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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.

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 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 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.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

Reviews for Gilroy painters
Rachel K.
They did an excellent job painting my house.
Big League PaintingBig League Painting
Jess M.
Gustavo was absolutely amazing. My husband and I couldn’t decide which colors to paint our house. Gustavo was SO patient and even offered to paint the sample paints I bought on sheetrock (we didn’t have the keys to our house yet). He always arrived on time. He took the time to ensure all parts of our house (flooring, outlet coverings, light fixtures) were protected/covered and no paint got on them. At the end he walked the entire home with me and I tend to be very particular (I expect perfection) and anything I pointed out, he was happy to touch up. Gustavo was the first person we hired on Thumbtack and he really set the bar high. We will definitely be hiring him in the future for any paint needs. Thank you for painting our home, Gustavo!
Domínguez paintingDomínguez painting
Katelyn M.
Hired JM to paint our living room and hallway. It turned out AMAZING!! JM’s painting was professional, responsive and a great value. Our living room and hallway looks exactly what I hoped it would! JM’s painting also kept our house clean, if it weren’t for the beautiful walls I’d never know they were here. Highly recommend them and we will definitely hire them again!
JM'S painting, cabinet painting n DrywallJM'S painting, cabinet painting n Drywall
Jacque C.
Fernando did a beautiful job painting our kitchen cabinets. And he did this very big job in 4 days, just like he said he would. His price was very fair and we even gave him a little extra to show our appreciation for the great job he did. I highly recommend Fernando for any painting needs. We’re bringing him back to paint the interior and exterior of our house.
The Precise Touch PaintingThe Precise Touch Painting
Lisa D.
Cruz Painting was great. So professional and extreme quality. They went above and beyond with filling all holes, removing fixturing before painting and then replacing it. Very responsive. Had an immediate job and they were onsite within a day. I can’t wait to use them again. I highly, highly recommend them. Lisa & Kevin
Cruz paintingCruz painting
Anhie P.
Very professional crew. Was amazed how quickly my entire house was painted. Loved the high quality work and professional approach.
Shiny PaintingShiny Painting
Penny N.
Art Perez was on time and prepared to work. He painted a large room for us in a day. His work is excellent. Highly recommend .
Pressure Washer PerezPressure Washer Perez
Katelyn M.
We had a different professional hired but they had a family emergency and we needed our laundry room put back together as soon as possible. Allen came out and gave us a reasonable estimate the next day and came to work on the project two days later. Allen had Junior paint our guest room and paint and texture our laundry room. It looks amazing and Junior did an amazing job! He worked hard and finished everything in about 8 hours! Overall very impressed with the outcome of the project as well as the communication between Allen and I. Would hire again!
Cruz paintingCruz painting
Siva S.
Allan and Team did a fantastic job. He was very professional and also very responsive. In addition to painting, he also fixed a few adhoc issues with the house and didn’t charge extra for the additional work. Overall was very happy with his services and would definitely recommend to others.
Cruz paintingCruz painting
Lars U.
Ricardo is a great resource for any home remodeling projects. We started with painting the interior of my 3200 SF home and ended up installing floors, remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms. He makes sure that the outcome of his work is fully satisfactory as he pays attention to detail. He was also punctual with very reasonable prices. I'd highly recommended Ricardo to anyone. Thanks for your great work.
Ricardo CruzRicardo Cruz
Kelly B.
It was coming up on the rain season, and I needed my house painted before it started. They responded to my quote request within hours, were at my home within days, and started the next day. They did wonderful work and went above and beyond, even repairing the latch on my gate that had broken months before they ever set foot on the property. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Perez PaintPerez Paint
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