Tech Painting Co.
5th year as a Best Pick
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Tech Painting Co. has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 195 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Our company focus is to provide the best-quality service for our clients. Our success comes down to our trade knowledge, showing up on time, and doing the work as promised. Our attention to detail has earned us a reputation for providing the most professional service for our clients."

James Nicolson | Vice President
Company Information
Services Offered
Tech Painting Co. offers residential and commercial interior and exterior painting, wall covering installation and removal, power washing, deck staining, and historic restoration. The company also offers light carpentry work.
Minimum Job
A $2,100 minimum is required.
Workmanship carries a two-year warranty.
Company History
Scott Burr and James Nicolson founded Tech Painting in 1987. Scott oversees all business operations as the company's president and owner. James is the vice president of residential sales and operations.
The company is a member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, the American Society of Interior Designers, the International Furnishings and Design Association, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals.
MHIC #131210
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park

“They did interior painting. It was one room. It was a very nice crew, great quality of work. It was excellent, no complaints, A+.”

“I thought it was high quality, and they were prompt and reliable. It was exterior painting. I'd give them an A.”

“It was excellent, absolutely excellent. They're just meticulous. They're detailed, and their team really works well together. It was both interior and exterior painting. I'm an interior designer so I use them for a lot of my clients. The last time it was the whole home inside. I'd give them an A.”

“The house was being prepared for sale, and I think that, I paid the bill for the paint job. Tech Painting is the company that I usually ask to do house work for me. Every time that Tech Painting worked for me or did something for me, they did a good job, and in fact, this time I think that they didn't paint in the house. What they did was they painted a bench that I had outdoors and in preparation for it being shipped. But they did, they have done this bench before. They have done my house on the exterior before, and I have been highly pleased with the work they've done. I would say they deserve an A. In all respect, Tech Painting is a very professional organization and they do good work. They always were on time. They never made an appointment with me and canceled it even, certainly never made an appointment with me and didn't show up, so I grade them an A. If I were still living in Bethesda, I would be using them still and I would recommend them to anybody else.”

“They did a great job; it was just attention to detail. I think they did a good job with the actual paint work there, and they left the surroundings clean—plus, they were good listeners. I think it was interior, all interior; I'll rate it as an A. They were clean and nice about it. They were very methodical about cleaning, too, leaving everything clean.”

“We've had a few painting companies come through, and they were just the most comprehensive. They seemed like they did the best job, and they were clean. It was just interior painting, and they did just a couple rooms. It's an A job.”

“They were careful, professional, on time, and so on—they cleaned up. It was residential exterior painting, and I'd give them an A-. The issue wasn't with the quality of the painting, but if any issue, it was with replacing rotted wood. They were good painters, but there were some minor issues with wood that probably should have been replaced that was painted instead. I think they weren't as good at identifying rotted wood, because they're painters and not contractors generally. But they did a beautiful job painting.”

“We thought that they did an excellent painting job. It was all exterior. I would give them an A-, and the only reason for the minus is that there were a lot of vines growing on the areas that they were painting. We actually thought—especially for the neighbor—that they were going to paint around them, but they cut things down. So, on the plus side, it meant they did a much better painting job. On the negative side, there were some questions from our neighbor, and they weren't expecting that. But they did an excellent painting job, and I think ultimately we feel they did the right thing. They really did a nice job.”

“I thought Tech Painting did great work. They were easy to work with. It was just a great experience. It was just some general house painting. In fact, my husband's contacted them recently to see if they can do some more work for us. It was interior painting. I think it was just a few rooms around the house. I would give them an A+. They were very careful to educate me about my options when they were listing the work to be done and to say, we could this, it would cost a little more, or we could do this. They were very good about that sort of thing.”

“The part that I liked—they were professional, and the work was you know, was good. It was what we expected. It was kitchen cabinet painting. I would say an A+.”

“They were very careful. They were very pleasant, and they were very accommodating. They painted the whole house. It was just interior, but they did everything. It's A+ all the way.”

