Exterior Painting in Annapolis

Exterior Painting in Annapolis Historic
Klappenberger & Son has painted numerous historic landmarks including this Annapolis private home.
Exterior Painting in Annapolis Main St by Klappenberger & Son
Exterior Commercial painting such as store front in Annapolis Main Street are examples of the detailed painting Klappenberger & Son can perform


Are you in need of exterior painting in Annapolis, but you don’t know which contractor will do the job properly?

Whether your home is a historic treasure or a modern architectural statement, you will not know if you got a professional paint job for at least a year or more.  Exterior painting in Annapolis is not as simple as scrape, prime and paint.  Since 1989 we have been a licensed painting contractor serving Annapolis, MD.

In fact, Klappenberger & Son has 5 Principals that we follow that ensure our paint projects will last for many years to come.

The 5 Procedures + 5 Year Warranty = Piece Of Mind :

Power washing properly

Using a moisture meter

Choosing the right primer

The right amount of topcoats

Only applying paint during the weather conditions


Klappenberger & Son Is Your Exterior Painting Company of Annapolis

Whether you have a rancher or a big home, consider Klappenberger & Son as your exterior painting contractor in Annapolis.   

With our 30 years of experience, we can advise you on the best products and methods to ensure your home is protected and beautiful.  

In addition to being a painting contractor, we also can do other carpentry and handyman projects around your home.  

This makes us an ideal one-stop-shop to get your most prized position looking awesome!

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Historic Restoration Pic

Exterior Painting in Annapolis: What Do We Do Differently?

exterior painters in Annapolis power washing

#1. Proper Power Washing Techniques

When power washing or pressure washing the exterior of your home, we let the chemicals do the work, not high pressure.  We leave the high-pressure to Time Share salespeople.

We use the least amount of chemicals that kill mildew and get rid of dirt and pollen collected on the home.

Our cleaning products will not harm your plants or flowers!

FYI – We insist that the chemical stay on for 15 minutes.  That’s the amount of time necessary to kill the mold spores. 

If not, the mildew will grow back much faster.  

Exterior Painting in Annapolis by Klappenberger & Son Owner Daniel Tucker


Enter your name, email and phone number below.  One of our friendly staff members will get back to you within 60 minutes to schedule your free exterior painting estimate.  We can’t wait to meet you!

If Wood Is Damp, The Paint Will Peel!

Exterior Painting Company in Bethesda prepping house to be painted
Beautiful day to paint a house in Annapolis!
Exterior Painting Company in Bethesda paint Arts and Craft Home
Opening the windows and painting the edges will keep the windows from rotting.
From power wssh to completion (10)
Wilson is inspecting his tape job before he sprays.
primer with a brush

              Choosing the Right Primer

There is no “one size fits all” for exterior primers.  Whether you are painting Georgia Pine or pine from Canada, it’s not all the same primer.   

What happens if you choose the wrong primer?  The paint will peel.  


Because the wood, primer and top coat of paint are not expanding and contracting at the same rate. 

With the sharp changing seasons of Annapolis, it is important to have all 3 surfaces expanding and contracting at the same rate.

When choosing Klappenberger & Son, we can advise you on which primer will work best with your surface. 

Exterior Painting in Annapolis:  Two Coats Makes All The Difference

Besides applying two coats satisfies the warranty, it also extends the paint job’s life for years.

For example, the picture on the right clearly shows where someone brushed the edges and seams and then painted the exterior wall with a roller. 

Two Coats Show A Lot More Paint!

Applying a second coat of paint usually adds about 30-35% to the total cost of the job.  Considering it can extend the paint job’s life by 5 years, it is a wise investment.

Klappenberger & Son’s 5 year warranty on exterior is only valid when two coats of paint has been applied. 

Do Protected Areas Need Two Coats Of Paint?

In some cases where the paint is still in very good condition and protected by the sun, one coat will probably be all you need.

When we give you an estimate, when will be happy to discuss the options that best protect your home and your budget.  

The difference between one coat and two
It's obvious where two coats were applied verse one coat.

     Don't Mess With Mother Nature

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When is the best time to paint the exterior of a home?  It depends on the temperature. 

Most manufacturers prefer the temperature to be lower than 90 degrees and above the mid-’30s for at least 24 hours. 

If paint freezes before it fully dry, it can lose its ability to cure fully.  

Also, if it rains before the paint is fully dry, the water can seep through the paint, causing bubbles. 

Therefore, it is best not to paint when the chance of rain is below 30-40% for the next 24 hours.

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Klappenberger & Son is an exterior painting company in Bethesda MD and this is a picture of a finished porch
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Klappenberger & Son Is Your Exterior Painting Company in Annapolis

In addition to painting since 1989, we also have been doing many types of carpentry and remodeling projects..

Whether you have rotten wood trim boards, a loose handrail, or other exterior maintenance projects, we have you covered.  

Other Services include:  

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Handyman Services

Property Management Services


Klappenberger & Son is your one stop shop for painting and handyman projects.


Enter your name, email and phone number below.  One of our friendly staff members will get back to you within 60 minutes to schedule your free exterior painting estimate.  We can’t wait to meet you!