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A fresh layer of paint dramatically enhances the curb appeal of your home, whether you intend to sell or just want a change of scenery. However, completing a paint job alone requires a good deal of work and time. If you want to hire Lincoln's best painting contractors, check out our best suggestions for your area.

10 Best Painting Companies in Lincoln

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 Omaha, NE

4.6/5

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

Based on 229 reviews


8001 Chicago St, Omaha, NE 68114

(402) 493-5358

certapro.com/omaha
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Remy Refinishing

4.7/5

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

Based on 103 reviews


2201 Woodscrest Ave, Lincoln, NE 68502

(402) 570-9427

www.remyrefinishing.com
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Goldenrod Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 22 reviews


3640 S 6th St STE 5, Lincoln, NE 68502

(402) 990-6096

goldenrodpainting.com
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Service Pro Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 61 reviews


3601 S 6th St Suite D, Lincoln, NE 68502

(402) 430-1611

servicepro-painting.com
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Quest Painting, LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 38 reviews


5612 Briarpatch Cir, Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 803-0306

quest-painting.com

Rangel Painting, LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 27 reviews


1210 Nance Ave, Lincoln, NE 68521

(402) 440-9314

www.rangelpaintingllcne.com
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Reckling Painting, Inc.

4.7/5

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

Based on 39 reviews


6130 S 41st St, Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 601-5718

www.recklingpainters.com

Fischer Painting LLC

4.6/5

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

Based on 31 reviews


2434 Nancy Dr, Lincoln, NE 68507

(402) 499-5680

fischerpaintingllc.com
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Athey Painting Inc

4/5

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

Based on 16 reviews


9400 Yankee Hill Rd, Lincoln, NE 68526

(402) 421-2612

www.atheypainting.com

Scott's Painting & Staining Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 37 reviews


18230 Tammy Trail, Omaha, NE 68135

(402) 894-9001

scottspainting.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 expertise to help you choose interior paints, textures, and finishes of paint and can answer questions about the upkeep requirements of your choices. This helps you choose the right paint for your space. As part of the project, your provider will prime and paint windows, trim, door frames, moldings, and cabinets. Some (for an added fee) will remove wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

Exterior Painting

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

Additional Services

Painters may also provide 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 Lincoln

When choosing a painting service, keep these key factors in mind.

  • Cost: Talk to a few companies to get price estimates. Be wary of exceptionally cheap prices compared to the average.
  • Guarantees: Ensure that you get all guarantees in writing and that you understand the duration and scope of coverage.
  • Paint types: Have your contractor walk you through paint options and related pros and cons to ensure you choose the best type for your project. Some paints, for example, are more eco-conscious or better at withstanding weather damage.
  • Qualifications: There are no state-level requirements for painters in Nebraska, but you should check whether your county has any regulations. Make sure your painter is 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: Get references from family and friends, and check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) profiles of providers you’re considering. You can also find ratings on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Lincoln?

The cost to paint your home will depend on your home’s dimensions, the paint you select, and the time of year. Painters usually charge more in the busy summer season. Interior and exterior painting jobs both run, on average, between $0.66 and $2.64 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 outside. The average price to paint a 2,000-square-foot home in Lincoln is $3,297 for outside work and $1,319 to $5,276 for interior work. Alternatively, local Lincoln painters may charge anywhere from $11.79 to $19.64 per hour. Hourly prices may save you money if you choose to bundle services. For example, you'll pay less to have your home's interior and exterior painted together than you would if you’d scheduled them separately.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Lincoln

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