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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Can I paint my own house exterior?

While you may choose to paint a door, ground-level window trim and other parts of your house’s exterior, it’s really a job best left to the professionals. One of the main reasons is experience. An experienced painter knows how to handle the prep work, spot problems and identify sources of future trouble, all while getting the job done more efficiently. They are also experienced with spending long hours on tall ladders. If you want high-quality work, it’s best to hire a professional painter near you

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.

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.

Reviews for Raleigh exterior painters
Thumbtack Customer
Armando and his team provided a fantastic exterior paint job for the price. They pressure washed the house the day before and then knocked out the painting job in two days. His crew was professional and courteous. No issues. We will definitely use APR Painting in the future.
APR PaintingAPR Painting
Nathan S.
Raul and his crew were great! Very polite, professional, timely, and did a very nice job on my exterior trim. I will be hiring them again to do some interior painting as well.
Mateo's Painting prosMateo's Painting pros
Michael F.
I had a bad experience with a local paint contractor in the past and that left me skeptical of others in the industry. Joe was able to dispel my skepticism. From his willingness to work with me on my specific needs to his professionalism and quality results, I can truly say that I will use him again for all painting needs in the future. His team is fast, clean, and if something is not up to your standards, they do not get defensive but simply work harder! Bottom line, the house looks amazing and you cannot go wrong with Primary Painting of Cary. The exterior paint project took approximately 1.5 days.
Primary Painting of CaryPrimary Painting of Cary
Patti A.
Excellent experience and best value. They went above and beyond accommodating our exterior painting needs and even installed all new outdoor light fixtures for us instead of putting back the old ones. I would highly recommend! They got the job done in a timely manner and we are very pleased.
APR PaintingAPR Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I can't say enough about Armando and his crew. Awesome guys that do awesome work. And the price was excellent. I would recommend them to everyone I know. They painted the whole exterior of our house, fixed all the rotten boards in three days. They are amazing. Looks fantastic. Thank you.
APR PaintingAPR Painting
Marc s.
Jesus and his team did an excellent job on the exterior of our house. They patched or replaced cedar siding before placing new coats of stain, removed deck screening before painting deck then replaced the screening, took down and painted the gutters - put them back up again, moved furniture off porches and deck and replaced it when the job was done. He helped us sample some colors before we decided what to do. When is men were on the job they did very quality work. It rained quite a bit, which delayed our project. We took away a point when his men showed up for a short while but did not give us the whole day when on the job. However, we later found out Jesus lost some of his workers. He also came to the job and communicated by text when he knew what they could do. Despite the frustrations at not knowing the crews plans, the end result was absolutely beautiful. We did a walk through at the end and they did a final touch up as needed. We feel so good about our house now. We will probably hire this company back for interior painting projects next.
Premium Painting of NCPremium Painting of NC
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