Top 10 House Painters in San Francisco, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Osorio Handyman Service
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Serves San Francisco, California
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Porch Pro Headshot Everlast Construction
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(1,057)
"Everlast Construction design, craftsmanship, and client service were top-rate. We were so happy with our first project - a kitchen remodel. Without a doubt, we will choose them for our next project too, which is a bathroom remodel."
"Everlast Construction design, craftsmanship, and client service were top-rate. We were so happy with our first project - a kitchen remodel. Without a doubt, we will choose them for our next project too, which is a bathroom remodel."
Porch Pro Headshot A Quality Construction
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(91)
"A quality construction renovated 2 bedrooms and jack and Jill bathroom. The remodeling was one of the largest that I did for a long time. A good recommendation from a neighbor and a research about them, made me hire them for that work. In general, I spoke and dealt with Moses. Moses did a remarkabl...Read more about A Quality Construction
"A quality construction renovated 2 bedrooms and jack and Jill bathroom. The remodeling was one of the largest that I did for a long time. A good recommendation from a neighbor and a research about them, made me hire them for that work. In general, I spoke and dealt with Moses. Moses did a remarkabl...Read more about A Quality Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(62)
"I used Armstrong to paint my Oakland home in 2015. The experience from start to finish was one I wouldn't think possible from a painting contractor but the staff and installers showed me that quality work and service still exists. We recently just contacted Armstrong for new windows. I'll be sure...Read more about Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
"I used Armstrong to paint my Oakland home in 2015. The experience from start to finish was one I wouldn't think possible from a painting contractor but the staff and installers showed me that quality work and service still exists. We recently just contacted Armstrong for new windows. I'll be sure...Read more about Armstrong Painting, Roofing, and Windows
Porch Pro Headshot Aria Painting
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(60)
"Milad and his team were fast to respond to our request to get a quote. They gave us a solid quote for our interior painting project of our 5 bed 3 bath house in san jose with no hidden fees and no unnecessary add-ons. They started as scheduled and did a thorough prep work. At the end of the job the...Read more about Aria Painting
"Milad and his team were fast to respond to our request to get a quote. They gave us a solid quote for our interior painting project of our 5 bed 3 bath house in san jose with no hidden fees and no unnecessary add-ons. They started as scheduled and did a thorough prep work. At the end of the job the...Read more about Aria Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Becerra Paint Design
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(40)
Becerra Paint Design is a boutique painting company focused on high quality craftsmanship and exceptional client service. Owner Richard Becerra works directly with all clients through the entirety of the project. This ensures the project will be delivered on time, on budget, safely and efficientl...Read more about Becerra Paint Design
Becerra Paint Design is a boutique painting company focused on high quality craftsmanship and exceptional client service. Owner Richard Becerra works directly with all clients through the entirety of the project. This ensures the project will be delivered on time, on budget, safely and efficientl...Read more about Becerra Paint Design
Porch Pro Headshot C&C Painting
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(11)
Call and take us 20% discount off!!!!!!! We understand that painting is one of the most competitive markets in the bay area, there are plenty of choices for you, but if you decide to hire us we want to assure you that you will be dealing with a different concept of painting company, we really like ...Read more about C&C Painting
Call and take us 20% discount off!!!!!!! We understand that painting is one of the most competitive markets in the bay area, there are plenty of choices for you, but if you decide to hire us we want to assure you that you will be dealing with a different concept of painting company, we really like ...Read more about C&C Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Recinos painting & decorating
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(17)
"Raoul and his team worked for us on two major projects over the past few years and each time the work they did was excellent. We chose them over a number of other contractors who also submitted bids, so they came through a very competitive process. They pay a lot of attention to detail, are always...Read more about Recinos painting & decorating
"Raoul and his team worked for us on two major projects over the past few years and each time the work they did was excellent. We chose them over a number of other contractors who also submitted bids, so they came through a very competitive process. They pay a lot of attention to detail, are always...Read more about Recinos painting & decorating
Porch Pro Headshot Horizon Renovation.Co
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(8)
"Horizon Renovation recently remodeled my condo in SF. Kent was great to work with as was his office assistant Lianne. The workers on site were courteous and tidy while finishing the various stages of construction. I am quite pleased with how my place came together. Kent and staff and have graci...Read more about Horizon Renovation.Co
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"Horizon Renovation recently remodeled my condo in SF. Kent was great to work with as was his office assistant Lianne. The workers on site were courteous and tidy while finishing the various stages of construction. I am quite pleased with how my place came together. Kent and staff and have graci...Read more about Horizon Renovation.Co
Porch Pro Headshot Phoenix Finishes
Painters
Serves San Francisco, California
(2)
"Hello, my name is Ben and let me assure you, Gregory is the best painted I've ever hired! He's young and quick, good qualities you'll find are hard to come by. I contracted with him to paint the interior of my ranch house, about 3400sq-ft, built in 1964. We had recently completed a gentle renovati...Read more about Phoenix Finishes
"Hello, my name is Ben and let me assure you, Gregory is the best painted I've ever hired! He's young and quick, good qualities you'll find are hard to come by. I contracted with him to paint the interior of my ranch house, about 3400sq-ft, built in 1964. We had recently completed a gentle renovati...Read more about Phoenix Finishes

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 San Francisco Painters

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They are a great business to work with. The team was easy to approach and exceptionally creative. A renovation is truly a collaborative effort since a great design isn't something that comes overnight. It evolves within the process. We love the outcome, a...

- Carol Walter
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Everlast construction worked with us on the design of our kitchen. We loved the design they made for us, so we let them build it as well. Everlast construction did very good work.

