Raleigh Home Painting Contractors

If your house hasn’t been painted in seven years or more, it’s time to reach out to the expert exterior house painters at Osborne Painting! For over 20 years, Osborne Painting has provided premier exterior house painting services in Raleigh, Cary, and nearby Triangle locations.

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 refer to it as “The Osborne Painting Difference.”

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Our Exterior Home Painting Professional Team

Exterior House Painter Raleigh NCThe team at Osborne Painting provides professional home painting services throughout Raleigh and the surrounding areas. Our professional exterior home painters provide expert top-quality workmanship from start to finish. As the owner of Osborne Painting, Anthony “Tony” Osborne is often on the job, ensuring first-hand that you are getting the level of service and the results you expect from our company name. 

Unlike many painting companies, we don’t use subcontractors for any aspect of the job. This sets us apart from other painters. Our employees are permanently on our team so we are 100% accountable and on the same page during the entire process from start to finish. Our jobs run efficiently with no downtime waiting for another crew. You get to know the members of our team during the time we are working for you. This way, we develop a relationship with our customers, which is the way we like to do business. You aren’t just another job to us.

Our Exterior Home Painting Process

At Osborne Painting, we take pride in providing an all-inclusive approach to painting the exterior of your home. We know that skipping steps in the beginning, even before the first paintbrush is applied, will result in a lesser quality result. Some poor-quality contractors may operate that way, but not us. We take a comprehensive approach to residential painting.

Our Raleigh exterior painting professionals are proud of their work and complete the following steps at the beginning of the process.

powerwash before exterior paintingPressure Washing

You can’t get a beautiful paint job without first cleaning the surface of the house. We remove all window screens, downspouts and rain gutters, and shutters in order to pressure wash your home so that all dirt and mildew are removed completely.

Carpentry Repair 

We completely inspect the surface of your house to identify any areas that may need repair before we begin the exterior painting. It is important to have all the repair work done before the painting begins. When we find issues that need to be repaired, such as rot, gapping, and other problems with the siding, we communicate this information to the homeowner. We discuss restoration and repair options. Our team performs all the carpentry that is needed to repair the exterior before painting begins. We even replace windows and doors if needed. 

priming house before paintingSanding and Priming

The Osborne Painting team scrapes off and sands paint that is peeling. You won’t get a quality paint job without this being done. Then, all the bare wood is primed with an exterior primer to seal the wood.


Caulking the entire house is a very important step prior to painting. Caulk ensures the no moisture will penetrate beyond the wood surface. We specifically pay attention to window glazing and repair any that needs attention. We seal all cracks to prevent future cracking.

Additionally, it is during caulking that our team can find other areas needing repair that could have been missed otherwise. After we caulk, the house is like brand new.

Protecting Landscaping

We take care in protecting your landscaping from damage and paint drips. Covering bushes, flowerbeds, decks, lawns, sidewalks, and other landscaping protects these areas from falling debris and paint spills. We tie up bushes that have the potential of rubbing against fresh paint. Additionally, setting up tarps to catch debris makes it a lot easier to remove and haul away paint chips and debris after scraping. After the job is completed and we are finished, we clean up the job site thoroughly.

Types of Exterior House Surfaces

Raleigh NC Exterior Home PaintingOur team at Osborne Painting is experienced with painting a variety of house surfaces. Whatever the exterior of your house is, we can paint it! Regardless of the surface, the quality of our work doesn’t change. You will always get a pristine and beautiful exterior! Here are a few of the most prevalent house surfaces we paint:

  • Hardy plank
  • Masonite
  • Mirartec exterior trim
  • PVC vinyl siding
  • Wood
  • Brick

Osborne Painting Uses Top-Quality Products

White House Paint RaleighWe know that the resulting paint job suffers when lesser quality products are used, so we use only the best quality in paint and tools.

Paint – We always use Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore, which are both rated highly by professional painters all across the globe. These two paints are some of the best paint brands in the U.S. 

Tools – We use high-quality brushes to paint the exterior of a house. Using brushes is preferable because this forces the paint into the surface, ensuring that all the surfaces are sealed completely. Your paint is more resilient and the home’s exterior is more resistant to moisture when using a brush. However, some exterior surfaces, like brick, may also need a roller to get an even and thorough application.

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Exterior Home Painting FAQ’s

How to prep a house for exterior painting

Raleigh NC Painted HomeIn 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 un-groomed 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 are 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? 

Raleigh NC Painted HomeOsborne 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?

Exterior House Painting Color ChoicesThere 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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