Top 10 House Painters in Wake Forest, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Premier Painting & Drywall Contractors LLC
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
"Jose and his crew at Premier Painting & Drywall were wonderful to work with, and more importantly, did a meticulous job with removing popcorn ceilings throughout our entire home. We purchased an older home (built in the 60's) and before moving in, we wanted to have all of the popcorn removed -- we ...Read more about Premier Painting & Drywall Contractors LLC
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"Jose and his crew at Premier Painting & Drywall were wonderful to work with, and more importantly, did a meticulous job with removing popcorn ceilings throughout our entire home. We purchased an older home (built in the 60's) and before moving in, we wanted to have all of the popcorn removed -- we ...Read more about Premier Painting & Drywall Contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot A&N Home Improvements and Repairs
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(40)
"Nick did an complete kitchen remodel on a 1981 kitchen. He basically gutted the room and put in new cabinets, flooring, windows, new molding, light fixtures as well as tile back splash. He also painted the walls including covering pine paneling on the lower half of the eating area. He did all the w...Read more about A&N Home Improvements and Repairs
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"Nick did an complete kitchen remodel on a 1981 kitchen. He basically gutted the room and put in new cabinets, flooring, windows, new molding, light fixtures as well as tile back splash. He also painted the walls including covering pine paneling on the lower half of the eating area. He did all the w...Read more about A&N Home Improvements and Repairs
Porch Pro Headshot FUENTES HOME SERVICES
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(56)
"Haram did an excellent job with my toilet repair. He explained what needed to be done and then did the repair in a timely, efficient manner. He is very personable and made the whole experience comfortable and easy. I would highly recommend him."
"Haram did an excellent job with my toilet repair. He explained what needed to be done and then did the repair in a timely, efficient manner. He is very personable and made the whole experience comfortable and easy. I would highly recommend him."
Porch Pro Headshot ARTrageous-ART.com
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(43)
"Jeanine was able to knock out a huge painting job for my client with little notice and exactly to our specifications. She was on time, super professional and open to suggestions. I'm so happy to have met her & can't wait to work with her again."
"Jeanine was able to knock out a huge painting job for my client with little notice and exactly to our specifications. She was on time, super professional and open to suggestions. I'm so happy to have met her & can't wait to work with her again."
Porch Pro Headshot WestPoint Designs LLC.
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(31)
"Mike was great tip work with on my kitchen remodeling project. He took his time, listened to what I envisioned for my kitchen and came up with wonderful ideas. My kitchen looks amazing and most of all he worked with my budget. I'm definitely recommending WestPoint Designs for any and all remodelin...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
"Mike was great tip work with on my kitchen remodeling project. He took his time, listened to what I envisioned for my kitchen and came up with wonderful ideas. My kitchen looks amazing and most of all he worked with my budget. I'm definitely recommending WestPoint Designs for any and all remodelin...Read more about WestPoint Designs LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Mother Hen Home Services
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(23)
"This family owned business has gone above and beyond helping me get my house ready to sell. They do what they say they are going to do within the time frame given and even did a few extras. The price was competitive and the work was quality. Everything from roof to carpet and crawl space updates - ...Read more about Mother Hen Home Services
"This family owned business has gone above and beyond helping me get my house ready to sell. They do what they say they are going to do within the time frame given and even did a few extras. The price was competitive and the work was quality. Everything from roof to carpet and crawl space updates - ...Read more about Mother Hen Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Rose Painting & Decorating, LLC
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(11)
"Rose Painting and Decorating, LLC has done numerous painting projects on our home in Clayton, NC with excellent quality of the work but also protecting items not to be painted. Their work also included prep work and wallboard repairs."
"Rose Painting and Decorating, LLC has done numerous painting projects on our home in Clayton, NC with excellent quality of the work but also protecting items not to be painted. Their work also included prep work and wallboard repairs."
Porch Pro Headshot Fresh Start Painting
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(6)
"Great experience! I am very satisfied with the finished project! Paint for You was very detail orientented, kept to schedule and made my rooms look brand new! Thanks for making my paint project stress-free! "
"Great experience! I am very satisfied with the finished project! Paint for You was very detail orientented, kept to schedule and made my rooms look brand new! Thanks for making my paint project stress-free! "
Porch Pro Headshot Dixie Paint Inc
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
For over 34 years Dixie Paint Inc., a family owned and operated business has been providing Triangle homeowners with high quality custom interior and exterior painting, power washing, and home repair services. We treat your home as if it were ours - maybe that's why we have so many repeat painting c...Read more about Dixie Paint Inc
For over 34 years Dixie Paint Inc., a family owned and operated business has been providing Triangle homeowners with high quality custom interior and exterior painting, power washing, and home repair services. We treat your home as if it were ours - maybe that's why we have so many repeat painting c...Read more about Dixie Paint Inc
Porch Pro Headshot JLZ Paint & Drywall
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Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, JLZ Paint & Drywall has established itself as the local leader in Home Remodeling Contractors, Painting Contractors and Drywall Contractors. When it comes to Home Remodeling Contractors, Painting Contractors and Drywall Contrac...Read more about JLZ Paint & Drywall
Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, JLZ Paint & Drywall has established itself as the local leader in Home Remodeling Contractors, Painting Contractors and Drywall Contractors. When it comes to Home Remodeling Contractors, Painting Contractors and Drywall Contrac...Read more about JLZ Paint & Drywall

