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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 Santa Clara painters
Daniel b.
Luis was helpful throughout the painting process. Dunn Edwards paint was used. Thank you NCM Painting for a job well done.
Adeline C.
Wow! Is the word I use to describe the completion of this paint job. Great responsiveness and attention to detail. Very nice group of painters to work with. Will recommend to my friends if they need painting job done
FNA PaintingFNA Painting
Aloysius M.
Israel did an awesome job on our internal painting project! I got a really good price and results with painting. He made the process super hassle-free too. Would highly recommend!!
The Other Guys PaintingThe Other Guys Painting
Naveen K.
Fernando patiently answered all my questions and explained painting brands as I'm a painting newbie. Finished the work in time. Even helped me with some minor additional work which wasn't discussed earlier.
FNA PaintingFNA Painting
Celia W.
We were happy with our experience working with Big League painting and pleased with the results-painting of house exterior. They kept to the pre-arranged schedule and finished on schedule. Gerald is personable and great with communications. We felt we were listened to. We felt Gerald really wanted us to be happy with the result before he considered the job finished. Customer satisfaction-check. We will be calling them back for interior painting.
Big League PaintingBig League Painting
Priscilla W.
I had a great experience with Gustavo and his partner for my painting project! I needed 2 bathrooms and the living area for my condo painted. He was incredibly responsive over text/mobile with any questions I had about the process, was flexible with timing, and provided a very reasonable estimate for the work that needed to be done. On the day we agreed on, Gustavo showed up promptly at the agreed upon time in the morning and was able to wrap up by early afternoon. And the work was beautiful (much much better than my experimental work in the bedrooms). Lines were straight, paint coats were even, and no errant splashes of paint anywhere - I was so thrilled to see the end product! The level of care Gustavo puts into his work shows, and he was super friendly and accommodating throughout the whole process. I will definitely be calling Gustavo again for any more paint jobs I plan in the future and would highly recommend him for anyone looking for painting to be done.
Domínguez paintingDomínguez painting
Greg G.
I have a lot of experience with interior and exterior painting as well as a wide variety of other types of construction. My standards are high and when I hire a contractor I expect them to do their best work and not cut corners. I also manage remodeling projects for friends. This was the first time I worked with NCM Painting. After reviewing multiple bids for exterior house painting (a friend's home in Santa Clara), we chose NCM Painting for several reasons: 1) Luis provided clear answers to my questions about how the work would be done; for example, making minor repairs prior to painting. 2) Luis committed to meet with me nearly every day to review the progress. I appreciate being able to have regular discussions with the business owner in addition to a crew leader. 3) NCM Painting was the only bid that included TWO coats of paint over primer. My definition of two coats is: applying the second coat after the first coat has dried sufficiently, not just spraying horizontally and vertically while applying the first coat. The NCM Painting team was very responsive in terms of addressing surface preparation issues I marked with blue tape. In fact, they addressed many more preparation issues (mostly scraping and sanding of peeling or cracked paint on older wood surfaces and filling of gaps) than I had marked. They also did a very neat and clean job when caulking around newly installed window and door frames. NCM Painting was not the lowest price bid I received for this project, but considering the level of effort the team spent addressing all the details and applying two coats of paint over primer (which will be more durable than a single coat), I thought the price was a good value. In other words, you get what you pay for! Although schedule was not my top priority, the project was completed within the estimated time frame. Additionally, they kept the job site clean and organized on a daily basis and thoroughly cleaned up at the end. Working with Luis and Mayra was a also very positive experience. Responses to messages, even on weekends, was very timely; much better than any other contractor I've dealt with. Luis is an honest guy who cares about the quality of the work he and his team do. My friend and his wife are very happy with the quality of the exterior painting on their home in Santa Clara. I will recommend NCM Painting & Construction to others.
Sandra M.
Very responsive and got the project done as promised, efficiently. Interior paint project for bathroom and living room.
Pandas Painting Handyman ServicePandas Painting Handyman Service
Akilesh K.
Felipe did a great job patching up my garage wall paint. He even offered me great lessons in painting and overall maintenance! He is a fun guy, at the same time very professional. Would highly recommend his service for any home remodel/repair work!
Thumbtack Customer
James and his crew are the real deal. He did a fantastic and phenomenal job in my house. He painted the entire house from the inside, he made sure to protect all the floor and he payed attention to every little details. He is very knowledgeable and he know what he is doing. He delivered a high quality job and he was terrific by sharing his advises and expertise on Paint colors, brand and the sheen. I was very happy and satisfied with the job that he made and truly recommend James and his crew for your future Paint job.
Style PaintingStyle Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Nicholas did a good job of painting our guest bedroom and bathroom. He took his time but did his job well.
Nick's PaintingNick's Painting
Pia P.
Israel is prompt and easy to work with. We painted 2 bathrooms and it’s looking neat. He is reliable and I will definitely work with him again for more projects.
The Other Guys PaintingThe Other Guys Painting
Christy L.
I placed my request to find someone to paint the interior of a 1196 sq foot 2bed/2bath condo, and Israel with The Other Guys was quick to respond with a reasonable online estimate without having to first meet in person. Israel then met with us on Tuesday evening to determine the amount of paint needed, and then we met with him on Saturday when it was complete. He did a great job and we would consider hiring him again.
