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The Best Painting Companies in San Bernardino County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Painting contractors in San Bernardino County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the painters that have exceeded the minimum California state standard. They are the painting companies in San Bernardino County proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and reliability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as commercial painters or house painters in San Bernardino County CA.

Updated January 22, 2018

 The TOP 10 Painting Companies in San Bernardino County CA

Midwest Painting
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(909) 973-4595
779 North Reservoir St
Pomona, CA 91767
State Contractor's License #935566
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 EPA Lead Safe Certified

Areas Served: San Bernardino County
Services: painting company for interior & exterior painting, residential & commercial
Key Brands: Dunn Edwards (Dunn-Edwards Paints), Sherwin-Williams Paint

First Quality Painting
(909) 627-3774
13933 Sycamore Way
Chino, CA 91710

Areas Served: San Bernardino CA, Ontario CA, Rancho Cucamonga CA, Fontana CA, Yucaipa CA

Asbury's Painting Contractors
(909) 627-9927
13748 Iroquois Pl #B
Chino, CA 91710

Areas Served: Fontana CA, Rancho Cucamonga CA, Highland CA, San Bernardino CA, Ontario CA

The Best Painting Companies in San Bernardino County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 

The state of California requires that painting contractors in San Bernardino County CA be licensed by the state with the C33 license specifically for painting, including interior painting, exterior painting, residential painters, and commercial painters in San Bernardino County.   The C-33 license for painting companies is a legal requirement for all projects over $500 including labor and materials. The painting contractors must be licensed to be able to submit bids.  

But even the state license is no guarantee that any particular painting company in San Bernardino County CA is doing business honestly, is delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all commercial painters and house painters in San Bernardino County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as research phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, proof of liability insurance and workers comp insurance for your protection, good complaint record, verified state license, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

Things To Look For with Painters in San Bernardino County CA

Preparation Work Should Be Done By The Painter
Preparing the surface that's to be painted (prep work) is critical because a poorly prepared surface won't hold paint properly no matter how good the paint is or how well it's applied.  The best painting companies in San Bernardino County will do thorough prep work.  Preparing the surface can include pressure washing, possibly with a product that kills fungus and mildew, hand scraping surfaces, sanding, filling holes with caulk or epoxy filler, treating rusty nails, and removing wood rot. And prep work is labor time so the cheap painters in San Bernardino County often promote cut-rate pricing because unknown to you, they're not preparing the surface like they should, and this can mean the paint begins to flake and chip within months, or comes off the next time your home or building is power washed. 

Paint Quality
Price quotes from painting companies in San Bernardino County can differ and one reason might be the paint they're planning to use because paint costs can vary widely from $12 to $45 per gallon.  And it's not just about the brand. Every brand, even the best ones, have starter grades that aren't meant to last as long. In fact, the starter grade of a high quality brand will not perform as well as a higher grade paint within a less expensive brand.  These cheap paints can fade noticably in as little as a few months.

The best painting companies in San Bernardino County will specify in writing the
1) Brand
2) Grade
3) Product number 

Getting that information allows you to see why price quotes might differ. Also, some painting contractors water down the paint in order to use less of it. It's another way that cheap painters in San Bernardino County can appear like a bargain when they really aren't. So make sure the written bid includes the number of gallons to be used, and if it seems low compared to someone else, be sure to ask why.

The type of paint to be used also influences price quotes. Flat finish paints may be water based, where semi-gloss can be oil-based or latex-based paints. Oil-based is considered more durable so the job will last longer but latex will hold its sheen better. If you have a preference, make sure the painting company has experience with it, since some new painters have never worked with oil-based paints.    Many painting companies in Chino, Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino CA have experience working with organic paints, no-VOC and low-VOC paints (Volatile Organic Compounds). These options can cost a little more but some consumers prefer these paints as more environmentally friendly, or better for interior painting since they can have less of a smell with less off-gassing of chemical components.  Other options include elastomeric paint, which boasts increased durability and flexibility, and water repellent finishes, which last longer in outdoor environments.

Paint Application
Many painting companies in San Bernardino County use only brushes and rollers, insisting that this traditional method means a longer lasting paint job because the paint adheres to the surface more completely, and allows for better detail work.  Other painting companies use airless sprayers, a modern method that can cut the time it takes to paint.  Some painting contractors might use a combination, starting with airless sprayers and then going over it with brushes and rollers.   

Color consultation
The best painters in San Bernardino County will have seen different designs and color combinations over hundreds of previous painting jobs that they can share with you. They may also know what color combinations are among the latest trends in painting.   Some painting companies in San Bernardino County provide virtual computer color consultation so you can really see the potential result of your choices. These devices have virtually eliminated the guesswork involved in optimizing your new color scheme.

