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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

What questions should I ask an exterior painter?

While painters’ online profiles provide helpful customer reviews and other information, it’s still important to ask the right questions. Ask whether they have sufficient workman’s compensation insurance to cover any injuries to avoid any potential financial liability. Get in writing the preparatory steps the painter takes to get the house ready for painting — simply painting on top of compromised paint won’t work. And does the work include a warranty? If the paint starts to fade, peel or crack soon after completion, you’ll want recourse.

How long does it take to paint a home’s exterior?

Painting a house exterior generally takes three to five days. The first day consists of cleaning away dirt, dust, loose paint, pollen, mildew and other surface contaminants. This must dry completely. The second day — and it could be more than just a day, depending on the condition of the house — is for preparation like stripping, sanding and priming. The next two to three days are for painting. 

If you’re thinking about getting your home painted, contact the best exterior painters near you to ask questions and get free estimates.

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.

Reviews for Bloomington exterior painters
Kate W.
Quick Turn Painting did a great job painting the exterior of my home. Quality work, attention to details, and good communication. Very friendly and nice to work with! A+
Quick Turn Painting and RepairQuick Turn Painting and Repair
Ryan S.
Ryan and his team did an excellent job on both the interior and exterior of our home. They painted the entire exterior as well of the main floor interior and we were extremely please with the results. Would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Admire The Hue PaintingAdmire The Hue Painting
Denise Z.
Shawn went above and beyond! He painted my front door (exterior and interior) and did a wonderful job! Would definitely hire again!!
Fresh paint by shawnFresh paint by shawn
Stephan H.
Nice work! They came out to paint an exterior wall on our house that I couldn't reach and fit the project into their schedule. Looks great thank you!
Alexander Home Services, Inc.Alexander Home Services, Inc.
Nou l.
Pablo was on time and painted our exterior trims in a timely manner. He is knowledgeable about his work. Would recommend for any projects you need done!
TORRES LLCTORRES LLC
Whitney B.
Steve did a wonderful job painting the exterior of my house! He really took the time to do it right and was super communicative and flexible. Would definitely recommend!
Quick Turn Painting and RepairQuick Turn Painting and Repair
Thumbtack Customer
Exterior painting: siding and trim. They did a great job on our house. They were detail-oriented and hard-working. We are pleased with their work. Very reasonable rates as well.
CertaPro Painters of Minneapolis South and St. ...CertaPro Painters of Minneapolis South and St. ...
Kristen H.
Hired KCJC Painting to paint the exterior of my home. From the start, Jake was great at communicating with me regarding my project. Due to our uncanny weather, he kept me updated regarding the earliest they could come out. Up through the start of my project, Jake stayed in contact with me. Also provided helpful/experienced feedback based on the colors and paint options. I'd hire them again and again, as the results on my home exterior are truly amazing and professional! Many compliments from my neighbors on the great job they did.
KCJC Painting LLCKCJC Painting LLC
Lisa D.
What a great exterior paint job Jon, Manuel, & Francesco did for my tired house. I can’t recommend Carl’s enough! They even came out the next day and cleaned my gutters.
Carl's Interior PaintingCarl's Interior Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Admire The Hue painted the exterior of house the last week in October.I highly recommend Ryan and his company for any type of painting. They painted the outside of our house and I was impressed with him and his crew. They did not hurry through the job and especially took the time to cover and protect things that were not to be painted. We had him change a couple things during the project and his crew made the changes without any problem. Stan Y. Coon Rapids
Admire The Hue PaintingAdmire The Hue Painting
Lauralee L.
Ryan Kandoll and his crew at Admire the Hue Painting are Phenomenal! They are prompt, courteous, professional, efficient, ethical, and Thorough. They do a Great job with Great attention to detail. They noticed things others did not and took care of all of our exterior painting needs. The house looks Beautiful! Night and day difference! They cleaned up well when done. They were a pleasure to work with and we are planning to have them back for some interior painting.
Admire The Hue PaintingAdmire The Hue Painting
Waleed S.
We worked with Scala on the exterior paint project for our restaurant. Joseph, who is an architect, was able to see the flaws that were on the building, and helped work with me to achieve the look I was going for. They are skilled in so many areas, that it wasn’t just the paint work that happened. I know that in the near future, if another project comes along, I’ll definitely be calling them.
Scala Design & Construction ServicesScala Design & Construction Services
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I needed a painter to finish painting the exterior of our home in South Mpls. Neither one of us wanted to paint the trim along the second story! :) Ryan Was Great! He was professional, timely, honest, and we believed, genuinely wanted to do good work for us. We were very pleased with our results, and would hire Ryan again in the future! Thanks!
