Interior and Exterior Painting in Bangor, Maine

Patriot General Contractors employs some of the best interior and exterior painters from Bangor to Bar Harbor, Maine. With years of experience and technical knowledge, our painting contractors are ready to tackle any painting project, no matter the size.

Painting Services Offered by Patriot General Contractors

We use a range of plastic emulsion paints, a high-quality surface coating that is suitable for both interior and exterior painting on a variety of surfaces. This paint is more durable than interior paint because it needs to provide protection from various weather conditions, like moisture from rain and snow, and damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays or fungal growth.

What's the Difference Between Exterior and Interior Paint?

Whether we’re painting the walls inside or out, you can trust that our experts are using the right materials for the job. Not all paint is created equal, which is why you may see us using different paint for the interior and exterior of your house.

Interior Paint: This paint is used for decoration and aesthetic. It’s formulated to prevent dampness, stains, and scuffing, is washable and easy to maintain. Because it occupies the same spaces as people and pets, it’s a little more delicate than exterior paint. It generally has minimal to no volatile organic compounds, so you don’t need to worry about compromising the air quality inside your home. Interior paint should be used for:

  • Walls and ceilings
  • Floors
  • Furniture
  • Doors
  • Interior Window Frames

Exterior Paint: This paint is more durable than interior paint because it needs to provide protection from various weather conditions, like moisture from rain and snow caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays and fungal growth. This weather-resistant paint is softened with resin, is more flexible, and can withstand the contraction or expansion a house may experience in the changing seasons. Most exterior paints release volatile organic compounds, which make them dangerous for indoor use. Exterior paint should be used for:

  • Siding
  • Decks
  • Outdoor-only furniture
  • Shutters

Can You Mix Interior and Exterior Paint?

Yes, but only if they’re the same type of paint. For example, you could mix latex interior paint with latex exterior paint, but wouldn’t be able to do the same with latex interior paint and oil exterior paint. While you can mix interior and exterior paint, it’s advised that it should only be used outdoors due to exterior paint’s volatile organic compounds. For example, seasonal patio furniture stored in a shed in the off-season is a great candidate for a mixture of interior and exterior paint.

How the Right Paint Colors Make a Difference

While there are no “wrong” colors to use in your home, it’s important to understand how your color choices impact your home’s overall feel depending on where and how much is used. Here are some things to consider before picking your final colors:

  • House size: Lighter colors can make your home appear larger and can look different in various light conditions. Darker colors can make your home seem smaller and can cause it to blend in with its surroundings.
  • Surrounding houses: Depending on where you live, you may want to consider the houses around you. While you usually don’t have to adhere to guidelines (unless dictated by an HOA), it’s smart to consider your home’s architecture and neighboring houses.
  • Fixed Elements: Unless you have a brand-new build or did a complete overhaul of your home, you likely have some fixed elements inside your home that can’t be changed, like trim, counters and flooring. Determine whether these have warm or cool undertones, and decide if you’d like your color scheme to match or contrast.

If you’re having trouble determining which colors would work best for your home, consult our team of expert painting contractors!

Why Paint Quality Matters

When you choose Patriot General Contractors for your interior or exterior painting project, you can be sure we’re delivering the highest quality plastic emulsion paint and painting services. Here’s how our high-quality paint benefits you:

  • It’s easier to apply: Needing to apply fewer coats allows us to finish the job faster, and you’re able to enjoy your freshly painted home even sooner. There is also less splatter, which means cleanup is quicker as well.
  • It has better pigmentation: Higher-quality paints have something called “prime” pigments, which provide richer color and help to hide imperfections.
  • It lasts longer: While we’ll always be here for you when you want to refresh your home, we want to provide each of our customers with a paint job that will last for years to come.
  • It’s easier to maintain: Higher-quality paints are more resistant to stains, scratches and scuffing. If they do end up getting dirty, these walls are easier to clean with soap and water.

Whether you choose us to paint your home’s interior, exterior or both, you can be sure you’re choosing the best house painters in Bangor, Maine.

Are you ready to get started on your painting project? Give us a call at 207-502-4330 today!



OFFICE LOCATION 49 Main St. STE 105 Bangor, ME 04401
OPEN HOURS M-Sun: 8am – 6pm