Professional Exterior Painters in Gaithersburg

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Providing Superior Customer Service is a method not a slogan!

We all know that finding reliable and affordable exterior painters in Gaithersburg is hard.

However, in just a few words, I’d like to explain how we can provide you with 7-year warrantied work at a very fair price.

Since 1989, Klappenberger & Son has been painting homes, so we’ve seen what works and, more importantly, what doesn’t.

We have created a two-step process to ensure the longevity of the paint and superior customer service while the painting is taking place. 

Let’s start with discussing the warranty. 


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What is Superior Customer Service?

Superior customer service is policy. And we achieve it by providing a step-by-step checklist that we must perform or our hair will fall out!  

Joking aside, we do have a mandatory checklist that we go through on all jobs.  It reduces communication problems,  respects your home (daily clean-up), and a final inspection at the completion of the job. 

Few If Any Exterior Painters In Gaithersburg Offer Warranties - We Do!

 4 Reasons we offer a  7-Year Warranty: 

  1. Power washing correctly
  2. Checking moisture content before painting
  3. Apply the right product with the proper amount of coats
  4. Good weather conditions when painting
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Exterior Painting Contractor In Bethesda Klappenberger & Son recently completed job

#1 Exterior Painter in Gaithersburg is Klappenberger & Son

Exterior Painting in Gaithersburg: What Makes Us Different?

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exterior painters in Gaithersburg finish painting this brick home by Klappenberger & Son
Whether you want your brick painted or Lime washed we have you covered.

                                       Key  Principal #1, Proper Powerwashing

We let the chemicals do the work rather than high pressure when power washing or pressure washing your outside. We leave the high pressure to Time Share salespeople.

First, we clean the house using the proper amount of chemicals that will not damage your plants and not too much pressure to cause damage to your substrate.

Don’t worry; these cleaning products will not harm your plants or flowers!

Check out our FAQs about power washing.


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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Key Principal #2.  The Moisture Meter

It isn’t easy to feel any wood and assess whether or not the moisture level is adequate for painting.  And, believe it or not, most painters do not have access to a moisture meter (which measures moisture levels).

This essential tool is just as crucial as paint can opener.

Moisture is the leading cause of paint peeling.

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

Few exterior painters in Gaithersburg use or even own moisture.  There are many reasons why paint peels.  However, painting when the surfaces are moist is among the most common.

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From power wssh to completion (10)
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#3. Exterior Painting in Gaithersburg:  Choosing One Coat or Two?

In addition to ensuring that the guarantee is kept, two coats of paint will increase the life of your home’s paint job by many years.

The photo on the right shows where someone brushed the perimeter and seams before rolling the outer wall with a roller.

The sections that got two coats of paint had far more paint left than the others.

According to industry norms, the second coat of paint adds about 30-35 percent to the overall cost of the project. When you consider that it has the ability to increase the paint job’s lifespan by 5 years, it is an excellent investment.

The difference between one coat and two
Over time you can see the difference between one coat and two. Notice how the edges were brushed and rolled and the flat areas received just one rolled coat.

#4. Proper Weather Conditions

What is the best season for exterior painting? We get this question a lot.

It is determined by the temperature.

Before painting, it is recommended by manufacturers to allow the temperature to drop below 90 degrees Fahrenheit and rise above the mid-’30s for at least 24 hours. Paint can lose its ability to cure completely if it freezes before it has had a chance to dry fully.

It’s also possible that if it rains soon after the surface has been painted, the moisture will soak through the paint, causing bubbles to form.

Because of this, it’s best to wait a few more days until the chance of rain is less than 30-40 percent for the next 24 hours.

Unfortunately, many painting contractors do not follow this professional standard. Instead , they try to finish it as fast as possible and then go on to the next job.

Given that we offer warranties on our outside painting services, we follow a number of best practices, one of which is paying close attention to the weather.

Klappenberger & Son Is Your One Stop Shop For Both Painting And Handyman Services

Many exterior painters in Gaithersburg only want to do the painting.  However, Klappenberger & Son wants to be your one-stop shop.

We have 33 years of experience and knowledge to assist you in improving your house and protecting it from the elements.

We can not only help you with painting, but we can also assist you with carpentry and other handyman projects around the house.

This makes us a one-stop shop for all your home improvement needs.

exterior painters in gaithersburg Alex Mironov of Klappenberger & Son with his crew Wilson
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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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Whether your exterior siding cement board, vinyl, aluminum, brick, or stucco we have additional information ready for you!

Typically we can get a detailed estimate to you within a couple of days.


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We Are Your #1 Exterior Painting Company in Gaithersburg

Not only do we have a thorough understanding of painting, but we also have some excellent carpenters on staff.

We service all exterior repair work, whether rotting board trim or a loose railing. Contact us now!

Other services include the following:

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Handyman Services

Property Management Services

Deck & Fences