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Written By Callie Marsalisi|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home's appearance, whether you're preparing to sell or just want a new look. However, painting is an exhausting and time-consuming project. Our guide will show you the best painting companies in the Modesto area to help you find specialists who can get the job done.

5 Best Painters in Modesto, CA

Next Level Painting Logo

Next Level Painting

Based on 37 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Power WashingCabinetsDrywallInterior PaintingExterior Painting


  • Clear pricing policy
  • Informative resources
  • Free quote
903 Kansas Ave #e, Modesto, CA 209-846-0828 nextlevelpainting209.com
ONE in all painting Logo

ONE in all painting

Based on 21 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CabinetsPower WashingExterior PaintingInterior Painting


    905 Acacia St, Modesto, CA 209-740-3116 oneinallpainting.com
    Solano's Painting Company Logo

    Solano's Painting Company

    Based on 44 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Interior Painting


    • Free quote
    • Prompt service delivery
    • Clear pricing policy
    1053 Bewley Ave, Modesto, CA 209-227-9709 solanos-painting-company.business.site
    Alvarado Brothers Painting LLC Logo

    Alvarado Brothers Painting

    Based on 26 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    DrywallInterior PaintingExterior PaintingPower Washing


    • Accessible customer support team
    • Clear pricing policy
    • Free quote
    1617 Colima Ave, Modesto, CA 209-672-9782 alvarado-brotherpainting.com

    More Local Painting Companies

    Best Bros Painting

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5749 Hulen Ave
    Modesto, CA 95356

    Rodin Painting

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    3705 Wilmington Way
    Modesto, CA 95357

    Joaquin Painting Inc

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1004 Carver Rd
    Modesto, CA 95350

    Mirage Painting, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    2930 Geer Rd PMB 164
    Turlock, CA 95382

    Terrell Painting, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    3602 Mars Way Suite 101
    Tracy, CA 95377

    New View Painting Inc

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    2348 Zinfandel Dr
    Livingston, CA 95334

    Minaya painters

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    8575 Kelley Dr
    Stockton, CA 95209

    Tapia’s Handyman services

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    680 Woodbridge Ct
    Los Banos, CA 93635

    Straitline Home Repair

    User Reviews: 4.1/5 

    1615 Barkley Ln
    Lodi, CA 95242

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    Facts about Modesto
    Average Max Temp:76°F
    Average Min Temp:54°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:69%
    Average Painting Cost Per Foot:$0.86
    Median Year Houses Built:1978

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    Services Offered by Professional Painters

    Most painting companies offer both interior and exterior painting, as well as additional services.

    Interior Painting

    Interior painting companies have the expertise to help you choose interior paints, textures, and finishes of paint and can answer questions about the upkeep requirements of your selections. This helps you find the right paint for your space. As part of the project, your provider will prep and paint cabinets, door frames, trim, windows, and moldings. Some (for an additional fee) will remove wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

    Exterior Painting

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

    Additional Services

    Painting contractors may also offer the following services, depending on their expertise:
    • 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 Modesto

    When searching for a house painting service, consider these key factors.
    • Cost: Get estimates from a few companies before deciding. Be cautious if one company gives substantially lower estimates than others.
    • Guarantees: Ensure that you get all guarantees in writing and that you understand the scope and duration of coverage.
    • Paint types: Ask your painting contractor to explain paint selections in detail, including the positives and negatives of each. This will help you determine the best option for your project. Some paints have better weather resistance or use more environmentally 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, especially 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, consider looking for a contractor who is licensed by the EPA to work with lead-based paint.
    • Reputation and reviews: Ask friends and neighbors for references, and look up each contractor you’re considering on the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check ratings on review sites such as Trustpilot or Google Reviews.

    How Much Does Painting Cost in Modesto?

    The price of professional painting work is influenced by the dimensions of your home, the paint categories chosen, and the season. Most painters increase their rates during the summer due to increased demand. The typical cost of both interior and exterior painting is about $0.86 to $3.44 per square foot. Since most homes have greater interior than exterior space, painting the interior typically costs more than painting the exterior. For a 2,000-square-foot home in Modesto, expect to pay around $4,304 to paint the exterior and $1,722 to $6,886 to paint the interior. Alternatively, painters in Modesto may charge anywhere from $18.39 to $30.64 per hour. Hourly prices may save you money if you choose to bundle 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 the projects separately.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Painting in Modesto

    How long does painting a room/house take?

    It generally takes four to six hours to paint a 12-foot-by-12-foot room, which includes prepping, priming, painting, and cleaning. Multiply this estimate by the number of rooms you plan to paint to determine how long it will take to paint your house.

    Should you tip house painters?

    You're not expected to tip painters, but leaving a small tip or positive feedback on a reviews website is considered polite. You can offer your painters a small breakfast or lunch to show your appreciation.

    Can you negotiate with professional painters?

    Some painters may be willing to negotiate, especially if you have a flexible timeline or have gotten multiple quotes. Be polite and friendly if you decide to negotiate.

    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 lit of all areas that need to be prepped and painted, the approximate sizes of those surfaces, and expected labor and material costs.

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