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At Matthew Rathgeb Painting, we fully understand the importance of making clients the absolute number one priority! We are not your typical paint shop. If we are granted the privilege to work at your home or business, we treat that place as if it were our own. Our customers feel comfortable with us from first contact through the completion of the project. We ARE NOT in the painting business to be a “fly by night” paint shop. We are interested in developing professional, ongoing relationships with our clientele. We guarantee we will be punctual, meticulous, and professional in every sense of the word. We will arrive on time for your estimate and you will be given your quote either on site or via email the same day. We give all our customers official contracts so there are no “extra fees” at the end of the job.

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Painting Contractors in Philadelphia

In the time since our humble beginnings in 2011, Matthew Rathgeb Painting has grown into one of Center City, Philadelphia’s most trusted painting companies. For eight years, we have provided the City of Brotherly Love with professional painting services, performing jobs in a variety of Philly neighborhoods, including, but not limited to:

  • Fairmount
  • Center City
  • Graduate Hospital
  • Old City
  • Northern Liberties
  • Society Hill
  • And more!



Over the years, our commitment to our clients has positioned us among the top painters in the Greater Philadelphia Area. When you choose us for a painting job, you choose a professional level of care that guarantees the highest quality of work.

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Exterior Painting

We are proud to be among the top exterior painters in Center City, Philadelphia, providing residential and commercial painting services to countless clients across the city. Exterior painting improves the outward appearance of any building in addition to serving as protection from damage caused by the elements. Our team of experienced painters is happy to work with you to find the perfect color to bring life to the exterior of your home or commercial property.

Interior Painting

As one of the premier painting companies in Center City and the entire Greater Philadelphia Area, we offer professional interior painting services to all of our clients. Whether your goal is to freshen up your living space with a new coat of paint or prepare your home for the real estate market, interior painting is a great way to transform your home into a more unique and visually appealing space. In addition to our house painting services, we can provide a free color consultation with our partners at Sherwin-Williams to help determine the perfect colors for our painters to use on the inside of your home or business.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is a necessary precursor to painting the exterior of any building. While customers might not always associate pressure washing with painting, it is a crucial step before any coat is applied to the outside of a building, allowing the paint to adhere to the surface of the structure properly. Pressure washing alone can also improve the appearance of the exterior and remove contaminants like mold, mildew, and algae.


Our Unmatched Painting Services

At Matthew Rathgeb Painting, we provide our clients with a full range of painting services, ensuring that we handle your project from start to finish. Our contractors offer multiple options for residential and commercial properties, including both interior and exterior painting as well as pressure washing.

Professional Tools

To ensure the best outcome for all of the projects we take on, Matthew Rathgeb Painting uses top-of-the-line Festool products for our painting jobs. Festool manufactures dust-free sanding equipment, which creates a clean surface that is free of residue before we apply paint.

Customer Protection

Matthew Rathgeb Painting is fully insured against workplace accidents. To protect our clients against potential worker injury lawsuits, we never use subcontractors and insure all of our workers. This way, homeowners are never liable if an accident occurs on their property.


Handpicked top 3 best painters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 50-Point Inspection includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and their general excellence.

Better Business Bureau A+ rating is one of the best ways you can communicate your commitment to quality for your customers.

The Super Service Award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List. Only 2% of service providers win this award.

Get Your FREE Estimate Today!

If you are considering rejuvenating your home or commercial property with a fresh coat of paint, call Matthew Rathgeb Painting today. Our contractors are happy to serve clients in a variety of Philadelphia neighborhoods, including: Fairmount, Center City, Old City, Northern Liberties, Society Hill, Graduate Hospital, and other nearby areas. Whether you are seeking pressure washing, interior painting, or exterior painting services, Matthew Rathgeb Painting can provide you with a free, on-site estimate in as little as one day. Call 267-930-1318 today to get started!

