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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How can I find out if a painter is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To figure out whether a painter is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit your local jurisdiction or state’s government website for information.

The CISA website also provides a helpful resource: Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This page is intended for a national audience and includes 16 different categories of critical infrastructure sectors. Some jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure, but not all of them do.

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.

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.

Do painters offer remote or virtual services?

Though painting has always been an in-person job, painters may be willing to offer some virtual help due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you come across painters’ profiles that state they offer remote services, message the painters to see what those services include.

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.

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 should I expect from a painting contractor?

You should expect an estimate based on an actual examination of the house, as well as a plan for exactly what the painter will do. During the job, the painters should behave professionally while working as efficiently as possible to complete the job in a reasonable timeframe. Afterward, the only evidence of the paint job should be the paint itself — a professional contractor will clean up thoroughly once a job is done. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

Reviews for Alexandria exterior painters
Raj N.
EJ and his team did a fabulous job painting the exterior of my house! The job presented some difficulties in that we have a steep 4th floor roof but the EJ Painting team were prepared and did a fabulous job. They were in and out in one day. We will be using EJ in the future for interior and exterior painting. Additionally, I have recommended EJ to a few neighbors that are looking to paint their homes in the next year. Thanks EJ and team!!!
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
EJ Painting LLC provided exterior painting services for me last week, and they were efficient and professional. I was pleased with their work, and have already been talking about them with others. Will definitely use again if needed!
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Jacquelyn B.
Excellent job painting the exterior of our house and our railing. Responsive and punctual. If you need them to do anything other than painting, consider hiring another pro for that work, as I had to redo the paver mortar repair work they did... in fact, our steps look worse than before. But the house painting was fast and looks great.
CertaPro Painters of AlexandriaCertaPro Painters of Alexandria
Ashton B.
Junior did a great job power washing and painting the exterior brick/foundation of my house. I highly recommend him and his crew - he was very responsive, flexible, and professional at a fair price.
JR’s PaintingJR’s Painting
Lisa F.
The Morales crew did a superb job on painting the exterior of our house. After getting three quotes, I decided on Morales. They were prompt, efficient and adaptable. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again or give a recommendation
Morales Home improvement LLCMorales Home improvement LLC
Stephen S.
Erick and his team did a great job painting the exterior and interior of our home. They went above and beyond - they took great care to make I was satisfied with the job. They arrived on time each and cleaned up thoroughly. I would not hestitate to recommend.
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
As a military officer living in the NOVA area, I was extremely pleased with EJ's professional and thorough exterior painting job of my entire house. We obtained several quotes, and EJ's was the lowest. However, he and his crew did very diligent prep work on our siding and brick, and then spent two full days painting, going over every detail to ensure that our expectations were met. I would recommend his services to anyone.
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
E.J. did a terrific job painting the exterior of our house. He just finished today and already we've received compliments from our neighbors. The house hasn't looked this good in years. E.J. and his crew were easy to work with and took care not to disturb our plants and shrubs. They completed the job in two days at a very competitive price. Highly recommended!
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Bridget K.
Look no further for a painter in Alexandria--JMD Painting is AMAZING! Jaime came over to do an estimate within hours of me submitting my project on Thumbtack. From that first meeting, Jaime was punctual, professional, responsive and detail oriented. The team of three painted the exterior of my townhouse (including both sides of the door, the mailbox, and the front railing), a bathroom (including all trim and door), a widow sill (which ended up requiring him to remove old spackling) all in one day. Not only were they efficient, the work looks great. I will definitely be hiring JMD Painting for all my future projects and have already recommended them to friends and neighbors.
JMD paintingJMD painting
Francine S.
Miguel was outstanding from the onset and I highly recommend him and his team. They painted 2 challenging (challenging in height and accessibility) exterior walls for me and went above and beyond to get the job done right. They truly did an amazing job. Not only that - in my communication with him, he was always very responsive and arrived at the agreed upon dates and times...not something I am used to with contractors. If you don't have a "go-to guy" - you should look no further!!!
Henriquez Painting Services and HandymanHenriquez Painting Services and Handyman
Warren H.
I hired Jose to power wash my home exterior, paint my foundation, side stairwell, seal the foundation after painting, and to paint my stair railings on the front, side and rear of my home. A fare price was provided as an estimate and accepted. He and his crew arrived and began power washing my home and the foundation. All was good until I realized he painted on top of the old paint that was already flaking before and after the power wash. On day two, he proceeded to spray sealer on top of the paint he previously applied to the foundation. Again, the spots were paint was flaking was never addressed. I brought this to his attention and he said that he would fix it. On day three, the crew continued by painting my railing on the front and side of my home. afterwards, Jose called and said they’re done. I explained my unaddressed concerns and he said he will stop by to see and fix my concerns. However, he seemed to get upset and frustrated when I pointed out my concerns and asked him to fix them. My concerns included (1) paint was still flacking on several spots on my foundation because it was not properly prepared to receive paint or sealant; (2) two rails in the rear of my home were also not properly prepared to receive paint, the two that were painted looked like an amateurish paint job that was not properly done; and (3) sealer was visibly pooling up at the base of my foundation where it was in contact with my newly installed patio. When I asked him why that material was pooling up on my patio, he said the rain will clean it off the next time it rains. As you can imagine, I was shocked and asked him to clean it up. They did scrape the dried up material off my patio but two days later I found that they dumped the waist underneath a Japanese Maple in my front yard. That’s really unsatisfactory. Keep in mind, this review is intended to assist you with doing a better job the next time you deal with customers. From your other reviews, other customers seem to be fine with your quality of work. Unfortunately, thats not the case for me. I wish you the best of luck with other customers.
D&B Drywall and paintingD&B Drywall and painting
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