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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.

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.

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 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 Scranton painters
William P.
The guys from Tamblyn painting did a good and speedy job with painting the interior, loft area of my townhouse and didn't charge an arm and a leg to do it, like some other quotes I got from painters who never showed up to actually look at the job.
Tamblyn Painting,LLCTamblyn Painting,LLC
Joyce S.
My experience with Guisewite Painting was excellent. They made my garage look like it was new. I would recommend them to everyone.
Guisewite paintingGuisewite painting
Reese W.
Great experience with these guys. We had a tight timeline to get into our new house and they came through on my deadline. Quality of work is excellent. After wasting time with another painter who did terrible work, we were desperate to find a quality contractor on short notice. These guys fixed the drywall and painted our living room perfectly. Our kitchen cabinets had a dark brown color which they painted them white with an antiqued finish. The cabinets look brand new. I can't thank them enough for helping us and doing such a great job on our home. They went above and beyond.
NEPA RemodelingNEPA Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
If I could give more stars I would! Randy was extremely helpful and easy to work with. He was very professional. He always responded to my questions quickly, which I find so important. I had no clue where to start with my project but he guided me through and went out of his way to help me with other things around the house. The painting looks absolutely perfect! I have so much more work to be done and he'll be my go-to guy!
Barletta Home ImprovementsBarletta Home Improvements
Lisa O.
William is the real deal. His work is immaculate and he works FAST. Absolutely beautiful work! He's super responsive; he anticipated what we needed before we even did. In the few days it took him to paint 5 rooms and an entire hallway, we got to know an incredibly kind, very professional and insanely hard worker. William brought an awesome vibe to our house and we are so lucky to have found him. We will use him for our future projects.
The canvas marketThe canvas market
Thumbtack Customer
Randy and his crew painted the exterior of our home (siding, porches, and window trim) and also hung siding on two of our gables (plus one side left unfinished in the front). Randy arrived on the dates he said he would and his team took their time completing our project. Randy was very easy to deal with and always responded same-day with any questions or concerns. The crew also cleaned up everything ... it actually looks better than before they arrived! Very grateful to Randy and his team for helping us finish our half-started projects. We would definitely hire him again!
Barletta Home ImprovementsBarletta Home Improvements
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