To provide you with a listing of the best painters in San Francisco, we've analyzed thousands of license records from the California license board, local building permits and feedback from several thousand California residents and construction professionals. If you are considering hiring a painter, we recommend double-checking their license status with the license board and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes.
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Hiring a contractor in San Francisco
Who to hire?
Contractors in San Francisco are licensed by the California State License Board (CSLB), which regulates general contractors and 45 specialty classes (e.g. plumbing, electrical, etc.). When you click on a contractor to access their full profile, you should check their license type to verify that they are appropriate for your specific project.
How much should it cost?
Rates in San Francisco tend to be about 25% higher than the rest of the US. There are a lot of factors that can influence the cost for your project. We recommend using our bidding system to make sure you get a competitive quote. You can also browse our San Francisco project map to get a sense for cost in your neighborhood.
How can you protect yourself?
Hiring a contractor who holds an active license with the CSLB ensures they have several years of verified experience in their field and have passed an examination administered by the state. Licensed contractors are also subject to a criminal background check and hold an active bond to protect you in case their work is defective.