Top 10 House Painters in Wilmington, DE

Porch Pro Headshot CertaPro Painters of Delaware
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(154)
With every painting project, we're committed to providing the highest quality work and professional service in the area. Residential painting or commercial painting, we're dedicated to the process of certainty - of a job well done. Whatever your needs, big or small, CertaPro Painters of Newark will ...Read more about CertaPro Painters of Delaware
With every painting project, we're committed to providing the highest quality work and professional service in the area. Residential painting or commercial painting, we're dedicated to the process of certainty - of a job well done. Whatever your needs, big or small, CertaPro Painters of Newark will ...Read more about CertaPro Painters of Delaware
Porch Pro Headshot CertaPro Painters of Delaware
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(244)
Look no further than CertaPro Painters of Wilmington, DE in Georgetown, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
Look no further than CertaPro Painters of Wilmington, DE in Georgetown, a well-respected painting company known for their high-quality work and techniques.
Porch Pro Headshot SRO2 Handyman Services
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(185)
Outdoor lighting can make your patio or yard an excellent place to entertain at night. Call SRO2 llc Handyman Services in Grasonville, MD, rated 5 stars, to start your project!
Outdoor lighting can make your patio or yard an excellent place to entertain at night. Call SRO2 llc Handyman Services in Grasonville, MD, rated 5 stars, to start your project!
Porch Pro Headshot Bizzy B Handyman & Painting Services
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(13)
Why call multiple contracting company's when you only need one. Call Bizzy B Handyman & Painting Services Today. Quality service you can trust. Bizzybhandyman.com Our number one goal is to provide you with the dependable, quality service that you expect and deserve. With over 20 years of experi...Read more about Bizzy B Handyman & Painting Services
Why call multiple contracting company's when you only need one. Call Bizzy B Handyman & Painting Services Today. Quality service you can trust. Bizzybhandyman.com Our number one goal is to provide you with the dependable, quality service that you expect and deserve. With over 20 years of experi...Read more about Bizzy B Handyman & Painting Services
Porch Pro Headshot All in one Property Maintenance
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(2)
All in one Property Maintenance is here for you with skilled professional staff and quality service. We provide free and fair estimates with satisfactory work. Contact us today and let us be the source of your new project. Veteran Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured
All in one Property Maintenance is here for you with skilled professional staff and quality service. We provide free and fair estimates with satisfactory work. Contact us today and let us be the source of your new project. Veteran Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured
Porch Pro Headshot Premier Touch Painting
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(78)
📍 Newark, DE 📲 (302) 533-8530 Text us about your project! Book a free estimate below ⬇️ www.premiertouchpainting.com
📍 Newark, DE 📲 (302) 533-8530 Text us about your project! Book a free estimate below ⬇️ www.premiertouchpainting.com
Porch Pro Headshot Boates Brothers General Contracting LLC
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Boates Brothers General Contracting, LLC is fully licensed (PA Lic#097672 DE Lic#2015101025) insured and bonded. A family owned and operated general contracting business, Boates Brothers services Pennsylvania and Delaware providing residential and commercial general construction, design/build and re...Read more about Boates Brothers General Contracting LLC
Boates Brothers General Contracting, LLC is fully licensed (PA Lic#097672 DE Lic#2015101025) insured and bonded. A family owned and operated general contracting business, Boates Brothers services Pennsylvania and Delaware providing residential and commercial general construction, design/build and re...Read more about Boates Brothers General Contracting LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Custom Pro Painting
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(18)
Rocking a 5 rating, the painters at Custom Pro Painting in Elkton, MD can paint your home's interior or exterior to perfection.
Rocking a 5 rating, the painters at Custom Pro Painting in Elkton, MD can paint your home's interior or exterior to perfection.
Porch Pro Headshot Roberto Carpentry LLC
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(15)
I have more then 15 years on the business help people and doing the best work for my clients and I am more then happy to help and other people
I have more then 15 years on the business help people and doing the best work for my clients and I am more then happy to help and other people
Porch Pro Headshot T.B. Painting Pros
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(8)
For drywall installation and repair in the Galena area, T.B. Painting Pros boasts a 5-star rating for superior service and quality product.
For drywall installation and repair in the Galena area, T.B. Painting Pros boasts a 5-star rating for superior service and quality product.

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 Wilmington Painters

164117

They were very professional and did a great job building my room addition. Thank you Porch.

- Mike Kope
177335

very professional, quick, showed up on time and did all work as requested. Will use him for future projects

- David Turner
178571

I have a good experience with Roberto carpentry those people are very good doing the work project and carpentry my home looks great thank Roberto

- Roberto Zuniga
178570

I have a good experience working with this company Roberto is the best finish work in the area

- Roberto Zuniga
50286

While my project was out of their wheel house, they recommended a business partner for an estimate, which I received promptly. Very professional would use in the future.

- michelle ashendorf
147201

Very Professional! Hired Terrence to do some drywall repairs on my ceiling from a leak. They did a wonderful job repairing the damage. Very reliable and I’d recommend Bizzy b to family and friends.

- Teresa Hovey
173299

I seen all good reviews online so I called them up to get work done in my house. Take my advice, don't use this company. they made my walls worse than what they were. They have good customer service and on time and very clean, but they're not good paint...

- Tom Christmas
15036

Superior work at a fair price. Would highly recommended again and again. Thanks !

- Mike Ballard
15035

Extremely professional and curteous. Work was done quickly and they did a great job! I would definitely recommend them to family and friends

- Brian Hilderbrand
15048

S & S Painting did an amazing job on our house. We had oil based paint throughout which is extremely difficult to cover. They handled it beautifully! I cannot say enough good things.