“Any little extra thing that I asked them to do, they did readily. The painting was very well done. You know, they were very meticulous in what they did. Just overall, very, very good. It was an A.”

“Everything seems to be fine. They seemed to have done a pretty good job. It was just painting the iron railing, iron porch. It'd be an A.”

“I had a great experience with them. I'd recommend them. They were just great. They came when they said they would. They did a good job of prepping, and they're courteous and professional. It was residential. It was exterior painting. I'd give Tech Painting an A.”

“I would give them an A, and I would recommend them.”

“I'm going to guess they were on time, they did good work, and they cleaned up after themselves. They painted the outside of the house. We'd give them an A. They did exactly what they said they were going to do.”

“Tech Painting did a fine job. They painted our house, and we were very happy with the results. Very professional. Mostly they painted the exterior of our house. I'd give them an A on that.”

“They did great. They did a very nice job. I would grade them an A. They painted trim.”

“They were very efficient and did a very nice job. They did outside house painting. It's an A.”

“They were very neat. They were very courteous. The people that worked on the project were attentive, and they were efficient. They got the job done quickly, and they arrived when they said they would. It was exterior painting. Everything looked well at the end. I'd say an A.”

“They're a great company. They've done a lot of painting for me, residential and commercial. I'd rate them an A. I mean, they're a great company. I wouldn't use them again if they weren't.”

“We were very satisfied. We've had them back several times to do work. They did both interior and exterior painting.”

“I was having some exterior painting done.”

“They came right away, and they worked quickly and efficiently. It was interior painting. Actually, they did a condo that we own. I'd give them an A- because I'm a former teacher and I'm a tough grader, but it's still an A. They were good. They actually responded unlike other places. They were on the list here, the neighborhood list here. I think that's where we got their name. Somebody else recommended them.”

“They were just, I guess, efficient. It's been awhile, but I just remember being pleased with it. It was exterior painting, residential. I think I'd give them an A-. I can't really remember about punctuality, but I feel like if there was any issue that's where the A- might come from.”

“They were fairly-detailed oriented. It was exterior painting. I'd give them an A-.”

“They were great. They were all very professional and perfect gentlemen, and the crew head was stunning. They painted three rooms and two decks, and they did a wonderful job. They made these rooms look beautiful. In every possible way, they went above and beyond. I'd give them an A+.”

“I think they were fantastic. They were very quick. They were super clean. I had wood floors that were freshly done, and they painted the base molding, door frames, trim, and everything. I couldn't even tell they were there other than that the walls were fantastic. Overall, I'd rate them A. The quality was superb.”

“They did external painting. I liked their attention to detail and conscientiousness. They did exactly what they said they'd do in the right amount of time and were highly professional. They're an A. They did an excellent job. I'd recommend them to anyone.”

“I am an interior designer, and I've painted over 800 jobs with him. Everything was a positive experience. I've worked with them for almost 30 years, since the first year they opened, and I was on two jobsites with their painters today. Last year, over at my own home, they did ironwork. They repaired and restored my historic thresholds on the front and the back of my house, which are wooden and original to the 1893 structure. They also repaired the back of my garage. They replaced some of the wood that was starting to fail and repainted everything. They've done the interior and exterior of my house. I'd give them an A+ grade. There's no one else on the marketplace like these guys. They have a painter for every job. If there's a job that involves carpentry, along with the painting, they have a crew for that. They look for the people with their strengths, and then they put the crew chiefs who are appropriate for that job. They're great at communicating. They're terrific. They've been a real godsend for me. I met them the first year they were in business, and I've never used another painter, or another commercial painter, other than a Tech painter.”

“They were good. It was about a year ago. They did an exterior paint job because some paint was crumbling. The house was in an historic district near the capitol. The historical society here is crazy, and it's got to be done absolutely perfectly or they will fine you. It'd have to be done so, and it had to be done with consideration for the fact the house was old enough that it could have had lead paint. They took care of it. It was very smooth, and there were no issues. It was an A.”

“They painted the exterior and interior of my home. It was A+ work.”

