Definition Painting Services, Inc.
2nd year as a Best Pick
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Based on 84 Surveys
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Definition Painting Services, Inc. has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 84 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"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
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, Bowie, Hyattsville, Lanham, Laurel

“I thought their attention to detail was very good, their paint was done beautifully, it was a big job, and they did a great job. I would grade them an A+. They did not always respond to phone calls or emails.”

“Definition Painting Services did a great job. We had some things that needed to be drywalled. They did some drywall work, painting and things. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. They were great. I think I've already recommended them.”

“Definition Painting Services were very hardworking, and they did a great job. They cemented the wall in the basement—like drywall repair. I'd give them an A+.”

“I liked a couple of things. One, is that I felt comfortable with the guys that were actually doing the job. They were very professional and dedicated to it. The second thing that I was particularly impressed with, was that they had given me a deadline. It was during the winter, and we had a snow in the middle of that. In order to make the deadline, they showed up with a larger than normal crew and finished it on time. They did painting and some repairs. I had a water damaged ceiling upstairs, and they cut out and replaced the drywall for that. I had some serious nail pop issues with some walls. It's a relatively old house, and I don't think any work had ever been done to that one wall—and they did a very good job with that. Overall, I would grade this company A+. I'd give them straight A's all across the board. I've already recommended them to a couple of my neighbors.”

“I liked that the whole job was very professional—all the way, from just coming in and looking at the job, to getting a quote in a very timely way, to the guys showing up on time, when scheduled, and doing a great job while they were here. Very aware—laid plastic down and covered everything to make sure everything was OK. And then they came back to make sure, check if there were any issues. It was very professional—very positive. This is the second job they did for us, and it was painting. It wasn't walls; it was a lot of trim work—lot of trimwork rails and trim—and they did a really nice job with all of that. I would grade the overall experience with an A+. We already have recommended them.”

“They did work in our office, actually. They were very responsive and easy to get hold of. Their communication was very easy to work with, and that was probably the best part. Nice work, that sort of thing; it's been a while since we used them. I would grade them an A+, I've used them multiple times, and I would use them again. I've recommended them.”

“They did a great job. I was very pleased. In fact, we tipped them.”

“They do excellent work. Definition Painting does an excellent job.”

“It was a positive experience because the crew that was assigned to my project showed up on time every day. They did clean work. They cleaned up after themselves each night. They were really nice, very accommodating. I really liked the end results. They just did painting for me. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“They painted my home for me. Nothing stands out that made it negative. I'd give Definition Painting Services an A for my experience.”

“They were good. I liked that they did what they said they were going to do in a timely fashion, and when they did encounter problems, they took care of them in a professional manner. They did painting, some drywall repair, and some wallpaper removal for me. I would grade the overall experience with an A.”

“I think they basically did a good job. They showed up on time, and they got the job done in the time that they stated they would finish. I was generally happy with the work. They just did painting for me. I'd give them an A-.”

“I would grade the overall experience with an A-.”

“They did an excellent job—five stars. I loved them. They repainted a one-bedroom loft apartment. The team was very careful and very efficient, and they did a wonderful job. The detail was very well done, and they cleaned up nicely. It was beautiful. They did a terrific job. It was very nicely done—A+.”

“I would give Definition Painting the highest rating that I could—A+. They are superior. They're clean, and they're prompt. That's the best group of people I've had in my house to do work.”

“It was an extremely positive experience. They painted my living room and storage room. They painted beautifully, and the painters were very nice and pleasant. It was a gorgeous job. It was A+ work.”

“It looks fantastic. They were just very courteous, and the hand painting was amazing. They're an A+.”

“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.”

“They're great. They did the exterior. The guy, Joelle, who was maybe the owner was excellent. They were excellent at dictating, and their quality was really good, so it was a good value. The workers were nice, but they didn't speak English very well; but they did a great job. I think they were professional. They did an above average job and it came out really well. I'd give them a regular A.”

“They painted three of our bathrooms. The owner of the company was super responsive. I've worked with him before in the past as well, so I'm like a three or four time repeat customer. The gentleman that did the painting was great. He was right on time, worked quickly, and did a great job. I like the very kind people that he hires, and Joel himself is on the nice side. I'd give them an A. It is very likely I would recommend them.”

