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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is it worth it to hire a painter to paint my house's exterior?

It is nearly always worth it to hire a painter to paint your home’s exterior. While you may feel comfortable painting a small, one-story home, anything with multiple stories, dormers or other complexities are best left to a pro.

Additionally, it’s best to let the pros handle older homes. Any time extensive prep work is needed — such as repairing chipping, bubbling, cracking or peeling paint, or fixing caulking and substrate issues — a pro can  handle it.

Contact the best painters near you to start getting free estimates and planning your project.

Can I paint my own house exterior?

While you may choose to paint a door, ground-level window trim and other parts of your house’s exterior, it’s really a job best left to the professionals. One of the main reasons is experience. An experienced painter knows how to handle the prep work, spot problems and identify sources of future trouble, all while getting the job done more efficiently. They are also experienced with spending long hours on tall ladders. If you want high-quality work, it’s best to hire a professional painter near you

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 Oak Forest exterior painters
David L.
Juan and his team did a great job painting both the exterior of our brick house and painting the aluminum roof. Very responsive and easy to work with.
S&L PaintingS&L Painting
Betty v.
High quality exterior painting that's timely. Came early one day and finished in the afternoon. Looks fantastic! Highly recommend.
Cj interior and exterior paintingCj interior and exterior painting
Sara T.
Jorge and his team were fantastic to work with! We painted the exterior of our home and we couldn’t be happier with how the project turned out!
J&L PaintingJ&L Painting
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with "One By One Painting" contactors was good. They replaced rotted wood on the exterior of our home and, a fence post. They also painted the exterior of the house and did a very good job. The painters were neat, and on time at 8AM every morning. They completed the job in 3 days. I was pleased with the outcome of their work/the contract we agreed upon was affordable and reasonable. Yes, I would contract "One by One Painting" again and recommend them to others. MM
One By One PaintingOne By One Painting
Colby C.
Excellent job painting my exterior 3 story townhouse! On time, finished faster than expected, on budget as planned. Perfect job will use these guys again!
S&L PaintingS&L Painting
Jamy C.
J&L did a great job with my exterior paint project. I really appreciate their strong communication, affordable quote, and timely completion of the project. Thanks.
J&L PaintingJ&L Painting
James G.
Jorge and his crew did an excellent job. Painted the entire exterior of the home in less than two days and did a quality job to boot. By far the best painting crew I've had to work with, they were very cordial and easy to work with.
J&L PaintingJ&L Painting
Leila A.
exterior painting of two story home. Eduardo Rosales and his crew are the best in the world. i'm going to use them for the interior painting as well. he helped me select the right colors. moreover, he uses high quality paint for his work. i'd definitely recommend him to friends.
SPS & RemodelingSPS & Remodeling
Eddie k.
Crew painted the trim exterior to my home and did a really good job. Very fair price and quality work, would recommend for sure. Thanks for great work!
Bella Casa Construction /  Flo BuildersBella Casa Construction / Flo Builders
Kimberly m.
Hood pressure wash did an excellent job cleaning the house exterior and garage. Looks like new. The next day he painted shutters and reinstalled. Couldn’t be happier with the work and value.
Jood Pressure Wash and ServicesJood Pressure Wash and Services
Claribel C.
Moises worked on painting exterior trim and porch of our home. We painted our white trim black and the gray porch black. The work was done exactly as expected and completed in the time frame that was quoted. We love our new black trim and look forward to contracting M&R Contractors for any future jobs.
M&R contractorsM&R contractors
Amanda W.
Awesome experience!! Mike and his team was amazing from start to finish with the exterior of my home. Jaime is incredible at painting- super professional! They accommodated my requests very easily and finished the job in a timely manner. Highly recommend!!
Next Door PaintingNext Door Painting
Chris F.
I really enjoyed working with E&M for my recent project to paint the entire exterior of my home. E&M was very responsive, gave a competitive price, and kept me informed every step of the way. Will definitely hire again!
E&M Commercial/Residential Painting LLCE&M Commercial/Residential Painting LLC
Omer C.
Juan and his team did an excellent job repainting our entire exterior, including trim. Juan is very easy to work with and ensures client satisfaction with the deliverable and end result. We will hire Juan and his crew for the interior painting when ready.
S&L PaintingS&L Painting
Jeremy B.
They painted my exterior and did a wonderful job. I had some rotten wood issues that they repaired and my house looks like new again. From start to finish this company really took care of me and my home. Thanks guys!
Next Door PaintingNext Door Painting
Matt R.
Ivan and his team painted the exterior of our home, which is quite large. We have a lot of trim which they painted to accent the house and did a phenomenal job. They were punctual, regularly sent me updates (we were out of town while the work was done) and completed everything on time. Fantastic team to work with, I will hire them again for other projects.
Five Star Painting of NW HoustonFive Star Painting of NW Houston
Cheryl S.
Jorge did an excellent job painting and repairing the exterior of my house. He quote was very reasonable. His work was exceptional and fast. He also repaired some rough wood around the garage and his crew were very courteous and professional. Highest recommendation.
J&L PaintingJ&L Painting
Kelvin L.
