Exterior home painting can be a tall order; especially if you haven’t attempted it before. The heights and the chance that you might mess up something that is out there for the world to see makes painting your home yourself a challenge. At times, it’s advisable to seek the services of someone who lives to paint. What qualities do you look for when hiring a painter? At Paisley Painting, we pride ourselves on being the best fit for your needs.
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What To Expect From a Quality Exterior Home Painter
Good listening skills: A good painter’s most important job is to bring your vision into reality. We do this by listening to your needs. After explaining them to us, we will then ask some questions to get a better understanding of what you have in mind. We might then suggest ideas for you to consider and approve.
Respect and punctuality: A professional will always respect your time. We also respect your choices regardless of how out of the box they may sound.
Meticulous Work: We pay key attention to detail. We are proud of our job and cannot afford to do shoddy work. We choose the best methods to complete each task. Our goal is to achieve perfection.
Flexibility: We are well-versed in various techniques and tools of the trade. While our bread and butter is exterior painting, we can also help you with other projects as well, including interior painting.
Honesty: We are candid enough to let you know when we are not well-versed in a particular project. We will refer you to a better fit.
Proper Certifications: We have the necessary certifications and licensing required for exterior home painting.
Steps For Exterior Home Painting
1. Surface Preparation:
Surface preparation includes cleaning up the entire exterior to provide a neat, smooth surface for paint application. We always chemically clean and pressure wash each house before starting. According to experts, having a good surface accounts for 90% of a good painting.Our painters will first check for peelings, chipping and other flaws. We will then scrape away the peelings and perform a power wash.
2. Caulking and patching:
It is important that any cracks are sealed using caulk. Also, joints need to be sealed. We use 50 year caulk, so you can rest assured all joints will stay sealed. Any material that shows signs of deteriorating will be replaced; such as rotting fascia boards. Old stucco surfaces that are chipped will be patched up with new stucco.
Priming is the application of a base sealer that the paint is then applied to. We will prime with a high-quality sealer. A quality sealer contains a high concentration of resin. It covers up the previous paint job, seals everything in place and provides a fresh surface that the new paint will adhere to. If it is repainting, the walls are likely dusty and will need a chalky wall sealer. This sealer is required because paint cannot adhere to a dirty surface.
If it’s a new building, a latex primer will likely be used. If a stucco primer is applied, you will have to wait a few days until it cures. Paint cannot be applied until the primer is fully cured. Different primers have various times for curing.
4. Choosing quality paint:
We will then embark on the process of deciding which paint is the most suitable for your needs and house. Good paint is made of acrylic latex. This solution contains pigments that give the color, binders that adhere the pigments to the surface, and solvents which reduce the thickness of the paint. The solvents are mostly water-based.
As it dries, the solvent component evaporates leaving the volume solids; pigments and binders. A good paint is one which has a high percentage of volume solids and strong binders which will hold the pigments in place for a long time.
Unlike some of our competitors, we never use thin paint, rather, we choose the highest quality paint for your budget.
5. Selecting the color:
The color you choose is ultimately up to you and not us. However, we will provide you with advice. Brighter colors fade sooner than darker ones. It can be quite the task deciding which color goes where to form a cohesive look. We can help you decide what will look best.
Your preferred color will then be applied. There are different painting techniques, and each job is unique. Some jobs may require multiple coats to ensure proper color saturation. We always do at least 2 coats on each job to ensure everything looks the way you envision it.
The inspection stage is where we double check our work to ensure it meets our strict standards. Once we are complete, you will sign off on the work and enjoy your newly painted home for years to come.
Paisley Painting is a family-owned painting company based out of Winter Garden, FL. We have been aiming to satisfy our customers’ needs in Central Florida for over 20 years. Our main objective is to make our customers happy. We believe in quality work and will not compromise on the end product to increase profits. We have one of the best reputations in the Winter Garden area so you can be sure your painting project will get done the first time correctly.
You want us to put the finishing touches on your dream? Call us today!
At Paisley Painting, we care a lot for building and nurturing long-lasting relationships with our clients. We combine our years of experience with professionalism to ensure that the product you want is the one that you’ll get. We will never use sub contractors, so rest assured when you hire Paisley Painting, you get Paisley Painting.