For most of us, our houses and our business properties are our biggest assets. We have invested a lot of resources into these buildings. which is why critical maintenance is so important. Keeping a protective layer of quality paint is essential to protecting our investment.
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.
Thinking about adding some color to your life? Copen Blue by Sherwin-Williams makes a subtle departure from your white walls without overpowering the senses. Add interest and variety without making a complete overhaul of your décor components. Another great idea from the Paint Doctor!
Here at Paint Doctor’s Painting we are inspiring customers with some great color ideas during interior paint season. Dramatic color changes could be just the thing to brighten your home or office interior during the darker months ahead.
In painting, adhesion refers to the strong bond between the coating and substrate. It asks the question, “Will this paint stick to this surface for a long time?” Adhesion is absolutely essential to the success of a paint job.
As we have mentioned before, professional painters are practical chemists who understand the bonding properties of the best products on the market. To achieve a long lasting paint that stays put, a number of considerations must be taken into account. Surface type, surface preparation and the right primer are high on the priority list.
Not sure if your paint job will hang in there over the long run? Better call the pros at Paint Doctor’s Painting.
The time is quickly approaching for exterior repaints and protecting your biggest asset is more important now than ever before.
Need some inspiration for your home’s exterior paint color? Sherwin-Williams has a great resource on their website to give you a feel for some cool paint colors on a variety of houses. Another cool thing, Paint Doctors Painting can get the Sherwin-Williams color you choose. Check it out here
If these colors have inspired your next painting project, call Mike of Paint Doctor’s Painting for a quote 541-497-3804.
According to Sherwin-Williams, “A wintry blue brings calm and quiet to create sanctuary spaces of all kinds. Aleutian’s charm captures your attention in the most endearing of ways. Whether you’re seeking a bohemian haven, or folklore-filled retreat, this cool blue has mastered the art of blending beautifully with any design style.”
Need a little more cool, calm and quiet in your life? Call Mike at 541-497-3804.