"A Great Paint Job At A Fair Price."

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We are so confident in the finished product and in our workmanship that we guarantee our materials for 5 years and guarantee labor for 2 years. This means that if anything were to come up during that 5 year period, you wouldn’t be at all responsible for covering material cost. For the third, fourth, and fifth year you pay for the labor portion at $24/hour, which is about half of the industry average cost per hour.

Our Services

Customized Scope Of Work

Color Design Consultation

Exterior Painting

Pressure Washing

Prep Work

Deck & Fence Painting

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The students from colleges in Illinois are eager to provide free house painting estimates in neighborhoods from Champaign to Chicago. College Works Painting Illinois is proud to have been providing home improvement services and internship opportunities in the Prairie State since 2000, by hiring college students from the best universities each year as interns, managers, and Branch Managers.

At College Works Painting Illinois we know how important it is to have superior service as a homeowner. We also understand how frustrating it can be to need quality work experience as a college student. Let College Works Painting help you with your home improvement and/or internship needs.


Our prices are very competitive in comparison to other painting contractors. College Works Painting uses only 100% Acrylic Paints from the top manufacturers like Kelly-Moore, Glidden, ICI, Sherwin Williams and Parker Paints. We focus on only top notch preparation in order to make your job last and we carry full workers compensation coverage as well as $1,000,000 in liability insurance. When you combine this with a standard 1-year guarantee and compare us to other contractors we’re the best value around.

The Quality Guarantee is backed by the company, which means that if anything goes wrong with your job as a result of work we performed the company offers a 1-5 year guarantee on materials and on labor. Most companies offer a “paint only” guarantee, whereas College Works Painting makes sure the painting job on your home will last for years.

All of the College Works Interns are college students. The program is designed to allow college students to have a real life business experience and to earn money for the high cost of tuition. The painters on each crew may or may not be college students. All of our painters are trained by us and our paint providers, and many have years of experience.

Each Intern is put through an extensive training program during the spring months so they are completely prepared to take care of your home. The experience of the painters varies, however we will not allow or permit inexperienced people to paint your home. We guarantee that you, like thousands of others, will be happy with our work.

We offer interior work, solar power programs, wood replacement, and other services in certain states. Check with your Intern to identify what is offered in your home town.

Once you take a thorough look at the College Works Painting Program, which has been around since 1993, we believe you’ll agree that no other painting company is as thorough or has the training or does the screening that College Works Painting does with its employees. Professionalism by definition has little to do with how long someone has been doing a particular job but more to do with how serious, committed and well trained they are. By this definition and the fact that College Works Painting is one of the largest residential painting companies in the nation, painting 20,000 homes in the last 2 years, College Works Painting is the company by which others judge themselves.

Safety is the most important part of any job. College Works Painting’s Safety Program includes on-site manuals and weekly safety briefings of which are the most advanced in the industry. Feel free to ask the Crew Chief to see the on-site safety program. We are very proud of it. It is a good practice to make sure any contractor you have doing work on your home has an on-sight written safety program as it is the law and lowers the risk of any possible problems.

If you would rather paint your home yourself, there are a few things to keep in mind: the retail paint cost (even with the discount we will give you) for an average 3 bedroom house will be between $500-600; the equipment necessary, brushes, rollers, drop clothes, ladders will have to be purchased and a paint sprayer rents at $60 a day. The time it will take if you’re experienced and trained is roughly 50-60 hours of labor and that’s our people following a system we’ve used and refined over the years.