Interior/Exterior Painting
1101-F N. Industrial Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78681

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Interior/Exterior Painting

 

Interior Painting

Painting inside a person’s home is the ultimate show of trust. For this reason, we take great care to ensure that we not only respect our client’s property, but also protect it as if we were working in the Sistine Chapel. We use butyl-coated dropcloths instead of canvas which can allow drops of paint to seep through to the underlying surface. We cover the surrounding surfaces. We use safe release tape where called for to protect the surface we are covering.

 

Exterior Painting

For most of us, our home is our most valuable asset. Protecting that investment is what we do best. Being in this business for over 25 years, we know that there is a big difference between putting a quick coat of paint on the outside of a house and preparing a home properly so that the paint applied will render years of lasting protection. Our professional painters are skilled and thoroughly knowledgeable in all manner of surfaces and materials. Paint not only improves the appearance of your home, but is also a barrier between your home and the elements.

Below are our steps we go through on every exterior project:

  • Pressure wash with detergent and bleach solution
  • Replace any deteriorated materials (with client approval)
  • Scrape loose paint
  • Re-secure loose materials (trim, siding, etc.) with exterior fasteners
  • Caulk joints with 45 YEAR siliconized acrylic sealant
  • Spot prime any bare wood with alkyd exterior wood primer
  • Cover adjacent areas to protect from paint overspray/splatter
  • Apply premium quality Sherwin-Williams or Kelly-Moore acrylic house paints per manufacturers recommendations (We will also apply other approved paint manufacturer equivalents)

 

We use quality Sherwin-Williams & Kelly-Moore products for our exterior projects SHERWIN-WILLIAMS Super Paint Satin
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/catalog/superpaint-exterior-acrylic-latex/
KELLY-MOORE 1245 Acry-Shield Exterior 100% Acrylic Low Sheen Paint
http://kellymoore.com/products/product-lines/1245
 

Washing

A clean surface is a must for proper adhesion of paint. Besides using a heavy duty detergent for cleaning, we also apply a bleach solution to the surface prior to washing. Mildew is a common nuisance in the area that we live in and tends to grow on surfaces where moisture lingers. The term mildew is often used generically to refer to mold growth, and if not killed, will continue to thrive under a newly painted surface. Sometimes it can surface and re-appear on the new finish in as little as 6 months. Although most premium quality house paints contain mildewcides, this will only prevent new mildew from growing on the surface – it will not kill existing mildew.

 

Deteriorated surfaces

Sometimes an issue that surfaces later is not the quality of paint or how that paint was applied, but the surface that it was applied to. During the process of washing, re-nailing, caulking, and priming, deteriorated surfaces may be uncovered that are not suitable for painting over.

 

Caulking

Typically a building material does not rot in the middle of a board or piece of siding, but in the corners/joints. It is in these areas that water from rain enters because they are not sealed with caulk. A good quality caulking sealant should provide protection from water penetration. Acrylic sealants that are siliconized are superior to plain, painter’s latex caulks.

 

Priming

Priming substrates with the appropriate primer is key to good adhesion and proper sealing. When we prime bare wood, we use only quality alkyd (oil-based) exterior wood primers. They penetrate the pores of the wood better, seal the surface from moisture, adhere better and block wood tannins. On ferrous metal ( metal with iron oxide content), we use rust-inhibitive primers. An example is red-oxide metal primer. These primers inhibit oxidation of metal and properly bond to the metal surface they are applied to. These primers are used on metal doors (not aluminum, garage doors), lintels and wrought iron handrails.

 

The Painting Process

A good quality paint goes a long way to ensuring a long-lasting paint job. We use top-quality products from Sherwin-Williams (SuperPaint® Exterior Acrylic Latex) { http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/products/superpaint_exterior_acrylic_latex/?referringCategory=exterior_paint_coatings/paint/} and Kelly-Moore (1245 Acry-Shield Exterior 100% Acrylic Low Sheen Paint) {http://kellymoore.com/products/product-lines/1245}

 

COLOR

With colors, you can set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. You can use color to energize, or to cool down. By selecting the right color scheme, you can create an ambiance of elegance, warmth or tranquility, or you can convey an image of playful youthfulness. Color can be your most powerful design element if you use it effectively.
Pigments are chemicals that selectively absorb and reflect different spectra of light. When a surface is painted with a pigment, light hitting the surface is reflected, minus some wavelengths. This subtraction of wavelengths produces the appearance of different colors. Most paints are a blend of several chemical pigments, intended to produce a reflection of a given color.
Pigment manufacturers assume the source light will be white, or of roughly equal intensity across the spectrum. If the light is not a pure white source (as in the case of nearly all forms of artificial lighting such as incandescent , florescent, etc.), the resulting spectrum will appear a slightly different color. Red paint, viewed under blue light, may appear black. Red paint is red because it reflects only the red components of the spectrum. Blue light, containing none of these, will create no reflection from red paint, creating the appearance of black.

 

Color Deficiency

If one or more types of a person's color-sensing cones are missing or less responsive than normal to incoming light, that person can distinguish fewer colors and is said to be color deficient or color blind (though this latter term can be misleading; almost all color deficient individuals can distinguish at least some colors). For this reason, it is possible for one person to detect red or yellow, or any other color when looking at a particular color and another person may not be able to detect it.

 

Choosing the right color

Choosing a paint color for your home should always be the last decision made when creating a decorating palette for your home. The reason is that paint colors are unlimited and a custom color can be made to tie in all other components in a decorating scheme.
When considering colors for selection, it is a good idea to put up samples in the area where the color will be applied. I recommend that a color be applied in a highly visible area and looked at in “different lights”. It is advised to look at the sample in morning and mid-day light and at nighttime. You will notice how the color “changes” throughout the day based on the light reflecting off of the surface. After all, color is light reflection.

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Tips for Hiring a Painter

Painting is one of the most popular home improvement projects you can undertake, but it can be more difficult than you might think. Whether you're planning an interior or exterior painting project, hiring a painting contractor will save a lot of time and energy in the long run.

Before you hire a painting contractor, there are some things you should take into consideration:

  • How long has the contractor been in business?

    There can be a high turnover rate in the painting industry. Be sure to hire someone who has been operating for at least two to three years.

     
  • Can the painting contractor make recommendations on what materials will work best for your project?

    A professional keeps up-to-date on the latest products and techniques, makes suggestions for colors and finishes, and is knowledgeable about the latest trends. Experience counts.  
  • How much do they charge?

    Getting the lowest price should not be your first consideration. You want to get someone with skill, experience, insurance, awareness of safety issues and good workers. That will not likely be the guy with the lowest bid. It doesn't need to be the highest bid either. Just be sure not to hire on price alone. Look at the whole picture. Painters operate on very tight profit margins. Some homeowners hire college students and are happy with the work. If the price seems too good to be true, however, it probably is.  
  • Make sure they put everything in writing.

    A professional provides customers with written contracts and specifications.  
  • Does the contractor have insurance?

    It is absolutely critical that they have the necessary insurance. A reputable, licensed painting contractor will have coverage. Remember, it protects him and any workers he may have on site, as well as you.

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Our address:
Renaissance Painting & Roofing
1101-F N. Industrial Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-3281
Fax: (512) 244-1902