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Monroe, CT 06468

Exterior House Painting Contractors Near Stratford, Greenwich, Fairfield, Milfordy

An exterior painter working on a home in Guilford

Painting Your Home's Exterior

Exterior painting comes with a set of challenges that are unique to those of interior painting.

How well your paint matches those needs will determine the appearance and value of your house, as well as how long it will take before repainting is necessary.

At CT Painters we specialize in exterior house painting of all types. We take pride on our reputation for great-looking results, fair prices, and customer satisfaction.

If you live in the Connecticut area and are interested in a no cost, no obligation, free exterior painting quote, contact the certified, highly trained painting contractors at our company today!

Our experienced exterior painting professionals serve Fairfield, Milford, Stratford, Greenwich, Trumbull, Westport, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Darien, Southbury, North Haven, Guilford, and many surrounding areas.

What To Consider When Painting Your Exterior

The decisions you make when painting your home's exterior will have long-lasting results. Choose poorly, and your paint job may begin to lose its luster in just five years. Choose wisely, and it could last for 15 years or more.

Before you paint your house, consider these questions:

  • How resistant will my paint job be to changes in moisture and temperature?
  • Does my color match my landscaping, as well as the general scheme of my neighborhood?
  • What type of paint will last the longest at the best possible price?
  • Will my paint hold up to UV rays without fading?
  • How will I prepare the wood/siding of my house to best accept the paint I'm applying?

Before and After
  • Garage Side of House with Mahogany Doors
    Garage Side of House with Mahogany Doors

    We painted and stained this garage which includes mohagany doors done in Fairfield, CT.

  • An Easton, CT Exterior Paint Job
    An Easton, CT Exterior Paint Job

    Exterior paint job on this home.

  • Trumbull, CT Exterior Painting in 2012
    Trumbull, CT Exterior Painting in 2012

    This home took 2 manual coats to the body and trim to finish.

  • A Home In Trumbull, CT
    A Home In Trumbull, CT

    The exterior painting was done on this home by CT Painting.

  • House Exterior Job in Trumbull CT
    House Exterior Job in Trumbull CT

    Painting the side of this house and garage in Trumbull, CT.

  • Exterior Painting in Stratford, CT
    Exterior Painting in Stratford, CT

    We painted this house to a different shade of blue for an updated and cleaner look in Stratford, CT.

Free Exterior Painting Estimate

It costs you nothing to meet with one of our specialists for an on-site inspection, professional consultation, and written cost estimate.

To schedule your free exterior house painting quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today!

What Makes Great Exterior Paint?

An ideal paint job should last for more than ten years, should resist damage and fading, and should be suited for the unique needs of your home.

As environmental standards for paint production become stricter, the industry is rapidly evolving!

The best way to determine which paints will work best for you is to consult with a professional exterior painter who is experienced and up-to-date with developments in the field.


Exterior Home Painting Tips

No two exterior painting jobs are the same! A professional painting contractor knows that there's a lot to consider when painting your home, including the following:

  • Paint Does Not Stop Mold: Contrary to popular myth, exterior paint and stains will not protect your home's wood structures from damage from moisture, mold, or rot in a meaningful way. In fact, in some cases, paint can even trap moisture and promote rot!
  • Cheaper Is Not Better: Consumer Reports (June 2007) states that "economy-grade paint is a bad buy. Premium paints will generally weather better and won't need to be reapplied as often."
  • Your Home's Location Matters: If your home is in a shady area, you will need paint that has additional resistance to mold and mildew growth. If it's located in a city or near an industrial area, your paint should be resistant to dirt and staining.
  • Bigger Is More Cost Effective: A gallon of good paint may cost about $32. Buy a five-gallon container of the same paint, and you may only spend $11 per gallon.
  • It'll Look Lighter Than You Think: Natural light tends to soften color (the opposite tends to happen indoors, where colors intensify on the walls). What you see on that paint tile will be darker than what actually appears on your home's exterior
Putting on a second coating of paint on a Woodbridge, Seymour home

How Many Coats Do You Need?

In A Word: Two.

The Why: With a single coating of paint, the original color can show underneath. A second coat of paint ensures a great color, and can help you cover up imperfections and spots that were missed on the first pass.

Additionally, Buildings Magazine reports that a second layer of paint can extend the life of a paint job by a factor of three.

Where Makes Exterior Paint Great?

Durability isn't everything! An exterior paint can have a high level of protective durability while still offering little decorative appeal over time.

There are five traits that make the best exterior paint:

  1. Long-Lasting Appearance: Your paint should be able to maintain its color and gloss for years to come.
  2. Strong Adherence Properties: Your paint will need to be able to adhere strongly to the surfaces where it's applied, particularly if that surface is old, weathered paint.
  3. Chalking Resistance: Your paint should be able to resist chalking for the life of the paint.
  4. Flexibility: It should be able to flex and compress with your building materials as they change shape and size with temperature and moisture levels.
  5. Stain & Fungal Resistance: Your paint should not attract dirt, nor should it be excessively susceptible to mold, algae, or mildew growth.

"Green" Exterior Paint Choices

Most of the highest-rated paints for both the interior and exterior of your home have a high level of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) in their design. While these toxic chemicals are unlikely to cause health issues when on the outside of your home, these emissions can contribute ton environmental damage.

One compromise to consider is to use recycled paint on your home. The performance is comparable to other paints, but you can rest a little easier knowing that you're helping to do your part for the earth.

We Provide Exterior House Painting Services In Southern CT and Fairfield County!

If you're looking for professional, knowledgeable, and certified painters to upgrade your home, we're the experts you're looking for! We're proud of the work we do, and of the satisfied customers we've earned throughout the years.

To meet with one of our specialists for a free written interior painting quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today! We'll inspect your home, answer any questions you have, and provide you with our pricing in written form.

Our company's experienced contractors proudly serve throughout Milford, Stratford, Greenwich, Fairfield, Westport, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Trumbull, Darien, Southbury, North Haven, Guilford, and many surrounding areas.

Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.