The first part of the process is to choose a paint for your home. If you already know exactly what colour you want that is great. Otherwise, you can consult with our trained professionals. They’ll utilize their years of experience and colour knowledge to help you choose a colour that best fits your home and your surroundings. Then the real work can begin.
The home’s exterior needs to be pressure washed to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. Ideally, we’ll be working with a smooth and clean surface. This will allow for maximum coverage once we begin to apply the paint. It also results in an even layer of paint without any blemishes. It’s been said that 95 percent of a good paint job is all about having a prepped surface and we are compelled to agree.
Caulking and patching cracks is also an important part of the prepping process. The use of caulk helps create a smooth surface similar to pressure washing. Caulk is used on holes, cracks, and joints where one material meets with another.
Once the surface is fully prepped we can begin to apply a primer or sealer. Sealer is applied over an existing paint job to create a new surface for the paint. If the exterior is freshly built or the old paint is removed entirely, then a traditional latex primer is usually applied. This may vary though according to the surface itself. Stucco, for example, requires its own special priming agent.
After the surface has been primed and the primer is dry the actual paint can be applied. When you work with a painting company you are not only paying for the painters, but also the paint that they use. You would only want the best painters for the job and it makes sense to only want the best paint as well. High-quality exterior paint has a high volume of solids and powerful binders. We use only the best premium paints for our clients.
To guarantee the best possible results, we typically apply a second coat of paint after the first coat has fully dried. Adding a second coat helps fully bring out the colour of the paint. It also increases the lifespan of the paint job.
There is also the matter of painting the extras, such as the doors, molding, and various details around the exterior. These may be painted in the same time frame as the exterior walls or they may be covered during that time and then painted after the walls are finished.