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A fresh coat of paint can enhance a home's appearance, whether you're getting ready to sell or simply want a change. However, painting requires a lot of time and energy. If you want to hire Cincinnati's best painting companies, check out our top recommendations for your area.

10 Best Painting Companies in Cincinnati

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 Dayton, OH Logo
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CertaPro Painters of Dayton, OH

4.9/5

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

Based on 371 reviews


4419 Linden Ave, Dayton, OH 45432

(937) 259-1111

certapro.com/dayton

Virtue Painting Inc

4.7/5

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

Based on 22 reviews


2909 Henshaw Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225

(513) 225-1129

virtue-painting.com

American Family Painters

4.7/5

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

Based on 43 reviews


2308 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

(513) 206-0550

americanfamilypainters.com
Queen City Painting and Decorating LLC Logo

Queen City Painting and Decorating LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 108 reviews


1834 Wayland Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45212

(513) 643-5050

queencitypd.com
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Fritts Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 45 reviews


4114 Montgomery Rd B, Cincinnati, OH 45212

(513) 631-0341

frittspainting.com

J Rios Painting LLC Cincinnati, OH

4.7/5

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

Based on 32 reviews


4455 Homelawn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

(513) 568-7927

jriospaintingllc.com
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Xpert Custom Painting LLC.

4.7/5

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

Based on 39 reviews


1320 Nagel Rd Suite 54721, Cincinnati, OH 45254

(513) 596-6609

xpertcustompainting.com

Five Star Painting of Erlanger

4.6/5

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

Based on 30 reviews


3161 Dixie Hwy Suite F, Erlanger, KY 41018

(859) 577-9221

www.fivestarpainting.com/erlanger
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Jose's Painting And Handyman Services

4.5/5

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

Based on 61 reviews


6700 Vine St Suite 3, Cincinnati, OH 45216

(513) 227-4677

www.josespaintinghandymanservicesllc....
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LVX Painting

4.3/5

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

Based on 18 reviews


415 E 7th St, Newport, KY 41071

(859) 866-2702

lvxpainting.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Many painting contractors offer both interior and exterior painting, plus additional services.

Interior Painting

Interior painting companies have the skills and training to aid you in picking out interior paints, textures, and finishes of paint and can explain the upkeep requirements of your selections. This helps you find the best paint for your space. As part of the project, your provider will prime and paint windows, moldings, door frames, trim, and cabinets. Some (for an additional fee) will remove wallpaper or textured surfaces prior to painting.

Exterior Painting

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

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 Cincinnati

When searching for a residential painting company, consider these key factors.

  • Cost: Contact a few painters to get price estimates. Watch out for exceptionally cheap prices compared to the average.
  • Guarantees: Be certain you get all guarantees in writing, and that you understand what’s covered and for how long.
  • Paint types: Ask your paint pro to explain paint selections in detail, covering the benefits and downsides of each. This will help you determine the best option for your project. Some paints have better weather resistance or use more environmentally friendly formulas.
  • Qualifications: Ensure the company you hire has the licensing required in Cincinnati and in the state of Ohio. 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 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: Request references from family, friends, and neighbors, and look at the Better Business Bureau (BBB) profiles of providers you’re considering. You can also check ratings on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Cincinnati?

How much you'll pay to paint your house depends on its size, the kind 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 $0.76 and $3.03 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 outside. The average price to paint a 2,000-square-foot home in Cincinnati is $3,784 for outside work and $1,513 to $6,054 for interior work. Cincinnati's local painters may offer alternative rates from $14.97 to $24.96 per hour. Bundling exterior and interior painting services together may mean lower overall costs than if you'd split them into separate projects.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Cincinnati

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