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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

How long does it take to paint a home’s exterior?

Painting a house exterior generally takes three to five days. The first day consists of cleaning away dirt, dust, loose paint, pollen, mildew and other surface contaminants. This must dry completely. The second day — and it could be more than just a day, depending on the condition of the house — is for preparation like stripping, sanding and priming. The next two to three days are for painting. 

If you’re thinking about getting your home painted, contact the best exterior painters near you to ask questions and get free estimates.

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

Reviews for Portland exterior painters
Mike B.
Jonny was a good communicator and did a good job with an exterior paint job.
NW Custom Building & Design LLCNW Custom Building & Design LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Partial exterior house painting was done in a timely manner and I appreciated that.
Tortoise Construction, LLCTortoise Construction, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Full exterior paint job. - professional, competitive pricing, quality work I'd hire Fernando again in an instant
Damas Painting and Landscaping, LLCDamas Painting and Landscaping, 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
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
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
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 Landscaping, LLCDamas Painting and Landscaping, 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 Landscaping, LLCDamas Painting and Landscaping, 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 LLCChameleons Paint LLC
Taryn C.
Great experience with Wadsworth Painting! I got a few quotes for exterior house painting on my 1930s, aluminum-sided bungalow. It was immediately clear that Brandon was super attentive to detail and had lots of experience. The whole experience felt very organized and straightforward. And my house looks great. Definitely recommend!
Wadsworth Painting LLCWadsworth Painting 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
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
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.
Melissa M.
Nelson and his team at Novo just painted my entire house exterior and did a great job! They were very precise with the painting (and our house is not a standard house - lots of angles and beams, so that was important), very pleasant to work with and always made sure we were happy with the results before completing the job. All at a fair price. I would definitely recommend.
Novo Remodeling LLCNovo Remodeling LLC
Corey c.
We are so glad we chose Malle painters. Ismael and his crew were professional and skilled. After shopping around a few bids, they were also very well priced. We hired them for exterior painting, they came and pressure washed the house before sealing/repairing the siding. The team was organized and detail oriented. We will definitely use them for any painting needs in the future!
Malle Painting, LLC.Malle Painting, LLC.
Erika S.
I hired Color Perfection to paint the exterior of my home. I could not be happier with the work they did! They showed up early and worked all day paying close attention to detail. Even prior to painting they were extremely helpful and always informative with any questions I had. Several neighbors have completed the work they've done as well. I would definitely recommend them :)
Color perfection paintingColor perfection painting
Lynn S.
Tony and his team did an excellent job in addressing the exterior paint touch-up I need for my home in order to get ready to place it on the market. I was very impressed with their attention to detail, the time spent in preparing areas for paint, the expedience in which they were able to accomplish the project and how they left they left the project spotless! I would certainly hire them again! Lynn Milwaukie, Oregon
Novo Remodeling LLCNovo Remodeling LLC
Verne L.
I can't say enough good things about my experience with Arrowhead Painting. I had a tight time constraint, and we had rain to deal with, but the Arrowhead team managed to make it work. The house looks gorgeous! Their work was pristine, down to even repainting the small back panels behind my exterior lights to match the new house color. I highly recommend Arrowhead Painting. I will definitely work with them again in the future.
Arrowhead PaintingArrowhead Painting
Thumbtack Customer
STOP LOOKING and HIRE THESE GUYS!!! ClearView Exteriors really exceeds. Fast, efficient and professional; These two came in and made it look easy. They showed up ON TIME to both the consult and morning of the job. Not only that, but they used less paint without skimping (leaving me with enough left for a second job) AND took less time than quoted to get the job done. Thanks guys, I will call you for all my future painting and power washing needs.
TopView Painting LLCTopView Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired V Royal T to do the exterior painting of our house in preparation for us to list. We chose them based on their good reviews and competitive bid. Vlad was very professional and candid from the get-go, offering consultation on color, paint quality, the process of prepping the house, etc. Vlad and his dad did a thorough job power washing the house, scraping off the old painting, taping the vulnerable areas and ensuring all areas were painted to perfection. I appreciated their hard work and the expertise they shared in guiding us through this exciting update of our house. I would recommend V Royal T without hesitation.
V Royal T Property Services LLCV Royal T Property Services LLC
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