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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

What should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

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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.

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.

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Reviews for Portland exterior painters
Thumbtack Customer
Partial exterior house painting was done in a timely manner and I appreciated that.
Tortoise Construction, LLCTortoise Construction, LLC
Mike B.
Jonny was a good communicator and did a good job with an exterior paint job.
JB Install & Construction LLCJB Install & Construction LLC
Juliet G.
Eagle painting painted the exterior of our house. We are delighted! Professional. Responsive. Beautiful job. Excellent price. Will definitely use them again.
Eagle painting and restoration LlcEagle painting and restoration Llc
Chantel C.
These guys were easy to work with and did an excellent job painting the exterior of my house. It looks great. Would recommend and will contact again for future paint projects.
Brush Hour LLCBrush Hour LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Full exterior paint job. - professional, competitive pricing, quality work I'd hire Fernando again in an instant
Damas Painting and Construction, LLCDamas Painting and Construction, LLC
Jenny H.
This is the second time I hired this crew. This time we had the exterior house painted and it looks amazing. They are personable and very good at what they do. I would hire them again for any of my painting needs.
Paint 4 Less PaintersPaint 4 Less Painters
Vanessa P.
They did a wonderful job painting our exterior porch and concrete steps! Fast and friendly service. Able to come the next day after quote and finished quickly.
Alvarez Construction 1 LLCAlvarez Construction 1 LLC
Jessica H.
Dario is great! Responsive, outstanding price, quick to schedule, and completed the job in 4 days. Gaxiola's Painting completely transformed the exterior of our house. Highly recommend.
Gaxiola's Painting LLC.Gaxiola's Painting LLC.
Daniel S.
He did an amazing job painting the exterior of my house. Very responsive and flexible with my requests. Great value and I would definitely recommend his work.
Thumbtack Customer
Painted my home exterior. Always showed up on time. Very good prep work which made for a beautiful finished product. Price was right for quality work.
V Royal T Property Services LLCV Royal T Property Services LLC
Yvette M.
Dario was a professional from the beginning until the end of our project. He prepped our exterior trim and fixed any gaps prior to painting. I will use this service again.
Gaxiola's Painting LLC.Gaxiola's Painting LLC.
Tiffany P.
Very happy with our exterior paint job for our house. They were very fast and made sure we were happy with the finished job. Very nice and easy to work with
Brush Hour LLCBrush Hour LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ricardo did a great job on a small interior painting job for us. He and his crew also completed a total exterior house painting project for us. They were on time, professional, and did a very good job. I would definitely recommend this company.
RCG Painting LLCRCG Painting LLC
Michael M.
Dario and his team do fantastic work. Would recommend Gaxiola’s Painting in a heartbeat, Dario and Guadalupe are a pleasure to work with and the experience was great! Gaxiola’s work is professional, of the highest quality, and finished with great attention to detail. We couldn’t be happier with the exterior painting to our home!
Gaxiola's Painting LLC.Gaxiola's Painting LLC.
Dan M.
The Damas crew did an excellent job painting the exterior of our house. They were responsive, professional and executed the job with beautiful precision. Our house looks great. Thanks Damas team!
Damas Painting and Construction, LLCDamas Painting and Construction, LLC
Shawn H.
Fernando and his crew took on our project last minute. They worked quickly and were professional. I am convinced that one of the biggest reasons why our home sold so quickly was because of the beautiful interior and exterior paint. I highly recommend Damas Painting!
Damas Painting and Construction, LLCDamas Painting and Construction, LLC
Stephanie K.
We used them for an exterior paint job of the vinyl siding of our house- Jessica was very professional and responsive, their quote was very reasonable, and the team was very quick with the job, without sacrificing quality.
Chameleons Paint & Construction  LLCChameleons Paint & Construction LLC
Janelle J.
Hugo did an excellent job on the exterior paint at my rental house! He was detail oriented and got the job done right on schedule. And the price was right! Will definitely hire Hugo for other projects!
H&MInnovation LLCH&MInnovation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I'm very happy that I chose G&A for the painting of the exterior of my home. Andy was great to work with, highly knowledgeable and dependable. The prep. work was thorough and the paint job very high quality. I would recommend Andy and G&A to anyone looking for painting services. His crew were also really good, hard working and did a good job cleaning up.
G&A Pro PaintingG&A Pro Painting
Meagan m.
Mario did a great job painting the exterior of my home. He was extremely responsive and the price was great. He was helpful as I had a deadline I needed to meet and he made sure the job was finished in time.
Mj PaintingMj Painting
Kim D.
G& A did exterior paint for our 2 story house. Andy was incredibly professional, detailed, knowledgeable and patient. His crew was great to work with and our house looks amazing. Will definitely use again and 100% recommend!
G&A Pro PaintingG&A Pro Painting
Eric H.
Both Hands Painting did a great job finishing the exterior of my house with a fresh coat of paint. He got all the nooks and crannies that were not easy to get to. It looks pretty stellar. Good communication throughout. Showed up on time and finished the job a day early. Very happy with the result and would recommend to others.
Both Hands Painting CompanyBoth Hands Painting Company
Cheryl P.
I received several estimates from other contractors. Ismael's communication was excellent, from the time of the estimate through the project. The pricing was great, and I knew what to expect. The work, a full exterior painting, was completed as planned and my house looks amazing! I will refer my real estate clients to Malle Painting in the future.
Malle Painting, LLC.Malle Painting, LLC.
Lynn G.
Dario and his manager, Guadalupe, were very easy to work with and I appreciated their flexibility and professional attention to the work process and the work. I learned a lesson from them that I need to be clear about the number of coats of paint that will be applied when I negotiate an exterior house painting job. I am pleased with the outcome.
Gaxiola's Painting LLC.Gaxiola's Painting LLC.
Jill T.
Dario and his team were an excellent value. They painted the exterior of my house and solid-stain on the deck and did a good job. My neighbor even ended up hiring them as well since she was so impressed with what she saw from across the street. I would use Dario and his team again for other painting projects.
Gaxiola's Painting LLC.Gaxiola's Painting LLC.
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