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The 5 Best Painters in Vancouver Who’ll Do Better Than Any DIY Attempt

The 5 Best Painters in Vancouver Who'll Do Better Than Any DIY Attempt
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The last time I attempted a DIY paint job in my living room, it looked less “crisp modern” and more “toddler finger-painting accident.”

There were rogue brushstrokes on the ceiling, a suspicious drip pattern resembling abstract art on the floor, and enough paint in my hair to rival a punk rocker. Since then, I’ve left the painting jobs to the professionals. 

If you’re anything like me, and want to avoid your home or office looking like a toddler painted it, you’re getting the help you need today. I tested out different painters in Vancouver and put together a list of all the best ones!

How much does it cost to hire a painter in Vancouver?

Expect to spend at least $40 an hour to hire a painter in Vancouver. This is just a price estimate. The price will change depending on the extensiveness of the painting project, and the professionalism of the painting company you choose.

How We Chose

Experience: I wasn’t after someone who just did basic paint jobs. I looked for painters who had experience tackling the toughest of kitchens, bathrooms, or whatever needed to be painted—both inside and outside.
Reputation: I looked for painters with consistent good ratings and positive comments about their work.
Clear communication: I looked for painters who were upfront and clear about their pricing and the project timeline. 
Insurance and licensing: I looked for painters who were properly licensed and insured, for everyone’s peace of mind.

1. MapleBrothers Painting & Renovation Ltd

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Address: 6100 Tiffany Blvd Unit 43, Richmond, BC V7C 5A8, Canada

Contact Details: +1 778-872-7524

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday – 9 AM to 5 PM 

Website: MapleBrothers Painting & Renovation Ltd

The people I spoke to couldn’t stop raving about the meticulous attention to detail and the pristine, clean finishes Maple Brothers Painting did on their homes. Whether it was an intricate trim job or a complete colour overhaul, Maple Brothers seemed to knock it out of the park every single time.

During my own initial consultation with Adam (one of their main painters), he didn’t shy away from making known their wide range of services, from critical drywall repair to masterful carpentry and the ever-daunting task of popcorn ceiling removal. 

They have a lot of experience doing multiple renovation projects. Best of all, their pricing was consistently reasonable during consultation – I later got confirmation from others that this was the case for them too.

However, they only work within the central Richmond and Vancouver areas. Additionally, from what I’ve been told, there were longer-than-expected wait times for project kickoffs at busy times.

Pros

  • workmanship
  • High-quality
  • Reasonable pricing

Cons

  • Long wait times
  • Limited service area

Customer Reviews

Work quality was excellent and went above and beyond 

“Maple Brothers did a phenomenal job on interior painting for my whole home!  The walls in my home are around 40 years old, but Adam and his team were able to help me paint and touch-up the walls so that they look brand new!  Adam was responsive, friendly, and helpful in guiding me on making decisions on paint colour and the work required.  The quote was detailed and thorough.  Adam and his team made sure the work quality was excellent and went above and beyond to help us touch up the walls beyond what was required.  Maple Brothers cared about our budget and was upfront with the service cost at the start. The team was also transparent about the time required for the job, and helped us get the job done on time (to fit our schedule). I highly recommend working with Maple Brothers.  Thanks Adam to you and your team for making our home look so beautiful!” 

Sharon Yuen Google Review 

Adam was very easy to deal with and communication was excellent

“In preparation for renovating the exterior of my home which included repainting stucco and chimney which was never painted before, I came across Maple Brothers while reading reviews from previous clients.  Adam was very easy to deal with and communication was excellent.  Being an exterior project I knew we were at the mercy of good weather to complete the job so plan early in the year as spring and summer are typically booked up because of this.  On the initial visit he took the time to walk through the site, answer all my questions but more importantly provided two different proposals (one being economical and the other focussed on quality even going so far as to elaborating on the difference in paint quality).  I ended up spending the extra money on higher quality paint.  Reality is prep work is the most important but it is the finished product you see.  Adam and his crew’s attention to detail in my project was definitely appreciated and I’m very happy with the result.  Quality of work, attention to detail and the fact that he took the time to educate me on my options rather than upselling is what I appreciated most.” 

Mani P Google Review 

2. Budget & Save Painters

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Address: 1200 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1J5, Canada

Contact Details: +1 778-737-8989

Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours

Website: Budget & Save Painters 

After weeks of Pinterest boards and colour swatches, I reached out to Budget & Save Painters for my kitchen revamp.

