Exterior Painting Services in Camden, Irmo, Lexington, & Columbia, SC


We have the expertise and skill to refresh your homes exterior using only the highest grade materials and paint for an updated look that will last for years to come. We will take the time to pressure wash, replace damaged wood, scrape, sand, and prime all needed areas prior to painting to ensure a high quality finished product. If you want professional results for your home, you need a professional exterior painting company.


The primary purpose of your exterior paint is to form a barrier of protection against the strain that the environment inevitably brings to the outside of your home. Extreme temperatures, inclement weather, age, and even the wear of constant sunlight can compromise the integrity of your siding. Updating the exterior of your home in Camden, Irmo, Lexington, or Columbia, SC can also increase your curb appeal and add value to your home.

  • Brick & Stone
  • Wood, Composite & Vinyl Siding
  • Stucco & Concrete
  • Doors & Windows
  • Fascia & Eaves
  • Rain Gutters & Metal Flashing
  • Garage Doors & Entry Doors
  • Wood & Vinyl Shutters
  • Decks, Railings and Patio Covers
  • Wrought Iron Fences and Railings

Common exterior paint problems


Trim: It’s very common for areas on the trim to begin peeling. Most trim that’s peeling is real wood, such as 1×2’s used on fascia, door trim, garage trim, or railings. In addition to any real wood on the house, any areas where moisture or water accumulates. These areas take a lot of damage from moisture sitting on them and freezing then thawing, and constantly beating on the paint. Once the paint begins to peel, those areas on your home are exposed to the weather. When water gets into the wood and freezes, or water is constantly running through the wood, you’ll begin to see the wood begin to get gray and rot. This leads to replacement, which can be very costly. Any areas on your home that are peeling will most likely be the same areas that will peel in the future. We recommend to take special care of these kinds of areas. By scraping off any peeling paint, we can be sure not to apply onto a surface that is already peeling. Sanding this area will smooth out the edge between what has peeled off and what has not peeled, and sanding will also create a better surface for us to apply the paint onto. Finally, after the area has been scraped and sanded, we recommend using a high-quality primer to seal this area. The sanded wood creates a rough surface for the primer to bond to, and the primer will create a better surface for the paint to adhere and bond to than if we just apply paint to the wood.

Siding: Most siding in South Carolina you will not find peeling; however, if any siding is peeling it can be very costly if not taken care of properly. On many homes that are first built, there is a very thin layer of paint applied. After 7-10 years, many times the underside of the siding will start to peel, specifically on the North side of the home. The North side of the home experiences less sunshine, so moisture is more likely to stick around longer. This moisture slowly wears away the paint on the underside of the siding boards. Each time it rains, more moisture runs down the side of the house, wearing down the paint. The lower siding boards experience this more than the siding boards on the 2nd story. Eventually, the underside will start to peel, leading to an exposed board. If this is not taken care of, your siding boards will begin swelling and can lead to replacement. Replacing siding can be very costly. We recommend to sand off any peeling paint on the bottom of the siding boards. After sanding, we would prime those areas to seal up the boards before applying any paint. If this is not done properly, you can only expect the job to last about 2-4 years before these areas start to peel again. If done properly, you can expect it to last more like 5-7 years.


Cracking is one of the most common paint problems in South Carolina. Builders use inexpensive and low -quality caulking when painting your house. As the temperatures change, your house expands and contracts. As this happens over and over again, the caulking doesn’t hold up and begins to break down and crack leaving your home exposed. Moisture can get into these cracks and goes back behind your boards. This leads to boards warping away from the house, or boards rotting from the inside out. In order to properly protect your home, we recommend resealing all of these cracks with a siliconized acrylic caulking. Silicone is more flexible than standard contractors caulking, so it will breathe with the house and last longer. However, paint will not stick to silicon caulking. This is why we recommend siliconized acrylic caulking that will hold paint, but also last longer.


Fading or chalking is another very common problem in South Carolina. Sunny days and high humidity blast your home with UV rays breaking down the resin in the paint. Resin is the primary component in paint that protects the home. Pigment gives it the color. When the house starts to fade, this is an indication that the resin has broken down in the paint and there is minimal protection on your home. Without protection on the house, moisture will get into those boards (usually siding boards) and lead to warped siding boards which can be very expensive to replace. We recommend a power wash to wash off any dust and residue from the chalking. For sides that experience the most sunlight, we also recommend a second coat or a coat of primer for extra protection. This will provide a higher level of resin and protection for that side of the home, ensuring that it will not fade as quickly so you can avoid costly replacement costs in the future and a longer lasting paint job.

