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Based on 64 reviews
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1st year as a Best Pick Call
"Our mission is to provide affordable, high-quality craftsmanship while easing customers through the process and minimizing disturbances to their home or business lives."

Joel Alvarado | President & Co-owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Definition Painting Services provides interior and exterior custom painting services for residential and commercial customers. The company also installs ceramic tile, crown molding, baseboards, patios, and walkways; installs and repairs wood floors and drywall; removes wallpaper; stains and repairs decks and fences; replaces rotten wood; remodels bathrooms and kitchens; and offers power washing, carpentry, and handyman services.
Services Not Offered
The company does not install wallpaper, remove popcorn ceilings, or offer faux painting services.
Minimum Job
A $350 job minimum is required.
The company offers a two-year warranty.
Company History
The local, family-owned-and-operated company was founded in 2005.
Definition Painting is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm.
MHIC #128607
Areas Served
Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George's
A selection of 64 homeowner reviews:
“I liked the work they did. It was very, very, very good work. They had started on a room that hadn't been remodeled in I don't know how many years—maybe 30 or 40. They took down wallpaper, sanded, and it just was lovely. We were so pleased with it all. Around one of the edges by the windows, it got cold more than others, and so I called them right away. The owner himself came out, and he hadn't even seen the room yet. He had seen it before it was remodeled, and of course he was even surprised how beautiful it looked. He sent someone out at the end of the week. They took care of the problem and even did more than was needed to fix it. They took care of it all. It was well done. I would recommend them to anybody. I'd give them an A+. We were very pleased with them. They came when they said they were coming, and they cleaned up every night. They had to go all the way up the steps to get to this room, and they were very careful on the hardwood floors. They had to carry drywall for the ceilings, and they actually bypassed the steps by lifting these huge pieces from man to man. One stood at the top of the steps, and the other at the bottom, and they hauled them up that way without having to go up the steps. I'd definitely recommend them.”
“It was a good response. They're excellent guys. I really like them. I would highly recommend them. They have done both interior and exterior painting for me in the past. I'd give them an A+. They're really good guys.”
“I actually just referred someone to them. I like that they're family owned. Their workers were extremely professional. They told me it would take them two days, and it took them one day. They did a fantastic job. I'd give them an A+.”
“They did grout modeling, ceiling work, and some work on the walls. They patched up some spots and all that kind of stuff. They were very professional. The guys came in. I wish I could remember the gentleman's name who I think owned the company. He was extremely positive and did the work. And the guys that came in, they came in and worked hard. Man they worked hard. They did a great job. You can't ask for anything better than that. I'd say they're an A+. They laid material down across all the hardwood floors, so they didn't do anything that could potentially ding a floor or anything like that. They covered all the carpets and furniture. They were there. Our ceilings are 20 feet high. I would definitely recommend them. We were talking about calling them back to do more work as well.”
“They did a great job. They did an awesome job. I would highly recommend them.”
“I thought they were very customer oriented. I thought their work was professional. They did it in a timely fashion. They were easy to work with. They get an A+ from me. They were spectacular. I've already recommended them.”
“They did a wonderful job. They've done both interior and exterior painting for me. I'd give them an A+. I've recommended them to five other people.”
“They were great. They repainted our kitchen. They were on time. They were very detail oriented. They worked quickly, and they were nice to have in the house. They got done before they said they were going to get done. I thought that was kind of awesome. I'd give them an A+.”
“They did the whole interior of the house. They are outstanding. They're just very professional, and very fast. I'm a working mom, and I don't have time for contractors to be in my house forever. I'd give them an A-.”
“I had a positive experience twice. They're wonderful. They did the interior of the house twice. Their detail made it positive, and they fixed whatever was wrong. They're very focused. They have a foreman that they respond to, so you're not dealing with ten different people. Joel takes responsibility for anything that's wrong, and he shows up himself to fix things, which is what got them the job the second time. I'd give them an A. I'll be using them again. I really like them, and I have referred them already.”