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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 Mukilteo exterior painters
Leila S.
Wonderful experience working with Hello Painting on our exterior home paint project. From consultation to project completion, Vadim, Slavic and their crew were highly professional and responsive. Vadim made some great recommendations on working with Sherwin Williams on paint matching and we are so glad we did! The crew was very knowledgeable about paint sheen and placement and the house looks great. We will definitely use them for future projects.
Hello PaintingHello Painting
Kristen S.
Very pleased we went with Souza Painting for our recent exterior paint job. Amilton and his Nephew were great. Easy to talk to, helpful and did a fantastic job. Our home hadn’t been painted in quite some time and the prep work needed was more than anticipated. However, they took the time to do the job right, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Pricing was fair and about right in the middle of the three other quotes we got. This told us they weren’t gouging us in price, or compromising quality for quantity, in this chaotic market right now. Highly recommend!!!!
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Hyeh-Yeon H.
If there is a higher rating than 5 to S&K Pro Painting LLC, I would give it without hesitation. First, Work quality - Sergii’s willingness to do a good job shows on his work quality. He went above and beyond to repair the rotten boards on chimney (very hard to reach being a 3 story house), making a trip to the hardware store to get cedar boards, applying multiple coasts to cover all that is required to seal and make it look uniform, of course other exterior part of the house was flawlessly painted; Next, Professionalism- punctual and did what he promised to do and more, we communicated well each step of the work and discussed what comes next; Finally, Value - It was worth my money to hire Sergii and his brother. They work in the hot sun steady and tirelessly and the outcome shows the very well painted house. He used the higher quality paint because of the shortage in the standard one and he was not going to charge because he has a good relationship with Sherwin Williams and that the difference was not much. I insisted that he should charge more because it was in the bid in case of using the higher quality paint. Besides, I think it was fair. I also asked him to charge more for his labor to repair the chimney, but he said it was enough. This one I did not win. This is my first time Internet review on work performed by hiring someone, so I hope people see value in my comments. My praise for Sergii is backed by my follow up actions for recommending to a neighbor (my neighbor stopped by seeing the finished painting and asked for assessment of work) and a coworker. I also plan to promote his work by posting my experience with Sergii on my company’s bulletin board. I feel that once you find someone who you can trust to do a good job, one is willing to pay for their effort and spread their reliable service by “words of mouth,” which is more powerful than flashy advertising. I did know not Sergii before, but I got to know him and liked him very much. He is trustworthy and you will have a good experience with his service. Thank you for reading this review.
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