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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.

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.

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

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.

Reviews for Tacoma exterior painters
Tisa R.
This is the second job that DYC Painting has done for me. They painted the interior and exterior areas of my house, and did an awesome job as usual. I highly recommend this skilled and professional company.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Kim H.
The amount of time spent with me as a customer between the weather, paint and explaining exterior paint was above and beyond the customer service expected! The exterior of my house looks amazing the amount of effort Ruben put in was exceptional. I look forward to working with them again on another project. Thank you for all the hard work patients and flexibility! I highly recommend this company!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Pablo Lopez and one man came and painted my house exterior. It took them about 3 weeks and they prepared and painted the house. They were very professional and cleaned the area every night after painting. They worked very hard and did an excellent job overall.
Lopez Solution Paint, LLCLopez Solution Paint, LLC
Bill M.
We had a great crew paint the exterior of our home. High five and huge kudos to John, Dave and Nate. We would recommend this company and hire them for future work.
Narrows Painting, LLCNarrows Painting, LLC
Ana J.
DYC Painting did a great job with the exterior of our home. They were able to identify and replace rotted siding, trim, and fascia wood before painting the house. Very happy with the communication due to quick responses from David - much appreciated! Would definitely use them again.
DYC Painting LLCDYC Painting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I did indeed hire Pablo to paint the exterior of my home. I wa waiting for my new windows to be installed Pablo understood it would be 4 to 6. My windows are in and he won't return my calls or texts. I'm very disappointed. I would not recommend Lopez Solution paint LLC
Lopez Solution Paint LLCLopez Solution Paint LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Rick painted the exterior of my rental house. It was in bad shape and Rick came in and did a great job. He originally have 2-3 days for work time and it ended up taking him 5 days because of how bad of shape the house was in. He has been doing this a long time and it shows. He did a great job and had a great attitude. I highly recommend Rick.
Halverson's Home ImprovementHalverson's Home Improvement
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