exterior house painting
Painting your home exterior is an important decision. This will reflect your style and personality to the neighborhood. It may also cause an issue, depending where you live. Here Orange County Best Painting Service will take you through some of what you need to know about painting the exterior of your home. This will give you a heads up on things you may not have thought about and what you can expect from us.
Planning the Timing: In California we have different weather patterns in different areas--it's a big state. We suggest that if you are taking days off from work to be present when the painting is done or making any special provisions for painting that you consider the local weather for that week and know what the weather patterns for the time of year are where you live. We want you to have a seamless experience and we don't want you to make special arrangements just to have it all ruined or postponed due to weather issues. Rain, snow and icy conditions are not conducive to exterior painting.
We can show you the latest paint products for home exteriors. It is hard to keep up with these inventions unless you are in the business.... textured paints, stucco colors, paint with primer in it, etc.
Paint Quality: Yes, whether you do it yourself or hire someone, you can pay a bit to have the entire exterior painted. But, if you are smart about it and we know you will be--you'll pay a bit more for the paint you use. Whether or not you are in a bad weather zone--the scorching California sun will fade and in cooler areas it will do the same because it has far less to do with temperature than it does with ultraviolet rays. You will save a ton of money over the years in home maintenance as far as the paint goes if you are painting fewer times for the life of the house. Cheap paint weathers badly and will chip and peel regardless of the sealer you use.
Things we'll Discuss: We can come and assess the property and tell you what needs to be done prior to painting. It can be from the simple to more complicated depending on how old the property is and what the state of it is. If you have an older standing property it may have things like ivy and vines and other things stuck to the sides of the walls. Some people love to buy old Georgian or Colonial style homes which have this and it does give it character so we have to discuss with you whether you need that removed or whether you will not paint that side. We will alert you to what consequences either decision may have and you can make your decision from there. We will talk about the priming and preparation as far as sanding, scraping and water or sand blasting may need to be done. It is a longer process for larger and multistory homes. California has a lot of variety but with Orange County Best Painting Service you can surely depend on us knowing what to do each time.
Check your Siding: Painting the exterior of your home makes you question the condition of the home itself. This is not a cheap endeavor and if you paint over certain issues, they won't stay hidden for long. Paint won't adhere to rotting siding. In fact, this is a blessing because rotten siding can do a lot more damage than you think to your home. So, this may be the time to be able to do some of those preliminary repairs. This way, when we do come and paint--we can do the job right the first time and save you time and money on doing it over again.
State-Of-The-Art Technology: We've come a long way since led laden paint and having to prime then paint etc. We still have to follow the aforementioned structural practices but we use paints that have primer combined as a two in one. This means less time spent painting and less money on product.
When you hire a professional - you get their expensive tools - not just their man power... we have all the best paint sprayers and nozzles... industrial grade!
At Orange County Best Painters we aim to give you the most seamless paint project you've ever had. We are true professionals that have more knowledge than anyone around. Call us today and make an appointment.