If you have custom colors done, ask the painting contractors to provide you with a custom color card with actual samples of the paint that was used as a record for the future, including what brand and the exact mix formula. Then if you need touch ups in the future, you'll know the exact match for your existing paint. 

The owner of the painting company is a state-licensed painting contractor and may have years of industry experience, but what about the crew who will actually be doing the painting? The best painting companies use experienced, long-term employees and journeyman painters who know how to apply paint in a way that lasts for many years. Cheap painting companies often hire day laborers off the street with dubious levels of experience and whom the painting contractor doesn't even really know.

Faux Painting  in San Bernardino County (Including Faux Finishing / Decorative Painting in San Bernardino County)
Faux painting or faux finishing are terms used for a wide variety of decorative painting techniques. Sometimes the intent is for the painted surface to look like some other material such as marble (faux marble) or wood grain (faux wood). Decorative painters in San Bernardino County are also who to call if you're looking for muralists (mural painters). These faux painters in San Bernardino County can paint scenic murals, or ones that create an optical illusion (trompe l'oeil) such as painting the illusion of three-dimensional depth on that flat wall or ceiling.

Some painting contractors do offer faux painting services or decorative painting services in addition to their house painting. A company that is decorative painting or faux finish painting only, need not be a licensed painting contractor. However, all decorative painters in San Bernardino County CA recommended by The Prime Buyer's Report still needed to show our research staff proof of general liability insurance, and if they have employees, proof of worker's comp insurance as protection for you.

Faux painting is more than just faux finishes and decorative finishes. Decorative painters in San Bernardino County can create texturing effects too. Sponge painting (or ‘sponging') is one commonly used method of adding texture to fresh paint.

The cost of faux finishing & decorative painters in San Bernardino County varies greatly depending on the skill and experience of the faux painters, the type of faux finish desired and on the complexity of decorative painting effects. Many good decorative painters in San Bernardino County will want to see the space to get decorative painting treatment, in order to give you a detailed estimate for the faux finishing or decorative painting you desire.

Some Painters in San Bernardino County CA Are A Much Better Value Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these painters in San Bernardino County CA: Midwest Painting, First Quality Painting, Asbury's Painting Contractors, Gordon Painting Co Inc, Advanced Exterior Service, Eagle Painting, Ram-Mar Painting Inc, Stafford Quality Painting Inc. Other painting contractors in San Bernardino County CA who might still be in business include: .




Questions To Ask Painters in San Bernardino County CA 

When it comes to interior and exterior painting by C33 licensed painting contractors in San Bernardino County, ask some questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the commercial painters or residential painters you're considering spending with.

• How long have the painting contractors been house painters or commercial painters in San Bernardino County?

• How many clients have the painting companies serviced in San Bernardino County?

• Can the painting companies give you names and numbers you can call as references? (All painting  contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called  by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)

• Do the painting companies have experience in the same kind of project as yours, such as residential painting versus commercial painting in San Bernardino County, or interior painters versus exterior painting?

• What are their hours of availability?

• How do the painting contractors determine pricing for residential painting or commercial painting jobs?

•  Can the painters vouch that all their employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All painting companies bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Do the commercial or residential painting contractors in San Bernardino County have active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All painting  companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)

• Will the painting contractors provide written estimates and if so, will it detail the exact brand of paint, grade of paint within that brand, number of gallons to be applied, and number of coats to be applied,  allowing you to make accurate comparisons among bids? For the same purpose, will it specify how many hours of prep work will be done, what tasks are included in that prep work, i.e. sanding, filling small holes, removing rot, etc.?

• Does the painting contractor provide written warranties for their labor beyond the 1 year warranty mandated by the state of California for C-33 licensed contractors?

• If the existing paint contains lead as is typical with paint applied many years ago, is the painting contractor EPA Lead Safe Certified for safe removal of the old paint and will they be following the required protocols to ensure your safety and avoid causing you legal liabilities from improper removal of lead paint?

• Does the painting contractor perform all phases of the work or do they hire subcontractors to finish the job?

• How long should it take the painting crews to complete the work?

• Are there any measures you should take before the painters show up (moving furniture, covering valuables, patching nail holes, etc.), or will the painting contractors provide such services?

• Do the licensed owner personally hire and train their painting crew?

• How and when do the painting contractors clean up the job site?

• Will you have access to your home while the painters are working?

• Will they provide a written contract and will it detail the amount of paint to be used, the brand, the grade, the product number, the number of coats, and the number of hours to be spent preparing the surface?

When you've selected the most suitable house painting or commercial painting contractor in San Bernardino County, make sure they are still licensed in good standing with a C33 contractors license to perform your painting services. (All painting companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report.)



