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A fresh layer of paint dramatically enhances the curb appeal of your home, whether you plan to sell or simply want a an updated look. However, doing a paint job alone needs a good deal of effort and time. We put together a list of the highest-rated painting contractors in Wilmington to help you find an expert who can get the job done.

10 Best Painting Companies in Wilmington

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 Delaware

4.5/5

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

Based on 230 reviews


405 Old Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804

(302) 407-3833

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Delaware Painting Pros

4.7/5

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

Based on 21 reviews


109 Brier Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805

(302) 358-4557

depaintingpros.com

Alex Painting LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 34 reviews


701 Woodsedge Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804

(610) 991-6593

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Alvarez Painting LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


113 Stanton Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804

(302) 290-0155

alvarezpainting1llc.com

Morroni custom painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 21 reviews


940 Galbreath Ave, Boothwyn, PA 19061

(610) 680-6739

www.morronicustompainting.com

Five Star Painting of Wilmington, DE

4.6/5

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

Based on 126 reviews


5 Beacon Ln, Newark, DE 19711

(302) 691-9281

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father and son painting

4.4/5

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

Based on 27 reviews


89 Scott Ln, Aston, PA 19014

(610) 586-1768

www.fathersonpainting.com
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JP's Touch Painting, LLC

4.3/5

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

Based on 19 reviews


8 Russell Rd, New Castle, DE 19720

(717) 330-7778

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Paint Doctor

4.6/5

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

Based on 44 reviews


99 A Albe Dr, Newark, DE 19702

(302) 454-6400

paintdoctorpainting.com

All in the Family Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 28 reviews


26 Hill St, Brookhaven, PA 19015

(267) 296-6093

www.allinthefamilypainting.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

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

Interior Painting

Interior painting companies have the specialized knowledge to aid you in picking out interior paints, textures, and finishes of paint and can answer questions about the maintenance needs of your choices. This helps you choose the best paint for your space. As part of the project, your provider will prime and paint windows, moldings, door frames, trim, and cabinets. Some (for an extra fee) will remove wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

Exterior Painting

Professional painters start exterior jobs by fixing weather damage, stripping old paint, sealing leaks with caulk, and washing walls. They then paint window frames, siding, trim, doors, fences, decks, and other outdoor surfaces.

Additional Services

Painters may also offer the following additional services, depending on their training and skills:

  • 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 Wilmington

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

  • Cost: Contact a few painters to get price estimates. Be wary of exceptionally cheap prices compared to the average.
  • Guarantees: Get all guarantees in writing and ensure you understand which items are covered and for how long.
  • Paint types: Have your painting pro walk you through paint options and related advantages and disadvantages to ensure you choose the right type for your project. Some paints, for example, withstand weather damage better than others or are more eco-friendly.
  • Qualifications: Any painter working on a contract in Delaware must be licensed by the Division of Revenue. There may be additional requirements for contractors with employees or for those who work on contracts valued at more than $20,000. Always verify that your contractor is 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, consider looking for a contractor who is certified by the Delaware Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to work with lead-based paint.
  • Reputation and reviews: Ask family and friends for references, or use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to browse painters you’re considering. You can also browse customer feedback on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Wilmington?

How much you'll pay to paint your house depends on its size, the kind of paint, and the timing of the job. Paint companies typically charge higher prices between June and August. Interior and exterior painting jobs both run, on average, between $0.84 and $3.35 per square foot. Most homes have greater interior surface area than exterior surface area, which means the cost to paint the interior will be greater than the cost to paint outside. The average cost of painting a 2,000-square-foot home in Wilmington is $4,187 for exterior work and $1,675 to $6,699 for interior work. Wilmington's local painters may offer alternative rates from $17.62 to $29.36 per hour. Getting exterior and interior painting bundled together may mean paying less overall than you would if you split them into separate projects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Wilmington

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