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The Benefits of Exterior Painting

Increase the appeal, value, & overall aesthetics of your home or business

Your home is likely one of the largest, most important purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. Therefore, it is essential to protect that investment by maintaining its structural integrity and overall curb appeal. Adding a coat of paint or stain to your home or deck not only keeps it looking brand new, but it also serves as the first line of defense against the elements.

Whether you’re looking to put your mark on a newly purchased home, overdue for some exterior maintenance, or looking to show of your style to the neighborhood – we offer full-service exterior painting to meet any need.

Increased Curb Appeal

A dated or weathered exterior design can negatively impact your home's overall appeal. If you intend to sell soon - a fresh exterior paint job will not only make a home look newer & cleaner - but more attractive to prospective buyers

Value, Value, Value

Exterior painting is one of the most cost-effective ways to update a home. A professional paint job can increase the appraised value of your home with a better ROI than a major investment like a full renovation or addition.

Protection Against the Elements

A professional exterior paint job can protect your home or business from progressive deterioration due to the elements. Additionally, you can maintain the structural integrity of weakening or rotting surfaces to avoid a large replacement or renovation down the road.

Express Your Vision

Trends and are always changing in popular culture & personal preference. Exterior painting is a great way to update up your home or business to a more welcoming and updated look & feel. Let us help you put your personalized stamp on your home or business.

Inspect Your Exterior

Are you overdue for a refresh?

Sometimes it’s obvious if an exterior surface requires maintenance or repair – however sometimes it is not as noticeable. Here are a few of the primary signs that you may want to consider a new paint job:

Previously Painted Surfaces

Alligatoring or Cracking

Paint cracking in a pattern resembling alligator scales usually on previously painted surfaces that were not prepped properly or where your home is most exposed to the elements


Can occur if prior paint application was done in extreme heat or over damp surfaces


Paint that has lost adhesion and can be pulled from surface in large chunks commonly due to painting latex over oil paint without priming, or painting over dirty or poorly prepper surfaces

Painted or Unpainted Surfaces

Sun Damage

With most exterior surfaces – it is possible to have sun damage where extreme exposure to sun occurs


Fine powder that accumulates over the paint surface most common on things like aluminum siding. Chalking occurs naturally over time due to weathering, but can happen quickly over improperly prepped surfaces or low-quality finishes


Fungus (mold) that grows on many exterior painted surfaces due to moisture. If not corrected, mildew will continue eating the existing paint away, causing eventual paint failure in the affected areas.

Let us help!

Living in the Northeast – it is impossible to avoid some of these issues. However, the solution does not require a large investment in a new deck or siding replacement. Our team of skilled professionals is well trained in the prep and painting of all exterior surfaces. We also make sure to use only high-quality products formulated specifically for the surface that we are working on to reduce the chances of repeat issues.

Our Standard Services

Everything that comes with an exterior project from us.

We provide high quality traditional exterior painting services to homes and businesses of all shapes and sizes. To help us maintain our quality – all crews follow a systematic process from start to finish. At the onset of any project we fine-tune the plan to your specific needs, and we ensure that each step is done prior to calling any job complete.

In addition, some of the benefits of choosing Burge Painting:

Color & Paint Selection Guidance
High Level Painting & Surface Prep
Guaranteed Paint Coverage
Dust Control & Daily Cleanup
Yard & Belongings Protection
Free & Guaranteed Estimates

Our Exterior Process

Our process driven approach to exterior painting & maintenance increases efficiency & quality


Determine & Communicate Approach

Due to varying surface condition, building materials, & exposure to elements, no two jobs are the same. It is likely that the exterior of your home was built using a mixture of materials.

Therefore, it’s essential to treat each material using recommended practices & products for the best result. Prior to getting underway, we make sure to communicate our plan, timeline expectations, and products that will be used to complete the job.


Power wash / Clean Surfaces

An essential yet overlooked aspect of doing any exterior painting or staining is cleaning the painting surface. One of the primary reasons for a failed or short-lived paint job is applying the products over dirt, chalk, or grime.

  • Professionally power wash entire home
  • Scrub surfaces with brush using appropriate cleaning solution for each material
  • Rinse off cleaning solution & Allow adequate drying time (12+ hrs.)


