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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 New Orleans painters
Thumbtack Customer
Amazingly swift in painting a bedroom, bathroom, and ceiling. Prompt, reliable, and easy to be around. Good paint job as well!
Miller PaintsMiller Paints
Thumbtack Customer
David and his team went above and beyond with finding the right dry erase paint to fit our needs. The office paint looks fantastic and has transformed the paint. We look forward to working with you guys again soon!
South Louisiana Professional  Painting LLCSouth Louisiana Professional Painting LLC
Andrew S.
Great job painting our decks, very professional and thorough.
Five Star Painting of New OrleansFive Star Painting of New Orleans
Thumbtack Customer
Alan was great! He painted the interior of our house - really clean, professional work, and really great, thoughtful guy to work with. He also painted the transom with our house numbers, it looks really awesome.
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Tiffany D.
Mr. Hernandez did not disappoint. He painted and assembled my desk.
Mr. Hernandez Heat, AC, & handymanMr. Hernandez Heat, AC, & handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Alan did a wonderful job painting my bedroom. I am so happy with it, and my family is now considering redoing other rooms--OF COURSE we'll call Alan for it. He communicates well and was extremely helpful in the selection of paint. Perfect job!
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jose came out right away. I had several rooms that needed painted before the movers arrived. When reviewing the rooms I needed painted, he noticed where the drywall needed to be repaired. Jose did an outstanding job on the painting but also drywall repair. There was not one area that I needed him to redo! I will most definitely hire Jose again! I can't thank him enough for the excellent job!
Master painting & DrywallMaster painting & Drywall
Lillian S.
CS Painters were amazing- they were so responsive to all of my emails and texts, and they did such a fantastic job painting my house. People comment on how great the paint looks, and I am SO glad that chose this company! Highly recommend...look no further than this company!
CS Painters & Maids B.RCS Painters & Maids B.R
Cherri R.
I Loved Them! They did an awesome job. I highly recommend them for any paint job!!
Brenda T.
Great job, Alan! Looking forward to having you do more painting in my new home.
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Alex S.
Gustavo gave me an extremely solid deal on painting two rooms, undercutting the other few offers I got by a couple hundred bucks. He said it would likely take two days to complete the job, but instead I return home at 2 to find that he has completed a perfect painting job in both rooms and was nearly done moving all of the furniture back. We're already discussing him painting my bedroom, the dude works fast and the work is very high quality. 10/10
BR Pro Painting IncBR Pro Painting Inc
Scott K.
Alan is a true professional. He took on the project to paint our outdated kitchen cabinets, and wow, were we impressed with the results. I am now looking around the house for more projects that I can ask Alan to bid on. I would recommend Alan to anyone with an upcoming paint project.
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Our deck paint job was completed timely and professionally. Looks great, was most affordable and we're very satisfied. David was knowledgeable on the best paint type to use, was on-site the entire time, and was dedicated to providing the best service. He even followed up after the work was completed, to ensure we were satisfied.
South Louisiana Professional  Painting LLCSouth Louisiana Professional Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Juan and his team did a great job. The project was mostly interior painting and patching, with a few other odds and ends.
Ornelas Home Improvement and Rst.Ornelas Home Improvement and Rst.
Richard T.
5 Star painted the exterior of my 2 story home located in the Bayou St. John area of New Orleans. They performed in a professional manner during the entire project which was completed on time and within budget. I would recommend them for any residential painting contract. The Project Manager, P.J. Vincens supervised the project and performed outstandingly.
Five Star Painting of New OrleansFive Star Painting of New Orleans
Thumbtack Customer
Trey was hired to repaint a built-in bookcase with a dark accent wall. Due to the nature of the pre-existing paint and difficultly matching the color, the project ran longer than expected. Despite this setback, Trey was eager to resolve this issue by purchasing additional paint and coming back on a second day to complete the task. Trey was very accommodating and we're very pleased with the result. Thanks!
Delta Blues Painting & DesignDelta Blues Painting & Design
Thumbtack Customer
Trey did an awesome job painting my living room. He was on time, affordable, and was a very nice man. Would recommend and use again.
Delta Blues Painting & DesignDelta Blues Painting & Design
Jeremy C.
Working with Alan was great. He was very trustworthy and accommodating to the needs of my project. I would definitely hire him again for interior or exterior painting work.
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
George B.
Eddie Hebert and his brother Michael are the "real deal". Very professional and quality oriented, it's quite obvious they take a great deal of pride in their work. Accommodating and easy to work with. Great value received and pricing was very reasonable. Highly recommend for any exterior cleaning and painting. I'm sure their interior painting is just as impressive as the exterior work they did for me. It was a real pleasure working with this professional and knowledgeable team.
Heberts Painting and RenovationHeberts Painting and Renovation
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Kevin for painting interior of 2700sqft house, including ceilings and crown moldings, and 1000sqft of carpet removal and engineered wood floor installation. He was awesome. Prompt, courteous, efficient, and reliable. And when we had an issue with the paint on the trim upstairs not properly bonding about a week after we finished, he came back the next day and fixed it. My house looks beautiful. Thank you, Kevin.
Get It Done ConstructionGet It Done Construction
Emily B.
Absolutely outstanding work. Painted the entire interior of our whole house in one day. Didn’t make a mess, brought own supplies. Very nice to work with!!! Thank you!!
Guill's PaintingGuill's Painting
Heather L.
I hired Ray and his son to paint several interior rooms. They did a very good job and were very friendly and reliable. I would definitely recommend them.
Rays Best PaintingRays Best Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Fred and Neal did a fantastic job painting our guest bedroom. They were very attentive to detail and put in a lot of extra effort to ensure the job was done right. Thanks guys!
Fred & Neal BrothersFred & Neal Brothers
Dan B.
Alan is exceptional! Hands-down my best experience on Thumbtack to date, and I've had some impressive experiences from Thumbtack. I had to coordinate a painting project (interior painting of a double shotgun - both sides - 10 rooms, 2 baths) from out-of-country. From start to finish, my experience was perfect. Alan is professional, accommodating, friendly, and inexpensive. He also fixed damaged areas of walls, and hung curtains. Because I was not yet in New Orleans for the second half of the project, Alan picked up paint I still needed and had all the work completed the day I arrived. He communicated daily any questions and updates via text, including pictures. I highly recommend Alan. I will be using his services again in the near future.
Kenyon PaintingKenyon Painting
Kristin D.
Gustavo did an amazingly quick turn around, was the most responsive. He was super easy to work with, suggesting the type of paint and helping us use his discount. Perfect English, extremely professional and friendly and fast!
BR Pro Painting IncBR Pro Painting Inc
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