Dr. O’Connell - Philadelphia, PA

Everything went GREAT from start to finish! We have a small pediatric medical office and wanted to do some renovations. We contacted Matt to do the interior painting and wall repair. He came right out and did an estimate. He is very personable and friendly and clearly knows his trade. We have children in our office and Matt was very sensitive to this and pointed out that he would use only the safest products and use nothing that would leave an odor. This was very important to us. Instead of refinishing our front desk with an oil based varnish that would leave an odor he suggested a paint on chalkboard! I had never heard of this and think it is very nice in a children’s office. His estimate was reasonable. He came on time and did wonderful work. Could not be happier!!

Jake S - Center City Philadelphia

We cannot say enough good things about Matt and his professional crew. We had the 2nd floor of our townhouse painted and needless to say, we are very pleased with their work. They were prompt, neat, courteous, friendly, and very conscientious with an obvious focus and attention to detail. They performed the job in less time than expected, for the exact price he quoted and included more than the average amount of spackling and sanding. Thanks again, Matt, for a job well done. We look forward to you & your crew painting our first floor, too.

Dr. James - Glenside, PA

First, I would like to say that Matt was incredibly professional and responsive. The crew was the same. Very good people and cared about the quality of their work. Matt did a great job of fitting in the job even though I know he was very busy. As the job progressed, I needed additional things completed and he was fast to get back to me with pricing and how it might change the completion timing. I will use him again when I am ready to do the few other rooms in the house.

Maria G. – Fort Washington, PA

A very professional contractor. Paid attention to details. Excellent craftsmanship. Nice finish work. Good clean-up. Competitive pricing. Great Quality. Personable. Punctual. Overall, a hassle-free, pleasant experience.

E. Paist - Newtown, PA

I have had nearly every room in my house painted by MRP. The painters were always on time, were courteous and responsive to my requests, and were very professional. The quality of work was outstanding and the job was completed on schedule. I wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend Matthew Rathgeb Painting…you will not be dissappointed.


Matt is a fantastic guy and runs a very successful company. He painted my 1400 square foot condo in December 2018. From the beginning to the end he was professional, responsive, and did a great job! When I initially reached out to him, he responded within minutes and showed up early for the estimate. After that, I had a quote within a couple of hours. We scheduled the date and the work started exactly when he said it would. The entire project took 5 days and I did not have a single issue/complaint throughout. In addition to the high quality job, he also protected my floors/appliances, etc which is also a very important part of any job. I would/will hire him for any future painting needs!

Angie’s List Customer Review

This was by far the best experience I have had with a home improvement project from start to finish. Matt was on time and brought everything he and I would need to make a decision if this was the right partnership. He was able to provide an electronic quote same day. His team patched and fixed all damage to dry walls - just like they were never there. The team did a walk through with me daily and addressed any concerns. The team that painted my house was very careful to leave things they way they found them or better. His team cleaned up [vacuumed and cleaned floors in the entire house] when project was done. I would hire them back for my next project.

Margaret O’Meara, Yardley, PA

Matt and his team were first class, right from the start. Matt was quick to respond and come out to quote us on the work which was very competitively priced. He was able to start the job within 2 weeks of his estimate and he was onsite for the job. Matt and his team were polite, diligent, and professional. The job was completed and totally cleaned up in less than 2 days and when he left, you couldn't even tell that we had workers sanding/plastering. The work product was perfect, and Matt went above and beyond by doing touch up work to our crown molding and trim work around our front door to make the job look complete and up to his standards (he didn't even charge us for the extra work - he did it because he wanted it to look right - a true professional and perfectionist!). We felt comfortable dealing with Matt and his team, loved the completed product, and look forward to having him back to the house for our next paint job. We highly recommend Matt for any painting work!


This is the second time I have hired Matt and his team to paint for me. He is incredibly responsive and follows up on all my emails and calls. He and his team show up early every day, never a second late, and are always totally ready to go. They always finish exactly on time and never late. His team is extremely neat and clean up after all their work is complete. He has done a few extra generous things for me to keep the project running smoothly and to keep me happy! He definitely goes above and beyond. Matt is the real deal and is worth the full value of his services. I have recommended him to friends and will continue to do so because he's got a great company and team. I've worked with a lot of contractors over the years and they are one of the very best. You can't go wrong with Matt.


