A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a painter near Lake Union, WA

Find a painter near Lake Union, WA

61 near you

Find a painter near Lake Union, WA

61 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Painters near Lake Union, WA

Q & A

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 Lake Union painters
Neilsen S.
DYC painting dis a fantastic job on painting and repairing some siding on my garage.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Luis B.
Picked up the paint and finished the paint job with excellent detail all in one day!
Taracenas PaintingTaracenas Painting
MJ a.
Seattle Paint Works did excellent job on our office building. They painted all offices and many doors. Erik and John were very professional. We would recommend this paint company to anyone who needs commercial painting work done fast and reasonable cheap.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Kat M.
The team that painted my condo was outstanding. I am recommending to others who are looking for painting assistance.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Diana N.
The painting was great. These people came in time and did everything fine. The painting dried very fast and it looked great.
Pro MastersPro Masters
Carmen b.
Seattle paint works is excellent. I strongly recommend. They painted the inside of our business and they did such a good job that we are now going to book them to paint the exterior of our business and also our home.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Lauren F.
We are really happy with the painting Seattle Paint Works did for us. Beautiful work, skilled, quick, efficient and the crew was polite, quiet and cleaned up after they were done. Thanks, Seattle Paint Works!
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Shiva S.
LF painting were great, painted our house (1100 sq ft floor area within a day. They were able to schedule within couple of days and god done fast. And paint job was well done.
LF Painting and Remodeling LLCLF Painting and Remodeling LLC
Lien S.
Happy to share my experience with Okinos Painting! William at Okinos Painting was professional from start to end. I needed to get one of our properties painted and touched up on the walls. They were prompt, responsive, clean, and respectful of the space. I would highly recommend Okinos for your painting projects for your home!
Thumbtack Customer
Alan did an awesome job painting our living room, dining room, and hallway. He was prompt, efficient and clean. The paint job looks terrific. I would wholeheartedly recommend Alan for any and all painting jobs.
Excell Painting and Pressure Washing CompanyExcell Painting and Pressure Washing Company
Thumbtack Customer
I'm very pleased with the 3 rooms painted by Ace Painting and Finish. They were efficient and did a good job for a reasonable price.
Booya&Elife CleaningBooya&Elife Cleaning
Ben M.
Seattle Paint Works did a great job with our kitchen painting project. They worked quickly and cleanly, and were a great value.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Thumbtack Customer
Todd painted a room in our house. He was responsive, professional, did quality work. I would use Todd again for interior painting.
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
Laura J.
I had them paint the exterior of my house and they are very detailed oriented and do a high quality paint job. So much so, that I am having them do an update on my bathroom (install tile floor, new sink and paint). I'm also going to have them paint the interior of my house adding Crown Moulding to two of the rooms.
Gomez PaintingGomez Painting
Thumbtack Customer
We had our ceilings painted as well as an accent wall in our family room. The paint job was quickly and thoroughly done at a reasonable cost as well!
Anthony's Contracting IncAnthony's Contracting Inc
Nikki L.
Todd did an amazing job painting the walls in our townhouse. He was quick and it is absolutely perfect. There is not a single bit of paint where it shouldn't be. Thank you!
Todd's PaintingTodd's Painting
Grace K.
Afer Painting did an excellent paint application on my single family home. They were communicative, accommodated the short schedule I had, while also not compromising work quality. I highly recommend this team and will definitely hire them again for my next paint project.
Afer Painting IncAfer Painting Inc
Vincent H.
Julie was very prompt and responsive. We had her paint our family room ceiling. I would recommend her for your interior paint job
Impression Painting LLCImpression Painting LLC
Diana G.
Tyler did a great job painting our house. He paid attention to detail and was very thorough. He even cleaned our windows when the painting was finished.
TSF Painting & MaintenanceTSF Painting & Maintenance
Zhengyi S.
They did an awesome job for painting quickly in perfection.
Taracenas PaintingTaracenas Painting
Sarah K.
We hired LF Painting to a paint (and stain) the exterior of our home as well as the exterior and interior of our horrendous 1970's natatorium. ugh. Luis and crew were excellent! We would recommend LF Painting and Remodeling LLC to anyone in the area looking for efficient, friendly, and accommodating painters. S.Kennedy Shoreline, WA
LF Painting and Remodeling LLCLF Painting and Remodeling LLC
Dasha K.
Hired Hurtado Painting to paint my coved, red living room ceiling. He did an excellent job for a very reasonable price! And he made sure he covered everything, staying extra time to make sure everything was perfect. I will be hiring him to paint my bathroom next! I highly recommend.
Hurtado Painting, Construction,  and HandymanHurtado Painting, Construction, and Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, paint job looks really nice
Lopez Solution Paint, LLCLopez Solution Paint, LLC
Robin A.
We are very happy with Seattle Paint Works. They were able to start the job quickly and it was done perfectly! We had our bedroom and hallways painted. We will be hiring again for future projects.
Seattle Paint WorksSeattle Paint Works
Thumbtack Customer
We are quite happy with Anthony's work (interior painting of a condo). The paint job is clean and well done. We appreciated Anthony's communication throughout the process and his willingness to work with our schedule. Thanks!
Anthony's Contracting IncAnthony's Contracting Inc
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.