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

A new paint job dramatically enhances a home's appearance, whether you're putting it up for sale or just want a change. However, painting on your own is a time-consuming and draining job. If you want to hire Smithtown's best painting companies, check out our top recommendations for your area.

5 Best Painters in Smithtown, NY

Mr. Star Painting Corp Logo

Mr. Star Painting Corp

Based on 136 customer reviews.

Services Offered

DrywallInterior PaintingPower WashingDecks


  • Prompt service delivery
  • Free quote
  • Clear pricing policy
140s Stuyvesant Dr, Port Jefferson, NY 631-413-9576 mrstarpainting.com
MJE Professional Painting Corp. Logo

MJE Professional Painting Corp.

Based on 32 customer reviews.

Services Offered

DecksWallpaperInterior PaintingPower WashingExterior Painting


    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

    Power WashingInterior PaintingWallpaperColor ConsultationsExterior Painting


    • Clear pricing policy
    • Prompt service delivery
    • Accessible customer support team
    150 Motor Pkwy Office 443, Hauppauge, NY 631-210-5540 quote.precisionpaintingplus.net
    Adams Painting Co. Logo

    Adams Painting Co.

    Based on 20 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Interior Painting


    • Accessible customer support team
    • Free quote
    • Prompt service delivery
    40 Raynor Ave # 5, Ronkonkoma, NY 631-294-3957 adams-painting-co.business.site

    More Local Painting Companies

    Fusco Interiors

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    5 Arlington Terrace
    Lake Grove, NY 11755

    Schmidt Painting Inc

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    783 Middle Country Rd
    Selden, NY 11784

    Carlson paint and paper

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    42 Petty Ln
    Medford, NY 11763

    Turner's Painting LLC

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    124 Crooked Hill Rd
    Huntington, NY 11743

    Bill Johnson Painting Inc

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    200 Cherry Ave
    West Sayville, NY 11796

    Smart Painting & Renovations Inc

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1 Holbrook St
    Bay Shore, NY 11706

    South Bay Painting and Power Washing LLC

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    189 Marilynn St
    East Islip, NY 11730


    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    32 Oakwood Rd
    Huntington, NY 11743


    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1 Maple Ave
    Patchogue, NY 11772

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    Facts about Smithtown
    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:1967

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    Services Offered by Professional Painters

    Most painting companies provide interior and exterior painting, as well as additional services.

    Interior Painting

    Interior painting companies have the expertise to help you choose interior paints, textures, and finishes and can answer questions about 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 moldings, cabinets, door frames, trim, and windows. Some (for an extra fee) will remove wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

    Exterior Painting

    Before exterior painting, painters mend weathering damage, strip old coatings, seal any leaks with caulk, and clean walls. They follow by painting trim, doors, siding, decks, window frames, fences, and additional outdoor areas.

    Additional Services

    Painting contractors 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 Smithtown

    When searching for a residential painting contractor, consider these key factors.
    • Cost: Request quotes from several companies before deciding. Be cautious if one contractor offers substantially lower rates than others.
    • Guarantees: Ask for guarantees in writing and ensure you understand which items are covered and for how long.
    • Paint types: Have your contractor walk you through paint options and related pros and cons to ensure you choose the right kind for your project. Some paints, for example, are more eco-friendly or better at withstanding weather damage.
    • Qualifications: Ensure your painter is properly licensed to work in Smithtown and in the state of New York. 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 worried about the possible 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, friends, and neighbors, and review the Better Business Bureau (BBB) profiles of providers you’re considering. You can also find reviews on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.

    How Much Does Painting Cost in Smithtown?

    How much you'll pay to paint your house varies depending on its size, the type of paint, and when the job is scheduled. Paint companies typically charge higher prices between June and August. The average price for both interior and exterior house painting in Smithtown is $0.82 to $3.26 per square foot. Most homes have more interior space compared to exterior space, which results in higher indoor painting expenses compared to exterior painting costs. For a 2,000-square-foot home, expect to pay about $4,078 for exterior painting and anywhere from $1,631 to $6,525 for interior painting. Alternatively, Smithtown's local painters may charge hourly rates between $16.91 and $28.17. If you schedule exterior and interior painting together rather than separately, you’ll likely pay less in total.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Painting in Smithtown

    How long does painting a room/house take?

    It takes an average of four to six hours to paint a 12-foot-by-12-foot room. You can multiply this times the number of rooms you're painting to estimate how long the job will take. The total time includes prep work, priming, painting, and cleanup.

    Should you tip professional house painters?

    You're not expected to tip painters, but leaving a small tip or positive feedback on a reviews website is considered polite. You can offer your painters a small breakfast or lunch to show your appreciation.

    Can you negotiate with professional painters?

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

    Is it worth getting a professional painter?

    Yes, hiring a professional painter is worth it. A lot of painting jobs can be handled on your own, but you’ll get better results faster if you hire a professional.

    What should a painting quote include?

    Painting quotes should list all areas that need to be prepped and painted, the approximate measurements of those surfaces, and the expected cost of labor and materials.

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