Exterior Painting

How We Do Exterior Painting

Kirbyworks Painting is a top-rated Exterior Painting company for the Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick area. This is how we do it:

Your Bid

We don’t do estimates – we give you a bid. We do not come back after the job is over saying we are charging more unless you have added work beyond the original scope we agreed on in the beginning and then only if we agree to the scope and bid price. After we are done with the job and find we should have bid more for the project because it took longer than expected that’s our problem, not yours. You pay what we agreed to.

For Jobs over $1000 I’ll need a 50% down payment, which is an industry standard.

Color Consultation for Exterior Painting

Is your color scheme looking a little dated but you’re not sure what colors are being used today? Having trouble figuring out what goes with your brick or roof color?  Let me help you with a free color consultation.

Exterior Painting Prep

When we paint your exterior we:

  • Pressure wash the house.
  • Scrape peeling paint.
  • Prime bare wood if we don’t use a paint that has primer in it.
  • Remove light fixtures.
  • Remove wires if possible.
  • Mask off and cover up everything that doesn’t get painted.

Exterior Painting

Our Go-To Paint for Exteriors

Generally, we use Sherwin Williams SuperPaint Satin. This exterior paint and primer in one delivers outstanding performance and protect against the elements. Cold and frosty or hot and humid, this formula goes on smooth and resists fading and peeling. And thanks to its advanced acrylic resin technology, you’ll enjoy outstanding adhesion and color retention. SuperPaint offers a dirt-resistant and mildew-resistant coating.

Exterior SuperPaint isn’t the most expensive paint that Sherwin Williams offers but my inside sources say it’s just as good if not better than the more expensive ones.

We use SuperPaint Satin for the body, soffits, fascia, trim, and even the doors.

Paint Your House Glossy?

Some with period homes and others wanting a house that cleans up better with a pressure washer have asked for a glossy finish. The problem with that in the Tri-Cities is after one summer the sun will flatten the paint to either a satin or eggshell finish. It won’t retain that shine in our brutal sun.

Painting Stucco Homes

For painting stucco homes it is recommended to use an elastomeric type paint which offers the flexibility needed to handle contraction and expansion, but not necessarily the Elastomeric brand because that is a high-build paint that puts on a thick coat that will smooth out your stucco, making it look less like stucco. SuperPaint is an elastomeric type of paint that doesn’t go on too thick and so preserves that stucco look. In addition, we use SuperPaint Flat rather than Satin because stucco naturally has a flat sheen to begin with.


After the house has been adequately prepped we:

  • Spray on the body color, including the soffits.
  • Hand paint the fascia and trim – either brush or roll.

If we are painting the doors we do that toward the end of the process. We usually take the doors off to paint so let us know when would be a good time to do that.

Clean Up

Water-based paint dries fast enough we can start cleaning up as soon as we are done painting. Clean-up includes putting everything back on the house that was taken off, such as the light fixtures.

After we are done painting we will stand back and admire how beautiful your house looks and be glad that you get to enjoy it every day for years to come.


Helpful Exterior Painting Information from our Blog:

Get Those Sprinklers Off Your House

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Where We Do It

Our Service Locations include:

The Tri-Cities: Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick, and the fourth Tri-City: West Richland.

Other towns in Benton and Franklin Counties, including Burbank, Finley, Benton City, Prosser, Mesa, and Connell.

Areas beyond: Mabton, Grandview, Sunnyside, Mattawa, Desert Aire, Hermiston, Boardman, Umatilla, and Touchet.

Give Us a Call or Email Us

Call 509-551-1060 or email us at kirby@kirbyworks.net to schedule a time for Kirby to provide a free quote for your home or business.

We are top-rated on Angies for Tri-Cities painting companies.