Everyone wants their home to be the envy of the street. Take a look at this transformation above. You can clearly see a huge difference in the look of the house from before and after. Painting the home is an integral part of having that “pop” that sets your home apart. Not only is it important for aesthetics, but paint serves as a barrier between the elements and your investment. Exterior painting allows you to improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of its surfaces by many years.
A good paint job will last anywhere from seven to ten years. This job starts with the most important part of any painting project, proper preparation! Below is a basic example of the minimum prep that we complete before any paint bucket gets cracked open:
- Pressure wash all exterior surfaces including gutters.
- Make sure all mildew, dirt, and contaminates have been cleaned off.
- Scrape all peeling or badly cracking areas and check for loose window glazing.
- Caulk all cracks, gaps, transitions with a high quality acrylic caulk from Porter, Benjamin Moore, or Sherwin Williams.
- Prime any bare areas or newly installed wood
Something that we HIGHLY recommend is the use of a bonding product such as Peel Bond on any badly peeling area. This product will help to glue down the edges of the paint and help to alleviate any additional peeling. Porter bonding primer is another favorite product of ours.
Allow ample time for the substrate to dry thoroughly before applying anything!
Once the house is fully washed, scraped, sanded, caulked, primed and dry it is ready to receive paint. We always use higher quality paints from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Porter.
Cutting corners is not our agenda. It is important to feel comfortable with the company you hired and be assured you’re being treated professionally. A professional painter will take the time to educate the client and fully address all questions and concerns.