Painting the outside of a commercial or residential building requires much more than simply a few cans of paint. Exterior surfaces may be compromised by cracks or leaks, and only a team of experienced painters can guarantee that all areas are properly prepared, adequately primed, and correctly finished to ensure lasting and full coverage. Read on to learn how your professional painter will prepare your walls for fresh paint.
Before painting can begin, gutters and downspouts should be cleaned and repaired. If you consistently have problems with peeling paint, there may be an underlying source of moisture that should be properly caulked and sealed. Any loose caulking and split shingles should be replaced, and cracks in your home’s siding must be filled, sanded and scrubbed off.
Your professional painting crew should wash all siding, shingles, and stucco to remove any chalk deposits on the existing finish and ensure that you are starting with a clean slate. Power washing will also remove dirt, mold, and mildew, and should always be performed by experienced painters. If not properly directed, these uncontrolled strong jets of water can actually carve holes into a home’s siding.
After the exterior walls have sufficiently dried, your painters will scrape and sand the surface to find any remaining loose paint. Depending on the surface, a combination of metal scrapers, wire brushes, and mechanical and manual sanding tools will be used. Next, all surfaces are primed and any open cracks around doors and windows are caulked. Finally, the recommended number of coats of top quality paint or stain is applied.
Do you need an experienced painter, power washer, and window cleaner in Chicago? Whatever your residential and commercial home needs are, Crystal Clear Window Washing is here for you. Call (773) 649-4642 to find out how our painters can guarantee a glossy and lasting exterior that holds up against rain and snow.