Exterior Painting

Exterior Painting

THE EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINTING PROCESS

PAINTED HOMES:

We start by thoroughly washing all exterior surfaces to be painted, including chemically treating for mildew and algae growth.  All failing caulking is completely removed and re-caulked with a high performance sealant that offers 800% elongation and can actually break and re-attach itself after thermal flexing.  All failing paint is mechanically scraped, sanded, and then primed.

Windows, decks, roofs, brick, fixtures and etc… Are masked and all plants, decks, roofs, and landscapes are covered with canvas tarps before painting.  Building is then painted with one or two coats (depending on condition, color, and budget) of premium exterior latex paint. If two coats are used we apply a second coat only after first coat is dry.   All trim is brushed with a high quality exterior latex flat or enamel.  The front door is sanded, re-caulked, imperfections filled, and then sprayed with two coats of oil or latex enamel.

STAINED HOMES:

We start by meticulously cleaning the cedar with a cedar wash product.  The cedar is then scrubbed with a stiff bristle brush and then rinsed with a low-pressure wash.  The exterior is sprayed and back-brushed with a high quality exterior stain/preservative.  We also offer a hard exterior finish for windows, doors, and exterior trim, such as; Sikkens, hand rubbed teak oils, and varnishes.

CONCRETE BUILDINGS AND STUCCO:

Concrete and stucco can be painted with a wide variety of finishes; but seem to perform best with a quality elastomeric coating offering performance for up to twenty years.