Improovy provides residential exterior painting services for homeowners across all six of our locations. Unquestionably, our professional exterior painters are known for their workmanship quality, and attention to detail.
From full-service whole-house exterior painting to small outdoor trim painting jobs, we have the expertise to do the job right.
Not to mention, our team of home painting experts can provide an accurate remote quote in minutes and start within days of booking in many instances.
Save time and money by upgrading your home’s curb appeal with the nation’s foremost residential exterior painting professionals.
Is painting my house exterior worth it?
Yes, regularly painting the exterior of your house is worth it and will save you money.
Additionally, a fresh coat of paint can completely transform a home, especially if your old paint is worn and faded.
Indeed, exterior paint protects the outdoor surfaces of your home from damage, deterioration, and water leaks caused by the weather.
For savvy homeowners, exterior painting is a necessary maintenance task performed every 3-8 years.
Exterior House Painting Specialties:
With over 30 years of professional outdoor painting expertise, our exterior painters have the knowledge to get your job done fast at the highest quality level.
Learn more about the exterior house painting services Improovy specializes in below.
- Whole House Exterior Painting
- Siding and Trim Painting
- Painting Exterior Brick Homes
- Vinyl Siding Painting
- Aluminum Siding Painting
- Stucco Painting and Repairs
- Painting Metal Railings and Staircases
- Exterior Wood Painting and Staining
- Wood Repairs
Looking to complete an interior painting project instead? Visit our interior painting services page to learn more about our process.
Minor Home Exterior Repairs
Certainly, waiting too long between exterior paint jobs leads to expensive repairs including rotted wood and water intrusion.
For example, the average cost to replace rotted wood siding or trim is $1,800 if you are lucky.
Combined with the additional labor needed to scrape, sand, prime, caulk, and repair growing areas of peeling paint, it can get expensive.
Fortunately, all of this is prevented by regularly repainting the exterior of your house every few years.
However, once water gets behind your siding or trim, it can wreak havoc on the foundation and framing of your house.
Not to mention you may have to replace windows, doors, gutters, porches, railings, and your roof if you wait too long between exterior repaints.
Likewise, exterior paint prevents mildew and mold from growing behind your siding, soffits, fascia, and trim. Those that have paid for mold remediation work in the past will tell you it’s not cheap.
Major Repair Costs
In the worst cases, we’ve seen exterior damages lead to structural failures and entire rooms or porches collapsing.
Consequently, major exterior repairs or structural damages can range from $10,000 to $60,000 for extensive replacement work.
Whether you get on a ladder and paint the exterior yourself or hire a painting contractor, we recommend maintaining exterior surfaces regularly every few years. All things considered, it’s a small price to pay to avoid major home improvement headaches down the line.
In need of a commercial painter? View our full suite of painting services to learn about Improovy’s commercial painting service specialties.
What’s included in my exterior home painting quote?
When you hire Improovy’s award-winning exterior painters, you can rest easy that we’ve included everything required to do the job right.
Accordingly, all exterior painting estimates include all labor, materials, tip, paint used, and surfaces being painted so there are no surprises.
Licensed and Insured Exterior Painting Contractors
Likewise, we carry extensive liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage to protect you and your home in all cases.
All Improovy trade partners are licensed, bonded, and insured as well as screened by our team of residential painting experts.
In like fashion, Improovy is an EPA-lead-certified paint contractor and can safely handle historic or victorian home lead paint projects.
Only The Best Exterior Painters
More specifically, we only select the top 1% of professional exterior painters in the area from hundreds of local crews. In addition, we provide them with the tools and support needed to perform the best quality work of their careers.
When you choose Improovy Painters for your exterior painting project, you get the assurance of a large company combined with the personal service of working with a local painter.
Outdoor House Painting Guarantee
Lastly, your Improovy outdoor painting job includes a 30-day touchup guarantee as well as a 2-year warranty guarantee.
No question, our team takes pride in the quality that our professional painters provide.
As a result, we’ve earned hundreds of 5-star home exterior painting reviews across all our locations.
What type of paint is best for exteriors?
The quality of paint you use on the exterior often determines the longevity of your outdoor paint job. In most cases, the best exterior paint is made by either Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore.
More specifically, SuperPaint by Sherwin Williams is a solid entry-level choice for exterior paint. Alternatively, Aura exterior paint by Benjamin Moore is a good choice for exteriors as well.
