Exterior Home Painting

We are a Seattle-based home painting contractor.

Pride of Craftsmanship and Quality Preparation

Specialists in the Pacific Northwest Home

Transitional, Modern, Craftsman and Victorian


PNW House Painting is a highly experienced and professional Seattle painting company.

We specialize in residential exterior painting for all types of homes in Seattle and across the Puget Sound region.

Exterior Home Painting

PNW House Painting is a licensed and bonded Seattle paint contractor. Our decades of experience painting homes in the Pacific Northwest will provide you with a high-quality paint job that will last for a very long time.


The exterior of your Seattle house faces an ongoing battle with the sun, rain, ice, and vegetation. Let us help beautify and protect the exterior of your home from the harsh elements through our professional painting services.

Excellent Prep Work and Pride in Craftsmanship

The amount and type of prep work performed are critical to achieving a high-quality exterior paint job. We meticulously follow a proven five-step prep process to ensure long-lasting results. Pride in craftsmanship goes beyond paying close attention to the little details. We treat every project as if it were our own house as we maintain a clean job site while we work and after we go home for the night.

Knowledge of the Conditions of the Pacific Northwest

A high-quality paint job requires several essential steps, some of which are the same no matter where in the country you live, others that are unique to the Seattle area.

Intense UV rays from the sun, moisture, and the abundant vegetation of the Pacific Northwest can prematurely cause the paint on your house to fade and crack.

Our understanding of how these elements affect and interact with the paint on your house enables us to perform the correct prep work to ensure that any paint job we do will last for many years to come.

Knowledge of the Various Types of Seattle Homes

Craftsman, Victorian, Mid-Century, and new construction all require different approaches when it comes to prep work and exterior painting. We have extensive experience and are well-versed in the unique considerations for evert type of home that's found in the Pacific Northwest. We’re also qualified to safely work with and around lead paint that may be present in many of our older homes.

No matter what kind of home you have, we can bring out its charm, beauty, and improve the overall curb appeal.


"Incredibly responsive from the first phone call.

Brad came out and gave a clear, detailed estimate, and was very communicative throughout the process. His team was professional, polite, tidy. And they did an excellent job on my Rainier Beach home. Very pleased."

Susan H, Rainier Beach

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Painting Prep Work for Your Seattle Home

At PNW House Painting, we know Seattle like the back of our hand. Our intimate knowledge of the various types of homes and weather conditions allow us to provide you with a high-quality paint job that will last for years to come.

While painting a house may seem like a simple job, countless little factors need to be taken into consideration before we apply the first drop of paint. Weather, vegetation, and the type of home all determine the right kind of prep work that will need to be performed before painting.

Below is the 5-step prep process that we use to help ensure that every one of the jobs we perform comes out looking perfect.

  • Washing – We gently pressure-wash the exterior to remove the dust, dirt, mildew, and pollution from your home. This helps ensure a clean surface for the new paint to adhere to. When we pressure wash a home, some paint chips may fall off in areas where there is severe damage. However, paint removal via pressure washing is not intentional as it would force too much water into the siding of the home. When it comes to older homes, we offer a more delicate hand washing process.
  • Scraping – We will hand scrape the sides of your home to remove all loose and peeling paint. Be wary of paint contractors who use abrasive means to remove the paint to save time. This can harm the underlying surface and prevent paint from adhering correctly.
  • Sanding - Paint ridges between bare wood and existing paint are sanded to at least a 45-degree angle to ensure proper water runoff. Power sanding is not standard, and not available on homes with lead present. A “smooth” finish is generally not possible on heavy prep areas without the extensive use of wood filler and exterior spackling, which may be priced separately at the request of the customer.
  • Caulking - We use high quality, elastomeric caulking in nearly every application. Caulking is performed in any area where it is missing, loose, or cracked around window and door frames, butt joints, and splits. Hardiplank siding does not require caulking at mid-wall butt joints, as per installation instruction by James Hardie - At customer request, we can caulk these without warranty.
  • Primer - We use a variety of primers to ensure a quality paint job. We use an oil-based primer to spot-prime bare wood on prepped surfaces, to block tannin bleed of cedar, and to inhibit rust stains where nails or metal piping are present. High build latex primers are also used in cases such as delaminating composite boards, or over porous surfaces such as concrete and masonry.

Seattle House Painting

Once the prep work has been completed, it’s now time to paint the exterior of your home. Here’s how we do it:

  • Siding – We apply the paint to the siding through the use of an airless sprayer. Rough and textured siding will be back-brushed to ensure maximum protection and coverage.
  • Trim – Generally speaking, we will brush and roll the trim features after the application of siding paint. In instances where a house has many-paned wooden windows, deep trim-colored soffits, or other extensive trim features, these may be sprayed before or after the siding paint, depending on what will provide the best final look. For windows and doors, the surfaces visible when closed will be painted, as well as the sills visible when open.



Q: How to choose exterior home paint colors?

A: If your neighborhood has a homeowner’s association, you should check with them to see if there is a list of approved colors. Look at the outside of your home and consider the patio, stone, or brick foundations and accents and then choose a color that complements their tone. If you’re having trouble, you can always reach out to PNW House Painting, and we can provide you with more information so that you can make an informed decision.

Q: What locations does PNW House Painting Serve?

A: We are a Seattle-based home exterior painting company that works in the greater Seattle area, including Seattle, Shoreline, Edmunds, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Sammamish, New Castle, Mercer Island, Renton, West Seattle, Burien, and Normandy Park.

Q: Why does the color of the west side of my Seattle home fade faster than the east?

A: It’s due to the high northern latitude and tilting of the earth that cause intense UV exposure from the late afternoon until sundown.

Q: What kind of warranty is offered?

A: PNW House Painting provides a Two-Year Guarantee on all the houses we paint, which includes paint, labor, and materials. So, if anything flakes, bubbles, cracks, or peels in the first two years of your paint job, we will come back out and fix it for free.

Q: What are some important considerations in selecting a painting contractor?

A: While it may look like a simple job, painting the exterior of a house requires knowledge of the home, weather conditions, and other factors that can affect the longevity of the paint job. This is why a licensed and bonded paint contractor, such as PNW House Painting, is the best choice to paint the exterior of your home. We can provide you with countless referrals from other homeowners in your area who will vouch for our high-quality work and dedication to customer service.