J&L was so amazing they have been added to my only use list as I remodeled my home. They came advised and showed more value than I ever expected. They painted my exterior trim, mailbox, front door, and pressure washed my drive way.
J&L PaintingJ&L Painting
Jacob N.
Jorge and his crew did an excellent job on painting the exterior of our house. They did all the little things you would want when hiring someone to do a job. Any of the small issue from a walk down was addressed on the spot. Jorge's bid was extremely competitive and the work was exceptional.
J&L PaintingJ&L Painting
Toby F.
Exceptional service and work. Hands down one of the best painters I’ve ever transacted with, and this was a big exterior painting project. Great communication, hard working, attention to detail, great crew, reliable company. I would definitely recommend them for any project, big or small. They’re my painters from now on, for sure.
RAES SolutionsRAES Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Eagle Painters for the exterior painting of my house. I was a bit hesitant because most of the reviews are regarding interior painting, however, I am so glad I did. They are very professional and will go above and beyond to please their customers. They left everything clean and best of all, my house went from looking the worst in the neighborhood to looking the best. I also almost didn't go through with it because I was unaware if they would drive out to my area (Champions/ Spring) since they are located in Pasadena but they did at no additional charge. I highly recommend Eagle Painters for any of your painting needs.
Eagle PaintersEagle Painters
Erin A.
Jennifer and Jose were amazing! Jose went the extra mile without being asked and was a pleasure to communicate with- very polite and respectful. The exterior of my house looks so clean and fresh and they were able to complete the job in half the time they estimated. Their price was fantastic and the work was very high-quality. I plan to use them again to paint my interior and highly recommend them to anyone and everyone else!
Nicolich Painting and CleaningNicolich Painting and Cleaning
Austin S.
I hired S&L to paint an iron fence, iron fence, and some exterior stairs and deck. The iron fence was flaking paint and rusting bad in some areas. In the quote, they were to "feather sand" to prep but instead they just scraped off some of the larger paint chips and painted over the rest. After they finished, the fresh paint was peeling off because it was painted over flaking paint. They offered to fix after I pointed it out in the walk through but in my opinion it is hard to make up for bad prep once you have already applied fresh paint. There was a miscommunication and the crew thought they were repainting the house side paneling, even though this was never discussed. It was discovered only after they caulked an entire side of the house so they had to repaint that side. S&L was supposed to pressure wash the entire house. When they finished you could see the exact spots where they missed (about 1/3 of the house). When I pointed this out in the walk through, they blamed it on the fact that they were worried the paint would come off of the house. In my opinion, if this was a concern they could have a.) not attempted to pressure wash the entire house or b.) pressure wash from a further distance to at least give a consistent wash. They ultimately did not charge for this, but my house looks worse since there is random dirty spots rather than a consistent look. The entire house and fencing is painted with flat paint, and they painted everything with gloss. I have the exact paint color and brand for every color in the house and showed that to them, but that was not used. As a result, they painted trim with a a different color and finish than the rest of the house. During the walkthrough, we agreed that needed to be fixed. The next day after they finished, I asked why they didn't fix the color mismatch and they told me that everyone was sold out of flat paint. I called the closest Sherwin Williams to confirm this but instead discovered they had the exact paint that we needed. When I told S&L this, they then changed the reason that they didn't repaint it to the fact that it matched the railing they just painted (also the wrong color). Up to this point, I was dealing with Jeff. I called Jaun and he came out and was better to deal with and was willing to fix things. However, at this point I was frustrated and wanted to just move on.
S&L PaintingS&L Painting
Dolly J.
I was very pleased with Jose and his work crew. I have no complaints about any aspect of my experience with them. The price quoted was fair, they worked hard and steadily, they cleaned up after themselves and did a very professional job. They painted the exterior of my two story colonial and had to replace some areas of damaged wood siding and window frames. Also, they rerouted an air conditioner drain that had been splashing back on the siding. I will definitely hire this company again. Jose, the owner of the company, is very pleasant. returns calls quickly and is very hands-on throughout the project.
Cantu Roofing & ConstructionCantu Roofing & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
The original scope of my job was to paint the exterior of my house (1 color for siding, 1 for trim and 1 for accent), replace rotten trim boards and replace/repair some siding. Eduardo’s team began the job at the scheduled time and proceeded to plan. During the initial estimate, Eduardo and I agreed that there would be discovery work as we removed some siding for repair and that we would reassess costs/timing once we got to that point in the project. Unfortunately for us, there was significant additional repair work that was necessary. We discussed the additional work with Eduardo, he came back with options with clearly explained costs and timing effects. Thankfully, Eduardo’s team was able to do the repairs, accommodate the change in schedule and some bad weather thrown on top. After all of this, we have a beautifully painted house and it was an absolute pleasure to work with SPS and Eduardo. Eduardo’s concern for our satisfaction, thoroughness in work and quality of his team are all reasons that I rate them so well.
SPS & RemodelingSPS & Remodeling
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