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A new paint job significantly upgrades a home's appearance, whether you're listing it for sale or just want a change. However, painting on your own is a time-consuming and draining job. Our guide profiles the best painting contractors in Carlsbad to help you select experts who can get the job done.

10 Best Painting Companies in Carlsbad

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 Carlsbad

4.6/5

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

Based on 171 reviews


3264 Grey Hawk Ct, Carlsbad, CA 92010

(760) 579-8594

certapro.com/carlsbad

Ryan & Sons Painting Co.

4.7/5

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

Based on 24 reviews


6570 Ambrosia Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011

(858) 444-7766

www.carlsbadhomepainter.com
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Dynamic Pro Painter

4.7/5

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

Based on 34 reviews


308 Island Way UNIT 3, Oceanside, CA 92058

(858) 289-1330

www.dynamicpropainter.com
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Coastal Colors Painting Company

4.7/5

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

Based on 37 reviews


7668 El Camino Real Suite 104-737, Carlsbad, CA 92009

(760) 274-5391

www.coastal-colors.com

SR Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 20 reviews


315 S Coast Hwy 101 suite 136, Encinitas, CA 92024

(858) 945-7059

www.paintingsandiegopro.com
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Majestic Touch Painting & Decorative Finishes

4.6/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


1454 Darwin Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056

(760) 419-4477

majestictouchpainting.com
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BL painting

4.6/5

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

Based on 34 reviews


108 Hannalei Dr, Vista, CA 92083

(760) 696-7947

bl-painting.business.site
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O-Side Painting

4.5/5

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

Based on 18 reviews


3766 Via Las Villas, Oceanside, CA 92056

(619) 370-9311

www.osidepainting.com
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Parker Painting

4.3/5

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

Based on 21 reviews


2930 Norman Strasse Rd Unit 114, San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 214-6279

www.parkerpainting.net
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Rogelio Llamas Painting

4.5/5

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

Based on 19 reviews


1305 Simpson Way Suite F, Escondido, CA 92029

(760) 224-8224

rockypaintingsd.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Most painting companies provide interior and exterior painting, plus additional services.

Interior Painting

Interior painting companies have the skills and training to aid you in picking out interior paints, textures, and finishes of paint and can explain the upkeep requirements of your selections. This helps you choose the right paint for your space. As part of the project, your provider will prime and paint cabinets, windows, door frames, trim, and moldings. Some (for an extra fee) will remove wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

Exterior Painting

Painting pros will begin exterior work by repairing weathering or damage, removing old paint, sealing leaks with caulk, and cleaning walls. They will then paint siding, window frames, trim, doors, decks, fences, and other outdoor features.

Additional Services

Qualified painting companies 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 Carlsbad

Below are some factors to consider when selecting which painting professional to hire:

  • Cost: Get price quotes from at least three painters. Be wary of any company that quotes a substantially cheaper rate than others.
  • Guarantees: Ensure that you get all guarantees in writing and that you know the scope and duration of coverage.
  • Paint types: Ask your paint pro to go over different paint options, including the positives and negatives of each, so you can make an informed decision. Some options are designed for specific priorities, such as weather-resistant or eco-friendly formulas.
  • 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 on a ladder or using power equipment. If your home was built before 1978, and you're worried about the possible presence of lead, you might look for a contractor who is licensed by the EPA to work with lead-based paint.
  • Reputation and reviews: Ask friends, family, and neighbors for references, and look up each painter you’re considering on the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also browse review sites such as Trustpilot or Google Reviews.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Carlsbad?

How much you'll pay to paint your house varies depending on its square footage, the type of paint, and when the job is scheduled. Paint companies typically charge higher prices during the summer. The standard cost of both interior and exterior home painting in Carlsbad is $0.85 to $3.40 per square foot. Most homes have more interior space than exterior space, which results in higher indoor painting costs compared to exterior painting costs. For a 2,000-square-foot home, expect to pay about $4,253 for exterior painting and anywhere from $1,701 to $6,804 for interior painting. Alternatively, local Carlsbad painters may charge anywhere from $18.05 to $30.08 per hour. Hourly rates may save you money, especially if you're bundling services. For example, if you get both your home’s exterior and interior painted at once, you’ll pay less overall than you would if you’d scheduled them separately.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Carlsbad

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