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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 Fells Point painters
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
remodelingremodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Exterior painting of two porches
J. Starks Painting and Design LLCJ. Starks Painting and Design LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Billy did an excellent job painting my apartment. He worked with me to fit the job within my urgent timeline. He made sure that everything was taped and protected when painting. The paint job was very clean and well done. Highly recommend.
Affordable Home ContractorsAffordable Home Contractors
Andrew M.
Quick/professional service for all your room/house painting needs! We had a room done in our house, and will definitely be reaching out for future painting projects.
Strokes of GeniusStrokes of Genius
Thumbtack Customer
Saul and his team did a wonderful job painting the house. The work was done quickly and professionally. I would recommend SDAB Construction Services for painting to anyone that asks.
S D A B Services, LLCS D A B Services, LLC
Hannah P.
Great work! Will hire again for future painting!
Walter Painting LLCWalter Painting LLC
Andrea L.
They painted my townhouse quickly and efficiently. They worked with me on my schedule. I used them again to paint the interior walls and floor of my unfinished basement. Great work.
Familybiz LLCFamilybiz LLC
Gina N.
Jaime did an excellent painting job of our baseboards, chair railing, and trim in our living and dining room. We will definitely be hiring him again soon to do more painting.
DEPENDABLE PAINTING SERVICES LLCDEPENDABLE PAINTING SERVICES LLC
Justin P.
I just used Alty Painting for a home painting project and I worked with Alexander Scott. He was quick to respond to all inquiries and the project was priced fairly. Alex is a true professional and I would refer him to anyone looking to complete a home project. Thank you again Alex and Alty Painting for your outstanding work!
Alty PaintingAlty Painting
Michelle R.
Top notch painting and in record time. The Benitez team arrived on time and were finished by lunch. Great quality paint job and at a good value. I’m very pleased with their work and highly recommend them!
Benítez paintingBenítez painting
Thumbtack Customer
They were prompt and did excellent work painting my living room, dining room, hallway and entrance. I plan to use them again for various projects (not just painting) around my house.
R&D RemodelingR&D Remodeling
Tina g.
Kudos to J Starks painting company for an impeccable job!! Vastina
J. Starks Painting and Design LLCJ. Starks Painting and Design LLC
Ralph B.
Great job! Will hire for all my future painting projects!
G&G MultiserviceG&G Multiservice
Thumbtack Customer
They were very polite and respectful and did a perfect job painting!
AJ Francis Painting- MD & NJAJ Francis Painting- MD & NJ
Sua M.
We had four rooms and two bathrooms painted with unusual tone of colors. Every single room was painted to full satisfaction! We appreciated all the timely responses, clear communications, professionalism and the friendly manner with which he conducted his work. We give our highest recommendation to him and will definitely hire him for our next painting job. Thanks!
Strokes of GeniusStrokes of Genius
Elaina G.
I am writing this review later than I received the service. They painted my classroom in early Aug and it came out beautiful! No streaks, no drips, no messy paint. The lines were perfect, the service was quickly completed. I will definitely use them again on any paint job I need completed! The room used to be an aqua blue. They covered it with a yellow, grey, and white.
Ayala’s Cleaning  and Painting Services!Ayala’s Cleaning and Painting Services!
Thumbtack Customer
She was terrific. She painted perfectly and it was just what I wanted.
Murals by ElaineMurals by Elaine
Daniel S.
2.5 rooms and a ceiling painted. Good estimate and completed the jobs quickly.
Strokes of GeniusStrokes of Genius
Colleen G.
Wonderful paint job at a very fair price. Paint looks extremely even and neat. The job was done thoroughly and quickly with great attention to detail. We are very happy with how our basement looks. Will definitely be using them again!
Pro Paint & CleaningPro Paint & Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
He painted my kitchen and hallway. He was fast and did a good job.
Affordable Home ContractorsAffordable Home Contractors
Thumbtack Customer
Billy is extremely helpful and responsive. He's painting the whole house very quickly and expertly.
Affordable Home ContractorsAffordable Home Contractors
Kent K.
Very good paint job. Very fast. On time. Cleaned up very well.
HG Home Restoration & Remodeling Services.HG Home Restoration & Remodeling Services.
Jordan D.
They were on time and did a great job painting my basement. Would recommend to anyone.
Benítez paintingBenítez painting
Thumbtack Customer
Eli and crew did a wonderful job painting our house. I was extremely pleased with their professionalism and timeliness. They gave great advice and did everything they promised. I will be using ABLE Organic Cleaning & Painting Services for other future projects and would recommend their services to anyone!
NUMA Construction Inc. | Home Improvement ServicesNUMA Construction Inc. | Home Improvement Services
Douglas M.
Painting was sloppy and cleanup horrendous. He will never get any future business from us
Rudy’s Construction LLCRudy’s Construction LLC
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