exterior House Painting

You want the exterior of your home or commercial building to look great, but a good paint job is more than that. The paint on the exterior of a building provides the ultimate protection against the harsh Far North climate helping to prevent damage, leakage, and corrosion.

Red’s Paint and Paper Ltd are professional Kaitaia painters with over 45 years’ experience in painting and decorating residential and commercial properties. Our aim is to create a quality finish which we achieve by our commitment to faultless surface preparation and skilled application techniques using only the very best painting equipment—brushes, rollers, and premium paint products.

We create painted exteriors that exceed the expectations of our customers. We know that, because our customers have told us!

Full Professional Exterior Painting Service

We handle all small and large exterior house painting projects and small commercial building projects. We have experience in painting most exterior wall surfaces including, wood, composite, fascia, fences, roofs, stucco, decks, patios, railings… almost anything outside that needs painting.

If you need help selecting colours or a colour theme, we can help with that too. When painting a commercial exterior, we can match the colours to your company logo.

The team at Red’s Paint and Paper can also handle graffiti removal, water damage and stain removal, and mould/algae removal to transform the outside of your property and have it looking as good as new again.

Our Exterior Painting Services include:

  • Exterior painting over most substrates including wood, brickwork and stucco.
  • Graffiti removal.
  • Water damage & stain removal (after the necessary repairs).
  • Full preparation – including imperfection and damage repair.
  • Plastering.
  • Free, no obligation quote.
  • 5-year workmanship guarantee.

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Things to think about when painting outdoors

Preparation is the key
Every experienced painter should tell you the same thing – preparation is the key. To get a great top coat, the surface underneath needs to be sound.
We prepare before painting by cleaning and sanding all areas. We also fill any holes or indentations and repair any damage.

What about an undercoat?
These days, some paints are produced as a primer and paint all-in-one mixture. If one of those is not used, a primer is advisable, especially for previously unpainted surfaces or if you are drastically changing the colour. A primer not only covers up colours and stains, it adds a layer that will help the topcoat to adhere.
We will usually recommend the use of a primer to ensure a top-quality result.

Types of paint
Oil-based paint or water-based paint? Gloss paint, satin paint, or a matte paint finish?
It usually depends on where the paint is being used. For a building’s exterior, we usually recommend a semi-gloss paint because it offers a visible shine on exteriors which looks great. What’s more, the glossier sheen makes the paint more durable and easier to clean.
We will discuss the best paint type for your job during the quotation process.

Painting takes time

This is related to preparation. Getting a great quality paint finish takes time. Up to two-thirds of the time it takes to paint a surface can be in the preparation. That includes proper cleaning, taping off areas for sharp lines, placing covers to prevent paint drips on paths and decks, and using the correct primer.
It’s a lot of work, but we pride ourselves on our cutting-in and smooth paint lines.