Top 10 exterior painting services in San Francisco, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Marco Coton Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
(97)
"I am thrilled with the work, his inspirations, and all the little things that made my painting project outstanding. My place was not an easy project what with high walls, small spaces, and lots of "stuff" to deal with. They were so very efficient and cleaned up beyond expectations. I highly reco...Read more about Marco Coton Painting
"I am thrilled with the work, his inspirations, and all the little things that made my painting project outstanding. My place was not an easy project what with high walls, small spaces, and lots of "stuff" to deal with. They were so very efficient and cleaned up beyond expectations. I highly reco...Read more about Marco Coton Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Becerra Paint Design
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
(40)
"As a real estate investor I use Richard on various projects ranging from small rentals to major restorations. Richard keeps his pencil sharp and produces quality work Everytime. His company is on time, on budget, dependable and come highly recommended. "
"As a real estate investor I use Richard on various projects ranging from small rentals to major restorations. Richard keeps his pencil sharp and produces quality work Everytime. His company is on time, on budget, dependable and come highly recommended. "
Porch Pro Headshot Gene's Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
(33)
Gene's Painting Contractor is committed to giving lasting paint jobs with a Guarantee on every single paint job. When you call Gene's Painting you will meet me, I personally oversee all job sites. I will work with you to achieve a color scheme that fits your house and your personal taste, interi...Read more about Gene's Painting
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Gene's Painting Contractor is committed to giving lasting paint jobs with a Guarantee on every single paint job. When you call Gene's Painting you will meet me, I personally oversee all job sites. I will work with you to achieve a color scheme that fits your house and your personal taste, interi...Read more about Gene's Painting
Porch Pro Headshot A & R Bentley Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
(5)
A&R Bentley painting is a father and son owned company. We're 5 stars on yelp, Google Guaranteed, and has a A+ BBB Rating. We're Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. We hold ourselves to a five star service, no matter how big or small the project is. A&R has 3 generations of experience in the painting in...Read more about A & R Bentley Painting
A&R Bentley painting is a father and son owned company. We're 5 stars on yelp, Google Guaranteed, and has a A+ BBB Rating. We're Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. We hold ourselves to a five star service, no matter how big or small the project is. A&R has 3 generations of experience in the painting in...Read more about A & R Bentley Painting
Porch Pro Headshot FLYING COLORS
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, 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 Maffei Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
(5)
Maffei Painting is your local, family owned and operated full service painting company. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we are committed to providing you with exceptional service and high quality workmanship.
Maffei Painting is your local, family owned and operated full service painting company. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we are committed to providing you with exceptional service and high quality workmanship.
Porch Pro Headshot Chris Bidle Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
Chris Bidle Painting has been providing excellent service in nearly all aspects of painting and restoration since 1989. Our long list of satisfied customers is predominantly comprised of individual homeowners, but we also specialize in commercial projects for property management companies, schools, ...Read more about Chris Bidle Painting
Chris Bidle Painting has been providing excellent service in nearly all aspects of painting and restoration since 1989. Our long list of satisfied customers is predominantly comprised of individual homeowners, but we also specialize in commercial projects for property management companies, schools, ...Read more about Chris Bidle Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting of Berkeley
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
Each of our Berkeley painters undergoes extensive training to become educated and acquainted with the latest painting techniques and tools. Our knowledge of the field extends beyond just knowing how to apply a fresh coat of paint; all of our painting contractors are also color experts. We understand...Read more about Five Star Painting of Berkeley
Each of our Berkeley painters undergoes extensive training to become educated and acquainted with the latest painting techniques and tools. Our knowledge of the field extends beyond just knowing how to apply a fresh coat of paint; all of our painting contractors are also color experts. We understand...Read more about Five Star Painting of Berkeley
Porch Pro Headshot Spectrum Painting
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
Welcome to Spectrum Painting! We are your premiere painting specialists that can help you with your painting project. Please contact us for an estimate.
Welcome to Spectrum Painting! We are your premiere painting specialists that can help you with your painting project. Please contact us for an estimate.
Porch Pro Headshot Milton Painting and Decorating
Exterior Painting
Serves San Francisco, California
(2)
We pride ourselves not only in using Quality paints & materials but also in providing you with great service and respect!
We pride ourselves not only in using Quality paints & materials but also in providing you with great service and respect!

