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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 Boston painters
Thumbtack Customer
Finished paint job looks great 😁
Pierce Painting & DecoratingPierce Painting & Decorating
Stephen A.
Lou’s painting did a fantastic job painting our condo. The job looked so great. They took care of all patching and painted all the closets and built ins as well as the molding and trim. They were up against a tight time frame and had to work against movers etc and were very flexible. I would highly recommend.
Lou's Painting CompanyLou's Painting Company
Kate M.
Noslen Painting was so great about getting quotes back to my client and I and was very responsive. The paint job was seamless and perfect- just what we wanted! Thanks for all your help on this!
Noslen PaintingNoslen Painting
Zachary P.
Did great work quickly for a good price. Painted our whole apartment — trim, walls, windows, doors. Got everything done in one day (three coats of paint). Would definitely use them again.
Jenny C.
Carlos and his team were great! They helped painting 1 bedroom with high ceiling efficiently and they were on time and did a great job. My tenant was very pleased with the painting results! Thanks for all your help!
Carlos the PainterCarlos the Painter
Joel O.
WC Painting's work is impeccable. Very pleased with the results. Couldn't be happier.
WC Painting & General Services IncWC Painting & General Services Inc
Marion A.
Carlos did an incredible job painting our apartment and painting our kitchen cabinets. We were on a tight deadline and he went above and beyond to squeeze us in. He is incredibly hard working, honest, and has very fair pricing. Hire him!
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Spotless Painting was extremely responsive and accommodating to my request for interior painting of a condo. They were competitive with price and didn't lack in quality or professionalism! Rick and Robert were easy to work with and more than helpful when asked to go beyond what was originally requested--not only did they fully repaint beautifully, but helped remove hardware from a bathroom wall and repair the wall with no added fee. Would use them again for any interior painting and would highly recommend them!
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
Thumbtack Customer
Very prompt, met to plan the job within 24 hours, completed the job the next day. Met our ridiculously short timeline with high quality work. All the edges are crisp, and all the colors are on point. Provided their own paint, materials, and arrangements. Very flexible, very professional, and the most impressive painting business I have worked with. Definitely using them for all other painting jobs (in fact, already talking with them about booking another...)!
Pierce Painting & DecoratingPierce Painting & Decorating
Tamara S.
Thank you for a job well done. We were very disappointed with the condition of our new apartment on move in. We posted on Thumbtack and to our rescue came Two men and a brush who immediately responded to our thumbtack request and came in and patched the holes and painted the walls and ceiling. They made sure we were happy with everything before they left and even gave us touch up paint. It was a pleasure having them paint our apartment and we would not hesitate recommending them.
Two Men And A BrushTwo Men And A Brush
Thumbtack Customer
They were very easy to work with and fairly priced. They did an excellent job painting my kitchen and living area
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Lou and his team painted our ceilings and walls in one Saturday. Lou was so easy to work with and happy to communicate via text (so convenient!). We had a few hard to reach spots that we wanted touched up with a little more paint and Lou came back ASAP to work on that himself.
Lou's Painting CompanyLou's Painting Company
Tom J.
Fantastic job, very happy with the results and would highly recommend for painting work! Already planning to rehire again for more projects.
Baez paintingBaez painting
Gayle W.
Jaragua did a great job painting our two bathrooms on short notice. They were super responsive, work was very high quality, and they were in and out quickly. The painters did arrive later than expected but there was good communication throughout, so not a major issue. All in we would definitely use them again for future paint jobs!
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
Rachel B.
Amazing experience! They painted our entire apartment in about a day and did a great job! We would definitely hire this company again.
Taracenas Painting services CorpTaracenas Painting services Corp
Thumbtack Customer
Adelson got the job (painting a 2 bedroom apartment) done very quickly, in less than 48 hours! His team did a great job.
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
Andrew L.
Ali was so much more helpful in the planning and execution of my apartment's painting than I'd expected. He's a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job.
Rachel T.
Costa painting did beautiful work around tricky woodwork and responded with an appointment with only a weeks notice. They were priced competitively and did a great job.
costa painting cp LLCcosta painting cp LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Darcio was very professional from the first time we spoke. He was kind enough to come over and give us a pre-estimate for painting our apartment. He asked for a reasonable price and was very accommodating to our hectic schedule. His work is neat and clean, and he is very efficient. We love the way our newly painted apartment looks and would highly recommend Darcio!
JMC Painting & Services LLCJMC Painting & Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Adelson and his team did a great job on painting our apartment. Very clean and neat work just in two days. I definitely recommend him!
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Tony and his crew did a great job! They worked with my tight schedule and completed the project as promised. I am definitely calling Taracenas Painting again.
Taracenas Painting services CorpTaracenas Painting services Corp
Thumbtack Customer
Paolo and his family are amazing! His daughter, Kelly, was my main point of contact, and he and William came to paint my living room and bedroom. Everyone was super friendly and professional, and not only were they so accommodating and efficient, they work with pride and treated my home as if it were their own. I've already recommended them go friends of mine, and I wouldn't hesitate to call them again for future painting.
Kelly Gomes Home ServicesKelly Gomes Home Services
Kelly E.
WoW Painting Services did an outstanding job in my apartment: they painted the ceilings (including repairing significant water damage) in my condo and updated two bathrooms: new tile shower surround, new tile floors, install recessed medicine cabinets, replace toilets, replace light fixtures, paint, etc. They were professional, on time, and very responsive to questions and feedback (including by text and phone when I wasn't home). They worked continuously (and long hours!) until the job was done, including on weekends. The finish work they did was awesome, and I am so pleased with the results. Their pricing was very reasonable. I would absolutely recommend them to friends and family!!
WoW  Painting ServicesWoW Painting Services
Thumbtack Customer
Did a great job with very short notice. I needed an apartment painted in just two days before my tenants moved in, and they really came through for me.
BC Painting and Carpentry IncBC Painting and Carpentry Inc
Roman I.
The team was extremely quick and efficient and did a tremendous job. We couldn't be happier with the work they provided. I would recommend them to anyone that needs a great paint job.
Jaragua Home improvementJaragua Home improvement
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