Exterior Painting in Ashburn

Whether you are searching for a reliable handyperson or exterior painting in Ashburn, VA, your Google search was a success! 

Since 1989, we have painted over 30,000 homes and found an extreme appetite for professional exterior painting at a fair price.   

Question(s): How can you tell if a freshly painted home is done properly or not?  How can you tell if the paint will peel in a couple of years or ten years?

Answer:  You can’t.  

However, this is what we do to ensure the paint last 8-12 years. 

The 5 Keys to a Successful Exterior Painting in Ashburn: 

  1. Power washing properly
  2. Using a moisture meter
  3. Choosing the right primer
  4. The right amount of topcoats
  5. Working in cooperation with Mother Nature
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Giving an estimate to paint in the Winter.
Exterior Paint Company in Bethesda painted this house in Montgomery County
Exterior painting completed by early Spring!

Klappenberger & Son Is Your Exterior Painting Company of Ashburn

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

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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It is becoming increasingly common to paint brick.
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Our painters go both ways! Both interior and exterior painters!

Exterior Painting in Ashburn: What We Do Differently?

Power washing in Bethesda

#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.

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Our estimates are free in Ashburn and throughout Northern VA.

GET YOUR FREE HOUSE PAINTING ESTIMATE NOW!

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!

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Most exterior paints need the moisture content to be below 16% to be safe for painting.

#2. The Missing Piece Of Equipment

It is impossible to feel the wood and know if the moisture content is low enough to paint.  And believe it or not, most painters do not own a moisture meter.  

In less than one second, the moisture meter will determine if the wood is dry enough to be painted.  

It is a great precaution to preventing the paint from peeling, and I am shocked at how few paint stores sell them and contractors who own one. 

For additional information on the importance of moisture content on interior painting, decks, and fences please visit our blog.

Recent Exterior Painting in Ashburn

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Exterior painters from Klappenberger & Son had the pleasure of painting this painted lady!
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Exterior painting services include painting brick.
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Limewashing in Northern VA has become increasingly popular.

#3. Choosing the Right Paints

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There is no “one size fits all” for exterior paints. 

Whether you are painting Georgia Pine or pine from Canada, it’s not all the same primer.   

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

Why?

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

With the sharp changing seasons in Northern VA, 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. 

The difference between one coat and two

#4. Exterior Painting in Ashburn:   One Coat or Two?

 

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. 

The areas that received two coats have significantly more paint left.

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 five years, it is a wise investment.

To receive a five or seven-year warranty on exterior painting 2 coats of paint must be applied. 

#5.  Proper Weather Conditions

When is the best time to paint outside?  It depends on the temperature. 

Most manufacturers like 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 has cured, the rain can seep through the paint, causing bubbles. 

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

                             

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Exterior painting contractors like Klappenberger & Son have the tools such as a sprayer that can save the customer money.
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Exterior Painting Warranty

Klappenberger & Son offers a variety of warranties for exterior painting.  However, all exterior painting warranties must meet the following requirements.

  1. All surfaces have to have a spot prime or a full coat of primer.
  2. All surfaces must be prepped to Klappenberger & Son standards.  Prep includes cleaning, scraping, appropriate wood fillers, and caulks. 
  3. All surfaces must receive two coats of premium paint purchased by Klappenberger & Son.

The following items are not included:

    • Fading
    • Flat surfaces such as decks, stairs, handrails, and window sills
    • All warrantied surf

Klappenberger & Son Is Your Exterior Painting Company in Ashburn

Not only do we staff master painters, but we also have some terrific carpenters.

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

GET YOUR FREE HOUSE PAINTING ESTIMATE NOW!

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!