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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Should I pressure wash my house before painting?

Pressure washing your siding before painting is an efficient way to clean your house in preparation for receiving new paint. However, it must be done correctly to avoid causing water damage or damaging the siding itself. 

Depending on the PSI rating of your washer, you should stand far away enough from your house to avoid removing paint or etching into the siding itself. Also avoid injecting water behind the siding, which typically occurs when spraying upwards at a low angle. 

When in doubt, consider hiring a pressure washer near you before your painter paints your home’s exterior. Or, contact the best painters near you to see if they offer pressure washing services as well.

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 Charlotte exterior painters
Amy L.
Jack was great to work with. His crew did a fantastic job painting home’s exterior. I highly recommend Trailblaze Paints!
Trailblaze Paints LLCTrailblaze Paints LLC
Nancy P.
Amazing work! They are punctual, responsible and professional. They painted the entire exterior of my house and the result is spectacular
A Touch of a BrushA Touch of a Brush
Margie L.
Gustavo handles an exterior painting project for me. He was prompt and managed the project very well. Extremely competitive pricing and great work overall
Painting services & morePainting services & more
Don B.
Micron did outstanding work on our exterior painting project for a reasonable price. They also kept me updated as a change in the weather caused their work schedule to change. Very professional.
Micron Painting, LLCMicron Painting, LLC
Lauren E.
Jose was great to work with, completed the exterior painting and limewashing job with expertise and efficiency. Only room for improvement is perhaps being a little more careful covering up landscaping around work area as not to get paint on plants etc. will definitely be calling him for future jobs
Moreira Painting LLCMoreira Painting LLC
Nancy N.
Eladio and his team did EXCELLENT work on our home exterior. We hadn’t done any updates for 15+ years and now our home looks brand new! In addition to painting our exterior, they were able to repair and troubleshoot on the go. Hire them if you want a professional, responsive, affordable, and communicative team!
Build custom CorpBuild custom Corp
Ernest A.
Quick response time. From engagement to actual work was super fast. They did multiple jobs for us simultaneously (exterior painting, tree trimming) and everything turned out great. Highly recommend 👍 👍
Hernandez  tree services LLCHernandez tree services LLC
Elisha T.
We are in love with the exterior paint job straight edge did! It looks like a brand new house! Quality work at a great price, already recommended to friends and plan to use them for future work! Thank youuu
Straight Edge PaintStraight Edge Paint
Jim G.
We were SO PLEASED that we choose Chaparro Painting to paint the exterior of our house and to repair some wood on our deck and to re-paint it. They did an OUTSTANDING job!! They were reliable, punctual, polite and professional and the quality of the workmanship was EXCELLENT! We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company to anyone desiring a SUPERB paint job at their home or business. They are really nice people and it was a pleasure having them working at our home. We truly don't think we could have found anyone better than Chaparro Painting Co to paint our home and deck.
Chaparro PaintingChaparro Painting
Sheila W.
Albert and team did an Amazing job on painting the exterior of my home. They were professional, timely and friendly. I received several quotes and were told of the types of paint they would used. I did my homework and check each on out. A Touch of A Brush offered the best quality paint. They promised and they delivered. I would highly recommend this team for your work and I look forward to working with them again on interior work.
A Touch of a BrushA Touch of a Brush
Shelia H.
I almost never write reviews but was compelled to give kudos to Albert and his crew for the exterior painting job they did. They focused on client satisfaction. If anything needed attention, they worked on it make sure the work product was excellent. I love that they will return annually for the next 5 years to clean. This increased the value of their work by extending the time between painting. Loved their work.
A Touch of a BrushA Touch of a Brush
Sean a.
Franklin and his workers were great. We used them to paint the exterior of our house. They were the most professional and respectful contractors with which I worked. They showed up on time, cleaned up trash everyday, respected our space and did a great job on painting. They were also a great price. I highly recommend them and would use them again!
Zelaya Jr PaintingZelaya Jr Painting
Tyrone S.
Wow...that's what I said when I saw my home, Artero Pro Painting did an AMAZING job. They painted the exterior shutters on my home and they were so beautiful 😍 and neatly done. The Artero crew was fast and professional. I highly recommend hiring Artero they did a wonderful job. Thank you so much I'm glad 😊 I chose you!
Artero Pro PaintingArtero Pro Painting
Jessica W.
We hired Gustavo to paint the chimney stack of our home, due to being unable to reach the high areas. He was very quick in scheduling a time to come and give us an estimate, as well as complete the project. Although rain delayed our project a couple times, Gustavo always made a point to touch base with us and set another time that worked with our schedule. He was prompt, professional and cleaned up the work area after completion. The paint job looks phenomenal and he took his time to ensure it was nothing less than that. Extremely grateful for Gustavo's painting services and we highly recommend him to others! He does interior/exterior painting as well as carpentry work. You won't be disappointed!
Painting services & morePainting services & more
Shane W.
Albert and his team did a wonderful job repairing and painting the exterior trim on my mom’s house! From the initial first call to understand my needs to his crew showing up and completing the work within a few days, I am very pleased with the end result and highly recommend his services!! Thank you, Albert, for your responsiveness, professionalism, and great client service!! :)
A Touch of a BrushA Touch of a Brush
Colby J.
Dereck just finished painting the exterior of our house and my wife and I couldn't be more pleased with the job he did! We feel like we just moved into a brand new home! Dereck was so easy to work with throughout the entire process. He was able to provide a quote for us right away and his price was extremely reasonable. He was very responsive and offered helpful advice in selecting the paint color. He was really thorough and double checked all of his work to ensure he didn't miss anything. You could tell he really takes pride in the work he does. We will eventually be painting the interior of our house and I won't even entertain the idea of hiring someone other than Dereck!
Straight Edge PaintStraight Edge Paint
Carol W.
We hired them to replace any rotting boards and paint our exterior on our house. There were only 3 workers and usually only one person would work at a time. We told him at the start we were putting our house on the market and would like this done in a timely manner. It took over 3 months to get it finished and we would go a whole week with no one coming to work on it. Promised several times it would be done by a certain time and never was. They left all the scrap materials in the yard the entire project. Parked cars that leaked oil in driveway. Then painted over boards that were rotted and never replaced them . We ended up fixing them ourselves because we knew it wouldnt pass an inspection, and when we told him we werent happy he got very angry.They also stepped on the down spouts and smashed them. We were also asked to pay for the last half of the money before the job was finished because he needed money. They missed spots when painting . The list of things that were unprofessional was never ending
Cam Painting and RestorationCam Painting and Restoration
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