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Find an exterior painter near San Antonio, TX

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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.

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

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.

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 San Antonio exterior painters
Juliana B.
Wonderful job done on painting interior and exterior painting. Arrived on time and answered any questions asked.
Triton Remediation LLCTriton Remediation LLC
Jeanne H.
Martin was extremely easy to work with. He provided a written bid, scheduled the work and completed the project in a timely manner. Feel like we got a great exterior paint job.., old stucco painted with high grade paint.
Gaytan Paint & ServicesGaytan Paint & Services
Thumbtack Customer
They were hired to paint the exterior of the house. They showed up on time and did an excellent job. I would hire them again.
Cool Solutions Home ImprovementCool Solutions Home Improvement
John D.
Mitch was great to work with! Good quality work with reasonable pricing! He installed French doors for me as well as painted the exterior of my stucco home
MG Remodeling and RepairsMG Remodeling and Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Had the exterior of my home painted, including some carpentry work. I am very please with the quality of the job and how well they cleaned up afterwards.
Next Door PaintingNext Door Painting
Sara S.
I hired Dizan for an exterior painting project. He was very responsive, gave me a great price and got the work done quickly! I would highly recommend him!
DV  PAINTINGDV PAINTING
Caleb E.
Gaytan pint did an amazing job on my houses exterior and I had him continue with other paint throughout my house as well. I would 10 out of 10 recommend!
Gaytan Paint & ServicesGaytan Paint & Services
Julie L.
They did a wonderful job painting the exterior of our 2 story house and replacing rotted wood in a few spots. The walls and trim look better now than they did when we bought the house.
Jay D's Painting and RemodelingJay D's Painting and Remodeling
Tom T.
WOW! This company is ALL business when it’s time to work! They underpromised and overdelivered the final product. They were low on the estimate end and high on Quality. Honest, professional and instilled confidence in their work. My exterior paint job is beautiful. I’d hire these guys anytime for my painting needs and will reach out again soon for interior painting. Top Notch company that delivers customer satisfaction !
Mighty Oak Home LLCMighty Oak Home LLC
Rahul P.
Sam and his team did a great job. We had a pretty big exterior paint project, steep elevation and some wood rot that needed replaced as well. They delivered on time (even with the weather) ans turned out a great refresh for the exterior of our home. I'm excited for them to come out and do the basketball court for my kids in a few weeks. Definitely and honest and easy to work with person.
Life Space Design & Contractors / AAA Painting ...Life Space Design & Contractors / AAA Painting ...
Ryan C.
They were very responsive, and did great work. I needed exterior paint done on a house in San Antonio, and I don’t live there, so they kept me updated with pictures and status updates. Very happy with the quality of work and finished product.
Gaytan Paint & ServicesGaytan Paint & Services
Patti Y.
My wife and I can’t say enough about how happy we are to have selected Ronald to paint the exterior of our home and repair/replace any trim that was needed. The price was right, he and his team were polite, they were professional and the result was all we could ask for. I think the best compliment we can give is that we will definitely go to Ronald for any future painting needs. Easily 5 out of 5 stars!! Thanks for everything.
Mighty Oak Home LLCMighty Oak Home LLC
Christen B.
Miguel did a phenomenal job on our house. He had a HUGE job to do with all the repairs and just the size alone was daunting. But he knocked it out of the park. He was here every day early and left late working alone. I’m so happy with our exterior now and would recommend him to anyone who needs their house painted.
ProCoat PaintingProCoat Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Our job involved repainting the exterior of the house and screened-in porch, including replacing many rotting wood slats and a few door jams. The crew did an amazing, thorough job, and the paint lines are straight and clean. They were also very personable and kept a tidy work site. Our job happened to be scheduled during a rainy couple of weeks, and while I do not at all fault Next Door for having to reschedule around the rain, I did have to be a fairly loud squeaky wheel to get a revised weekly and daily schedule from them. All in all though, the success of the paint job is the most important evaluation criteria, and our house looks GREAT. I would both recommend and use them again.
Next Door PaintingNext Door Painting
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