When you start to get bids for your exterior house painting project in Phoenix, there are some important things for you to consider. Obviously you want to talk about the scope of the job. The areas that need to be painted and the colors to be chosen are a great place to start. It is important that you and the contractor are on the same page. Beyond that is another part of the bid that can be just as important. There should also be a conversation about the preparation work that needs to be done.
The more time a painter spends on the preparation of the project, the better the house will look and the longer the job will last. Phoenix painting contractors know that the sun and heat have a serious impact on how long paint will last. If the contractor just paints over the existing surface, the new paint will probably not last very long.
When painting the exterior of a house, there are different parts to the preparation process. Repairs to the siding and trim may be necessary. This could include replacing rotten or decayed wood. The house may need to have loose siding tightened. Unused hooks or nails need to be removed. Holes should be filled. Caulk should be checked and replaced where necessary. Rusted metal should be treated.
The biggest area that needs to be dealt with is the old paint. If the paint is cracked or peeling, the preparation process will be more involved. In Phoenix, painters have to deal with this problem a lot. Pressure washing, scraping and sanding are ways to prep the peeling surface. When bare wood is exposed, it will require Primer and sometimes priming the whole surface due to its poor condition will allow the new paint to have maximum adhesion and the overall appearance of the house will look better and last longer.
Home painting in Phoenix can make your house come to life. It can be a long lasting source of pride for you and your family. When choosing painters in Phoenix make sure you consider us. We have a proven track record in the valley. Call us today to schedule a free estimate for your house painting needs.