House painting can strike fear into the hearts of the bravest warriors. The coveralls, the painter’s tape, the mixing, the rolling, the ladders! And don’t get us started on color matching! Each element becomes more complicated than the last and outdoor painting is a danger all to itself. Rather than risk your life and limb trying to DIY a clumsy, chipped paint job, why not kick back with a beer and leave it to the professionals?
If you’re in Pittsburgh or the surrounding area, these seven businesses should be your go-tos for any painting, staining, or sealing.
The Pittsburgh Painting Co. was founded in Pittsburgh in 1978, meaning it’s been around long enough to remember the last time the Pirates won the World Series. The business was started by the father of the current owner, Bill, before being passed down to him and his brothers. With nine professional painters on staff, The Pittsburgh Painting Co. has painted more East End homes than any other Pittsburgh painting contractors.
PP Co. will work on residential and commercial buildings in Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Point Breeze, Regent Square, Oakland, Schenley Farms and any other area of Allegheny County. To ensure the best work, their painters follow a four phase process: preparation (drop cloths, cracked filled, baseboards taped, rotten wood replaced), painting (beginning with thorough priming), cleaning and restoration (furniture returned to its proper place, tape removed, rooms swept and vacuumed), and inspection (workers and client approve completion). With this process in place as well as their status as a bonded and insured company, you can rest easy knowing the job is being done right.
Pittsburgh Painting Co. can assist you with all your painting needs, including:
Interior and exterior
Clear coat and staining
Garage floor coating
Victorian restoration painting
Reviewer Thomas Katz wrote, “The painters they sent were wonderful! Very professional, neat, and punctual. Not only did they do a fantastic job, they were the nicest guys too. I couldn’t have had a better experience. The rooms look amazing, and the way they cleaned up after they were done, looked like no one had even been there! I highly recommend this company.”
Fagan Painting LLC is a Better Business Bureau accredited painting contractor known for making their client’s happiness the priority in every project. They can help customers completely reimagine and revamp their property, from planning, to painting, to finishing. Fagan Painting is committed to never cutting corners in their work and will provide you with beautiful, sturdy enough work that will last through dozens of tough Pittsburgh seasons.
Using their trained painting teams and the in-depth explanation of their various services and processes on their website, Fagan Painting LLC can help you fall in love with your house again. Turn to them for offerings like:
Interior and exterior
English Style Tudor home restoration
Deck staining and sealing
On Google Reviews, Jason Merlini praised Fagan Painting LLC, writing, “This company takes so much pride in their work. I was truly blessed to stumble upon these guys. I would of given them 6 stars if there was an option. If you want reliable, dependable, fantastic painting job, this is the company to call!!!”
At first glance, the name Bella’s Army can bring up questions like: Who is Bella? Why does she have an army? Well, once you see her face you’ll know why Bella is so popular and how she could amass such a following. The titular Bella is a Welsh Pembroke Corgi and the mascot of this business. The founders were inspired by Bella’s tireless work ethic and enthusiasm for life and decided to apply that same joie de vivre to their painting.
The owners of Bella’s Army were trained by a national painting company when they began, but soon realized they wanted to focus on local service here in Pittsburgh. They understand that a home is an investment worthy of care and consideration so they strive to be as friendly and communicative as Bella herself.
With free no-obligation quotes, Bella’s Army will mobilize to Pittsburgh, Gibsonia, Cranberry, Wexford, Murrysville, Fox Chapel, North Hill, South Hills, Mount Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Bridgeville, Lawrenceville, Shadyside, Sewickley, and other surrounding areas for all your painting needs, like:
Interior and exterior
Deck and fence staining
Basement and garage floors
Cabinet painting and finishing
Door, window, and trim work
Brad Templeton gave Bella’s Army 5/5 stars and gave them this generous review: “My Wife and I couldn't be happier with the work Bella’s Army has done for us! I was impressed with Brian’s prompt response with an estimate. I was happy with the estimate and I have to say it was well worth the price, and a good value overall… They really went the extra mile to make sure we were 100% satisfied. The job was completed without any surprises or problems. In my opinion Bella’s Army are at the top of their trade…”
Pittsburgh’s Precision Brush Painting is a licensed and insured business owned and operated by Aaron Obringer. Obringer is known for the friendly, communicative manner and high quality craftsmanship of his business. PPBP does all it can to go above and beyond client expectations, earning immense satisfaction. PPBP even has eco-friendly paint options, meaning they can please even the pickiest Pittsburgher.
