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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 Austin exterior painters
Thumbtack Customer
Painted the exterior trim on my house.
Tex PaintingTex Painting
Michael V.
Excellent work and reasonably priced. Exterior window trim paint job.
Denova PaintingDenova Painting
Camron S.
Did an extraordinary job paint the exterior of the house. Very responsive to any issues, extremely professional and punctual. Definitely would recommend for any job.
Royalty RenovationsRoyalty Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
i hired Matt to do some exterior painting and I was happy with his reasonable price and professionalism. I would hire him again.
Matt's Pro PaintingMatt's Pro Painting
Larry M.
Villa did an excellent job on our exterior repair, paint, and stain deck project! They provided great service and attention to detail! It was a great to deal with this company!
Villa LegacyVilla Legacy
Averi K.
Guzman did a great job on our exterior painting and replacing rotten trim. Him and his guys knocked it out quickly and did a thorough job.
Guzman’s R&RGuzman’s R&R
Highly recommend Primetime Painting! Marc and team did a great job with the exterior of the house as well as all the trim in the interior. I would hire them again!!
Primetime Painting LLCPrimetime Painting LLC
Jacquelyn H.
Incredibly impressed by the exterior painting of our house. They power-washed and painted the outside (brick and wood), as well as the shutters and door. Everything looks clean and well-done. Very competitively priced. They even put up our new mailbox. Will absolutely use them again for any of our painting needs.
Carreno's paintingCarreno's painting
Josh O.
Gabriel and the rest of the guys are absolutely awesome they work so quickly to re-stain and seal my home and even went out of their way to also paint my doors 10 out of 10 wouldn’t hire anyone else for an exterior paint job
DGM Pro PaintersDGM Pro Painters
Mallory H.
Zach and the Tex Paint team did an amazing job painting the entire exterior of our home. We have had so many neighbors compliment how good it looks. Zach addressed our concerns ahead of time and made us feel very comfortable. We highly suggest Tex Paint!
Tex PaintingTex Painting
Ben B.
PaintPro exceeded our expectations. Bobby and his team did an awesome job on our mid sized exterior paint job. Incredible prep work and attention to detail. Could not be happier.
Sri S.
Junior and crew did an excellent painting my exterior. He did touch ups although originally planned. I would definitely hire him for all my future jobs.
Chris A.
Marcos did a fantastic job painting our house. He was very helpful with providing an on-site quote and was responsive to all of our questions about what paint to buy and how the process would go. He painted the front exterior and 3 interior rooms all for a fair price. And the best part is that we love how it all turned out! Highly recommend!
Primetime Painting LLCPrimetime Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you, Tex Painting!! I hired Tex Painting to paint the exterior of my house. Scott was flexible with my schedule and made a late afternoon appointment for the initial quote and George was right on time for that quote. George was friendly, professional and explained the job thoroughly. I appreciated that I received a written quote that afternoon! The painter was meticulous and the end result is beautiful! What a difference a coat of paint makes! I highly recommend Tex Painting and would definitely hire them again.
Tex PaintingTex Painting
Scott P.
TexasAGC helped me out with my exterior paint project and did so in a timely and efficient matter. They literally transformed my house and were great to work with. Looks great! Would definitely use again!
Bonny G.
We had a terrific experience working with 5 Point Paint Pros for our exterior paint project! They were incredibly professional and truly provided a value-added service. Sam even set up a color consultant appointment with a notable designer. Their paint job transformed our house from dated and boring to a modern and bold! I would highly recommend 5 Point!
5 Point Paint Pros5 Point Paint Pros
Jimmy M.
From beginning with receiving a quote until the end of the service, everyone we dealt with was extremely professional. We had our entire exterior painted. They fixed and replaced and rotted boards, filled any imperfections on the siding and fascia, removed any old nails, unneeded wires, power washed the exterior, etc, before painting. The crew worked very fast and cleaned any messes afterwards. Our house was finished in 3 days! There was even a misunderstanding with the quote and they fixed it quickly and didn’t charge us an arm and a leg or try to update us with anything! We are so happy with the finished paint job. Our house looks amazing!
Tex PaintingTex Painting
Thumbtack Customer
had the exterior of two 4-plexes painted. Both required significant caulking and trim repair to prevent leaks. Caulking, trim repair, and painting were all done to my satisfaction. Rick was punctual, communicated well, and was easy to work with. I would certainly use them again and would recommend them to others.
Capital Painting & RemodelingCapital Painting & Remodeling
Jack S.
Johnny and his crew did amazing work at a great price. Hired for exterior and interior painting. They had a very high attention to detail and noticed some things I hadn’t and worked with me to make sure they were included in the job within my budget. They went above and beyond, making sure to remove shelves to paint inside closets and didn’t get any paint on the cabinet hardware. Very impressed. I will definitely hire them again for painting, and possibly tile or floor work as well.
Brad B.
Abrahan responded to my exterior paint request right away, arrived right when he said he would, worked with me to color match exactly what I needed, and did a really great job. Couldn’t ask for more!
Abrahan TapiaAbrahan Tapia
Elia C.
I am extremely pleased with their work. (Exterior paint) They take great pride in their work. They helped repair wood damage plus correct another painters mistakes. Their work ethic is admirable. Highly recommend them. Will definitely use them again for other projects.
Villa LegacyVilla Legacy
Beth M.
Everyone should hire Derek and his team. They are professional, courteous, on time, and honest. And more than fair when it comes to estimates. They tackled my exterior home paint project like champs, and it came out beautiful! I couldn't be happier. Thank you, Derek!!
Austin Home SolutionsAustin Home Solutions
Leah L.
Derek responded quickly to my request. My 75-year-old house was in great need of a facelift. He and his team repaired siding, stained the deck, and did a nice job painting the exterior. He addressed everything listed in the estimate and charged a fair price.
Austin Home SolutionsAustin Home Solutions
Brandon G.
Martin and his crew just completed painting the exterior of our home and it turned out great. Their prep work and attention to detail on our brick home was noticeable, and the end result is exactly what we envisioned. Martin is terrific and I highly recommend his services.
Painting by MartinPainting by Martin
Thumbtack Customer
Bobby and his crew were wonderful and provided great customer service. We are extremely happy with the exterior paint and trim/siding repair project they completed. From quote to the end of the project, PaintPro worked quickly, professionally, and showed great care. We highly recommend PaintPro!
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