- Rebecca Best
15038

James painted my bathroom and kitchen. Both James and his workers were professional, punctual, and respectful of our home. He did my bathroom first and it turned out so well I had him come back and do the kitchen a week later. I'm planing on doing some re...

- David Hoehn

Everything You Need to Know About Wilmington House Painters

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

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

  • Nicholas Miller Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 19898 and 19713
  • Brad&Tiffs Painting LLC:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 08029
  • Nice Guys Painting:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 19333, 19102 and 19806

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

How do I know that I found the right Painter in Wilmington for my painting services project?

Finding the right painter for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Painting Services in Wilmington so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right painter in Wilmington:

  • Are they properly licensed? Wilmington has 1 licensed Painters Pros.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 5 are A-rated in Wilmington.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the painter that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple painters pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

How does invoicing/payment work for most Painter projects in Wilmington?

Every project differs, but you should ask any painter for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any painting services work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for painters to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your painter project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the painter to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

All House Painters in Wilmington, DE

Porch Pro Headshot A Valente Painting
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Painting your home doesn't have to be hard. Make it easy by bringing in professional painters from A Valente Painting in Chesapeake City.
Painting your home doesn't have to be hard. Make it easy by bringing in professional painters from A Valente Painting in Chesapeake City.
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Painting Of New Castle and Bear
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware
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Your home is in good hands when you hire Five Star Painting Of Newark in the Willards area to paint the walls.
Your home is in good hands when you hire Five Star Painting Of Newark in the Willards area to paint the walls.
Porch Pro Headshot Regal Painting
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Regal Painting has been in business since 1975 and servicing Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. We are a licensed and insured who specialize in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial painting. Excellence has always been our top priority next to customer satisfaction.
Regal Painting has been in business since 1975 and servicing Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. We are a licensed and insured who specialize in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial painting. Excellence has always been our top priority next to customer satisfaction.
Porch Pro Headshot Perez Painting
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(3)
Here for your residential painting needs!
Here for your residential painting needs!
Porch Pro Headshot S & S Painting LLC
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(7)
Whether you need one room or the entire house painted, the 5-rated S & S Painting LLC in Fruitland, MD is more than capable of completing your painting tasks.
Whether you need one room or the entire house painted, the 5-rated S & S Painting LLC in Fruitland, MD is more than capable of completing your painting tasks.
Porch Pro Headshot European Painting Company INC.
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(5)
European Painting Company, a painting company in Greensboro, has an outstanding 5-star rating from customers.
European Painting Company, a painting company in Greensboro, has an outstanding 5-star rating from customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Tagliaferro's Painting and Contracting
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
(1)
The 5-star-rated Tagliaferro's Painting and Contracting in Pleasant Hills, MD will provide you with clean and even painting services.
The 5-star-rated Tagliaferro's Painting and Contracting in Pleasant Hills, MD will provide you with clean and even painting services.
Porch Pro Headshot Davinci Painting Services
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
With over 40 years of professional painting experience, Davinci Painting Services has the expertise and know how to guarantee full satisfaction with every project. We offer a comprehensive list of services and strive to provide competitive pricing with high end results. From residential interior and...Read more about Davinci Painting Services
With over 40 years of professional painting experience, Davinci Painting Services has the expertise and know how to guarantee full satisfaction with every project. We offer a comprehensive list of services and strive to provide competitive pricing with high end results. From residential interior and...Read more about Davinci Painting Services
Porch Pro Headshot Top Tier Remodeling
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
We are a small construction business that serves all of Delaware. Since starting out in 2017, we have always sought to be a professional and reliable company who cares more about the people we serve than we do about a bottom line. We specialize in any type of residential remodel, renovation, or re...Read more about Top Tier Remodeling
We are a small construction business that serves all of Delaware. Since starting out in 2017, we have always sought to be a professional and reliable company who cares more about the people we serve than we do about a bottom line. We specialize in any type of residential remodel, renovation, or re...Read more about Top Tier Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Ab's Professional Painting
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Is your home's appearance in need of an upgrade? Ab's Professional Painting in the Rising Sun area can help by painting the walls to match your style.
Is your home's appearance in need of an upgrade? Ab's Professional Painting in the Rising Sun area can help by painting the walls to match your style.
Porch Pro Headshot The Painting & Wallcovering Company
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Is your home in Berlin, MD and in need of a makeover? Contact The Painting & Wallcovering Company about their painting services to get started.
Is your home in Berlin, MD and in need of a makeover? Contact The Painting & Wallcovering Company about their painting services to get started.
Porch Pro Headshot Marlon Painting
Painters
Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Marlon Painting is a painting company that offers services such as wood staining, deck refinishing and other services. They are located in Mullica Hill.
Marlon Painting is a painting company that offers services such as wood staining, deck refinishing and other services. They are located in Mullica Hill.
Porch Pro Headshot Hollander Services
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware
Porch Pro Headshot JT Painting & Contractors, Inc
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Serves Wilmington, Delaware

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Wilmington 19803
Drywall Repair
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Drywall
Wilmington 19805
Trim Work
Service needed
Trim Work
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Within a month
Wilmington 19802
Lead Paint Inspection
Service needed
Lead Paint Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Wilmington 19802
Drywall Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Amount to repair
One area the size of a quarter or larger
Surfaces to repair
Both walls and ceilings
Any repair above 15ft
Yes
Wilmington 19802
Drywall Repair
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Living room ceiling repair from water damage from tub
Wilmington 19803
Drywall Repair
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I would like to get an estimate for crack in the ceiling porch and in the garage. Just need a drywall repair on the ceiling. These are small cracks. No heating system in these rooms. The home is approximately 45 years old.
Wilmington 19801
Drywall Repair
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Patching holes in thedrywall