This is the second time I have hired Matt and his team to paint for me. He is incredibly responsive and follows up on all my emails and calls. He and his team show up early every day, never a second late, and are always totally ready to go. They always finish exactly on time and never late. His team is extremely neat and clean up after all their work is complete. He has done a few extra generous things for me to keep the project running smoothly and to keep me happy! He definitely goes above and beyond. Matt is the real deal and is worth the full value of his services. I have recommended him to friends and will continue to do so because he's got a great company and team. I've worked with a lot of contractors over the years and they are one of the very best. You can't go wrong with Matt.

Angie’s List Customer Review

I requested a quote on a Sunday, same day secretary replied that Matthew, the owner, was out of town but he would contact me midweek. So he did. He came the following day and within a day he sent me a reasonable estimate that included painting on the four floors, including dining room, guest room hallways, office, etc. and color matching several rooms. I was having difficulty finding a painter who would do the job within a month; Matthew Rathgeb Painting was able to start the job within less a week. A crew of three painters worked and finished the job in two days and a half. They were very respectful and cleaned after they finished every day. I will hire Matthew Rathgeb again.

Angie’s List Customer Review

We interviewed several painters and were very drawn to Matt's professional approach. His bid to do the work was very thorough starting from the job description of the work to be done, to his certifications of insurance, liability, and from the EPA regarding lead paint. He presented us with pictures of his work in other places. There was no doubt that he was the best person to do the job but we had other lower bids. After thinking about the quality of the proposals and the amount of time we expect the paint job to last, we thought a better quality job would last longer and be less expensive in the long run. Eddie and his crew showed up on time and did their work efficiently. At day's end they cleaned up enough that we could live in the spaces in which they were working. When they were finished the whole job, it was almost as if they hadn't been there at all except the walls and ceilings looked great! Matt promised that if any touch-up work was needed, he would be happy to send someone to do it. Fortunately, we never had to take him up on his offer. We are extremely satisfied with the work they did.

Peter Katsufrrakis, Philadelphia, PA 19106

I really could not have been more pleased, both with the process and the outcome. Throughout, Matt was unfailingly responsive, readily available by phone and responding to email within a few hours. Matt and his crew were so easy to work with and cleaned up at the end of each day's work. I needed to be gone for most of the time they were working and they were fully trustworthy. The only "problem" with the work was one of my color choices -- once I saw it on the house I realized I didn't actually like it! Matt's response when he heard? "No problem, we can fix that." The neighbors walk by and praise the work, and I'm 100% satisfied. Next time I need painting done I can't imagine using anyone other than Matt and his guys.

Victoria Lang, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Starting with the appointment for the estimate, Matt was on time, professional and friendly, listened well. He gave me the pricing at the appointment and it turned out to be in line with other estimates I received. When Matt and his team arrived for the work, they were on time and had enough people to do the job. I felt completely comfortable with these folks in my home. Everyone was friendly, professional, and on task. The painting crew was very careful with prep and putting everything back. Everything was in order and clean when they left.

Kathleen Black, Philadelphia, PA 19130

It went just as I knew it would - Matt and Joe were on time, completed the job in the time expected. Matt helped me pick out the stains for both the deck and the fence and his suggestions were perfect. The deck looks fantastic and I could not be any happier. After the job was completed, Matt called to ask if I needed any help moving the deck furniture back in place. Matt knows he has a customer for as long as I have this house. I absolutely recommend Matthew Rathgeb Painting to one and all - you won't be disappointed.

Charlie Johnson, 06/10/2019

"We actually recommended Matt and his workers last year to a neighbor who loved his work. They praised them for being friendly and great work. Last month we were finally able to use them and we felt the same way. Very professional and courteous workers. We will be using them again on our next project soon."