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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 Salt Lake City exterior painters
Juan M.
Anderson did a great job painting the exterior of our home! His price was very competitive and his attention to detail is phenomenal. Our home was a washed out brick exterior and he helped us painted an awesome navy blue. I definitely recommend him for any paint job needed!
Anderson's Remodeling LLCAnderson's Remodeling LLC
Dana C.
They were honest and good to work with. They painted my exterior brick, and did an excellent job.
Painter1 of Greater SLCPainter1 of Greater SLC
Craig B.
Great work ethic and quality of work. Very satisfied with the end results, we would highly recommend Red Rock Painting CO. Andy and his team always kept us informed of the key phases on the exterior home painting project. Craig & Anne-Marie
Red Rock Painting CO.Red Rock Painting CO.
Steve S.
Don and his crew at Infinite did an amazing job on the exterior painting of our house. From power washing to prepping to painting and clean-up, everything was done very professionally. The job turned out great and the price was very competitive with other bids that I received. I would definitely recommend Infinite to anyone and will be using them again for all my future painting needs! You won't find a better painting crew around.
Julia S.
We really liked our experience with Utah Luxury Painting. They were quick to respond and very professional. With the restrictions with coronavirus, they were very accommodating and were able to give us a bid over the phone. We needed an exterior door painted and they did a great job! We would definitely recommend and use them again
Utah Luxury Painting LLC.Utah Luxury Painting LLC.
Christine R.
These guys were fast and did a great job on the exterior of my house. I had them just bid on trim but then ended up having them paint my whole house. I'm very satisfied with their work and pricing.
Five Star Painting of Salt Lake CityFive Star Painting of Salt Lake City
Wendy H.
We had an excellent experience working with Olga and her painting team! They did the entire exterior of our house and we love the incredible results! Excellent customer service, value/price and professionalism! Would definitely use them again.
Painter1 of Greater SLCPainter1 of Greater SLC
James T.
I rarely write raving reviews about contractors - but i can't say enough good things about DHC. They not only got it done despite a few problems, they did it very well. Exterior painting project, 2 story, 3 colors, late november. Good communication, well trained folks. They knew what to paint and what not to paint on my complicated and unique project. Great Job Derek, Kimberly and Francisco
Pro PaintersPro Painters
Thumbtack Customer
We went w/5 Star because their bid was significantly less than the other bid we got. It didn't actually include appropriate prep work. We had them do the exterior of our house that had a lot of peeling paint, they power washed it and painted over it all which looks pretty shabby. They also painted all of the windows shut after being asked to be sure that didn't happen. They came back and remedied the situation, but that caused paint and the window sills inside to get cracked. If we weren't selling the home, I'd be extremely upset.
Five Star Painting of Salt Lake CityFive Star Painting of Salt Lake City
Stephanie R.
We had such a great experience with Painter1 for repainting the exterior of our home. They communicated with us every step of the way through the appraisal, scheduling, and completing the job. They took extra care to work with their suppliers and us to ensure the best paint type for our home. They worked quickly and our house looks great!!
Painter1 of Greater SLCPainter1 of Greater SLC
Matt G.
I cannot express enough how fantastic Don and his crew have been! They did an amazing job painting the exterior of my house . What a transformation! They not only did a great job on the house but they cleaned up after themselves which was a huge plus. No question I would refer Don to anyone who needs a good, honest, and competitively priced painter. Cannot go wrong at all!
Jesse P.
I got several quotes to paint the exterior of my house: 1) their quote came in at ~60% the cost of the next highest quote and the exact same work 2) their team was able to do the work in 1/3 of the time that others said they'd do it 3) their lines were straight and the color was uniform 4) there were a few 'accidents' in areas they were not supposed to paint, and rather than just touching up the spots, they re-painted the entire area to give it a uniform look 5) communication was simple and the response was rapid 6) they don't sub-contract, so you know that the crew is well-trained and consistent I'm glad to know I now have a painter when I need one.
Marc W.
Ricky was able to provide the best quote for our exterior trim paint project. Fernando, who was performing the job was great and it took him 4 days to complete the job. We've noticed some peeling two days after and Ricky was able to send out Fernando on the same day and perform a repaint of a few areas. Any requests that we've had during the project have been incorporated and we're extremely happy with the final result. Would hire again without hesitation. 10/10.
Ricky's Paint LLCRicky's Paint LLC
Dannielle S.
We loved our experience with DHC Painters. Not only were they the most competitively priced, they were highly efficient, and did an amazing job on the exterior of our house. They had no problem making changes to the project during the two days of painting, and had the project overseen by an organized foreman. We appreciated that the crew genuinely cared about our opinion, they even came back one last time the following day to make sure there were no other touch ups needed. We have already recommended this company to our friends and neighbors. We will use them again for any future projects we have, they were phenomenal!
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