-Find top-rated Service Providers
Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Charlottesville Interior Painters

Angie's List helps you hire the best - and avoid the rest!

Interior Painters to Avoid

132

Top Rated Interior Painters

37

Prevent buyer's remorse with us

  • Over 3 million people trust Angie's List to help make the right choice
  • Be informed to avoid costly mistakes
  • Shop with us to ensure a fair price
  • Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad
+See Verified Local Reviews
See Verified Local Reviews

Over 1,754 reviews for
Charlottesville Interior Painters from people just like you.

A
"When i initially called , he came immediately to look at the room, and was willing to get to work right away. He offered to buy all the necessary" materials for us, adding their cost to the final bill. The work was done thoroughly and professionally. The job was completed in two days, at a cost of $400/day. Although this price seemed appropriate for the quality of work provided, I will note that the second day of work was only about half as long as the first day. All in all, provided excellent service, and I would definitely recommend them to someone willing to pay for a very professional job.

-Bebhinn F.

A
" , and did an outstanding job. They arrived everyday on time, worked hard with few breaks." Worked through the end of the day and cleaned up well. They were a pleasure to have in our home. The one thing that worked to our advantage was a detailed scope of work. This was a comprehensive document that detailed exactly our expectations from the number of primer coats, number of top coats, type and brand of paint to be used and a list of exactly what work we wanted done. The only aspect of the job we felt could have gone better was the surface preparation. We were fairly explicit in our scope of work that every surface was to be prepared to a level we wanted. This included nail pops, nail holes on trim, dings and gouges. While there was a cursory effort I had to check and double check all the areas I had identified as areas I would have corrected had I done the painting myself. At the end of the day I would areas I wanted more attention. To 's credit he addressed everyone of the items cheerfully and properly. Most of this had to do with the fact that his crew's work may not have been scrunitized sufficiently. Nature of the beast that the professional has the experience and expertise to do a job to one level. Employees, not necessarily. After final payment was made we discovered a few elements that we missed. came back promptly and fixed each of them. This usually when customers have problems, not here. While his prices were a tad high compared to other bids at the end of the day we got an outstanding paint job at a fair price. We highly recommend . With contractors often the cause of anguish and confrontation is one of the good guys.

-Daniel R.

+Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services

Shop, Search and Save from anywhere!

  • Offers are exclusively provided by highly rated companies
  • Angie’s List members have access to exclusive discounts on local services
  • Shop, schedule, and stay on top of progress from any device
  • Our 30 Day Refund Guarantee means you can buy with confidence!
+Join 3 Million People on Angie's List
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services

Over 3 million people trust Angie's List.

  • Your Membership Includes:
  • Instant access to top rated businesses covering 700+ services
  • Our Complaint Resolution Team to help when a project goes bad
  • On-the-go access to our iPhone, Android, & iPad apps
Find top-rated Service Providers
See Verified Local Reviews
Shop, Schedule, and Save on Services
Join 3 Million People on Angie's List

Local Articles in Charlottesville

should painting or florring come first in a remodeling project

Remodeling Tip: Should Painting or Flooring Come First?

Angie Hicks responds to a member who wants to know whether interior painting should come before or after the installation of hardwood flooring.

bathroom remodel

Interested in getting the most bang for your buck? Our highly rated experts tell you what the best interior upgrades are for $100, $1,000 or $5,000.

pale blue paint color in living room

Living room colors set the tone for your home. Here are some paint ideas to help you pick the perfect shade.

gray and pink paint
Painting - Interior, Interior Design & Decorating

Move over, beige. There’s a new neutral in town.

Most electricians and plumbers don't routinely patch wall holes left from their work. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Barbara D. of Downington, Pennsylvania)

These service providers are your best bet to patch drywall or plaster holes that plumbers, electricians and other service providers may create while working.

Angie's Answers

?

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

?

Remember, you not only have to remove the popcorn texture, but also redo the ceiling in some other texture.

Price will depend on several factors:

1) how much the contractor you choose hates removing popcorn or textured ceilings - some charge $1 or so/SF extra just because they hate it. There are even some who bid total drywall replacement cheaper than removing the popcorn, so you have to first find contractors who are happy to do that work, or your prices will be out of the realistic range

2) if the popcorn predates about 1990, then it could likely have asbestos in it, which doubles or triples the price, and in many cases uncapsulating it with a spray coating and then removing the drywall entirely is actually cheaper than all the protective measures necessary if it is scraped off. 