Admire The Hue PaintingAdmire The Hue Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I feel like we have a new home! I'm so pleased with the work of Admire the Hue. Ryan and his crew took the time to listen to everything that we wanted to change and did an amazing job of painting every single exterior surface of our home. The attention to detail took the job from good to great. I would hire them again without hesitation!
Admire The Hue PaintingAdmire The Hue Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We contracted with CertaPro to have the exterior of our house painted. We are very happy with the result. Jose very quick professional and service minded. When we had unusually warm weather in March, they jumped on the opportunity to get stared which was great for us. The crew did a great job, very efficient and easy to work with. The result looks great. We highly recommend anyone to use CertPro
CertaPro Painters of Minneapolis South and St. ...CertaPro Painters of Minneapolis South and St. ...
Mitch S.
The exterior of our house was in horrible shape. The previous owner slapped new paint on before selling to us and in two years it was all peeling. Let alone the color scheme was not our favorite. After meeting with Francis from Project Painting, he was very knowledgeable and provided insight as to what they’d do to make this paint last. He was very professional and had very competitive pricing. His crew worked diligently to finish up our protect and they were great to work with. The only issues we’re dealing with weather predictions and delays which is something out of everyone’s control. If I saw a particular issue I let Francis know and he was very receptive in communicating with his crew to take measures to address them. Overall a great experience and we are loving the transformation of our house!!
Project PaintingProject Painting
Greg W.
In the past 23 years of home improvement projects, Chad and his Historical Restoration team are unequivocally, the best contractors we have ever hired! In today’s culture of mediocrity, Chad’s professionalism, skill, talent, and attention to detail are a breath of fresh air! He and his crew worked tirelessly to complete the exterior painting of our house in a timely manner. He was responsive to our needs, always punctual, and maintained excellent communication with us. His bid was the most detailed of the 4 we obtained, dotting every “I” and crossing every “T”, and his estimate was very competitive. Considering the quality of his work and ease of working with Chad, his bid was actually a fantastic value. We are extremely pleased with the final product, and have had neighbors requesting his contact information for their painting needs. He and his team do beautiful work! We will definitely be looking to Chad for future painting and home improvement projects!
Historical RestorationHistorical Restoration
Julie and Tom R.
My 92 year old dad who lives in a 1950s St Louis Park house needed the exterior of his house painted. We found Top Notch Painters through Thumbtack. Max Parker responded immediately to our inquiry of TNP, and came out to look at my dad's house that Sunday! Max gave us a very fair bid and we scheduled him and his crew right away. They came out when they said they would, they power washed the house, sanded down areas that needed the sanding, and did a great job painting. They even painted up my dad's two picnic table benches on the back patio for my dad. I would HIGHLY recommend choosing Top Notch Painters. They're young guys who work really hard to do a superior job to make you happy, and they go above and beyond to get the job done.
Top Notch PaintersTop Notch Painters
Thumbtack Customer
BUYER BEWARE: We contracted Kristeen/Lasting Impressions to paint the exterior of our house. Unfortunately, we never got to see the results. We were contracted to start in early June, but due to weather issues and her being overbooked, she had to move the date back a week. After the new start date and no work started, we repeatedly tried to contact her. After a few days with no contact, we finally got an email stating that she had to move the date for our project again. She couldn't provide us with an actual start date, but an estimate. This is when she offered the refund of our deposit. Her "new" timeline did not work with our schedule, so we requested our deposit back. Now, here's the kicker. Do you think we got our deposit back? Nope. Instead, we were given excuses. Then we were told we had to pay her for the paint. Mind you, this was a month after we already agreed on the deposit refund. So, we went to court. Did she show? Nope. Ignored. So now I have a judgement against her in court and she still refuses to acknowledge this and refund our deposit. That means I now have to spend more of my time to get a lien against her/Lasting Impressions. It just doesn't make sense. So, ask yourself this...do you really want to deal with this person/company? Especially, if you have an issue? I know I wouldn't. Edit: Kristeen, I'm sure your other customers are very happy. What I take exception to is that I was willing to work with your request to move our contracted date. We did move the date once. When you could not meet that second deadline, it took days to get a hold of you. When we did, you told us you couldn't start the project until some time "after the 20th". Please explain how that is me not working with you. I'd like to reiterate that you offered a refund at that time. Nothing you have stated in your response has been true. The only thing you have done is taken our deposit and not provided any goods or services. As you stated, "...I believe court will be the best route". That is the customer service attitude that you showed me. You can make all the excuses you want, but if you had actually dealt with us as customers and not blown us off, we might not have gotten to this situation.
Imperial Home RefinishingImperial Home Refinishing
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