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A new paint job greatly improves a home's appearance, whether you're listing it for sale or just want a change. However, painting on your own is a lengthy and exhausting job. We put together a list of the best painting professionals in University to help you find an expert who can get the job done.

10 Best Painting Companies in University

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 Carrollwood and Tampa Logo
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CertaPro Painters of Carrollwood and Tampa

5/5

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

Based on 610 reviews


9266 Lazy Ln, Tampa, FL 33614

(813) 936-9242

certapro.com/carrollwood-tampa
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Noel Painting Services LLC

5/5

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

Based on 408 reviews


1213 E Emma St, Tampa, FL 33603

(813) 406-3196

noelpaintingservices.com
Florida Painting Tampa CR LLC Logo

Florida Painting Tampa CR LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 32 reviews


1418 E 108th Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

(832) 897-7323

www.paintingtampacr.com
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Jumbo Painting, Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 107 reviews


8417 N Ashley St, Tampa, FL 33604

(813) 931-0248

jumbopainting.com

Greenlights Pro LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 30 reviews


2318 Southern Lites Ave, Lutz, FL 33549

(917) 519-9059

greenlightspro.business.site
Fresh Coat Painters of Tampa Logo

Fresh Coat Painters of Tampa

4.7/5

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

Based on 64 reviews


5331 Primrose Lake Cir Suite 104, Tampa, FL 33647

(813) 798-4869

freshcoatpainters.com/locations/tampa
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Tampa Bay Painting Services

4.7/5

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

Based on 41 reviews


8584 Key Biscayne Dr APT 203, Tampa, FL 33614

(813) 431-2411

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MP Professional Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 102 reviews


9420 Lazy Ln # C8, Tampa, FL 33614

(813) 541-0982

mpprofessionalpainting.org
CARA PVD Painting-Venetian-Decorating INC, Logo

CARA PVD Painting-Venetian-Decorating INC,

4.7/5

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

Based on 80 reviews


15705 Country Lake Dr, Tampa, FL 33624

(727) 831-0629

carapvdpainting.com

Old Crow Painting L.L.C.

4.7/5

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

Based on 27 reviews


814 E Ida St B, Tampa, FL 33603

(813) 713-7915

oldcrowpainting.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

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

Interior Painting

Professional painting contractors will advise you on different types of interior paints availible, paint finishes, and maintenance requirements to help you determine which paint is best for your space. They'll prime and paint your trim, moldings, cabinets, door frames, and windows, depending on what your project calls for. Some painters will remove existing or outdated wallpaper or textured finishings before painting for an additional fee.

Exterior Painting

Exterior work starts with painters repairing weather damaged areas, stripping paint, plugging leaks with caulk, and cleaning. They then apply paint to window frames, trim, decks, doors, siding, fences, and other outdoor features.

Additional Services

Qualified painting companies may also offer 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 University

As you assess residential painting companies, consider these key factors.

  • Cost: Request price estimates from at least three companies. Be cautious of any contractor that quotes a substantially lower price than competitors.
  • 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 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: A painter in Florida can be registered, which means they can work in their local area, or certified, which means they can work anywhere in the state. Painters also need a general contractor license from the Construction Industry Licensing Board. No matter their other credentials, it's important to confirm that your contractor is 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 concerned about the presence of lead, consider looking for a contractor who is licensed by the EPA to work with lead-based paint.
  • Reputation and reviews: Ask for references from family and friends, and check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) profiles of companies you’re considering. You can also check ratings on sites such as Google Reviews or Trustpilot.

How Much Does Painting Cost in University?

The price of professional painting work varies by the dimensions of your home, the paint brands chosen, and the season. Most painters raise their rates during the summer in response to increased demand. Interior and exterior painting jobs both run, on average, between $0.71 and $2.85 per square foot. Most homes have greater interior surface area than exterior surface area, which means the cost to paint the interior will be more expensive than the cost to paint outside. The average cost of painting a 2,000-square-foot home in University is $3,561 for outside work and $1,424 to $5,697 for interior work. Alternatively, local University painters may charge between $13.51 and $22.52 per hour. Hourly rates 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in University

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