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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

What questions should I ask an exterior painter?

While painters’ online profiles provide helpful customer reviews and other information, it’s still important to ask the right questions. Ask whether they have sufficient workman’s compensation insurance to cover any injuries to avoid any potential financial liability. Get in writing the preparatory steps the painter takes to get the house ready for painting — simply painting on top of compromised paint won’t work. And does the work include a warranty? If the paint starts to fade, peel or crack soon after completion, you’ll want recourse.

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 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. 

Get started on your painting project, and get free estimates from the best painters near you.

Reviews for Seattle exterior painters
Diana S.
Axel was great to work with and did a great job painting the exterior of our house.
Belnap Enterprises LLCBelnap Enterprises LLC
Chris D.
Jose was awesome. He painted the interior and exterior of my remodel. He was really great to work with and did a quality job.
pintala .n. morepintala .n. more
Rose M.
PMW did an excellent job of painting the exterior of my house. They were professional and a good value. I highly recommend this company.
Pwm paintingPwm painting
Trevor M.
Alberto came to the rescue by finishing paint the exterior of my house. I had several section and most of the trim still needing to be painted. He is an externally hard worker and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend him if you need painting done.
Champion PaintersChampion Painters
Thumbtack Customer
Hired him for exterior paint, I do agree, Ok job there. Made several texts/phone calls, either no answer, or no show on warranty.
Lopez Solution Paint, LLCLopez Solution Paint, LLC
Colleen B.
Hurtado’s crew did a great job on my exterior paint, and worked with me on several of my special requests, including using a specialty paint. I was a high maintenance customer and he handled me with professionalism and grace!
Hurtado Painting, Construction,  and HandymanHurtado Painting, Construction, and Handyman
Lauren S.
I hired Ever and Jose to paint the exterior of my house recently. They did a great job and I'm super happy with their work - would definitely recommend!
Renew to Beautiful LLCRenew to Beautiful LLC
Maria K.
Byron and his crew are great. Good communication, great work, and a nice and friendly crew. It was a pleasure having them paint our home exterior and fence.
Art of Painting and Custom RestorationArt of Painting and Custom Restoration
Thumbtack Customer
We were more then pleased with the great exterior painting job that Pablo and crew did on our house.He was on time as scheduled, and completed the job as promised. I would highly recommend him to others needing a paint job for their home.
Lopez Solution Paint LLCLopez Solution Paint LLC
Jason M.
Dan and his crew did a great job painting the exterior of our tri-level house. We're very satisfied with the paint job, and Dan personally inspected the house afterwards and made sure that the job was completed to his and our satisfaction.
Extraordinaire Painting LLCExtraordinaire Painting LLC
Patrick G.
Carlos and his crew did a fantastic job with repainting our house. I will definitely be recommending him to my family and friends for any exterior painting projects.
All Season PaintingAll Season Painting
Joy S.
Leo was quick to schedule an on site estimate for my exterior house painting, and was able to get me on the schedule one week later. Job was finished quickly and looks very nice.
RIVA Painting LLCRIVA Painting LLC
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 painting and handy man serviceGomez painting and handy man service
Hiren h.
David and team did excellent job. They painted exterior of the house. I can’t be more happier. David is really good listener and easy to work with, alway clam and ready to work. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get paint job done.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Mia S.
Leo and crew did an amazing job painting the exterior of our newly remodeled house. He is very knowledgeable, pointed out areas that needed attention which no other painter mentioned. Very affordable, accommodating, professional and kind. Can’t go wrong with Eco Home painting!
Eco Home PaintingEco Home Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with Cam and Emily's work. I had my entire house, interior and exterior, painted by Cam's. My older home required lot's of tlc to paint. Cam and Emily listened to my concerns and were very patient with me changing my mind on colors and areas to be painted. Thanks Cam and Emily for a wonderful job! Brett in Burien
Cam's Quality Paint and Remodel LLCCam's Quality Paint and Remodel LLC
Christine L.
Israel and his crew (many of them family) were outstanding. They did both interior and exterior painting- the attention to detail was fantastic and the cost fair. I would absolutely recommend and will use again in the future.
Judy A.
I had Jose out to paint my exterior trim. It is a small house but my old wood really liked to soak up the paint. Jose was great at not leaving the job until I was very satisfied. I want to thank him for being as picky as I am. I would also hire him again when I need to paint again.
Cristen L.
Absolutely amazing experience!! Would highly recommend...great communication, prompt and very detailed. The exterior paint job turned out beautifully and have had numerous compliments. Will definitely contact them again in the future!!
NW Quality Pro Painting, LLCNW Quality Pro Painting, LLC
Lea G.
We enjoyed working with Paul and his team. They have been very professional, nice and did a great job on painting our house exterior. We will definitely work with them again if needed or recommend them.
Pwm paintingPwm painting
Aaron B.
Paul's crew did a fantastic job painting the exterior of my house. I couldn't be happier with the results and I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone else looking to have their home repainted. Furthermore, I'll absolutely reach out to Paul again when I need any additional painting work done.
Pwm paintingPwm painting
Michelle R.
I hired Daniel and his team to do exterior painting on my house. They were very easy to work with, and kept me updated along the way with the power washing, sanding, painting etc. Ivan was the main guy and was awesome! His level of detail is excellent! Everyone who has seen the house has commented about how great the new paint looks, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Extraordinaire Painting LLCExtraordinaire Painting LLC
Amy A.
Great work! I really liked how prompt and timely Sergii and his team was with the exterior painting. Good price and reliable, which is very good! I really appreciated how well they communicated. Great paining too!
S&K Pro Painting LLCS&K Pro Painting LLC
Chase H.
Denis and his crew were great to work with. They were very communicative on what the job entailed. They finished painting the exterior on our home on-schedule and the final product looked great. We would definitely use Evergreen PaintPros again!
Evergreen PaintProEvergreen PaintPro
Kim H.
Home Pros was excellent. Start to finish, the exterior painting job took less than 3 days. My house looks brand new! The quality of the work was exceptional and the crew was very neat and respectful. I highly recommend this group.
Home Pros Painting & DeckingHome Pros Painting & Decking
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