3) whether the popcorn is primarily gypsum and vermiculite (comes off REAL easy) or was the plaster of paris variety, which takes a fair amount of soaking to soften it enough to scrape off

4) what type of finish you are replacing it with - if a textured ceiling, slapcoat, knockdown finish or paneling, not real problem. If you want to go with a perfectly smooth ceiling (generally a bad idea as any variations in the drywall on a ceiling surface really shows up dramatically), then it will demand a lot of care in preparing the scraped surface, and a complete surface drywall compound skim coat to smooth out the scrapes and gouges from the removal process.

5) what underlying conditions are - if there is a lot of furniture to move around (should go to adjacent rooms) or cover and work around, high-quality rug or hardwood floor to super-protect or such, will drive cost up.

I have seen costs run from as low as $0.60/SF to $1.25/SF (for removal only). Generally, remove and recoat with a surface texture of some kind (anything but smooth) and paint will run you about $2.50-3.50/SF.

Now the bad news - if asbestos containing, can run from $5-10/SF. Many homeowners in that situation go the other legal route - have it encapsulated with an asbestos-rated sealant by an asbestos contractor, then paint it and leave it for the next homeowner to decide what to do about it. Some contractors encapsulate it and then put a 1/4" thick drywall layer over it - this usually looks like a disaster unless it has a VERY rough textured finish on it, because putting drywall sheet over a rough surface like popcorn invariably means a wavy surface commonly looks like a gently rolling ocean surface.

?
Hair spray is one of those things that is really bothersome.  We've run into this alot unfortunately.  And NOTHING we've found will actually clean it off.  The problem is that if you just paint over it, you still see shiny spots wherever the hairspray was.

Our companie's policy is to prime the area with any bonding primer.  This will seal the hairspray in and not let it affect the next coat of paint.  It would also be a good idea to lightly sand the area first.

Our recommendation for primer would be Zinsser's BIN Spray (red can) and can be bought at most paint stores or home improvement stores.  Other than that, any thing that specifically says "bonding" for a primer should be adequate enough. 
?
This is a good question.  However, the question makes the assumption that there is a paint that covers everything in 1 coat, which I don't believe is the case.  My recommendation is Benjamin Moore's Aura.  Now the fine print.  Aura will cover very well because it dries to approximately twice the thickness of other paints.  However, Aura says it will cover any color in never more than 2 coats, but there are exceptions to that as well, including some deep reds.  The main thing is the color change.  If the color you are using is within the same family of colors, you have a chance, we've also had pretty good success of grey covering over tan in 1 coat, but if you're making a major color change, don't expect any paint to cover perfectly in 1 coat.

Some other 1 coat coverage paints you could use would be Sherwin Williams Duration, and Behr Ultra Premium Plus.

Hope this helps! 
?
Without seeing the project I'm not sure exactly what is happening.  HOWEVER, I've never heard of someone "floating" over paint blisters - just logically that can't work.  If air or moisture are trapped (because that's what causes blisters) painting over them won't fix the initial problem.

I have a couple suggestions - My first would have been to contact the paint manufacturer - whether it's sherwin williams, benjamin moore, behr, etc. to see if they would send a rep out to give their recommendation.  We have done this before starting a project to get the best possible recommendation for work to be done and have found them to be very helpful in diagnosing what is currently going on and the best way to fix it.

If that doesn't work, I would call either the better business bureau or maybe the local paper if your contractor isn't willing to work through the problem with you.  Also, If your contractor warrantied the work I might re-read that to see what they cover if anything.  

My guess is that there will have to be some sort of dispute resolution process.

Hope this helps! 
?

