Exterior Painting in New Market

"That Freshly Painted Exterior Home Looks Great. But Will It Last?"

We offer an unheard of 5-year warranty on exterior painting.

Asking someone how they like their house after it was just painted is like asking a General Manager how he likes his first-round draft pick on draft day.  

Time will tell.  When done properly, exterior painting in New Market should last about 10 years on most surfaces. 

Klappenberger & Son has been providing exterior painting in and around New Market since 1989.  Therefore, we know the proper primers and topcoats and are very familiar with working on historical properties.

Of course, we would love to do any exterior painting in New Market or the rest of Frederick County.  But if not, here are some things to look for that will ensure your paint job lasts for 7 years or more.

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Seven Year Exterior Warranty
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A seven-year warranty covers the following surfaces when primer and two top coats are applied.  

Brick                           Vinyl

Stucco                        Hardyboard

Cement board          Aluminum Siding 



What Are the Five Variables That All Exterior Painting Companies in New Market Should Follow?

Power washing properly

Using a moisture meter

Choosing the right primer

The right amount of topcoats

Working in cooperation with Mother Nature

Klappenberger & Son Is Your Exterior Painting Company of New Market

Exterior Painting in New Market: What Do We Do Differently?

Exterior painting in New Market includes power washing as shown here by Klappenberger & Son
Exterior power washing is always the step to exterior painting in New Market

#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.  

Weather  you need your entire house power washed, or a deck and fence, we know the right products and procedure to do the job right.


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!

Painting over damp wood is major cause for paint peeling.

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The Moisture Meter

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. 

Why this isn’t as important as a paint can opener is beyond me.

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

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

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#3. 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 New Market, 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. 

#4. Exterior Painting in New Market:  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 5 years, it is a wise investment.

The difference between one coat and two

                              #5. Proper Weather Conditions

We are often asked what season is best for exterior painting.  It depends on the temperature.  Most manufactures 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, then it can lose its ability to cure fully.  

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

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

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Klappenberger & Son Is Your Exterior Painting Company in New Market

Not only do we know the ins and outs of painting, but we also have some terrific carpenters.

Klappenberger & Son of New Market has a fantastic group of technicians with a broad range of home service skills.

The owner Kenny Lee works with property managers in New Market, and all throughout Frederick and Carroll County.

Our services include: 


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!

Recent Exterior Painting in New Market and Beyond

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

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.  

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

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