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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 Cincinnati exterior painters
Angela S.
Jireh painting did an excellent job painting the exterior pergolas and underneath an overhead deck. They always arrived on time and completed the job on time. A good value for a professional paint job. Thank you!
Jireh painting and remodeling LLCJireh painting and remodeling LLC
C. C.
Company does great work. They are busy but when they could fit me in they did a great job painting the exterior of the house.
God is good painting and remodeling LLCGod is good painting and remodeling LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Bricecolors Inc. painted the exterior of my home. Alex was great! Home looks terrific. Job was completed at the estimate amount and estimated time. Will use this service when I need painting.
M&D PAINTING AND MORE  LLCM&D PAINTING AND MORE LLC
Stacey B.
This team did a wonderful job on painting the exterior of our house! I needed it done in less than a week and they were available and got the job done in 2 days. I am very pleased with the results and would hire them again.
GC South Star PaitingGC South Star Paiting
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Greg for exterior painting and it was a job well done! Very nice and professional with great communication. Questions always answered quickly and great to hear back from him to follow up to make sure we were happy with the job! Thanks Greg and crew!
Burns Quality PaintingBurns Quality Painting
Heather B.
Jesse and his crew did a fantastic job of painting our exterior wood siding. Jesse not only provided a same-day estimate, the project was completed in 2 days. He was responsive and his pricing was more than fair. His team was personable and cleaned up after the job. Would definitely recommend Jesse!
God is good painting and remodeling LLCGod is good painting and remodeling LLC
Paige Ζφβ Ι.
Jesse and team were great! We had an exterior paint job - shutters, door and garage to modernize our home a bit. The team was professional and meticulous in their work, so very easy to work with. Jesse is knowledgeable and had a crew out within 24 hours of me contacting his company. We would definitely use them again! Do yourself a favor and contact Jesse today!
God is good painting and remodeling LLCGod is good painting and remodeling LLC
Belinda S.
I hired this contractor to paint the exterior of my rental. I paid $3,413 to do this job, which was completed in Nov. of 2020. At first, everything looked great. But literally three days later, my tenant texted me photos of the porch paint, which was already peeling. I contacted Evan, who said it was probably because of "dirt" or possibly "water" underneath. He assured me he would take care of the problem. I replied, "You did prep the surface, right?" His response: "That is not what I planned for or charged you for." WHAT???? I'm pretty sure every other painter on the face of the earth knows that before you paint, you need to prep the surface! Later, he told me he had confirmed with a paint store employee that the paint he used (regular house paint) was NOT the correct paint for a concrete porch. Wait--he's a painter, and he didn't KNOW that??? So he re-painted the porch with the correct kind of paint--presumably, again without prepping the surface, since that's not what he "planned for." Everything looked fine until this week (1/16/21.) The porch paint is now peeling again, and the wooden railing on the back porch is ALSO peeling! I texted him photos of both, and he hasn't even responded. This was a complete waste of over $3000. I'll be taking him to court if he doesn't respond and make it right SOON. UPDATE: As of today, 03/30/2021, we came to a satisfactory resolution.
Creektrace Painting and Home ServicesCreektrace Painting and Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Greg painted 2 rooms inside my house and the entire exterior of my house. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. They were reliable, efficient and they are very talented at what they do. It is hard to find contractors you can trust and rely on and he is one you can. I have received endless compliments on their work already. I will be sure to recommend him to family and friends and use him in the future if needed. Thanks for everything!
Burns Quality PaintingBurns Quality Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Greg and his team were fantastic to work with. He wasn't priced the lowest but he built my confidence through his recommendations, process and professionalism. I'm so happy we used them to perform the exterior painting on our brick 100 year old cape cod in Hyde Park. The house looks like a brand new, adorable home. My curb appeal just trippled. They were able to complete the whole house in less than 9 hours and did a phenominal job - full coverage, taped everything off and left everything clean and polished. Highly recommend. Will definitely use again in the future. Not to mention, Greg is a super nice guy and very dependable and always reachable and responsive.
Burns Quality PaintingBurns Quality Painting
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