Exterior House Painting

Exterior House Painting is a fantastic way to improve the appearance of your home without the expense of a full remodeling project. From a practical standpoint, new paint also adds a fresh coat of protection from the elements. Perhaps you have been wondering about an affordable way to make your home look like new again; if so, we may be the answer.

Kruse Painting has been a residential contractor for almost 20 years, we have the experience and the skill to do a professional job on your home. We follow a set of guidelines that produces positive results consistently, which translates into very happy customers.

When you call us, the first thing we will do is schedule a convenient time to come out and look at your house in order to provide an estimate. If you are calling several contractors for estimates, keep in mind that some will offer to do this just by telephone. We will not do this, because it is really impossible to give an accurate estimate without actually seeing the house. The estimate that we provide will list all details, including the cost and when we will have the job completed.

When work begins on your exterior house painting, the first step is to insure that we are working with an entirely clean surface. A surface that is free of dirt and debris is critical, because that is what allows the paint to completely adhere to your house. The exterior of your house is cleaned by pressure washing. We end up with a very clean surface by using high-pressure water (we control the pressure) combined with a mild soap specially designed for this purpose.

One more thing before the painting can begin: we examine the entire surface of the house to see if any areas need to be repaired. We take care of those small carpentry repairs with a repair compound that is designed for exterior use. We also remove old caulk that is probably dry and cracked, and re-caulk the areas that require it (trim around windows and doors). We use an exterior-rated caulk on which we can paint. We also do a complete gutter cleaning at no additional charge – our customers love that because no homeowner wants to get up there and do that job!

The paint itself works best when applied over a primer coat. The high-quality paints that we use are specifically designed to adhere best to a primer. It’s true that applying a coat of primer takes additional time, but we feel that it’s worth that extra effort for a few reasons:

  • Putting on the primer first means that the paint will adhere more securely. In the long run, this will last longer as a result, meaning you won’t have to re-paint again as soon.
  • The coat of primer also works as a sealant, blocking water and other elements that might make their way through the paint to the house’s surface.
  • The primer also improves the overall appearance of the application, because it allows the paint to be applied in a more consistent manner.

Some of our customers have commented on how thorough we are in preparing the house, before we do the exterior house. We have found over the years that proper preparation really pays off in the long run, so we don’t cut any corners.

The actual application of the paint generally does not take a lot of time. We have professional crews that work very efficiently. Of course, they are constantly paying attention to the details. We are passionate about making sure your exterior is done right the first time. We want to make sure we do the kind of work that makes us proud to have completed it, but also makes you proud of your home.

Call us to discuss your ideas, and we will be happy to help you any way we can.

Kruse Painting provides services in the Portland, OR metropolitan area including:

  • Gresham, OR
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Forest Grove, OR
  • Gladstone, OR
  • King City, OR
  • Lake Oswego, OR
  • Milwaukie, OR
  • Oregon City, OR
  • Tigard, OR
  • Troutdale, OR
  • Tualatin, OR
  • West Linn, OR
  • Wilsonville, OR
  • Wood Village, OR
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