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A new paint job greatly improves a home's appearance, whether you're putting it up for sale or simply want a change. However, painting on your own is a time-consuming and exhausting job. We put together a list of the top painting contractors in New Bedford to help you find a specialist who can get the job done.

10 Best Painting Companies in New Bedford

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 Attleboro, MA Logo
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CertaPro Painters of Attleboro, MA

4.5/5

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

Based on 55 reviews


221 B, Plain St, Rehoboth, MA 02769

(774) 565-8467

certapro.com/attleboro
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Silva’s Paintverse LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 28 reviews


324 Brock Ave, New Bedford, MA 02744

(781) 827-1282

www.silvaspaintverse.com

Anderson Painting

4.6/5

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

Based on 60 reviews


236 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

(774) 930-6294

www.andersonpainting.net
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Meticulous Painting

4.5/5

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

Based on 51 reviews


76 Stetson St, Fall River, MA 02720

(508) 989-0788

www.meticulouspainting.net

DaSilva’s Painting LLC (Fall River MA)

4.7/5

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

Based on 25 reviews


98 Oregon St, Fall River, MA 02722

(774) 319-8568

dasilvas-painting.business.site

Bruno Painting, LLC

4.5/5

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

Based on 20 reviews


18 Sprague St, Portsmouth, RI 02871

(401) 662-0057

brunopainting.com

M. Hunsy Painters

4.7/5

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

Based on 22 reviews


14 Agawam St, Taunton, MA 02780

(508) 989-8241

www.mhunsypainters.com
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Helena Painting LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 24 reviews


19 W Weir St, Taunton, MA 02780

(774) 218-3864

helenapainting.com
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Smyth Painting Co

4.6/5

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

Based on 45 reviews


1015 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842

(401) 662-2440

smythpainting.com
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Catanzaro & Sons

4.6/5

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

Based on 99 reviews


61 Maple Ave, Barrington, RI 02806

(401) 245-0707

catanzaroandsons.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Most painting companies provide both interior and exterior painting, plus additional services.

Interior Painting

Interior painting companies have the specialized knowledge to help you choose interior paints, textures, and finishes of paint and can explain the upkeep requirements of your choices. This helps you choose the best paint for your space. As part of the project, your provider will prime and paint trim, windows, moldings, door frames, and cabinets. Some (for an added fee) will remove wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

Exterior Painting

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

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 New Bedford

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

  • Cost: Request quotes from at least three companies. Use caution if one provider's estimates are significantly lower than others.
  • Guarantees: Ask for guarantees in writing and ensure you know which items are covered and for how long.
  • Paint types: Ask your paint pro to explain various paint options, including the pros and cons of each, to help you make an informed decision. Some options cater to specific priorities, such as weather-resistant or eco-friendly formulas.
  • Qualifications: Confirm your painter is properly licensed to work in New Bedford and in the state of Massachusetts. Make sure your painter is properly bonded and insured. This is especially important if they’re working with power equipment or on ladders. If your home was built prior to 1978, and you're worried about the possible presence of lead, consider looking for a contractor who is a licensed lead-safe renovation contractor.
  • Reputation and reviews: Get friends and neighbors to provide 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 Google Reviews or Trustpilot.

How Much Does Painting Cost in New Bedford?

What you'll pay to paint your house depends on its size, the type 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 $0.82 and $3.29 per square foot. Most homes have more interior surface area than exterior, 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 New Bedford is $4,112 for exterior work and $1,645 to $6,580 for interior work. Alternatively, New Bedford's local painters might charge hourly rates between $17.13 and $28.55. If you schedule interior and exterior painting concurrently rather than separately, you’ll likely pay less in total.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in New Bedford

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