Nail Holes

Moisture can sit in nail holes around the house and do damage to your siding. You’ll see areas where there are nail holes beginning to swell due to moisture getting into those areas. If you only paint over these, there will still be a small pocket for water to sit. We recommend caulking these nails holes to leave an even surface for moisture to flow off of, rather than sitting there breaking down the paint.

Your satisfaction is our priority.

We Care About The Details

We strive to provide honest, reliable, residential painting services that stand head and shoulders above the rest. We combine the industry’s best paint with our passion for detail to exceed your expectations.

Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

We work around your busy schedule and consult with you on all aspects of color selection and color coordination for your project to ensure that the project is completed according to your preferences.


  • All of our work is covered by an all-inclusive 1-year warranty. We stand by our work and will come out to fix up any problem areas that you may find.
  • We warranty quality work. That means we require a full power wash, all the necessary prep work, and quality materials in order for us to back up the work.
  • You can expect your 1-year warranty paint job to last anywhere from 5-7 years.
  • 2 Coats: Some customers would like a paint job that lasts longer than 5-7 years. If that is you, we recommend doing 2 coats to give you extra protection around your home. If you would like an estimate for 2 coats, you can expect that to last 7-10 years for 30% more of the cost.


We are licensed, bonded, insured, accredited with the Better Business Bureau, Home Advisor screened and approved and partnered with Lexington Chamber of Commerce.  We maintain a $1,000,000 general liability Insurance policy on all people working on your home. With safety in mind, we will do everything we can to avoid any injuries on the jobsite. However, accidents can happen. In the event of anything being broken during the process of the job, or any injuries that may occur, you don’t need to worry about losing any sleep. Our insurance policy will cover any accidents that arise.  NEXT Insurance, Inc. | Policy# NXTOME2OAM-00-GL

Why our clients love to work with us.

Based on 96 reviews
Barbara Kelly
Barbara Kelly
Crew did an awesome job! Being very particular, they did a better job prepping, taping and attending to details than I would have done. They were very organized, efficient and friendly finishing a half day early! When they left, cleanup was so thorough you did not know they were here. I would highly recommend Capital City Painters for your next job!!
Elaine Thomas
Elaine Thomas
We previously used Capital City Painting to stain our back deck in 2020 and we were so pleased with how it turned out, we called them back when it was time to paint the interior of our home. We live in a home with builder grade paint that desperately needed updating, and James and his team were phenomenal from start to finish. James came out and walked through the estimate and scheduling the job with me. The day our scheduled job started, his team was prompt and got right to work. Eric, the team leader, was incredibly professional and kept me updated throughout the day. They were incredibly thorough and fixed several large drywall seams. Each day they would walk me through their work to make sure no areas needed to be retouched, and they would thoroughly clean up after themselves. I can’t recommend this company highly enough. We are extremely pleased with how everything turned out!
Alex Norwood
Alex Norwood
I recently had Capital City paint the exterior of my house. They painted all of the trim and siding as well as all exterior doors. They were absolutely fantastic to work with! Everyone was incredibly professional, their prices were fair, and my house looks like it just got a facelift! I would recommend this company for anyone’s painting needs!
Teena Hart
Teena Hart
Collin and the crew did an amazing job on fixing and painting plaster walls at my uncles home. They are very professional and fast. They made sure everything was cleaned up when they were finished with the job. I am a Realtor and will definitely recommend them to all of my clients.
I’m bordering on compulsive about the prep, especially with outdoor painting of our 90 year old house. Hence, I was very happy to find Capital City Painting because they prepped the multiple surfaces (windows, woodwork) to my picky standards. The finish work was excellent and the team clearly took pride in their work. I highly recommend them. Notably they were not my lowest quote but the quality of the work is clearly worth it.
Sofia Postiglione
Sofia Postiglione
Collins did a great job mediating and remedying an external situation with our house. His crew was professional, polite, and went above and beyond. They did a great job preparing and painting the outside of our home and our house looks beautiful. Thank you very much!
Janet Kahler
Janet Kahler
Capital City Painting did an amazing job on the exterior of my 1937 house as well as covered and painted all the popcorn ceilings inside the house. Absolutely professional, on time, cleaned thoroughly and were workhorses. And they did it all in one week. I can't recommend Collins and Eric's crew enough.
Kathy Wilds
Kathy Wilds
Collins and his crew were outstanding. They completely transformed the outside of our house. They were all professional, on time, did quality work and cleaned up at the end of the day. I cannot say enough good things about them.
Kyle Edmondson
Kyle Edmondson
Collins and his team are a pleasure to work with. Quality work and efficient when on the job! We refer him constantly!

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