A new coat of paint is a great, cost-effective way to put your stamp on a room (or an entire house). And because colors and color combinations are subject to trends, having your house repainted can be just the touch it needs to bring it back into the height of style.
That being said, resist the temptation to turn a repainting project into a DIY affair. House painting isn't an easy task, and a poorly executed job won't add to your home's curb appeal or its market value. Hire a professional painting company to ensure that the job is done right the first time.
Maryland Painting Companies
Services offered by Best Pick Maryland painters
All Best Pick painting companies are experts at interior and exterior painting, and many of them offer a wide range of related and specialty services. Ask your contractor about the following options for additional services:
- Wallpaper removal and installation
- Deck and fence staining
- Power washing
- Drywall work
- Rotten wood replacement
- Trim installation and painting
Some services, such as carpentry work and rotten wood removal, may only be available in conjunction with a painting job, so be sure to clarify your expectations and the exact scope of the project before work begins.
Painting in extreme weather
Painting jobs are easiest and the most straightforward during the mild temperatures of Maryland's spring and fall seasons. Depending on the exact weather conditions, your contractor may delay your job by a few days when rain or extremely hot or cold temperatures are in the forecast.
In hot weather, painters can typically take on both interior and exterior jobs. Exterior jobs may be delayed due to storms or temperatures above approximately 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Extremely high temperatures and wet weather can prevent exterior paint from drying and curing properly, so while no one wants their project delayed, trust your contractor's best judgement for an outcome you're pleased with.
In cold weather, you probably won't have any trouble scheduling an interior painting job, and as long as humidity levels aren't too high and temperatures stay above freezing levels, you may be able to move forward with exterior work, too.
Most painters will start exterior jobs a bit later in the day during the winter to give the sun a couple of hours to warm the siding. They will likely end their work days a few hours before sunset. This timing gives the paint time to set and begin drying before cold overnight temperatures slow down that process.
Hiring a Maryland painting company
Interview and request quotes from several companies before making your final decision. Keep in mind that you'll receive the most accurate estimates when the company sends a representative to your house to discuss the project.
Professional painting contractors include wall repairs and other prep work in their quotes, but be sure to clarify the scope of the job before you sign a contract or pay a deposit. These questions will help you understand how much work the painters will take on:
- Will you provide all paint, primer, and other supplies?
- Will you move and/or cover furniture?
- Do you leave leftover paint with me?
- How much do you charge for unforeseen repair work (i.e., rotten wood replacement and drywall repair)?
If possible, get these details in writing for confirmation that you and the company have the same expectations when work begins.
The Best Picks for Top Maryland Painters
Finding great contractors can be easier said than done, and that's why the Best Pick Reports survey team reaches out to Maryland homeowners each year to find the best painting companies in your area.
All Best Pick companies are fully vetted on an annual basis to ensure that they continue to provide high-quality work and excellent customer service. We verify all state-required licenses and insurance every year, too. Our company qualification process is intense, and it means that you can trust that every company in our guide is indeed the best of the best. We're proud to present our survey findings in a format that is accessible and easy to navigate.
When you hire a Best Pick Maryland painting company, you'll be pleased with the entire experience—we guarantee it.