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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for South Elgin painters
Adam D.
John was very responsive and professional. He painted our living and dining room ad well as our powder room. His work was great and very affordable. We are going to use him again for all our future painting needs and are recommending him to family and friends.
John's Pro PaintingJohn's Pro Painting
Ajay S.
High quality work, very responsive and at a great price! Gaytan’s painting not only did a great job painting my cabinets and staining my stair railing, but also came back to make touch ups. They did not want to leave me feeling less than 100% satisfied. I recommend them and I plan to use them in the future.
Gaytan’s PaintingGaytan’s Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony did interior painting in our home and he went above and beyond to ensure quality work. He was professional, fast, and very affordable. I will be calling him back for more work. Highly recommend him!
Advanced Painting & Power Washing of IllinoisAdvanced Painting & Power Washing of Illinois
Sandy M.
Nelson was really easy to work with. He was on time everyday, was neat, and his work was great. I WILL be calling him again for additional painting we need to have completed. He was at my house everyday for two weeks. Thanks for all your help Nelson!!!
Nelson's PaintingNelson's Painting
Phoebe S.
Karen was phenomenal!!! She reached out with a quote and was able to schedule me within the week. Work was amazing and can’t top the price. Best professional I have hired on thumbtack thus far and will be using her again when we need another room painted.
Karen's Home ServicesKaren's Home Services
Kimberly D.
Juan did an awesome job painting our exterior trim and three interior rooms (walls & ceilings). He was timely, professional and the quality of the job was excellent! If you are looking for a professional painter, I would recommend his services to clients looking for a job done right! Thank you.
Lone Star PaintingLone Star Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I got the exterior of my home painted by Home Enhancers. Sam and his team were great and easy to work with. They did a good job and made sure I was happy with the work that was done. I would definitely use them again for a future project. Also the quote they gave us was amazing!
Home Enhancers Painting & DeckingHome Enhancers Painting & Decking
Shelly A.
In the beginning Rudy had some time management issues, but we let that go and hired them. Those issues continued throughout the job even to the point of finishing the job, 1 day later then said. I feel they rushed at the end to finish and the job got a little sloppy. My contract stated minor imperfections on walls would be fixed, no holes were filled nor were the walls sanded from the last painter so we now have paint blobs on our walls. In the end their billing system does not seem to reflect how quickly they want to be paid. Bill was received on Saturday early afternoon, voicemails and texts started to be left Sunday morning. Want to give a higher review because our cabinets look great, just wish the walls looked as good!
Resilient Finishes, Inc.Resilient Finishes, Inc.
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