Touch-up Paint

Feathering is the final key to a good touch up job.

I doesn’t take long before feet, furniture, fur babies and family members get some scuffs going on your painted walls. Not everything washes off which is why touch-up is an important way to keep your walls in the best possible condition.

The Right Paint

The most important aspect of touchup is to use the same type, color and sheen of paint. Paint Doctor’s Painting leaves building owners with extra of each paint color. Be sure to thoroughly stir the paint before using.

Tools and Techniques

Whenever possible, “use the same tool to apply the touch-up paint as was used to apply the original coat,” according to Sherwin-Williams. With practice, you can use a good quality paint brush to do most touch-ups by loading the brush and making as few passes over the target area as possible – just enough to smooth it reasonably well. Quality paint will self-level if you don’t overwork it.

Feathering

Feathering is the final key to a good touch up job. As the brush gets dryer, lightly move it away from the repair area out over the larger surrounding area. The further away you get from the center, less paint is being applied. This eliminates a hard edge where the new paint stops abruptly. The area surrounding the repair will have a mix of the existing paint and the touch-up paint which creates a blend.

Cleanup

Remember to carefully reseal your touch-up paint container and thoroughly clean your paint brush. Try to keep kids and pets away from the touch-up area until the paint is dry to touch.

Contact Paint Doctors Painting for you next painting project at 541-497-3804.

Protect Your Investment

When you consider the amount of money you have invested in your siding, professional paint application makes a lot of sense to protect your investment. Call Mike at 541-497-3804.

Many exterior building products are engineered to have a protective layer of paint. Paint provides protection against water intrusion and against ultraviolet light deterioration. Many siding types are not particularly strong or resilient unless they are properly sealed and painted.

According to the Engineered Wood Association, “Proper finishing protects siding from the weather, reduces maintenance and promotes long-lasting performance. Weather can cause surface damage to unprotected wood within 4 weeks of exposure and adversely affect the performance of subsequently applied finishes. Preprimed products should be top-coated within 60 to 90 days of installation.”

The Paint Doctor takes into account the specific recommendations provided by the siding manufacturers. These recommendations are not just for the chemical characteristics of the primers and paints, but timing and how to apply the product. For example, “The first coat should either be brush-applied or sprayed and back-brushed while the finish is still wet. This is essential for textured surfaces, such as rough-sawn. Brushing helps work the finish into the siding, therefore providing better protection to the siding surface and optimum finish adhesion,” according to the Engineered Wood Association.

Additionally the edges and transitions must be sealed with proper caulking products professionally applied.

When you consider the amount of money you have invested in your siding, professional paint application makes a lot of sense to protect your investment. Call Mike at 541-497-3804.

Primed for Success

Primers fill and bind with underlying surfaces, which keeps the finish coat from peeling or from soaking unevenly into the surface.

Why use primer?

Primer is formulated to adhere to the surface below while providing the best possible surface for the finish coat. Primers fill and bind with underlying surfaces, which keeps the finish coat from peeling or from soaking unevenly into the surface.

Priming Bare Wood

When top coat paint is applied directly to bare wood, the wood can absorb components of the paint preventing it from forming the proper bonds, which weakens the paint so it can easily crack or peel. Bare wood also has color variations in the grain which primer helps cover. Additionally, some types of wood also has natural tannins and may require alkyd/oil primer to trap the tannins and keep them from bleeding through to the surface.

Primer applied to bare wood
Use a good quality primer designed for bare wood when painting over home repairs.

New Drywall

Application specific primer is also important on new drywall (first time to be painted). Drywall paper surface and joint compounds are very porous and can unevenly soak in components of the finish-grade paint making it weaker, causing uneven color and uneven sheen. A quality drywall first coat such as Sherwin-Williams PVA Drywall Primer & Sealer can help make your newly drywalled project a big success.

Primers designed specifically for new drywall are required for the first time drywall projects are painted.
Drywall primers are heavy bodied and designed to fill the porous surfaces of new drywall products.

Drastic Color Changes

Primers can be a big help when you are changing paint colors from dark to light or light to dark by creating an even, neutral base coat that allows your new color to actually be the one you chose. Without a primer coat the color of your old paint could affect the final tint.

Prime over dark colors before applying a lighter color top coat.
It’s good painting practice to prime over dark colors before applying a lighter color top coat.

Prime Time to Call the Doctor

One of the great benefits of working with Paint Doctor’s Painting is the expertise we bring when it comes to using the right primer for your project. Your unique project requires a specific prescription and we highly recommend you follow the Doctor’s instructions. Call Mike at 541-497-3804.

Inside Job

The Paint Dr says it’s a great time to schedule some interior paint work.

The Paint Dr crew works hard throughout the warmer months to achieve the best possible exterior paint jobs on customer homes and buildings. However, now it’s time for an Inside Job or two to keep things rolling through the winter months.

You can expect to get your best deal of the year on interior paint jobs when painting contractors are looking to keep their crews busy and the business running strong during the winter months.

So give the Paint Dr, aka Mike Nading, a call today and get that interior paint project on the calendar.

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Reaching New Heights

There are plenty of reasons not to paint your own house, but wanting to live may top the list. Reaching every painted surface on your home’s exterior and interior takes more than most homeowners realize. Through in an extra story and a hillside lot and you’ve a formula for a truly life-changing disaster.

Professional painters know how to reach all of those hard-to-reach peaks, gables and dormers that make you house look cool. Mike Nading, the Paint Doctor knows just how to get the job done in a safe and timely manner.

You might be surprised at just what it takes to get a painter in position to update and protect your home’s exterior, but whatever it takes, the Paint Doctor’s Painting Service will get there. It could take scaffolding, ladders, power lifts, cherry pickers, zip lines or catwalks – but they will get it done safely and thoroughly. Call Mike at 541-497-3804 and save your death defying adrenaline feats for your vacation adventures.

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Curb Appeal

Few things can improve the curb appeal of a house like new exterior paint. Dated colors, dingy trim, UV damage, mold and dirt can all be addressed in the prep and paint process of an exterior re-paint job.

But there are other benefits as well. These include improved weather protection, lower energy costs and added protection against insect invasion.

Weather protection comes in the form of a caulking that prevent water intrusion and a quality paint top coat that protects against moisture and damage caused by ultra violet light. Many homeowners underestimate the importance of paint to the longevity of the home’s exterior.

Caulking also helps seal a house against heat loss by preventing air movement through the joints and transitions at the trim boards, siding seams and corners. This can be very helpful to your energy costs for both heating and cooling.

An exterior paint job also gives you the opportunity to change your color schemes. This can both update and improve the looks of your home. Multi-color paint schemes can really accentuate the right features of your house.

Call the Paint Doctor, Mike Nading for an estimate on your new look: 541-497-3804.Albany Oregon Painting Contractor