Resources About Painting Companies in San Bernardino County 

Licensing & Trade Organizations Related to Painting in San Bernardino County
BBB Better Business Bureau (
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board (
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (
FCA Finishing Contractors Association (
MPDA Master Painters and Decorators Association (
MPI Master Painters Institute (
NAPP National Alliance of Professional Painters (
NPCA National Paint and Coatings Association (
PDCA Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (
IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League)

Painting and Decorating Media & Web Resources
The Faux Finisher Magazine
Painting Magazine
PaintPRO Magazine
Painting and Wallcovering Magazine
Faux Effects World Magazine

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Painting Contractors in San Bernardino County within the following zip codes:

92378, 92404, 92402, 92424, 91737, 92285, 92315, 92252, 92314, 92374, 91758, 92359, 92357, 92286, 92333, 92326, 92311, 92242, 92324, 92405, 92377, 92413, 92341, 91729, 92356, 92267, 92391, 92414, 91761, 92393, 92337, 92313, 92344, 92329, 91743, 92368, 92375, 92397, 92392, 92398, 92403, 91708, 92365, 92321, 92373, 91739, 91786, 92408, 92358, 92415, 92307, 92427, 92407, 92412, 92277, 92410, 92278, 92406, 92284, 92280, 92346, 92394, 92382, 92336, 92317, 91764, 92371, 91709, 92423, 92335, 92418, 91762, 92334, 92342, 92322, 92305, 92399, 92352, 92268, 92386, 92376, 92327, 92256, 92304, 92339, 92318, 92372, 91701, 92395, 92411, 92350, 91785, 91730, 92331, 92345, 92340, 92308, 92325, 91784, 92369, 91710, 91759, 92354, 92301, 92401, 92385, 91763 and 92312


Painting Companies Alta Loma CA

All Phases Painting Alta Loma CA 91701
Deaton Painting Alta Loma CA 91701
Eagle Painting Alta Loma CA 91737
First Choice Painting Alta Loma CA 91701
Kim & Kim Painting Alta Loma CA 91701
Muehlich Painting Inc Alta Loma CA 91701
Tom Sargent Painting Alta Loma CA 91701

Painting Companies Apple Valley CA

Bennett Painting Co Apple Valley CA 92307
Landry's Painting Apple Valley CA 92308
Landstar Apple Valley CA 92308
Painter Apple Valley CA 92307
Schaffer Painting Apple Valley CA 92307

Painting Companies Big Bear City CA

Bear Valley Painting Big Bear City CA 92314
R J Critelli Painting Big Bear City CA 92314
Superior Painters Big Bear City CA 92314

Painting Companies Big Bear Lake CA

Chuck's Painting Big Bear Lake CA 92315

Painting Companies Bloomington CA

Tuckers Services Bloomington CA 92316


Painting Companies Blue Jay CA

Martin Raynes Painting Contractor Blue Jay CA 92317

Painting Companies Chino CA

Aesthetic Arts Chino CA 91710
Ampco Painting Co Chino CA 91710
Asbury's Painting Contractors Chino CA 91710
First Quality Painting Chino CA 91710
Gordon Painting Co Inc Chino CA 91710
House Services By George Chino CA 91710
J F Mfg Chino CA 91710
K D & Son Painting Chino CA 91710
L D's Painting Chino CA 91710
M C Builders Chino CA 91710
Solutions Interiors Chino CA 91710
Tri-J Industries Chino CA 91710

Painting Companies Chino Hills CA

Alamo Painting Chino Hills CA 91709
Arc Coating Chino Hills CA 91709
Best Of Best Enterprise Chino Hills CA 91709
H S Painting Chino Hills CA 91709
Hoya Painting Co Chino Hills CA 91709
Kelly Painting Service Co Chino Hills CA 91709
Paek's Painting Chino Hills CA 91709
Park's Painting Chino Hills CA 91709
Prolite Painting Service Chino Hills CA 91709
Steve John's Painting Chino Hills CA 91709


Painting Companies Colton CA

Armor Coat Painting Colton CA 92324
Montclare Painting Colton CA 92324
Pyramid Painting Colton CA 92324
Rdm Painting Co Colton CA 92324


Painting Companies Crestline CA

Ross & Ross Painting Crestline CA 92325


Painting Companies Etiwanda CA

Arnold Fields Painting Etiwanda CA 91739
Born To Paint Etiwanda CA 91739


Painting Companies Fontana CA

Alameda Painting Co Inc Fontana CA 92335
Brothers Fleet Painting Fontana CA 92335
Brushmasters Fontana CA 92336
Cap Painting & Contracting Fontana CA 92336
Custom Effects Fontana CA 92336
Dmw Coatings Group Inc Fontana CA 92335
G & G Indl Painting Fontana CA 92335
J V Painting Fontana CA 92335
P 2 Painting Co Fontana CA 92337
Rudy's Painting Fontana CA 92336
Smile Painting Fontana CA 92336


