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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to get the outside of your house painted?

You can expect to pay around $2,535 to get the outside of your house painted, though this cost will increase with larger house sizes (and decrease with smaller ones). The average hourly rate for exterior painters is $45 and ranges from $25-$75.

Wood, brick, stucco, vinyl, aluminum and stone each have their own set of demands. Contact exterior painters near you to get a detailed cost estimate for your house.

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.

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 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.

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. 

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Should I pressure wash my house before painting?

Pressure washing your siding before painting is an efficient way to clean your house in preparation for receiving new paint. However, it must be done correctly to avoid causing water damage or damaging the siding itself. 

Depending on the PSI rating of your washer, you should stand far away enough from your house to avoid removing paint or etching into the siding itself. Also avoid injecting water behind the siding, which typically occurs when spraying upwards at a low angle. 

When in doubt, consider hiring a pressure washer near you before your painter paints your home’s exterior. Or, contact the best painters near you to see if they offer pressure washing services as well.

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.

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Reviews for Bothell exterior painters
Estela s.
From start to finish, my experience with hello painting was positive so I highly recommend Hello Painting. Everyone I dealt with was responsive, respectful and knowledgeable. So easy to work with. They did a wonderful job painting the exterior of my home and fence. They were careful painting the fence near my garden. My plants were protected. They were responsive when I brought up a missed area and promised to come back to fix. I believe they would come back and fix the issue.
Hello PaintingHello Painting
Joe H.
DYC Painting did a great job painting the full exterior of my home. The quality of work is very nice. The work was completed in a timely manner. Throughout the whole process from the initial contact to the work being done, they were extremely responsive to questions and requests. I never had to wait more than a few minutes for a response. I would recommend them for anyone who has a painting job that needs doing.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Harmony W.
Legacy Painting Co is by far one of the top 3 best service providers I have ever worked with in my life! Mark Glinskiy (Co-Owner/Ops Director) was incredibly on top of things, always responsive and even took extra steps to come out to my house multiple times to ensure the exterior house paint job I wanted was in alignment with my expectations. I was incredibly satisfied with their painting abilities, communication style and seamless friendliness. Not only have many of my neighbors complimented my new house look and feel, they have also inquired to learn more about Legacy Painting Co. I’d use this company again in a heart beat and I’d recommend them to anyone looking for their house to be turned into a piece of art work.
Legacy Painting CoLegacy Painting Co
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Todd to paint the exterior of my house. It's a 1500 s.f. rambler. In short he is: responsive, reasonable, responsible. He responded to my posting in minutes and came to my house within an hour. I had a bid later that day. The price was reasonable, about in the middle. Todd pressure-washed on a Friday and then started prepping on Monday. He and a helper spend a couple of days sanding and scraping old paint that needed attention. A lot of time went into prep. When the painting was done and the trim complete, we walked around and looked for any detail that may have been missed. He only asked to be paid when everything was done. Todd was a pleasure to work with.
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
Jose is very professional and he listens carefully and do the work according to what you really want. He and his team did the exterior paint for my home within the expected time. I told them what I wanted and they did the job in a neat way without missing anything. He was very patient in listening and got samples from the store and showed to me by painting small areas. That helped me choose the right colors. It was really easy to schedule with him and his rate was the lowest I got. I STRONGLY recommend him to anyone. Thank you Jose and the team!
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