Cheap Exterior Paint
If possible, avoid using cheaper outdoor paints like Ben by Benjamin Moore or A-100 by Sherwin Williams. Likewise, you should skip the exterior paint sold by Home Depot, Lowes, or other big box hardware stores.
Instead, we recommend using Duration or Emerald by Sherwin-Williams for most home exteriors if you can afford it. While these exterior paints are more expensive, the added years of protection you get when upgrading paints is well worth it.
Exterior Latex Paints vs Oil-Based
Whichever store you choose, you’ll likely want to stick with exterior acrylic latex paint versus oil-based products.
Today’s modern water-based latex paint allows for proper breathability and is just as durable as oil-based. This goes for both exterior and interior paint.
In addition to being more eco-friendly, latex outdoor paint is way easier to clean up after finishing.
Having said that, there’s a time and a place for oil-based paints like when priming wood knots to prevent bleed-through.
In any case, that’s why Improovy’s exterior painters only use the best exterior paint from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams.
Ultimately, we know how important paint quality is to the lifespan of an outdoor paint job. That’s why we don’t cut corners when it comes to the exterior house paints we use.
Do you help me choose exterior paint colors?
Yes, Improovy includes a free virtual exterior paint color consultation with a Sherwin-Williams designer as well as home color recommendations from our expert painting team. After booking, we will work with you to find the perfect color for the exterior of your home.
Additional resources to find the best exterior paint colors for our customers include using paint test patch samples and exterior color visualizer apps. That way, you can view each shade at different times of the day.
And when it comes to exterior paint sheens, we recommend using flat or satin for siding, semi-gloss for trim, and gloss or semi-gloss for front doors. In any case, your Improovy project manager will guide you through the process, step-by-step.
The two most popular exterior paint colors that homeowners are loving this year are Alabaster by Sherwin Williams and White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
For more outdoor home paint color advice, check out Improovy’s famous exterior house color guide.
Our House Exterior Painting Process
Detailed below is our typical exterior home painting process from start to finish. While every house is different, this outdoor painting checklist helps ensure a high-quality job.
- Choose exterior paint colors
- Pressure wash outdoor surfaces
- Mask and tape exterior surface areas like roof shingles
- Cover plants, landscaping, and outdoor items
- Remove or mask exterior fixtures as needed
- Perform exterior prep work
- Scrape, sand, and prime peeling or loose paint
- Caulk cracks and fill holes
- Apply the first coat of primer, paint, or stain
- Next, apply a top coat of paint or stain
- Apply additional coats of paint or stain as detailed in the proposal
- Full clean-up of the work area and disposal of paint cans
- Perform a final walkthrough with the homeowner
Outdoor Painting FAQs
Below are a few of the most popular exterior painting questions we receive from local homeowners.
How much does it cost to have an exterior painted professionally?
The average cost to have an entire exterior painted is $7,582 for a two-story 2,500 sqft house across all house painting companies in the US.
Accordingly, exterior painting costs have risen sharply this year due to increase paint product costs and shortages. This is in addition to higher-than-average inflation and rising labor rates.
Simply, there isn’t enough qualified painter labor to fulfill exterior demand these days. As a result, many reputable house painters have year-long wait times. Indeed, this is why painters often need to push exterior projects out to the next season.
Is it cheaper to paint your own house?
If you are already an expert painter and have all the tools needed handy, it is cheaper to paint your own house.
Nonetheless, if you DIY-paint the exterior, expect to spend at least $750 on new paint alone. Moreover, expect to spend around $1,200 for supplies like ladders, pressure washers, or paint sprayers. Likewise, expect to spend another $150 on paintbrushes, sandpaper, drop cloths, and rollers. To this end, painting the entire exterior of a 2500-square-foot house is a massive DIY project to undertake, especially for beginners.
On the other hand, small outdoor projects like painting garage doors with a fresh coat of paint are great DIY jobs to knock out over a weekend.
How long will it take to paint the exterior of a house?
The average exterior painting project takes 3-5 days to complete depending on accessibility and the size of your home. This includes all the necessary preparation work before painting and a full cleanup after the job is done.
Oftentimes, weather delays occur during exterior painting jobs as you cannot paint in the rain or if the temperature is too hot or cold outside. Not to mention, overly windy days can make for dangerous working conditions, considering most exterior painting is performed on ladders.