Interior Painting reviews in Charlottesville

B

Rating
I contacted for an estimate to paint an average sized bedroom, which needed a lot of prep & repair work. The ceiling was peeling and there was a settlement crack. The room was totally empty so no furniture needed to be moved or worked around. Also, our single car wooden garage door needed to be sanded and repainted. Heritage ...More was very responsive as far as setting up an appointment to give us an estimate, and arrived and took a look, answered all my questions, and told me what would be involved. He e-mailed an estimate very promptly. The only problem is that the estimate he gave us was more than twice the price of two other painting companies, one of which we went with, and whose work we are very happy with. Otherwise, I believe this company is knowledgeable and professional, they just were overpriced in my opinion.
- Stephanie D.
A

Rating
Wonderful job! Mr. was exceptionally professional and generous with his time and expertise, advising us in regards to color choices (the hardest part!). He worked with our time constraints and coordinated with other home improvement professionals working in the same space. The painter, , did a flawless ...More and clean job. When a small space on a newly painted wall was damaged by the other workers, I called Mr. for advise on how to touch up the wall, and he offered to come back out to the house to fix it! Good luck finding another business owner who is that generous with their time, especially considering that we were only a modest job for .
- Pamela L.
A

Rating
We were pleased with the work. We felt we paid a fair price. About 2/3 of the house was painted. The rest is brick.
- Linda T.
A

Rating
we have used for 35 years and the reason is clear, Guitar. is punctual and a perfectionist. He inspects the job after the painters finish and if he is not happy with something he has them do it over. Just like his saying "we do it right the first time".
- Sherry B.
A

Rating
worked hard, and cleaned the house well. He walked the job, then discussed with me what he was doing. He didn't take a break or pause in his work I don't think! Would recommend him to give you careful attention, and to do a good job.
- ANNE C.
A

Rating
and his crew were amazing. has a strict attention to detail that he hangs his hat on. He takes pride in his work and will do what is necessary to ensure the quality product. There were two small areas that we felt needed to be touched up, and sent someone over as soon as our schedule ...More allowed to fix them. As a customer, you want to feel like the person you are paying will perform the work as if they were doing it on their own home. This is how I felt with . They took care to protect our home so that there was little to do other than enjoy our newly painted walls. They will be our painting company going forward.
- todd B.
A

Rating
I don't think they knew what they were walking into. I had tried to remove the wallpaper in my master bedroom myself and left a ton of the glue behind. They sanded, patched and painted the entire room and even stayed over the time I paid for to get the job done. It looks fantastic. A+ job I plan on using them again for any future painting needs I have.
- michael N.
A

Rating
The crew that did the upstairs bedroom did an outstanding job. They were extremely courteous and professional. They did the fourth wall a different color and the "line" between the colors is perfectly straight; exactly what you hope for but hard to achieve.
did the guest bath on the first floor and was very ...More clean and did a nice job. Everyone was very punctual and completed the jobs in a timely fashion.
Would recommend to anyone.
- Pauline R.

Interior Painters in Charlottesville, VA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

