Exterior Painting in Charlotte

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Limewashing and Charlotte are a perfect combination.
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Put down the brush and take advantage of all the fun things to do in Charlotte!

                         The 4 Keys to a Successful Exterior Painting in Charlotte

If you are searching for exterior painting in Charlotte, we can recommend the correct paint to suit your situation.   

We have tested and reviewed all types of paint products, and publish our results frequently on our own YouTube Channel

Through trial and error, we have discovered, the necessary steps to offer the longest painting warranties in the industry.  In addition, we have four keys or principles we incorporate into our Superior Customer Service.  

  1. Pressure washing properly
  2. Testing the moisture before the wood prior to painting.
  3. Choosing the right products for your particular surfaces.
  4. Working with Mother Nature

Seven Year Painting Warranty on Brick & Hardy Board

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We offer a seven year warranty on brick painting.

Typically if a painting contractor offers a warranty it is only for 1 year.  Klappenberger & Son sees it differently.  When priming and applying two top coats we know e can offer 5- 7 year warranties on many exterior surfaces.  

There are some exclusions, such as flat surfaces, steps, decks, and handrails.  

Our 7-year exterior painting warranties include the following surfaces below when we prime as needed plus apply two top coats.

  • Brick
  • Stucco
  • Vinyl
  • Aluminum
  • Cement board

Carpentry Services

besides exterior painting in Arlignton we also do carpentry work .
Having one company do all the work saves you time and money.

In addition to exterior painting, we offer handyman services as well.  This makes us a one-stop shop.  There is no need to call multiple contractors or coordinate and schedule. 

One call to Klappenberger & Son, and we will take care of the rest.     

We can replace rotten wood with new composite material for nearly the same price as wood, but it never rots!  In addition, the paint lasts much longer on the new PVC material than on wood.   

PVC trim boards painted can easily last 8-12 years and never peel.  It does begin to fade.  

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

  • Repair rotten wood with wood or composite
  • Replace decks and handrail
  • Install windows and doors.

 

Exterior Painting in Charlotte: What Do We Do Differently? Power Washing

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Proper power washing can retard the growth of mold.

Few things can cause more damage than improper power washing or pressure washing (same thing).  

In most cases, using a medium amount of PSI (about 1,500 PSI)  and the proper chemicals makes is all that is necessary for painting a home. 

Unfortunately, many contractors use little or no chemicals but rather rely on high pressure.  Our philosophy is to let the chemicals do the work.  

We use the proper amount of cleaners that kill mildew and eliminate dirt and pollen but do no harm to your plants or flowers!

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

 

Checking The Moisture Content of The Wood

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Exterior painting in Charlotten can be tricky with high humidity and afternoon showers. A moisture meter measure the moisture is worth its weight in gold!

The Moisture Meter

The muggy hot summers in Charlotte can make the timing of exterior painting difficult

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. 

Knowing the moisture content of the wood is as essential as having a meat thermometer when cooking pork.  

Case in Point:

FYI – The most likely cause of paint peeling is water.

Almost all paint requires the moisture content to be below 16%.

Peace of mind is knowing that Klappenberger is testing the wood trim and siding before doing any exterior painting in Charlotte.   

Exterior Painting in Charlotte: What Do We Do Differently?

The difference between one coat and two
Applying a second coat of paint usually adds about 30-35% to the total cost of the job.

 Are Two Coats Of Paint Necessary?

Short answer – most of the time.
 

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.

Where might one coat of paint be enough for the exterior?  Protected areas from the sun and rain, such as soffits, and inside a screen porch. 

                               Don’t Play Around With Mother Nature

We are often asked what season is best for exterior painting.  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 dries, it can lose its ability to cure fully.  

Also, if it rains shortly after painting, the rain can seep through the paint, causing bubbles.  

Therefore it is best not to paint when the chance of rain is less than 30-40% for the next 24 hours.  Check out Charlotte 10 Day Weather forecast.

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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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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!

Klappenberger & Son Is Your Exterior Painting Company in Charlotte

Not only do we know the ins and outs of painting, 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

FAQ About Exterior Painting In Charlotte

Finding a reliable and fair-priced contractor for your exterior painting in Charlotte is just a phone call away.   Not only is getting the exterior expensive it is also fraught with uncertainty. 

Am I going to get ripped off?  No.  Our prices are based on square foot calculations, not wild guesses.  Check out How Much Does It Cost To Paint A House? to get a ballpark idea of what it will cost to paint your exterior home.

Is the painting contractor going to do what they said?  Our proposals detail the type of paint and the number of coats.  If you are available, we will show you areas as they are completed. 

Is the contractor asking for more money in the middle of the job?  Our prices do not change.  If you don’t request any additional work, the price will not change. 

Are they going to leave and start another job before they finish mine?  No

Can they replace rotten wood, or do I need to find a second contractor?  We can do many handyman and remodeling tasks.

These are fair questions because they happen so often.

I pride myself on being a one-stop shop for any handyman, interior, or exterior painting in Charlotte.