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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 Oakland painters
Desmond K.
It was a pleasure to work with Keith at Elemento painting. His work was superb, and fast. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends for any painting needs.
Elemeno PaintingElemeno Painting
Starr H.
Ever did an AMAZING job painting my bedroom. He was on time, patient, and thorough. I’ve already planned to have him back to paint my bedroom!
Rebecca H.
Jesus and his brother were great arrived on time painted the cabinets and retrieved the paint. Job finished pretty quickly. I will probably end up hiring them again.
Menera PaintingMenera Painting
Daniel S.
Diego did a great job painting accent walls at my home in the Oakland Hills! I will be hiring then again! They showed up on time, confirmed paint colors with me, and asked good questions.
JD & Son's PaintingJD & Son's Painting
Brandon B.
As a first time user of thumbtack Rudy has really impressed me. He suggested paints and was flexible with my iterations. Rudy is a true professional. I will only hire him for my painting needs.
Megan G.
Juan and his team did an amazing job painting my apartment! I reached out and got a response in a few minutes with a great quote for my budget. He promptly responded to questions I had and kept in communication until the day of painting. I needed the walls painted in a different color and the trim painted in white and Juan got both done in a 750 sq. ft. apartment in one day! Whoever painted the space before did a terrible job and Juan had his work cut out for him, but he did a fantastic job...clean lines, no drips or mess, full color coverage. He was very professional, friendly and on-time. 10/10 would recommend!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
Haroon L.
I contacted Bruno about a paint job and he was able to schedule something right away. He painted my bedroom and finished in one day. The quality was great and I couldn’t be happier with his work. Definitely recommend!
Opus PaintersOpus Painters
Boris L.
Juan and his team did a great job! The new paint looks amazing and he took extra care to make sure everything came out just as we wanted. Highly recommend Juan for any painting needs!
Juan maduenoJuan madueno
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!
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Dorian B.
We hired Coyado's to paint the back wall of our house which gets a lot of sun exposure and had started to peel. He was incredibly responsive and his team was fast and very detailed. We will definitely hire him again for our painting needs!
Coyado's CompanyCoyado's Company
Sheika L.
Our experience with Filo was average. He was responsive and communicative and got the job done quickly. For the most part things looked good, however paint splattered was left on furniture, the toilet, the vents, and the painted shut crucial things like our access to our electric box.
filo's paintingfilo's painting
Karen G.
Omar and his crew were awesome to work with. We had him paint our exterior and install and paint new shutters. Super easy to work with and very good value. Have recommended him to many of our friends and will use him for future projects. Thanks Omar!
Flores paintingFlores painting
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
Ellen D.
We have nothing but positive things to say about Thomas and Top Choice Painting! He was punctual, pleasant to work with, completed the job on budget and did a great job. We will definitely call him again if we need another painting job done. Highly recommend!
Top Choice PaintingTop Choice Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Eli and his crew of highly skilled professionals prepared the house exterior, repaired and replaced wood that was substandard. Helped us choose the right color paint, primed and painted the house while carefully masking the windows and protecting the ground with drop cloths. Eli came every day and spent much of the time making sure any considerations we brought up were properly taken care of. When the painting was finished we walked through to check out that we were satisfied with the completed job.
Lifetime RemodelingLifetime Remodeling
Jean-Michel H.
We love our new kitchen paint job! The team was super easy to work with and did great work.
A Better Choice PaintingA Better Choice Painting
Nickolas P.
Overpriced me for a $4,500 quote on a small 1BR condo paint job. Suspicious due to how immensely expensive the quote is.
Atlas ConstructionAtlas Construction
Hannah M.
Milko showed up on time and ready to get to work. He has a great work ethic, and understands the importance of a clean work space while painting which I personally appreciated. He painted a few rooms for me and his attention to detail and quality both impressed me. I plan to hire Milko for additional projects and refer to friends.
Justin C.
Flores Painting was super responsive, and the crew did quick and high quality work. Would use again and would recommend to others.
Flores paintingFlores painting
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos was extremely pleasant. I hired him to paint one bedroom and a walk-in closet. The bedroom included 3 different paint colors: the ceiling a metalic silver; Window and doors trimmed in white; Walls/closet in a blue/gray. He showed up on time 8am and was done by the same afternoon, but due to some areas missed (that I had to point out) it delayed a bit. I must say Carlos gladly retouched areas and I must say he sealed a couple of cracks that he noticed prior to painting - a smooth finish. I'm pleased.
Carles J PaintingCarles J Painting
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
Mary L.
Jose and his team did a superb job with painting the majority of my house (with exception of a few 2nd floor bedrooms) in Benjamin Moore's White Dove, which included high ceilings, staircase area, all walls, and baseboards. He was a pleasure to work with, very professional, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, efficient (took 2.25 days), and provided a very competitive price. He took great care with covering all furniture, fixtures, and flooring while painting. Jose even went above and beyond in going to the store to replace our vent covers for us at no additional charge! I would highly recommend him for any painting projects you may have. Thank you so much, Big Guy Painting!! p.s. When asked in the Thumbtack prompt, "What did you like about working with Big Guy Painting?", I wish I could select all of the above (but was limited to 3 items), but I would say their work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality!
Jose MontenegroJose Montenegro
Jordan Y.
Jeff and his team did a great job painting the exterior of our home with high quality and fast completion and was responsive with competitive pricing.
Church & Sons Painting Co.Church & Sons Painting Co.
Carlee W.
Luis did Spectacular paint job in our basement. We are very happy with the result and will definitely hire again and would recommend to a friend
Luis paintingLuis painting
Cassie H.
Mike and he crew were great! They were very flexible about timing so we did not have to close down our business. They changed a very dark room to nice fresh white paint, patched a lot of old screw holes, and gave my business a very clean look. We have extremely high open rafter ceilings that they were able to work around and made sure it looked spotless. They also did a great job of covering everything and putting paper on the flooring so that there was not a drop of paint anywhere. We will definitely be using them again! I highly recommend Lamorinda Painting
Lamorinda PaintingLamorinda Painting
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