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 Wake Forest Painters

91121

Did an awesome job remodeling my kitchen and bathroom!! Looks great and price was also a delight.

- Wes Glade
95064

Westpoint Designs did an awesome job on the home repair I needed. He was on time, completed on time, worked with me with my budget. If problems was encountered, after fully explaining what needed to be done, and getting approval and discussing price he ...

- Martha Brodie
91645

As we ascended the stairs in our home after coming back from our honeymoon, my wife and I were greeted with a living room makeover. It felt like we were on a TV show because of how overwhelmingly surprised we were. We received cornices in our living roo...

- Evroy Marrett
178166

JLZ is a professional company and do a great job! The owner will make sure you are happy.

- Troy Rountree
10288

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

Excellent

- Art Manning
10276

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

Every project that Rose Painting and Decorating, LLC has done for me has gone very smooth.

- Pete Bikas
16616

He is a great painter and will to work with you on the price

- Eva Cohn
44800

Very reliable, quick to respond and does great work.

- Gini Dumers
42315

Nick came out to help me with a sliding glass door that was no longer sliding. He kept in touch with me to let me know his time-frame and what time to expect him and was upfront about his fee and a fair estimate of how much time it would take to com...

500968

We were so fortunate to find Nick to build our deck. We were not sure what we wanted and he had great ideas. He built it from the ground up and used Trex. He is very professional and friendly. He is a perfectionist and made sure all the product was p...

- Laurie Watts
392490

Nick is an exceptional carpenter...we had our 25 year old wood deck refurbished with Trex composite boards and Trex rail system...I am particular, I want what I want...and Nick delivered! All supports were shored up and the deck looks like something out ...

- Victoria Klimek
76382

Nick did a great job on my above garage apartment remodel. He installed Pergo flooring as well as installed a new sink/vanity and corner shower. Nick's attention to detail ensuring all items were installed and assembled correctly was top notch. In addi...

- Rhonda Massey

Everything You Need to Know About Wake Forest House Painters

Can I browse unscreened Painters in Wake Forest?

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

  • Premier Painting & Drywall LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • On-A-Roll Paint Company:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Five Star Painting of Raleigh/Cary:
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

Who are the best Painters in Wake Forest?

We've found 50 painter providers that are available to you in Wake Forest.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some painter professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your painting services work than others. Talk to multiple painters before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for painting services work in Wake Forest, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • Pro Green Construction
    • Location: Wake Forest
    • Been in business since: 2000
  • RDH PAINT LLC.
    • Location: Wake Forest
    • Been in business since: 1996
  • Lyle Johnson Professional Painting
    • Location: Wake Forest

How many painters does Wake Forest have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Wake Forest to help you with your next painting services job.