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Frequently asked questions about exterior painters

There’s nothing like a fresh paint job on the outside of a house to increase its curb appeal. If the paint on your home’s exterior is peeling, the colors are fading, or it’s been over 10 years since you last had your house painted, it may be time to hire an exterior painting pro. A professional painter will have the time, experience, and tools to paint your house right.

There are a number of factors that affect how frequently you need to paint the exterior of a home. Different types of paint have varying degrees of longevity. Dark colors absorb more heat and tend to need more frequent repainting, and UV light is the main factor that breaks down paint. Parts of the house that are more exposed to sunlight will fade more quickly. Your home’s exterior finish plays a role in the frequency of house painting. Wood siding will need to be painted approximately every four years. Aluminum siding may last five years between paint jobs. If you’re weighing whether it’s time to have the outside of your home painted, ask a painting contractor for their advice and recommendations before you get started.

Homeowners may be tempted to try to save money by painting their home’s exterior themselves. Before rushing into a DIY house painting project, it’s wise to assess the situation realistically. First of all, decide whether you have the experience and necessary tools to take on an exterior house painting job. Factor in how much time the project will take given your schedule. Consider how big your home is, including how tall it stands. Assess whether it will be easy to rest ladders on the land surrounding your house. Be sure you are set to go through every step of the house painting job, from prepping the home’s exterior to balancing on ladders to apply the paint.

It may be best to hire a qualified pro to paint the outside of your house if it’s got intricate decor or delicate detailing. If your home has several floors, the paint job may require a scaffolding or very tall ladders. Not every homeowner is comfortable working at those heights. Additionally, if your home’s exterior requires extensive prep work, it may make sense to hire a pro because prep work is time- and labor-intensive. Lastly, if your home has lead paint, a pro will know how to remove it safely. Therefore, it may very well save you time, money, and headaches down the line to hire a contractor to paint your home’s exterior for you rather than attempting to do the job yourself.

It’s easy to wonder if it’s cheaper to paint the outside of a home yourself or hire a painter to do it for you. It’s important to keep in mind that a fresh coat of paint on your home will carry a significant price tag whether you do the job yourself or hire a pro. If you hire a painter, you’ll have the added cost of labor. While if you paint your own house, you will simply have to buy the paint, primer, caulk, and either buy or rent any necessary equipment (such as ladders or scaffolding).

Be sure you have adequate time to take on a house painting project. Remember that between 30 and 50 percent of the overall time it takes to paint a house is spent on prep work. If the house exterior is not properly prepped before the primer and paint are applied, the paint job will not last very long or look very good. An experienced painting professional will have access to all the right tools for the job, they’ll know which type of materials will work best for your home, and they’ll carry out each step of a great paint job from prep work to clean up with ease. This could end up saving you a lot of time and money in the long run.

The cost to hire a painter to paint a home’s exterior depends on a host of factors, starting with the construction material of your home. Your home’s size, age, and accessibility can all affect the cost of exterior painting. The cost may also be affected by the condition of the siding and how much prep work the job requires. It also depends on the quality of paint you choose, and whether there are doors, shutters, and intricate details to be painted. The time since your home was last painted, the weather conditions in your geographic location, and the experience of the painter you hire are even more factors that can affect the overall cost.

Some painters charge by the square foot, and others charge by the hour or by the day. Painters need to take their overhead, labor, and travel time into consideration when they estimate the cost of a job. Lastly, it’s a good idea to get at least three written estimates before selecting a pro to paint your home’s exterior. Consult the free Porch project cost guides to get an idea about how much exterior house painting should cost in your area.

If it’s time to give your home a fresh coat of paint, it’s important to hire a good house painter to do the job right. You’ll want a house painter who has experience painting the exteriors of other homes similar to yours. Don’t be afraid to ask for photos of recent projects and check references. Make sure you and the painter agree on your expectations for the project. Make sure any potential painter knows how many coats of paint you require, if you want primer, and that you want the prep done work properly — be prepared to pay extra if necessary. Ask to see a copy of the painter’s liability insurance and workers compensation coverage, too, and check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau.