“They're a great company. I liked that they're a good company. They've got a great crew. They're timely. They're very thorough. They do a very good job. I'd give them an A+.”

“It was a very positive experience. They were very clean and very polite. They did the job in record time. I'd give them an A+.”

“It was a very positive job. I liked the professionalism of the crew, the quality of the work, and the cleanup afterward. I'd give them an A+.”

“It was very good work. They did what they were supposed to do, they did it well, and in a fashionable manner. I'd give them an A+.”

“I liked the person who came and did the estimate. He was on time. Everything was great. I'd give them an A+. I just did recommend them.”

“They painted the whole interior of our home. They were on time. They were very professional and very clean. They delivered exactly what they said they were going to deliver, and they were very professional, from start to finish. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did indoor painting. They were clean. They were fast, and it was done. The workers were very nice. I just had generally good feelings about them. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did a wall. They didn't get paint all over my carpet. The workers were good. The customer service was good. I'd give them an A+.”

“We've used them several times. They're quite good. It was very positive. They did drywall repair. They did extensive painting. As a matter of fact, they basically painted the whole house. They're very punctual. They bring a team, get the job done, in quick order, and they don't leave any messes. They do a very professional job. I'd give them an A.”

“It was interior work. I'd give them an A.”

“They were doing interior office work. I just like the quality of their work, and their attention to detail. I'd give them an A.”

“I was very happy with their work. They did a good job, and they did it on schedule. There were a couple of issues, but they were able to resolve them. Otherwise, it was really good work. They did interior painting for a condo. I'd give them an A-.”

“They painted an apartment I had a couple of years ago, and they did a good job. It was interior painting. They came, and they got it done when they said they would and it was done properly. I'd give them an A. Their customer service was good. I'd recommend them.”

“It was fine work. It was a small job. It was fine.”

“That was a while ago. They were very efficient. I liked that. I'd give them an A.”

“They painted our house in Baltimore. They did a fine job. I'd give them an A. It looks good. I would recommend them.”

“I'd give them an A. They had to come out more than once because they weren't prepared for the job the first time they came out, but that was the only problem. They were fine with cleanliness.”

“They basically painted the house that we were selling. It's like they painted the whole house one color. It wasn't anything too complicated. Everything was fine. Everything was good. I would say they're an A.”

“They were certainly professional, and the work was done very well. I'd give it an A.”

“They painted all the walls, ceilings, and molding on the main level and the upstairs. They also remodeled by bathroom. The owner came out to talk to me throughout the process, help with suggestions, and provided expertise. I'm already going to hire them again. I've already got a quote for the spring. I'm going to hire them to work on our front door. I'd give them an A. I already did refer them.”

“They did some interior house painting. They did the job. It was all great. They were courteous and patient. They did the job well. They worked quickly. They were clean. I'd give them an A.”

“Definition Painting did some exterior gutter work and some exterior painting. The quote was right on. They did good work. It's just good work. It was everything I expected or wanted. They were good. They were responsive, quick, and they said they were going to be there, and that they were going to finish at a certain time, and they did all those things. I'd give them an A.”

“They did some drywall work and some painting. They showed up when they said they were going to be there. They were very professional and cleaned up. They're just easy to work with, and I liked the fact that they used workers that they knew. It's not like they were getting a bunch of different people. It was the same painters that came back to my house, every time, so I liked that. I'd give them an A. I am very likely to recommend them.”

“They did the trim and whatever else was needed it on the outside of my house. They did a great job. They were on time, worked hard, and it just looked really good when they were finished with it. They were very pleasant and polite. They had great customer service all around. We were very happy with them. I would say they're an A. I would definitely recommend them.”

“They painted the whole house. They came out. They gave an estimate. They came in, did the work, and they did a really good job. They seemed nice enough. I didn't really talk to them that much, but they seemed nice. They're professional and very neat. They were very pleasant, and they did a good job. I'd give them an A.”

“The price was the same they had quoted. The work was up to the standard I was expecting. There were no surprises. The job was finished on time and on budget. I'd give them an A. The guys did a good job. I don't see any reason why I wouldn't recommend them.”