Right off the bat, they quickly got back to me to schedule a consultation. Kerry and Kelly had the kind of paint knowledge that made Google look like amateur hour.

They broke down the process, shared insights into the latest local trends, and overall, just made the whole planning phase feel like a breeze. It was clear they stand by thorough prep work – which, as someone who’s seen many DIY projects go sideways for lack of that, I appreciated. 

However, during the consultation, there was this air of mystery around the final costs. A ballpark figure would’ve eased some of my ‘am I about to blow my budget?’ anxieties.

And while they use an in-house team for the sake of consistency, they weren’t exactly flexible schedule-wise. It was like a back-and-forth game of tag trying to get them to come out to my place.

At least in the end, their painting made my kitchen stylishly cutting-edge and not a wreck.

Pros

  • In-house team
  • Helpful consultation 
  • Responsive initial communication 

Cons

  • Scheduling project date difficulties
  • Unclear on pricing at first

Customer Reviews 

Their attention to detail and warm, friendly service made the entire experience enjoyable

“I recently had the pleasure of hiring the fantastic team at Budget & Save Painters to brighten my condo in Kits, and I couldn’t be happier with the results! Kerry and Kelly were not only highly skilled professionals who quickly transformed the dark walls to a warm white, but they were also incredibly personable and communicative throughout the process. From the initial consultation to the finishing touches, their attention to detail and warm, friendly service made the entire experience enjoyable. I highly recommend Budget & Save Painters to anyone seeking professional painters who not only get the job done quickly and flawlessly but also make the process stress-free. Thank you Kerry & Kelly!” 

Mandy MacRae Google Review 

Very pleased with the outcome and have received several compliments

” I hired Budget & Save Painters for an interior paint job, based on its excellent reviews and pricing. The company did not disappoint. Kerry was responsive, professional, super efficient and did a top notch job. Kerry was thorough in reviewing what was entailed with the project, went out of his way to meet my tight deadline and was within my budget. I am very pleased with the outcome and have received several compliments from family and friends on the quality of the work. And, Kerry is such a pleasure to work with. I appreciate his attention to detail, his efficiency and his follow up to ensure that my needs were met.  I highly recommend Budget & Save Painters!” 

Andree Walsh Google Review 

3. Wonderwalls Painting

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Address: 860 Jervis St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2B2, Canada

Contact Details: +1 604-700-3802

Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours 

Website: Wonderwalls Painting

I recently spoke with someone who used Wonderwalls Painting to spruce up their office space. 

From what I was told, getting the appointment set was kind of a hassle like playing Tetris with their calendars, but eventually, they locked an appointment in.

Once they got past that, though, Darren and his crew came through and absolutely killed it. Apparently, the office looked like it jumped straight out of a fancy design magazine.

And from what I heard, Wonderwalls Painting kept everything and treated the office as if it was their own space the entire project. They laid down drop cloths and made sure the place was spotless before they packed up for the day.

This seemed to be a common experience with Wonderwalls (everyone I talked to about them described the job in similar ways), so I went to check out some of their work for myself. The paint lines were so sharp even a perfectionist would nod in approval – I couldn’t find anything to complain about.

Pros

  • Cleanliness
  • High-quality paint job

Cons

  • Scheduling difficulties

Customer Reviews 

Extremely communicative, easy to work with and professional

“Outstanding service, super nice and hard-working, high-quality work and fairly priced/within budget. The Wonderwalls Painting team did a fantastic job painting my apartment! From the color consultation to the last day of the project, they were extremely communicative, easy to work with and professional. I was impressed with their great attention to detail and the care they put into their work. Darren and his team went above and beyond – they truly care about their clients. I highly recommend them and I will use their services again!” 

Anissa Tifoura Google Review 

Darren’s workmanship and commitment to do a first class job was evident 

Darren was contracted to paint the brick wall of our fireplace. His workmanship and commitment to do a first class job was evident from the awesome end result ! Working cleanly and going over the wall with 4 coats, ensuring the little spots we’re covered. Painting brick is tricky – it absorbs paint, there’s grout, little crevices etc. He made sure everything was covered well, cleaned up the area and we have a beautiful, contemporary look! Thanks Darren!” 

