Preparation for Painting the Exterior of your Home

pre-paint-house-300x221For paint to adhere well and last for years it has to be applied to a surface that is in good condition.

Bringing a house that has a peeling and oxidized finish to paint ready condition isn’t easy, but probably has more to do with the longevity of a new paint job than anything else.

Mold, mildew, moss, peeling paint, oxidized paint and rotted wood are common conditions that need to be addressed for new paint to last as long as its potential.

Power washing, scraping, sanding, caulking, priming and replacing rotted wood are some of the tools and processes we use to create a good foundation for the new finish.

Sometimes you need to go backwards before you can go forward with the new finish. This kind of work can make a mess if not handled properly, which is why we cover, collect and clean the areas we work on everyday.

This is a basic overview of some of the steps needed to create a beautiful finish that protects your home for years to come. Check back with us as we go into more detail on these important processes in future blogs.