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Interior Painting Services

Akron NY

Welcome to Carrigan Painting, we specialize in interior painting services. Our team possesses a unique skillset to ensure, professional results, on time and with in your budget. If you have attempted to paint before but it didn’t turn out how you had hoped, then it’s time to contact Carrigan Painting.

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Carrigan Painting is enjoyable to work with
Interior Painting Reviews
Paint per Sq Foot
Ceiling Painting
Architectural Coatings
Recent Interior Painting Projects
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Make no mistake a couple of coats of paint can hide a lot. However if your home has high walls, high ceilings, or plaster/drywall damage things can become much more complicated. The costs to paint your home yourself, doesn't just include the cost of the paint. How much free time do you have to dedicate to this project? Do you really want to go to work all day, then come home and paint your house for the next 3-6 months?

And don't forget, you will also need hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars in tools and equipment to do it effectively and safely depending on the layout of your home. Some of those two story foyers in East Amherst and Clarence can be real head scratchers to do them safely.

We make it look easy

When people think about painting their house themselves, Their first stop is usually a search engine, followed by Youtube. People often envision a simple process of rolling on some paint, and viola! If only it were that effortless and straightforward. Even in new home construction, preparation is required. In fact, it stands as the most crucial but frequently underestimated and hurried aspect of a painting project.

What can take a homeowner weeks to accomplish, professional painters can often achieve in a few days with better results. The monetary cost of painting a home is modest when you consider the physical labor and equipment required to do the job. Consider, it takes 2 weeks for 2 professional painters to paint the entire interior of an average sized home in WNY.

That is 160 man hours on top of your day job!

Prep is the secret ingredient

Ceiling painters

When you think of ceiling painting

think Carrigan Painting!>


It is shocking at how dusty and dirty our ceilings can become, especially the kitchen ceiling. A fresh coat of flat white paint on a ceiling is a sure-fire way to brighten up any room. Ceiling painting requires a bit of upper body strength and stamina, plus the ability to look up for extended periods of time. We paint smooth ceilings and textured ceilings.

Typically painting popcorn ceilings takes longer than painting a smooth ceiling due to the waiting for the ceiling cut in to dry. When it comes to painting textured ceilings, we prefer to cut in the ceiling first, and then roll. This takes longer, however when you roll paint on the ceiling, it will often rain popcorn texture, and then your walking in it. It sticks to the bottom of your shoes and now your tracking it everywhere! So we like to cut in first, while the floor is still clean, and then roll.

Have you ever thought about painting your ceilings a color? Colored ceilings can drastically change the feeling of a room. Many people often assume that ceilings can, and should only be painted bright white. This is not always true.

If you put the same color that is on your walls, on your ceiling, it will appear to be a completely different color. It is rare that we paint ceilings a color - aside from basement ceilings, however it is an option not often explored.

We offer ceiling painting services, however it should be noted that painting just the ceiling means everything below the ceiling must be covered to protect from overspray. This includes the walls. While we don't normally spray in occupied homes, rollers will often sling paint. We use higher end product lines that limit this, however it still occurs.

Not all Paint is Equal

Carrigan Painting has no equal

As professional painters, we work with different products every day. We select our product lines from options offered locally. Among the various suppliers, each offers exceptional lines of products tailored to specific circumstances. We carefully pick and choose the most suitable products depending on the specific application for your project.

We also work closely with local Paint Reps from the local paint suppliers to ensure that our clients receive the best outcome feasible. This allows us to get a material expert on site with in hours (usually the same day) if there is a problem.

Great Quality doesn't have to cost $100/gallon

Residential Great Room painters

The key takeaway here is that paint companies offer a wide range of products, each tailored to excel in different scenarios, and they are readily accessible in the 716. The only caveat here is our oil primers. We continue to rely on oil-based primer because of its proven effectiveness, especially when dealing with water stains, smoke damage, nicotine stains, and new plaster patches.

Unfortunately due to New York state, we must obtain it from out of state. However all of our acrylic architectural coatings adhere to the Zero VOC standard (ASTM D6886), ensuring a healthier environment for your family.

9+ Reasons to Hire Carrigan Painting

Rated 5 Stars for almost 15 Years in Business in WNY

1. Exceptional Craftsmanship

We take great pride in our work. For almost 15 years, we have been providing clients 5 Star rated residential painting services. We pay attention to the details, & we take the necessary time to prepare the surfaces which are to be painted. This includes wall & ceiling repairs, to ensure that when we are done, your home looks its best

2. Customizable Solutions: Your home is unique (Which is why we don't price jobs by the square foot), and so are your preferences. We work closely with you to understand your vision, offering tailored solutions to match your style and needs.

