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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 Portland painters
Thumbtack Customer
They were prompt, polite and efficient. It took just over a week and a half for repairs to a roof, full house painting, a front porch and a back deck to be painted. Very nice group of guys. They were friendly to my animals, as well, which was important. Would highly recommend.
Kleen Sky LLCKleen Sky LLC
Brian W.
Painted two rooms in my home one with trim and ceiling and one just walls....just a great job, also within three days of contacting Josh he was here !! Josh's brother did the work here and it was done quickly and professionally . Thank you and we will use East Coast Painting again !
East Coast Painting and RemodelingEast Coast Painting and Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
Great work from Scott and Chris. Our place was painted perfectly and done ahead of schedule! Would absolutely hire again.
Fine Finish Q.H.SFine Finish Q.H.S
Arielle s.
Gael and his crew were superb. They paid great attention to detail (window trim, doors, moldings) and covered all non-painting surfaces carefully. I highly recommend!
Steven J.
All about paint was very efficient, price competitive and professional. I hired him to repaint my entire condo before listing on the market and he only took 2 and 1/2 days to finish the job when a larger company quoted longer and higher price overall. He had great suggestions for paint color and even helped me pick out a floor that would look good with the place. Would definitely hire again as he went above and beyond.
All About PaintAll About Paint
Thumbtack Customer
Josh and his crew were very professional. They explained everything to me and completed the job well ahead of the expected time. They also did a far amount of carpentry work. I intend to hire them for some painting inside my house later this year.
East Coast Painting and RemodelingEast Coast Painting and Remodeling
Susannah H.
I was envisioning that the painting process was easy so I tried to tackle it with a friend. I was in for a messy surprise. Gael and his team were very kind and non judgmental. They were focused and worked with my budget. Keep up the great work! Highly recommend!!
Derek C.
Scott has done a great job in painting my West End multi and more. He and his team were able to get to work right away, showed up early and worked late to meet a tight timeline. They are friendly and professional and the work looks great!
Fine Finish Q.H.SFine Finish Q.H.S
Anna W.
We hired Scott and his team to do some painting and wall repair. They did good work. They were not the cheapest bid, but I felt comfortable with Scott and his team. Good communication before and during the project. We definitely would recommend, and we plan on using them again. Thank you FFQHS
Fine Finish Q.H.SFine Finish Q.H.S
Philip S.
We hired this crew to do a big drywall job, which we were very happy with. Because that went so well, we hired them to paint two 1,100 sqft 3br apartments in an old house. They were super fast, very reliable, friendly, trustworthy, and the finished product is beautiful. These guys are now our go-to painters!
All In One RenovationsAll In One Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
I am so happy with the work done by Nique's Home Improvement. From the very first interaction with her, Monique was communicative, responsive and enthusiastic. She showed up on time and fully prepared and gave excellent advice. The paint work itself is EXCELLENT. Very neat, very professional, right on budget and right on schedule. It really doesn't get much better, right? In addition to all of that, Monique is a really lovely person. I recommend her in the highest possible terms!
Nique's Home ImprovementNique's Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Luke to paint the exterior of our very large, 5-unit, condominium building in Portland. He is truly one of the hardest working, most meticulous, and skilled contractors I have ever worked with. He communicated well and always checked in before moving forward with unanticipated repairs. He stayed within his quoted budget. He chose high quality products and took care with all of his work. He cleaned up his work area after each day. He's also simply a nice person to have around and a pleasure to do business with. And our building looks fantastic! I would recommend him without hesitation.
Bailey Construction & PaintingBailey Construction & Painting
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