Exterior Painting

Home Exterior Painting Contractors in Connecticut

At Scholar Painting we specialize in exterior house painting of all types. We take pride in 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 Greenwich, New Haven, Hartford, Weston, Stamford, New London, Old Greenwich, Westport, Wilton, Cos Cob, and many surrounding areas.

Before and After
  • Smith Street Barn Restoration in Norwalk, Connecticut
    Smith Street Barn Restoration in Norwalk, Connecticut

    After Hurricane Sandy, this barn on Smith Street in Norwalk, CT was in terrible condition. It was completely unusable and near falling apart. After time and effort were put in, though, it was a great success.

    We used Benjamin Moore stain to give the barn a classic style in traditional barn red. The structure itself needed serious repair to ensure that it would stand. We also used GAF Timberline shingles to repair and replace the damaged roof, ensuring leak-free protection for years to come.

    The Norwalk Historical Society was thrilled with the finished project, and we were happy to provide! The skilled experts at Scholar Painting can handle historic restoration projects of any shape and size, always showing these structures the care and attention they deserve.

    If you're interested in our exterior home services, call or contact us today to find out more or to schedule a free estimate!

  • Professional Wood Staining Job in Woodbridge, CT
    Professional Wood Staining Job in Woodbridge, CT

    We stained this Woodbridge home which came out great with a nice finish.

  • House Staining in Woodbridge
    House Staining in Woodbridge

    This house in Woodbridge, Connecticut had beautifully stained exterior work done.  

  • Home Exterior Painting in New Haven
    Home Exterior Painting in New Haven

    This waterfront home was in rough shape. There were many spots where paint was chipped or faded. The color change from a dull yellow to a vibrant blue left the homeowner extatic. 

  • New Haven, Ct Exterior Restoration Project
    New Haven, Ct Exterior Restoration Project

    The beautifully restored exterior project consisted of a complete restoration of very large Historical Home in New Haven CT. We replaced all roofing, windows, gutters, repointed all masonry foundation and fully restored and all siding and painted with Historical colors.

  • New Haven Liberty Exterior Restoration Project
    New Haven Liberty Exterior Restoration Project

    Beautifully restored exterior project consisted of a complete restoration of very large Historical Home in New Haven CT. We replaced all roofing, windows, gutters, repointed all masonry foundation and fully restored and all siding and painted with historic colors.

  • Bethany Ct, Barn Exterior Paint Restoration
    Bethany Ct, Barn Exterior Paint Restoration

    We restored this exterior barn in Bethany, Connecticut.

  • Hamden House Painting
    Hamden House Painting

    The owners of this home in Hamden, CT were looking to bring life to their home in the form of a new paint job. The color that was chosen did just that!

  • Garage Painting in Cheshire, CT
    Garage Painting in Cheshire, CT

    We painted the outside of this garage with a nice neutral tone color.

  • Home Repainting in Cheshire
    Home Repainting in Cheshire

    This home in Cheshire had worn out paint was restored and looking brand new now.

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?

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."
  • Stains Will Fail Faster Than Paint: While an opaque stain will be more durable than a semitransparent stain, neither can hold up against wear and tear as well as the best paints.
  • 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 Sherman 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. The 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, Building Magazine reports that the second layer of paint can extend the life of a paint job by a factor of three.

What Makes Exterior Paint Great?

Durability isn't everything! 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 to 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 Connecticut!

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 New Haven, Greenwich, Hartford, Old Greenwich, New London, Weston, Stamford, Cos Cob, Wilton, Westport, Ridgefield, Easton, Norwalk, Redding, Woodbridge, Trumbull, New Canaan, and many surrounding areas.

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2 Klarides Village Drive #145
Seymour, CT 06483
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