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A fresh layer of paint significantly increases the visual appeal of your home, whether you intend to sell or simply want a an updated look. However, completing a paint job alone needs a good deal of effort and time. To connect with DeKalb's best painting companies, check out our top recommendations for your area.

10 Best Painting Companies in DeKalb

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 Oswego, IL Logo
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CertaPro Painters of Oswego, IL

4.5/5

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

Based on 102 reviews


614 Prairie St, Aurora, IL 60506

(331) 725-6494

certapro.com/oswego
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Metanoia Construction Inc.

4.7/5

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

Based on 57 reviews


42W150 Hughes Rd, Elburn, IL 60119

(630) 999-4281

www.metanoiaconstruction.com
Nice Color LLC Logo

Nice Color LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 25 reviews


357 Meadows Dr, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

(630) 995-5731

www.nicecolorpainting.com
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PaintChimp

4.6/5

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

Based on 48 reviews


286 Monument Rd, Elgin, IL 60124

(630) 345-2131

www.paintchimp.com
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KORA PAINTING

4.7/5

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

Based on 36 reviews


205 Suzy Ct, Plano, IL 60545

(630) 550-8181

korapainting.com
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D'franco Painting & Wallpaper

4.6/5

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

Based on 161 reviews


40W736 Freeman Rd, Huntley, IL 60142

(847) 553-1726

www.dfrancowallpaper.com
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Campos Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 54 reviews


11 E Main St ste a, St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 401-5436

www.campos-painting.com
360° Painting of Naperville & St. Charles Logo

360° Painting of Naperville & St. Charles

4.6/5

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

Based on 62 reviews


100 Illinois St Ste 200, St. Charles, IL 60175

(630) 884-8714

360painting.com/naperville
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Bazan Painting Projects

4.6/5

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

Based on 45 reviews


1519 E Main St #100, St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 863-8280

www.bazanpaintingprojects.com
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Zee's Painting LLC

4.3/5

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

Based on 23 reviews


4887 Linden Rd, Rockford, IL 61109

(815) 904-2604

www.zeespainting.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Many professional painters provide interior and exterior painting, plus extra services.

Interior Painting

Interior painting specialists 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 can include prepping, priming, and painting moldings, windows, trim, door frames, and cabinets. Optional pre-painting preparation such as removing wallpaper or textured coatings may lead to additional charges.

Exterior Painting

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

Additional Services

Painters with the right training may also provide the following additional 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 DeKalb

Below is what you should consider while selecting which residential painter to hire:

  • Cost: Request quotes from several companies before deciding. Be wary if one company offers substantially lower rates than others.
  • Guarantees: Be certain you get all guarantees in writing, and that you understand what’s covered and for how long.
  • Paint types: Have your contractor walk you through paint options and related pros and cons to ensure you select the best type for your project. Some paints, for example, resist weather damage better than others or are more eco-friendly.
  • Qualifications: Confirm the company you hire has the licensing required in DeKalb and in the state of Illinois. All painters should be properly bonded and insured, especially if they’re working with power equipment or on ladders. 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: Request references from family and friends, and check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) pages of companies you’re considering. You can also check reviews on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.

How Much Does Painting Cost in DeKalb?

The price to paint your home will be determined by your home’s dimensions, the paint you select, and the month. Painters usually charge more in the busy summer season. The typical cost of both interior and exterior painting is about $0.86 to $3.45 per square foot. Since most homes have greater interior than exterior space, painting the interior is generally more expensive than painting the exterior. For a 2,000-square-foot home in DeKalb, you can expect to pay around $4,307 to paint the exterior and $1,723 to $6,891 to paint the interior. Some DeKalb painting providers may offer alternative rates of $18.41 to $30.67 per hour. Packaging services together can lead to savings with these hourly rates. For example, your bill will likely be lower if you schedule interior and exterior painting together rather than as separate projects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in DeKalb

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