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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 Syracuse painters
Jason A.
Painted a 1100 square ft apartment that had been painted pretty poorly by the previous owners
Painting by EminPainting by Emin
Cindy B.
Had him paint 2 rooms & ceilings. He got paint on the rug, the woodwork, the floor, a bar stool and a shelf. He was willing to come back to fix it (& paint where he had missed). When he did, he got paint on my table and the floor. Nice man, trusted him, real good price but did not do a professional job.
TCR Painting Interior and ExteriorTCR Painting Interior and Exterior
Thumbtack Customer
Cory & Fresh Start Painting was hired to paint the exterior of my home in Tipp Hill. They finished a few days ahead of schedule, and was very accommodating to my schedule.
Fresh Start PaintingFresh Start Painting
Steve D.
Outstanding experience with Mark, Chris, and Nick. On time, courteous, professional, and quality work! Need painting? Look no further than Labarge painting..... Would definitely hire again!
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Jessica N.
Shutters and front door painted. Thanks Kevin and John!!
C and B Home ServicesC and B Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Todd painted our shed in the process of selling our home. He was able to get the job done quickly with high quality, and was really easy to get in touch with. Would recommend Todd to anyone in need of high quality painting services at a great price.
TCR Painting Interior and ExteriorTCR Painting Interior and Exterior
Alexandra L.
Good value and great paint job! My house looks so much better than it did before!
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Thumbtack Customer
Prep and painting of single-family home. Todd did an excellent job on our home. Prompt, efficient, and outstanding work overall.
TCR Painting Interior and ExteriorTCR Painting Interior and Exterior
Jerry R.
Crew did a solid job. Very fair pricing compared to other painting companies. We will definitely hire again. 10/10
Jmd PaintingJmd Painting
Travis M.
Jon did a great job with an exterior paint job. Great communication, professionalism and a fair price. Would definitely use him again
Forman Construction ServicesForman Construction Services
Karen S.
Our kitchen now looks beautiful. We would hire Mark Labarge for any additional painting needs. His price was reasonable as well.
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Mark to paint three rooms (including ceiling and trim) in our home. Mark was courteous, professional, and had the job done when he said that he would. We would definitely hire him in the future.
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Rob L.
I hired Mark LaBarge to finish up painting two sides of the exterior of my home, areas I had been unable to reach even by ladder. Mark responded promptly to my request for bids, and within a couple of days the job was completed at a fair and reasonable cost. Mark did a very fine job. He is a conscientious hard worker, dependable, and very pleasant person. I asked him for a few of his business cards to hand out to others. I highly recommend him for any painting work you may need done.
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Thumbtack Customer
AJ was fantastic. We needed our exterior painted, inclusive of contrasting trim. He kept us informed daily on the project status, sending pictures as well. They worked around our business hours to get the job done. Very attentive to detail. Great job!
Thumbtack Customer
We needed our gutters cleaned, house power washed, trees trimmed, foundation painted and the trim touched up on the upper level. Brandon was contacted on Thursday, gave us a quote on Saturday and began work on Sunday. He nearly finished everything but he suggested he come back the next day to ensure quality of work, allowing the proper time required between washing and painting. He returned the next day and completed his work. Brandon went above and beyond by clearing out the brush pile, I order to give us great shots with our realtor. Brandon's pricing was fair and his quality was high. Great job!!! Very impressed!!!!
BC Property ServicesBC Property Services
Lynn M.
Mitch referred another person to do my job as it was a larger job than he was interested in. When that person turned out to be a disappointment, Mitch came and painted for me free of charge to make this right. He is a good honorable honest man, and he does beautiful work. I would recommend him without reservation.
Mitchell RudyMitchell Rudy
Emily E.
Corey did an awesome job painting our living room and stairwell! He was on time and even finished earlier than expected. We originally just wanted a trim touch-up but Corey suggested that he repaint all of it to make it look more crisp for no extra cost! We are very satisfied with the work done and would hire again!
Fresh Start PaintingFresh Start Painting
Nicole S.
The job was finished a day earlier than originally thought and both my kitchen and dining room came out fantastic. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was that they were late both days and I wasn't given a receipt for the paint purchased. I would still consider hiring them again based on the quality alone. Great job!
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Tania M.
First off, Mark is very nice and friendly! I hired him directly off this Thumbtack app. He was there when he said he’d be and I’m very impressed with his work. He painted a bedroom (which required taping and drywall in a lot of areas including the ceiling) and a hallway above the stairs and did an excellent job. He’s prompt and he’s reliable. He also installed 2 blinds for my windows as well as 3 fog lights for the outside of my house. I’d hire him again. I gave 4 stars because there’s an area in the bedroom where the paint appears uneven... I’ll add a photo of it. But other than that, the bedroom looks so beautiful! I’m very happy with what he did and he did it in a good time frame! He got done when he said he would and I’m very happy!
Labarge quality paintingLabarge quality painting
Jessica A.
Brian has been amazing to work with. When we purchased our new home, we hired him to paint the entire interior and he did a great job! We were so impressed with the quality of work that we have also hired him to install bathroom flooring and fix a bunch of odds and ends around the house. Brian is responsive, super likable and fairly priced! We will definitely hire him again.
City Wide Home ImprovementsCity Wide Home Improvements
Brandon D.
I am happy with Fresh Start Painting from start to finish. Cory called weeks in advance for my exterior work. He showed up when he said he would. He scraped & assessed the house prior. He moved at a good pace & did a quality job. He also spent alot of time raking & sweeping the chips afterward. He always communicated very well to keep me aware of his progress. His work helped give my house great curb appeal in order to sell my house quickly.
Fresh Start PaintingFresh Start Painting
Michael W.
Premier Handyman did a fantastic job painting a living room for me. He worked with me and my schedule which can be a little all over the place. I was also planning this as a surprise for my Wife which he also helped me with. My Wife and I wanted a color that would brighten the room up. After he was done he was even able to recommend a few other things that would help with giving the room more character.I've already planned future projects with him and I look forward to having him back. I have included 2 photos,a before and after. I'm very happy with the result
Premier handyman servicesPremier handyman services
Thumbtack Customer
This is a father-daughter team. They work together extremely well and communicate nicely. They repainted the entire interior of my house. All the work took roughly 5-6 days, but because of my work schedule, was accomplished over a span of a couple of weeks. I chose several very vibrant colors and they handled them well. Todd made suggestions about my fireplace and one ceiling that worked brilliantly. He did a couple of extra things (caulked my tub, texturized a section of wall so it would match the surrounding area) without adding to the price. I appreciated that effort and attention. They were thorough and made sure to go back and check for spots they missed or errant smudges. Painting is always a messy proposition, but Todd's daughter mopped my floors twice during the project. Finally, they are extremely reasonably priced. I am glad I hired them.
TCR Painting Interior and ExteriorTCR Painting Interior and Exterior
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