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

All House Painters in Wake Forest, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Tru-Line Painting
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Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(40)
The Wake Forest, NC, painter you can rely on to do an efficient, thorough, neat, and professional job is available at locally owned and operated Tru-Line Painting & Pressure Washing. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to help you enjoy the look of your home, and we strive to ensure that each cus...Read more about Tru-Line Painting
The Wake Forest, NC, painter you can rely on to do an efficient, thorough, neat, and professional job is available at locally owned and operated Tru-Line Painting & Pressure Washing. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to help you enjoy the look of your home, and we strive to ensure that each cus...Read more about Tru-Line Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Tarheel Painting & Maintenance, Inc.
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
We have been in business since 1986 and provide the following services: Install windows/doors Texture removal Painting - Interior/Exterior Pressure washing Drywall repairs Rotten wood replacement Siding replacement Mold & mildew removal
We have been in business since 1986 and provide the following services: Install windows/doors Texture removal Painting - Interior/Exterior Pressure washing Drywall repairs Rotten wood replacement Siding replacement Mold & mildew removal
Porch Pro Headshot L M drywall & paint
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(6)
We are quality painters that are only satisfied if the customer is. We take pride in our work we use only the best materials. We have over 25 years of experience in this type of work.
We are quality painters that are only satisfied if the customer is. We take pride in our work we use only the best materials. We have over 25 years of experience in this type of work.
Porch Pro Headshot amt painting llc
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(3)
"Alonso painted our chalkboard wall, a few rooms, a bar area, the back deck, and a few chairs. In addition to doing an OUTSTANDING job on the paintwork, Alonso always kept his word, followed through, and charged a fair price. I appreciated that and would not hesitate to call him back when I need ad...Read more about amt painting llc
"Alonso painted our chalkboard wall, a few rooms, a bar area, the back deck, and a few chairs. In addition to doing an OUTSTANDING job on the paintwork, Alonso always kept his word, followed through, and charged a fair price. I appreciated that and would not hesitate to call him back when I need ad...Read more about amt painting llc
Porch Pro Headshot G. Cano Painting
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(1)
"Competitive prices and he did a great job. He showed up on time, did great work, and went the extra mile to make everything look great. He also cleaned up all materials and helped move furniture. I will definitely use this service again."
"Competitive prices and he did a great job. He showed up on time, did great work, and went the extra mile to make everything look great. He also cleaned up all materials and helped move furniture. I will definitely use this service again."
Porch Pro Headshot Hatfield Restoration LLC.
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
Hatfield Restoration, based in Louisburg, is a remodeling contractor. They offer kitchen, bathroom remodeling, decks, home improvement services, roofs as well as other services.
Hatfield Restoration, based in Louisburg, is a remodeling contractor. They offer kitchen, bathroom remodeling, decks, home improvement services, roofs as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Edison Construction & Creation
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
(2)
"ECC is our go to for any project that we have. Whether it's painting a room or doing a custom wood work project, Chris is up for the task. He is quick to respond and provides the most dependable work in Cary, NC. We highly recommend ECC! "
"ECC is our go to for any project that we have. Whether it's painting a room or doing a custom wood work project, Chris is up for the task. He is quick to respond and provides the most dependable work in Cary, NC. We highly recommend ECC! "
Porch Pro Headshot PAZ PAINTING
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Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Porch Pro Headshot ALC PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
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Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting of Raleigh, Durham, & Wake Forest
Painters
Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
We are a family owned residential interior & exterior painting company servicing the Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Clayton and Garner areas. We provide Five star quality without the Five star price, Our service is always clean, on time and on budget You pick the colors and we do the ...Read more about Five Star Painting of Raleigh, Durham, & Wake Forest
We are a family owned residential interior & exterior painting company servicing the Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Clayton and Garner areas. We provide Five star quality without the Five star price, Our service is always clean, on time and on budget You pick the colors and we do the ...Read more about Five Star Painting of Raleigh, Durham, & Wake Forest
Porch Pro Headshot L.i.painting Co
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Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
L.i. Painting Co. provides excellent service at a low price every time a job is presented. Our team works hard to get the job done right and in a timely manner!!!
L.i. Painting Co. provides excellent service at a low price every time a job is presented. Our team works hard to get the job done right and in a timely manner!!!
Porch Pro Headshot CHC Construction
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Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Mom & Sons
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Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Richard's Painting and Home Repair
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Serves Wake Forest, North Carolina

Latest projects near Wake Forest

Recent projects booked on Porch
Raleigh 27614
Trim Work
Start Date
Within a month
Install or repair
Installation
Location
Crown molding, Baseboards
Higher than 10ft
No
Already has materials
No, I would like the professional to assist in purchasing the materials
Raleigh 27614
Color Consulting
Service needed
Color Consulting
Start Date
I'm flexible
Wake Forest 27587
Drywall Repair
Comments from Customer
A small rectangle hole was cut to check on some plumbing and needs to be repaired in ceiling
Raleigh 27616
Drywall Repair
Comments from Customer
I would like to get an estimate for repairing water damaged drywall.
Wake Forest 27587
Fence and Outdoor Structure Painting
Start Date
Within a month
Project type
Painting
Painting location area
Outside
What needs to be painted
Fence
Fence length
101-200 feet
Fence height
6-8 feet
Fence construction material
Wood
Has fence previously been painted
No
Already purchased paint
No, but I know what I want