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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

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.

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

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 Baltimore exterior painters
TattooWendell S.
Very great job on getting this exterior paint job done for me in 1 day. I will recommend Ronald for all my future painting and repairs
Garrett L.
Don and Jacob did an excellent job and provided high quality, efficient work for our exterior painting job. Kristin was also very professional as we worked through a difficult stretch of rainy days in order to schedule the exterior job.
American Masters PaintingAmerican Masters Painting
Patricia K.
Workers were friendly but work was sub par. Front door was painted with no prep and peeled a month later. Exterior windows were painted shut and took hours to work open. Also took hours to paint windows where edges were messy
Muhammad I.
Iris and her team did a great job on exterior paint on our rental. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends. Thanks
B.I PaintingB.I Painting
James C.
I have never been as satisfied with the work of a contractor as I am with these guys. They did a phenomenal job scraping and repainting my exterior walls and trim, including my third story cornice which has probably not been painted in decades. Not only is the work they did of extremely high quality, but the price was very reasonable and I couldn’t ask for a more professional team. They worked hard and got the job done in 2 days. They even cleaned and swept my exterior areas after they finished. I could not recommend this group more if you are looking for an exterior paint job.
L & A Painting Services LLCL & A Painting Services LLC
Jerry Y.
Great company. Trustworthy and reliable! Edwin was quick to text and call, very responsive, and did a fantastic job painting the exterior of my home (door/windows). Would definitely recommend and hire again.
E and G paintingE and G painting
Stephanie C.
Michael from the Domi Group responded to my request for exterior painting. He was prompt, professional, courteous and his work was beyond superior! I am more than satisfied! I now have my go to Pro! Thanks Michael
Domi group incDomi group inc
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Valle Service to repaint our exterior window panes and frames which were peeling and cracking. I really want to give a better review because he was available immediately, was able to begin work the following day, gave us a fair quote, always arrived on time, was friendly, and worked hard. Half of the window panes, however, do not look very good, so I am unable to give anything higher than a 3. We had about 20 windows that needed painted, some with glaze peeling, and about 7 of them still look bad even after the work done to them.
Valle Service LLCValle Service LLC
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