Our 15 Step Method for a Great Looking, Long Lasting Paint Job
1. Proper analysis and solutions to problems.
Investigation - finding and repairing source(s) of problems like mold, mildew, cracking, peeling, fading, rotting, rusting, etc.
Application - correct knowledge, tools, products, and techniques make for long lasting professional results.
Organization - proper sequence keeps the work site safe, efficient, effective, and hassle free.
2. Washing is done as needed to ensure proper adhesion of coatings
3. Properly protect large areas not to be painted with drop clothes and poly plastic such as floors, furniture, etc. inside and landscaping, driveway, etc. outside.
4. Remove small items such as light switch plates, house numbers, mailbox, etc. to insure areas are properly prepared and painted.
5. Scrape and sand loose paint/stain and other imperfections.
6. Reset and reputty loose nails.
7. For a cleaner, more finished appearance, caulk cracks where necessary, and fill holes and other imperfections as needed.
8. Seal watermarks, and other blemishes that could “bleed through” later.
9. Prime as needed. Sometimes only spot priming is needed in bare and spackled areas while other situations call for a full prime coat.
10. If painting windows, replace loose or missing window glazing.
11. We now apply a finish using top quality materials.
12. At this point, we do a thorough inspection to insure the job meets our quality standards, and then make improvements as needed.
13. Remove masking, drop clothes and other protection, and replace items removed earlier.
14. Remove all equipments and materials used for project and do thorough clean-up.
15. Label and leave touch up paint for future convenience.
Tips for Maintenance
Keep water, leaves, and other objects away from exterior finished surfaces.
Maintain gutters, downspouts, drains, and other utilities.
Trim landscaping away from finished surfaces (this promotes drying and prevents mildew formation, especially in shaded areas).
Pressure wash exterior surfaces as needed