If the painter meets your expectations, make sure you get a written contract that includes the estimated time to complete the project and the payment plan. Also ask for a guarantee: a reputable painter should agree to fix any imperfections (such as chipping) up to two years after the initial paint job. Finally, you should always go to the effort to get at least three written estimates before selecting a pro for any home project, including house painting.

There are many different types of exterior paints on the market today. Regardless of whether you’re looking for paint with a matte finish or a slight gloss, or which part of your home you’re painting, make sure you choose high quality paint. Look for chalking resistance, a high ability to fully cover a surface, color retention, and blister resistance. You can choose water- or latex-based paint, which is breathable so it doesn’t trap moisture and then crack and peel. Or you may choose oil-based paint, which takes longer to dry but offers better surface penetration. Primers come in water- or latex-based formulas as well as oil-based varieties. Oil-based primers can be used with oil- or water-based paint, and are best for stained wood or metal. Water-based primers are great for all kinds of applications but can only be used with water-based paint.

It may make sense to consult a professional when it comes to selecting paint for the exterior of your home. Having a home’s exterior painted represents a sizable investment that will pay off over time, and that starts with choosing the right paint for your project.

Recent reviews for San Francisco exterior painting services

13111

We hired Becerra Paint Design to repaint our interior and it turned out amazing! Definitely calling Rich and his crew next year for the exterior. I can't say enough about these guys and the work they do.

203994

Jose was extremely rude and unprofessional! DO NOT USE THEM! The job was horrible we have bubbles all over our house.

- Ray Charles
160224

Great team. I hire Jose and his company to paint only two bedrooms, and my kitchen cabinets. I love the there work so much. That I decided to paint the full interior. His team was amazing, they are very punctual. Which was critical since I leave to work i...

- Ruben Chavez
136417

Where do I begin?! These group of guys are outstanding! My wife and I recently bought our first house and we wanted to change the color of the house, it looked like whoever painted the house was rushed the job. Luckily a buddy of mines suggested I call th...

- James Lacey
234105

I spoke to Jose about an exterior painting project that I wanted done. He stopped by for an estimate and gave me a quote that I felt was reasonable. Jose and his team of workers were professional and their quality of work is beyond excellent. I would high...

- Arthur Phillips
267885

I have used Eduardo & Jose on 2 different projects and could not recommend them more highly. Great value, high-quality work, extremely good customer service. They promptly honored my request for some warranty repair/touch-up. They're excellent.

- Oscar Vasquez
252969

I am very very HAPPY with the work these guys did. Jose is an amazing guys and has some great ideas. His recommendations are top of the line. His QUALITY of work stands out. Jose's guys did excellent prep work i was amazed of how much work and how fast th...

- joseph Davis
210183

I Hire Eduardo & Jose Paz Garcia painting to paint two rooms, and my living room. Along the way i was interested in making a change so i asked if they did carpentry work which they do. I decided to hire them to install baseboards, which came out fantastic...

- patrick smith
112597

WARNING!!! DO NOY USE THIS COMPANY!!!! Not only did they do a horrible job they still owe me almost $6000!! They painted a house for me and I didn't realize they had been paid the deposit already so I paid them the full amount upon completion. I contac...

- Amber Lucero
248807

I was looking for a local painting company, to paint the full interior of my house in Berkeley. I google Jose and gave him a call. He answer my call the first time i called. He was very nice and professional. We schedule an appointment for the next day. H...

- Melody James
271353

I called Eduardo & Jose’s painting company to come and paint my living room and hallway in my home in Oakland. I was very pleased with their service and professionalism. I would work with Jose again in the future if I needed any more work done. When I me...

- Sousous H
81098

I'm a very pleased customer. My name is Kathy. Had some damaged done to bathroom after one of the storms. Skylight blew out and walls got wet. Was told to check out Porch Team. I liked the information I seen for this company and I'm very glad I called. ...

- Kathy Gibson

Everything You Need to Know About San Francisco Exterior Painters

What San Francisco zip codes have the best exterior painting services?

Here are the top zip codes in San Francisco and some companies that offer exterior painting services!

  • 94116: 1 exterior painting services.
  • 94130: 2 exterior painting services.
  • 94123: 1 exterior painting services.
  • Top exterior painting professionals and companies in San Francisco and the zip codes they cover:

    How do I know I am getting a fair price for my Exterior Painting in San Francisco?