Painting Companies Grand Terrace CA

Precision Painting Grand Terrace CA 92313
Spectrum Painting Grand Terrace CA 92313


Painting Companies Hesperia CA

Albertsons Painting Hesperia CA 92345
Erp Painting Hesperia CA 92345
Fresh Paint Painting Hesperia CA 92345
Larry C Gee Painting Hesperia CA 92345
Luke's Christian Painting Hesperia CA 92345
Painting World Hesperia CA 92345
Ram-Mar Painting Inc Hesperia CA 92345
World Of Colors Hesperia CA 92345


Painting Companies Highland CA

Absolute Custom Painting Highland CA 92346
Arreguin Painting Highland CA 92346
Gary Wood Professional Paint Highland CA 92346
J & K Painting Highland CA 92346
R H Tullis & Son Highland CA 92346
Tierra Sur Highland CA 92346


Painting Companies Joshua Tree CA

Pacific Painting Joshua Tree CA 92252


Painting Companies Lake Arrowhead CA

Accent Painting Lake Arrowhead CA 92352
Mark's Mountain Painting Lake Arrowhead CA 92352


Painting Companies Loma Linda CA

Polo's Painting Service Inc Loma Linda CA 92354
Richmont Painting Corp Loma Linda CA 92354


Painting Companies Montclair CA

B & J Painting Montclair CA 91763
Ccm Solutions Inc Montclair CA 91763


Painting Companies Oak Hills CA

A1 Quality Painting Oak Hills CA 92344
Advance Painting Oak Hills CA 92344


Painting Companies Ontario CA

Advanced Exterior Service Ontario CA 91762
Bostic Painting Ontario CA 91764
California Painting Co Ontario CA 91761
Choice Painting Co Ontario CA 91762
Diego's Painting Ontario CA 91764
Five Star Painting Ontario CA 91761
G & M Powder Coating Ontario CA 91762
Giant Painting Ontario CA 91761
Green's Industrial Painting Ontario CA 91764
Jpi Painting Co Ontario CA 91764
Miguel's Painting Ontario CA 91762
Vertex Coatings Inc Ontario CA 91762


Painting Companies Pioneertown CA

Mesa Painting Pioneertown CA 92268


Painting Companies Rancho Cucamonga CA

Aaa Seven Star Painting Co Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
All Phases Painting Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
American Coatings Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
Bill Waddell Painting Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
C G Paint & Wallcovering Contractor Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
California Painting Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
Chris Painting Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
Davidson Painting Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
General Coatings Corp Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
Phillip Ortiz Rancho Cucamonga CA 91729
Ray-Mac Painting Rancho Cucamonga CA 91701
Tgard Painting Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730


Painting Companies Redlands CA

Anderson's Painting Redlands CA 92374
Dunnrite Painting Redlands CA 92373
Ed Guttery Painting Redlands CA 92374
Impact Painting Redlands CA 92374
Riley's Paint Redlands CA 92373
Vic's Painting Redlands CA 92374
Warners New Wave Painting Redlands CA 92374

Painting Companies Rialto CA

All Star Painting Rialto CA 92377
Izzy Painting Rialto CA 92376


Painting Companies San Bernardino CA

Angies Painting San Bernardino CA 92407
Antonio Garcia Painting Co San Bernardino CA 92407
Best Painting San Bernardino CA 92408
Dave's Premium Painting San Bernardino CA 92405
Hilman Paint San Bernardino CA 92408
Luis Lemoine Painting & Stucco San Bernardino CA 92410
Premier Home Painting San Bernardino CA 92411
Premier Painting & Faux Finish San Bernardino CA 92404
Triple E Painting San Bernardino CA 92407


Painting Companies Upland CA

All Ways Painting Upland CA 91786
Angels Painting Upland CA 91784
C H Painting Upland CA 91784
Collins Painting Upland CA 91786
Collins Painting Co Upland CA 91786
Don's Painting Upland CA 91786
Dunek's Paint Upland CA 91786
M C Coatings Upland CA 91786
Metro Painting Upland CA 91786
Peter The Painter Upland CA 91786
Proworx Painting Upland CA 91786
Titus Painting Co Upland CA 91786
Treasure Painting Upland CA 91784

Painting Companies Victorville CA

American Heritage Painting Victorville CA 92392
Earls Paint Victorville CA 92394
Proworx Painting Victorville CA 92395
Trinity Painting Victorville CA 92392


Painting Companies Yucaipa CA

De Witt Painting Yucaipa CA 92399
Jerry's Painting Yucaipa CA 92399
Novak Painting Corp Yucaipa CA 92399
Stafford Quality Painting Inc Yucaipa CA 92399

Painting Companies Yucca Valley CA

Dominic's Custom House Painting Yucca Valley CA 92284









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