Exterior Painters Auckland

We care about your whole painting process

As professional exterior painters, we excel at delivering outstanding paint finishes that leave a lasting impression. With expertise in surface preparation and precise paint application, we transform your home’s exterior into a stunning masterpiece, harmonising colours, textures, and finishes to match your vision and preferences.

Trust Davis Painters for flawless results that exceed expectations.

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Preparation check-list

Preparation is the key to all great painting jobs and we follow our proven check-listed system to ensure nothing is left to chance. Sometimes preparation requires a little more than just sanding and scraping and if needed we have specialised trades people (builders, roofers, plasters, etc.) on hand to deal with these.

Our extensive preparation process may include:

Whatever else it takes to make the finished product immaculate.

Safety is top of the list when it comes to working around your home. Davis Painters is a proud member of www.sitesafe.org.nz and ensures each of our team regularly updates their safety passport.

Here are some exterior painting tips to consider:

It is wise to choose a colour that it is lighter than the existing colour. If your house is painted in a dark colour, choosing a lighter colour can increase the costs because it takes more work to cover the dark.  Don’t know the present colour? Find peeling paint, pull it off and take it to a paint store. They can match it. Dedicated paint stores tend to do a better job of this than home improvement stores. Want to change your colour? Then simply make the next colour darker than the present colour.

It’s hard to imagine a house that does not need to be washed down prior to painting. Just run a white t-shirt across the side of your house and witness years, or even decades, worth of accumulated grey soot and dust. Even in the most desperate of painting projects, it’s still recommended to wash down the house.
Washing down your house by hand is the most work-intensive end of the spectrum, but what’s the least you can get by with? If you own a pressure washer (this is the ideal), give it a twice-over on a warm day: once with the cleaning solution and then a rinse with clean water. No pressure washer? Hose it down. Even that’s better than no cleaning. Your two main goals:

    • Knock off the big, visible junk (spiderwebs, wasp’s nests, leaves, etc).
    • Wash away that thin layer of soot and dust.

While the entire house could benefit from a full coat of primer, it’s cheaper to prime only the problem areas, meaning things like raw wood and dried wood filler.
If you just have bare spots (instead of entire bare sections), a litre of primer will be enough. Brush it on and you’re done.
Summary: Hit unpainted and unprimed areas with primer, not the whole house.

Prep-work can equal the amount of time spent painting. Taping and covering will quash the enthusiasm of even the most patient homeowner. Doing a fastidious job on a house with many features can suck up an entire day’s work and more.

Scraping paint isn’t such a time-waster on its own. The problem, though, is that it’s like opening a Pandora’s Box. You scrape that little dollar-sized flake of paint, and it leads to more and more and more.
If the edges of the paint will stay down, leave it alone. The new paint will seal the edges and keep it down. It’s not a perfect seal, but it will hold for a while.

Rolling paint is the best of both worlds. You can cover the expanse quickly, and the paint goes down thick. It doesn’t require an entire day’s commitment. You can spend 45 minutes painting, toss the roller cover and be back at more important tasks, like surfing the Internet, watching TV, or playing with the kids.
The downside is that many types of siding don’t lend themselves to rolling.

Spraying requires a huge amount of preparation. Every single square inch of the non-paintable surface within 2 metres should be covered. But once you get going, spraying is incredibly fast. Besides the prep time, another downside of spraying is that you can only lay down a thin coat.
If this side of the house has grass instead of pavement, so much the better. Spray without laying down a drop cloth. Yes, the grass will get overspray, but the next couple of mowings will eliminate it.

  • Buy inexpensive roller covers and toss them at the end of each painting session. Better quality covers are recommended for interior painting, where critical eyes will be viewing the handiwork. Exterior painting is more forgiving.
  • For little dabs, smears, and touch-ups, you can get by with foam brushes or cheap nylon brushes. Toss them when you are finished.
  • Clean your good brushes with a paintbrush comb and water. Combs cut brush clean-up time at least by half; highly recommended.

Exterior Painting Pricing and Quotes

Davis House Painters provides a detailed written quote – EVERY TIME.

Our quotes are simple to read and understand while providing all the necessary information to ensure you know that we know what we are doing. Our team work from the scope set out in your quote to ensure the job is finished on time and on budget.

In the unexpected situation where changes from the original quote are necessary due to either changes requested by you the client or from exceptional circumstances unforeseen at the beginning of the job, Davis House Painters has an effective change control process to ensure you are in control.

