Find an exterior painter near Issaquah, WA

Find an exterior painter near Issaquah, WA

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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.

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.

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’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 Issaquah exterior painters
Tim F.
Melvin and his team did a great job on my exterior paint job. They addressed a few minor repairs needed to ensure a good end result without any issue, all at a fair price.
All Season PaintingAll Season Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Israel painted the exterior of my house and he did an excellent job. Quick but very efficient and well done. All at a very good price. I will definitely use his service again and will recommend him to my friends.
E-Z PRO PAINTING LLCE-Z PRO PAINTING LLC
Galen W.
I know I checked all the boxes, Work Quality, Professionalism, Responsiveness etc etc. But with Julie it was absolutely true. She painted our house exterior and decks. Wonderful quality work, clean gardens when they left.
Impression Painting LLCImpression Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We cannot speak highly enough about the job that Cam and Emily did in painting our entire exterior. When we purchased our house, the exterior had been neglected for a number of years. Prior to painting, significant sanding of custom molding and traditional wood-framed windows was required. Additionally, landscape was overgrown, gutters were clogged, and deck suffered from damaged boards. Cam and Emily did an impeccable job of completing all of the repairs and meticulously preparing the cedar siding for new paint. They took great care in highlighting the architectural features of the house. Throughout the process, Cam and Emily were incredibly attentive to detail, ensuring all of our needs were met and nothing was missed. Three months and many rainstorms later, the paint on the house and deck still look fantastic. The results speak for themselves and are a testament to their philosophy of focusing on a single project at a time. Cam and Emily work with integrity and we give them our highest recommendation to anyone looking for help on painting/remodeling projects.
Cam's Quality Paint and Remodel LLCCam's Quality Paint and Remodel LLC
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