There are many factors that affect the cost of house painting—including, but not limited to, size, required prep, and desired color(s). Since many people have questions about how much it costs to have a house painted in San Diego, we’ve put together pricing pages, which will give you a general estimate of the cost involved. We’ve included price ranges for interior painting, exterior painting, and kitchen cabinet painting, which are our three most popular services.
If you would like an exact written quote, contact us to make an appointment. At your in-home appointment, one of our estimators will take measurements, get some other details on your project, and answer any questions you may have about the process or about our company specifically.
As you get price estimates from various house painting companies in San Diego, it’s important that you compare “apples-to-apples.” Don’t just automatically go with the lowest bid. A painter giving you a low bid may be cutting corners by using lower quality paint or by not doing the needed prep work to ensure that your paint job comes out the way you want it. They also may not be licensed, bonded, and insured, which is required of all legitimate painting companies in California.
At PaintGreen, we only use top-quality paint and do all the necessary work to make sure your paint job looks great and lasts for many years. We are licensed as a C33 Painting Contractor with the Contractors State License Board (License #894102), and carry all of the required insurance and bonds.
Make sure you ask lots of questions of any painting company you are considering working with, so you get the service and the quality work you are looking for!
The exact answer to this question depends on our current workload, but typically, a PaintGreen crew can start your house painting project a few weeks after you receive your written estimate and sign the contract with us. However, if you need your house painted right away, like if your home is going on the market in the near future, let us know. We will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.
We do our best to not make any of our customers wait too long to get their houses painted, even when we are busy. We are able to do this because all of our crew members are trained to work efficiently and they put in full work days. However, in particularly busy seasons, there may be a bit of a wait before we can get to your home. But we promise we are worth the wait! We do the job right and make sure every customer is completely satisfied with our work. Don’t settle for a house painting company that you’re not completely comfortable with just so you can get the job done quicker.
When you call to book your initial appointment, let us know what your preferred timeline is and we can likely tell you at that time if we will be able to accommodate it.
We know there are a lot of house painters and painting companies in San Diego that you can choose from, but we believe we stand out from the others for several important reasons. First of all, our company is licensed, bonded, and insured. This protects you as a consumer and lets you know that we have gone through the proper steps to establish ourselves as a legitimate business. Second, we use only high-quality paint and offer low and no-VOC options to our customers. We also employ other environmentally friendly business practices. In addition, we are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. In fact, we have won several awards for excellence in customer service.
We never cut corners. Instead, we go the extra mile to make sure your paint job looks great and will last for many years! All of our painters are highly trained and will treat your home and property with respect.
Many of our jobs come from referrals from past customers, which means our customers were so happy with our work that they recommended us to their family, friends, and neighbors. We also have outstanding customer reviews on sites like Yelp and Google, so you don’t just have to take our word for it—you can read what others have to say about our work and their experience with the PaintGreen team.
With everything mentioned above, you might expect that we would be one of the most expensive painting companies in San Diego, but our prices are actually very competitive.
When you contact us, we’ll start by scheduling an in-home consultation. At that meeting, we’ll ask you questions about your project, take measurements, and help you select colors (if needed). We’ll answer any questions you may have about our company and the painting process, and provide you with a written quote for the work you need done.
Once you agree to the written estimate, we’ll schedule your job for a time that works for you. Before any work begins, the job site manager will review everything with you to make sure everyone is on the same page. We’ll also keep you in the loop with daily communication throughout the project. We believe communication is key to the success of a project!
Your walls or cabinets will be properly prepped to ensure your paint job lasts as long as possible. We will also take great care in protecting your floors and furnishings (for interior painting projects) and your plants and hardscape (for exterior painting projects). At the end of each day, our crew will tidy up to a “broom clean” standard, and at the completion of the project, we will do a thorough cleanup.
Your job site manager will do a walkthrough with you to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the work we performed.
VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. They are harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, ammonia, and ethylene glycol that are found in many standard household paints. These chemicals are what create that “new paint smell” that can cause headaches, dizziness, and trouble breathing for people with asthma or other respiratory problems. VOCs have also been linked to certain types of cancers.
