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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 Columbia painters
Thumbtack Customer
Painting...He did a great job...painted the trim hung a door and some blinds:)
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Paula E.
Good guy and new paint looks great.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Robert did an excellent job painting the exterior of our home.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Sara R.
Couldn't ask for a better job. This guy knows what he is doing. Would definitely hire for future paint jobs. Not cheap, but charges a fair price. Painted several rooms, closets, front door and shutters.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Ry C.
Paul and his wife at Quality Affordable Painting were great to work with. They came out and gave me a quick quote then followed up promptly to get my project scheduled. They were able to come out the same week! I had a tough project with lots of cracks to fix, holes to fill, a textured paint on some walls and even needed oil-based paint to be replaced in one room. Paul handled it all and the rooms look brand new in my 100+ year old house. I'd highly recommend Quality Affordable Painting.
Quality Affordable PaintingQuality Affordable Painting
Kate T.
Robert arrived on time (early actually!). Painted our entire area quickly and with complete professionalism. Overall, VERY impressed and will definitely hire again if we need painting done. Reasonably priced with great quality work. Thank you Robert!!
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Did a good job of painting my study. I would hire him again.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Robert did an excellent job, not only with painting the house but also fixing anything that needed to be fixed.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Catherine P.
He painted my house and it looks beautiful! Fantastic job! Great service! Great value!
Bailey's General ContractingBailey's General Contracting
Tyler G.
Justin did a great job with our painting project. He's very professional and we'll be considering him for other projects in the future.
Bailey's General ContractingBailey's General Contracting
Tyler G.
Dennis did a great job with our painting job. Dennis was very professional and responsive. We'll absolutely consider working with CCM Construction on future projects.
CCM Construction LLCCCM Construction LLC
Chuck N.
Paul was the first to respond to my post, on a Sunday, and came out and bid the job the next day. We’ve hired him for 2 additional painting projects since.
Quality Affordable PaintingQuality Affordable Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Smith was extremely reliable. He was consistently able to communicate clearly. He was able to complete a tremendous amount of painting efficiently and on time. It was a pleasure working with such a professional painter.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Shauna M.
Robert was helpful coordinating logistics with other contractors that were working at my house. He completed the painting in a timely manner and did quality work. I would hire him again!
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Robert for any painting job. He gave us a great price, was very professional, on time and the finished project looks great! Would not hesitate to hire him for any future projects.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Robert painted my living room. He clearly knows what he's doing. He made sure everything was done to my satisfaction. He was timely, friendly, and got the job done just as I wanted.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Mr Smith is professional kind and very hard working. He painted house trim power washed the deck and stained it looks great. Repaired siding on the house power washed whole house fixed drain spout excellent work
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Susan G.
I love our nice smooth walls. We live in an old house (1924) and had some serious cracks in the plaster (not drywall). Paul did a great job smoothing out the walls and the paint job is perfect! Thanks so much!
Quality Affordable PaintingQuality Affordable Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Robert did an excellent job for a fantastic price. In addition to the painting job, he also did some small projects for me around the house. He was available next day and completed the project in a very timely fashion. I would highly recommend!
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Bruce M.
Great process and great result. They showed up on time. Did all the work they promised. Finished ahead of schedule and on budget. And the office looks great! As a bonus, several of my staff mentioned how pleasant the painting crew were to work with. We'll definitely use them for future projects.
Quality Affordable PaintingQuality Affordable Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Robert painted the interior of our new house from top to bottom. His price was very reasonable, his schedule really flexible, and he is a very warm and honest person. Our walls look fantastic. I talked to 6 painters before hiring Robert and his common sense and honesty really stood out to me. I don't think anyone would be disappointed with his service. A great painter!
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
Thumbtack Customer
The job was a big one -- re-staining of cedar siding and trim painting of a 5,000 sq.ft. home. Robert is a very good painter, with first class customer service, and competitive prices, but this job was too big for one person. He was let down by one assistant and the two young men he brought on to help were somewhat unreliable and inexperienced. Robert had to redo some of their work. Nevertheless, the end result was excellent and I am happy to recommend him for work suitable for one person, or if larger on condition he finds a high quality partner.
Robert Smith PaintingRobert Smith Painting
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