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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 Pawtucket painters
Matthew R.
Did an excellent job painting roughly nine different rooms in my new house. An outstanding price, he was a true professional. I’ve hired many painters in the past and none have come close in comparison. I highly recommend Done Rite Painting for your next job without hesitation. Quality of work was excellent.
Done Rite PaintingDone Rite Painting
Kyndra S.
My first time using Thumbtack and I couldn’t be happier. Harry responded back to my request within 24-hours and came by for the estimate a few days later. His quote was very reasonable and was able to start right after the holiday weekend. The room is huge, with high ceilings, skylights, crown moulding and lots of windows. Even with a large painting project going on in my house, everything remained very clean. Never any paint splattered or supplies left around in the way. He was on time every day and finished sooner than I expected. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product and would hire him for any painting projects I have in the future.
Jenkins painting and home improvementJenkins painting and home improvement
Keith G.
Just hired Adam from done right painting couldn’t be happier with the quality of work,professionalism,and overall knowledge of his trade. I will definitely be passing his name along to all family and friends that are looking to improve their homes
Done Rite PaintingDone Rite Painting
Tracy J.
Carlos was a pleasure to work with, great communication. Job got a bit delayed due to several days of rain, but he always kept in touch. The newly painted house trim looks great and I felt as though his pricing was very fair.
Carbea PaintingCarbea Painting
Jennifer N.
Juan did immaculate work in my house. I am very pleased with the quality of his skills. He painted my stairs/risers, hallway, and other areas of my home. His work is extremely neat and sharp! I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Jay I.
Where do I start?! I hire Rob to paint our new house and he gave our new house an awesome new look with his painting skill. We receive compliments from everyone that visit our new house! He's very patient, thorough and very open to accepting changes without nagging about price during project. His professionalism is unmatched with anyone that I have worked with. He also helped with other household appliance hookup such as our new dish washer, range oven and even our washer and dryer without asking for additional fee up front. There was a time he used his money to buy a part to fix my kitchen sink (I was amazed by his kind effort). He didn't even ask for reimbursement but of course I had to reimburse him for being so dedicated to his customers. I am very happy with the job he did on our new house and I already have another project scheduled in this summer with him. Hire Rob for your next project (small or big) and see for yourself, he's outstandingly great at what he does. I have recommended him to friends and relatives and I will continue to recommend him to everyone I know. Thanks Rob for aiding the optics of our new house! -Jay
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