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Q & A

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.

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 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.

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 Pittsburgh interior painters
Mark B.
We are extremely happy with the exterior painting by Hilson Painting. We have already asked them to paint the interior of our home.
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Augustine painters. They painted the interior and exterior of my house with fantastic results!
Augustine PaintingAugustine Painting
Chris B.
I highly recommend John Hilson for your painting needs. He did an amazing job on our recent interior painting project. We will hire him again in the future for additional rooms!
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sean did a fantastic job painting our home's interior. We were impressed with his communication, honesty and talent. We are already working with Sean again.
Farrell Interior PaintingFarrell Interior Painting
Thurburgh R.
We contracted John to paint the interior of a rental property, which required painting, patch work, and some creative solutions. John tackled these problems quickly and politely. He came back after finishing for minimal touch ups. We're happy with the work and would contract him again.
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Jessica D.
I would recommend John to anyone needing interior painting. He is professional, timely, provides good quality painting and a fair price. He worked on our ceilings and painted 4 rooms, 5 closets, a hallway and entryway in 5 days. This was great for us because the project would have taken us much more time and frustration. Thanks again John!
Hilson PaintingHilson Painting
Ben S.
Scott was great. Very reasonably priced, did a great job on the deck cleaning & staining and also did some interior painting as well and I was very happy with the work. I would highly recommend
Excel Home MaintenanceExcel Home Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Dzevad painted the interior of whole house for us. He also re surfaced and painted the garage, painted some exterior and did power washing. He was very hard working and always came very early to start the work. Also he offered great ideas to us in the process which we found very help. Thank you very much for your help, Dzevad.
ZuzicD PaintingZuzicD Painting
Hari P.
Cameron is a highly professional, responsive and trust worthy painter. I employed him for my home interior paint project. He really did excellent job in reasonable price. I highly recommend him.
Cameron DuffettCameron Duffett
Thumbtack Customer
I am an interior decorator from Tampa and was nervous about finding a quality painter in Pittsburgh for my client's interior, but I am so glad that I found Ken and his team because they were exactly what I needed. Reliable, professional, friendly and did an immaculate job on the painting. My client and I were very pleased with the work that they did. Would definitely recommend them!!
Augustine PaintingAugustine Painting
Thumbtack Customer
JT Stewart was excellent. If I could give them more than 5 stars, I would. Jamie and his team went above and beyond the call of duty by painting a closet and cleaning up beyond what I expected. I strongly recommend JT Stewart to anyone who needs interior house painting, and I'm having them back to my home next month to paint another room.
J T STEWART ENTERPRISESJ T STEWART ENTERPRISES
Thumbtack Customer
Sean did an amazing job! I am so pleased with the whole process. I received a quote, and had the job done the next week. I had my entry, stairway with very high ceiling and upstairs hallway painted. It all looks amazing. The paint used was top quality. We had a water stain on the ceiling, and you would never know it. My home was left spotless. If you need any interior painting done, then Farrell Painting is the one to use. A big thumbs up...
Farrell Interior PaintingFarrell Interior Painting
Bryce P.
On top of doing excellent work, Sean was an excellent communicator and stayed in touch throughout the project. He accommodated some requests that came up mid-job, set clear timeline expectations and delivered. I'll be recommending him to anyone that has interior painting needs.
Farrell Interior PaintingFarrell Interior Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sean did a great job and was able to complete the work in a short timeframe. He was also able to accommodate a minor modification to the agreed upon contract, and was flexible with the quote amendment. I would recommend Sean for any interior painting job. He is professional, courteous, and the finished product looks great.
Farrell Interior PaintingFarrell Interior Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Sean Farrell did an amazing job painting my apartment. He and his employee were very courteous and were able to complete the job in just under half a day. The communication was very easy and he was able to accommodate my busy schedule, overall, he was a complete pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend hiring him, I know I will be the next time I have a need for interior painting!
Farrell Interior PaintingFarrell Interior Painting
Erica P.
Our experience with Augustine Painting was less than satisfactory. We hired them to paint the whole interior of our new house and the end result was not at the quality we expected based on all of the good reviews. Although Ken and his son were friendly and they were able to get to us pretty quickly, we are disappointed with the final product. We paid for the work as promised but we basically came to the conclusion that we weren’t going to get everything addressed as we wanted so we decided to cut our losses. From paint on our floors/carpets/furniture/baseboards/ceiling/doors/banisters to areas clearly not doubled coated to rooms left in total disarray, we just couldn’t have the project continue any longer. Between hours of cleanup and the potential of needing another painter, we have been frustrated with the entire process.
Augustine PaintingAugustine Painting
Brian G.
We are so happy that we chose Sean to do the interior painting for our new home. He was very fair and transparent in his pricing, and was an excellent communicator when it came to scheduling. During the process, Sean made a point to seek out our feedback while still offering his professional opinion. He is also a nice guy, which is always good when a person is in your house for two days. We couldn't believe how flawless his work was- like NO mistakes or missed corners and messy edges whatsoever. Sean is priced very competitively, and I would be willing to pay more than he asks for the quality of work that he does. Highly recommend!
Farrell Interior PaintingFarrell Interior Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Background: My fiancé and I purchased a condo in downtown Pittsburgh in late November of 2014. We were ending our rental-lease at another location in downtown on December 31, 2014, and had a move-in date planned for the end of December. We planned to contract a complete interior makeover of the condo before moving in, so we had a deadline of a few weeks to get it done. Augustine Painting came in and completed a high-quality project on 1600 square feet of condominium living space for us, including removing all wallpaper (every room), painting all walls/trim in the condo, repairing damaged walls and electrical plates, repairing damaged doors/trim/fixtures, and assisting in repairing appliances, all while beating our deadline. Communication: Ken responded within hours after we contacted him on Thumbtack, and he was able to come directly to our condo within 48 hours to give us a quote and overview of his services. He was highly personable, professional, to the point, and upfront with any issues or concerns that he had as we made the initial walk through. Following the walk through, he and his wife then provided us with an easy to follow and competitively priced proposal which we accepted. Ken and his crew began working immediately. He kept me informed daily on what exactly was being done, making sure to be straight forward and thorough in his communications. He was also specific, upfront, and reasonable regarding anything that he felt was out of scope from our original contract. We had Ken perform a little more work that we had originally planned due to some unforeseen circumstances, and he quickly provided us with additional contracts/documents of scope where needed. Throughout the process, Ken exceeded our expectations in his responsiveness. If one of us called him and he was unable to answer it immediately, he would almost always give us a call back within minutes. Quality: Our unit was originally designed and decorated in the mid-1980s, so there was faded, peeling, flower-covered wallpaper throughout the condo. The first project was for Ken to remove all of this in a timely manner. To our pleasure, most of it was removed within a few days. To specifically point out Ken’s handiness and versatility, we had one bathroom in the unit which had very thick, hard glue beneath the wallpaper. Ken was unable to use chemicals or steam to remove it, so he had several of his associates sand and detail the bathroom before painting it. It turned just as faultless as the rest of the condo when it was all said and done. The second project was painting, which was also done in a precise and high quality matter. After Ken had finished the initial painting, he allowed us to go to the condo to inspect it. He gave us a blue roll of tape, and he told us to put a small piece anywhere that we wanted a touch up or found a splatter. To our pleasure, we found only a few trouble spots which were corrected the next day. Summary: Overall, we were 100% satisfied with the work that Augustine Painting provided us with. I would recommend Ken to anyone looking to contract interior wallpaper removal or painting.
Augustine PaintingAugustine Painting
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