Exterior Painting Process
1. Powerwashing: Most of our residential and commercial repaints
are powerwashed to remove anything that would prohibit proper
paint adhesion. Where powerwashing is impossible or impractical,
we hand-wash all areas to be painted. We will then wait 2-5 days
depending on weather to allow the surface to fully dry.
2. Substrate Repair:Any peeling, checking, alligatoring, or other
failing painted areas are scraped fully, sanded to blend the edge,
and primed to seal the surface prior to painting. Severely
damaged areas can also be stripped with an environmentally
friendly stripper, rewashed, and primed. Any cracks in windows,
doors, and siding are caulked to better seal against moisture.
Remember, preparation is the most important part of a paint job!
3. Paint spraying Process: We dropcloth all areas where we are painting,
taking care to preserve landscaping, and mask any areas subject
to overspray. Our standard paint application process is hand
brushing and rolling, as we have found this leads to a longer-
lasting, more uniform final product. Alternately, we have airless
spray capabilities that can be used for stucco and certain staining
processes. As always, the customer’s preference can certainly
be accommodated. Just let our estimator know during the
estimate, and we’ll include your request in the written agreement.
4. Cleanup: We remove all masking material, drop cloths, and other
equipment from the painted area, replace any shutters, hardware,
or other previous removed pieces, and do a final inspection.