One of the most fundamental parts of any project which requires re-painting whether it be wood, concrete or steel siding is the effort put forth to establish a absolutely clean interface between the surface and coating to be applied. Contaminants such as salts, chemicals, mold, mildew, dirt or the previous coatings deteriorating all have the ability to interfere with the adhesion (bonding) of the coating to the substrate and the ability of new coatings to not break down and affect its performance.
Even the best quality paint jobs will fail if they are applied to a poorly prepared substrate but preparing the substrate is only one of the things to doing a superior paint job and to protect and preserve your investment for years that is why in doing your job we:
- Inspect for any wood rot and make repair’s
- Remove address numbers, shutters or tape and cover anything that will not be painted to protect against drip or splatter
- Power wash complete house using a detergent to kill mold, mildrew, oxidation.
- Let house dry and the hand scrape to remove any loose paint left from powerwashing.
- Prime all bare wood with a exterior primer.
- Caulk wood joints, windows, door trim, nail holes, etc.