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Category Archives: Exterior Painting

Common Defects in Paint

Applying wall paint to the surface of a home or a room entails a bit of knowledge on the types of paints, types of surface, and the process that it requires. To make wall paints last longer, you should know about common defects in wall paint application to help avoid mistakes. Here are a few:

Surface preparationCommon Defects in Paint

When painting your home, choosing paint color often becomes the focus while other factors that can affect paint quality and durability are overlooked. Surface preparation, is very crucial in the application of paint on walls and other surfaces. Skipping this step may cause defects such as formation of salt deposits and chalking caused by excess moisture on the surface and around it.

Why Interior Wall Color Is Important

You can avoid this problem by checking and cleaning all surfaces before applying paint. Repair plumbing, ceiling, floors, and other home features that may cause moisture to build up. In some cases, paint fails to hide underlying blemishes and stains. Knowing what type of paint to use as well as the application process, thinning solution, and drying time can most likely help you to avoid this defect.

Moisture under paint

A few other common defects that can be quite noticeable are warping, blistering, and bubbling. These defects occur when moisture gets trapped under layers of paint. Before applying paint, make sure that surface is dry, clean, and free of salt build-up. Going through these steps will also ensure that paint will adhere well on the surface.

Use of different types of paint

Coating surface beyond prescribed number of coatings, painting over wet paint, or using different types of paint on one surface may cause peeling, sagging, or dripping. To avoid these common defects in paint, always use high quality paints, and choose the type of paint that best matches the type of surface to be applied on. Also, be sure to always follow directions as indicated.

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Spring Maintenance: Your Best Tip Is An Exterior Paint Job

Its supposed to be a beautiful weekend in Colorado this week. That’s why we love Colorado, right? Sure, there might be a chance of snow later on in the week, but right now its nothing but blue sky and sunshine. Time to take a look outside to see how you can get ready for the warmer weather.

In some cases a little fix up now can save you many headaches in the months to come. Fixing a small problem is faster, cheaper and easier when its small. Which means the sooner you get out and discover the problems, the easier the fix, and the more time you’ll have to enjoy what you love to do most – instead of those pesky little projects that quickly eat away at your time.Spring Maintenance: Your Best Tip Is An Exterior Paint Job

Gutters

When the snow comes, it melts faster. And in addition to snow, the rain will start coming in between storms. If your gutters are filled with leaves, twigs, and what ever else has managed to accumulate there, your house may be at risk. Rot can quickly start occurring, and after spillover or accumulation occurs around the eaves of your home, the wood can be at risk as well. Clean those gutters out now and you’ll be ready for the entire season.

Landscaping

When trees, bushes and other landscaping goes dormant, branches may break off or hang and scrape into your home. Has the landscaping been damaged? Has it damaged your home? Before growth starts in and your landscaping comes to life, trim things back so it won’t impact your home.

Garage and Driveway

Snow pileups. Salt and ice melt. Muck from the roads. In the winter, you have one concern – getting your car into the garage and getting inside to stay warm. Now that its nice, take some time to clean off the garage floors and driveway, and assess any damage. You know how Colorado roads are compromised every year due to weather conditions? The same can apply to the cement on your garage floors and driveway. Look for growing cracks and areas beginning to crumble. Fixing it now will mean less of a problem in the future.

Now what? You’ve discovered some areas that are in need of repair? What should you do?

Call in your local professional painter.

By scheduling your home painting project now, you’ll be first in line when the temperatures are warm enough day and night for us to paint. Not only will we add a fresh coat of paint in your choice of colors, we will also inspect your home for areas that need mending – new wood, new boards, filling in cracks and smoothing out problem areas.

How Long Does An Exterior Paint Job Last?

And if you have concerns in your garage as well, now is the best time to add an epoxy finish to your garage floor as well. Not only will it fill in the cracks, mend damaged areas, and seal it for future protection, it will give you one of the cleanest, most good looking garages on the block.

And that’s the perfect way to start out the spring right here in Colorado.

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Plan Now For A Greener Exterior Paint Job This Summer

With the warmer weather just around the corner, now is the time to start planning a new exterior paint job for your Highlands Ranch home.

A fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to make your home look like new again. Plan Now For A Greener Exterior Paint Job This SummerHowever, in this day and age of living “green” and protecting the environment, you should consider a greener exterior paint job for your home. Here are some tips to help you plan a greener exterior paint job for your home this summer.

