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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

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.

What questions should I ask an exterior painter?

While painters’ online profiles provide helpful customer reviews and other information, it’s still important to ask the right questions. Ask whether they have sufficient workman’s compensation insurance to cover any injuries to avoid any potential financial liability. Get in writing the preparatory steps the painter takes to get the house ready for painting — simply painting on top of compromised paint won’t work. And does the work include a warranty? If the paint starts to fade, peel or crack soon after completion, you’ll want recourse.

Can I use digital payments to pay for painting services?

Many painters accept digital payments through Venmo, Square Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Zelle and others. Due to COVID-19, others may quickly adopt this technology to maintain social distancing practices and follow health recommendations.

Contact professionals beforehand to ensure they’re able to accept digital payments and continue to follow safety guidelines throughout your interactions. Compare local interior and exterior painters’ profiles to see which types of payments they accept.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How long does it take to paint a home’s exterior?

Painting a house exterior generally takes three to five days. The first day consists of cleaning away dirt, dust, loose paint, pollen, mildew and other surface contaminants. This must dry completely. The second day — and it could be more than just a day, depending on the condition of the house — is for preparation like stripping, sanding and priming. The next two to three days are for painting. 

If you’re thinking about getting your home painted, contact the best exterior painters near you to ask questions and get free estimates.

Do painters offer remote or virtual services?

Though painting has always been an in-person job, painters may be willing to offer some virtual help due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you come across painters’ profiles that state they offer remote services, message the painters to see what those services include.

Reviews for Elk Grove exterior painters
Theo C.
They did a great job painting the exterior of my home. Quality work.
GIC PaintingGIC Painting
Jim C.
Jacob and his team did an excellent job in painting the exterior of my home. They were professional and provided a quality service for a reasonable price.
APS Inc.APS Inc.
Jared L.
James was amazing. We just purchased our 1st home and it was in desperate need of a full exterior paint job. James and his crew got to work right away. His attention to detail shows in all steps of the process. He made sure we were all set up. He replaced weather stripping, cut back some shrubbery, painted exterior doors that we didn't even think to paint, replaced a peep hole, mounted some exterior lights(These are all things you would not expect of a painter) His pricing was very competitive, and he did not skip out on proper prep work and masking. We would hire James again without any hesitation.
Priced Right PaintingPriced Right Painting
Mary L.
I had the exterior of my home painted as well as my living/dining room. Larry did a great job. Quality work at a great price. He was punctual and responded to all my questions. I would use again and highly recommend Kaighens painting.
Painting by Kaighens EnterprisesPainting by Kaighens Enterprises
Port P.
Roberto and his crew were fantastic. Their work is very detailed, fairly priced and they met our expectations. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality, exterior paint experience.
Elizondo Painting & DecoratingElizondo Painting & Decorating
Sonja W.
These workers were always on time. Not even a minute late. Very professional. Did a beautiful job of painting the exterior of my house. Did great repairs. Jacob was there to make sure it all went well. I will definitely use them when I paint the interior. If I could give them a ten I would. And the price was very affordable. I would definitely recommend them.
APS Inc.APS Inc.
Kenisa L.
I contacted over 5 different painters off of Thumbtack. Journey was quick to answer, Gave me a quick and reasonable Price. Hired him the next day. I needed to get exterior paint finished before I left. He made sure to get everything done on time. There were cracks on the wall outside. He sealed them well, He also did all the exterior outside, Garage paint inside, and ceilings. Everything went smooth, always came on time, and he made sure to get everything completed. Usually, painters that I've hired before will leave small extra unfinished work. Not with Journey. Love his Work.
Journey Michna PaintingJourney Michna Painting
Ashley C.
Besides the affordability, the pro had provided a thorough and honest offer from the get-go. I was willing to take a risk with someone new to the site, transparent enough to justify the low cost to build up customers & reviews. Kyle included photos of past work & experience doing exactly the kind of project I needed for my house. He was punctual, respectful of our home, and a perfectionist at his craft -- every inch of my house covered beautifully with the exact paint I wanted, down to every trim specification. My exterior looks amazing! I would highly recommend Kyle's House Painting to anyone looking to get a fresh coat on their exterior property.
Kyle's House PaintingKyle's House Painting
Hector A.
Carlos and his crew were extremely professional. They were responsive when contacted and were very easy to work with. The exterior work they did on our home was phenomenal. Not only did they take the job on one day notice (so availability was key for us), they completed it within 3 days. They didn't cut corners and were very detailed in their work. I highly recommend CMS Painting for any paint job you may need.
CMS PaintingCMS Painting
Roslyn N.
CMS Painting provided Exterior Painting services on my 17+ year old home. The body of the house, shutters, front door and trim had to be painted, stucco repair required in several areas, and repair/seal the cracks in the front of the home. Color match was quick and easy. I loved the color palette that was shown and valued Carlos’s input on which colors would look better especially since the sun hits the front of my home. We were on the same page that a lighter color would look better and not fade over time. Work was done for a 2164 sq ft home in 3 days time. Carlos and his crew prepped the house on the 1st day. The next two days were painting. Several coats were applied. I’m impressed by Carlos professionalism and attention to detail. As we performed a final walk through, we discovered some touch up areas. Carlos was very receptive to my identification of areas that need touch up paint. I highly recommend CMS Painting and would employ them for future services!
CMS PaintingCMS Painting
Brian P.
They did an excellent job on our exterior paint job and dry rot repair. Great guys with a very good eye for detail and communicated every step of the way. They really go above and beyond in their work. They even found an issue with missing flashing that caused a large part of our dry rot damage and took care of it for us. Would strongly recommend them as they offer a great value for their professional work.
BPC Painting IncBPC Painting Inc
Elliott B.
After meeting with a few companies and receiving quotes, we choose GIC Painting to handle the exterior painting of our home and couldn’t be happier. GIC Painting exceeded our expectations! From our first meeting, to go over what we wanted done, to the completion, the entire process was painless. George, Israel and crew were great to work with. When starting the project, we still hadn’t settled on a color combination, but George was able to provide renderings in different color combinations, which really helped us feel more confident when we decided to change the colors from when the house was new. George and Israel were a great resource, when we weren’t sure about colors, they were able to draw upon their experience and provided professional advice as to which ideas we had, would look best. From Preparation, painting, to cleanup, GIC was top notch! The finished project turned out better than we had hoped for. We will definitely recommend GIC Painting to friends and family. My wife is already planning to have the guys come back and paint the interior of our house, clearly she was impressed.
GIC PaintingGIC Painting
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