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A fresh layer of paint significantly increases the curb appeal of your home, whether you plan to sell or simply want a change of scenery. However, doing a paint job alone requires a good deal of work and time. To connect with Berkeley's best painting companies, check out our best suggestions for your area.

10 Best Painting Companies in Berkeley

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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CertaPro Painters of Berkeley, CA

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 117 reviews


1940 Union St Unit 4, Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 981-0321

certapro.com/berkeley

STAHLSCHMIDT PAINTING & RESTORATION LLC

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 16 reviews


1446 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708

(510) 848-4040

www.stahlschmidt-painting.com
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SF Bay Murals

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 23 reviews


2743 Ninth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

(760) 803-8045

www.sfbaymurals.com
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EAG Painting & Decoration

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 27 reviews


1644 36th Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

(510) 901-5494

www.eagpainting.com

Lamorinda Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 17 reviews


3559 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549

(925) 890-0361

www.lamorindapainting.com
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Fresh View Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 16 reviews


1024 Second St, Lafayette, CA 94549

(925) 440-9393

freshviewpaint.com
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Prestige Custom Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 16 reviews


100 Pine St #1250, San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 240-1663

www.paintingcontractorsf.com

Bay Area Painter

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 16 reviews


550 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 361-3905

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MB Jessee Painting Inc.

4.4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 81 reviews


1552 Beach St ste g, Oakland, CA 94608

(855) 625-3773

www.mbjessee.com
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Omni Painting and Waterproofing Inc.

4/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 22 reviews


5495 Claremont Ave suite b, Oakland, CA 94618

(510) 654-3339

omnipainting.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Many painting companies offer both interior and exterior painting, plus other services.

Interior Painting

Interior painting companies have the expertise to help you select interior paints, textures, and finishes of paint and can explain the upkeep requirements of your selections. This helps you find the best paint for your space. As part of the project, your provider will prime and paint trim, door frames, windows, cabinets, and moldings. Some (for an added fee) will strip wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

Exterior Painting

Before exterior painting, painters mend weathering damage, strip old paint, seal any leaks with caulk, and wash the walls. They follow by painting window frames, decks, siding, doors, trim, fences, and additional outdoor areas.

Additional Services

Skilled painting crews with the right training and experience can also handle additional work, such as the following:

  • 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 Berkeley

When searching for a residential painting contractor, consider these key factors.

  • Cost: Get price ranges from at least three contractors. Use caution if one provider's estimates are significantly lower than others.
  • Guarantees: Make sure you get a written contract outlining any guarantees and that you know the scope and duration of coverage.
  • Paint types: Your painting company can guide you through the different paint choices and their advantages and disadvantages to help you pick the best one for your needs. Certain paint types, for instance, protect against weather damage more effectively or are better for the environment.
  • Qualifications: Painters who work on jobs valued at over $500 must be licensed by the California Contractors State License Board. To obtain this license, a contractor must have proof of experience and must have workers' compensation insurance if they have employees. Any contractor you hire should be properly bonded and insured, particularly if they’re working with power equipment or on ladders. If your home was built before 1978, and you're worried about the possible presence of lead, you may want to look for a contractor who is licensed by the EPA to work with lead-based paint.
  • Reputation and reviews: Get family and friends to provide references, or use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to review companies you’re considering. You can also read customer reviews on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Berkeley?

The price of professional painting work is influenced by the size of your home, the paint types chosen, and the season. Most painters increase their rates during the summer due to increased demand. Both interior and exterior painting jobs typically cost between $0.92 and $3.69 per square foot. Most homes have more interior surface area than exterior surface area, which means the cost to paint inside will be more expensive than the cost to paint outside. The average price to paint a 2,000-square-foot home in Berkeley is $4,607 for exterior work and $1,843 to $7,371 for interior work. Berkeley's local painters may offer alternative rates from $20.37 to $33.96 per hour. Getting interior and exterior painting bundled together may mean lower overall costs than if you'd split them into separate projects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Berkeley

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