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FAQs – Exterior Painting

Our professional house painters provide exterior house-painting services for homes in central Connecticut, including Avon CT, Farmington CT, Glastonbury CT, Hartford CT, Meriden CT, New Britain CT and Wethersfield CT.


How often should my house’s exterior be painted?

Exterior house painting often occurs less often than interior house painting, but we recommend that you paint your home’s exterior when it doesn’t reflect your personal standards any longer or if wood rot begins to occur.

What do I need to do before the painters arrive?

Before all exterior paint projects, we recommend removing planters and any loose yard items that might be in the way. Our professional painting crews can move heavier items for you once we arrive.

Can Franklin Painting just touch up my exterior?

Yes.  Even if you don’t want a full exterior paint job, our professional painters can help with simple touch-ups to have your home looking fresh and new again.

Can Franklin Painting paint stucco exteriors?

Yes.  Our painters are highly skilled to tackle the painting of stucco exteriors, including special membrane coatings for stucco.

Will my lawn or landscaping get paint damage?

Lawns, landscapes and gardens won’t get paint damage, but painters will — carefully — be walking through the beds. We greatly respect your property and will ensure that any exterior paint work completed won’t come with ruined gardens or lawns.

Does Franklin Painting use ladders, staging or mechanical lifts?

Our professional paint crews may use all of the above, as deemed necessary in order to complete your exterior painting project.

If my exterior has oil based paint can it be repainted with acrylic?

Yes.  With proper preparation, homes painted with oil-based paint can be repainted with acrylic paint.

Can I paint over my aluminum or vinyl siding?

Yes.  If it is prepared correctly. Aluminum or vinyl siding paint can actually outlast wood siding by as much as five times longer.

Do we need to be home when work is done?

No.  Homeowner presence is not required, as long as our professional painting crew has access to all of the exterior painting project areas.

Why is the paint on my house peeling?

There could be any number of external factors contributing to this: age or type of the materials on the house, the weather or the type of prep done previously. If your home has serious peeling problems, call us today to find out how we can help.

What if I have some rotted areas on the exterior?

We can repair damaged or rotted areas prior to starting your exterior painting project.

Does Franklin Painting paint or stain decks and fences?

Yes.  Beyond just painting the exterior of your home, we also paint or stain decks and fences to keep your property looking like the outdoor oasis you’ve always dreamed of.

My deck wood has turned gray. Can it be restored?

Yes.  After years of use and exposure to the elements, wood decks can begin to look dull. Our professional painting crew can re-stain your deck to have it looking brand new again.

My deck was painted. Can it be brought back to its original appearance and stained?

Yes.  Our highly skilled painting professionals can remove paint and stain it to restore its original appearance.

What is the best treatment for pressure-treated decks and stairs?

They can be treated like regular wood and painted or stained in order to get whatever look you are trying to achieve.

How many coats of paint are recommended for an exterior job?

At least two coats are required to get a high-quality and durable exterior paint job. Our professional painting crew works quickly and efficiently to ensure that your project is completed in an acceptable amount of time.

How does Franklin Painting remove mold and mildew?

In order to remove mildew before we can begin painting, we use chlorine bleach and a mild wetting agent followed by a medium-pressure rinse.

What time of year does Franklin Painting offer exterior painting?

The best time to complete exterior house painting is from June until just before the first frost, which is usually late September. We recommend booking your summer exterior painting project early in the year because our schedules fill up quickly.

Does Franklin Painting offer pressure-washing before painting?

Exterior paint projects are always pressure-washed as part of the project. It ensures that the exterior paint adheres properly, giving you a durable and long-lasting exterior paint job.

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