare the description provided on your painting services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
          • Request that the painter do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

          All House Painters in Rochester, NY

          Porch Pro Headshot Allison Painting
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
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          We offer quality interior and exterior painting at affordable prices.
          We offer quality interior and exterior painting at affordable prices.
          Porch Pro Headshot Empire Contracting Group
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          Porch Pro Headshot Lowell’s Painting Inc.
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          Lowell’s Painting Inc. can fulfill all your interior and exterior painting needs. Our attention to detail is exceptional and desire to ensure that each customer is satisfied makes us invaluable. If you are ready to get started on your painting project, contact Lowell’s Painting Inc. today!
          Lowell’s Painting Inc. can fulfill all your interior and exterior painting needs. Our attention to detail is exceptional and desire to ensure that each customer is satisfied makes us invaluable. If you are ready to get started on your painting project, contact Lowell’s Painting Inc. today!
          Porch Pro Headshot We Care- Home Lawn Services LLC.
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          As licensed contractors, we provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to all of their projects, specializing in a a wide range of services. Since we founded our business in 2017, we’ve been committed to our clients’ needs and satisfaction. Do you have a project or idea in mind that you want...Read more about We Care- Home Lawn Services LLC.
          As licensed contractors, we provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to all of their projects, specializing in a a wide range of services. Since we founded our business in 2017, we’ve been committed to our clients’ needs and satisfaction. Do you have a project or idea in mind that you want...Read more about We Care- Home Lawn Services LLC.
          Porch Pro Headshot Lima's Handy Man Service
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          About Lima's Handy Man Service Joe Lima, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology founded Lima's Handy Man Service in 2006. Since then, Joe has provided over 500 Rochester area home and business owners with his services and continues to grow the business by referrals...Read more about Lima's Handy Man Service
          About Lima's Handy Man Service Joe Lima, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology founded Lima's Handy Man Service in 2006. Since then, Joe has provided over 500 Rochester area home and business owners with his services and continues to grow the business by referrals...Read more about Lima's Handy Man Service
          Porch Pro Headshot ReTouch Painting Company
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          If you've gotten this far, it probably means you're at least somewhat interested in who we are and what we're all about. Well, the short answer is, we're a painting company. We do things like paint houses and businesses for people in Rochester, NY and surrounding areas. The long answer? We're a...Read more about ReTouch Painting Company
          If you've gotten this far, it probably means you're at least somewhat interested in who we are and what we're all about. Well, the short answer is, we're a painting company. We do things like paint houses and businesses for people in Rochester, NY and surrounding areas. The long answer? We're a...Read more about ReTouch Painting Company
          Porch Pro Headshot Cap Painting
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          CAP Painting of Rochester is a full-service painting company that focuses on providing their clients with a clean, professional, and headache free product. Our experience painting in the Rochester area has given us a clear advantage in knowing what makes a project successful. The foundation of any g...Read more about Cap Painting
          CAP Painting of Rochester is a full-service painting company that focuses on providing their clients with a clean, professional, and headache free product. Our experience painting in the Rochester area has given us a clear advantage in knowing what makes a project successful. The foundation of any g...Read more about Cap Painting
          Porch Pro Headshot SKC Home Improvement Consulting
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          (1)
          SKC Home Improvement Consulting is a fully insured business specializing in custom painting. We provide quality materials and superior workmanship with very competitive pricing. We will work with you to customize whatever size job you have. My company performs residential and commercial jobs such a...Read more about SKC Home Improvement Consulting
          SKC Home Improvement Consulting is a fully insured business specializing in custom painting. We provide quality materials and superior workmanship with very competitive pricing. We will work with you to customize whatever size job you have. My company performs residential and commercial jobs such a...Read more about SKC Home Improvement Consulting
          Porch Pro Headshot SHAFFER CONTRACTING
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          I have been in the fields from roofing to any and all general contracting for 17 years.
          I have been in the fields from roofing to any and all general contracting for 17 years.
          Porch Pro Headshot Fine Touch Painting
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          Serves Rochester, New York
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          Porch Pro Headshot On Time Contracting Services
          Painters
          Serves Rochester, New York
          Porch Pro Headshot HOMETECH   "A speciality installation company"
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          Serves Rochester, New York
          Porch Pro Headshot Brians Painting LLC
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          Serves Rochester, New York

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