    Every Exterior Painting project is different, and the price will differ depending on the specifications of your project. However, there are ways to help make sure you are getting a fair price quoted for your San Francisco Exterior Painting job:

    • Talk to multiple exterior painting services and ask for quotes to compare. We have over 50 Exterior Painting companies in San Francisco for you to choose from.
    • Read the ratings and reviews for the exterior painting services you’re interested in to see what other customers have said about the pricing of their own projects. Find the exterior painting service that you trust to give you the best service at the lowest price.

    How many exterior painting companies are there in San Francisco?

    We’ve found 50 companies in San Francisco that can help you tackle your exterior painting project.

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

    All Exterior Painters in San Francisco, CA

    Porch Pro Headshot Eduardo and Jose's Paz Garcia Painting
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    (14)
    "I hire Jose and his company to plaster 3 bedrooms to a smooth finish. I was amazed by how fast they work. They are very efficient. The price was very reasonable. I end up hiring them to paint all rooms. I Highly recommend Jose and his crew. High quality work, for a readable charge."
    "I hire Jose and his company to plaster 3 bedrooms to a smooth finish. I was amazed by how fast they work. They are very efficient. The price was very reasonable. I end up hiring them to paint all rooms. I Highly recommend Jose and his crew. High quality work, for a readable charge."
    Porch Pro Headshot ADF Handyman LLC
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    (2)
    At ADF Handyman We have over 15 years of home improvement experience. We specialize in professional, expert, and friendly, handyman services for your beautiful home. We look forward to elevate your living through your happy home! call us today for free estimate. Our services offered: Handyman servic...Read more about ADF Handyman LLC
    At ADF Handyman We have over 15 years of home improvement experience. We specialize in professional, expert, and friendly, handyman services for your beautiful home. We look forward to elevate your living through your happy home! call us today for free estimate. Our services offered: Handyman servic...Read more about ADF Handyman LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot JC HandyMan Services
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    We can handle any and all your handyman needs. Bring us your to-do list and we can surely get it done! Call today!
    We can handle any and all your handyman needs. Bring us your to-do list and we can surely get it done! Call today!
    Porch Pro Headshot J P Painting
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    (10)
    Homeowner can do any remodeling services interior or exterior for home residential and commercial
    Homeowner can do any remodeling services interior or exterior for home residential and commercial
    Porch Pro Headshot Clarks Painting Company
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    (11)
    Porch Pro Headshot Paul Freeman Painting Contractor
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    (10)
    Porch Pro Headshot Jones Fine Painting
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    I do custom interior painting projects. I have over 15 years of experience in the painting trade. The quality of our work is exceptional, I spackle any holes that need filled, we also sand anything that needs to be sanded, such as any trim, or doors ext. Interior painting is what we do so call us...Read more about Jones Fine Painting
    I do custom interior painting projects. I have over 15 years of experience in the painting trade. The quality of our work is exceptional, I spackle any holes that need filled, we also sand anything that needs to be sanded, such as any trim, or doors ext. Interior painting is what we do so call us...Read more about Jones Fine Painting
    Porch Pro Headshot Empire Quality Painting
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Le Noue Images
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    Welcome to LeNoue Images! We are a custom specialty painting company serving residents in the bay area. Please contact us for an estimate.
    Welcome to LeNoue Images! We are a custom specialty painting company serving residents in the bay area. Please contact us for an estimate.
    Porch Pro Headshot tara pro painting inc
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    Porch Pro Headshot All Environmental Company
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    All Environmental Company is a painting company that has been in business for over 30 years. We are known for providing fast, prompt, and efficient, but extremely high quality services to our customers. We guarantee satisfaction, and we go out of our way to make sure you are 100% satisfied with our ...Read more about All Environmental Company
    All Environmental Company is a painting company that has been in business for over 30 years. We are known for providing fast, prompt, and efficient, but extremely high quality services to our customers. We guarantee satisfaction, and we go out of our way to make sure you are 100% satisfied with our ...Read more about All Environmental Company
    Porch Pro Headshot Lazos and Asoc Inc
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Expert Painting & Drywall
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Schinman Painting & Construction Inc. (DBA) Schinman Painting
    Exterior Painting
    Serves San Francisco, California