Exterior Painting Process
Any necessary areas of your home’s exterior will be power washed or hand washed to remove dirt and mildew.
In order to properly prepare your home’s exterior, any loose paint is scraped, glossy areas are scuff sanded and any gaps are caulked to prevent water intrusion.
Next, your repaired areas are primed before premium-quality paint is applied to your home’s exterior, creating a uniform finish.
At the end of each day, and upon completion of your project, the painting crew cleans up around your home, ensuring any paint chips are removed and all materials are packed up and stored neatly away.
We will walk you through the space, giving you the opportunity to review our work and to provide any initial feedback.
Decks & Fences
Give your deck a fresh coat, it will make all the difference. Choose from a vast variety of colors and stains. PaintPositive will stain and seal your deck professionally so it’s protected. We’ll use our experience, the right tools, and top-quality Sherwin Williams products to shield from elements. Imagine all the great times you’ll have to relax outdoors, fire up the grill, and hang out with friends and family while enjoying your freshly painted deck.
Before painting vinyl siding, PaintPositive will scrub with a warm, soapy water solution, rinse thoroughly and allow plenty of time to dry. We are alert for mildew as; if present, we use a bleach solution to eliminate prior to painting. Priming is not generally necessary. We utilize specific paints for vinyl siding.
Brick & Stucco
We will assess the condition of the substrate when repainting. Stucco cracks will telegraph through the topcoat and will be repaired with patches and sealants prior to repainting. If the job calls for waterproof protection, we will use an elastomeric coating. Brick surfaces will be wire brushed to remove efflorescence. We then treat the bare brick with one coat of conditioner before painting with a masonry compatible latex paint.
Aluminum siding will be power washed with the correct detergent to rid the surface of chalk, oil and other foreign materials prior to painting. We can achieve a terrific, factory-finished look by using Sherwin Williams Duration Satin.
Wood & Trim
Cedar shake or siding, as well as redwood, will be primed with an exterior oil-based wood primer. A primer is essential – we know from experience that it will serve as a barrier coat to help prevent tannin bleed, a brownish or tan discoloration that can appear on a painted wooden surface. We utilize specific Sherwin Williams product that resists mildew and retains its color for several years.
PaintPositive knows power washing; our experience allows us to utilize the correct tips, and use of correct cleaning chemicals; the end results can be stunning.