Skip to main content

We may be compensated if you purchase through links on our website. Our Reviews Team is committed to delivering honest, objective, and independent reviews on home products and services.

  • Written by
    Callie Marsalisi
  • Fact Checked
  • Updated

A fresh layer of paint greatly improves the visual appeal of your home, whether you're going to sell or just want a an updated look. However, completing a paint job alone takes a good deal of work and time. Our guide showcases the best painting companies in the Wake Forest area to help you find specialists who can get the job done.

10 Best Painting Companies in Wake Forest

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.

Featured Partner
CertaPro Painters of North Raleigh, NC Logo
Top Rated

CertaPro Painters of North Raleigh, NC

4.5/5

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

Based on 169 reviews


5640 Departure Dr Unit A, Raleigh, NC 27616

(833) 847-7607

certapro.com/northraleigh
All-Pro Painting of Raleigh Logo

All-Pro Painting of Raleigh

4.5/5

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

Based on 139 reviews


8376 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 397-9455

www.allpropaintingnc.com
Professional Touch Paint Logo

Professional Touch Paint

4.5/5

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

Based on 87 reviews


1625 October Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614

(919) 601-8879

professionaltouchpaintraleigh.com
Socaz Painting Logo

Socaz Painting

4.6/5

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

Based on 124 reviews


1513 Ronald Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 429-8724

www.socazpainting.com

Idyle's Painting and Home Restoration

4.7/5

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

Based on 44 reviews


441 Green Hill Rd, Franklinton, NC 27525

(252) 654-7341

idylespaintingandhomerestoration.com
NC Pro Painters Logo

NC Pro Painters

4.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


4621 Mowbray Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

(919) 862-7067

www.ncpropainters.com

JK CUSTOM PAINTING INC

4.7/5

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

Based on 25 reviews


1602 Pope Rd, Creedmoor, NC 27522

(919) 884-8867

jk-custom-painting-inc.business.site
Express Yourself Paint LLC Logo

Express Yourself Paint LLC

4.9/5

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

Based on 306 reviews


4801 Glenwood Ave Suite 200-047, Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 526-0611

expressyourselfpaint.com
Hardee Paint Co Logo

Hardee Paint Co

4.3/5

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

Based on 22 reviews


5012 Raintree Ct, Raleigh, NC 27609

(910) 352-5436

www.hardeepaint.com
Triangle Painting & Siding Logo

Triangle Painting & Siding

4.5/5

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

Based on 162 reviews


1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27604

(919) 805-1970

www.paintthetriangle.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Most professional painters offer both interior and exterior painting, plus additional services.

Interior Painting

Professional painting contractors will guide you through different types of interior paints availible, paint finishes, and maintenance requirements to help you determine which paint is best for your space. They'll prime and paint your trim, cabinets, windows, door frames, and moldings, based on what your project requires. Some painters will remove existing or outdated wallpaper or textured finishings before painting for an extra charge.

Exterior Painting

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

Additional Services

Experienced painting contractors may also provide the following additional services, depending on their experience:

  • 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 Wake Forest

Below is what you should consider while deciding which residential painting company to hire:

  • Cost: Request quotes from at least three painters. Use caution if one installer's rates are much lower than others.
  • Guarantees: Make sure you get all guarantees in writing and that you understand the scope and duration of coverage.
  • Paint types: Ask your painter to go over various paint options, including the positives and negatives of each, so you can make an informed decision. Some options cater to specific needs, such as weather-resistant or eco-friendly formulas.
  • Qualifications: The state of North Carolina only requires painters to hold a license if they work on jobs valued at more than $30,000. Your residential painter may not need a state license, but check whether there are any local requirements in Wake Forest, and make sure any contractor who works on your property is properly insured. This is especially important 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 certified by the Health Hazards Control Unit under the Division of Public Health.
  • Reputation and reviews: Ask friends and neighbors for references, or use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to review painters you’re considering. You can also browse customer reviews on sites such as Google Reviews or Trustpilot.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Wake Forest?

The price of professional painting work is influenced by the square footage of your home, the paint types chosen, and the time of year. Most painters raise their rates during the summer in response to increased demand. Both interior and exterior painting jobs typically cost between $0.82 and $3.29 per square foot. Most homes have greater 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 Wake Forest is $4,110 for outside work and $1,644 to $6,575 for inside work. Wake Forest's local painters may offer alternative rates of $17.11 to $28.52 per hour. Getting interior and exterior painting bundled together may mean paying less overall than you would if you split them into separate projects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Wake Forest

Sources