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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How can I find out if a painter is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To figure out whether a painter is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit your local jurisdiction or state’s government website for information.

The CISA website also provides a helpful resource: Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This page is intended for a national audience and includes 16 different categories of critical infrastructure sectors. Some jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure, but not all of them do.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How often should you paint your walls?

You should repaint your home interior once every few years, depending on the condition of the current paint.

Paint on walls fades over time, regardless of the room — it could happen in a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room or bathroom. However, paint that is exposed to more dirt, particularly flat or matte paint textures, may need repainting more frequently.

Areas of the bathroom or kitchen that routinely get touched may show signs of collecting dirt and grease over time. These would require more frequent painting.

If you're ready to repaint the walls in your home, get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How much value does painting add to a house?

Due to a lack of data available, it’s hard to say whether painting your home’s interior or exterior will increase its value. But there are some important things to keep in mind. 

If you're thinking about selling your home, you might want to repaint areas that look especially worn, dull or chipped so your house looks fresh and new to potential buyers. On the other hand, it’s possible some potential buyers will repaint the home upon moving in. So if you have a limited budget, your money (and time) might be better invested in other types of home projects, such as remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, installing new floors or fixing broken appliances

When in doubt, check with your realtor before making a final decision.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

Reviews for Elmwood painters
Nathania L.
Incredibly professional and amazing paint job. He followed up really quickly and answered all of our questions within minutes and came the next day to paint. He brought everything but the paint - properly taped/sealed everything and was in and out in under 4 hours. We will definitely be hiring him again to paint more rooms in our house!
Jovel’s Quality PaintingJovel’s Quality Painting
Annie J.
Jonathan and Jeffrey were fantastic to work with and did an amazing job with my living room painting project. Jonathan came with all of necessary supplies and primer and paint and even passed on the 20% paint discount! I would definitely hire Jonathan and Jeffrey again in a heartbeat!
Jonathan YouttJonathan Youtt
Thumbtack Customer
We had a last minute house painting job (other painter fell through two days before he was supposed to start) and a very short window of time to have the painting done. Alex was able to get a team out to paint our house in the timeframe we needed. Job was good -- better than good for the great price! We would absolutely use Usal Painting again.
Andrew J.
Isaac did efficient, excellent work for me, painting a hallway, retouching bathroom, and matching and fixing the paint on a ceiling that had been repaired. He’s friendly, responsible, detail oriented, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
Isaac J Pro PaintingIsaac J Pro Painting
Doug H.
Ever did great work for a very fair price. He took his time, made our stucco look amazing, helped us pick the best masonry sealant/primer and paint, and painted with rollers and no mess.
Douglas O.
Victor at C&C painting was a pleasure to work with. He is responsive, accommodating, and provides a great value while doing a professional job. I’m an architect and I’m sure I drove him crazy with my continuing resquests and changes of mind on painting our house. I’ve worked with many contractors and subs over the years, and without a doubt I can highly recommend Victor and C&C painting.
C&C PaintingC&C Painting
Johanna D.
I highly recommend Juan! He was super responsive, had availability for a quick turn around for the job, went above and beyond - even painted more than we had discussed because he had the paint. Highly recommend Juan!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Justin H.
Juan helped do a significant amount of cosmetic trim work and painted our entire 2 bedroom unit. Everything looks amazing, Juan is extremely friendly and professional, and his work was an amazing value. I’d recommend Juan for any interior painting work.
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Rachael K.
Juan was WONDERFUL. Super responsive, prompt, easy to coordinate and work with, thoughtful and kind, and generous with his expertise, time, and care. His workmanship was of top quality - not even one drip! - and every speck of paint-able surface was perfectly painted. I am a hawk-eyed perfectionist, and his work quality astounded me. He is also clearly a very good human being. I will definitely hire him for all future paint jobs!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Sarah S.
Hector did a great job on our exterior house painting job. He was super responsive and thorough in his work—he power washed, primed & prepped, and painted the house and trim for a fantastic price. We are really happy with how it turned out. Highly recommended!
