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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 Bristol painters
Ozal A.
I had Art help me with painting a room. Art did a fantastic job. He was very meticulous as he stated and the room came out great. I highly recommend him for any painting!!
Shaffer Painting ServicesShaffer Painting Services
Mary D.
I don’t know where to start to express how satisfied we are with the quality of the painting of our cabinets. Additionally, Marco and Johanna are not only professional but very nice too people. Easy to work with. Their utmost priority is pleasing their customers. I HIGHLY recommend them for all your painting needs.
MARCO'S PAINTINGMARCO'S PAINTING
Robert f.
The crew of Gaby painting were a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend them for your home and business needs.
Gaby Painting LLCGaby Painting LLC
Richard H.
They arrived on time. Pleasant and friendly people. Painted a kitchen and a bathroom. Very neat and careful. Covered all areas that needed to be protected from paint spray or droplets. Did an excellent job and fully cleaned up before they left. Great experience with no complaints at all. Also reasonably priced which is an added plus. Would use them again when the need arises. Will recommend them to other people.
Saint-Clair Home ImprovementSaint-Clair Home Improvement
Patti J.
Matt was great to work with. He was professional, timely and an excellent value as well as a quality painter. I highly recommend using Matt for your next painting job. Patti - Bristol
Painting Solutions CTPainting Solutions CT
Mario V.
kevin Duerr was excellent, he painted quickly and efficiently. He worked like a total professional. I would recommend him to my best friend, and am likely to hire him again. Also the price was great. -Mario Vincenzo
Duerr Painting LLCDuerr Painting LLC
Barbara L.
Handy LLC was easy to work with, worked around my schedule, did a fine job with the paint projects and made helpful suggestions for a few issues, and cleaned up before they left. Definitely will be calling them in the spring for a couple more projects.
Handy LLCHandy LLC
Ernie P.
He may be a great contractor but he doesn’t have any customer service skills. I’ve called him twice, several days apart and he has not returned my calls. I won’t trust anyome with fixing and painting my home if that professional doesn’t even return calls!
Jcorrigan llc Home ImprovementsJcorrigan llc Home Improvements
Donnie C.
Roger did a great job painting our cabinets. He started the job exactly when he said he would. He was very professional and always pleasant. He worked hard and does great work. He showed up at the time he said he would every day. I would hire him again and plan on it soon.
R Silva Painting LLCR Silva Painting LLC
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