- harard King
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The team of Everlast Construction are genuinely great individuals, I had nothing but an extraordinary experience, and the craftsmanship is outstanding. I need to thank everyone who made a difference in us to construct our dream bathroom. Very impressed wi...

- Faye King
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Fair a note to express our thanks and appreciation for the incredible work in finishing our kitchen redesign. We are satisfied with our “new” kitchen. Thank you for coming to our rescue and doing extraordinary work. Your friendliness and professionalism a...

- Steven Maiden
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I got 3 other quotes and they were way too expensive for the same service offered. The deciding factor was a combination of a reasonable price and the ability to make monthly payments on this expensive project of mine. Also they are fully bonded and insur...

- Aaina Agarwal
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Everlast Construction is a great company to work with we working with them a lot, on many projects we do some work and the major work they do for our clients. very good service and quality.

- liraz Laiani
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They responded to my request immediately and within a week I had a full proposal for my client to review. The job consisted of retrofitting and reinforcing a badly damaged raised foundation on a single family home. They started the job on the exact day ...

- Chris McCormick
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Each company loves to attract there customers but everlast is different from others they attract their customers with there skills and work at affordable cost.

- Maurice Wigley
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Everything You Need to Know About San Francisco House Painters

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

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

  • CAL-VALLEY PAINTING:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 94543
  • A.D.S PAINTING:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 94820
  • Affordable Fresh Coats Paint:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 94102 and 94107

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

Can I browse unscreened Painters in San Francisco?

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

  • Paddy's Painting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Clarks Painting Company:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • San Francisco Local Color Painting Co:
    • BBB Rating: NA
    • Active/Verified License: Yes, Current Status is Active

What zip codes in San Francisco have the best Painters?

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

  • 94116: 1 Painters.
  • 94130: 2 Painters.
  • 94123: 1 Painters.
  • All House Painters in San Francisco, CA

    Porch Pro Headshot AYA Homes LLC
    Painters
    Serves San Francisco, California
    AYA Homes has been in business for 16 years and is known for high quality new home building and remodeling. Our services range from custom designed homes to home additions and remodeling. With our company, you will work closely with one project manager who will handle all aspects and details of your...Read more about AYA Homes LLC
    AYA Homes has been in business for 16 years and is known for high quality new home building and remodeling. Our services range from custom designed homes to home additions and remodeling. With our company, you will work closely with one project manager who will handle all aspects and details of your...Read more about AYA Homes LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot FLYING COLORS
    Painters
    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 Fine Custom Painting
    Painters
    Serves San Francisco, California
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    Fine Custom Painting, Inc. is a full service painting company. We work on all types of exteriors, bringing back the beauty of historic buildings and enhancing newer construction. We have extensive experience with full-scale restoration of Victorian and Edwardian exteriors and have restored many h...Read more about Fine Custom Painting
    Fine Custom Painting, Inc. is a full service painting company. We work on all types of exteriors, bringing back the beauty of historic buildings and enhancing newer construction. We have extensive experience with full-scale restoration of Victorian and Edwardian exteriors and have restored many h...Read more about Fine Custom Painting
    Porch Pro Headshot Ferrari wood restoration Since 1980
    Painters
    Serves San Francisco, California
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    "I have an old 1960s kitchen with Philippine mahogany veneered cabinets, which are still structurally sound. Mr. Amilcar Ferrari sanded off the old finish, re-stained, and re-varnished them. They are now nicely restored and beautiful. Mr. Ferrari was quite pleasant and to work with. First he took t...Read more about Ferrari wood restoration Since 1980
    "I have an old 1960s kitchen with Philippine mahogany veneered cabinets, which are still structurally sound. Mr. Amilcar Ferrari sanded off the old finish, re-stained, and re-varnished them. They are now nicely restored and beautiful. Mr. Ferrari was quite pleasant and to work with. First he took t...Read more about Ferrari wood restoration Since 1980
    Porch Pro Headshot Mejia Nery painting
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    Serves San Francisco, California
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    We provide the best service around the Bay Area with more than a decade of experience
    We provide the best service around the Bay Area with more than a decade of experience
    Porch Pro Headshot XSPACE BUILDERS INC
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    Serves San Francisco, California
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    Porch Pro Headshot Coast Brushworks Painting and Decorating
    Painters
    Serves San Francisco, California
    Located in the Bay Area, Coast Brushworks is a California Licensed C-33 painting and decorating contractor and have been in business for the past 25 years. Our staff is fully experienced with safety training. Our workers are courteous, timely and highly skilled. Coast Brushworks is environmental...Read more about Coast Brushworks Painting and Decorating
    Located in the Bay Area, Coast Brushworks is a California Licensed C-33 painting and decorating contractor and have been in business for the past 25 years. Our staff is fully experienced with safety training. Our workers are courteous, timely and highly skilled. Coast Brushworks is environmental...Read more about Coast Brushworks Painting and Decorating
    Porch Pro Headshot James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro
    Painters
    Serves San Francisco, California
    James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro is a Plastering Contractor located in San Leandro, CA, 94577. We provide Plastering, Plaster Repair, Interior Plaster Repair and more. If you need Exterior Plaster Repair don't hesitate to call us now! Professional Plastering, Plastering Services, Plaster C...Read more about James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro
    James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro is a Plastering Contractor located in San Leandro, CA, 94577. We provide Plastering, Plaster Repair, Interior Plaster Repair and more. If you need Exterior Plaster Repair don't hesitate to call us now! Professional Plastering, Plastering Services, Plaster C...Read more about James Island Plastering, Inc. San Leandro
    Porch Pro Headshot HD PAINTING
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    Serves San Francisco, California
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    Serves San Francisco, California
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    Serves San Francisco, California

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