Specialty Coatings

Restore and Protect the Exterior of your Property

Residential | Commercial | Historic

Image courtesy Romabio Paints, LLC

Exterior Specialty Coatings

Palmetto State Exteriors, LLC offers a variety of concrete and masonry finishing services for new construction and remodels. Specialty coating options are available for all residential and commercial exterior applications. Utilize specialty coatings for a variety of applications:

  • Protect and extend the life of exterior surfaces.
  • Enhance the look and value of your property.
  • Blend new construction or repairs to match the existing look.
  • Reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

Exterior Painting
Exterior Painting

Commercial and Residential Exterior Painting

We’ve partnered with great companies like Sherwin Williams and Romabio Paints to provide best in class materials for your project. Combined with our experience and professionalism, you won’t find a better team to complete your project on time and within budget.

Specialty Coating Applications

German Smear

German smear mimics the look of irregular stones and heavy mortar joints, a style often found on centuries-old cottages and castles throughout Northern Germany. The technique is akin to whitewashing bricks but instead of using diluted latex paint, our craftsmen coat the brick with a layer of wet mortar. The mortar adds a rough texture, thus creating a rustic and distressed appearance. It also gives the bricks partial coverage, which softens the harsh straight lines that exist in traditional brick siding and creates an irregular pattern. Although traditional German smear involves white mortar over red brick, any combination of brick and mortar colors can be used.

German Smear Technique
German Smear Painting
German Smear Exterior
German Smear Technique


Lighten and brighten surfaces in your living spaces with this painting technique that mutes the dark tones of red or brown brick walls. Seems like just yesterday that the red brick in your family room looked perfect, but tastes change with time. Now you think it’s a little too dark and a little too red for the space. It’s time for a change, but you’re intimidated by the thought of demolition and renovation. Rather than reach for the sledgehammer, let us show you how to bring out the best that your existing walls have to offer. While painting over brick with 100 percent latex paint will give the brick a solid, opaque color, whitewashing mutes the brick’s natural color with a translucent finish. The technique preserves the bricks’ natural, random variations, depending on how much paint is applied and how each individual brick absorbs it.

Whitewash Technique


We’ve mastered the best-kept secret in the world of specialty coatings. Until now, stain was used in isolated decorative applications for driveways and pool decks. Today, stain is being used across of spectrum of projects as a long-lasting alternative to traditional paints. Stain permeates the substrate with color, for a more durable and maintenance-free coating.

Stained Brick
Change your brick color without lifting a hammer!
Concrete Stain
Concrete Stain
Give bland concrete applications a colorful alternative!

Other Applications

Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation
Correct Construction Errors
Correct Construction Material Variation Errors
Concrete Stain
Blend Old and New Construction Materials

What Surfaces do we Protect?

Brick • Mortar • Concrete • Stone • Manufactured Stone • Cast Stone • EIFS / Stucco • Fiber Cement • Wood

Contact Palmetto State Exteriors to Protect and Enhance the Exterior Surfaces on Your Building.

Based in Sumter, SC. Serving the entire state of South Carolina and regions of North Carolina and Georgia.

Palmetto State Exteriors


Palmetto State Exteriors, LLC
(803) 604-5075
Palmetto State Exteriors, LLC, Waterproofing Contractors, Sumter, SC

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