“They painted the exterior of my home, and that's the third time they've done it. They're very good. I'd give them an A+.”

“They did painting, inside and out. They're professional, clean, and punctual. They deserve an A+.”

“Overall, they were good.”

“They were great. They were good.”

“They did a very good job.”

“They did some exterior painting. I thought that they were responsive, and I liked the quality of the work. I'd give them an A.”

“They did a good job. They painted the entire exterior of the house. The house hadn't been painted for probably ten years. So I had a whole bunch of algae, mold, crud, and dirt. They cleaned the entire house. They primed it, painted it white, and even painted my gutters, which were moderately gross looking. They did a great job. I'd give them an A grade. They did a great job for all categories, all top marks. I already have recommended them.”

“They did a good job, they were efficient, and they did what they said they were going to do. They painted a number of rooms in our house, including a hallway, and there was some plasterwork, too. Everything was done to a high standard. We were pleased. I asked my architect about Tech Painting, and he said he had used them a couple times, so they came recommended. Once we identified them, we checked up on them, and they checked out.”

“I have used them quite a lot in the past, and they always do a good job. I think they did some outside work this last time. Their customer service is good. When they come out, they're friendly guys, and they get the job done. They were recommended to me by a friend.”

“They were friendly, nice people. They did all interior work. It was a referral from my brother-in-law. They said they were going to show up, and they showed up. I got good communication both in the sales department and from the estimate point, and then the guys who were here were nice guys. I'd give them an A.”

“They were efficient, neat, and quick.”

“They painted our front porch. Their customer service was very good.”

“Tech Painting did a lot of work for me. It's been very positive, and I have hired them numerous times. They're very good. They come ahead of time and talk with you about what you want done.”

“I was pleased with Tech Painting.”

“They painted all the trim on the outside of my house and my garage. They showed up, did their work, and went away.”

“They have done a lot of work for me. I like them a lot. They have painted inside and outside, and they've done my garage, my front door, and the trim on my house. They've been here a number of times. They're just very nice people, and they've done exactly what they said they would do. I think they get an A.”

“It was all exterior work that they did for me. They were prompt and polite, and they cleaned up.”

“Tech Painting was good. We have used them a few times.”

“We had a good experience with Tech Painting. They had done some work for a neighbor, and that's how we heard of them.”

“Tech Painting is always awesome. They always paint the interior, and they do an awesome job. We were one of their first customers back when they started. They're definitely an A.”

“We were very pleased with Tech Painting. They were on time, and they did a very careful job all the way through. They did the front exterior. Their customer service was very good, and they have a good reputation. I would rate them as an A.”

“Tech Painting Co. is fantastic. We have only wonderful things to say about them.”

“They did our interior painting, and their customer service was excellent—they were superior. I have used them for many years.”

“We always have a great experience with Tech Painting. They're always on time, they do great work, and they are responsive.”

“There was some rotten wood that needed to be replaced, and they understood what I needed done and did that very well. They did everything they said they would do, and it looked very good when they were done. The cleanup was perfect. I didn't have to do anything. I was very pleased. I would give them an A+.”

“They did exterior painting. They did the fence and the entire home, and they did an excellent job. They bent over backwards for anything we needed, so they were great. I would recommend them, and I'd give them an excellent score.”

“It was exterior work, and they did a great job. I suggested a couple of things, and they took care of some things that I hadn't really thought about, and they could do all of it as part of the original cost. It was already in the contract. I liked the idea of getting an estimate from them and them sticking with it. They were here when they were supposed to be, and they cleaned up every day. You'd never even know they were here. The company is A+.”

“It was exterior work on the front of the house and then trim work. I think probably the best part of it was their communication. The sales guy was kind of out of it once he did what he needed to do, but then we dealt directly with the crew, and the crew chief communicated well. They kind of stuck to the schedule they had originally laid out. They were in and out, and the work was done quickly. They did everything they had promised when they originally sold the project. I would say they earned an A.”

“Tech Painting painted our deck. They did what they said they were going to do, and the cleanup was great—there was no mess. I would give them an A+ rating, and I'd recommend them.”