A & G Painting

GORDONSVILLE
Gordonsville

A Powerhouse Move

644 Edwardian Lane
Waynesboro

A.E. Turner Painting

P.O. Box 316
Madison

AAPAINTING, LLC

5701
Crozet

Adams Custom Painting

1712 Old Forge Rd
Charlottesville

Alan Dixon Service

1495 South
Charlottesville

Albemarle Home Services Inc

4102 Dickerson Rd
Charlottesville

Alphin and Associates LLC

22 Villa Ave
Gordonsville

Alvarez Painting

2407 commonwealth dr.
Charlottesville

ALY B PAINTING

1508 OXFORD RD
Charlottesville

Anderson Quality Painting

935 Charlton Ave.
Charlottesville

Anything and Everything

2028 Richmond rd.
Troy

Arrowhead Construction Company

387 Wilhoits Lane
Rochelle

Backyard Boys Enterprise

3570 Presidents Rd
Scottsville

Bassett Home Services LLC

1688 Buck Rd
Crozet

BEAMS PAINTING

417 WOODHAVEN CT
Charlottesville

Benchmark Builders LLC

108 Meadowview Lane
Locust Grove

Best Painting

Ruckersville, VA
Ruckersville

Beverly's Home Repair

1244 Lanetown Rd
Crozet

Blue Mountain Painting & Restoration LLC

1125 Loving Rd
Gordonsville

Brad Santmyer

1037 Emory Pl
Virginia Beach

C&D Services

PO Box 7362
Charlottesville

C&O Home And Business Services LLC

10429 Old Lawyers Road
Unionville

C'Ville Construction

963 Dry Bridge Rd
Charlottesville

Cameron Pritchett

Stanardsville

CASTLE HILL CUSTOM INTERIORS

625 Davis Ave
Charlottesville

Castlewood Construction LLC

1346 N Blue Ridge Tnpk
Madison

CertaPro Painters of Charlottesville VA

3502 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville

Charlottesville Handyman Services, LLC

1710 Tinkers Cove Rd
Charlottesville

Charlottesville Roofing and Siding

43 Daniels Rd
Barboursville

Clint Birkhead

1504 Early St
Charlottesville

COMPLETED SERVICES INC

P.O. Box 7583
Charlottesville

CONSTRUCTION UNLIMITED

817 Monacan Trail Rd
Charlottesville

Curb Appeal

20745 Lahore road
Orange

Custom Contracting & Design

8100 Summer Rest Lane
Greenwood

Cville Remodel

507 E Daffodil Rd
Ruckersville

Dalcinco Carpentry & Painting Services

1372 Stoney Ridge Rd
Charlottesville

Dalton Painting, Inc.

P. O. Box 1100
Louisa

Daryl Durham

3062 Burnley Station Rd
Barboursville

Dave's Rent A Husband Handyman Service

9772 Louisa Rd
Gordonsville

Decks By DeMers

2523 Ridge Road
Palmyra

DESI LEW PAINTING & SVC

1459 MONTEREY DR
Charlottesville

Design Plus, LLC

132 Green St
Locust Grove

Doug Seal & Sons, Gen Contractors

6301 Sealville Rd
Crozet

Dr. Lee's Home Repair

140 Lorillard Cir
Danville

DUPREY CONTRACTORS INC

375 Summerfields Ln
Ruckersville

Earth and Stone Construction

785 Oak Grove Dr
Mineral

ED Mawyer

111 Stratford Ct
Charlottesville

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

Elite Painting & Home Improvements, LLC

3022 magnolia Bend
Charlottesville

Expertise Painting,Inc.

3185 Priddy Court
Barboursville

Five Star Painting of Central Virginia-Charlottesv

977 Seminole Trail #367 VA
Charlottesville

FRAZIER PAINTING

2340 DAVIS SHOP RD
Earlysville

Fresh Coat Painting of Staunton

1234 Suite A Middlebrook Ave.
Staunton

G & P Painting service

871 chapman rd
Standardsville

George's Painting Service

1500 Carlton Ave
Charlottesville

Glen Hudson General Contracting, Inc.

