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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.

How much value does painting add to a house?

Due to a lack of data available, it’s hard to say whether painting your home’s interior or exterior will increase its value. But there are some important things to keep in mind. 

If you're thinking about selling your home, you might want to repaint areas that look especially worn, dull or chipped so your house looks fresh and new to potential buyers. On the other hand, it’s possible some potential buyers will repaint the home upon moving in. So if you have a limited budget, your money (and time) might be better invested in other types of home projects, such as remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, installing new floors or fixing broken appliances

When in doubt, check with your realtor before making a final decision.

How often should you paint your walls?

You should repaint your home interior once every few years, depending on the condition of the current paint.

Paint on walls fades over time, regardless of the room — it could happen in a bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room or bathroom. However, paint that is exposed to more dirt, particularly flat or matte paint textures, may need repainting more frequently.

Areas of the bathroom or kitchen that routinely get touched may show signs of collecting dirt and grease over time. These would require more frequent painting.

If you're ready to repaint the walls in your home, get free estimates from the best painters near you.

How long does it take to paint a room?

The length of time it takes to paint a room varies, depending on a couple of factors. For example, the size of the job makes a difference. With a small bedroom, or with only a wall or two that have to be painted, the job can be done in half a day. Larger jobs take longer.

Also, if there are several different colors being used, the job may take longer, as one may have to dry before the other is applied. A 12-by-12 room with one color may take a morning. With multiple colors, the job may stretch into the afternoon.

Before you hire an interior painter near you, ask them how long it will take to paint the room(s) in your home.

Do you tip painters?

Yes, it’s best practice to tip house painters if you’re pleased with their work. Painters perform detailed, skilled work that can last for many years, if not decades. 

Tipping house painters is good etiquette. You can base the tip on the size of the crew, and request the amount to be evenly divided. Or, you can leave a tip based on the size of the job and leave it up to the foreman to decide how it is distributed among the crew. Sometimes — especially with big projects — the painters on the job change during the course of the project, so it’s often customary to leave one tip for the whole job.

