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Written By Callie Marsalisi|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

A fresh coat of paint can improve a home's appearance, whether you're getting ready to sell or simply want a change. However, painting requires a lot of effort and time. We put together a list of the top painting professionals in Decatur to help you find an expert who can get the job done.

5 Best Painters in Decatur, AL

Gonzalez Painting LLC 256-257-2071 Logo

Gonzalez Painting LLC 256-257-2071

4.4/5
Based on 58 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Interior PaintingExterior PaintingDrywall

Highlights

  • Clear pricing policy
  • Free quote
  • Accessible customer support team
1102 B 4th Ave Se, Decatur, AL 256-257-2071 gonzalezpaintingal.com
Anthony’s Painting Logo

Anthony’s Painting

4.7/5
Based on 33 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CabinetsDrywallInterior PaintingExterior PaintingPower Washing

Highlights

    25801 Huntsville Brownsferry Rd, Madison, AL 256-690-9958 anthonyspaintingal.com
    Wall Design Painting Logo

    Wall Design Painting

    4.7/5
    Based on 26 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    DrywallInterior Painting

    Highlights

    • Accessible customer support team
    • Prompt service delivery
    • Clear pricing policy
    1802 Us Hwy 72 E Suite F, Athens, AL 256-345-1464 walldesignpro.com
    Five Star Painting of Huntsville Logo

    Five Star Painting of Huntsville

    4.6/5
    Based on 133 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Exterior PaintingInterior PaintingCabinets

    Highlights

    • Accessible customer support team
    • Informative resources
    • Prompt service delivery
    1874 Slaughter Rd Suite A, Madison, AL 256-380-5973 fivestarpainting.com

    More Local Painting Companies

    Matthew's Painting

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    4010 Troy Swasey Blvd SW
    Huntsville, AL 35805

    Alvarez Painting Inc

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    3903 Troy Swasey Blvd SW
    Huntsville, AL 35805

    Higher Painting LLC, Professional Painting

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    4509 Triana Blvd SW
    Huntsville, AL 35805

    Sebastian's Painting Inc. Quality Painters

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    2908 2nd Ave NW
    Huntsville, AL 35805

    Color Life Painting Company

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    2021 Wooddale Dr NE
    Huntsville, AL 35801

    Straight Line Painting

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    3831 Ready Section Rd
    Ardmore, AL 35739

    Mark Forsythe's Painting

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    304 Rivermont Rd
    Florence, AL 35634

    DzM Pro Services, LLC

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1206 Highpoint Rd
    Albertville, AL 35950

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    Facts about Decatur
    Average Max Temp:70°F
    Average Min Temp:53°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:58%
    Average Painting Cost Per Foot:$0.83
    Median Year Houses Built:1984

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    Services Offered by Professional Painters

    Most professional painting services provide both interior and exterior painting, as well as extra services.

    Interior Painting

    Professional interior painters can assist you in deciding on interior paint types, textures, and finishes, and can educate you on care requirements to figure out what works best where. They'll prep, prime, and paint trim, moldings, door frames, cabinets, and windows. Some professionals provide wallpaper or textured finish removal for an extra fee.

    Exterior Painting

    Professional painters will begin exterior work by fixing weathering or damage, removing old paint, sealing leaks with caulk, and cleaning walls. They will then paint trim, doors, decks, window frames, siding, fences, and other outdoor areas.

    Additional Services

    Experienced painting contractors may also provide the following additional services, depending on their experience:
    • Concrete staining
    • Crown molding installation and repair
    • Drywall and plaster repair
    • Popcorn ceiling removal
    • Pressure washing
    • Wallpaper hanging or removal

    How To Choose a Painter in Decatur

    As you compare house painting services, consider these key factors.
    • Cost: Ask for estimates from at least three contractors. Be cautious if one installer's rates are much lower than others.
    • Guarantees: Make sure you get all guarantees in writing, and that you understand the scope and duration of coverage.
    • Paint types: Have your contractor walk you through paint options and related advantages and disadvantages to ensure you choose the right kind for your project. Some paints, for example, withstand weather damage better than others or are more eco-friendly.
    • Qualifications: Alabama doesn't require a specific painter's license for most residential painting jobs, but you should make sure that your painter has a valid business license from the Department of Revenue. Always make sure your painter is properly bonded and insured, especially if they’re working on a ladder or using power equipment. If your home was built prior to 1978, and you're concerned about the presence of lead, consider looking for a contractor who is certified by the Alabama Department of Public Health to work with lead-based paint.
    • Reputation and reviews: Obtain references from family, friends, and neighbors, or check out the Better Business Bureau (BBB) profiles of local painting companies. You can also read customer reviews on websites such as Google Reviews or Trustpilot.

    How Much Does Painting Cost in Decatur?

    The price to paint your home will depend on your home’s square footage, the paint you pick, and the month. Painters typically bill more in the busy summer season. The average price for both interior and exterior house painting in Decatur is $0.83 to $3.32 per square foot. Most homes have more interior space than exterior space, which leads to higher indoor painting expenses compared to exterior painting costs. For a 2,000-square-foot home, expect to pay about $4,152 to paint the exterior, and anywhere from $1,661 to $6,644 to paint the interior. Alternatively, painters in Decatur may charge you an hourly rate between $17.39 and $28.99. Bundling services will usually reduce costs. If you schedule exterior and interior painting concurrently rather than as separate projects, you’ll likely pay less in total.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Painting in Decatur

    How long does painting a room/house take?

    It generally takes between four and six hours to paint a 12-foot-by-12-foot room, which includes prep work, priming, painting, and cleaning. Multiply this estimate by the number of rooms you want to paint to figure out how long painting your house will take.

    Should you tip professional house painters?

    You're not normally expected to tip painters, but many people choose to offer a small tip or a positive review for good service. You can also offer snacks and drinks while the crew is working.

    Can you negotiate with professional painters?

    You may be able to negotiate with painting professionals, particularly if your timeline is flexible or if you've gotten multiple quotes to compare. If you plan to negotiate, remember to be friendly and polite.

    Is hiring a professional painter worth it?

    Yes, it's worth it to get a professional painter. While there are many painting jobs you can handle yourself, a professional will get you better results in less time.

    What should a painting quote include?

    Painting quotes should include a list of surfaces that need to be prepared and painted, the approximate sizes of those surfaces, the cost of materials, and the cost of labor.

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