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The 5 Best Painters in Cork

Been wanting to give your house a new look? Nothing beats a fresh coat of paint!

But if you’re still unsure of who to hire for the painting job you need, good thing you stopped by. We’ve made the search easier for you by rounding up the best painters in Cork!

In this article, you’ll find a diverse range of painters who carry out domestic to industrial painting services plus all the details you’ll need as a prospective client such as tips to help you choose the right one and more. 

Before all that though, we’ve laid out some info on average painting costs to help you maximise your budget.

Average Painting Costs in Cork

Painters don’t have a fixed fee for their services as this would depend on the scope of the painting job. Some clients only need kitchen cabinet painting while some require both interior and exterior house painting.

Other factors painters consider include the size of the building and also the amount of time needed to complete the job.

To give you a rough estimate, the table below indicates the approximate costs for exterior and interior house painting according to Perfect Home Painting and Decorating.

3-bedroom residential house (dashed house) Does not include dashed walls, lift for 3+ story house, doors€275 (w/out paint) €340 (w/ paint)
3-bedroom residential house (painted house)  Does not include lift for 3+ story house, doors€1,050 (w/out paint) €1,320 (w/ paint)
3-bedroom residential house Does not include woodwork (doors, skirtings, window sills), radiators, kitchen furniture€1,700 (w/out paint) €2,090 (w/ paint)
3-bedroom residential house Does not include kitchen furniture€2,365 (w/out paint) €2,800 (w/ paint)
Kitchen cabinet (standard kitchen in 3-bedroom house) Does not include kitchen walls€1,150 (w/out paint) €1,320 (w/ paint)

Meanwhile, according to Original Style Painting and Decorating, some average prices for exterior house painting may be:

Bungalow (small)€4,000 – €7,000
Home/Weatherboard (in good condition)€7,000 – €10,000
Victorian house (small)€12,000 – €18,000
Larger homes and mansions€18,000 – €45,000

The Best Painters in Cork

Now that you’re more informed on how much money you’ll need to spend on painting services, let’s take a look at our top picks for Cork’s best painters!

1.   Michael Crowley Painter and Decorator

Michael Crowley Painter and Decorator's Homepage
SERVICESInterior and exterior painting, kitchen cabinet painting, staircase staining/varnishing and painting, furniture painting, and road marking
ADDRESSGlanmire, CO. Cork
[email protected]

Located in Glanmire, Michael Crowley Painter and Decorator is a painter with more than four decades’ experience. They service the domestic and commercial sectors and also conduct specialist painting jobs.

Their house painting services include both interior and exterior painting, furniture painting (kitchen cabinet, wardrobe, etc.), as well as staircase varnishing/painting.

They also boast of having serviced a collection of notable businesses in Cork such as the Clayton Hotel, PepsiCo, and the New Inn School, Glanmire, among others.

Aside from commercial establishments, they also offer road marking services for factories, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing plants, sports grounds, and the like.

However, their strength lies in residential painting services, as many satisfied clients can attest to.


  • With experience in diverse house styles
  • Specialist painting services (road marking)


  • No wallpapering services

Customer Reviews

Check out some comments from their satisfied customers:

“If you are looking for a painter then I can’t recommend Michael Crowley highly enough. He completed some work on my house recently and it is of the highest standard. Michael is punctual, efficient and was very professional from start to finish. He recommended colours for certain rooms and I must say he was spot on with everything he recommended to us. His knowledge of paint and painting techniques is incredible. A class act.” -David Haines

“Michael was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. Micheal and his lads spent a fortune on testers and I still couldn’t decide. Michael showed me some swatches of paint colours. In the end I told him to decide for me to match my kitchen colours ,frontroom and hall stairs and landing. I was so delighted with the finish.l couldn’t believe what I was looking at.My house looks fantastic, used colours I would never have chosen myself. I would strongly recommend Michael as Corks best painter plus they are very clean.” -Shiela Murphy

2.   Brush Strokes Painting and Decorating

Brush Strokes Painting and Decorating's Homepage
SERVICESKitchen spray and hand painting, internal and exterior painting, furniture, staircase, and fireplace painting  
Wallpaper and wall art
ADDRESS2 Upper John St, Shandon, Cork, T23 FHK2
CONTACT DETAILS+353 86 840 1659
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)

If you want to give your kitchen a grand revamp, check out Brush Strokes Painting and Decorating whose speciality is in hand and spray painting of kitchens.

Aside from their painting services (which include furniture, staircases, and so on), another great thing about them is that they also apply wallpaper—a good option if you want to cover your walls with something more temporary.

What’s more, their clients always award five stars to their services which is another reason why they’re aptly on our list.

Getting a quote from them is also more convenient with the virtual quote service on their website. Simply upload pictures of the areas in your house you want to get some painting done together with other details, and they’ll provide you with a quote.