Naved Noorani Google Review 

4. Wow 1 Day Painting

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Address: 640 W Broadway #205, Vancouver, BC V6H 2P8, Canada

Contact Details:  +1 888-969-1329

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday – 8 AM to 7 PM 

Website:  Wow 1 Day Painting

Many people I talked to said that Wow 1 Day Painting was a one-stop-shop for all their painting woes.

I actually got to observe them painting someone’s basement, fortunately, and I saw why they got so much praise. The crew was efficient, tidy, and surprisingly communicative throughout the entire process. 

And yes, they actually made the one-day magic happen, which is a game-changer for anyone looking to avoid the chaos of a prolonged project. 

However, I noticed that the rush job left a few corners cut. There were a few stray brush strokes here and there when I looked closer. It’s a minor gripe, but worth mentioning if you’re the type to seek absolute perfection while still demanding max speed!

Pros

  • Fast and one day service
  • One-stop-shop 

Cons

  • Quality may suffer due to speed

Customer Reviews

I loved their work so much I gave them the exterior as well

“This is an overdue review. The project was big about 6000 sqft house with lead filled paint and wallpaper. It took 7 days and 15 to 20 amazing workers, areas were blocked off the work done on the walls and ceilings… wow we had this dark green textured thick wallpaper and now beautiful white walls you can never tell once upon a time there was wallpaper. We were living inside the house while this work was being done, everyone on Jeanette’s team was awesome. I loved their work so much I gave them the exterior as well. They did an amazing job. Sure there were little hiccups along the way, but Jeannette and Walter were right there to sort it out and fix it…there was no nickel and diming me here which i love…I do need them to come back for a couple of things but I know when I reach out I am greeted with care and excitement. I was hesitant to give them this project as most reviews indicate smaller projects…I think communication is key I wish they did other work other than painting so I can invite them back for other renovation work.” 

sam algra Google Review 

They completed the entire job in one day

“I highly recommend the team at Wow One Day Painting. They painted an office for us and it looks great. They completed the entire job in one day. The team were polite, quick and thorough. When we decided to add some extra parts to the job on the day, they were happy to do this with no complaint and clearly explained what the additional cost would be so that there were no surprises when it came time to pay.” 

Olivia Woolwich Google Review 

5. Hemlock Painting

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Address: 5687 Gray Ave, Vancouver, BC V6S 0K7, Canada

Contact Details:  +1 604-250-2561

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 8 AM to 6 PM 

Website: Hemlock Painting

Some friends of mine decided it was finally time to give their living room a much-needed facelift and used the paint services of Hemlock Painting. Since the company was on our shortlist, I asked if I could pay them a visit to see the living room.

From what I saw there, Hemlock’s craftsmanship is impeccable. Great attention to detail—not a streak or missed spot in sight. 

And based on what my friend shared with me, they’re great at communication. Updates, check-ins, you name it—from the moment they asked for a quote right up until they packed up their last drop cloth.

Their commitment to top-notch paint and materials was evident, too. Their living room didn’t just get a new colour. It got a glow-up with some of the best stuff on the market.

I did raise my eyebrows at their quoted price, yet seeing the finished product had me understanding where every penny went. Still, for those on a tighter budget, it might be a bit of a gulp moment. 

Pros

  • High-quality craftsmanship
  • Top-notch painting materials
  • Excellent communication 

Cons

  • A little expensive

Customer Reviews

The paint job itself was of top quality. I love my newly painted house.

“We are pleased to recommend Hemlock Painting based on our very positive experience.

Following our first contact to the Hemlock Painting promptly scheduled a walk-through to estimate our residential painting job, arrived on time, and provided a detailed quote on the spot for the work. Their price was competitive and fair. Our job had to be done under a tight deadline, and when we had formally arranged the work with Hemlock Painting they worked with us closely to be sure the job was completed on time. The paint job itself was of top quality. I love my newly painted house. Thanks a million to Omar and Angelo for their job. Overall, we experienced excellent service and professionalism from Hemlock Painting, and we recommend them HIGHLY.” 

Elaheh Gholamzadeh Google Review 

A focused group of painters that were on task and demonstrated their skill

“Recently I had the interior of my house painted by Hemlock Painting! I cannot say enough good things about this company. From the initial meeting with Paul to discuss the project and the estimated costs, I was impressed with the caring attitude and professionalism displayed. The painting team led by Omar were a focused group of painters that were on task and demonstrated their skill and that they cared about the work they did. All of my questions and concerns were addressed promptly. I love my newly painted house. I highly recommend Hemlock Painting.” 

Elizabeth Kruk Google Review