  • Choose only paints that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These paints are the better choice for the environment because they do not have the harmful fumes and toxins contained in traditional paints. Yes, you will pay a higher price for the use of these paints – but you will also not suffer the same side effects of the paints, and you will be protecting the environment from the toxins.
  • Make sure you utilize lead-safe practices, too. When dealing with lead in any manner, there are strict regulations. If your home is older and possibly has lead paint, you need to protect yourself, your family, and the environment from the harmful effects of the lead.
  • Choose quality equipment and take care of that equipment. All paint jobs are not created equal. Sure, you can get the cheapest paint you can at the home discount store and slather it on with any old paint brush. But will it cover completely and protect your home? Will it last for years to come? True value comes in a professional paint job, with a professional application. It’s the only way to benefit from the latest technology, and provide you with the best coverage possible.
  • Recycle any leftovers, including paints and cans. When you recycle, you are doing one more thing to protect the environment. You can recycle leftover paint by using it for another project around your home. For instance, painting a bench or swing the same color as your home will not only get rid of that leftover paint, it will also provide a beautiful accent piece for your landscaping.
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Planning To Sell In The Spring? Start With A Professional Paint Job Now

You’ve read all the books that tell you the best time to sell your home is in the spring. And with spring just around the corner, you might be planning just such a move.

You probably know that now is the time to start your planning process. Because once you meet with your agent, things will happen quickly. And before you know it you’ll be out of your old home and into a new one.Planning To Sell In The Spring? Start With A Professional Paint Job Now

But before you call in the realtor, its time to complete a few long overdue projects first. One of them being a professional paint job. The simple fact is a fresh interior paint job is one of the simplest, most effective ways of livening up your home, and creating the ambiance of everything being brand new.

Sounds like the perfect things for your home? Here are a few tips to help you complete the project in a timely manner.

Why Interior Wall Color Is Important

Start by reducing clutter. A great realtor will share with you an easy secret to selling your home quickly: staging. The purpose of staging is to allow a potential home buyer the opportunity to see themselves in your home, instead of wandering through seeing the current occupants instead. Buy a box or two and take on a different room in your home each day. Pack up anything personal – those family photographs and nicknacks from the beach are a great place to start. They have to be packed up anyway, so this is a great way to get a jumpstart on the process.

Think show home. If you’ve ever gone through model homes to either find a home or to gain new ideas for your own, you know how the professionals approach décor. Modern, clean design, with just a touch of trendiness does the trick every time. Everything should be clean and fresh so a potential buyer will see nothing standing in his or her way of contract and moving in.

The paint. Remember when you moved in that new television … and scraped the side of the wall as you moved in the stand? Those scraps, dings and minor damage add up over time. And that bright purple bedroom your teenage daughter had to have might not be the perfect color for a new owner. Think neutral. Think clean. Think bright and inviting. Then call in your professional painter to perform miracles and liven and freshen up every room in your home. With the perfect color that’s not too white, with just a touch of brightness that makes the new homeowner say “yes”.

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Spring Maintenance: What Exterior Painting Can Do

Its almost that time of year. The days are getting longer. The warmer days are mixed in with the cold, snowy ones. Soon we’ll back to enjoying what we love most about Colorado – being outside as much as possible.

With the warmer weather means preparing the outside so we can enjoy a fun-filled spring, summer and fall. That means getting into the garden, pulling out the outdoor furniture, and making sure everything outside is in top shape. The sooner we complete our spring maintenance projects, the quicker we can start enjoying everything.Spring Maintenance: What Exterior Painting Can Do

Where should you begin? What can you do to save time, money and energy in your strategy? The easiest place to start looking may be at your home itself. A lot of maintenance projects can be accomplished simply by looking at the condition of your paint; it can tell you a lot of things, and point you in the direction of what to do next.

Start at the top

A damaged roof will start showing signs quickly. Asphalt may peal off and begin to accumulate on the eaves or siding. If you notice grit or dirt with asphalt mixed in around the base of your home or attached to your siding, head up to the roof and take a quick look around. The sooner you get it fixed, the less damage you will sustain.

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Look for water stains

A gutter that isn’t working properly will quickly leave clues. You may find build up that causes a drain system to work incorrectly, causing stains or spots to accumulate either on your trim or where the water drains. Before mold and mildew set in, clean up and blockages, and look for ways to prevent blocks in the future.

What your landscaping may say

You know that bush you’ve been meaning to trim … for years? It may finally have overgrown a little too much, scraping and digging into the side of your home. Landscaping is designed to protect your home. But branches, twigs and other debris can harm your paint, and ultimately your siding if its too close for too long.

Look inside on exterior walls

Paint is designed to protect the siding, which ultimately protects all of the internal parts that make your house a home. If siding is exposed, it can penetrate and impact your structure, your insulation, even your interior wall boards. Take a quick look around at all the exterior walls inside your home. Do you see signs of damage – little spots or stains that weren’t there before? Water can travel long paths before it shows itself, so its important to find its origination point as quickly as possible.

Then schedule your exterior painting project now. Professional painters here in Colorado fill up fast for the warm spring, summer and fall months. A fresh coat of paint will help fix existing problems that have occurred over the winter, protect your home in the coming months and years, and even help you find small issues you didn’t even know existed. If its been more than a few years since your last painting project, don’t delay. Now is the time to schedule your exterior painting job, and improve your home today.

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