On the downside though, you’ll notice that Brush Strokes’s painting work is largely centred on houses. Hence, if you’re looking for painting services for your office or commercial establishment, it would be wiser to check out the other options on our list. 


  • Wallpaper service
  • Kitchen painting speciality
  • Virtual quote service


  • Closed on weekends
  • Not suitable for commercial painting jobs

Customer Reviews

Below are some great sentiments from their customers:

“Thrilled with the work brushstrokes have done on my kitchen, looks beautiful…Thanks” -Mary Walters

“Derek was fantastic to deal with and very professional. He did an amazing job painting the kitchen units and was always neat and tidy. I would definitely recommend Brushstrokes Painting.” -Mary O’Brien

“Great job painting our cupboards, totally refreshed the kitchen. Wouldn’t hesitate booking again for another job.” -Chris Walsh

3.   McLoughlin & Son Decorators

McLoughlin & Son Decorators' Homepage
SERVICESPainting for domestic, commercial, health, hi-tech, pharmaceutical, religious, education, and government sectors
ADDRESSUnit 9, Ballincollig Commercial Park, Ballincollig, Cork
CONTACT DETAILS021-6017749 [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS6:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday to Friday)

McLoughlin & Son Decorators is a family-run company with more than 50 years’ experience in the industry.  We consider them to be one of the best painters in Cork for two reasons.

First, McLoughlin & Son Decorators’s services are the most accessible among our choices. Aside from having the longest number of operating hours, they extend their services on nights and weekends upon request.

Second, they are an award-winning painter whose expertise covers a wide range of sectors—from domestic to industrial plus the religious and educational sectors.

They’ve serviced businesses such as Tommy Hilfiger and financial institutions such as the Davy Stockbrokers.

Whether it be ceilings, metalworks, or woodworks, they ensure the quality of their painting job by first conducting the necessary surface preparations such as cleaning, sanding, priming, and the like.

They also have the knowledge to carry out specialist painting jobs such as in pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing plants, and hospitals, as well as faux painting for churches.

Meanwhile, some of the government offices and educational buildings they’ve rendered service to include the Cork County Council and St. John’s College.


  • Longest operating hours on our list
  • Night and weekend service available upon request
  • Accepts card payments 
  • Specialist painting services


  • No info on pricing for out of office hours services
  • No wallpapering services

Customer Reviews

See what their happy customers have to say about their services:

“This company was fantastic to deal with. So clean and professional. The care and attention to detail is top class. Brian and his team go above and beyond to deliver what the client wants for their home. The quality of work is to a very high standard. I felt very comfortable leaving my home and its contents in their hands. They are the only painting company I will be using in the future and I have no hesitation in recommending them!” -Deirdre Considine

“I contacted McLoughlin & Son Decorators to do a full house inside, including stairs and doors and some exterior work. Very punctual and on time service. Quick to quote and came when they said they would. They did great work repairing cracks and dents in the walls and finished the house to a great standard. Extremely happy with the results.” Aidan Browne

4.   Perfect Home Painting and Decorating

Perfect Home Painting and Decorating's Homepage
SERVICESResidential and commercial painting, wallpaper and wall art, interior design, soft wash exterior cleaning, and uPVC window spraying  
Click here for approx. wallpapering price
Click here for approx. landlord painting service price
Click here for approx. soft wash exterior cleaning price
ADDRESS14 Penrose Wharf, Penrose Quay, Cork
CONTACT DETAILS021-4533372 / +353-21-4533372
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS8:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday to Friday)

Located in Penrose Quay, Perfect Home Painting and Decorating is the painter to go if you want to go beyond renovating your home with a fresh coat of paint.

Aside from providing painting services to houses and commercial establishments, they also offer interior designing which includes space planning, design of bespoke furniture, and product sourcing, to name a few.

They also wallpaper and can even put up wall art. Their wall art services come in the form of wall paintings, murals, stickers, and decor.

Additionally, Perfect Home also advises on using the right kind of paint such as water-resistant or mould-resistant paint. Other useful info they provide with regard to paint includes the various types of paint brands as well as the most suitable type of paint finish.

And if you only need to change the colour of your windows, you can avail of their uPVC window spraying services.

Achieving the ‘perfect home’ isn’t complete without cleaning—Perfect Home realizes this as well because they also provide what they call soft wash exterior cleaning.

This service utilises a low-pressure cleaning process to eliminate dirt from the exteriors of your house. And while uncommon, they may even use power washing if necessary.


