A New Life
Painting and Decorating takes pride in the quality and
craftsmanship of our protective exterior repaint service. No
short-cuts are taken, we take time and the effort to ensure that
you get the best possible service. The most important aspect of
exterior refinishing is to protect the underlying surfaces from
moisture and the elements. Most importantly is the preparation
for the painting of any exterior surface. Bridging the cracks
will avoid moisture penetration which will avoid peeling of the
all this process is to power-wash the exterior completely.
Cleaning dirt, dust and grime that has accumulated on all your
exterior surfaces over the years. Also helps in finding any
loose materials on your home (i.e., paint, stucco) not readily
seen by the naked eye.
Before & After
The south and west sides of a house get the most
damage from sun & weather.
Shutters are always removed to properly prep the
underlying surface and the back of the shutters themselves. The
home-owners opted not to replace them.
Step 2: Masking
and covering areas not to be painted. The most common
complaint about painters is that they are "sloppy". We take the
extra time to make sure we keep your plants, concrete and other
grind and strip loose and peeling paint. If your home shows
signs of peeling, the problem is worse than it seems.
This portion of the house gets direct contact
with with the sun. As you can see most all of the paint lost its
adhesion, the only area that held up was the area protected by
the old shutters. Wood siding gets the most damage because it
expands and contracts, especially with direct sunlight. The
square portions under the windows will be replaces with new
ply-wood because it is particle-board and is damaged by
moisture. Particle-board should never be used for exteriors.
Grinding is the only sure way to find and remove all of the
failing paint. When the paint is failing it becomes dry and
brittle and is more readily removed by grinding. While not all
of the paint is failing, grinding is the only way to be certain
that all of the loose paint is removed. The paint is always the
loosest, on the siding, next to the ground because siding is not
properly primed and painted (ON BOTH SIDES) before
installation. So moisture attacks the paint from the back. When
we install new siding, it is always primed and painted on both
sides before installation.
4: Patching stucco to match the texture of the stucco around
it. This also includes bridging all cracks in the stucco.
Elastomeric compound is used that stays permanently flexible and
can stretch considerably, helping to keep cracks from
reappearing for a long period of time.
BEFORE & AFTER
Stucco Patch (top) /
Elastocomeric Filler (bottom).
the siding, stucco, eves and fascia, making sure the proper type
of primer is used for all different surfaces. All surfaces
need extra protection of priming due to the sun damaging effects
and for better adhesion. It is the sun and moisture that cause
wood to warp, dry out, crack and get brittle.
and filling wood cracks, termite and dry-rot damaged surfaces .
This includes all the seams between each piece of wood, hairline
cracks, and knot holes (siding and fascia); protecting from the
weather and giving the siding and fascia a nice solid look.
BEFORE & AFTER : Patching /
Priming / Elastomeric Filling and Painting.
When we are finished, you will
not find any cracks (of any size) in all the siding, stucco and
fascia. Keeping moisture from penetrating through, to loosen the
house. This involves spraying overhangs and brushing the
fascia. In painting the stucco we spray and roll the paint
simultaneously. This gives all creases and crevices of the
stucco a nice solid look to better protect it from the weather.
The wood siding receives two coats of paint, for extra
protection. Also everything painted by hand receives two coats.
Lastly the trim and doors are painted by hand.
step is the clean-up and touch-up! The area is cleaned and
masking is removed; all is inspected for perfection. Job is
left in perfect standing, neat and clean.
We use nothing but the best; Dunn-Edwards Premium 100% acrylic
paints. Simply the best, giving your home a nice healthy glow.
Warranty: We give you a 3-year warranty against cracking,
fading and peeling.
THANK YOU, for choosing A New Life Painting and Decorating.