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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 Milton exterior painters
Suman B.
Fernando came in early this morning and scraped, painted the exterior of my house in no time. I highly recommend him
Nando painting and Handyman.Nando painting and Handyman.
Thumbtack Customer
We Hired American Painting & remodeling to perform a small paint job on the exterior of our house. We are really pleased by their work. Both Scott and his son Chris were really professional and did the job really well. Undoubtably, We would definitely hire "American Painting & remodeling again and would recommend to anyone.
American painting and home repairsAmerican painting and home repairs
Nicky G.
I am thrilled with the end result! Nesta was such a pleasure to work with! He’s very professional and responsive. I hired his company to paint the exterior of my brick home. It’s a big job and they showed up each morning and worked so hard and the quality of work is amazing! They got this done in about 4 days! Definitely would recommend for any job, big or small! Very reliable.
Nesta Dawkins Green Door DwellingsNesta Dawkins Green Door Dwellings
Becky L.
We did not have the best experience with Matt and ProPerformance. Matt was nice and followed up frequently during the quoting process. He gave us a quote to paint and repair the exterior of our house in the mid range, which seemed fair. However, we asked for him to include in the quote to remove and repair all rotten wood, which we confirmed upon receiving the quote. When the crew came they merely just painted over each rotten board, like we wouldn’t notice. When we asked for them to replace the rotted boards, the crew called Matt who came back and added to the quote for each repair. The total came in over $1,000 higher than originally quoted. He also only did one coat of the paint and there are splotchy areas that I can see. He also forced us to do a solid stain on the deck, when we wanted to do an actual stain, which is peeling off and just a big mess. I’m really not sure how long this paint job will last. We are disappointed.
ProPerformance PaintingProPerformance Painting
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