The majority of the chemicals dissipate as the paint dries, but some stick around and take several years to fully stop off-gassing. All the while, you and your family are breathing them in daily!
Fortunately, there are many high-quality, low and no-VOC paint options in San Diego, made by such respected manufacturers as Dunn Edwards and Sherwin-Williams. These products greatly reduce the amount of toxins that are released into your home, when compared to traditional paint. What is more, these eco-friendly paint options are also durable and provide great coverage! You don’t have to sacrifice quality when going with low or no-VOC paint for your home. Using low and no-VOC paint is truly a win-win!
If you’ve never considered low or no-VOC paint for your home, ask a PaintGreen team member for more details at your in-home consultation.
First and foremost, it’s important to look for a San Diego house painting company that is licensed, bonded, and insured. Hiring a licensed and bonded company gives you some recourse if the job isn’t completed, and using a company with insurance means that if anyone is injured, or if any damage is done to your property, you are not liable for the associated costs. You can check the status of a company by visiting the Contractors State License Board’s website. You can also find out how long a company has been in business on that same website.
Second, you want to find out who will be doing the actual painting at your home. Are they employees of the company or subcontractors? Have they been trained in proper house painting methods and in how to property protect your floors, furnishings, and landscaping? These are questions you definitely want to know the answers to before you hire a San Diego house painting company!
Third, ask about what type of paint they use. Some painting companies will try to save on costs by using lower-quality paint. Make sure you ask what type of paint will be used for your project and then do some research on its quality. If it’s important that low or no-VOC paint be used in your home, ask if they offer that option.
Of course, you’ll also want to compare prices among several painting companies, but don’t let price be the only determining factor in which company you choose. It’s important to take things like experience, quality, and reputation into consideration. As the saying goes, “Cheap work is never good, and good work is never cheap.”
Reading online reviews on third-party sites like Yelp, Google, and Facebook is a great way to get a good idea of the type of service and the quality of work you can expect to receive from a company. For the most part, online reviews are accurate and useful. When reading them, look for patterns. If more than a few people comment on how great a company’s customer service is, it’s likely true. Conversely, if you see the same complaints over and over, they’re also probably true.
Very few companies will receive unanimous positive ratings. Sometimes things slip through the cracks or other times a customer is just impossible to please no matter what a company does to try to make things right. Don’t automatically discount a company if they receive a rare negative review. Look at the big picture. If the company takes the opportunity to respond to a negative review, that response will usually be very telling. Do they offer to fix the issue, or are they defensive or accusatory? A good company will go above and beyond to turn an unhappy customer into a satisfied one.
Online reviews can be useful in helping you narrow down which San Diego painting companies you call for an estimate. Then, once you have met with a few companies, you can decide which one to hire based on things like experience, price, the type of paint they use, and the overall impression you get from the company’s representative. Remember, the company you hire will be on your property or in your house for an extended period of time. Make sure you hire a painting company you feel like you can trust!
Kitchen cabinet painting has become very popular in the last several years. As such, many San Diego house painting companies have added it to their list of services. While many companies offer it, not all specialize in it. The process of painting kitchen cabinets is a bit different than painting walls, and requires a few more steps for the job to be done well.
Kitchen cabinets should be thoroughly cleaned, degreased, and sanded before any paint is applied. All of the doors and drawer fronts should be removed. The right type of paint sprayer should be used, as well as the right type of paint, so a smooth finish is achieved.
Proper prep and using the right type of products can be the difference between a great paint job and an inferior one. A great paint job will last for many years, even with everyday use. The last thing you want to do is invest in kitchen cabinet painting, only to have the paint start to chip shortly after it’s done.
PaintGreen specializes in kitchen cabinet painting. We use only durable, high-quality paint and have invested in the best paint sprayers for the job. Our painters are also highly trained in this type of painting and will expertly mask off your kitchen prior to painting to protect your floors, walls, and countertops from overspray.