Exterior Painting Details
From preparation to finishing touches, our team works quickly, efficiently, and professionally.
When a homeowner hires a professional paint company, he is also employing a certain amount of expertise. As a result, he can expect a professional paint job that will last a long time and protect his home. A series of steps during the painting job helps ensure the quality of the result.
Before the painting team comes in, the homeowner needs to consult with the painting company representative to decide on color options for the various exterior surfaces. Interior and exterior paints have different qualities. While interior paints resist sticky fingers, pets rubbing against walls, and other hands-on situations, exterior paints are made to withstand water, weather situations, and UV rays. Exterior paint colors also need to be approved by the HOA to avoid costly repainting.
The Team Begins
Before painting can start, a painter will inspect the exterior of the house thoroughly. Chipping or flaking paint, damaged wood, mold, termite, and rodent damage, and splintered, warped, or otherwise compromised parts of the structure will need to be cleaned and repaired before beginning the job. Trees, shrubs, and other landscape elements may need to be trimmed or pruned away from the home to facilitate the painting process.
Depending on the painting team, the next few steps can be flexible in their order. First, the surrounding area beneath the house will need to be covered with drop cloths or plastic sheeting. Draping helps avoid paint dripping, overspray, and damage to the plant material, sidewalks, patios, and swimming pool. Portions of the home which are not going to be painted or are going to be painted a different color will also have to be taped off.
All windows, doors, pipes, exterior siding, etc., need to be caulked with a quality caulk material before painting. A professionally finished painting project relies heavily on expert caulking.
Repairs are another trademark of a professional quality painting project. Repairs may include treating any parts of the home which have been damaged, including insect or rodent damage, warping, and wood rot.
When repairs have been completed, paint primer may be necessary. This is usually limited to newly repaired wood sections and areas that require heavy scraping. Areas that require little or no scraping do not generally need a primer.
Painting begins after everything has been inspected, protected, cleaned, caulked, repaired, and primed. It is this attention to detail that creates professional painting results. Each section or element of the home exterior may have a different color, and in some newer housing developments, there can be many colors delegated to different exterior areas.
None of these steps and be skipped, poorly performed, or minimized. The quality of the finished painting project depends heavily on the quality of the preparation and execution of preliminary steps.
Premier Painting and Coating provides stellar service and excellent work for all residential and commercial exterior painting, interior painting, cabinet painting, texture work, and popcorn ceiling removal in the Tampa Bay area. For a free consultation, call us at (727) 440-9393 today!