Affordable House Painting, Idris Miles (pronounced Ee’ dris), 267-230-5875. I was a little worried about using him because his estimate was so much lower than everyone else’s, but I had him do a small part of my project to see, and he did an excellent job. No paint splashed onto fixtures or trim, and clean-up was great. I would heartily recommend him. He takes the time to do things right, and he doesn’t lowball the estimate and then come back to say that it’s a bigger job than expected and he needs more money. 
Submitted by: Barbara-Jean Fening ( February 2011

Burnett’ s Painting

Just wanted to share with you a great painting company.  Burnett’ s Painting, owner is Norman Burnett.  His work is impeccable , his crew is punctual and they get the job done.  Their number is 856 216 1916.  When you call, tell Norman you live in my neighborhood. Good Luck! Also, Norman is a friend of 30+ years and has done all of the painting in our homes. 
Submitted by: Carol Tinari (

856 216 1916
Forrest, Brian

I have a personal friend who does alot of my painting and handyman work. His prices and services are hard to beat. His name is Brian Forrest and is number is 215-6054127 or email at A good portion of his work is in Chestnut Hill but he will certainly do work in our neighborhood. Please let him know how you came across his name. Any others feel free to contact him for small to mid sized projects.
Submitted by: Scott Maritzer ( August 2010

Mayfair Painters

I also want to recommend Mayfair Painters, jack Kelley, 215-582-4449 (indoor and outdoor painters) They are great, talented, good prices and so nice. And they are true to their word. They are coming back to my house to repaint 3 spots, indoors, that were wet spots from my roof, 5 months after they finished. Got my roof fixed and now they will come back, happily.
Submitted by: Marcia levinson ( ) August 2010

McDermott, Mike

We have been using a painter for the past year for several projects in our house and I want to pass along his information with a strong recommendation.  His name is Mike McDermott and his phone number is: 215-410-9662.   He is mainly a painter, but he can do many other projects and “handyman” jobs, and his rates are very reasonable.  He is a perfectionist and does very meticulous work!  At the same time, he gets the job done quickly!  In addition to painting about 3/4 of the inside of our house, he has hung closet doors (which he did in a jiffy) and he put in a new linoleum floor in our 3rd floor bathroom.  That project involved repairing the old floor, laying a plywood floor, and moving and replacing the toilet and radiator so that we did not need the additional expense of calling a plumber.  Additionally, he restored a few of our old windows that now look gorgeous and he restored our antique radiator.  And he cleans up as he works.

Mike is a little “quirky” but quite endearing and always polite and respectful.  He is trustworthy and reliable and we highly recommend him.  Please feel free to forward this information to any of your friends and/or neighbors who you think might be interested.  Depending on the job, he can give you a price per job or a daily price, and if anyone has any questions they can contact us.
Submitted by Martha and George (


We have known Peter Lalor for many years and have used his skills to install our wallpaper. He is very highly recommended.
Amy Wilson
Tabb, Ed

Ed Tabb–215-450-5452? (Excellent!!) 
Submitted by: Pat Winter (
Eddie Tabb is indeed a magnificent painter! 215-450-5452. He is presently helping me restore my house on Sherwood.
He is also responsible for the exterior project at Ivy Hall. 
Submitted by: Mark Wallacavage (


I would like to recommend a painter: Tony McGonigle Painting and Powerwashing. He painted the outside of our house and most of the inside and we were very pleased. His workers are very neat and do a good job and we felt his prices were reasonable.
610-853-6619 or c:484-467-0829
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610-853-6619 or c:484-467-0829
Vahey, Anthony

I have been working with a gem of a painter for years and his work is impeccable. He is not cheap but reasonable when you consider the quality of his work and materials (there is nothing more expensive than cheap paint…). 
Folks at both the Preservation Alliance and the conservator restoring the Art Museum roof sing his praises. 
Anthony Vahey 267.455.5589 
F&H makes an exterior acrylic paint that is “breathable” and washable, and is perfect for our humid climate. 
Submitted by: Chris Hinkle-Brown (

VNF Painting

Victor Fiore, Jr, office – 215-839-6863; cell – 267-258-2268; email –; web – Victor and his sister removed old paper and re-papered and painted the trim on the third floor hallway. A pleasure to work with.
Submitted by: Jane Rozmiarek (
215-839-6863; cell – 267-258-2268