Exterior Painting in Owings Mills
Whether you need a handyperson, interior painting or exterior painting in Owings Mills, we are a one-stop shop for your home.
If you are looking to have your exterior painted by a painting company or be DIYer, you are on the right page. Just because the lines are straight and the crew is professional does not mean the paint job will last. The paint could start painting in a year or so (even sooner) if the 5 Keys below are not closely adhered to.
Klappenberger & Son started our first exterior painting in Owings Mills over 30 years ago. And we have learned through trial and error how to maximize the life of an exterior paint job. I will share the 5 keys or principles we incorporate into our best practices.
The 5 Keys to a Successful Exterior Painting in Owings Mills:
- Power washing properly
- Using a moisture meter
- Choosing the right primer
- The right amount of topcoats
- Working in cooperation with Mother Nature
Seven Year Painting Warranty on Brick & Hardy Board
Whether you have a rancher or a big home, consider Klappenberger & Son as your exterior painting contractor in Owings Mills.
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!
Exterior Painting in Owings Mills: What Do We Do Differently?
#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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#2. 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%.
#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 Owings Mills, 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 Owings Mills:
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.
#5. Proper Weather Conditions
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 dry, 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. Check out Owings Mill 10 Day Weather forecast
Klappenberger & Son Is Your Exterior Painting Company in Owings Mills
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.
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