The Key to Beautiful, Lasting Exterior Paint in the Bay Area
There’s no denying that not all exterior paint jobs are created equal.
You might have seen a home or two on your own street that looked fantastic for a year or two, maybe even three, and then suddenly began to take a turn for the worse. The vibrant colors faded to a similar but different shade, the adhesion began to fail, and all the “wow factor” was gone.
What causes that to happen, and how can you avoid it?
Making Sure Your Home’s Exterior Paint Enjoys a Long, Beautiful Life
Before we dive into the topic in more depth below, we should say that every surface and scenario is unique. And, your property’s specific environmental considerations have a huge impact on the life and health of your paint as well.
With that said, however, there are specific steps and best practices that your painting company should be aware of that will directly contribute to the longevity and beauty of your exterior coatings.
- Surface Preparation - A knowledgeable, purposeful investment in surface preparation is a huge dividing line between less scrupulous painting companies and those dedicated to quality. Taking the time to repair decayed portions, fix cracks/damage, clean, sand, and scrape is absolutely vital. Our best advice is to thoroughly understand your estimate, and be sure that you are aware of the outlined surface preparation steps. Without this kind of work, your paint will be only as sound as the faulty material it covers.
- Quality Paint - Finding cheaper paint products might seem like a bonus, especially for do-it-yourself painters, but they really should be avoided. Cheap paint often includes lower quality ingredients, and this leads to poor color retention, weak adhesion, and a much shorter lifespan.
- Painting In the Right Conditions - A knowledgeable painter will know how to navigate weather conditions, including moisture levels, temperature, sunlight, and the unique needs of your specific surface. These factors are essential to take into account.
Finding a Trustworthy, Expert Painting Company Is Key
It’s easy to find a painting company who will promise and deliver a cheap project. At the end of the day, however, the “cheapest” painter can sometimes become the most expensive. Taking the time to truly care for your home and invest in quality products always pays a large return over time, especially when your paint is standing strong for 7-10 years rather than 2-4.
If the MB Jessee Painting team can answer any of your home painting questions here in the Bay Area, why not give us a call? It would be our pleasure to serve you!