Top 10 House Painters in Utica, NY

Porch Pro Headshot AJ PAINTING
Painters
Serves Utica, New York
"Couldn't be happier with their work. Both John and David were nice and professional. They not only painted the house they also installed a ceiling fan with lights. Now when company comes to our new house I can no longer refer to it as the ugly blue and brown house. They transformed our house and ...Read more about AJ PAINTING
"Couldn't be happier with their work. Both John and David were nice and professional. They not only painted the house they also installed a ceiling fan with lights. Now when company comes to our new house I can no longer refer to it as the ugly blue and brown house. They transformed our house and ...Read more about AJ PAINTING
Porch Pro Headshot AA Painting and Decorating LLC
We have been in business since 1989. We have successfully painted many homes inside and out.
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We have been in business since 1989. We have successfully painted many homes inside and out.
Porch Pro Headshot More Than Mowing
Painters
Serves Utica, New York
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"More Than Mowing worked from early morning until dusk yesterday making sure our landscaping was perfect and up to their standards. They did a beautiful job and we would recommend them to others looking for hard workers who really want to get the job "done right". Thanks Elisha Abbe and Jeff!"
"More Than Mowing worked from early morning until dusk yesterday making sure our landscaping was perfect and up to their standards. They did a beautiful job and we would recommend them to others looking for hard workers who really want to get the job "done right". Thanks Elisha Abbe and Jeff!"
Porch Pro Headshot Cny commercial and residential construction inc
We specialize in all aspects of general contracting, from roof to basement, from interior to exterior and more! We have 40+ years of combined experience, with professional staff and affordable pricing. You name it, we do it.
We specialize in all aspects of general contracting, from roof to basement, from interior to exterior and more! We have 40+ years of combined experience, with professional staff and affordable pricing. You name it, we do it.
Porch Pro Headshot Patricks Home & Deck Restoration
Painters
Serves Utica, New York
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"Patrick has done deck work and painting for us twice in the last four years. He is personally on the job with his crew, and makes sure the work is done correctly and professionally. We have been more than satisfied with the work performed for us. I highly recommend this contractor."
"Patrick has done deck work and painting for us twice in the last four years. He is personally on the job with his crew, and makes sure the work is done correctly and professionally. We have been more than satisfied with the work performed for us. I highly recommend this contractor."
Porch Pro Headshot Colors Painting
Painters
Serves Utica, New York
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"We hired Colors to patch and paint 3 rooms (ceilings, wall and trim) prior to moving in. It was originally going to be a DYI project so we had the paint, but work schedules interfered. Colors was able to schedule quickly and worked hard through unusually hot/humid conditions to finish in time for...Read more about Colors Painting
"We hired Colors to patch and paint 3 rooms (ceilings, wall and trim) prior to moving in. It was originally going to be a DYI project so we had the paint, but work schedules interfered. Colors was able to schedule quickly and worked hard through unusually hot/humid conditions to finish in time for...Read more about Colors Painting
Porch Pro Headshot The Painter
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Serves Utica, New York
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Serves Utica, New York
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Porch Pro Headshot D.C.& H. Construction. Simon Farrar
Painters
Serves Utica, New York
(3)
"Simon renovated my friend's house and she recommended him highly, so I contacted him for a couple of small jobs at my house last fall. I have worked with many handymen and the biggest problem I had with most of them was that it is so difficult to get hold of them! Simon answered my calls and made...Read more about D.C.& H. Construction. Simon Farrar
"Simon renovated my friend's house and she recommended him highly, so I contacted him for a couple of small jobs at my house last fall. I have worked with many handymen and the biggest problem I had with most of them was that it is so difficult to get hold of them! Simon answered my calls and made...Read more about D.C.& H. Construction. Simon Farrar
Porch Pro Headshot HMB Services
Painters
Serves Utica, New York

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 Utica Painters

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I gave him $2500 to do some work at my Lake House. Unfortunately, after excuses and promises...he never delivered on the work that he would do for me. I asked him to give me the $2500 back...after 11 months and countless calls...he still has NOT given me ...

- Diane Cristiano
283277

While Jeff is a very pleasant person and probably does good work, the amount of time it takes for him to complete a project is beyond unacceptable. We hired him last August 31 to put up a fence around our pool. Eleven months later, the posts are in, but ...

- Rayna Schneider
226717

This man is an evil no good for nothing, that preys on the elderly, or anyone with money for that matter. He will ask for money down do a couple of things to make it look like he actually knows what he's doing, until it comes time to produce new material ...

- Marychristine Thurston
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He is a THIEF. I paid 6000 downpayment 3000 mid project Another 2000 And he stole my Home Depot Credit Card and spent 7000 And he did nothing at all He is violent too. I am afraid if this guy! If something happens to me or to my house in Little Falls ...

- Marcela Etchebeherr
182321

Poor communication, not timely, didn't follow through on committed timelines, and never called to say when timelines were changing.

- Jessica Manna
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I hired Jeff Luke last March to do major renovations to my new house. Luke insisted on receiving a large part of the cost if project up front in order to buy all the supplies needed. Luke said that the project would be finished in 3 weeks. I said more ...

- john lisa
226718

This man is an evil no good for nothing, that preys on the elderly, or anyone with money for that matter. He will ask for money down do a couple of things to make it look like he actually knows what he's doing, until it comes time to produce new material ...

- Marychristine Thurston
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We called for an estimate to have the exterior of our house painted. The estimator was very nice and easy to work with and once we compared the price to others in the area, we were a bit scared because of how much cheaper they were. After deciding to give...

- David Henderson
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I liked all jobs done by this person. I highly recommend him.

- Sungeun Kim
54796

Simon has built me the most beautiful and original porch that I can think about. We reviewed lots of designs and magazines on the subject and came up with the general principles of what I love and what I hate the most in a porch. The result is a porch whi...

- Dana Savici
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I have known Simon Farrar since 2013. Simon is an experienced carpenter (30+ years) with various skills of house renovation/remodeling. He has done the major updates of my house including basement renovation (drywall and drop ceiling, painting, and bathro...

- minjung seo
172300

These guys do excellent work , I highly reccommend them. Their work was professional and was done in a timely manner.

- June Whitbeck

Everything You Need to Know About Utica House Painters

Should I hire painters with lower ratings in Utica to save money?

The type of painter company that you should hire really depends on the difficulty and specifications of your project. Keep in mind that lower ratings could be a sign of unsuccessful jobs or simply that the professional or company has not done many jobs quite yet. Either way, you will still want to contact any Painters you are considering and inquire about their work history. There are plenty of great Painters in Utica that have very few or low ratings.

For example, right now in Utica there are:

  • 1 5-star rated companies/professionals

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

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

  • Cutting Edge Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 13472 and 13471
  • Powell's Professional Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 13163 and 13104
  • R W Miller Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 12205 and 12053

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

Who should I hire if I need Painting Services in Utica?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around Utica ready to help you with your painting services project.

  • percent of them have 5-star ratings, based on 8 customer reviews, while percent of them have 2-star ratings or lower, based on 8 customer reviews.

Below we've listed a few of the top Painters on Porch:

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