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10 Best Atlanta Painters

  • 2368 Coinsborough Way Buford Georgia 30518
    Melissa Gallagher - Owner Michael Laughlin has painted so many projects for us... retail spaces, restaurant projects, multiple homes (interior and exterior). He's great with a quick turnaround, and the work is always neat.
    Michael Gallagher - Mike and his team at Lanier are always professional with quick estimates and turnaround on projects. Their prices are as good as it gets with the quality of work they do. They've never given me a reason to try another company.
  • 2480 Briarcliff Rd NE 6, Atlanta
    Dakota Stern - Very happy with this company and their affordable prices and excellent services!
  • 709 Lawrence St NE, Marietta
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  • 1414 Wood Terrace Circle, Atlanta
    Dakota Stern - Erick and his team did an excellent job replacing my baseboards and door trim. He was very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend him.
  • Atlanta, GA
    Melissa Gallagher - Chris is an amazing local sign painter. He is so passionate about his work, and he truly treats it like the artisan craft that it is. If you need a sign painted, there are few people with his experience and expertise in Atlanta. Check his portfolio and you won't be disappointed. Plus, he's a super nice guy!
  • Jordan Cook - This artist is responsible for a lot of murals you may have seen here in Atlanta. They have had their designs on beer cans and even Target merchandise. Check out their online store for more.
  • Atlanta, GA • Downtown
    Lynne Tanzer - Kelly has made my dream home projects come to life and I couldn't be more grateful.
    When I wanted a bold poppy printed wallpaper all over my bathroom, she had it up in a day. When I asked if she could paint the door to the bathroom gold, she made it happen.
    When I wanted a mountain mural in my son's bedroom she found the color palette I'd dreamed of. Sometimes I sit in that room and just stare at her handiwork.
    She's handpainted another bathroom to look like wallpaper when I couldn't find the look I wanted.
    She's painted an emerald green archway on a wall to highlight a neon sign that I wanted to shine extra bright.
    She is a joy and a pleasure to work with. No dream is too big and no color too bold. She's here for it all!
    She is also very reasonably priced and will pet your cats if you have any.
  • Atlanta, GA • Downtown
    Lynne Tanzer - Christina Kwan creates abstract murals for homes and businesses alike. Her gorgeous brush strokes are timeless and dynamic. I've had the pleasure of working with Christina on several projects and she is wonderfully professional. Her creative juices flow like water. Your space will be completely transformed into something spectacular that will have every guests jaw on the floor in amazement at the beauty of her art.
  • Atlanta, GA • Downtown
    recommended by Dakota Stern
  • 1663 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta
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House Painter

A fresh coat of paint can boost curb appeal and protect your home from the elements. Depending on where you live, early summer or early fall, when temperatures are warm and less humid are the best times to paint both the exterior and interior of your home. Less moisture in the air means the paint will adhere better, and if the temperature is moderate (between 50-85 degrees), the paint will dry quicker. We’ve broken down the top questions to ask your house painter:

FAQ Top 5

1. How much does it cost to paint a house?

Plan to source 3-5 bids for your project and expect a wide range of estimates. For a 2,000 sqft home in Seattle, we found exterior estimates from $2,500 to $6,900 and interior estimates from $3,700 to $5,200. What is standard (e.g. paint materials, labor, and supplies) and optional add-on services (e.g. pressure washing and moving furniture) vary from company to company. What’s best is to decide on the job you want completed and compare bids “apples to apples”.

Here are a bunch of options to consider as you receive bids from house painters:

  • Exterior: The walls (duh!), pressure washing, shutters, front door, exterior siding, trim, priming, caulking, roof eaves, railings, and decks.

  • Interior: The walls, ceilings, crown molding, floor molding, wainscoting, decorative trim, doors, door jambs, window trim, and stairways.

  • Warranty: Most professional house painters offer a three to five-year warranty for their work.

  • Other: Moving furniture, landscape protection, drywall or siding repairs, daily clean up and project completion clean up.

2. How often should I have my house painted?

Where you live and the type of materials your home is built with are the big factors to determine when you need to paint your home’s exterior. Most house painters recommend painting every 10 years, however if you live in a place with hot summers and freezing winters, expect to repaint sooner. When to paint interior rooms may vary depending on how well your home manages steam, smoke, and kids with markers. In general, house painters recommend 7-10 years for interior walls and ceilings, but sooner for baseboards and trim.

3. Should you spray or roll paint?

Both will work for your house painting project. Spray is the fastest and better for exterior walls, where accuracy isn’t as big of a deal—and may save on labor costs. If you decide to go with a sprayer indoors, make sure your house painter does the required preparation to contain any messes along the way. Rollers are good for interior walls, where you need more attention to detail and have more trim work. Some house painters prefer spraying a primer coat and following up with rolling for a more finished look.

4. What type of paint should be used?

Water-based, latex paint dries faster (1-6 hours) than oil-based paint and it won’t blister, crack, or mildew. The flat finish of latex paint is also forgiving of any surface imperfections and cleans up with soap and water. Oil-based paints take more time to dry (8-24 hours), but the finish is glossier and smoother than latex paint. Oil-based paint requires a solvent (paint thinner) to clean up. It’s best to ask your Pro what they recommend and prefer to use your home’s location and building materials.

5. Does the brand matter?

Most house painters use either Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint. There is a long debate on which company has the best product, which we won’t get into here, but both are high quality and used widely by the top-rated house painters on Fresh Chalk. You can ask your house painter if they have a contractor discount (usually around 30%) with a specific brand, which can save you a few bucks. If your heart is set on a specific color, most paint stores will match colors from other brands so don’t let that stop you from getting that contractor discount.

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