Exterior House Painting in New Jersey
Painting the exterior of your home increases its value, offers protection to your home’s surface, and improves curb appeal. Living in northern New Jersey, your home is likely your biggest investment. So you’ll want to hire a painter you can trust. Here are a few tips for hiring a painting contractor, and what sets Monk’s apart from other painters.
Choosing a Painting Contractor in New Jersey
Choosing the right painting contractor for your exterior house project is the most important step in the process. No matter who you end up hiring they should be licensed and insured in the state of New Jersey. If any sanding is being done on a home built before 1978, you should also confirm they are Lead-Safe Certified from the EPA.
Talk to your neighbors and look up reviews on the company or companies you are considering hiring. Be sure to utilize sites who verify their reviews. Two sites that do this are Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor. With these sites you can trust that reviews are from actual customers.
Lastly, be sure to meet face-to-face with the painting company. Make sure you are comfortable with the people who will be managing your project and working on your home. Oftentimes we get requests for over-the-phone “ballpark” estimates or estimates done without anyone home. We understand that people are busy, but we think it is worth the time investment to discuss your project in person. You’ll get an accurate estimate and understand exactly what is and isn’t included so you can accurately compare other estimates.
Why Choose Monk’s for Exterior House Painting
Monk’s has been providing northern New Jersey homeowners with exterior painting projects since 2007. We are licensed, insured and EPA Lead-Safe Certified.
Monk’s takes the extra steps necessary to ensure all painting surfaces are prepped, primed, and ready to accept the paint so you get a top quality finish that will look beautiful for years to come, guaranteed. We offer a warranty for up to 3 years on exterior painting projects.
Monk’s painters can paint any surface including cedar shakes, Hardie board planks or shingles, stucco, brick, and even aluminum or vinyl siding. See how we transformed this rundown historic home in Mount Tabor, NJ into an absolute beauty.
The Monk Family Recipe for Long Lasting Exterior Paint Jobs
Our formula is simple, and we don’t take any shortcuts. The project may take a little longer but will yield much better and longer lasting results. Here’s how we do it.
- Start with a free, comprehensive written estimate detailing the work and price.
- First, remove all loose paint, up to as much as 95% of the paint from the siding.
- Clean the exterior of the house and rinse off any dust from the sanding.
- Prime all bare wood with a top quality primer from Sherwin-Williams.
- On cedar houses with lots of bare cedar, we apply a second coat of oil-based primer to prevent the cedar from staining.
- Inspect for any rotten trim and remove and replace with composite trim where needed. (Our carpenters can handle this)
- Caulk all seams and corners with high-quality latex caulk.
- Use premium materials such as Duration Paint from Sherwin-Williams or Aura Paint from Benjamin Moore.
- Give the house two top coats of paint. One coat just won’t cut it against the elements in New Jersey.
Monk’s Also Specializes in Cedar Siding
Does your home have cedar siding? Then it requires a special process to get the job done right. See an example of a sanding and exterior painting project for cedar siding done the right way. Plus, learn more about the cedar siding sanding process and timeline.
When you work with Monk’s, you work with the friendliest painters in New Jersey. You might even miss us when we’re gone!
We Paint Homes, Decks & Fences
Besides your siding and trim, we also can paint or stain any fixed exterior structure. This includes decks, pergolas, fences, barns, gazebos and even wooden playsets. One of the most popular exterior painting projects is wooden deck refinishing. To see examples of all kinds of exterior painting projects we’ve completed, visit our exterior painting gallery.
Below are a few examples of painting and staining projects we’ve completed – door staining, porch staining, and railing painting.
Customer Reviews for Exterior Painting
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