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A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home's appearance, whether you're preparing to sell or just want a switch in scenery. However, painting is an exhausting and time-consuming project. Our guide features the best painting contractors in University Place to help you find professionals who can get the job done.

10 Best Painting Companies in University Place

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CertaPro Painters of Tacoma, WA

4.6/5

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

Based on 225 reviews


7522 28th St W Suite F, University Place, WA 98466

(253) 327-1734

certapro.com/tacoma
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Realfine Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 22 reviews


2515 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

(253) 352-2623

www.realfinepainting.com

Flying Colors Painting Tacoma

4.7/5

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

Based on 16 reviews


5606 S Birmingham St, Tacoma, WA 98409

(253) 588-6911

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ProQuality Construction

4.7/5

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

Based on 20 reviews


8516 Leona Way SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

(206) 578-7460

www.proquality-construction.com
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Grit City Painters

4.7/5

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

Based on 69 reviews


3828 100th St SW B, Lakewood, WA 98499

(253) 240-6014

www.gritcitypainters.com
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Destiny Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 90 reviews


4619 Pacific Ave suite A, Tacoma, WA 98408

(253) 271-3501

www.destinypaintingwa.com
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Freeland Painting LLC

4.7/5

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

Based on 94 reviews


1770 S 91st St, Tacoma, WA 98444

(253) 576-6501

www.freelandpaintingllc.com
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Master Finishing Inc

4.6/5

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

Based on 31 reviews


8611 Veterans Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

(253) 468-8390

www.masterfinishinginc.com
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Maynard Painting

4.7/5

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

Based on 17 reviews


7316 49th St E #20, Fife, WA 98424

(253) 381-1975

chuckmaynardpainting.com

Balcazar painting

4.5/5

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

Based on 48 reviews


3110 Judson St, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

(206) 578-6837

balcazarpainting.net

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Most professional painting contractors offer 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 upkeep requirements to figure out what works best where. They can prep, prime, and paint door frames, cabinets, windows, moldings, and trim. Some professionals offer wallpaper or textured finish removal for an extra fee.

Exterior Painting

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

Additional Services

Painters with the right training 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 University Place

Below is what you should consider while selecting which painting professional to hire:

  • Cost: Contact a few companies to get price estimates. Watch out for exceptionally cheap prices compared to the average.
  • Guarantees: Get any guarantees in writing and ensure you understand what they cover and how long they last.
  • Paint types: Ask your paint pro to explain paint selections in detail, including the pros and cons 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: Painters in Washington must be licensed as specialty contractors by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In most cases, painters cannot employ subcontractors. The state requires contractors to be bonded and insured, and it's important to verify this information with the painter you hire, particularly if they’ll be 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 firm and a contractor that are certified by the Department of Commerce to work with lead-based paint.
  • Reputation and reviews: Ask for references from friends and neighbors, and check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) pages of painters you’re considering. You can also find ratings on sites such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.

How Much Does Painting Cost in University Place?

The price to paint your home will depend on your home’s size, the paint you choose, and the month. Painters typically charge more in the busy summer season. The typical cost of both interior and exterior painting averages $0.82 to $3.27 per square foot. Since most homes have more inside than outside space, painting the interior typically costs more than painting the exterior. For a 2,000-square-foot home in University Place, expect to pay around $4,092 to paint the exterior and $1,637 to $6,548 to paint the interior. Some painters in University Place may offer alternative rates of $17.00 to $28.33 per hour. Packaging services together can help you save with these hourly rates. Having interior and exterior painting completed at the same time, for instance, may result in a lower bill.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in University Place

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