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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.

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.

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 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.

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 Waltham painters
Abbie T.
Spotless Painting came to our business office to paint some accent walls around the office. They were professional, on time and did a great job. They were accommodating to our needs and did not disrupt the business when they came in to paint.
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
Ashley E.
MFT Painting was extremely responsive. They were professional, careful and did an outstanding job on our cabinets. I would recommend them for all your painting needs.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Rob Carter through Thumbtack to paint our baby room. I thought the price he charged was quite reasonable. Prior to painting the room, he visited my house and provided me a quote. We then decided on the date he would paint the room. Rob showed up on time. I really appreciated the fact that he took his time in painting the room. In addition, after he had completed the painting, he offered to come back for some touch up. He ensured to come back at the time that he had told me he would. My experience was Rob was a good one, and I would certainly strongly recommend him to anyone who is considering a paint job.
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
Max L.
Great job painting our front door and bulkhead doors!
Sharpline PaintersSharpline Painters
Bengisu C.
Michael and his team did an exellent job! Finished earlier than estimated time! 3 rooms, plastered and painted the hallway walls, painted railings, kitchen walls and cabinets less then 10 days!!!! couldn't ask a better painter! I highly recomend him!!!
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Rafael and his team did an excellent job painting the rooms in my house. The work included walls, trim, and baseboards. The crew were meticulous and clean. On top of it all, they were courteous and a pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend this company to get any type of interior painting done.
Belfort PaintingBelfort Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Juan and his team were on time and professional. They did a nice job with the paint job in my basement and finished on time.
JK Painting Service Corp.JK Painting Service Corp.
Lise S.
Sal is very professional and reliable. He fixed a water stain I had on my ceiling and painted the bedroom and bathroom ceilings. He was also responsive to fixing a crack and repainting the area on my wall. There was evidence of the crack. He did a fantastic job and I would recommend him to anyone looking to paint or wallpaper their home.
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sal did an awesome job painting our kitchen. He was super fast in responding to our urgent request, and came the same day to quote the job. Came back the next day to do the job. Very professional and friendly, and good with our cat, too. We will definitely be calling Sal for any paint job in the future at our next house.
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Matt C.
Sal from Superior Wall Covering & Painting was amazing and a lifesaver! He helped out with short notice on a project to paint a 13x13 bedroom as part of a tenant turnover for Sept 1. As a landlord of a luxury townhouse, it means a lot that he provided exceptional value: a) punctual: he confirmed the appointment, he showed up EARLY, and got started right away, b) professional: he is extremely professional and friendly, c) quality: his quality is impeccable without a drip or mess anywhere, d) efficient: he works quickly and efficiently (saving me time and money), e) value: his quoted price was fair and worth every penny. I was so pleased, I asked him to paint the master bathroom (he was flexible enough to take the on-the-spot project, fortunately) and he continued to impress. But the best part for any landlord: my new tenants were thrilled with the results. I will be hiring Superior Wall Covering & Painting again to paint my primary residence in the near future after this wonderful experience. Great job, Sal - keep up the great work!
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Maria D.
Hernandez painting came promptly to give an estimate which was very fair and they were polite and easy to commuicate with. They did a good job arriving on time and being very careful to protect the floors, and cleaned up so well. They were very careful painting and did a third coat when the second did not cover well enough. I highly recommend this team and will use them again.
Hernández paintingHernández painting
Laura P.
I have a large job but wanted to get a sense of Shaq’s work. Pleased to say it was a delightful experience. Had 1/2 of my bedroom painted, the remainder is for wallpaper. Will continue to use Courtney’s Paint for the larger work in a few weeks. That’s a lot of awful ceiling work where leaking radiators have damaged ceilings below, and additionally sand & paint baseboards, chair rails, doors and sills. That’s a lot of time to have people in the house during the pandemic. But again, professional, mask wearing, taping & drop cloths, I had little concern for my safety. I left them in the room and went about my business.
Courteney’s PaintCourteney’s Paint
Weyarn Y.
Spotless Painting was great! They were hired to clean and restain my deck and they were very responsive, punctual, and did a great job. I would definitely recommend them!
Spotless paintingSpotless painting
Jas C.
We hired Dereck to paint our cabinets and are very pleased with them! He was very professional and easy to work with. We had a dual color paint scheme (top was white and bottom was blue) and Dereck was very patient with us as we tried out many colors to get it just right. He was also very neat and quick. And so reasonably priced as well. He is repainting our downstairs next month and look forward to the results!
DK PaintingDK Painting
Ashwini P.
It was simply great to work with Justin. He is extremely responsive and professional. He did a fantastic painting job - we are really pleased with his work and will hire him again whenever needed.
Dream Vision DesignDream Vision Design
Alex L.
Michael with MFT Painting was definitely a right choice. Arrived in time for the onsite estimate and the job itself. Did everything as promised at the price initially quoted. Professional and polite. Would highly recommend.
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Thumbtack Customer
My kitchen has been transformed to a much brighter place since Peter Schiffer painted our formerly drab kitchen cabinets white. We chose him because he does all the work himself. In one week, he degreased, sanded, primed and painted our 1960s cabinets, making them look like new. He also handled removing and reinstalling the hinges and adding the new hardware we had purchased. He is knowledgeable about restoring old houses and is a meticulous and punctual worker. I highly recommend him.
Peter SchifferPeter Schiffer
Alex C.
Sal was great - very quick response, clearly knew his stuff when he came to look at the job, and was able to get us scheduled in quickly. Work was great; would definitely hire him to do more painting!
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted to get a wooden entranceway and door prepped for painting at my church. Through Thumbtack I received 3 bids. JK Painting was prompt in responding and arranging to see the job. With some back and forth we both got on the same page understanding the scope of the work. The cost was the lowest of the 3 bids. His workers were on the job within 48 hours and finished the prepping within 4-5 hours. They did a fine job and cleaned up the area. I have had positive comments about the quality of the work from several experienced painters.
JK Painting Service Corp.JK Painting Service Corp.
Chris D.
Michael and his assistant were punctual, they did an excellent job with the painting (of two rooms), they were considerate, and they were efficient (completing the job in just a few hours). I'm so glad I chose Michael and I definitely will use him again for any similar job!
MFT painting corp.MFT painting corp.
Daniel L.
Sal was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive from day 1 and up front about timelines and cost. He did such a high quality job in both painting and wall papering and made sure throughout the process we were happy with the work. I’d recommend Sal to anyone!
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
After arriving late, Bruno and his helper did a fine job, quick, efficient, and cleaned up well. He did what we asked and more. We had bought the paint and expanding the job used it about all up. We should have got a quart more.
BC Painting and Carpentry IncBC Painting and Carpentry Inc
Matt F.
I highly recommend Thomas for painting services. He worked within our extremely tight schedule and somehow managed to get all the work done in less time than he originally expected. The work quality was fantastic, and Thomas was incredibly polite and professional. Wouldn't hesitate for a second to hire him again for any projects in the future.
T. J. Wissler Painting & ContractingT. J. Wissler Painting & Contracting
Katie C.
We had a fantastic experience with Sal! The last person we hired to plaster our walls did such a crappy job that we were worried about hiring someone else. But, Sal was super communicative, and made our walls look so much better! Quality plastering and painting, and just an all around stand up guy! Highly recommend him!
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sal was great. We set up a time for him to give me an estimate. He gave me two options. He explained that it would take two days to perform the task. Sal called before he arrived each time. He was clean and neat. He has also agreed to paint my kitchen cabinets. I highly recommend Sal.
Superior Wall Covering & PaintingSuperior Wall Covering & Painting
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