If real estate's rule of thumb is location, location, location, then a painter's is preparation, preparation, preparation. Getting these all-important steps right can mean the difference between a dream paint job or a nightmare of peeling, and chipping.
Your best value is our careful preparations steps to a long lasting paint life.
Steps: 1. Power washing- Your House with a high –pressure power washing removes dirt & surface pollutants for proper paint adhesion
2. Scraping and sanding- Removes all the old paint in the peeling area, light sanding smoothes wood with power sander.
3. Exterior Primer- makes the surface more uniform which enables the paint to get a better "grip" than it would on the bare surface.
4. Caulking- re-seals all cracks and joints that have open
5. Drop cloths- to cover everything you don't want to paint, such as plants, walkways, Cover all windows and brick , remove or cover all light fixures and house numbers.
6. Two coats of paint- have 50% greater durability. Let each coat dry between applications according to the manufacturer's instructions You can be confident two coats provides a thicker, more flexible layer of paint which won’t peel ,or blister and will keep its colors longer. Your house now will have greater longevity.
7.We apply color samples to help for final selections.
Bill Marks Painting is a full service deck restoration contractor.
When you ask painting contractors for a price to stain your deck and you may not even get a call back. But not us, we have been doing decks the correct way for over 27. years. Call us, and we will give you and your deck the proper treatment.
Before and After
We will inspect wood surfaces for signs of water and rot damage. Any boards that need replacing is agreed on before starting. We always discuss all cost of wood replacement before we start. You must approve all aspects of the job.
Why you should consider Bill Marks Painting for your project.
We been in the painting business for over 27 years and our goal has always been to be the best, not the biggest. We take the time to work closely with our customers and give them the kind of individual attention that few other companies will give you.
To spray, brush or roll is always a question when it comes to painting the exterior of your home. Spraying is a technique that uses with airless paint sprayer to coat your home. The important thing to remember with spraying is the quality in the job comes from after spraying the initial coat in back rolling to ensure proper coverage and that cracks are filled, bottom lip of your siding and rough edges are covered. It may not be economical to go with a completely rolled paint job for the exterior of your home, but rolling does play an important part. We offer both spraying and back rolling and brush and rolled applications. Our normal application is spraying and back rolling the exterior siding and brushing all trim.
One coat vs. two coats of paint- One coat of paint won't give you the solid, full color you are looking for. In addition one coat of paint will not provide the durability you are hoping to get out of your newly painted walls. One coat of paint often times is difficult if not impossible to clean up if the walls get dirty (and you know they will) on both the interior and exterior of the home. Another reason to avoid a single coat is "holidays" (spots missed). Also, any change in color will bleed through one coat hindering the true color of the paint. Lastly you can choose any color you like when applying two coats of paint. If you only do one coat you cannot cover up a dark color with a light color. A two coat application will look better on your home and last twice as long. This is just a better investment for you as the customer. On average, one-coat paint jobs last just 3 to 5 years. This is usually what a home builder will apply, and that is why most new homeowners paint much early of moving into their new home. Two-coat paint applications can last up to 10 years.The cost difference between applying 1 and 2 coats of paint is minimal. as quick as the first coat because the preparation work is the biggest time consumer when setting up for the first coat. Also, the surface on the second coat are less porous because the first coat fills all voids/cracks/holes, if you plan to live in the home or change the color is well worth that additional cost. Two coats of paint is always better than one
If the water beads up or stands on the deck, your deck may not need sealing yet. A water test is the easiest way to ensure that the wood can absorb sealer or finish. Sprinkle water on the deck. If it soaks in immediately, the deck can be sealed. If the water beads up or stands on the deck your deck may not need sealing yet.