Top 10 House Painters in San Jose, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Osorio Handyman Service
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
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Porch Pro Headshot C&S Painting
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
C&S Painting has been in business striving to exceed our clients' expectations for almost 20 years. Through our commitment to excellence and quality, we have grown from a one-man painting shop to an unmatched force in the construction industry. Our company is fully insured and licensed, so you can...Read more about C&S Painting
C&S Painting has been in business striving to exceed our clients' expectations for almost 20 years. Through our commitment to excellence and quality, we have grown from a one-man painting shop to an unmatched force in the construction industry. Our company is fully insured and licensed, so you can...Read more about C&S Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Color Pros Inc
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
(39)
"Color Pros prepped and painted my mobile home in one day and did a beautiful job. I am extremely happy with the work Color Pros did and I would gladly recommend Color Pros. The painters are very polite and eager to please."
"Color Pros prepped and painted my mobile home in one day and did a beautiful job. I am extremely happy with the work Color Pros did and I would gladly recommend Color Pros. The painters are very polite and eager to please."
Porch Pro Headshot Balderas Painting
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
(17)
HELLO! THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO LOOK AT MY PROFILE. I OWN MY OWN FAMILY OPERATED PAINTING BUSINESS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS. I DO INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING, STAIN, DRYWALL, REMOVE POPCORN CEILING, AND TEXTURE. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY PAGE FOR PICTURES OF SOME OF...Read more about Balderas Painting
HELLO! THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO LOOK AT MY PROFILE. I OWN MY OWN FAMILY OPERATED PAINTING BUSINESS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE PAINTING BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS. I DO INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING, STAIN, DRYWALL, REMOVE POPCORN CEILING, AND TEXTURE. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY PAGE FOR PICTURES OF SOME OF...Read more about Balderas Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Artistech Painting Inc
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
(43)
Artistech Painting Inc is a painting company that provides deck refinishing, trim work and more. We serve the greater San Jose area.
Artistech Painting Inc is a painting company that provides deck refinishing, trim work and more. We serve the greater San Jose area.
Porch Pro Headshot Nicks Painting and Handyman
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
(13)
"We can't recommend Nick's Painting and Handyman highly enough. His bid was eminently more reasonable than the first painters we dealt with! More importantly, he was so thorough in his work. No painter's holidays, and nothing to clean up when he was done. The quality of the interior paint job he di...Read more about Nicks Painting and Handyman
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"We can't recommend Nick's Painting and Handyman highly enough. His bid was eminently more reasonable than the first painters we dealt with! More importantly, he was so thorough in his work. No painter's holidays, and nothing to clean up when he was done. The quality of the interior paint job he di...Read more about Nicks Painting and Handyman
Porch Pro Headshot Solid Builders
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
(32)
The Solid Builders Company is dedicated to you, our client. We bring quality reliability and speed to your home improvement project. Our Goal is to exceed expectationsand provide you with an enjoyable, stress-free experience. We build relationships! Looking forward to working with you, Solid Bui...Read more about Solid Builders
The Solid Builders Company is dedicated to you, our client. We bring quality reliability and speed to your home improvement project. Our Goal is to exceed expectationsand provide you with an enjoyable, stress-free experience. We build relationships! Looking forward to working with you, Solid Bui...Read more about Solid Builders
Porch Pro Headshot Basurto Painting
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
Basurto Painting LLC is offering Residential Exterior Painting and Interior Painting Services. We paint houses all over the Bay Area and beyond: Watsonville, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo ...Read more about Basurto Painting
Basurto Painting LLC is offering Residential Exterior Painting and Interior Painting Services. We paint houses all over the Bay Area and beyond: Watsonville, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo ...Read more about Basurto Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Serene Home Improvement
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
Serene Home Improvement San Jose, CA, 95110 (408) 449-2714 Serene Home Improvement provides bathroom and kitchen remodeling services in San Jose, CA and surrounding areas.Call us now for more information! remodeling company, home remodeling, remodeler, home remodeler, kitchen remodeling Tamien, CA ...Read more about Serene Home Improvement
Serene Home Improvement San Jose, CA, 95110 (408) 449-2714 Serene Home Improvement provides bathroom and kitchen remodeling services in San Jose, CA and surrounding areas.Call us now for more information! remodeling company, home remodeling, remodeler, home remodeler, kitchen remodeling Tamien, CA ...Read more about Serene Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot New Era Builders
Painters
Serves San Jose, California
Hello I offer my handyman services to the Bay Area with great construction background and remodeling experience. Offering great pricing and will work with your budget. Roofing Tile / laminate flooring Sheetrock repair & installation Paint interior & exterior Lighting fixtures & outlets
Hello I offer my handyman services to the Bay Area with great construction background and remodeling experience. Offering great pricing and will work with your budget. Roofing Tile / laminate flooring Sheetrock repair & installation Paint interior & exterior Lighting fixtures & outlets

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 Jose Painters

178295

Toby and his teams excellent work on repainting our family home may make us customers for life. Job well done!

- Francine Ward
158296

Armando Came and fixed drywall and painted my living room and bedrooms, excellent work, very clean and professional, will highly recommend and hire for future works.

- Napoleon Ayala
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Great Service , Affordable pricing, very professional and clean. will highly recommend

- Napoleon Ayala
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Ramon and Color Pros did a fabulous job. Very fast and professional. After they cleaned-up other than fresh paint you would not have known they were here. I would definitely use them again recamind them very highly, *****

- Roger Mahugh
46724

We required whole house exterior and interior painting to complete our recent home addition. We prefer owner operated businesses which have a personal stake in their company's reputation over franchise or larger companies. Having gone through a couple of...

