Put down the brush and step away from the building. There is a lot more to painting than brushing, rolling or spraying paint. In fact, all skilled painters understand that most of the job in painting is preparation. Cleaning is essential. Paint cannot adhere when debris in the way.
Peeling paint must be removed or treated. Repair or replace loose or weather damaged siding and trim. Fill holes. Caulk joints.
Don’t overlook masking – this is a task that can make or break the quality of the paint job itself and prevent damaging other surfaces. The right masking materials (tape, paper, plastic sheeting, etc) make a big difference in the results. Clean, straight lines are not automatic. It takes lots of practice to get it right. Understanding the dynamics of the air pressures produced by pressurized paint and how to layer masking, use guards and drop cloths are all big components of a job well done.
Of course you can bring in the pros to do the job right the first time, call Mike at 541-497-3804.
Big jobs are all in a day’s work for Paint Doctor’s Painting. “Do it right the first time” means putting the right crew members on the right equipment to apply the right product for a finish that will last for many years.
Paint Doctor’s Painting has you covered with plenty of experience completing commercial projects for contractors, property owners and site supervisors in the Willamette Valley.
Projects like West Albany High School’s Memorial Stadium take careful planning, specialized equipment and an experienced crew to get the job done right.
All of the basics for any good painting job – proper product, surface preparation and appropriate application – are present on large scale commercial jobs, but there are many more things to consider. Reaching greater heights, handling larger volumes of material, keeping schedules and staying within all safety requirements are just a few of the things that make a painter a commercial contractor.
Call Mike Nading 541-497-3804 about your next big project. He’ll ask the right questions and promptly get you a solid bid.
When you have Paint Doctor’s Painting on the team, you will have one less concern about completing your project in the professional manner that built your reputation.
You’ve probably heard the expression “your time is worth something” and at Paint Doctor’s Painting we know it’s true. When you consider the amount of time involved in doing your own paint project compared to hiring the Doctor, we think you will agree. Many property owners significantly underestimate what it takes to wash, prep, caulk, fill, sand, scrape, mask, pack, place, climb, spray, roll, brush, move and do it all again.
However, when you hire the pros at Paint Doctor’s Painting, you get an entire crew that is doing all of these operations at once with the speed and accuracy that comes with doing the job right the first time every day. Rather than having your house in that paint-job-in-process mode for weeks, you can have the whole job completed in a day or two.
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. 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.
With roots in timeless tradition, Toile Red’s mineral hue transitions between styles both classic and contemporary. Its moody shade sets the tone for a warm monochrome style that’s comforting and earthy, yet elevated and elegant.
Toile Red anchors a warm monochrome color story for October that’s made to enliven spaces with cozy, inviting energy. Its coordinating trend shades of crimson, sunbaked reds and humble neutrals combine for an effortless harmony that coordinates your look with simple yet stunning style that feels both timeless and current.
The sleek and sophisticated look of monochrome style might seem simple, but there’s more than meets the eye. It’s an approach that relies on a careful balance of color and accent elements to pull off its tidy, tied-together look. Layer the deeper shades of Carnelian and Reddened Earth to define the space and ground Toile Red’s lighter, muted hue while Pediment lends a note of bright contrast as backdrop. Don’t be afraid to make the look your own! Use a bright, contrasting jewel tone like Blue Peacock to make an unexpected statement of whimsical charm.
One of the great features of Northwest architecture is the use of natural wood finishes. On a recent job we had plenty of opportunity to show off our natural wood finishing skills on the accent areas of this coastal home. Soffits, exterior ceilings, facia boards, barge rafters and porch posts all needed the TLC of our professional crew to bring out the natural beauty while protecting the wood from the elements.
Good call choosing natural wood and great call on choosing the right painting company, Paint Doctor’s Painting Service 541-497-3804
A valued customer called the doctor recently with a severe case of faded gray. What can be done? You choose the hue and we’ll do the blue for you. And so the work began. We measured and ordered and cleaned and prepped and scraped and caulked and masked and climbed and sprayed and rolled and brushed all that faded gray away. Health and happiness returned to this home because, as always, we had done the job right the first time. Enjoy!
The hue we do for you can be blue, or you do you and choose. Call Mike 541-497-3804
The color of the month is Cascades SW7623, which Sherwin-Williams describes as “Dramatic and moody, yet tranquil and grounded, Cascades’ versatility carries a wide range of design styles. Embrace the serene atmosphere inspired by its soothing shade.”
Bring the timeless and simple beauty of the outdoors in with September’s palette and style. Cascades’ dark, majestic green-blue is the perfect shade for naturalist living style. A nature-loving design deserves a gorgeous green hue like this one that envelops interiors with a lush and dramatic feel. As the grounding color of this collection, Cascades has a refined, balanced tone that can stand out on its own or set the stage for the other colors in the collection to shine.
Rooted in modern organic style, this look is all about creating cozy, harmonious spaces inspired by nature. Cascades is the perfect shade for grounding the space and evoking outdoor vibes. Pair with a soothing gray-green like Evergreen Fog to soften the look and create a nurturing, fresh atmosphere. To really capture the essence of the style, lean into its organic side with soft textures, natural materials and earthy accent tones to make your space feel lived-in, warm and welcoming.
It’s an expression that means “it may seem simple, but…” It’s identifying and dealing with loose paint. It’s filling nail holes and non-nail holes. It’s getting that fill perfectly flat and making sure a change in sheen doesn’t give it away. It’s knowing when, where, why and how to caulk. It’s the chemical properties of a proper bond and what primers are best for adhesion to your particular substrate and adhesion to the finish coat – not to mention coverage and stain blocking, which both have an amazing amount of details to consider.
There is way more to painting than spraying, rolling or brushing and way more to these three methods than most might think. Then, oh my friends, then there is the getting there – to every surface, peak, dormer, soffit and lay-on-your-back-to-reach edge.
Leave the devilish details to us. Call Mike 541-497-3804
Stair with color and flair. Not sure what to do with your wood stairs. You’re not alone, it’s complicated, it’s time to call in the pros at Paint Doctor’s Painting.
Check out this recent project, which included some challenging stair work. Mike can fill you in on the details, but foot traffic adds another aspect to the finish selecting process. In addition to the usual water penetration and UV protection considerations, penetration is a key component for trafficked surfaces.
Details on this project included the posts and rails and working around some cool cable infill. Note the metal stays between posts. Getting the right adhesion for this mixed media stair case is among the important components to the selecting the right coatings.
Don’t just stair, stair with the Paint Doctor. Give Mike a call. 541-497-3804.