3. Free on site Color Consultation

Not sure which colors to pick? No worries! Our in-house, expert Color Consultant is here to assist you in choosing the perfect palette that sets the right mood and atmosphere for each room. She is amazing! We offer free Color Consultation with every Interior Painting Contract. Including upto 3 Free Samples

Interior Foyer Painters

4. High-Quality Materials

We believe in using quality paints and primers to ensure long-lasting, vibrant, and durable finishes that can stand up to life's wear and tear. Every paint manufactuer has cheap paint. We only use the higher end product lines from the locally available paint manufactuers. We cherry pick from all of them and are not brand loyal. We still use dedicated oil based primers as we have had lackluster results with shellacs. However we have stopped using Sherwin's architectural coatings due to quality control issues on their end.

5. Thorough Prep

Your walls, ceilings, trim and doors may have imperfections or they may need repairs, which is why we provide Professional Plaster & Drywall Repair Services for our clients. We try to make your walls look as smooth and flawless as possible prior to applying paint. We achieve this by pole sanding the walls and ceiling, hand sanding trim and doors, spot priming and caulking. Interior house painting is 70% prep, and 30% painting in most cases.

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6. Quiet & Efficient

We understand the importance of your time. We do our best to limit our impact in your daily routine. Given that an increasing number of our clients are working from home, we pride ourselves on being notably quiet, often recognized as one of the most noise-conscious contractors around. (unless it involves plaster repair) While we are not the fastest house painters around, we are efficient and meticulous. We don't rush. When people rush, people get hurt, property gets damaged, and in the end, it just never seems to work out. We take our time, and do it right. Besides, its hard to focus on the details when your rushing.

7. Affordability

A good paint job shouldn't break the bank. We offer competitive pricing without compromising on the quality we are known for. With decades of industry experience and nearly 15 years of being in business, we have become incredibly efficient which allows us to complete most of our projects with in a timely manner which in the end saves you money.

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Repaired & painted this beautiful 2.5 story foyer in Clarence Center - 2023

8. Local, Trusted, Reliable

As a locally owned painting company, we take pride in our community. Our reputation is impeccable. The owner of Carrigan Painting works on your job daily. So if you have any questions or concerns, you can have a face to face conversation with the owner. Try doing that with a franchise or a big company!

9. Increase your Home's Value

Having your home professionally painted is one of the best investments you can make to increase the value of your home. Painting has the highest ROI of any home improvement project. If your looking to sell your home, part of the de-cluttering process is having the home professionally painted. According to 40% of homeowners who sold their homes in the last 2 years (2020 - 2022), had the interior of their homes painted, which resulted in significantly higher selling prices.

Interior Painters - 2 story Foyer painters - Clarence Center, NY 2023

Ceiling painters, trim painters - Clarence Center, NY 2022
ceiling painting, and painted the trim in this Clarence home.

How much do you charge per square foot for interior painting?

The short answer is we dont bid by the square foot. That pricing structure is more for commercial painting and new home construction painting. I will explain why below.


One size, does not fit all

This question arises occasionally, and while the question is straightforward, the answer is somewhat complicated. Professional Painting Contractors who regularly work in occupied homes recognize the complexities involved vs working in an empty unfinished space. Unlike new home construction, where the risk of damaging the client's property is minimal (except for accidents), in residential re-paints, the liability begins as soon as our truck enters your driveway.

No two jobs are the same. For instance, say you have a 2,000 sq foot home, with 8' ceilings, you would like to have it painted. How much per square foot? We have a few questions that need answers:

1. Whats the floor situation? Carpet? Hardwood? Tile? Marble? subfloor?

2. Any wall or ceiling damage? Any major repairs in the last 2 years? Roof leak, plumbing leak? Stains? Pealing paint?

3. If we are painting the ceilings, are they smooth? Textured? Popcorn? Has the texture been painted?

4. Any wallpaper?

5. How much stuff is in the home?

6. What quality level of paint do you want? Top of the line ($100+ per gallon) or middle of the road ($50/gallon)?

7. How many doors need painting? What kind of doors are they? Befold doors with louvers? How many? What kind of shape are they in? 6 Panel doors? Real wood or masonite?

