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A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home's appearance, whether you're getting ready to sell or just want a switch in scenery. However, painting is an exhausting and lengthy project. Our guide profiles the best painting contractors in Carmel to help you find experts who can get the job done.

10 Best Painting Companies in Carmel

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 Indianapolis

4.9/5

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

Based on 313 reviews


8105 Center Run Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46250

(317) 252-0334

certapro.com/indianapolis
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ONiT Painting Indianapolis

5/5

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

Based on 488 reviews


8345 Clearvista Pl Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46256

(317) 483-0846

onitpainting.com
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Elite Pro Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 58 reviews


38 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 325-8484

www.elitepropainting.com

The Painting Edge

4.7/5

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

Based on 193 reviews


510 N Rangeline Rd, Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 846-1107

www.paintingedge.com
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Two Coats Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 31 reviews


10087 Allisonville Rd Suite C, Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 961-6158

www.twocoatspainting.pro
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Heritage Custom Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 189 reviews


11650 Lantern Rd Suit 259, Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 385-1951

heritage-custompainting.com
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Professional Painting

4.6/5

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

Based on 64 reviews


13385 W Golden Gate Dr W, Carmel, IN 46074

(317) 476-4705

professionalpainting.in
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Walla Painting

4.6/5

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

Based on 151 reviews


7275 Whitehall Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46256

(317) 995-1212

wallapainting.com

Sharper Impressions Painting Co

4.5/5

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

Based on 80 reviews


7617 Concord Ct, Fishers, IN 46038

(317) 423-0230

www.sharperimpressionspainting.com/lo...
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HBC Painting & Remodeling

4.6/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


7342 E 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226

(317) 875-2691

www.hbcpainting.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Most professional painting companies offer interior and exterior painting, plus extra services.

Interior Painting

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

Exterior Painting

Painting pros will begin exterior work by repairing weathering or damage, stripping old paint, sealing potential leaks with caulk, and cleaning walls. They will then paint fences, doors, window frames, decks, trim, siding, and other outdoor features.

Additional Services

Experienced painters may provide the following services as well, 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 Carmel

When choosing a residential painting contractor, keep these key points in mind.

  • Cost: Request price estimates from at least three providers. Be cautious of any company that quotes a substantially lower price than competitors.
  • Guarantees: Make sure 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, including the pros and cons 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: Verify your painter is properly licensed to work in Carmel and in the state of Indiana. Make sure your painter is 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, you may want to look for a contractor who is licensed by the EPA to work with lead-based paint.
  • Reputation and reviews: Ask friends, family, and neighbors for references, and look up each contractor you’re considering on the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also browse review sites such as Google Reviews or Trustpilot.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Carmel?

The cost to paint your home will depend on your home’s size, the paint you select, and the season. Painters typically charge more in the busy summer season. Interior and exterior painting jobs both run, on average, between $0.78 and $3.11 per square foot. Most homes have more interior surface area than exterior surface area, which means the cost to paint inside will be greater than the cost to paint the exterior. The average price to paint a 2,000-square-foot home in Carmel is $3,892 for outside work and $1,557 to $6,228 for inside work. Alternatively, painters in Carmel might charge you an hourly rate between $15.69 and $26.14. It typically costs less to schedule interior and exterior painting at the same time rather than as separate services.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Carmel

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