ELEVATE CONSTRUCTION EXTERIOR PAINTING
Having a beautiful home starts with the first thing everyone sees, the outside. You want to make sure your house is at its best with a professional paint job. We also make sure to weather seal your house to ensure you don’t get any rain damage. Elevate Construction provides affordable and professional residential painting services. Our team takes the necessary steps in order to properly prep your home before a paint job and offer you a care free experience. We always guarantee your satisfaction and help your choose the paint that suits you best.
Steps to a successful paint job
In order for a paint job to be successful and last over time, our team rigorously follows a few simple steps:
Before we start everything, we have to pressure wash the surface. Pressure washing is the best way to clean painted surfaces and remove dust, dirt, chalky oxidation, and loose paint. It also helps reveal bad/rotten wood hiding under old paint, wood that can damage the new paint job.
Surface preparation is important to a long-lasting, high quality paint job. First we scape loose and peeling paint and then we lightly sand the surface. This is essential for the new paint to bond better and last longer. We also apply exterior primers that not only help bonding, but also block stains from rising to the surface of the new painting. We secure loose boards with new nails and screws where necessary and apply sealant or caulking to seams and joints.
We follow high cleaning standards and protect all exposed surfaces from paint dripping or staining. We carefully mask your bricks, windows, shingles, pool, landscape, light fixtures and whatever is necessary.
Finally, after the prepping is complete, we apply the paint. We use various techniques like brushing, rolling and spraying, but we always apply the paint full-strength. We only use top shelf quality painting products and work with the utmost care and professionalism.
We believe that our job isn’t completely done, until we remove all the trash from the site and leave your property just as clean as we’ve found it. We always keep the job site clean during our work.
No job is truly complete, without the customers being 100% satisfied. Once we finish with the painting and cleanup, we walk you through so that we make sure that everything is as you wished.
How to choose the right painter for your house
A fresh coat of paint to the exterior of your house can substantially improve the look of your house. It can also increase its resale value, showing to prospective buyers that it has been well taken care of. Regardless of the reason for choosing to repaint your home, the bottom line is that your house will look like never before. However, exterior painting usually requires some professional help. The right exterior house painter can make all the difference and give your home a much deserved improvement. Choosing a professional to help you can sometimes be daunting, but we are here to guide you to the process.
According to ConsumerReports, homeowners are twice as likely to hire a contractor for their exterior painting than they are to hire one for the interior. The reason for that is that a good exterior paint job is hard to do right and sometimes needs the help of a professional. Here are a few tips that we hope will help you find a good exterior painter:
The first thing you have to do is to get estimates from different contractors. We recommend at least five, but you can shoot for seven or eight. Estimates will help you make more informed decisions. Remember, never settle for a rough guess made over the phone, have each contractor give you an on-site estimate.
While you have each contractor on your property, it is a good idea to interview them. Ask them about their professional credential, business license and insurance. It’s important that you work with someone trustworthy who can successfully finish a job. You should also check each contractor through the Better Business Bureau website.
Making sure that a contractor is willing to work with a complete contract is a good business practice. A binding contract is an important document that can help you in case something goes wrong. It should include the total costs and the amount of time the job should take. Also, key details like office and cell phone numbers and the address of the contractor are essential.
Remember to never give the contractor a large down payment. However, expect to pay something up front. We also recommend to withhold the final 10-15% of the money until you are completely satisfied with the project and the painting is 100% completed.
Finally, make sure that the contractor offers some form of guarantee. Chipping, peeling, blistering and flaking can all happen, and if you don’t have a guarantee, then you’ll have to repaint those areas on your own time and money.
We hope that these tips will help you find the perfect exterior house painter for your needs.
Unpredictable climate and the change of seasons can have a great toll on your facility. Protecting it from the elements is our main concern. To make sure of this, we thoroughly prepare all surfaces before we start painting. Some of our practices include: power washing, caulking cracks, power tool cleaning of flaking paint and rust, patching holes and we even replace damaged surfaces in some cases. We start by applying the appropriate primer on bare substrate or rusted surfaces and then we follow up with a coating system specifically selected for your particular needs. We always make sure that the building’s adjacent surfaces and fixtures are protected.
Our experts will provide you with detailed product knowledge so that you can make an informed decision and choose the right materials for your building. We have a great deal of experience in the commercial and industrial field and we tackle each project with great professionalism. Our experts laboriously prepare each project and are prepared to handle even the toughest or most sensitive jobs.