Exterior painting is the fast and cost effective way of increasing your property's curb appeal, adding to its value, and simply making you happier every time you come back home. It's also part of the protection of your property against the elements and for that demands specific exterior paints that are designed to withstand the rigors of the sun and rain.
Before we paint an exterior we make sure that it is properly cleaned and prepared and for that we use power washers. Professional power washers are far more powerful than the electric or gas versions you've probably seen or used. That means a lot of skill is required to use them to get your exterior spotlessly clean without driving water into seams, cracks, or woodwork and laying the foundations for future damage in the process. Our professionals know just how to power wash so as to strip away the dirt without doing the slightest bit of damage to the structure and facade.
Stucco remains a popular option for exteriors but it is susceptible to fine cracking with the expansion and contraction caused by the Californian weather. Once a fine crack or blister develops the elements will then progressively work at it and enlarge it so that wind and water eventually get underneath the stucco 'skin'. The result is staining, and patches that loosen and fall. We can repair your stucco and replace fallen or degraded areas as well as paint it and coat it for you to give your property back that fresh and new look.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are a problem on the outside of any building. We clean away mold and mildew before we paint but there are also things we can do to prevent them coming back. As the technology has improved we have see the arrival of paints that actively kill mold and mildew as well as resisting any new growth. That's down to the microbial elements used in the paint and while that sounds like they are toxic they don't have to be damaging to people or the environment. Some antimicrobial paints use eco friendly approaches such as the incorporation of lime to make a pH value that is too high for mold and mildew to grow on. Talk to us about how your exterior paint can be not just good looking but mixed to ensure that it stays good looking over the years.
As well as painting exterior walls we can also help protect those paint coats, or any exposed metal or concrete with elastomeric coatings. These are a barrier coating sometimes called a latex or acrylic latex coating that covers up gaps, cracks, and the pores of exposed concrete. The resulting coat helps paint retain color and prevents microbial growth as well as the corrosion of exposed metal. UV resistant the thick elastomeric coat is like a sunscreen barrier for your property helping to protect against sun damage as well as water ingress. Talk to us today about how an elastomeric coating can protect your exterior walls and roofing.