Henderson Heights House Exterior and Interior Painting; This was a landlord wanted to sell the house soon case. We completed both interior and exterior painting in 7 days.
Half of the time was spent on wall and ceiling preparation. Thorough surface preparation is essential to this paint job. Poor preparation defeats your very purpose, to restore and to protect the object being painted, and virtually guarantees that the paint, no matter how meticulously you apply it, will quickly peel and blister. Our preparation work includes repairs that should be made before painting. Here comes our list of works both in and out:
- Faulty gutters allow water and sediment to stream over and discolor siding.
- Loose siding gives water a chance to damage the home’s structure.
- Broken electrical fixtures are taken off the walls and repaired, reinstalled after the final coat of paint has dried.
- Crumbling brick and concrete will continue to deteriorate if left untreated and will cause a new coat of paint to peel quickly. The surface are rebuilt and sealed.
- Cracked glass may indicate warping wood, which in turn suggests that water is leaking over or inside the wall. nothing in this case.
- Corroded and broken hardware are removed while prepping, replaced with new hardware after the new coat has dried.
- Cracked plaster and drywall cannot be mended with paint. The cracks and splits may have been caused by the settling of the foundation and walls or by water seepage.
- Water damaged walls usually indicate structural problems, not found.
We always try our best not to do any after paint cleaning jobs. We hate cleaning! That’s why from the beginning we most likely spend the first one or two days to properly cover every thing up, especially the carpet and cabinet. However, you might have concerns like what if your carpet needs some cleaning, what we do in this worst case scenario is:
- for water based paint: we use an old knife to scrape off the paint, then we use sponge or a cloth dipped in solution: a cup of warm water and a spoon of dish detergent, no bleach and dab the stain working from the outside. We soap it for a while if the paint doesn’t begin to dissolve in the soapy water shortly. Then we use a tissue to blot the liquid when some of the paint begins to dissolve. We always use a blotting motion and not a pouring motion. The carpet can get saturated if we forget this. This will spread the stain.
- for oil based paints: we use solvents such as mineral turpentine or mentholated spirit for oil based coatings. Some times we use the dry cleaning solvent too. Dampen a rag. Dab the paint stain from outside without straining the stain. Use the detergent solution for removing the dissolved paint.
Exterior Wall: We always consider the more extreme Auckland weathers: Sunshine and Rain
- We give one additional coating on horizontal surfaces for better protection because there can be water accumulation in these areas.
- Give one additional coating on new surfaces.
- We do the cement coating immediately, within 10 minutes to maximize the cement holding power.
Brick, Concrete, and Masonry Painting
A roller with a heavy nap is the fastest and easiest way to paint these rough and crevice riddled surfaces. The best part about rolling these surfaces is that we do not have any grain to follow, unlike wood. So we can roll the paint diagonally, side to side, then up and down whatever is fastest. However, we make sure the final strokes are all in one direction to avoid crisscross lines.
Wooden Surfaces – Transparent Finishes:
– Surface Preparation:
- You’ll have to season, the moisture level should be between 10-15%, the wooden surface. The right moisture and treatment prevents deformation in extreme cold and hot climate.
- First you’ll have to sand the surface if it’s a new wood surface. Sand using emery paper along the direction of the grains of the wood to get rid of roughness.
- Apply suitable wood filler after this. It will fill up the pores and grains. Never use this as putty. Remove the excess filler by strokes along the grain pattern. You may apply the filler if needed after 30 minutes. Give 2 to 3 hours for drying.
- Use emery paper to sand the filled surface.
– Painting (For New Wood):
- The surface you are coating on should be free of dust
- Apply two to three coats to get the best results in terms of gloss and and uniform surface. decorative appeal.
- Tightly close the containers after use.
– Painting (For Pre Polished Wood):
- Sand the surface along the grains with emery paper to get a smooth and uniform surface.
- Remove the old finish completely for staining. Wipe off any loose dust from the surface.
- Do the finish paint coats.