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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 Marcos painters
Kevin Y.
Custom co Painting and his helpers did a great job for Painting our Condo. We are very happy of their work and Value.
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Amber O.
Custom Co Painting is a great company and did excellent work. I had them paint my entire interior on very short notice and they had no problem coming out and completing the job with quality. The paint lines were straight and their cleanup was great. If you need your house painted by professionals, go with this company, you will not be disappointed. Great work and budget friendly.
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Cassi m.
Ed and his crew were AMAZING! From start in finish! Edwin made my dream kitchen come true! They went over and beyond to do everything we wanted. We even hired them to paint our garage door after they did our kitchen. They painted kitchen and living room Closed in media center Ran a outlet in my cabinet Built shiplap range and island Painted cabinets Painted garage
Custom co paintingCustom co painting
Thumbtack Customer
Room and bathroom interior paint. Steve communicated what would be a good color choice and got the job done quickly.
APAC PaintingAPAC Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Thank God for Jeff the Painter! I was in desperate need of a painter! Due to a Frazee tint change in there base paint I was unable to match my townhouse's paint for touch ups. And I had a renter moving in in four days. So I had to get my townhouse re- painted FAST! Jeff's came out right away to look at the property and to make sure we we're on the same page. He's price was very reasonable. His crew was super fast and they did a great job! They we're very professional! So glad I called Jeff!
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Mike P.
Sparta delivered a beautiful job of painting a 2 story house interior with high ceilings. They went above and beyond the agreement. Very professional and pleasant experience.
Royal Sparta Painting Co.Royal Sparta Painting Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff the Painter did a wonderful job painting the exterior of my house. Of the three quotes I got for the job, his was the lowest. Jeff has a contractor's license for painting. The other companies had licenses but the people who held them lived in Northern California or another state. Jeff assigned a crew to paint my house but Jeff inspected daily and worked with his crew so they knew what to do and in what order. The crew was led by Jeremy and all the crew were polite, efficient, fast, and cleaned up as they went along. Jeff was very easy to do business with. If anything he was too relaxed. Where the other painters provided detailed quotes about what they would or would not do, Jeff's quote merely stipulated the number of colors, that he would paint the house, and the price. That doesn't mean he cut any corners. I had forgotten to ask Jeff to paint the frame of my house numbers (address number) a different color from my house. I mentioned it to Jeremy and he offered to repaint it which he did. Overall I couldn't be happier with the way the job was done and the price I paid. I was thinking about repainting part of the inside of my house myself, but seeing what Jeff can do and how quickly has me thinking of hiring him for the job. I definitely recommend that you hire Jeff The Painter for your painting project.
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Derek R.
Custom Co. Painting is great! They had fair prices and did quality work. They didn’t take shortcuts and took their time to make sure the job was very well done. Definitely recommend!
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Thumbtack Customer
Jeff's team did a fantastic job. Painted the interior walls of our house from top to bottom. His guys are friendly, flexible and professional. Job was completed on time at the agreed price.
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Thumbtack Customer
We originally hired Travis to paint a few rooms of our home, which turned into the whole house. Although he was out of town when much of the work was being done, he was in constant communication with us and his crew and came by as soon as he was back in town. His crew did an awesome job; Roger was in constant communication with me and answered all of my questions. We added a few extras along the way with ease. We highly recommend Irwin Painting and will definitely be using them again for other projects.
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Sheralynne t.
Ed brought in a team and was able to paint our whole house and cabinets in one day. He even did some extra things, like regrouting some spots, without charging. He was right on fixing anything we had a problem with.
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Jerell A.
Carlos did an amazing job painting the interior walls and repairing some drywall work in my home. Highly recommend Carlos and Myra for anyone who needs a painter. Great quality and super professional. Look forward to our next projects together.
Navas EnterpriseNavas Enterprise
Tanya H.
Raul is a man with integrity who prides himself on doing the job right. So glad that we hired him. He transformed our home; painting the walls, ceiling and cabinets. He is a consummate professional. For him the job is not Done until you are happy.
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Daniel B.
Sam was awesome from the beginning. He visited my house in north county three times before I decided to hire him. He was always available to talk to and his guys did an excellent job. I left my door open for them every day and while I was at work they painted my kitchen and bathroom. And after the paint store did a bad color match he had his guys come back and redo it even tho it wasn’t his mistake. And, despite the extra work he still made it a priority to get everything done in my timeline.
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Emelyne S.
Michael was very responsive and was available right away. We were happy to be his 1st Thumbtack job. He chipped and sanded our facia boards. He even offered to fix our broken gate. We recommend him for your painting needs.
Michael McCannMichael McCann
Jeyapandian K.
Raul is doing a great job of painting and touching up the interior of our house, and staining some cabinets. He is not satisfied until he finds a perfect color match. He takes a more critical view of his own work than we do, and fixes every little blemish.
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Shane T.
Eddie and his team are fantastic. They were hired to paint the entire interior of our home, walls, cabinets, baseboards and shutters. They arrived early and would stay until 8 PM every day. They were a fantastic value compared to the other quotes received. No hesitation in recommending their services and plan to hire them again in the future.
Eddie's Professional PaintingEddie's Professional Painting
Jerell A.
If you need your cabinets refinished and painted, Artemio and his team will get the job done right. We hired Artemio for a large project. He does amazing work and pays close attention to all details. I highly recommend Artemio and will be asking him to complete some other projects in the near future.
Eagle Finishing ServicesEagle Finishing Services
Martin M.
Taylor was great easy going , listens and has a pure talent for what he does , he put a big smile on our building , and a big smile on my face , if you need special paint work - Taylors your guy ! Thanks Taylor you’re great at what you do ! Marty McDonnell. Friendly Flooring. San Marcos
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Frederic H.
We obtained several bids and Custom Co Painting was competitive with all the rest. Edwin came to see our home and bid; my wife and I noted he was the most professional and thorough of all the bidders. We have a 2100 sf house - they did everything including kitchen cabinets and finished in four days. Their work was excellent. All the workers were polite and easy to work with; kept everything clean and protected. High recommendations for Edwin and his crew.
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