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Written By Callie Marsalisi|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

A fresh coat of paint can enhance a home's appearance, whether you're getting ready to sell or just want a change. However, painting requires a lot of effort and time. For Islip's best painting contractors, check out our top recommendations for your area.

5 Best Painters in Islip, NY

South Bay Painting and Power Washing LLC Logo

South Bay Painting and Power Washing

Based on 54 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Power WashingDecksColor ConsultationsDrywallExterior PaintingInterior Painting


  • Prompt service delivery
  • Free quote
  • Clear pricing policy
189 Marilynn St, East Islip, NY 631-383-7491 sbpaintingpowerwashing.com
Bill Johnson Painting Inc Logo

Bill Johnson Painting

Based on 17 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Interior Painting


  • Clear pricing policy
  • Free quote
200 Cherry Ave, West Sayville, NY 631-493-7479 billjohnsonpainting.com
MJE Professional Painting Corp. Logo

MJE Professional Painting Corp.

Based on 32 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WallpaperPower WashingExterior PaintingInterior PaintingDecks


    25 Dolores Pl, Central Islip, NY 631-522-6414 mjeprofessionalpainting.com
    Precision Painting Plus of Hauppauge Logo

    Precision Painting Plus of Hauppauge

    Based on 23 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Exterior PaintingPower WashingInterior PaintingColor ConsultationsWallpaper


    • Free quote
    • Clear pricing policy
    • Prompt service delivery
    150 Motor Pkwy Office 443, Hauppauge, NY 631-210-5540 quote.precisionpaintingplus.net

    More Local Painting Companies

    Adams Painting Co.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    40 Raynor Ave # 5
    Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    Painting Contractors Long Island

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    150 45th St
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757

    B & B Painting By The Pro's

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    287 Lombardy Blvd
    Bay Shore, NY 11706

    Smart Painting & Renovations Inc

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1 Holbrook St
    Bay Shore, NY 11706


    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1 Maple Ave
    Patchogue, NY 11772

    B&G Paint and Powerwashing

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    24 Terrell St
    Patchogue, NY 11772

    Valdez Painting Co.

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    269 Albany Ave
    Amityville, NY 11701

    Fusco Interiors

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    5 Arlington Terrace
    Lake Grove, NY 11755

    Carlson paint and paper

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    42 Petty Ln
    Medford, NY 11763

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    Facts about Islip
    Average Max Temp:55°F
    Average Min Temp:49°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:58%
    Average Painting Cost Per Foot:$0.82
    Median Year Houses Built:1964

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    Services Offered by Professional Painters

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

    Interior Painting

    Professional interior painting companies can assist you in deciding on interior paint types, textures, and finishes, and can educate you on care requirements to figure out what works best where. They'll prep, prime, and paint door frames, cabinets, moldings, windows, and trim. Some professionals provide wallpaper or textured finish stripping for an added fee.

    Exterior Painting

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

    Additional Services

    Painting contractors may also offer 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 Islip

    As you assess painting contractors, consider these key factors.
    • Cost: Talk to a few painters to get price estimates. Watch out for unusually cheap prices compared to the average.
    • Guarantees: Get all guarantees in writing and ensure you understand which items are covered and for how long.
    • Paint types: Your painter can advise you on the different paint options and their benefits and downsides to help you choose the best option for your needs. Certain paints, for instance, protect against weather damage more effectively or are more eco-friendly.
    • Qualifications: Ensure your painter is properly licensed to work in Islip and in the state of New York. All painters should be properly bonded and insured, especially if they’re working on a ladder or using power equipment. 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 licensed by the EPA to work with lead-based paint.
    • Reputation and reviews: Ask family and friends for references, and look up each painter 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 Islip?

    The cost of professional painting work varies by the size of your home, the paint brands chosen, and the time of year. Most painters increase their rates during the summer in response to increased demand. The typical cost of both interior and exterior painting ranges from $0.82 to $3.26 per square foot. Since most homes have more inside than outside space, painting the interior is generally more expensive than painting the exterior. For a 2,000-square-foot home in Islip, expect to pay around $4,078 to paint the exterior and $1,631 to $6,525 to paint the interior. Alternatively, painters in Islip may charge anywhere from $16.91 to $28.17 per hour. Hourly rates may save you money, especially if you're bundling 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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Painting in Islip

    How long does it take to paint a room/house?

    It typically takes between four and six hours to paint a 12-foot-by-12-foot room. This estimate includes prep work, priming, painting, and cleaning. Multiply that by the number of rooms to be painted to figure out how long it will take to paint your house.

    Should you tip professional house painters?

    Painting companies don't generally expect tips, but it's polite to offer a small tip or a positive review after services. You can also offer snacks and drinks while the crew is working.

    Can you negotiate with professional painters?

    Some professional painters may be open to negotiation, particularly if you have quotes from multiple companies or a flexible timeline. Be friendly and polite if you attempt to negotiate.

    Is it worth getting a professional painter?

    Yes, hiring a professional painter is worth it. While DIY painting can be very straightforward, you'll get better results faster when you hire a professional.

    What should a painting quote include?

    A painting quote should include a lit of all areas to be prepped and painted, the approximate sizes of those surfaces, and the expected cost of labor and materials.

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