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Storm Guard will walk you through the entire process of painting your home exterior to ensure you feel comfortable with each step we take.

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Painting The Exterior of Your Home

Are you looking to refresh the outside of your home or increase your curb appeal? Then you should paint the exterior of your home! A fresh paint job works wonders on the look of your home or property. There are a few different things you can paint when considering exterior house painting: the windows, your siding, the gutters, and your doors. Whatever you’re painting, it's important to follow the right steps and prepare carefully so you get the beautiful, long-lasting paint job you want.


Home Exterior Painting Tips

Depending on the type of exterior siding you have, the steps to prepare may look a bit different.

Exterior Paint Finish Options

Just like interior paint, exterior paint comes in different finishes: flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and high gloss. Each one has different pros and cons.


With no shine at all, matte finishes are great for hiding imperfections. However, it is porous and is vulnerable to mildew and fading.


The most popular finish, eggshell adds some shine but also covers any mistakes. It’s durable and lays down well.


With a higher sheen, satin is great for areas that are touched often or as a way to highlight trim areas. However, it does magnify imperfections.


The glossy sheen makes semi-gloss easy to clean and can endure excess moisture and more extreme weather conditions. However, it does not hide imperfections.


The finish to choose if you want an accent to really stand out. It’s very durable but can give your home a plastic quality if you use it all over. Use it to highlight trim.

Exterior House Painting Costs

There are a few factors that contribute to the cost of repainting the exterior of your home. Home size, the number of stories, the prep work required, the type and quality of paint, the siding material, and whether you are also painting the trim - all of these will affect the total price.

On average, the price to paint a home’s exterior can range from $0.50 to $5 per square foot. Even if you try to paint your house yourself, your supplies could cost $1,000 or more. Multi story homes require extension ladders and more movement, adding another $2,000 to the cost. If you are paying a professional to do the prep work on your property, including sanding, caulking, repairing, and power washing, then you’re looking at an additional cost of between $50 and $80 per hour per painter. Of course, the different qualities of paint also change the cost; paint can cost between $15 and $80 per gallon. Different siding types also often cost a different amount to paint.

On average, you can expect the pay the following to paint each siding type:

  • Vinyl: Costs between $1.25 to $3
  • Wood: Costs between $1 and $3
  • Stucco: Costs between $1.50 and $6
  • Brick: Costs between $2.40 and $4.50
  • Concrete: Costs between $1 and $7 per 100
  • Aluminum: Costs between 83 cents and $2.50

Finally, the trim and additional features also add cost as they are painted by hand; the cost typically ranges between $1 and $4 per linear foot.

Exterior House Painting Near Me

Are you ready to get your home’s exterior painted? Use our zip code locator to find the nearest Storm Guard professional and request a house painting quote! No matter where you live, Storm Guard has service professional ready to make your home exterior painting project a success.

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