Exterior Painters In Norman, OKC

Klappenberger & Son Is Your Local OKC Painting Contractor

There are five key steps that every homeowner should know before hiring exterior painters in Norman OK.

An exterior painting job may look nice when it’s finished but will last? 

Yes, it’s possible the contractor utilized the correct primer and paint. The lines may have been precise, and they were considerate of your property… But none of it tells you whether the paint will hold up over time.

Five main variables cause premature paint failure.   Moreover,  I don’t believe most painting contractors practice these five easy steps.  

Since the early 1990s, Klappenberger & Son has been painting the exteriors of homes.  We have also observed our mistakes and mistakes from other painting contractors.   With this knowledge and experience, we have assembled a five-step process that gives us the longest warranty of any exterior painting contractor in Norman Ok and beyond. 

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The 5 Steps to a 5-Year Warranty: 

  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 the weather condition in Norman.
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Whether you are painting or applying lime wash it can an have a dramatic transformation.
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This house was received a lime wash which allowed the brick to be visible in small doses.

Klappenberger & Son Is Your #1 Exterior Painter in Norman OK

Consider Klappenberger & Son as your Norman exterior painting contractor whether you have a ranch, a condo, a large house, or anything in between.

We have 30 years of knowledge and expertise to help you beautify your home and protect it from the elements.

We’re not only a painting company; we can also help you with carpentry and other handyman tasks around the house.

Because of this, we’re the perfect one-stop shop for your most cherished possession, your home.

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Klappenberger & Son trains its crews using proven techniques for over 30 years.

Exterior Painting in Norman: Why Are We Unique?​

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It's imperative that the cleaning solution sits on the house for 15 minutes.
Professional exterior painters in Katy TX know that mold spores are best lilled by allowing chlorine to stay wet on the surface for at least 15 minutes.
If mold spores are not killed they can grow through the paint.

Step 1. Proper Power Washing Techniques

Rather than using high-pressure washers, we use chemicals to clean your home’s exterior. 

A minimum amount of chemicals is used to eliminate mildew and clean the house of any dirt or pollen that has accumulated.

It is safe to use our cleaning solutions around your plants and flowers.  

Note: We need fifteen minutes of exposure time for this chemical.


Fifteen minutes is the amount of time necessary to kill the mold spores, or they will grow through the paint.

For more info on proper power washing techniques visit our YouTube Channel


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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Step 2. The Moisture Meter

Unless the wood is very damp, it is not possible to tell if the moisture content is low enough to be painted.

The only way to be certain is to use a moisture meter.  A moisture meter will detect the percentage of moisture in the wood. 

Note: water is the most common cause of paint peeling.

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

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Prior to priming we check the moisture content of wood .
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Using the same color on brick and Hardy siding gives a continuous feel.
Mad Dog Primer

#3. Choosing the Right Primer

When it comes to exterior primers, there is no “one size fits all.” It doesn’t matter whether you’re painting Georgia Pine or Canadian Pine; not all primers are created equal.

What happens if you make the incorrect primer selections? The paint will begin to peel.


Because the wood, primer, and top coat of paint are not expanding and contracting simultaneously, the wood will warp and crack.

Because of the abrupt changes in Norman’s seasons, all three surfaces must expand and shrink simultaneously.

As a customer of Klappenberger & Son, you will get expert advice on which primer would work best with your particular surface.

Step 4. Exterior Painting in Norman:  Should You Choose One Coat or Two?

In addition to ensuring that the guarantee is met, adding two coats will increase the life of the paintwork by many years.

Example: The photo on the right reveals where someone brushed the borders and seams before painting the outer wall with a roller after completing the inside painting.

The sections that got two coats of paint had much more paint remaining than the other locations.

According to industry standards, applying a second coat of paint adds around 30-35 percent to the overall cost of the project. When you consider that it has the potential to increase the life of the paint job by 5 years, it is a prudent investment.

The difference between one coat and two
Check out the difference!

Step 5. Proper Weather Conditions

We are often asked what season is the most suitable for outside painting.

It is determined by the temperature.

Most paint manufacturers prefer that the temperature be lower than 90 degrees and higher than the mid-’30s for at least 24 hours before a project is started. If paint freezes before it has had a chance to dry completely, it may lose its capacity to cure completely.

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

Due to this, it is preferable not to paint when the likelihood of rain is more than 30-40 percent for the next 24 hours.

Unfortunately, many painting contractors do not adhere to this tenet of professionalism. Instead, they aim to accomplish the work as soon as possible and then move on to the next task at hand.

Given the fact that we provide guarantees for our outside painting work, we adhere to a number of best practices, one of which is paying close attention to weather conditions.

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Owners Ron and Aarron

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.



OKC painting contractor Klappenberger & Son

We Are Your #1 Exterior Painting Company in Norman

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

Whether you have rotting wood trim boards, a sagging railing, or any other exterior repair jobs, we have you covered. Contact us now!

Other services include the following:

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Handyman Services

Property Management Services

Deck & Fences