“They did interior painting of three rooms, and they paid attention to details. I liked Tech Painting's on-site manager. He was very informative and very friendly. When he said they were coming to do the job, they weren't late. Everything was great. This was my first time using them, but I will be using them again. I'd grade them as an A.”

“I'd done something with them years before, and their quality of work was fine. That's why I called them again to get an estimate. I'd call Tech Painting an A.”

“They did exterior painting work. We were under a time crunch, and they were really good about making sure we got the work done in the time that we needed. I would recommend the company, and I'd give them an A.”

“They did interior painting, and I was very happy. They were professional and did a good job. I would give them an A, and I'd recommend them.”

“Tech Painting did a very good on interior painting. They were very professional. I've used them before and always had good results, so they've earned an A grade. I would recommend them.”

“It was exterior work. They were on time, they did a very meticulous job, and they cleaned up very well. They did a great job. I would give them an A.”

“They painted the exterior of two houses for me. I think they were efficient, and they did a very good job. I found them originally through a referral from someone else. I would go with an A for Tech Painting.”

“They did exterior work. They were responsive, they arrived on time, and they cleaned up well. Their workmanship had quality. I'd give them an A.”

“We've used them a couple times. They do a great job. They are prompt in coming out and doing the estimate, and they give specific information about when they can do it. One time, it had to slip, but it was totally understandable, and they were as accommodating as they could be. I found them from my neighbor's referral. I'd say that the company is an A.”

“It was interior work, and the quality of Tech Painting's workmanship stood out. They were clean and up to my expectations. I would give them an A rating.”

“They did a great job. Actually, we're going to have them do more work for us. I liked the approachable attitude of the painters; the way they handled themselves; the way they kept the house clean, neat, and tidy; and the quality of the workmanship and final product. I'd give them an A.”

“Tech Painting stripped some paint off our front door, repaired some of the damaged wood around it, and then repainted it. They did what they were supposed to do, so I'd give them an A.”

“They were very professional. They showed up, worked instantly, and didn't make a mess. They were very polite and easy to work with. I would give them an A grade.”

“They were great. We had someone come in and kind of help us pick out colors. The foreperson knew exactly what they were going to be doing every day. They were on time in the morning and worked around our small child. They were definitely an A. I really don't have complaints about them at all.”

“They did some interior painting. We actually added some work to what we wanted done after they came in, and they were more than willing to do it without having to come back at a different time. They were very good about cleaning up after themselves. Overall, it was a good experience. We got them out of Best Pick Reports; we've actually gotten a couple of referrals from there. I would say they are an A.”

“Tech Painting's punctuality stood out and made it a positive experience. I would give the company an A rating.”

“Tech Painting did interior painting. They did the job when they said they would at the cost they quoted. They were very professional. I would recommend them, and I'd give them an A.”

“They did the job, which was painting, very well. I would definitely use them again. The technicians and customer service were fine. They did it on time, they were very clean, and the quality of the work was very good. Everything's held up well, for the most part, but I think I have a spot on my roof. I'd say they're an A.”

“Tech Painting is excellent—I've used them again and again. They've done both interior and exterior painting at our home. They are experts at painting, they give accurate estimates, they perform the work in a timely manner, and they're very professional. I would highly recommend them—A++.”

“Tech Painting was great. The fellow in charge was fantastic—he was really responsible and very responsive to me. They were very neat and clean, and they did a terrific job. I would highly recommend them.”

“They did a good job, cleaned up excellently, and they were very professional and friendly. We felt we could trust them. The lead guy was a very good communicator.”

“They did exterior work, and they did a terrific job.”

“They were lovely—truly lovely. They've worked for me many times over the years. In this case, the only outside elements that needed painting were columns. I have a very modern house, and the columns are nearly three stories high, and they were rusting. So they had to scrape them down, treat them, and repaint them. I think they do very high-quality work. They painted my last house, too. I've had them paint several times—I've been working with them for maybe 20 years. I feel comfortable with the workers in my home, and they do fabulous cleanup. They deserve an A.”

