Exterior Painting

Painting the exterior of your property dramatically changes the appearance, adds curb appeal and protects your home for years to come.

Painting the exterior of your property can be a large project, but it is definitely worth it for the value it adds to your home. Taking on an exterior house painting project may seem daunting, but with the help of experienced professionals like On The Spot Painting, you can sit back and enjoy your home’s new look in no time.

On the Spot Painting utilizes high-quality techniques and products to ensure that our valued customers are happy with our exterior painting services each and every time.

Our professional exterior painters understand not only the aesthetic value that a fresh coat of paint can give to your home’s exterior, but also the protection that a good paint job can provide to your home against the elements.

There are many reasons you should choose On The Spot for your exterior house painting, including:

  • Our 20 years of experience ensures you’re getting high quality every time.
  • We’re locally owned and operated in Edmonton so you’d be supporting a local business.
  • We understand that your home’s exterior communicates a lot about you, so we want to ensure you’re happy with the way it looks.
  • We can work with a wide range of exterior house materials to improve the appearance of your home and protect it from the elements.

4 Reasons To Use Us For Your Exterior Painting Project

We’re good at what we do and we have the years of experience behind us to prove it. But why should you choose us over another exterior painting company?

1. Over 20 Years of Experience

On The Spot Painting have over 20 years of experience so you can feel confident that you’re in good hands with our exterior painters. Our company was created with the goal of making painting services easier, more convenient and more affordable for commercial and residential customers in Edmonton and we stand by that goal, decades later.

2. Locally Owned & Operated

On The Spot Painting is based in Edmonton and we serve customers all around the Edmonton Metropolitan Area. Along with having the familiarity that comes with being a locally owned & operated company, we’re also very familiar with the local weather conditions too. This knowledge adds to our experience with exterior painting as we understand how important it is to have a protective paint job that can shield your home from the elements all year round.

3. Happiness Guarantee

Our exterior painting projects start with a free consultation and finish with a final walkthrough before clean-up. This ensures that you’re involved in the process every step of the way.

At On The Spot Painting, it’s imperative to us that you’re 100% satisfied with your paint job so we regularly check in to make sure that you’re happy throughout and after the project is complete.

4. Large Knowledge of Exterior House Materials

We’re able to work with a huge range of exterior house materials, including wood siding, aluminum siding and vinyl siding. We have high-quality paints for every surface and we understand the importance of choosing the right products for your home.

Most often, our homes are our biggest investment so it’s important to protect it. Both weather and age can have a negative effect on your home, decreasing the value. A good quality paint job can water-proof your brick, extend the life of a wooden deck and even seal wood surfaces to prevent pests and the elements invading your home.

How Our Exterior House Painting Service Works

Our home exterior painting process includes a well-established multi-step system which consists of the following:


The first step when you’re looking for exterior painting services is to have a consultation. At On The Spot Painting, we need to be sure of your requirements and your current home exterior before we can begin with any exterior painting projects.

We always want you to be happy with our services, so we will come out and visit you at your property to discuss what you want to achieve with your paint job. Our experienced exterior painters can make educated recommendations on colour, textures and design based on what you’re looking for.


Our experienced team understands the importance of preparing your home for exterior painting services. Preparing your home gives us a blank slate and allows us to ensure the highest quality paint job possible. As part of your free estimate, we will discuss the preparation that may be required due to the existing state of your home’s exterior. During the preparation stage, we always do the following:

  • Cover plants, trees and decks to protect them from the paint.
  • Remove any mildew and mold so your home’s exterior is fresh and safe.
  • Fill holes and cracks in the walls.
  • Remove any loose paint chips or peeling paint from old paint that may stick out.
  • Remove any dirt and debris by power washing the surfaces.
  • Caulk and waterproof your windows and doors, upon request.


In the priming stage, we apply high-quality primer on the exterior surfaces of your house to prepare them for the paint. Priming is an important step of prep work before the paint begins to help the new paint stick to the surface better, and protect the material of your home from the paint. For example, it is possible to paint directly onto bare wood, but the finish won’t be as smooth or as durable as a primed wood surface.


Once everything has been prepared and primed, we’ll then proceed to paint the exterior of your house. This might take several thin coats of paint, but we only use top quality materials to prevent fading and keep your home’s exterior looking great for many years to come.

Fresh paint is delicate so our team of experts will always assess the weather conditions before beginning a paint job. Living in Edmonton, we all understand the effect the weather can have on just about everything, so it’s important that we take that into consideration when choosing the type of paint, too.

FAQ’s For Exterior Painting Projects

Q. What Is The Best Time To Paint A House Exterior?

A. Typically, early Summer or early Fall are the best times to give your home’s exterior a makeover. These seasons have a low chance for rain or temperature fluctuations during the transition from night to day.

Whilst it’s best to paint when it’s moderately warm outside, it’s also important to avoid painting in direct sunlight if possible, as this can make the paint dry much quicker and become more difficult to work with. Obviously, painting in the rain is also a very bad idea as the surfaces will be wet and slick, making them very difficult to work with.

Q. How Much Does Exterior House Painting Cost?

A. It’s very difficult to give a general estimate, as there are many factors that are taken into consideration when providing a quote for your exterior painting project. Most importantly is the material of your house exterior and the size of your home, determined by square foot.

We will always provide you with a free estimate after viewing your property and discussing your needs, so you can be aware of all costs up front before we begin working.

Q. How Many Days Does It Take For Exterior Painting?

A. The answer to this question also varies depending on a number of different factors. Namely, the size of your house, the material of your external walls, the weather conditions and the size of the team of painters.

As a really general guide, it can typically take 3-4 days to paint a four-bedroom two-story house with two or three painters.

If you contact us for a free consultation, we will provide a general estimate on how long we think your exterior house painting project will take.

Q. What Materials Can You Paint On The Outside of a House?

Whether it’s painting stucco, wood siding, aluminum siding, vinyl siding, brick or cedar shingles we’ve got you covered. We use the best paints for each material to give you the best possible finish.

In addition to this, we also offer exterior door, deck, fence and railing painting too, so you can give your entire exterior a makeover at the same time.

Q. What Temperature Can You Paint Outside?

The most ideal temperature for your exterior house paint job is between 15 – 29 c. If it’s too cold outside, you may end up with staining or mildew issues on the surface.

Living in Alberta and dealing with the cooler temperatures often, we’re very well experienced in choosing the right time of year to complete your exterior house painting.

Q. Can I Paint My House Exterior Myself?

A. It is definitely possible to get your own latex paint from a paint store, stock up on a scrub brush, drop cloths and primer and get to work painting your own exterior surfaces. However, you may not get the right materials, or understand the techniques that are required to not only make your home look good, but protect it from the elements too.

A huge part of exterior painting is making sure your house is ready to be painted, so it’s so important to prepare. This can be a lengthy, involved process of removing mildew, sanding and scraping old paint in some cases, covering or adding caulk to doors and windows and other tasks that are best left to a professional. An experienced painter will know exactly what needs to be done to prep your specific house and can get the job done efficiently, whilst covering all bases.

Making sure that your home has at least two coats of durable, high-quality paint that has been applied correctly is so important for ensuring you’re protected against the elements. You could also end up spending money on more paint than is required, costing you more overall.

Not doing the job correctly could end up costing you more money in the long run and could open you up to expensive and otherwise unnecessary issues with your house. Contact On The Spot Painting today for a free consultation.