The Other Guys PaintingThe Other Guys Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was very prompt and professional in our communications. He answered all of my questions and able to come the next afternoon to paint our guest room. He did an excellent job, the room looks great! He cleaned up everything and was very considerate about asking where he could rinse off his brush and where he should take out the trash bag. We're already planning to have Mike come back to paint the dining room!
Lux PaintingLux Painting
Shumin g.
Israel and his team is very professional! I got really good price and result from the painting! My interior and cabinets look brand new! Will definitely hire again for my next project!
The Other Guys PaintingThe Other Guys Painting
Ted W.
Fernando and his team did an amazing job at painting our house interior and getting it ready for our renters. He was on top of things with communication and scheduling and was very accommodating. I highly recommend him!
FNA PaintingFNA Painting
Kenneth T.
Great job by Allen and Cruz Painting. They were punctual, professional, and excellent painters. They cleaned up well and made sure we were completely satisfied with the work. I would definitely use them again!!!
Cruz paintingCruz painting
Karen S.
I had Matt, Dominique and crew paint my 1990’s Oak Kitchen cabinets and install hardware on the doors and drawers. Dominique was great to deal with. Very attentive and responsive. I live in the Bay Area and they happily made the trip to Silicon Valley from the Sacramento area where they are based. My kitchen has a whole new fresh look and I couldn’t be more pleased. I chose the gorgeous color Cotton Sheets by Kelly Moore which was crossed to Sherwin Williams since A Better Choice has contract pricing with Sherwin. They also painted a couple of bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with Fabulous results.
A Better Choice PaintingA Better Choice Painting
Claire G.
Fernando and Angel were awesome! I found them through Thumbtack and they got back to me so promptly. I hired them for a small project and only needed one room painted. They were able to change my room from a deep red to a Navajo white with ease. I had a lot of questions and they answered hem promptly. Their price was very fair! I asked for their service on a Friday and they completed the job he next day!! They showed up promptly, set up and left the place very clean. They were very friendly and professional and did great work! I will definitely hire them again if I have painting needs in the future. Highly recommend!
FNA PaintingFNA Painting
Lucas F.
I wanted to repaint the interior of a shed that I was converting to a home office, so I put out some requests for quotes. Most of the quotes I got back were very expensive, so I was starting to think I would just have to do it myself. Then Calebe got back to me with a very reasonable quote, so I decided to go with him. He showed up on time with the paint ready to go. He did a great job prepping the walls and even retextured a spot that I had patched. I wasn't planning on doing the ceiling, but he suggested we do it too. In the end I'm super happy with the results and will certainly contact him again the next time I need to paint something.
Calebe oliveira painting and decorationCalebe oliveira painting and decoration
Ericka R.
We are very pleased with the work done by Gleo. Our living room, hallway and bedroom walls look awesome. He was very professional and efficient. We will stand behind his work and definitely use him again! Thanks Gleo, for making our lives less stressful and doing a wonderful job painting our new home!!
Gleo's Handyman ServicesGleo's Handyman Services
Shridhar B.
Rolando and his team did a great job with painting walls and installing/upgrading recessed lights in our entire house. They were good in addressing our questions and also gave good suggestions. Everything went according to plan, they started and finished on time. Did post work cleanup as well. I would definitely recommend hiring them.
R&R servicesR&R services
Michael B.
I had already moved out of my place, but it needed to be painted before the real estate agents had an open house. So, I had to manage this remotely from my new location. Osorio made it very easy and painless. I've seen the work since then and they did a great job! Plus, when I needed to do some more work, they were very quick and responsive. I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.
Osorio paintingOsorio painting
Ken N.
Fernando was pretty great. I had a small job (two living room accent walls) that needed to be completed at the last minute several days before new owners took over, and Fernando was not only immediately responsive, but was able to schedule me in two days after my initial request. The work he did was impeccable and on top of that, his competitive pricing edged him ahead of three or four other painting contractors I was considering. Would definitely use him again.
FNA PaintingFNA Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Every now and then you come across someone like Barry. Some who values the craft more than the pay. Someone who goes beyond the call of duty. Someone who’s been around in the industry long enough not to make any mistakes. And when you find them, you know you need to cling on to them. The best way to describe Barry is; if he were a doctor, he’d have been a surgeon general at Stanford by now. Or if he were a judge, he’d have likely been our Chief Justice. Barry took on the painting job at my home and then went on to do everything from fixing baseboards to finally fitting the curtain rods and our sliding closet doors. Fanatically obsessed with eliminating imperfections, advising the best solutions and guiding a new homeowner with the right decisions I probably saved several thousand dollars that could have been wasted due to naïve first-time owner decisions. The man completes work at magnitudes higher pace that most other people. Barry is not for the homeowner who needs it very cheap. And yet he is not expensive. Honest in everything, you’ll get a daily or weekly timesheet of just about every work he has done. It was accurate to the point that by the final settlement I didn’t care to read the finer calculations. I knew it was right. People who are passionate and skilled at their jobs should get the highest honor in our society. They set the standards for us to follow. Barry represents that breed. I am going to have dinner at home after we move and Barry is going be the guest of honor. Thank you Barry. I learned and thoroughly enjoyed working with you.
BGs Best Painting & Home RepairBGs Best Painting & Home Repair
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