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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.

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 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.

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 Oakland interior painters
James R.
Bayardo “Angel” did an amazing job painting the interior of our house. He is now my go-to painter. Thank you Bayardo
Flex PaintingsFlex Paintings
James L.
Frank did a great job. The value was very good. I had a whole interior apartment custom painted with three different colors including accent walls. I would definitely hire him again.
Frank F.k.H constructionFrank F.k.H construction
Thumbtack Customer
Larry and his team did an excellent job painting the interior of my house! Larry came promptly when we agreed for him to take a look at the house and gave me a very reasonable quote to paint four interior rooms in my newly-purchased home and provide all labor, paint, materials, etc. The finished product looks fantastic, and the job was completed in two days (done on schedule so that all work was completed before I moved my furniture in). The team was professional, efficient, and courteous, and they cleaned up after themselves thoroughly when the work was complete. I'd highly recommend Larry and would not hesitate to hire him again for future work.
LN Painting Inc.LN Painting Inc.
Chelsea T.
Albino, Juan, Rigoberto, and Alfredo did a wonderful job on our new home! We decided last minute that we wanted to paint the interior of our home just about a week in advance of our move in date. They came out for a free estimate within a day, told us where to call to purchase our paint, picked it up, and got the whole house painted in time for our move in. Very trustworthy and punctual. Would definitely recommend. Thanks, team!
Romero's house workRomero's house work
Thumbtack Customer
Jose and his crew painted the interior of our house and are now painting the exterior. We originally chose him over other people because he gave us a very detailed quote, including how many hours he thought each part of the job would take, and because he insisted on including paint in his quote because he wanted to use high quality paint. Working with Jose has been very easy. He is easy to communicate with and clearly cares about the work he does. I highly recommend him!
Big Guy PaintingBig Guy Painting
Narissa V.
Milko did a fantastic job on painting the interior of our house. He provided everything that we needed, worked very carefully and efficiently got the job done in only a days. He was pleasant, responsive, on time, and very reliable - even coming back after a few weeks to do any follow on touch ups that we requested. I’d highly recommend for any paint work and consider for other jobs as well!
Joe L.
Jose is a great painter with a lot of integrity. He has an artistic eye and had recommendations for us right from the bidding process. We are really happy with the end result. He throws in little thoughtful touches here and there, and is always thinking about how he can make things look even better. It’s quite apparent that painting is his passion. He was able to paint the interior of our house within the time he estimated and within budget. We were so happy with his work, we asked him to paint the exterior of our house.
Old school painting & wallcoveringOld school painting & wallcovering
Stephanie P.
Bayardo and team did an excellent job of painting our condo interior. We have particularly noise-sensitive neighbors and these guys were very quiet! From the quote process through finishing the work, they were on time, tidy, and respectful. Our job included painting an accent wall that is a very tough color to work with and they did an amazing job making it look great. Not a drop of stray paint anywhere that I can see, and I'm one to notice details. Very clean lines at the ceiling and around baseboards. Bayardo and crew are true professionals who do reasonably priced, high-quality work quickly. Would highly recommend.
Flex PaintingsFlex Paintings
Elizabeth W.
I was so impressed, these guys are pros. I showed them what needed to be done and didn't need to micromanage to get things done "right". They handled prep, patching, interior/exterior, cracks, paint removal from prior painters, etc. They are not the cheapest bid, but they may have saved me money because they didn't try to overdo things and were very efficient. This team really knows what they are doing.
LN Painting Inc.LN Painting Inc.
Ryan B.
Diego is an incredible painter and handyman. We had Diego paint the entire interior of our house. Four bedrooms, two baths, dining room, kitchen, living room, and two hallways. He came out to the house three times before beginning the job to discuss the work and make sure he understood exactly what we wanted. He was flexible when we wanted to add on painting our front stairs and porch. He helped us with lighting fixtures and gave us many tips and suggestions around what colors to paint. He is very professional and the quality of his work is outstanding. He’s also the most communicative professional I’ve worked with. He called us every night to let us know where he was with the work and what his plan was for the next day. Would hire him again in a heartbeat.
JD & Son's PaintingJD & Son's Painting
Sam K.
Milko painted our entire interior of the house (walls and ceilings) and he did a great job. We were going from colored walls to white, so it required more coats of paint than we originally expected and Milko was great about talking through changes in the plan. Overall, he was still lower cost than the other quote I received. He's also a super nice guy who was always punctual to meetings and quick to respond to texts. I tend to be a perfectionist and noticed issues on a couple of areas on the walls, and Milko was very willing to fix him. I would encourage anyone to bring up concerns with Milko because he will quickly address them. I'm really happy I hired Milko and would do so again in the future.
Cheshire I.
I had a last-minute interior paint job that needed getting done. Esdras was extremely responsive in communicating and working out details, and he was patient as it took me a while to get approval for the job. He and his assistant Antonio got the job done by the time he said it would be done (a rarity for a contractor of any kind!), and the refreshed space looks great -- Esdras took care of everything I asked him to do. Pricing was fair for the amount of work involved, and I would definitely call on him again if I have similar projects down the road.
Brian L.
Bayardo and his crew did outstanding work on a interior doors and baseboards painting project. 26 doors in all, plus baseboards, done in 5 days. Bayardo was great at communicating progress, issues and resolutions. No surprises, no fuss. His work was meticulous and tidy, I could not find any fault with his work. And his price was the best of the 3 or 4 painters I contacted. He is growing his business, and I wish him nothing but the best. Homeowners need more folks like Bayardo who will do great work at a reasonable price. Highly recommend and will look forward to working with him again if the need arises.
Flex PaintingsFlex Paintings
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