What Our Customers Say

Sally Blakeley
Sally Blakeley
The house exterior weatherboard and window paint condition was in a very poor state and needed a total overhaul including timber repairs, cracked/flaking lead paint strip, metal flashing replacement, gutter replacement and window re-putty. We pretty much selected Davis House Painters, exterior painters in Auckland, based on a positive initial on-site meeting with Paul (owner) who took the time to explain the benefits and process of doing the job right for a long-lasting quality finish that followed the Resene Certified environmentally safe processes for lead paint stripping, containment, handling and disposal. Paul's was not the cheapest quote but was the best value considering safe process, thoroughness and quality. The main works took four weeks (3 for prep, 1 for painting) despite frequent wet weather, and started on the day agreed 6 months prior. The crew was professional, friendly and helpful in coordinating their work with the builder (wood repairs, flashing install), gutter installer and us living amongst it all. At the end of each shift the site was made safe, secure, clean and tidy. During the works, roof cleaning and repaint was added to the scope based on inspection and advice from Paul. Resene's undertook a quality audit during the works and had no issues. The end result is fantastic, and we wouldn't hesitate to use Davis House Painters again and would definitely recommend them to others.
Michelle Blaxall
Michelle Blaxall
I was fortunate to have Davis house painters recommended to me by a masterbuilder in Auckland, who only uses top quality reliable professionals. Paul Davis runs a tight well-supervised crew, who always perform to schedule. They have completed interior and exterior painting throughout my residence. I have appreciated Paul's advice on colour and product choices, as he has extensive knowledge and experience, and an eye for results. Really felt confident when they were on the job, and a pleasure to have in the home.
Mike Mudford
Mike Mudford
Paul and his team painted the entire exterior of our two storey house as well as completing some indoor painting for us. From our very first meeting with Paul we were impressed with his knowledge and his professionalism. We took his advice on colours and this has proved to be a very wise choice as our now fully painted house is looking fantastic. Paul's team when on site were all very respectful and friendly and in particular Ash who painted a great deal of the house on his own throughout some dreadful weather and whose attention to detail was noted not only by us but by our neighbours as well. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is looking for a professional and friendly team. Mike and Rose
Michael Johnston
Michael Johnston
Paul is the absolute professional. I had my house interior painted throughout, including living, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and the garage. Paul consulted on the colours to use with a keen eye for the finished look. The quality of the job was outstanding and I am extremely happy with it. It was on time, on budget and the result far exceeded my expectations. Paul also colour matched the exterior of the house for some touch ups and one would never know the difference. I have no hesitation in recommending Davis Painters to anyone who wants a quality job at an affordable price. Thanks Paul.
Gray Paterson
Gray Paterson
Paul and his team completed a significant sized exterior task to change large stained cedar panels on our home to a regular high quality paint finish in a different color. This involved removing much of the stain and subsequent preparation of the surfaces before applying four coats of paint to make the change. The job has been completed to an exceptional standard. It has also been a pleasure to have Paul and his team on site at our home. Top quality work, great customer service and a pleasure to have them working on this job for us. Gray Paterson
John Schell
John Schell
I am really impressed with the way a difficult job was handled. Davis painters turned two walls in my office into whiteboards and the end result is excellent but what really impressed me was the way Paul conducted himself. Due to poor wall perpetration from another painter Paul had to come back a couple times to get the right result, which he did without question. I highly recommend Paul as someone you can trust to do what he says he will and to go the extra mile.
Ruby Gregory
Ruby Gregory
Highly recommend Paul and his team - they worked around our schedule and delivered a great result. Super tidy, and respectful of our home. And also just really nice people :)
Thornton Scott
Thornton Scott
Paul & his team are absolute professionals. Our older cottage was in dire need of interior painting & from the initial consultation through to the finished result, we could not be happier. Paul worked within our needs, which is a rarity these days, & we had no issues trusting him with accessing our place whilst we were away. If you are looking for a reliable, high quality painter & a very good price, then you will find it with Paul & Davis Painters. Thanks Paul!
ruth lumsden
ruth lumsden
Paul has done both interior and exterior paint jobs for me over the past 12 years. These have been on old wooden villas. His work has always been of the highest quality, including preparation work. He is always professional, honest and a good communicator. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a painter.
Kitty Zhang
Kitty Zhang
Paul and his team did a great job of giving my house a high quality, attention to detail repaint. From careful and thorough preparation to precise colour selection set the job up to perfection. Besides, Paul's good sense of taste help me make the right choices of colour theme and wallpaper. We love the outcome and expecting long lasting effect. Will definitely have Paul to repaint the exterior of our house in due course.

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Auckland 1021