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Painting Tips

It's time to open our windows and start the warm weather list. Let finest touch paintings simplify your workload of the season by providing you with a free quote on any of your interior or exterior painting needs.  Here are a few insider tips that can help you determine what type of painting work your home may need this year:

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Mildew

Mildew will look like little grey spores and/or dark spots on the paint. Mildew is a sign that your slick, glossy paint surface needs refreshed; it allows spores to grow in the nooks and crannies of the paint skin.

Often, honest and established painters will let you know if a simple and cost-efficient power washing (or pressure washing) is enough mildew maintenance for that particular year. Mildew can easily be removed with a professional pressure wash, although sometimes it will require a new coat of paint to keep your home protected. A high-quality paint will have a mildewcide as part of the formula, which will prevent future growth on the surface of your paint.

 

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Chalking
When you run your fingers along your painted surfaces, do you see a chalk like substance stick to your fingertips? This is called chalking. If touching your house leaves a lot of chalky paint residue on your hands this is a sign the paint is breaking down. (Oxidizing)

It is definitely time to powerwash. It may be time to repaint; new paint will never leave a lot of film on your hand.

Let us provide a painting or powerwash quote to properly remove chalking. This economical investment will protect your home before the paint or wood damage becomes more costly.

 

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Caulking failure

Caulking failure can cause current and future issues with your home’s exterior and interior including:

Loss of energy efficiency from the inside of your home to the outside.
Weather, like rain and wind, can enter your home where caulk has failed.
Insects and critters can enter where caulking failure occurred.
Moisture can get behind the wood and paint, which leads to peeling of paint, rotting of wood and mildew/mold growth on the surface and inside the home.
Caulking is also important cosmetically; if it is done properly, your homes gaps and joints will look seamless with your paint color. It will make the exterior of your home tight and secure. The look will be more complete and your home will instantly benefit from a thorough caulking application.

With caulking, it is much better to have a tightly caulked exterior to prevent future and expensive damages.

With our free quotes, you can put your mind at ease about how secure your home’s exterior is with expertly caulked gaps and joints.

Peeling Paint
You may see small amounts of chipping and peeling of paint on your trim or siding. Usually, about the size of a dime, this peeling paint will expose the wood underneath. This is a sign your top coat of paint isn’t protecting the wood from rain, wind, and sun. Paint protects your wood the same way that skin protects your body. It must be intact and secure around the entire home.

Final Advice
The hints outlined above are a good guideline to use when determining what type of painting work your home may need heading into our beloved spring season. Some of Finest Touch  Painting customers’ most popular spring projects are listed here:

An exterior paint job with new, modern colors
Cleaning and sealing of decks and/or fences to liven the wood and bead up water
A power wash/pressure wash to eliminate mildew, chalking, and dirt from your home’s exterior
A good painting contractor will provide an honest and detailed quote for what painting and preparation your home may or may not need.

Painting quotes should be free, quick, and fun. (Our quote guys are a fun bunch for sure!

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