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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How often should you paint your house's exterior?

Expert opinion is mixed, but the general range is five to 10 years. However, this depends on many factors. Houses in harsh climates with extreme temperatures, lots of dust or ice or intense sunlight may need more frequent paint jobs than those in temperate climates. Also, wood houses will need new paint more often due to the changes within the wood itself. You should also consider painting the outside of your house if you plan to sell it.

What is the best exterior house paint?

Acrylic paints are generally considered good options for today’s home exterior paint jobs. You can also choose an oil-based or latex (water-based) paint. Also, look into specialty paints for your doors, roof, gutters, siding and other exterior surfaces.

How many coats of paint does the exterior of a house need?

Your house’s exterior will likely need two coats of paint. With two coats, your house will look more even and solid in color and will be better protected from moisture and the elements. The painting should always occur over a primed and well-prepared surface.

What colors should I paint my house exterior?

You have many options when it comes to paint colors. For example, an off-white creates a traditional look, and it looks great with a bright door to contrast it. Yellow is a happy color that, while light blue is reminiscent of an oceanfront style. Gray houses are also on trend, providing a classy and neutral tone that remains warm and inviting.

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.

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.

Can I paint my own house exterior?

While you may choose to paint a door, ground-level window trim and other parts of your house’s exterior, it’s really a job best left to the professionals. One of the main reasons is experience. An experienced painter knows how to handle the prep work, spot problems and identify sources of future trouble, all while getting the job done more efficiently. They are also experienced with spending long hours on tall ladders. If you want high-quality work, it’s best to hire a professional painter near you

Is it worth it to hire a painter to paint my house's exterior?

It is nearly always worth it to hire a painter to paint your home’s exterior. While you may feel comfortable painting a small, one-story home, anything with multiple stories, dormers or other complexities are best left to a pro.

Additionally, it’s best to let the pros handle older homes. Any time extensive prep work is needed — such as repairing chipping, bubbling, cracking or peeling paint, or fixing caulking and substrate issues — a pro can  handle it.

Contact the best painters near you to start getting free estimates and planning your project.

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.

Reviews for Ocala exterior painters
Joan L.
I would recommend S&W Painting to my neighbors, friends and family. We were pleased with the quick response for a quote to have the exterior of our home painted. Everything was done according to the quote. No surprises , and they used quality Sherwin Williams paint . Walter and Joseph painted the exterior of our home and lanai . They wrapped the windows and took down the downspouts and put them back on the home . We were impressed with them showing up on time and their exquisite workmanship . They are true professionals. We are going to have them paint our kitchen , laundry room and ceilings. I know it will be done to our high standards.
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Shanan E.
The crew at S+W Painting LLC did a phenomenal job on the exterior of our house. They were extremely professional, punctual, high quality work and an overall pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend. Thank you!
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Thumbtack Customer
I hired Spruce it up to repair siding and paint the exterior of my home. Pamela paid a lot of attention to detail. They started on a timely manner and finished on time also. They rate was very resonable. Pamela was very easy to work with and helpful also. I would definitely hire them again in the future.
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Stacy L.
I used S+W Painting for the exterior of my home. John was quick to respond and provide a reasonable quote for the job. They were able me on their schedule quickly to accommodate other construction projects I was having done at the house. Walter and his team did a fantastic job and were willing to go the extra mile to ensure a satisfied customer. Completed job turned out great, would highly recommend them and would definitely use them again!
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Alice T.
Had the exterior of our home painted... and I couldn't say enough wonderful things about everyone at this company. The staff that was working at the house was professional, respectful, attentive to their work, showed up daily and stayed late as needed... the owner/ boss man was super patient with my husband and myself as we took our time choosing colors and start dates...approvals and everything else that came along. Great communication on their end. Great value for their work. I'd hire then for every job needed at the house in a heartbeat, no doubt about it!
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Leona E.
Recently we had the exterior of our home painted by S & W Painting LLC. The word that comes to mind is ASTOUNDING! Communication was important to us and John responded to many and all queries in a very timely manner. Also we were interested in a company that would follow through on any promises as Walter did: The first day, all pressure washing was completed including the house, the lanai, and the dog pen. The second day, all things needed to be covered were sealed and the painting of the house began. It received three layers: LOXON as a primer, a Sherwin Williams base coat, and a final coat. The third day, the trim and banding was completed on the house as was the deck coating and ceiling in the lanai, repaired and painted. The area was left meticulous. Pricing for this kind of work was exceedingly fair and just. Walter respectfully provided knowledge about all work he was carrying out. Throughout this project, we felt "at ease" and "most excited." If you hire this company, you may count on them to be trustworthy, informative, and willing to work with you on any requests, problems that might ensue, or expectations. We can only give them a rating of 5!
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