Is it time to update the exterior of your home or business?

We don’t simply paint over peeling paint or rotted wood. We handle all the prep work for you which often includes replacing trim and vents, caulking, sanding and much more. In many cases we repair the poor workmanship of previous contractors. When finished, your home will look great and be protected against weather damage. With our Performance Promise we provide 100% satisfaction and a 10 guarantee on workmanship. Our exterior painting team is offices in McKinney, TX, serves all of DFW and beyond, and looks forward to serving you. No home, business, or multi-family property is too big or small. Below we will discuss our services, factors that go into the exterior painting cost, and how to decide which color to choose.

Exterior Painting Services:

Exterior surfaces we paint (All paintable surfaces):

  • Exterior wood repair and replace (fascia, soffit, trim)
  • Wood Siding and Brick
  • Window Trim Painting or Replacement
  • Exterior Door Painting or Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Fencing

What factors go into the cost of exterior painting when hiring an exterior painting company?


  1. Size of the project: Factors such as square footage, 1 or 2 stories, etc
  2. Preparation work: pressure washing, scraping old paint, sanding, caulking, priming, repairing/replacing wood such as siding, soffit, or facia. We want the surface to be in great condition before we paint.
  3. Paint quality and finish: Texas can have harsh weather, so you need an exterior paint that is durable and weather resistant. While you might pay more now, you will save money in the long run. The type of finish also affects price such as matte, satin, gloss, etc.
  4. How complex is the project: Factors such as amount of colors to use, unique surface area, and intricate designs, will determine the skill and expertise your paint needs to do the job right the first time.
  5. Additional services: If you need more than your home painted, such as deck or fence staining, trim work, new windows, etc. This will of course increase your cost.

How do you determine which exterior paint color to choose?

  • Architectural Style of Home: Depending on whether your home is traditional, modern, or victoria, this will determine the color style you should go with.
  • Neighborhood and Surroundings(HOA and Historic Districts): Here in North Texas, many of the homes or neighborhoods are similar so unless you are wanting a bold look, it is best to see what you like and don’t like about your neighbors homes and go with a similar look. If you live in an HOA or Historic District, contact one of the board members and they will advise you on what is and isn’t allowed. If you want something out of scope, the board will need this submitted to review and approve.
  • Other features of your home: Roof color, siding(brick or wood), trim, garage, and more. For example, if your roof is a darker color, a white or lighter color is good to compliment this. If your garage, doors, etc, all are white, then a darker color around your home is advised to compliment.

Exterior Painting tips you may not have thought about in McKinney and DFW:

  1. If your home is smaller, choose a lighter color to make it appear larger.
  2. Consider the undertones of the color – A good example is a gray paint may have a blue undertone, which affects how the paint appears in different lighting.
  3. Just like your interior, make sure you view the paint you choose at different times of the day since it will appear different throughout the day. Along with this, consider the LRV which is Light Reflectance Value. Colors that reflect more light can stay cooler. The higher the LRV, the heat can be absorbed more to maintain a cooler interior.
  4. Don’t forget the garage and front door, besides painting your home, these are both focal points that catch the eye of your neighbors walking by. This can add curb appeal to your home. Painting the gutters is also not thought about often but can make your home pop.
  5. Exterior elements: For example, if your landscaping has items within it like a blue or white, you can match parts of your home to fit this.
  6. Future maintenance: Because of the harsh summers and winters in DFW, make sure your exterior paint has long-term durability which will save you money in the long run.

Why choose Performance Painting for your exterior painting project? Here are the top 6 reasons:

  1. We service any property type: Residential, Commercial, Multi-Family
  2. Proud Member of The Good Contractors List
  3. 200+ 5 star reviews online
  4. 10 Year Workmanship Warranty
  5. A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and in business over 10 years
  6. Multiple Financing Options

We invite you to explore our About Us page to discover more about our Performance Painting team and the dedication behind our work. Curious if we’re available in your neighborhood? Our service area page provides comprehensive details on where our services reach. And if you’re wondering about our specific services, our main menu is your go-to resource for a complete list of services we provide. 

Based in McKinney, Performance Painting proudly serves the entire Dallas – Fort Worth area, ready to meet all your painting requirements. Interested in enhancing your home’s exterior? Navigate to our Contact Us page to book your no-cost exterior painting consultation. We’re eager to assist you in bringing new life to your space.


Frequently Ask Questions

What is the best time of year to paint the exterior of a house?

The ideal period for painting the exterior of a house depends largely on climate and weather conditions, with late spring, early summer, and early fall often being the most suitable times. This period typically offers stable temperatures and low humidity, which ensures that paint dries evenly and adheres well. Checking the weather forecast is also essential to avoid rain, which can negatively affect freshly applied paint.

How often should I repaint the exterior of my home?

Repainting frequency varies based on siding type, paint quality, and environmental exposure. Wood siding may need repainting every 3-7 years, while fiber cement siding can last 10-15 years before needing a new coat. Painted vinyl and aluminum siding generally require attention every 5-10 years. Regular maintenance can help extend the time between full repaints.

What are the best types of paint for exterior surfaces?

For exterior surfaces, 100% acrylic latex paints are often recommended due to their excellent adhesion, flexibility, and durability. These qualities make them resistant to fading, cracking, and peeling, as well as less susceptible to UV and weather damage. Consider paints with anti-mold and mildew additives for humid areas or surfaces prone to mold.

Can exterior painting increase my home's value?

A fresh coat of paint can significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal and increase its market value. Exterior painting is one of the most cost-effective home improvement projects, offering a return on investment through improved aesthetics, protection against weather elements, and extending the life of your siding. Choosing modern, appealing colors can also make a substantial difference in how your home is perceived by potential buyers.

How long does exterior paint typically last?

The lifespan of exterior paint depends on the paint quality, the material of the surface being painted, and environmental factors. On average, a high-quality exterior paint job lasts 5 to 10 years. Factors like sunlight exposure, weather conditions, and the type of siding can affect this timeframe. For instance, surfaces facing south tend to fade faster due to more intense sunlight exposure. Regular maintenance, including cleaning and touch-ups, can help extend the life of an exterior paint job. To ensure longevity, investing in high-quality paint and professional application is vital.