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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.

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.

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 San Diego painters
Thumbtack Customer
painting, he is very good at painting and easy to work with and fair pricing "in my opinion"
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Andrea H.
The fence painting project was successfully completed on time and on budget. We highly recommend Benjamin Greene for your painting projects.
Benjamin Greene's PaintingBenjamin Greene's Painting
Maria P.
Painted bedroom. Antonio gave me good recommendations for the paint, he was on time, he was very professional and finish the job quickly.
Fence/ Handyman ServicesFence/ Handyman Services
Shaun C.
Had a very good experience with DM Painting. They covered everything well, cleaned up after themselves, had very fair pricing and did a great job with the paint. Definitely recommend, and have used them for additional paint jobs already.
DM PaintingDM Painting
Adele R.
Delighted with their work... Worked fast, paid attention to details both in prep and in painting. We will certainly consider this team again for painting projects in the future!
Navas EnterpriseNavas Enterprise
Kimberly B.
Oscar Painting had the best quote by far, painted our whole house fast, and did top quality work. Start your search here!
Oscar G. PaintingOscar G. Painting
Mondo and his crew did a wonderful job painting my condo. He responded quickly to my questions, showed up on time and completed the entire job in 2 days. Would recommend his painting services for anyone looking for a quality painting job at a fair price!
Adam R.
Gregg and his team from Pacific Painting did an excellent job painting the interior of our townhome. The communication was spot on throughout and they did a very professional job.
Pacific Painting ProsPacific Painting Pros
Reena D.
Myra and Carlos were so nice to work with. We remodeled our home and had a lot of paint problems. They were on time every day, honest, and flexible as we worked through trying to fix the paint issues. They did a wonderful job, with great attention to detail. I will be calling them on my next paint project.
Navas EnterpriseNavas Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
Really quick turnaround. My paint looks great.
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Thumbtack Customer
Sam gave me a quote over the phone that I thought was fair. And his guys did a great job! The only thing that I didnt like was that closet painting was not included with painting the rooms.
Advanced Painting GroupAdvanced Painting Group
Cara A.
Dave is professional, flexible, and an efficient worker. I hired him to paint an interior room and he was a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend Dave to anyone in need of a excellent paint job.
Quality SolutionsQuality Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Johnny was amazing! He was able to come and give an estimate right away and start painting that week. Painting went great, fast and accurate. He was also very sweet to out little dog as well. The best part is he also offers complimentary window washing any time after painting. Id recommend him to friends and family. A+
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Thumbtack Customer
Steve is a great person to work with for your painting needs. He was prompt with his replies, accommodated my schedule and did a very good job on my painting. I would highly recommend him.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did an excellent job and we will definitely ask him to paint our condos in the future when the need arises. He painted our 1 bedroom condo and kitchen within just a few days of hiring him and he provided us with guidance on the type of paint to use for each room (we chose to buy our own paint). Steve the condo looks great and you made a huge difference on our kitchen cabinets. Thank you again for the great job and timeliness of completion!
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Kelly D.
Did a great job of painting our outdoor retaining wall!
Nobel PaintingNobel Painting
Holly B.
Mancillas Painting did an incredible job, with excellent communication and professionalism.
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Katherine R.
I requested a quote on a Saturday, not expecting to hear back until Monday. Rudy responded within an hour, and was able to come to the house to give a quote that afternoon. He responded quickly throughout the entire process, and by Wednesday I had a fully painted house! I also thought the rates were very reasonable, and even came in under the projected amount (he had to buy less paint than expected). They did a great job, and I would have no hesitation booking Mancillas painting for any future painting needs!
Mancillas PaintingMancillas Painting
Rawy H.
I hired Royal Sparta Painting Co. to paint our wood lattice patio covers. Diego and his crew are very professional, friendly, courteous and hardworking. They also painted my front metal security screen door that my previous painter said they could not do and matched the color perfectly. After they finished, the crew did a final walk around to fix any issues if needed. The paint job was perfect! The patio covers and screen door look better than I expected. I would highly recommend them!
Royal Sparta Painting Co.Royal Sparta Painting Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Steve did an amazing job on painting a room and bathroom for us. He was prompt to give us a fair bid, was able to do the work in a timely manner and is very professional. His work is top notch, he paints with clean lines and he cleans everything up nicely. I am planning to hire him again for additional interior painting jobs. Loved working with him.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We were very impressed with DM Painting and their crew. I will certainly hire them again for our next painting job. They did extra things to make sure the job was going to turn out excellent as it did. They repaired gutters, even cleaned them out without asking. A couple planks on the deck were rotting, they replaced them before painting. The stucco fix up and then painting was to highest standards. Paint matching spot on. They were responsive to the walk through at the end and had no problem fixing up the very minor little things my eagle eyed wife could find. I was impressed and I have no hesitation giving them a 5 star rating. Great job guys! and Thanks!
DM PaintingDM Painting
Laura M.
Billy and his glares did a great job. They were thorough, clean, and very punctual. They painted the exterior of our home and repaired stucco in just a few days. The crew was respectful and fast. I definitely recommend Nobel painting.
Nobel PaintingNobel Painting
Harshal A.
Johnny and his friend did a great job for us painting the master bedroom in a very short span of time. He went and cleaned the windows as well for us. I would definitely recommend him for any paint and window cleaning.
Johnny O's Window Cleaning & PaintJohnny O's Window Cleaning & Paint
Diane N.
Ellen painted 3 murals total. One on canvas, she was extremely professional
Ellen K. Gladis OriginalsEllen K. Gladis Originals
Dawn K.
Oscar did a fantastic job. He was prompt, professional and the paint looks great.
Oscar G. PaintingOscar G. Painting
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