Power washing is one of the most crucial steps in the preparation of exterior surfaces to establish the spotless surface to apply house paint. HighPoint Painting services can use different types of power washing depending on your home and the type of job. Power washing can be performed on wood, concrete, asphalt, bricks, and aluminum.
Protecting your home and property is one of our highest priorities. HighPoint takes as many precautions as possible in order to ensure our clients that we will leave their homes better than we found it. We do this by utilizing drop cloths, masking off areas with tape, and taking utmost care during the painting process.
Scraping off your old paint is incredibly important in ensuring that your paint lasts as long as possible. HighPoint takes the time and effort to ensure that any residual paint is removed before commencing the next steps to prevent future flaking.
Sanding serves to prevent imperfections while also providing a rough enough surface in order to ensure that the paint sticks to where it needs to and goes on smoothly.
Priming your surfaces to be painted is almost as important as the paint itself. We prime every job in order to ensure that the paint being used doesn’t soak through into the siding and keeps paint from bleeding through when painting over knots. By doing this we prevent the need for extra coats of paint and provides the highest quality paint job possible.
Caulk (Pack) (Plug) (Paste)
Caulking is necessary for your exterior paint project and serves to both protect your home from the elements and give a clean finish to the job. Caulk is used to fill nail head holes and cracks where sufficient to prevent rust and rot to the exterior. It’s also used along windows to prevent drafts and condensation.
HighPoint will complete the job as outlined in the scope of work ensuring all the measures above were taken and in a timely manner.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Severe Water Damage
Areas where the siding has been exposed to the elements causing a breakdown in the material. Often found where siding was installed too low and rests on the shingles. It snows and rains allowing the siding material to slowly soak up water and leading to rot.
When precipitation rests on trim without proper protection, it causes the material to soak it up, leading to swelling. This can leave your home open to elements such as wind and rain which can have negative effects on the interior of your home.
Exposed wood can happen due to wind and hail. When exposed wood is left unprotected it can lead to many issues such as insect infiltration and wood rot.