14114 Little Zion Road
Orange

Good Measure Carpentry

33 Wildwood Tr.

Greg Akers Contractor

139 mitchell point rd.
Mineral

HANDY SANDY & SONS

390 FIREHOUSE DR
Louisa

Handyman For Hire

619 Durrett Town Road

HMMC Custom Homes

13641 Patrick Henry Hwy
Roseland

Home and Property Renovations

1304 Suite M, East Market St.
Charlottesville

Home Pride Power Wash

2040 Northwoods Pointe Dr
Charlottesville

Homestead Cleaning Svs

1109 Matthew Mill Rd
Ruckersville

Inside Out Painting

140 Buck Drive
Ruckersville

Integrity Home Contracting

677 Berkmar Cir
Charlottesville

Iron Pine Properties

620 Woodbrook Drive
Charlottesville

J A T Painting

1606 Townwood Ct
Charlottesville

J Brian Carr Painting

3450 Ennis Mountain Rd
Afton

j h mills general contractor

18 arapaho trail
Palmyra

J Thomas Construction

Charlottesville

J.E.GREENE JR. CONTRACTOR

1211 TISDALE RD.
Louisa

J.L. Pace Construction

1481 Antioch Road
Scottsville

jamies painting service

5364 secretarys sand rd
Esmont

Jeff's Handyman Services LLC

434 Elk Creek Road
Mineral

Jet Painting

112 Old Lynchburg Rd
Charlottesville

KB Contractors

3928 Antioch Rd
Scottsville

Kelley Brothers Construction

2775 doctors rd.9
Louisa

keystonemasonry

327 whitethorn ct

King Construction

3753 Stony Point Rd
Charlottesville

Kurt Lehnert Home Improvements

56 Whispering Pines Ln
Palmyra

La Galeria

1863B Seminole Trail, Woodbrook Shopping Center
Charlottesville

Lawson Painting Services

2524 Willard Dr.
Charlottesville

Lightfoot Painting & Construction

2200 Anderson Lane
Charlottesville

Lithic Construction

P.O. Box 5206
Charlottesville

Luis' Handyman Services

857 Swan Ridge Road
Charlottesville

Maid 4 You

3823 Richmond Road

Maintenance Tech Services LLC

308 Jefferson Dr.
Pamyra

marks painting

119 Cleveland Ave
Charlottesville

Matthews Contracting

146 jefferson drive
Palmyra

MGD Custom Paint LLC

2550 Chain Bridge Rd
Vienna

Michael Frazier Painting Contractor,LLC

6272 Springhill Road
Ruckersville

MID ATLANTIC HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC

416 Height hill Rd
Barboursville

Miller Tyme Construction, LLC.

1206 King Street
Charlottesville

MJ Fulton Services (Cvillepainter.com)

1321 Oak Tree Ln
Charlottesville

Montague Miller Co of Realtors

105 East Main Street
Orange

Monticello Painting

261 Beechnut drive
Keswick

Moon and Son Handyman

171 snowhill rd
Dyke

morales services

2609 EDISON ST NE
Roanoke

MSG Custom Woodwork & Painting LLC

1122 Daniel Morris Ln
Charlottesville

Neighbor Boys

Charlottesville

Noonan's Handyman & Landscape Design

2110 Bentivar Dr
Charlottesville

Nova Exteriors Inc

204 Mill St NE
Vienna

OLD TOWN PAINTING & DECORATING

8497 Batesville Rd.
Afton

Painting Services

60 Lodebar Est
Nellysford

PB&J Handyperson Service

8021 Pat Dennis Road
Scottsville

Piedmont Facilities Management

2811 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville

Piedmont Paint & Finish LLC

1701 Allied St
Charlottesville

Powell's Painting & Home Repair

1618 James River Road
Scottsville

Precision Painting

1018 jamesriver rd
Scottsville

Preferred Painting

980 Taylor's Gap rd.
Charlottesville

Prime Time Painting

8993 Poindexter Rd.
Louisa

R.A.Painting

1853 Scottsville Rd
Charlottesville

Randy's Handyman Expert Services

2601 Red Hill Heights
North Garden

reed Painting

1363 stoney ridge
Charlottesville

Ricks Drywall

132 Maywood Ln.

Rodney's Painting Service

2527 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville

Rojas Stevens Painting and Drywall

1735 Hearthglow Lane
Charlottesville

ROSE RESTORATION

2711 Dorr Ave
Fairfax

RSK CUSTOM CONSTUCTION

PO BOX 4231
Charlottesville

Rudy's Painting

335 Portico Way
Charlottesville

Sandy Meadows Services

53 homestead pl
Stanardsville

Serendipity Homes

24157 Timber Wolf Lane
Unionville

Settle Construction Inc.

1088 Kidds Dairy Rd
Scottsville

SLP Paint Co.

PO Box 5074
Charlottesville

Sublime Home Services

2010 Mountainside Place

Sun Painting

700 Merion Green
Charlottesville

Thomas-Henry Construction, LLC.

12414 Constitution Highway
Orange

Tim's Painting

1962 Heather Glen Rd
Charlottesville

TLA Home Improvement

15000 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Glenns

TOP Quality Home Improvements & Repairs

778 Cloverdale Rd
Bremo Bluff

TOP Quality Painting

1100 A River Court
Charlottesville

Total Interior

1068 Fox Hollow Lane
Palmyra

Trademark Construction Services

PO Box 72721
Richmond

Troy-Bilt Construction

9734 Spotswood Trail Rd
Stanardsville

Tumolo Custom Millworks LLC

646 Dogwood Dr
Stanardsville

Valley View Construction

3286 Welsh Run Road

Virginia Custom

3548 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville

VIRGINIA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

415 OLD COUNTY RD
Mineral

Walter Castillo

3900 April Ln
Earlysville

Waterworks Pressure Cleaning of Virginia

9119 Mahogany Dr
Chesterfield

Webber Painting Inc

946 Grady Ave
Charlottesville

Williams Custom Carpentry and Handyman

403 riverside dr.
Schuyler

Shop Local Interior Painting Services in Charlottesville, VA

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Charlottesville.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Interior Painter
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
CBS
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money