“I used Tech Painting. The workers were knowledgeable in what I wanted. The trim work that they did was excellent, and the cleanup was excellent, too. I would absolutely use them again. I'd give Tech Painting an A+.”

“They're a wonderful company. They do what they're supposed to do, and they do quality work on time. They did painting and ceiling repair as well as repair of some water damage. I would give them an A+. I would absolutely use them again.”

“I've used them twice. They do excellent prep work and a very neat, very professional job. They did interior and exterior work. They did some ceilings on the inside. They were referred to me by a carpenter who worked for us. I didn't get any other estimates besides theirs. They paid attention to detail, and they were able to get the correct colors, as I desired. I would give them an A.”

“I liked the quality of the work and the people. They've done a lot for me over the years. They've done indoor and outdoor painting. Most recently, it was an outdoor job with five colors. If there's an issue, they always come back, and they always fix it. The people they have on their crews are terrific. I have a designer who used them, and I used them as well, and it was great—it made a change. I haven't had any difficulty with the company at all. I'd rate them an A.”

“Excellent—Tech Painting was an excellent contractor. They did exterior and interior painting. They were probably a recommendation from somebody else. It was an excellent experience.”

“They're fabulous. They do commercial painting for me, and they do residential—they've done several of my homes. I'm the facilities director, so they also do my business. They're professional, and their painting is fabulous—they're fast, and they do great painting. They'd be an A.”

“Tech Painting did some work for me. They were nice workers, and they were clean. They spoke English, and they were prompt every day. They showed up early, and they left the house neat when they would finish for the day, which was important to me. They painted a lot of the interior of my house. It was recommended by a friend who had had them, and the paint store that I consulted with about paint color also had given me their name. I'd give them an A+.”

“Tech Painting did some work for me a good while ago. They always do a very fine job. They did some touch-up work on some trim for us. Their customer service was just fine. I had seen other work they've done for other people, and we have a friend who's an interior decorator and recommended them. I'd give them an A+.”

“They painted my deck and some exterior woodwork, and they kind of had to work around the weather. I had them match some paint for me, and that went pretty well. I had them put some plastic out under the deck, and they picked all that up and made sure all the stuff was gone. I think that was an A+ job. I had three or four people look at it, and everybody but them was kind of complaining about what they would end up doing. Everything looks OK to me.”

“We were very pleased with what they did. There were no problems at all. They were timely, did a good job, and used quality products, so we're happy. They did exterior painting. The workers were very good, neat, clean, personable, very nice, and easy to work with. Give them an A+.”

“Tech Painting did a very nice job. They painted three or four rooms on the inside of the house, and they did some carpentry—they made some repairs. I'd give the work an A.”

“They installed wallpaper. We had some issues, and they came back and corrected the problem so that you couldn't tell that there was ever any issue at all. Their response time was excellent. Everything that they did was fine. It was great—very professional. They were recommended by an interior designer that I was working with. They did an excellent job, and by the way, the problem that arose was not their fault. It had something to do with the wall surface. They were very professional, and the job that they did was very high quality. I would give them an A+.”

“They've painted my house twice for me, and both times, they did a very, very good job. It didn't take any longer the last time than it took the first time—I'm going to say it took about a week. They paid close attention to detail. I knew them when they were in the neighborhood, and that meant a lot to me. I used to leave here, go up through the alley, and come right out at their business. I went in, I noticed how clean it was in there, and they were washing all the materials. I found them to be very nice. I really hated to see them leave out of the neighborhood. Of course, they had different people painting—I noticed that. I'm going to say an A-.”

“They're a good company, and I like everything about them.”

“They removed all the paint on the brick outside of my town house. Someone had painted over the bricks, and they removed all that so that it could be repainted. They did a very nice job. They were very respectful, and they cleaned up after themselves. They also did some interior work for me, and when there was a problem inside, they took care of it. I felt comfortable with the workers in the home even when I wasn't there. They're an A.”

“They painted the exterior of the house. They did it in an appropriate amount of time. It was just fine. I would say an A.”