If it’s been over seven years since the last time your home in the Raleigh area was painted, it’s time to reach out to the expert exterior painters at Osborne Painting! For over twenty years, Osborne Painting has provided premier exterior painting services in Raleigh, Cary and nearby Triangle locations.

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When you choose Osborne Painting as your painting contractor for exterior painting, refinishing, or restoration needs, we guarantee you’ll receive the best service possible — we like to refer to it as “The Osborne Painting Difference.”

As the owner of Osborne Painting, Anthony “Tony” Osborne is often on the job, ensuring first-hand that you get the quality service and workmanship you expect from our company name. When you contract with Osborne Painting, you will work with the same friendly faces until the job is completed to your satisfaction.

House Paint Professionals

The team at Osborne Painting provides professional home painting services throughout Raleigh and the surrounding areas. Our home painting professionals have been painting homes for over 20 years.

Our Exterior Painting Process

If only it were as simple as slapping a couple of coats of paint on and calling it a day. Some poor-quality contractors may operate that way, but not Osborne Painting. We take a comprehensive approach to residential painting.

Our Raleigh exterior painting professionals take great pride in their work, and complete the following steps before even picking up a paintbrush:

  1. All window screens, downspouts rain gutters, and shutters are removed to pressure wash your home, completely removing all dirt and mildew.
  2. A complete inspection of the surface of your Raleigh home is performed to identify areas that may need repair before the exterior painting begins. Any issues are brought to the homeowner to discuss restoration and repair options.
  3. Peeling paint is scraped off and sanded; all bare wood is primed with an exterior primer.
  4. The entire house is then completely caulked to seal all cracks and prevent future cracking.

Rot Repair and Pressure Washing

First, we remove all window screens, rain gutters (by request or if damaged), downspouts, and shutters and thoroughly pressure wash your Raleigh area house completely to clean off all mildew and dirt. After cleaning, we conduct a thorough inspection of the house to find any wood that needs repair. We then notify the homeowner of what we find and discuss the options.

The remaining paint is then scraped off and we sand all of the edges and prepare the surface with an exterior primer — this seals the bare wood. As a part of our service, we then caulk the entire house completely, which ensures that no moisture will penetrate beyond the outer wood surface. We can also check and repair any window glazing that needs attention.

House Exterior Painters

We conduct our home exterior painting in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Durham, and beyond almost entirely using brushes. Exterior painting with paintbrushes is almost always preferable because the paint is forced into the surface of the wood by the brush, which ensures all surfaces are sealed completely. This means that your paint will be more resilient and your home’s exterior more resistant to moisture.

During the process, we use drop cloths if needed and we clean up the job site thoroughly when we are done.

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Exterior Painting FAQ’s

How to prep a house for painting exterior

In order to prep the exterior of a house to be painted, a comprehensive power wash should be performed. Power washing helps get rid of deeply ingrained dirt in hard-to-reach areas that cannot be painted over. If ungroomed areas are painted over, peeling, bubbling, and cracking can likely occur, requiring additional attention. Depending on the severity, entire walls may need to be repainted in order to be consistent with the rest of the project. 

Along with power washing, surface preparation is also an important step when it comes to properly preparing an exterior of a house or building for paint. Scraping, caulking, and priming surfaces is often required when it comes to preparing wood exteriors. Additionally, be sure to check out our blog article highlighting how to prep houses for summer exterior painting to learn more tips and tricks from the pros.

How do you estimate the price? 

Osborne Painting believes in thorough project preparation to avoid setbacks and additional costs that may arise. Our certified and experienced exterior painting experts will come out to the property to examine the house or building itself. There, we will evaluate several determining factors of the project including: 

  • Areas that may need to be repaired and prepped before they’re ready to be painted
  • Nearby landscaping objects, etc., that need to be covered or moved to avoid paint damage 

We will then provide a painting estimate and an estimate for carpentry work so you can see the two services separately itemized. We offer free, zero-obligation estimates. Along with that, our flexible schedule ensures we accommodate customers’ schedules.

How long does exterior paint last?

The typical lifespan of exterior paint is between 5 and 10 years. This lifespan depends on several factors, though weather conditions are the main factor. Excessive sunlight is a known issue in the beautiful state of North Carolina, as well as some heavy thunderstorms that can come about during our summers.  

What is the difference between interior and exterior paint?

The primary difference between interior and exterior paint is the resin.  Resin is what binds the pigment to the surface.  It is incredibly important that your exterior paint be able to survive temperature changes and moisture, as well as being tougher and able to resist chipping, peeling, and fading from sunlight.

How should I select the exterior paint colors for my home?

There are a couple of things to consider when selecting the colors for the exterior of your home. 

Plan to spend a little more money on the exterior paint for your home, as the exterior of your home is really about durability as well as aesthetics.  Investing in a premium-quality paint is a wise choice to better prevent stains and weather damage that lead to frequent upkeep of the exterior of your home. 

You will also want to take into account your permanent materials as they relate to the exterior of your home.  Work with the underlying tones if you have existing brick or stone foundation when selecting your paint shade.  

Make sure to also take into account the trim.  If you want to try something other than the typical white, utilize an exterior color just a few shades lighter for a subtle, elegant effect.

We here at Osborne Painting are also more than happy to help determine the best paint for your exterior, from both a practical and aesthetic perspective!


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