Exterior House Painting Process

Nothing can so dramatically change your home’s exterior quite like a new paint job. Exterior paint can be one of the most impactful home improvement projects you can do as an Omaha, NE homeowner. The feeling you get every time you pull up to your home is part of why so many of our clients have invested in their home’s exterior, and changing the old paint for a beautiful, new paint color and look.

The team of professional painters at Legacy Painting & Drywall have developed a 9-step process that we use to help ensure that every exterior painting project has consistent quality and superb protection.

1. Identify wood rot and replace affected areas


Wood rot causes many issues for your home. We perform this step to insure you have structural and surface integrity for outside components such as trim, shutters, siding and more, to be affixed and properly secured to the exterior of your home.

Exterior Wood Rot Repair Legacy Painting & Drywall

2. Power wash the entire house


We power wash the house to rinse and remove any dirt, grime or debris that may prevent the surfacing bonding together of the paint to your home’s surface, resulting in better adhesion which leads to longer lasting quality results.

Exterior Pressure Washing Legacy Painting & Drywall

3. Scrape all loose paint


Similar to why we power wash the house, only with a paint scraper can we remove the old paint that would prevent proper adhesion for the new paint. We also take care when performing this step so we can see just how deeply and severely the current paint has failed.

Exterior Paint Scraping Legacy Painting & Drywall

4. Secure any loose paneling or siding


We do this to keep the exterior look consistent across your home. This also allows us to remove the bulges and inconsistencies that occur as a result of loose paneling and provides for a much better seal for the caulking; which in-turn improves the long-term, deep protection that our painting services off your home.

Siding Repair Legacy Painting & Drywall

5. Oil prime any raw wood


Oil priming seals the porous surfaces of the raw wood, allowing the paint to cover the surface more completely and fully, improving adhesion and allowing for a longer lasting, clean finish. It also prevents the tannins from being released from the wood and causing bleed through stains on the top coat.

Oil Prime Bare Wood Legacy Painting & Drywall

6. Extensive caulking to the entire house


Our exterior painting projects go so far beyond just changing the color or getting a fresh coat on your home. We also are passionate about keeping your home sealed from the elements so that moisture cannot get in behind the siding and trim and start to cause wood rot, mold, and begin deteriorating your home because the proper steps were not taken upfront. We never sacrifice quality for speed.

Exterior Caulking Legacy Painting & Drywall

7. Spray on the first and second coat of finish paint


Meeting industry standards and maximizing the longevity and protection from the Omaha weather elements, all while providing the smoothest of finishes which makes your home look amazing in any light; for years to come.

Exterior House Painter Legacy Painting & Drywall

8. Back roll and brush as needed


Manually correct areas which need touchup to have a consistent look across the whole project.

Exterior House Painters Legacy Painting & Drywall

9. Brush and roll two coats of paint on trim boards


We ensure your trim is completely covered and matched in finish and style specific to your painting project, allowing for pristine and perfect end results.

Exterior Back Rolling Legacy Painting & Drywall

Our Core Values

We strive to exceed customer expectations by providing the best value in the Omaha Metro Area.

Great Services

Great service means excellence in work and communication.

Professional Team

Team members are screened, trained, tested, and in uniform.

Highest Standards

Each of our crew members are trained in our process and standards.

Creative Solutions

We are happy to assist with proper color and design choices.

Our Superior Quality Cannot Be Matched

As a locally owned and operated painting company in Omaha, NE, we can give you the time and attention that the other guys can’t. We don’t care about how big or small your project is. We give everyone the same superior services. As house painters in Omaha that live and work in the same community, we want to be proud to put our name on whatever interior or exterior painting service we provide. That’s why we hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we never leave a single detail out. You don’t have to worry about us disappearing either. We’re here to stay.


Give Us a Call Today at (402) 813-0651!