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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.

Contact the best painters near you to start getting free estimates and planning your project.

Reviews for Kirkland exterior painters
Kennedy H.
Melvin and his team did a great job on the interior and exterior painting of my home. They excel in difficult projects that include replacing siding, adding window trim, drywall repairs and peeling paint. Very pleased with the job they did!
Jero’s Painting LLCJero’s Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
James came out and painted the exterior of my house while I was on vacation, if there was any question he would text me so the communication was great. I came home to a beautiful paint job and was very happy with his work. Thank you James and Crew, Gary and Sonya
Jasper PaintingJasper Painting
Megan K.
It was so easy to set us, and the price was far better than the other quotes I received. I had an exterior paint job, and the house looked so much better afterwards! There was great attention to detail and they made sure I was happy with each part of the job. I will definitely use Mijangos Painting again if I need any painting done.
Mijangos PaintingMijangos Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jose and his crew did a phenomenal job painting the exterior of our vinyl windows. They were a cream color and after being painted by Seattle Painting they look brand new! We couldn't be happier with the outcome. Jose made sure everything was perfect and put in extra time and energy to ensure the job was done right. We will definitely hire this company again in the future! Thanks, Jose!
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Masa I.
Elvin and his team are great and awesome. Be punctual and reasonable with having flexibility for the job. I was wondering exterior color combination and very last moment I changed my mind for the color after half way painted. He try to listen what I want and did minimize for the change order cost. When my house need another paint job, I definitely hire him.
Max House Painting LLCMax House Painting LLC
Daniel D.
I hired R&R to paint the exterior of my house In the summer. I would not recommend using R&R. Our paint job is very average. I’ve had to touch up some parts myself. They said they would replace and repair certain things and they either just painted over them or never replaced. It is almost November and I have had to text and call countless times in order to get one board replaced and painted that they said they would. They keep saying they will come out and they never do. Save yourself time and energy. They seem like nice guys, but I am beyond disappointed in their professionalism and follow through.
R&R Siding ExpertsR&R Siding Experts
Thumbtack Customer
Todd repainted the exterior of our house. The house was bright blue and we wanted a beige color instead which required more work. To make things a bit more challenging, we are running towards the end of season and rains interrupted his work a couple of times. He gave me a very reasonable estimate. The only thing were we disagreed was the colors... we picked some but were still unsure, he went ahead and bought them... It ended up alright with us swallowing the cost of the unused paint. It has been a pleasure working with Todd. I've already referred him to a couple of friends who are interested in paint jobs... Thanks for your work Todd!
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Dan and his team did a great job painting our house exterior, doors, and trim as well as replacing some fascia. The completed the job quickly and neighbors have commented how good it looks and how careful the team was in prepping the house. To ensure the job was to my satisfaction, both Dan and his lead painter each walked the job with me separately to catch any issues. There was one tiny cleanup issue we found afterwards that Dan immediately volunteered to correct. I would trust them with another job any time.
Extraordinaire Painting LLCExtraordinaire Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I'm always a bit skeptical when I see that a business has received all 5 star reviews from customers but I can with certainty that this business deserves them all. Dan and his crew painted the exterior siding of my house this past week and did an excellent job, all at a very reasonable price. I have a dog and baby and asked Dan to let me know what time his crew would arrive each day and when they were finished for the day since my dog wouldn't have access to the backyard when they were working. Dan texted me each evening letting me know what time his crew would arrive the next morning and texted me at the end of the day when his crew was done. This was immensely helpful to me. On top of that, we are really pleased with the quality of the work done, as well. They just painted it, so we'll see how it holds up over the next year or two, but the 5 year warranty gives me ease of mind in case we run into any paint chipping issues. I definitely recommend Dan and his crew to others.
Extraordinaire Painting LLCExtraordinaire Painting LLC
Haejin J.
I really liked working with Amilton for my exterior painting. He really listened to my requests from the very beginning to the end and made the process go smooth and I couldn't be happier with the end result. He came to my house for the quote and gave me a really competitive price too. I didn't choose to work with Amilton for the price, but I should point out his price is fair compared to other companies I contacted for a quote. I was initially a little worried because there were not many before&after pictures like other big companies, but it turned out Amilton is just not very good at editing photos and using tech gears. 😀 I attach some pictures of my house before and after. I highly recommend Amilton! Thank you for your exceptional work to my new house!
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Genevieve B.
TJ came out to give a thorough and careful estimate for our exterior paint job. He was respectful of our property, time, and wore a mask while walking around to assess our house. His bid was quite competitive and his availability on start date fit our (and the weather’s!) schedule. They were communicative on when they could start, be at our home, and he and his team were on site working every day that he said they’d be. When they ran into some unexpected rotted siding, they showed us and explained the damage, and gave us options and fair pricing. They were able to fix the issues quickly and professionally without delaying our timeline. TJ and his team are hard workers who do a great job! I have already made plans to reach out to them for any additional construction work, or any interior jobs i can dream yo in the future for sure. Highly recommend Hunnu Construction!
Hunnu construction LLCHunnu construction LLC
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