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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 Kent exterior painters
Katherine H.
Lilas Painting was professional and responsive and worked with our right turn and time to get our house on the market. We were very pleased with the exterior painting job
Lilas Painting CompanyLilas Painting Company
Whitney R.
They gave me a very fair quote and did a beautiful job painting the exterior of my house and sheds. Super professional and would definitely hire again.
Highlands Painting LLCHighlands Painting LLC
Tom K.
Marty and the crew did a fine job on the exterior of my house. He took care of all my concerns with the old peeling paint. My house looks great.
Ultra PaintingUltra Painting
Mike P.
Buyer beware of Ecco construction company total amateurs. I hired to paint exterior of house and shop. They did a terrible job preparing the house for for paint. They sent one unqualified painter and a useless helper to do the job after I complained they sent two different painters. There's is still paint chips all over. There's paint all over the brick facing it was just a bad experience all around.
Thumbtack Customer
Dan and his crew did an amazing job painting the exterior of our home. Every little thing I ask to be done or fixed they did. Our house looks wonderful. I would definetly recommend them.
Extraordinaire Painting LLCExtraordinaire Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The finished project went better than we had hoped. David made a thorough assessment of our (not so easy to paint) home and gave special attention to our LP siding which, if maintained correctly and well, will last; unmaintained it will require replacement costing thousands of dollars. The bid was very reasonable considering all the unique details of our home's exterior. David and his crew were very friendly and courteous. Their work was spectacular and their attention to detail was better than any other home painter I have ever worked with, including the fact that they used only the best quality paints (no cheap "big box store" stuff). They cleaned-up thoroughly at the end of every day and left a pristine exterior when they were finished. While I am certain the project required several additional hours, we were charged only for the original bid. I have no reservations in recommending Seattle Paint and Drywall for any homeowner who loves their home and wants only the best exterior job available. Next up: We will be calling David and SP&D next spring to paint our interior!
Seattle Paint and Drywall Co.Seattle Paint and Drywall Co.
Pablo M.
Jero's Painting did my entire exterior. They went above and beyond to finish up every single detail. Don Fabio used his experience to create some beautiful window trim where it did not exist. The entire team is very professional and great workers. They got it done in two days. Thank you!
Jero’s Painting LLCJero’s Painting LLC
Avo N.
Mr. Lopez showed up on time at his first appointment with me to look at the job and to give me a price code to paint the exterior of the 2 story house. He emailed me the price and the scope of the job description. After we both came to agreement Mr. Lopez emailed me and told me the day he was going to pressure wash my home and the date he was going to start the preparation and painting. He and his wife started the preparation and painting on Friday and finished that Sunday. Took them 3 days. They did very good job and cleaned after them. I was very happy. I would recommend Mr. Lopez. He is a professional.
Lopez Solution Paint LLCLopez Solution Paint LLC
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