Scrape Loose Paint / Repair Weathered Surfaces

Proper surface prep is another determining factor in whether a paint job will hold up for years to come or fail and need to be redone! Depending on the surface material – we follow different guidelines to make certain all surfaces are paint-ready:

  • Cover ground & plants with drops & plastic to protect surrounding yard from debris
  • Chip any loose paint and power-sand / grind (depending on surface) smooth
    • Previous failed paint/stain jobs may require full paint/topcoat removal
  • Bondo or exterior spackle any major imperfections, holes or rot in surface & sand smooth
  •  Apply exterior caulk to any cracks (where applicable)
  • Re-secure / replace any loose or rotted materials that cannot be salvaged


Protect Peripheral Items & Prime Coat / Stain

The importance of selecting & properly applying the appropriate primer or stain cannot be overstated. The primer phase is done to ensure that the finish paint selected adheres consistently and completely to each surface material equally.

  • Tape/protect areas not being painted (windows, casings, gutters, ground, etc.
  • Remove any obstructions (i.e. downspouts, grills, patio furniture, etc.)
  • If painting: Spray, Brush, & Spray & back roll (depending on plan) surface with recommended product
  • If staining: Apply two coats of stain (allow for 12-24-hour dry time to ensure durability)


Finish Coat

Lastly after all prep and priming is complete, we apply a consistent finish coat to your home using only high-quality products and with either a spray or brush application depending on the surface and plan

  • Inspect and perform any last-minute prep
  • Paint consistent coat in full sections to ensure uniform drying
  • (If necessary) Apply protective clear coat to natural wood stain for durability & water resistance


Wrap-up & Client Walkthrough

The final exterior painting phase is an obvious but oft-overlooked phase which is the cleanup and resetting of the workspace. Our goal is to leave your house in the manner we entered it in, so that you’d never know we were there aside from a new paint job!

  • Remove all tape, plastic, paper, and drops from the area
  • Vacuum & sweep any leftover debris from
  • Perform any required touch-ups (there’s always something!)
  • Rehang & put back anything moved or taken down (downspouts, grill, tables. Etc.)


Final Inspection & Sign-off

No exterior paint job is complete without approval from the client. If the homeowner is available, we perform a step-by-step walkthrough of the job according to the estimate – and address any oversights on the slim chance there are any. We make sure not to let anything slip through the cracks or cut any corners.

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Don't need a full exterior paint job?

Check out some of our other exterior painting & home improvement services

Deck Painting & Staining

Get your deck ready for the new season with a fresh coat of stain. We have experience with wood or composite, clear stain or solid stain!

Wood Staining & Wood Refinishing

Not a deck? We also stain, paint, or weatherproof new or weathered wood elements of an exterior like a fence, shed, gazebo, etc.

Custom Painting Techniques

We have experience with things like pattern finishes, wall stripes, and accent colors on walls, cornices, doors & railings, etc.

Let us take on your exterior project!

You’ve seen our process and services – now reach out for a an estimate to tackle that exterior paint job that you’ve been wanting to do!

Exterior Painting Service Areas

Just some of the towns & counties we provide our suite of exterior painting services to…

Exterior Painting Montgomery County

  • Lansdale, PA
  • Ambler, PA
  • Blue Bell, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Willow Grove, PA
  • Horsham, PA
  • Glenside, PA
  • Spring House, PA
  • and more…

Exterior Painting Bucks County

  • Doylestown, PA
  • Chalfont, PA
  • Warrington, PA
  • Richboro, PA
  • Newtown, PA
  • New Hope, PA
  • Fairless Hills, PA
  • Perkasie, PA
  • Quakertown, PA
  • and more…

Exterior Painting Philadelphia

  • Center City
  • Northern Liberties
  • Fishtown
  • East Kensington
  • Fairmount
  • Old City
  • South Philly
  • Manayunk
  • Roxborough
  • and more…

Exterior Painting Delco & Chester County

  • West Chester, PA
  • Media, PA
  • Phoenixville, PA
  • Ardmore, PA
  • Springfield, PA
  • Paoli, PA
  • Malvern, PA
  • and more…

Exterior Painting South Jersey

  • Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Moorestown, NJ
  • Pennsauken, NJ
  • Collingswood, NJ
  • Haddonfield, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Delran, NJ
  • Shore Points
  • and more…

and more...

Town not listed? Not to worry! Whether you’re in or near one of those areas – give us a call to see if we service your area.