2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

Hands On Painters, Inc.

5th year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified License(s)
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

Since our founding in 1997, we've paid attention to the details and offered strong communication and a common sense approach to problem solving on all of our jobs. We try to build a high level of comfort for our clients while working in their homes.

Jonathan Zawacki | President

Areas Served:

Howard, Anne Arundel

  • Services Offered
    Hands On Painters offers interior and exterior painting, drywall repair, caulking, glazing, power washing, rotten trim repair and staining, and getting homes ready for sale and rental.
  • Specializations
    The company specializes in wallpaper removal, preparing and painting old home exteriors and cedar homes, painting two-story foyers and stairwells, and drywall repair.
  • Warranty
    The company offers a three-year guarantee on new paint against peeling, blistering, or chipping.
  • Awards & Certifications
    Hands On Painters is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm and has been featured in Professional Painting Contractor magazine.
  • Product Information
    According to Hands On Painters, the company uses a variety of paints from local vendors but incorporates no-VOC paint into its everyday use.
  • Licenses
    MHIC #70338

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 390 homeowner reviews:


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They're extraordinarily neat—I didn't find paint tracks anywhere. They worked in my house as if it were their own house that they didn't want to mess up. They painted our new house the day after we closed on it. I was so impressed that I hired them to go into our old house and repaint it in preparation of getting new renters in. They deserve an A+.
The painting was fine, and they did a lot of stuff. They took down wallpaper, painted the foyer, and fixed all four skylights on my 14-foot ceiling, so they had to really get up there. They painted my family room, all the doors, the loft upstairs, and everything. They were here for a while. I haven't had any problems with the painting, so I would give them a good recommendation. They get an excellent grade—A.
They did good work and did it in a timely manner. I really had no complaints about them. If there was something minor, they fixed it right away. They fixed the level and the wooden tiles up front. I would highly recommend them, and they're very reputable. They deserve an A.
They were very efficient and did everything that I asked them to do. They did some prep work on the side of my house before they came to do the house. They painted a lot of the house, but not the whole house. The customer service was great, and I didn't have to call them back or anything, so I would recommend them. They get an A+ rating from me.
I had a very good experience with them. I needed them to do a couple touchups once the work was completed, but they were very nice and happy to come by to do anything I pointed out to them. They're very close to where I live, so they said it was really easy for them to just come by and get it done on the way to another job. The local aspect was really great. They were just nice, and when they sent the crew out, they worked the whole time. They took their little breaks, but they were working hard. They did a number of things for me. They did all those little things that you think need to be done at your house. They painted my outside doors with a big thing of paint. I have wrought iron railing around my front porch, so they sanded and painted that. They also did some handyman work, repainted the little plaque that has my house number on it, and painted around the edge of my porch. The big picture of it is now the front of my house looks really great. I'd only thought of a couple of things I wanted done, but they actually had a person come out to make suggestions. I hadn't considered a lot of the things they said. They made suggestions, they priced everything and itemized it—so I could pick what I wanted done—and then they kept my list so maybe in the spring I can get other things done. My son and daughter-in-law also used them. I would give them an A+. I've never worked with a nicer bunch of people.
They did a good job. They had a little problem, but I think I caused it, and they fixed it quite well. They painted the first floor of the house. The customer service was fine. I didn't have any issues afterward that I had to call them back for, so I would tell others that they're fine. I would rate them A+, and I would use them again.
They painted a living room and a couple of bathrooms two years ago, and it was fine. They did a really good job, so I didn't have any issues or have to call them back for anything. I would tell others that they do a great job, so I'd recommend them and give them an A.
They painted a 20-foot soffit. This was the first time I'd used them, and they did a fine job. I would tell others about them. They're an A grade company.
They were very courteous when they came in, and everything happened just as they said it would. They painted a staircase and a large hallway. This was the first time I'd used them. The customer service was fine, and I didn't have any issues or have to call them back for anything. I would recommend them because they're an A.
They did some exterior painting last year, and I thought they were good. I would tell others to try them out, and they deserve an A.

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