Splash Painting LLC will start by preparing the surface of your home to ensure the best adhesion of the paint. Pressure washing will remove dirt, oxidation, mold and mildew, loose paint and other contaminants. Any remaining loose paint will be scraped and minor repairs will be done. We always use the highest quality painting products. Our crew will remove bird houses, wind chimes and other items, and replace them when finished!
For exterior painting we:
Knowing when it's time to paint is important. Knowing what type of paint to use is vital. Prepping the work area is critical. Knowledge is power: some helpful tips to consider:
Rub your finger on your home's siding. If you see chalky dust the muted color of your paint, it's time to paint: the pigment and binders are coming apart. Ouch!
Choosing colors for your home is not an easy task. Nothing is more disappointing than seeing a color turn out less than expected. Take time in selecting your colors. Also be aware that using quarts to sample colors can sometimes be misleading. Paint colors are formulated in gallons. When a quart is needed, the formula is divided by four. If there is not an even divide, the formula is rounded. This difference in the blend can result in a slightly different hue. For interior color testing, use painted poster boards and tacks..
Water loves to destroy houses, with rot, engraved invitations to termites and paint degradation (peeling or bubbling). Check your roof and check your plumbing. If necessary then call the roofer, the plumber and us.
Water, knot (tannin), mold, once killed, and smoke stains must be primed with oil-based primer or shellac to seal them away.
Mildew and Mold finds white oil-based paint particularly hospitable. Darker colors dry faster. Mildew killing additives can be used to minimize future growth.
Latex over Oil: Watch Out.
Never put a latex paint over oil-based paint without first using oil-based primer or you'll be very, very unhappy when the paint peels and cracks in a short period of time. There is no easy way to undo this mistake once it is made.
Note: as of January 01 2008
Behr has now came out with a latex paint that can go over oil based paint.