- sue DO
46665

Very pleased with Ramon and his crew from Color Pros, Inc. After two neighbors had Color Pros paint their homes, we decided this is the company for us. We were pleased with the color selection process, the prep work, the quick and thorough painting of our...

- Stacy Dorsey
46680

Over the years, we have worked with many painting compaines big and small and after working with Ramon at Colorpros, i have to say he is by far the best painter we have worked with. working with the owner is always a huge plus for me and it proved valuabl...

- ricky chu
56286

Color Pros did a terrific job in painting our homes exterior.

- Bruce Eller
46473

Ramon was trememdously helpful to us in choosing the color scheme for our ranch style house that had not had a change in color for over 30 years. Then he and is crew completed all of the prep work and painting in an amazingly fast, neat, clean and perfec...

- George Clause
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Color Pros painted our Neighbor's house and when finished it looked like a brand new "different" house. Ramon came to our home to give us an estimate and was very helpful with the color selection and identifying the repairs we needed to complete prior t...

- David Pharr
50106

I hired John Dariano with Artistech Painting to paint our San Francisco and San Jose offices. He was very professional and completed the jobs in a timely and detailed manner. Our offices look amazing and I would recommend his company to anyone looking fo...

- Jackie Schuyler
50193

Re: Artistech Painting To all the hardworking men and women at Artistech Painting. We would like to extend a thank you for the quality and professionalism that we received from all of you. From the beginning of the process to completion you made it easy ...

- John Scalmanini

Everything You Need to Know About San Jose House Painters

Painting Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to painters available in San Jose?

If you’ve determined that painting services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to painting services, we can still help you find the right professional in San Jose.

San Jose has 50 painter professionals that can help you with your painting services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific painters-pros in San Jose.

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  • 95127: 1 Painters.
  • 95050: 2 Painters.
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    Right now there are about 50 companies in and around San Jose ready to help you with your painting services project.

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            Porch Pro Headshot Best Area Home Improvements
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            Best Area Home Improvements is a quality-focused business serving the San Jose area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations. We have over 19 years of experience to bring to you and your home. check reviews and history at https://www.yelp.com/biz/bes...Read more about Best Area Home Improvements
            Best Area Home Improvements is a quality-focused business serving the San Jose area. We are a licensed General Contractor ready to solve your needs beyond your expectations. We have over 19 years of experience to bring to you and your home. check reviews and history at https://www.yelp.com/biz/bes...Read more about Best Area Home Improvements
            Porch Pro Headshot Lara Painting
            Painters
            Serves San Jose, California
            Lara Painting is a passion turned into business. Our mission is to help everyone make their home as unique and special as they are.
            Lara Painting is a passion turned into business. Our mission is to help everyone make their home as unique and special as they are.
            Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Painting
            Painters
            Serves San Jose, California
            When you want a company that doesn't leave a mess and gets the job done on time you hire us. Our Company is an established 5 star company our goal is to make our customer very satisfied our professionals stride to make there work to perfection.we like to work within the customer budget, give us a t...Read more about Affordable Painting
            When you want a company that doesn't leave a mess and gets the job done on time you hire us. Our Company is an established 5 star company our goal is to make our customer very satisfied our professionals stride to make there work to perfection.we like to work within the customer budget, give us a t...Read more about Affordable Painting
            Porch Pro Headshot K&A construction
            Painters
            Serves San Jose, California
            With over 10 yrs of experience, we take pride in offering you the best service for your project. We specialize in making your dream a reality for your home, so feel free to ask for a free estimate, and don't forget to ask about our special discounts.
            With over 10 yrs of experience, we take pride in offering you the best service for your project. We specialize in making your dream a reality for your home, so feel free to ask for a free estimate, and don't forget to ask about our special discounts.
            Porch Pro Headshot Coast Brushworks Painting and Decorating
            Painters
            Serves San Jose, 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
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            Serves San Jose, 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 Enterprise Painting
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            Enterprise Painting, based in San Jose, is a painting company that offers 23 years of experience. They provide deck weatherproofing, deck staining, custom painting finish and more.
            Enterprise Painting, based in San Jose, is a painting company that offers 23 years of experience. They provide deck weatherproofing, deck staining, custom painting finish and more.
            Porch Pro Headshot HD PAINTING
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            Porch Pro Headshot Proactive Painting
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            We are a painting company with over 10 years experience in the trade. We offer a warranty on all of our services to our  clients. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority!
            We are a painting company with over 10 years experience in the trade. We offer a warranty on all of our services to our  clients. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority!
            Porch Pro Headshot Citywide Pro Painting
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            We like small projects to meet your vision and budget.
            We like small projects to meet your vision and budget.
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            San Jose 95121
            Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
            Start Date
            I'm flexible
            What needs to be painted
            Deck, patio or porch
            Painted item
            Deck
            SQFT of painted area
            300-500 sq. ft.
            Painted material
            Wood
            Has structure previously been painted
            No
            Already purchased paint
            No, and I want the pro to recommend
            San Jose 95128
            Interior Plastering
            Start Date
            Within a month
            Rooms to plaster
            Bathroom, Living room, family room, or entertainment room, Bedroom
            Surfaces to plaster
            Both walls and ceilings
            Subsurface or backing already installed
            Yes, subsurface or backing is already installed
            Subsurface or backing material
            Sheetrock or drywall
            Desired finish texture
            Light texture
            San Jose 95119
            Stucco
            Service needed
            Stucco
            Start Date
            Within a week
            San Jose 95133
            Drywall Repair
            Start Date
            I'm flexible
            Amount to repair
            One or more minor repairs
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            Walls
            Any repair above 15ft
            Yes