Find an exterior painter near Bernal Heights, CA

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How often should you paint your house's exterior?

Expert opinion is mixed, but the general range is five to 10 years. However, this depends on many factors. Houses in harsh climates with extreme temperatures, lots of dust or ice or intense sunlight may need more frequent paint jobs than those in temperate climates. Also, wood houses will need new paint more often due to the changes within the wood itself. You should also consider painting the outside of your house if you plan to sell it.

What is the best exterior house paint?

Acrylic paints are generally considered good options for today’s home exterior paint jobs. You can also choose an oil-based or latex (water-based) paint. Also, look into specialty paints for your doors, roof, gutters, siding and other exterior surfaces.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

What colors should I paint my house exterior?

You have many options when it comes to paint colors. For example, an off-white creates a traditional look, and it looks great with a bright door to contrast it. Yellow is a happy color that, while light blue is reminiscent of an oceanfront style. Gray houses are also on trend, providing a classy and neutral tone that remains warm and inviting.

What should I look for when choosing a painter?

When choosing a painter, pay attention to online reviews and ratings. Reviews with pictures are especially valuable, as these showcase the painter’s work. It’s also important to check whether your state requires licenses for painters — if it’s required, your contractor should be able to present their license. 

Finally, compare estimates and quotes from multiple painters near you. Take into consideration what each one guarantees with the job, including factors like higher-quality paint, extensive preparation and a good warranty.

Does a painter need to enter my home?

If you’re hiring an exterior painter, the painter will likely not need to enter your home. But for interior paint jobs, the painter will need to enter your home.

When talking to potential painters, discuss a strategy to make sure you and the painter(s) stay safe while they’re completing the job in your home. Or, you might want to discuss scheduling the paint job at a later date.

Can I paint my own house exterior?

While you may choose to paint a door, ground-level window trim and other parts of your house’s exterior, it’s really a job best left to the professionals. One of the main reasons is experience. An experienced painter knows how to handle the prep work, spot problems and identify sources of future trouble, all while getting the job done more efficiently. They are also experienced with spending long hours on tall ladders. If you want high-quality work, it’s best to hire a professional painter near you

Is it worth it to hire a painter to paint my house's exterior?

It is nearly always worth it to hire a painter to paint your home’s exterior. While you may feel comfortable painting a small, one-story home, anything with multiple stories, dormers or other complexities are best left to a pro.

Additionally, it’s best to let the pros handle older homes. Any time extensive prep work is needed — such as repairing chipping, bubbling, cracking or peeling paint, or fixing caulking and substrate issues — a pro can  handle it.

Contact the best painters near you to start getting free estimates and planning your project.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a painter during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to use virtual tools for communication. If you’re hiring local interior and exterior painters, contact them to see if they’ll set up a video call to assess your project. During this call, they can get a feel for what needs to be done and may be able to give you a price quote. 

Discuss potential plans and strategies for getting the work done safely. And ask whether they accept virtual or digital payments.

Reviews for Bernal Heights exterior painters
Herbert S.
Eduardo and Jose did a great job painting my deck and upstairs exterior parts of my home.
Eduardo & Jose’s Painting and Home Renovation.Eduardo & Jose’s Painting and Home Renovation.
Thumbtack Customer
Mario and his team did a great job from start to finish for painting the exterior of our house including sand/repair/painting over 30 windows.
MG Lopez  Remodeling and  PaintingMG Lopez Remodeling and Painting
Molly P.
Victor and his crew did a great job painting the exterior of our house. Victor was very responsive, worked with our schedule, and finished on time. We are very happy with the result.
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
Kathryn G.
I had the exterior of my home painted by Jericho, and am very pleased with the results and attention to detail. In addition, the crew is courteous and respectful. I would hire them again.
Jericho ConstructionJericho Construction
Krislyn T.
Mario was able to paint exterior trims, window and door trims, and the stairwell into the garage in two days. I needed it done quickly and he was able to do it. It was during a heat wave so that was a bummer.
MG Lopez  Remodeling and  PaintingMG Lopez Remodeling and Painting
Daniel K.
Victor did an amazing work on the exterior of my house. His team is full of good , friendly, detail-oriented folks. I will trust Victor for any of my painting work in the future. Thanks
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
Darin E.
So happy with Victor's work! The exterior house paint job he did looks great. The work was done fast and he was very communicative. And as a bonus, his final bill was super reasonable!
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
Oscar V.
These guys were outstanding. We are very picky and detail-oriented, and they met and exceeded our standards. They were incredibly easy to work with. Honest, polite, on time, flexible. The quality of the work was impeccable, and the price was very fair. They painted the exterior of my house in San Francisco, and now I have contracted them to refinish and paint my back deck. I would highly recommend Eduardo and Jose Paz's Painting
Eduardo & Jose’s Painting and Home Renovation.Eduardo & Jose’s Painting and Home Renovation.
Lawrence G.
Victor is a great communicator, always keeping appointments and arriving on time. His crew was equally professional. The quality of their work painting the exterior of my house was impeccable. I'd gladly recommend C&C to others seeing good work at a great value.
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Emmet and his team have been easy to work with, very professional, and really neat. Emmet has been on top of the project from day 1. He's painting the exterior of my three story house. He's suggested colors, done some extra window framing, and is even painting part of the rear of the house as a rainbow for my kids. He and his team couldn't be nicer!
Kman's KreationsKman's Kreations
Antonio C.
We had a great business experience with Jimmy. Sky Blue Builders painted the exterior of our house in the Sunset. One of the things we liked is that They presented a very detailed proposal. While preparing the house to be painted, they checked for things that needed to be repaired like rotten wood and cracks. The iron gate was stripped of rust and layers of paint. It looks like new now! The crew was detailed oriented and took their time finishing their job. At the end of the day, working areas were swept and cleaned. Their main goal was to do a great job. We would greatly recommend them.
SkyBlue Builders IncSkyBlue Builders Inc
Elise Y.
I recently had Flores Painting repaint all of the exterior trim on our house in a super glossy black. It looks amazing! He paid attention to the small details and produced a very clean application to our pained windows, garage doors, and other trimmings. I would definitely ask them back for other future projects. The work was very professional. Elise, Out Richmond District SF.
Flores paintingFlores painting
Shane K.
I had a great experience using Victor to clear coat my deck and the wood exterior of my house. Aside from doing a great job on the project at a fair price, Victor was very responsive throughout the process and was proactive in keeping me up to date on the progress (sending me photos during the workdays of the job). I'd gladly use him again on my next painting project!
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
Carol W.
Victor was just what I was looking for in a painter. He was always on time, responsive to my concerns and got the job done in the time he estimated. His crew was friendly and responsive to me as well. They cleaned up everyday and left the site in great condition. He negotiated with neighbors in order to paint the detached side of my house (the job was the exterior). The job itself was well done. The bid was higher than others I received but he presented himself from the beginning more professionally and I was happy with his contract which was explicit in what he would do. I have not regretted paying more for having no grief. I can't remember having work done on my house with such ease.
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
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