There are many different types of house paint jobs done by different contractors. At first they may seem like apples and apples but the truth is you get what you pay for. Two painters can paint identical houses and the quality of paint job is drastically different. The quality is in the preparation. Lightly scraped wood surfaces repainted will have a different appearance and less longevity than a thoroughly prepared surface. The final appearance of a paint job depends on the amount of labor put into the preparation. If given a larger budget and more time. More thorough sanding, filling, texturing, priming and caulking can be done. This will give your house a tighter looking paint job that will last longer and look better for years to come. Make sure you discuss your concerns and listen to the bids given when seeking multiple bids.