As the seasons go by year after year, the exterior surfaces of your home are exposed to its two worst enemies; sunlight and moisture. If you don’t have a preventive maintenance program in place, these two elements will keep money draining out of your back account.
Here’s the problem with moisture and sunlight. When surfaces are painted, the paint film is resistant to water contact from rain and dew. The problem is when moisture gets between the surface and the paint film. The paint film weakens when loss of gloss occurs. Due to the exposure of UV rays, the life cycle of the paint film is reduced. The loss of gloss is a sign of deterioration and can be represented by “chalking”. This is one of the most common problems since the sunlight breaks down the paint’s binder leaving the pigment as powder on the surfaces. The heat of the summer and cold of winter makes the surfaces expand and contract. A good paint film will withstand the changes in temperature due to its flexibility properties.
If you were to simply slather fresh product over a tired stretch of siding, even with premium products, it would only be as strong as the material it’s anchored to.
The key is to remove anything that will get in the way of superior adhesion, including:
- Surface damage
- Old, failed coating
Painting is the easy part of our job, preparation is the most important.
At the end of the day, this early investment of time and labor will yield a more beautiful and longer-lasting finish.
Our painting surface preparation include
This looks a little different for everyone, depending on the nature and condition of the surface. Here are a few examples:
- Stucco repair – Damage and filling cracks wide enough to fit a credit card inside
- Wood replacement and/or repair
- Power washing
- Dry rot sealing and repair
We will also help you select a color palette based on the permanent colors you already have: your roof color and any stone work, brick color or other landscape that is part of your house.
Did I mention we are also experts on deck and fence treatment? Paint and/or staining.
EXIVISUAL DecoPainting will always have your back when it comes to keeping your house in solid shape and looking beautiful.