Exterior Painting

Frequently asked questions

 

  I have never painted the exterior of my home before....?

When painting the exterior of your home always start with a clean surface; paint one side of the house at a time, starting with the highest point; apply a full even coat to one side of the house at a time and always paint the trim last.

 

Can I paint over aluminum/vinyl siding?

Do I need to wash my house before I paint?

How much paint do I need?

How do I apply the paint?

How do I paint shingles & shakes?

How do I care for freshly painted surfaces?

What conditions are best for painting my house?

What tools do I need?

What is the proper way to use spray equipment?

 

 

 

Painting Tips & Ideas


Antiquing Paint
Antiquing gives instant charm to tired old furniture, so scour those tag sales, attics or basements for a find! You can antique any piece of furniture, but I've found that pieces with carvings, turned legs or raised moldings look the best...

Antique Gold
Antiqued gold home accessories are beautiful, but they can be pricey. Well I can show you how to take a yard sale find and make it into a masterpiece...

Beyond Brushes
Look around your home, there are all sorts of everyday items that you can use to give you a cool paint technique and great texture for just about any room...

 

Interior Paint Problems


Blistering

Burnishing

Blocking

Caulk Failures

Cracking - Flaking

Foaming - Cratering

Lapping

Mud Cracking

Mildew

Picture Framing

Poor Scrub Resistance

Poor Sheen Uniformity

Poor Stain Resistance

Poor Flow - Leveling

Poor Hiding

Roller Marks - Stipple

Roller Spattering

Sagging

Surfactant Leaching

Wrinkling

Yellowing

Exterior Paint Problems


Alligatoring
Blistering

Chalk Run down
Chalking
Cracking Flaking

Dirt Pickup
Efflorescence - Mottling
Fading-Poor Color Retention
Frosting

Lapping

Mildew

Nailhead Rusting

Paint Incompatibility

Peeling
Poor Galvanized Metal Adhesion
Poor Alkali Resistance
Poor Gloss Retention

Surfactant Leaching

Tannin Staining

Vinyl Siding Warp

Wax Bleed

Wrinkling

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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