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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 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.

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.

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.

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

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 Philadelphia exterior painters
Lizanne h.
Fernando did a wonderful job painting the exterior of my home. Tidy & efficient too!
Fernand PaintingFernand Painting
Jay K.
Old English was hired to perform an exterior project. Did a great job painting but began to be non responsive in the end such as not showing up when supposed too and not responding to text.
Old English PaintingOld English Painting
Evan A.
Bill and his team did a fantastic job painting our home. His workers were on time, professional, and had great attention to detail. Bill is friendly, reasonably priced and we’ll be hiring him again for other projects. I would recommend Bill for any exterior home painting job!
A.D.A.D. ConstructionA.D.A.D. Construction
Amy B.
Colorway did a great job on my exterior painting project. The paint work was done with precision and quality. They even did extra tasks at no additional cost. I also received very helpful suggestions when I couldn’t make up my mind. I will definitely utilize their services for future projects.
Colorway LLC Painting & Remodeling & CleaningColorway LLC Painting & Remodeling & Cleaning
Jonathan O.
Highly recommend Dambrak. They just completed a fairly complicated exterior paint job for two attached modern townhomes. Everything looks very good. They were extremely professional and responsible and I believe were priced fairly given the scope of the job.
Dambrak PaintingDambrak Painting
Natasha H.
I had a very positive experience working with Dambrak Painting for an exterior paint job. Rafael was extremely responsive and communicative throughout the process. The cost was affordable and was much better than estimates I had received from other services (I shopped around quite a bit and other services were charging almost double the price of Dambrak). The paint job on my aluminum siding makes it look like a new house! Overall, I am extremely happy with my experience with Dambrak Painting and I would highly recommend the service for future paint work.
Dambrak PaintingDambrak Painting
Cheri J.
This is an initial review since work hasn’t been completed yet. Sam was very responsive. He came out to give me a quote for exterior painting for my home. His prices are reasonable and he’s very professional. I’m looking forward to working with him.
M&m custom carpentry & painting llcM&m custom carpentry & painting llc
Milind P.
David did a fantastic exterior paint, and power wash job at my property. He is very responsive, and professional painter. He provided good recommendations, quality work, and accomodated few last minute changes without any hesitation. Would recommend David to everyone.
David Docherty PaintingDavid Docherty Painting
Bob B.
Dambrak Painting is the best. We initially hired Dambrak to paint the interiors of a new house that we purchased in Queen Village - before we moved in. They did a fantastic job, scheduling us into their other work schedules quite quickly, finishing the job within two days, at a resealable rate, and with a friendly welcoming service. We invited them back to paint the exteriors, including power washing very dirty and old walls and a courtyard brick floor. Again they did a fantastic job - fitting us into their schedule, completing the job within a couple of days, at an incredibly reasonable rate, with sincere friendly and professional service. I highly recommend this company and would absolutely hire them again.
Dambrak PaintingDambrak Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired A.D.A.D Construction for exterior painting after reading reviews online. They were absolutely amazing! They showed up on time for every appointment and worked extremely hard. Reliable, GREAT PRICING and very professional. I can and will highly recommend these guys with great confidence. My neighbors are literally knocking on my door to compliment the work. I ABSOULUTELY LOVE THE WORK! William and his crew are the best!
A.D.A.D. ConstructionA.D.A.D. Construction
Anju K.
We had our exterior painted recently with him . He just came with his team and finished the work with in 3 days. They came at 8 and started the work. It came our so beautifully. I can't express my thanks to him. My neighbours literally stopped by and asked whom did this work, and we recommended him. Once we completed, we needed some touch up and he came back as per promised and finished that as well. Its simply 'wow' for their neatness and sincerity. Happy that I found these guyz .
Blue angel painting & Renovation LlcBlue angel painting & Renovation Llc
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