10 Best Kent Painters

  • Brooklyn Benjestorf - We recently hired Frank to handle some random handyman tasks around our new home—there was a hole in the drywall behind the oven (fire hazard) and we had an accent wall painted dark teal in the main bedroom. Frank really exceeded expectations on all fronts. The wall behind the oven was absolutely seamless—no evidence that there'd ever even been a problem to begin with—and the edges of accent wall were so immaculately straight! Best of all, my partner and I just really enjoyed Frank's company. Highly recommend!
    Jessica M Shapiro - Frank is awesome! He painted our house in the fall and did a great job. He does quality work and the house looks great. Frank was referred from a neighbor, and after he painted her house and our house, several other people on the block used him and were very happy.
    Jeff Gibb - Frank's Painting came over for a small job as a part of our home office renovation. Coordinating the visit was easy, and they were in and out with no disruption to our WFH situation! They also cleaned thoroughly and were masked appropriately for COVID. Best of all, the finished product looks great.
  • 9585 8th Ave S, Burien • Eastlake
    Omar Shahine - I guess many painting companies double as holiday light companies. We are happy with them for holiday lights.
    Lora Shahine - They do our holiday lights every year - professional and beautiful work
    Jason Kono - The best.
  • 5215 5th Ave S, Seattle • West Seattle
    Eva Monsen - These guys painted our house interior. They were very professional and cleanly, carefully masked and covered all the furniture, and the account rep was very responsive to change orders. I'll definitely use them again for interior painting.
  • 2720 6th Pl S, Seattle • Industrial District
    Omar Shahine - They painted the outside of our house. Big project and they did a good job.
    Stuart Marshall - We just got our house painted by Shearer Painting. They did a great job. They do a lot of classic Seattle houses. Fair prices too.
  • 22704 SE 22nd Pl, Sammamish
    Mikaela A Kiner - Jeff and his team did a beautiful job on our home. He helped recommend colors, and anticipated questions I didn't even know to ask. They were friendly, communicative, on time and within budget. I've already recommended 365 Painting and will happily continue to do so!
    Joli Mosier - Phenomenal customer service & high-quality results!
  • 660 SW 132nd St, Burien
    Minda Lane - We just used Rey Valle for our house near Lincoln Park. He and his crew did a nice job and finished in one day.
    kelly malloy - I love when Rey and the crew show up! Little worker bees who do a great job!
  • Carly Canter - Called about a small bedroom to be painted. They were quick and highly efficient!
  • 13810 169th Ave SE, Renton
    Tom Murphy - Father / Son operation; really high quality
  • 916 26th St NW, Puyallup
    recommended by Carly Canter
  • 11526 Northup Way, Bellevue
    Laura Butler - Gary is very helpful and responsive and is willing to take on unusual or small odd jobs that you can't get a bigger company to even talk to you about. He also optimizes for homeowners' time and money, like having you send photos before he comes out.

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.