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A fresh coat of paint can enhance a home's appearance, whether you're getting ready to sell or just want a change. However, painting requires a lot of time and energy. To connect with Novato's best painting contractors, check out our best suggestions for your area.

10 Best Painting Companies in Novato

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

Corey's Painting and Handyman Services

4.7/5

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

Based on 26 reviews


1330 4th St #5, San Rafael, CA 94901

(925) 457-4757

www.coreyspainting.com

Spurgeon Painting Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


1308 Dynamic St # 8, Petaluma, CA 94954

(707) 763-7185

www.spurgeonpainting.com
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Left Coast Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 26 reviews


1413 Montana Pl, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

(707) 478-9150

leftcoastpaint.com
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Timmins Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 16 reviews


1420 Mathias Pl, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

(707) 792-0773

www.timminspainting.com

DM Quality Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 18 reviews


329 Rio Vista Ln, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

(415) 532-4162

dmqualitypainting.com
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Larson Bros Painting

4.6/5

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

Based on 90 reviews


520 California Blvd #1, Napa, CA 94559

(888) 245-2163

larsonbrospainting.com
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Rasmusen Painting & Concrete Coating

4.7/5

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

Based on 27 reviews


1162B Jordan Ln # B, Napa, CA 94559

(707) 414-3330

www.rasmusenpainting.com

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

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Many painting contractors offer interior and exterior painting, as well as additional services.

Interior Painting

Interior painting pros will talk you through the different types of interior paint, types of paint finishes, and maintenance needs to help you decide what’s best for each room. Services could include prepping, priming, and painting door frames, trim, moldings, windows, and cabinets. Optional pre-painting preparation such as removing wallpaper or textured coatings may result in additional charges.

Exterior Painting

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

Additional Services

Painters may also offer the following services, depending on their training and 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 Novato

Below are some factors to consider when deciding which residential painting company to hire:

  • Cost: Talk to a few painters to get price estimates. Be wary of exceptionally cheap prices compared to the average.
  • Guarantees: Get a written copy of any guarantees and ensure you confirm what they cover and how long they last.
  • Paint types: Ask your paint pro to walk through paint selections in detail, covering the positives and negatives of each. This will help you decide on 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, particularly if they’re working on a ladder or using power equipment. If your home was built before 1978, and you're concerned about the 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 family, friends, and neighbors for references, or use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to review companies you’re considering. You can also find customer reviews on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Novato?

The cost to paint your home will vary based on your home’s size, the paint you choose, and the time of year. Painters usually bill more in the busy summer season. Interior and exterior painting jobs both run, on average, between $0.96 and $3.84 per square foot. Most homes have more interior surface area than exterior, 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 Novato is $4,804 for exterior work and $1,922 to $7,687 for inside work. Some painters in Novato may offer alternative rates of $21.67 to $36.11 per hour. Bundling interior and exterior painting services together may mean lower overall costs than if you'd split them into separate projects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Novato

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