8. Are you a smoker? or was the previous owner a smoker? Nicotine stains from cigarettes often require priming in order to get latex paints to work properly with out bleed through or blistering.

9. Is there or was there a ventless gas heater / fireplace anywhere in the home?(soot)

10. Do we have easy access to the job site or do we have to park a mile away?

Interior Painters - Foyer painters
These are always fun

The Importance of an in-person Bid

Through our experience, we've determined that it's most effective to physically inspect the space in which we will be working. While we understand that scheduling conflicts may sometimes hinder a face-to-face meeting, we really need to see the space in question to give the most accurate quote.

Ultimately, that's the crux of the matter. Without a firsthand look at the project, every reputable painter will submit a higher blind bid as a precaution to cover potential uncertainties. While everyone claims to not hold contractors to a ballpark price, we all do. Its human nature. When we bid a job, we stick to the Contracted price unless you change the scope of the work, which would then require a Change Order

Interior Painters in Williamsville, NY
Patch, Prime, Paint, The 3 P's of Carrigan Painting.

Door painters in Clarence, NY
This is what can happen to your door with full glass screen doors. You could

bake cookies between the screen door and front door!

We have painted the occasional door

Most Highly Rated

We have 5 stars because we take care of our clients


We carry $1,000,000 in liability, and all employees on site are covered with Workers Compensation Insurance as required by NYS.


We use written Change Orders so there are no surprises

Kitchen Painters, kitchen ceiling painters near Buffalo, NY
Kitchen Painters
We do not paint kitchen cabinets

However Nin Bogue of Bogue Art Studios, does amazing work with kitchen cabinets!

Basement Painters
Basement Painters

Do you need a home painter?

Foyer Painters - East Amherst

3-Steps to Freshly Painted

  • Step 1

    Schedule a quote with Carrigan Painting

    We would like to meet with you to go over the scope of your project. No two homes are the same, and we always have questions. You also have questions we can answer

  • Step 2

    Put us on your schedule!

    We are usually booking projects 2-6 weeks out. Please sign date and return the signed Contract to us with the down-payment. We do not deposit your down-payment until we are getting ready to start your project. We will be in contact with you prior to depositing your check. Life happens, plans change. We get it.

  • Step 3

    We complete Your interior painting project.

    Buffalo winters aside, we show up and get your project done, so you can enjoy your newly painted home!

Eric H.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Akron, NY

Carrigan Painting worked with me to paint the full interior of a new build, which included a cathedral celling and some other difficult to reach features. Mr Carrigan was very responsive with getting me a quote, working out the paint colors and types used in the different rooms, closets, etc...

Raymond S.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Clarence, NY

David promised a top notch job and fully delivered on his promise. David and Stacy were thoughtful and hardworking. A pleasure to have in the house. I would wholeheartedly recommend them.

Tara W.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Clarence, NY

I could not recommend Carrigan Painting more! Dave was so kind and showed up right as scheduled and truly did an amazing job! We are so happy with the work and the professionalism. We will be recommending them to anyone who needs paiting done!

Angela L.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amherst, NY

David and Stacy were very efficient and worked well together getting our job done professionally and at a fair price. We highly recommend and will definitely use again! 👍

Deanna C.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Alden, NY

They did a fantastic job!! Very satisfied. Will be hiring them again. Very professional, fast and fair pricing. ❤️👍

Cheryl S.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Clarence, NY

Dave and Stacey were fantastic! Prompt, professional, organized, tidy and did a wonderful job on repairing and painting damage to walls throughout our house. Highly recommend.

Jonathan D.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Williamsville, NY

Great work and great customer service. Explained everything that was done clearly and completely. Highly recommend!!

Betsy L.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Clarence, NY

I can’t recommend Carrigan Painting enough. Dave and Stacey are hard working, extremely detail oriented, knowledgeable and fun to work with. We loved the outcome of their job and will definitely be using them again!

Richard F.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amherst NY

We contracted with Carrigan Painting after three estimates. They responded quickly and their price was very fair. Dave and Stacey repaired five cracks in our drywall in our main area and worked at it until we were totally satisfied. They also painted our basement stairway and our garage. For each task they made sure our furniture and floors were totally protected. They work very well together and are a pleasure to have around. They respected our property and we felt we could have left them alone in the house with no worries. When they left at the end of a day’s work they cleaned everything and never left a mess...

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