  • Wide range of services available
  • Cleaning services available
  • Includes pricing info


  • Closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Check out a number of rave reviews from their customers:

“Very pleased with the professional service we received from Voytek and his team. Fast, efficient, excellent response time. Will be using again.” -Irene O’ Flynn

“So happy with my painted kitchen, work was complete really quickly and transformed the whole room! Delighted.” -Ciara Kennedy

“Absolutely recommended service: excellent job done, punctual and fast, very clean and they also came back the day before for a last touch!! Reliable and professional.” -Felicia Ciocia

5.   Deco-Furbish Painters and Decorators

Deco-Furbish Painters and Decorators' Homepage
SERVICESInterior and exterior painting, interior design, colour advice, window and door maintenance, and crack repairs
ADDRESS32 Pearse St, Maulnaskehy, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, P85 CX23
CONTACT DETAILS023 885 9665 087 384 9972
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Saturday)

While many paint their houses for a new look, others choose to do so in the hopes of attracting buyers. If you’re after the latter, you can check Deco-Furbish Painters and Decorators.

From interior and exterior house painting down to renovation and repair services, their team offers solutions on how to upscale various areas of your home to sell it at the best price and quickly too.

Some of their painting services include free colour consultation, kitchen cabinet painting, wallpapering, including fibreglass wallpaper.

Furthermore, Deco-Furbish also provides window and door maintenance services, kitchen renovations, foyer, staircase, and hallway remodelling, as well as crack repairs.

We also especially like that they offer a free in-house consultation which would be followed by a more detailed quote.


  • Free in-home consultation
  • Wide range of services
  • Free colour consultation


  • Closed on Sundays
  • Shorter operating hours on Saturdays

Customer Reviews

Below are some comments from Deco-Furbish’s customers:

“The work and craftsmanship carried out by the Deco-Furbish team is now completed and I love my NEW home! They have transformed a very tired house into a sparkling new home. I wish to express my sincere thanks for the magnificent exterior work and interior painting and decoration carried out in such a professional way. Deco-Furbish are passionate and professional in everything that they do, from the beginning stages with the pre-planning and consultation right through to the completion of the job. It is with great pleasure as a very satisfied customer that I have no hesitation in recommending Deco-Furbish West Cork should you be considering refurbishing your home. You will not be disappointed. In fact you will be thrilled! Great job Deco-Furbish! Thank you.” -Aidan O’Driscoll

“Joseph and his team have just completed the exterior decoration of our house. The entire process was extremely professional from initial contact, to scheduling appointments and completion of the work. The end result is of the highest standard with immaculate attention to detail and has transformed the property. We would highly recommend Deco-Furbish.” -Jane Townsend

6.   Murphy Bros Decorators

SERVICESExterior & Interior Painting, Wallpaper Hanging, Painted Kitchens & Furniture, Floor Sanding & Varnishing, Spray Painting, Power Washing, Fire & Flood Damage Repair, Industrial Protective Coating, 1hr Fire Intumescent Coating, Painting Floors & Decorative Concrete Finish, Silk Plaster & Glitter Walls
ADDRESSContact for more details
CONTACT DETAILSMobile: 087 2513624
Telephone: 021 4667974
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSContact for more details

Murphy Bros Decorators is a painting and decorating business that has been around for more than 25 years. 

Whether you’re looking to have your home painted or redecorate your business office, you can trust them to suit your needs. 

They promise to deliver professional service from experienced painters and decorators, an exact quotation (no hidden extras from them!), and quality work done on time and within your budget. 

You can choose from the wide range of services they offer. They do exterior & interior painting, wallpaper hanging, power washing, varnishing, coating, and repair. 

If you’re unsure where to begin with your project, they can even recommend an Interior Design Consultant to assist you.

What we like about this family-run business is the fact that they understand that having decorators inside your place during a 9-to-5 day may be inconvenient, and that’s why they’re willing to be flexible!

They also have images of their past projects on their website so you can see if they’re what you’re looking for.

We think they’re one of the best options you have in the area as we’ve only seen 5-star ratings for this one!


  • Wide range of services
  • Experienced painters and decorators
  • No hidden extras from their quotation
  • Portfolio of projects available on website


  • Operating hours unavailable

Tips for Choosing the Right Painter

Painting jobs aren’t as simple as some people think. To help you find the right painter and get the most out of your time and money, you can follow the tips below:

1. Referrals

You can start your search by asking some friends and family members who had painting jobs done. Ask for their recommendations as well as their experiences to gain more insight.

2. Don’t settle for one

Contact at least 3 painters and ask them for a comprehensive quote.

Make sure to ask them questions such as: Is the paint included in the price? Do I have to pay for the equipment to be used such as ladders? Who’ll do the cleaning after?

By having 3 options, you’ll be more able to choose the one that’ll accomplish what you need according to your budget.

3. Samples of past work

Make sure the painter you’re hiring has experience in conducting the work you require, particularly for specialist painting jobs such as faux painting and road marking services.

FAQs about the Best Painters in Cork

And that concludes our list of the best painters in Cork! We sincerely hope you’ll achieve whatever painting job you desire with our recommendations.

If you think we left out other great painters in Cork, just give us a call! We’ll be happy to check them out right away!

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