Planet PaintingPlanet Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Good price, on time, very responsive. Used good quality paint. Would hire again.
Menera PaintingMenera Painting
Kristin S.
I've been putting off painting this room for ages. Finally decided to contract it out and I am so glad I did. Everything was fabulous... from communication to quality to price. I will definitely hire Colby Painting again (and again). Already have a few projects in mind.
Colby PaintingColby Painting
Thumbtack Customer
On time and did a great job! The team was very friendly and worked hard to paint the interior of our home.
Carles J PaintingCarles J Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Richard gave us a great price for painting rooms in our apartment and his guys did a great job.
Thumbtack Customer
Juan painted the exterior trim and porch of my house including a fair amount of prep work sanding down of the old paint under the eves of the roof. Juan is nice and pleasant to deal with and also works with his father - both are good people. The quality of the JP Painting turned out "acceptable" but there were some issues we had to deal with before and after the job was done. There was a lot of sanding that needed to be done and most of this prep work was done by hand which resulted in a more uneven finish. I had thought hand sanders would be used but turned out it wasn't because of the dust and potential lead paint. Also, the paint specs & chips could have been contained with drop cloths/tarp and lack of use of these items would certainly violate code compliance - this was a major concern with the age of the kids living in the house. I think there was a lesson learned for JP Painting and I'm sure this has been addressed going forward. Another issue was a change in color/gloss to flat quality which cost me more but Juan was reasonable in the extra cost and I appreciated that. Besides the issues with the prep work (dust/chips) I would hire Juan again.
JP PaintingJP Painting
Cora T.
I decided on Juan for the painting project on the interior walls my old Craftsman home because his bid was very reasonable and he seemed confident in his work. He is very busy with paint jobs from Thumbtack, so it took us a month to set up a time to start, but it was worth the wait. Juan showed up on-time everyday with his helper, and they expediently finished four layers of paint in three rooms in two days!! They were efficient, respectful, and quiet while they worked, which is important to me as I work from home and I value my personal space. They worked 9am-6pm and tidied everything up at the end of each day. I would definitely call Juan again for handyman and painting needs in the future. Thank you, Juan!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Margaret L.
Ricky and his team were awesome!! They were not only punctual but very clean. They painted a 2b1ba apartment in a 1905 building for me that the tenants just vacated, the before and after was amazing. I would call them again in a heart beat. Used the best Sherwin Williams paint too. Didn't skimp on anything. Margaret Coldwell Banker
Valenz ConstructionValenz Construction
Thumbtack Customer
I told him quite clearly to paint one of the trim pieces gray and the rest white as he was doing. He painted them all gray and threatened to call the police if I didn't pay him for it. My carpenter was all set to install them so he's set back too. Not professional at all. Very dissapointed.
Yael L.
Keith did a wonderful job painting a room with a lot of tricky areas. He was incredibly responsive and communicative. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat.
Elemeno PaintingElemeno Painting
Jenny G.
Juan and his team did a fantastic job. He painted the entire interior of a house, whose priori occupants had lived there for over 40 years. He did a masterful job of repairing cracks, prepping, helping me select colors that worked in the space and then painting. Beautiful work and great attention to detail. All this and his pricing was very competitive - a great value. Thanks Juan!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Katherine n.
Did a very excellent job painting the interior of my house. Kept me in the loop with prompt communication and finished the job on time! Very happy with the job.
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Madrone S.
Jonathan did a fantastic job painting several rooms in a house I just purchased. He asked excellent questions and made recommendations for types of paint and best places to purchase. Being new to the area I found these recommendations to be helpful and supportive. Jonathan was very communicative every step of the way and kept in touch throughout the project. The quality of his work was excellent and I’m very pleased with the result. As the project progressed he became a trusted partner in achieving a mutually desired outcome (beautifully painted rooms). He was also a pleasure to have in my home, considerate, respectful, kind and caring. I would definitely hire him again.
Painters Edge.Painters Edge.
Tako D.
Corey had to take off the wallpaper and even the wall before getting to paint it. Everything was done neat, no dust, not dripping, no left-over things in the house.
Corey LeeCorey Lee
Julia K.
Gustavo and his colleague did great work painting two bedrooms and a shed. They were efficient, friendly and hard working! Also kept everything very tidy.
Domínguez paintingDomínguez painting
Jonathan P.
H&H painted my entire home in record time. They worked clean and managed to sand down and fix several issues with my old plaster walls.
Planet PaintingPlanet Painting
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