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Best Painters in Santa Fe

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109 Cedar St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Rating

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5.0 (2)

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Innovation Painting Inc. serves the property owners of Santa Fe and the nearby areas. It paints interior and exterior surfaces to help residential and commercial customers keep their spaces attractive. Its team also handles restorative painting to preserve the original appearance of the property while making it look new. Clients may also get custom finishing for doors and furniture including cabinets. In addition, the company repairs plaster cracks, discolorations, and water damages. Customers may choose non-toxic products for their projects.

3098 Pueblo Puye, Santa Fe, NM 87507 Rating

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4.2 (5)
4.0 (3)

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Xtreme Painting, Inc., serves residents and business owners in Santa Fe and the surrounding communities. The company performs interior painting services covering floors, walls, and cabinets. It applies finishings and sealings on floors. It handles requests for custom stain work on kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Its exterior services include elastomeric coating, patching, trim, and woodwork. It also paints walls and fences. Vince Dominguez founded Xtreme Painting, Inc. in 2005. He leads the family-owned company with over three decades of industry experience.

1000 Cordova Pl. #125, Santa Fe, NM 87505 Rating

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Finishing Touch Painting & More is a company serving residential and commercial clients in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas. It is owned and led by Joan Montoya, who has been doing construction work since she was 17 and has studied interior design in college as well as worked in the film industry as a scenic artist and set designer. She leads a crew that has been in the construction and painting industry for more than three decades.

Santa Fe, NM Rating

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5.0 (12)
4.3 (6)

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A Handy Woman is a full-service residential painting company sharing its expertise with clients in Santa Fe and the neighboring communities. The company offers interior and exterior painting solutions and works on kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, hallways, and garages. It also handles wood staining, elastomeric waterproofing, crown molding, drywall repair, and wood root replacement. The family-owned business was established by Monica Acerra in 2016, who received training from an industry veteran with 20 years of professional painting experience.

Santa Fe, NM
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5.0 (11)

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Santa Fe Painters is a full-service contractor that assists individuals and businesses in the metro and nearby areas. It offers interior painting services, covering projects that involve a single room or an entire house. Its team also paints home exteriors, taking into account environmental factors such as dirt particles, sun, and rain. The tradesmen utilize a combination of painting methods, allowing them to handle properties of various shapes. They also paint commercial properties and provide power washing, wood staining, and restoration services.

3225 Richards Lane Suite 2B, Santa Fe, NM 87507 Rating

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5.0 (14)

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LM Construction & Mechanical is a general contracting company that serves clients in Santa Fe and the nearby areas. The company offers a full range of painting services that help home and business owners improve the look and feel of their interior and exterior spaces. It also handles projects related to diamond plaster and faux finishes, cabinet painting and refinishing, and exterior wood staining sanding and weather sealing. Other services include flooring, roofing, and plumbing. The company has over 15 years of industry experience.

3201 Zafarano Dr. Suite C #421, Santa Fe, NM 87507
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5.0 (4)
5.0 (1)

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Prestige Custom Finishes LLC offers custom painting services in Santa Fe. It works on clients' homes, from their kitchens to restrooms. Other services it offers include tile and grout repair and cleaning, brick floor cleanup, and deck resealing. Some of its previous works can be seen on its website for clients' reference. Its owner, Gerardo Villanueva, has more than 12 years of experience in the industry. A previous client praised the business, saying that its crew was careful and respectful when it worked on their house.


  • Introduction

    Paint can transform the entire look of a room and refresh the appearance of a home’s exterior. Decorators, homeowners, and DIYers use paint to beautify a room, reflect the owner’s taste and personality, update old spaces, complement the décor, and attain many other aesthetic goals.

    Some people are skilled at painting their own spaces. But many property owners prefer to hire a painter to do the job professionally. Bringing in a pro helps ensure the job is done right and completed in a timely manner. A painter can choose the proper paint, perform thorough prep, and provide a guarantee for their services.

    However, there are many choices, and it may be difficult to decide on the right pro. But understanding what to expect, learning about pricing, and gaining a bit more insight on what to expect from a professional painter can help make the decision much easier.
  • How do painters charge?

    Interior painters typically charge by the square foot. They add the lengths of all sides of the room together and multiply this room perimeter by wall height. They must then subtract the square footage of windows, doors, and other fixtures that won’t be painted. The per-square-foot rate varies depending on materials, the number of coats, and other variables.

  • How much do painters make?

    The average hourly wage for a painter ranges between $16 and $18. For a full-time painter, that’s a little under or over $35,000 a year. But freelance painters usually earn more. The location also impacts pay. For example, the average yearly income for a self-employed painter in California is about $70,000. In Alabama, it’s just over $61,000.

  • On average, how much do professional painters cost?

    While they usually price the job by square footage, expect to pay an effectual rate of $20 to $50 dollars per hour for the services of a professional painter. It typically takes a couple of days to professionally prep and paint a standard 120-square-foot room. The average cost is approximately $300 to $800. Exterior house painting can run from $2,500 to $6,000.

  • What to expect from professional painters?

    Clients can expect professional painters to provide an accurate estimate after doing a thorough walk-through, taking measurements, and discussing the specifics of the job requirements. They can help with paint quality and color suggestions. Clean-up should also be part of the job. Some touch up may also be necessary. Finally, ask for proof of insurance and licensure.

  • When painting, when is the best time to remove painter\'s tape?

    The paint should be dry before removing the painter’s tape. That takes at least an hour after the final coat is applied. But wait longer if the paint still feels gummy. It’s okay to leave the tape overnight, but it’s best not to wait longer than 24 hours.

  • How much does painters insurance cost?

    The average premium for general liability insurance is about $50 per month with a $250 deductible and a $1 million per occurrence policy limit. This coverage protects against third-party property damage, third-party bodily injury, and advertising injuries. Companies employing painters must also carry workers’ compensation insurance. That runs about $300 per month. Insurance against damaged, stolen, or lost tools and equipment is about $15 per month.

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