Exterior House Painting
Painting your New York homes exterior and maintaining it is important, not only for curb appeal, but the paint on your exterior is the only thing protecting your most valuable investment from the elements. It will cost you more in the long run to repair damaged wood and if the exterior paint is in real bad shape it will take longer to prepare the substrate for the proper paint job.
Good house painting contractors will not stop at simply applying paint to your exterior, other aspects need to be taken into account as well. Proper preparation is the key and knowing and understanding what coatings to apply.
Good painting company’s adhere to the coatings industry standards:
- Scraping all loose paint and combining it with sanding when needed.
- Washing all surfaces to be painted is equally important; removing mold, mildew, dust, dirt, and chalk from the surfaces of your exterior to be painted.
- Applying the proper primer to the areas of your home where needed.
- Caulking needs to be replaced around the home’s exterior, it should be done when the home is being prepped. Caulk seals the gaps around windows, door jambs, and other points of intersection of various building materials. Caulking properly not only creates curb appeal, but it also creates a more energy efficient home, Kellogg’s Painting Contractor uses premium caulk with a blend of silicone and acrylic.
After a thorough preparation of your homes exterior painters need to apply two top coats of premium paint with 100% acrylic binders.