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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Should I pressure wash my house before painting?

Pressure washing your siding before painting is an efficient way to clean your house in preparation for receiving new paint. However, it must be done correctly to avoid causing water damage or damaging the siding itself. 

Depending on the PSI rating of your washer, you should stand far away enough from your house to avoid removing paint or etching into the siding itself. Also avoid injecting water behind the siding, which typically occurs when spraying upwards at a low angle. 

When in doubt, consider hiring a pressure washer near you before your painter paints your home’s exterior. Or, contact the best painters near you to see if they offer pressure washing services as well.

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 Arlington exterior painters
Samantha A.
They painted the exterior of my house and it looks great.
Pro Painting of Dallas LLCPro Painting of Dallas LLC
Ulises R.
Highly recommend Auggie’ Paint n Patch. He did an amazing job painting the exterior of my home. I was very pleased with his work.
Auggie’s paint n patchAuggie’s paint n patch
Larry G.
Rigo Painting did an exceptional job on the exterior of my 2,000 sq.ft. home. They were always on time, worked consistently, and finished the job in less than two days. On review, I have not found any area of Rigo's performance that I do not consider far above expectations. I recommend Rigo Painting to anyone considering exterior painting and I am sure they will perform just as well on the interior. I look forward to hiring Rigo Painting again when I have an indoor project.
rigo paintingrigo painting
Karan S.
It took mr Schark nine days to complete a job contracted for 3 because half the time he didn’t show up ... he was supposed to repair all rotted wood , caulk and paint all exterior plus trim . He repaired about 1/3 of the rotted wood , watered down the paint so it didn’t cover well and didn’t even paint some trim at all. Would not recommend !!!
Rick's Painting PlusRick's Painting Plus
Jaime V.
Jose and crew worked excellent with us. He and his crew work efficiently and deliver great service. They were able to make our home stand out with the newly painted exterior walls and siding. We will be using them again soon.
JPC painting & remodelingJPC painting & remodeling
Danny L.
We just completed our exterior house painting with JPC, and they did a fantastic job. The team was very professional and friendly. They stayed on schedule and their paining process was very proficient, onetime, and clean. I would recommend JPC to anyone who is looking to update there home. Thank you JPC Paining and Remodeling Danny
JPC painting & remodelingJPC painting & remodeling
Mike G.
PPP did a masterful job for us painting our home's exterior. They repaired all the wood and caulked it perfectly. Our house looks new. The charged a very fair price, too. The work was done on time by respectful professionals who took the time to get it right. They're attention to detail was uncanny. They cleaned up afterward completely. The didn't leave a spec behind. These guys know there business! They were so great, we hired them to repair some masonry on the front and side of our house. It looks perfect! We're very fortunate to find these guys and we will use them again. In fact, we already have two more estimates in the works! Thank you Jesus and Juan and all the guys from PPP.
PPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFWPPP Paint Services and Maintenance DFW
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