Exterior Painting Services
Exterior Painting Contractors: Our exterior painting contractors in San Diego offer a comprehensive paint service that encompasses any painting need a customer may have. Our exterior paint contractors delivery streamlined production that delivers a high quality product at very competitive prices. We train our painters to establish clear lines of communication with our clients to ensure their complete satisfaction and that the end result is what our customer desired. Our exterior painting service also comes with a warranty for the work we produce that will be delivered in writing upon signing the production contract. This allows our customers to rest assured that our company guarantees the quality of our work in writing. The goal of our company is to build long lasting relationships with our clients and to win their future business by delivering the best quality paint and stucco services at the most affordable prices.
Lead Paint Certified: If your homes exterior looks outdated, faded, or the wrong color call on San Diego Paint Pros to restore the youth in your homes exterior. Water based paints are ideal for the outside because they don’t fade in the San Diego sun and dry quickly. However, before any job can be considered, ask our paint pros to check to see if your house has been painted with a lead-based paint. This is usually the case if your house was built before 1978. Regardless, San Diego Paint Pros is lead paint certified to legally remove the paint and any liability you may have from existing lead based paint inside or outside them home. Unless you are lead certified , do not attempt to work with lead based paint yourself because it is hazardous to your health, and has legal implications and requirements when removing this hazardous material.
Exterior Paint Damage Signs: If you notice any of these problems occuring on your homes exterior: peeling, blistering, alligatoring, wrinkling, undried paint, mildew, sags or bleeding don’t call on anyone but a pro to effectively handle the situation. Peeling occurs when there is too much moisture that is trying to escape the walls, and in most cases a primer was not used. Blistering usually occurs from painting in the heat with an oil-based paint. Since San Diego has a warmer climate we recommend only using water based paints for all exterior painting endeavors. At the end of the day the final decision is up to you. Alligatoring looks like its name and happens when the paints used were not well suited for each other. Wrinkling is due to painting in cold weather and looks as if the paint has sags. If you see any of these issues affecting you exterior paint job give us a call and we will promptly work with you on fixing these problems long-term. Walls can also mildew if there is too much shade and moisture. Paint that does not seem to dry occurs when a low-quality paint is being used. Sagging occurs when a paintbrush is used the wrong way – usually with too much paint, causing it to sag. Since we use sprayers you will never have this problem when using our production team. Bleeding usually comes from rusty nail heads that can show through layers of paint. When we paint your house we will attempt to remove any undesired nails to prevent this from happening. Most of these problems can be fixed by scraping off the old paint, sanding it down, applying a primer, and coating it with water-based paint. Mildew and bleeding must be fought with a chlorine bleach solution or else it will resurface if simply repainted. Sagging can be fixed by sanding down the paint to even out the surfaces and repainted. Join the San Diego Paint Pros carefree maintenance program to have all these issues taken care by professionals.
Detailed Preparation Work: When our painters tackle certain spots on your house, they will scrape off all existing paint from problematic areas. Liquid paint removal can be used as well, but is only used when all other paint removal methods fail. Next we sand the wood down. If your house has shingles, we sand them down by wrapping sandpaper around a block of wood to reach those difficult areas. Then we dust your homes exterior with a broom or dry paintbrush to clear away all cobwebs and dirt. We know it is important to give your house a nice scrub with a pressure washer to remove all underlying material before we start painting. We usually use a putty knife to spackle all areas that need to be evened out or a wood filler if necessary. A little more preparation is still in order and we sure train our painters to understand the importance of prep work. Blue tape will be placed around the perimeters of windows and doors; light fixtures need to be taken down or wrapped in plastic and secured with blue tape, as well as any address numbers – if on the house of course. Before this is completed, we help you select the appropriate primer with the corresponding paint. Not everything has to be primed, unless it is new wood; however, we do apply primer to any old wood that is exposed or where patching was completed.
Determining Amount of Paint: San Diego Paint Pros knows how to determine how much paint will be required to get the job done we calculate by measuring the house’s perimeter and multiplying this number by the height; this does not include gables, which is the triangular area where the roof meets. We use a steel tape measure or twine to get that accurate number. Once this number is calculated, the gables can be taken in to consideration; measure the width of the gable and multiply it by the height, then divide by 2. Add these two numbers together. Next divide the final number by the amount of square feet suggested on the can of paint to determine how many gallons or cans will be needed. We then add an additional 5 gallons of paint to your order for you to save for future touch up work that is covered under our carefree maintenance program.
Weather Factors: Before the house can be painted, we take the weather forecast into consideration. If there is any slight chance of rain, we may have to consider prolonging your job. Acts of God are the only reasons our painters will not show up to your job when they are supposed to. Since San Diego has one of the driest climates in the world this factor should not detour the timeline of production on your home. If using a latex or water-based paint, do not paint if the temperature is below 50 degrees; if using an oil-based paint, avoid painting below 40-degree weather. Good thing San Diego has a warm climate however in winter we may start production a bit later then we usually do to make sure no temperature conflicts happen.
Priming and Painting: Once the primer is ready to be applied. Our painters make sure every inch of the house’s exterior is covered. Primer not only sticks to paint, but it also keeps the moisture out. Primer is important because the moisture in San Diego has higher levels of salt like most costal cities. Since salt disrupts the integrity of your exterior paint job unless the proper primer is first applied. We usually start at smaller sections around windows and trim; cut in and work our way into the larger areas. It is always better to work high to low. Rollers, wall brushes and paint sprayers can all be used for application and we use all of them. Before the painting begins, we always make sure the primer is completely dry to prevent dripping and paint lines. It is also important that our painters mix every can of paint together before application. Every can – even of the same color – will not be exactly the same; to ensure there is no blotching, the paint must all be mixed. Each coat of paint will last approximately five years. Though tedious, two coats are recommended for an even, long-lasting finish.