Find a painter looking for work by posting an ad on a classified site such as Craiglist.org or a job opening on a career search site such as Monster.com. Search on a contract painter search site such as FindAPainter.com, as of 2015. Alternately, speak to local paint and hardware store owners as well as friends and family for personal recommendations.
Craigslsit.org features both long-term and short-term employment sections on which you may post open opportunities for painters, either to hire for a company or for a specific project. Include the details of the task and the qualifications you want in candidates. You may also search the Resumes section or Services section for posts from available painters.
Monster.com focuses primarily on long-term employment, but it also lets users looking for jobs upload resumes. Search through these resumes to locate painters in your area.
FindAPainter.com offers a search tool that lets you enter your ZIP code and choose a search radius to see a list of painting companies within that area, including contact information and links to websites, when available.
Another option is to speak to employees at local paint supply stores to obtain recommendations or companies, as many contractors tend to visit the same stores to purchase supplies. Some friends or family members may also offer referrals to painters based on their past experiences or connections.