SELECTING PAINT

How to Select Paint - Exterior House Painting

Selecting exterior paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to exterior house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.

We will help you choose the type of paint that will work on the surface of your exterior. Vinyl, brick, wood and fiber-cement siding all have paints that work better or worse on them. Understanding what works best often comes from experience. The same is true for painting stucco finishes.

When selecting a paint color for your exterior many factors can come into play. Homeowners need to consider any homeowners association rules that would affect the color choice. Many Raleigh homeowners will have their home repainted the same color, or a color very similar. That is the easy and safe decision.

Others will look for a more dramatic impact in a house painting project. If that's you, you should be sure to consider:

  • Other houses in the neighborhood. Most homeowners don't want to pick a color that sticks out as inappropriate.
  • What colors would fit with the original style and era of your home?
  • Are you painting everything on the exterior of your home (doors, shudders, etc.) or just the walls?

That third question is a big one. It can be difficult for Raleigh area homeowners to picture how the new color will be affected by its surroundings. It's one thing to hold a paint swatch up and a completely different thing when that color is painted on the entire house.

Other Surfaces

Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at Larry Stewart Painting & Decorating we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.

If you live in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

Call us today at 919-815-1044 or request a free estimate



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What Our Customers Are Saying

Top Quality Painters! Larry Stewart Painting is a superior professional painting company. They are efficient, hardworking, and detail-oriented. They recently power-washed my home in the Governors Club in Chapel Hill, replaced an exterior door to the garage, repaired wood rot, repainted my exterior lights, varnished all the porch ceilings, re-stained the porch floor, hand painted an outdoor spiral staircase, re-stained the front door,caulked all seams, and brush painted all the trim and siding. I had received several cheaper estimates for the job but the other contractors proposed using lower quality paint and spray painting the siding. I was very impressed with the labor intensive brush work on the entire house. Every morning for two weeks, two vans with six men would arrive at 7:30 am wearing clean white painters coveralls prepared to work. Each day they were organized, pre-planned, quiet, courteous, and cleaned up as they worked. The crew completed their duties like skilled craftsmen. Larry Stewart has been painting houses for over 30 years, the experience and expertise are evident in the outcome.


-Debbie and Barry Goodwin - Chapel Hill, NC

Mr. Stewart is a man of his word. He promised a beautiful job and that is what we got. The crew was professional, courteous, and their work was meticulous. I could not find anything that wasn't done perfectly. Mr. Stewart is always available to take your call and his timeline is right on point. The best decision we ever made was having Mr. Stewart and his crew paint our house. Do yourself a favor and hire the best!


-Barbara M. - Clayton

Excellent A++!


-Bryan C.

Great ! Larry and his painters were very professional and courteous.


-Betty R.

Great painter, works with his team, and is on top of the operation from start to finish. He does what he says, and does it well.


-Mark M.
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