Reviews for Alexandria painters
Patti L.
Painted upstairs with drywall repair, wall paper removal. On time and neat. Did a nice job painting.
JMD paintingJMD painting
Diane N.
Nilto and his crew painted our entire house within two days. We did multiple colors throughout the house and they painted it to our liking with little direction. The paint looks great and they were very easy to work with and very reliable. I would definitely be using them for our future external paint projects!
Caldas Jr.Home ImprovementCaldas Jr.Home Improvement
Michael B.
Anibal was excellent. He painted ALL the trim in our 2 story house and inside 5 closets. He was fast and great. His work was clean, neat and smooth painting. We will definitely be hiring him again for our future painting projects. Thanks!!
Tommy's paintingTommy's painting
Tahmeena V.
I hired Jeffry to paint my 3 bedrooms. He arrived on time and did a great job. He finished the work in a timely manner and he also did a little bit of dry wall patching for me, prior to painting. I would hire him again for my next painting project. Thanks Jeffry, we love our new painted walls!
Amaya paint contractorAmaya paint contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Sam's team for an interior house painting project. Due to the curve of our stairs, we were unable to paint the stairwell, landing and second floor ceiling ourselves. Sam scheduled the painting quickly so it could be completed before Thanksgiving. His team was prompt and very thorough. The new paint looks wonderful, and I would certainly reach out to them again for any future projects.
L & N EnterpriseL & N Enterprise
Emily M.
Great job by the guys painting a bedroom!
Carlos & Son Home ImprovementCarlos & Son Home Improvement
Zagouna a.
Great job with painting our deck!
ReneTorresPaintingReneTorresPainting
Derick H.
Very pleased with my interior paint job.
Amaya paint contractorAmaya paint contractor
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
I had EJ Painting at my house to paint the last three days. My house looks amazing. EJ helped with my colors choices and transformed my house. He went above and beyond to take care of some problems I had with my doors, and touch up areas that I had had painted previously. EJ is dedicated to making sure is client is please with the results. I would recommend EJ and is team to paint your home.
EJ 5 Star Painting LLCEJ 5 Star Painting LLC
Jewelyn C.
Had a great experience painting our home with CertaPro!
CertaPro Painters of AlexandriaCertaPro Painters of Alexandria
Ann L.
We selected LM Painting & Decorating based on their incredibly reasonable quote and positive reviews on Thumbtack. We're so pleased with the results. They painted our 1600 SF house in three days, including ceilings and trims. They picked up the paints from Sherman Williams and showed us the receipts to corroborate "at cost" prices. The finished results look fantastic!
LM Painting & DecoratingLM Painting & Decorating
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
Lauren L.
Jeffry is an excellent painter. He did a beautiful job painting our house, is well priced, cleaned up well, and is very amenable. We are planning to have him do more painting in the future.
Amaya paint contractorAmaya paint contractor
Gerad T.
We hired Jandres to paint a couple rooms in our house to get it ready for market. Couldn’t be happier with the results! They were a pleasure to work with and we’ll be using them for any painting projects in the future. Highly recommended.
Jandres Painting ServicesJandres Painting Services
Waleed B.
Gilbert was awesome and worked so hard. He wasted no time, always showed up on time, was very focused and professional. A+++++ experience with painting my cabinets. Highly recommend for cabinet painting as he did an outstanding job!
RKC Renew Kitchen Cabinets LLCRKC Renew Kitchen Cabinets 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
Katrina M.
Amazing job painting my bedroom wall!!! Will use them again!!
Cesar Design LLCCesar Design LLC
Wesley C.
Nilto and his team did a good job repairing drywall cracks and painting almost all of the interior walls in my house. He was very kind and easy to work with. I will call him again for any future painting jobs.
Caldas Jr.Home ImprovementCaldas Jr.Home Improvement
Ross D.
We recently had our interiors painted by Navarro's Painting. They did an EXCELLENT job! Wilson and his crew were friendly, professional and respectful of our home. They went above and beyond to ensure quality work was done. From ensuring proper drying time between coats to make sure the paint cured, to patching and repairing some minor wall damage we had in our skylights. I would absolutely recommend them to any neighbor, friend or coworker. In fact we are planning our next painting project now for them to come back.
Navarro's Painting LLCNavarro's Painting LLC
Winifred N.
The entire process was very smooth. Maidelys came to our house the same day when I contacted her on Thumbtacks and she's very knowledgeable about what needs to be done. She also rest assured me that CertaPro will do a superb job painting the interior of my house and they did! Maidelys, Luis and his team took great care of our house and treated us like family. We wanted to paint our walls white and the walls were in dark color and rough shape but they spent the time to repair and smooth them out before painting. Combined with the excellent paint job, the place looks better than new. We are very happy with their work and I would definitely hire them again in the future on other paint projects.
CertaPro Painters of AlexandriaCertaPro Painters of Alexandria
Thumbtack Customer
Did a good job at painting for a reasonable and affordable price. Finished almost the whole house in one day. However, they lost the thermostat instruction manual that was inserted behind the thermostat, left a stain of paint on the floor and failed to put back things they removed.
Amaya paint contractorAmaya paint contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Rafael was quick to respond to my request for a quote, was out the very next day to provide a very reasonable estimate, and completed the paint job just two days later. He did a stairwell with 20-foot ceilings and a powder room with red and pink stripped walls with a gold glaze reminiscent of a Victoria's Secret changing room. These were the two paint projects in our home that were too daunting for us to tackle, and I couldn't be happier with the results by Flash Painting. They covered the previous paint entirely, the lines were very clean, and there was no excess mess! Would use again and highly recommend to others!
Flash Painting LLCFlash Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I requested painting of an accent wall. Kelly was super responsive and affordable. Would recommend.
Finishing Color Painting ServiceFinishing Color Painting Service
Lomy S.
They painted my shed and did a great job, it looks new! Very responsive and professional.
Brunga Bros Painting LLCBrunga Bros Painting LLC
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