Pittsburgh’s Precision Brush Painting will travel to Pittsburgh, the North Hills, South Hills, Bethel Park, Fox Chapel, Plum, Bellevue, and more. By contacting them, you will receive a free estimate and, although they specialize in exterior painting, PPBP can help you with:
Exterior and interior
Conventional and special coatings
Custom colors and color matching
Alena Martin sang Pittsburgh’s Precision Brush Painting’s praises, commenting, “Incredible customer service and outstanding painting job. Trusting a painter inside your home is a big deal, so I was very skeptical about doing this. However, Pittsburgh Precision Brush Painting proved themselves and did a great job overall. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for suitable painters!”
Higgins Professional Wall Covering & Painting Inc.
Higgins Professional is a business with the experience, the awards, and the loyal clientele that matters. Founded by Don Higgins, a man with three decades of professional painting experience under his belt, Higgins Professional has been providing top quality work for over 10 years. Motivated by customer satisfaction, Higgins and his team will over-communicate (you read that right) with their customers regarding project needs, timeframes, and cost. By utilizing project management skills, Higgins provides advanced services, as evidenced by their multiple Angie’s List awards.
Higgins Professional Wall Covering & Painting Inc offers equal consideration to all customers, from residential home owners to general contractors. If you find yourself in need of any of the following services, they may be the perfect fit for you:
Interior and exterior
Wallpaper installation and removal
Wood staining and finishing
Ceiling and drywall repair
Garage and basement coating
Deck staining and sealing
User John McCloskey wrote on Google Reviews, “As a general contractor, we have worked with many painters over 32 years. Higgins has definitely risen to the very top of the pile. Their attention to detail is excellent. They listen carefully and execute swiftly. You will not be disappointed.”
Honest Renovators is the one-stop shop for all home services in Pittsburgh, including painting. Owned by John Davidson, HR finds the meeting place between superior craftsmanship, affordable service, and humor, all with a delightful Pittsburgh twist. They can handle anything, from the most creative Terrible Towel themed kitchen, to a single off-white accent wall. With a focus on longevity and quality, any work done by Honest Renovators is done with a lifetime of wear and tear in mind.
Honest Renovators has served over 1,000 satisfied clients in the Pittsburgh area, painting both indoor and outdoor areas. If you’re from the city, you know neighborhood rivalries can be contentious, so having a sharp paint job is essential. Honest Renovators will help you plan an exterior paint job that will turn your neighbors green with envy and an indoor repaint that will leave them standing outside your window looking in like Dickensian orphans in the snow.
You can call, text, or email to receive a free estimate and a free hoodie. Honest Renovators will blow you away no matter what task you throw at them, like:
Interior and exterior painting
Stripping and sanding
Deck repair and staining
Trim and window work
Craig Jackson was impressed with Honest Renovator’s service, remarking, “Awesome experience from start to finish! Mark was very professional, informative and personable. Work crew was efficient. Quality manager was also professional and easy to talk to. All around experience was refreshingly stress free! My husband and I will definitely be using this company for future projects! Highly recommend hiring Honest Renovators!”
Let messy trim, uneven coats, and mysterious splotches be a thing of the past. With these seven A+ businesses dying for you to call, there’s no longer an excuse for you to ignore that yellowed, peeling paint in your bathroom. So, get up, grab your phone (if you aren’t already on it), set up an appointment, and start looking forward to the joys of a fresh coat of paint.
Nora Tomer is a born and bred Pittsburgher who currently attends Chatham University as a fourth-year creative writing major. She loves dogs, comics, and anything vaguely fantastic. You can connect with Nora on LinkedIn.