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How often should I repaint the exterior of my home?

This is a question we get asked a lot, and the answer is, it depends, on 2 basic things:

  1. Your homes location
  2. The materials used

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Some homes could need to repaint the exterior in as little as every 4 to 6 years to keep it looking good. Others homes can go as much as 15 years before any repainting work needs to be done.

How often you need to repaint the exterior of your home depends on a few variables: where you live, the type of materials your house is made with, and the quality of the materials used for the project.

Location

Here in West Michigan, we can get temperature extremes - brutally cold winters, and hot humid stretches in the summer. These can do a number on not just your exterior paint, but whatever is underneath it on the side of your home. Especially if your home is in the open, the sun's ultraviolet rays cause the chemical compounds in paint to degrade. This is especially true if you prefer dark paints, which will appear to lighten more quickly than white or light colors in the sun. The weather can also cause paint harden, blister, crack, and mildew can form as well in damp and shady locations.

Materials

Older paints, in particular oil-based paints, can also degrade much faster than todays much improved paints, like acrylic latex paints. They come in glossy, semi-gloss, and satin finishes, with great choices for any home exterior.

Also whatever your home is using for siding, is a big factor. Todays siding choices help paints last longer, while older materials tend to require more paint upkeep.

If you are interested in a free quote for your home exterior paint job here in the Grand Rapids area, give us a call at (616) 682-6944

With summer here in Grand Rapids, plenty of time will be spent on outdoor decks and patios. freshly stained deckBut with our lovely four season weather we get, those decks can take a beating! Stained wood decks are beautiful, but they do need to be cleaned and restained from time to time. There are 4 basic steps to staining a deck

With time and patience, your deck can look beautiful, but if you would rather have a professional do it, give us a call! Our team at Service Pro Painting and Improvements can get your deck looking great in no time!

So you have decided to repaint some rooms in your home or business, Regardless if you do it yourself, or hire a professional team like Service Pro, there are a few steps you have to take to get the rooms ready.

Preparing a house exterior to be painted

Taking the time to properly prepare a room, will lead to much better end results!

Secrets of Pro Painters

aka what you didn't know before that DIY paint disaster...

We live in a DIY age, where with the help of a few Youtube videos, we can all be brain surgeons... When it comes to painting a house, whether it is the interior or exterior, sometimes you can do it yourself, but sometimes, you should probably leave it to the pros... paint brush on a can of paint

Some of the most common mistakes we run into:

And it goes without saying, but practice and repetition go a long way to making a paint job look good. Some people are naturals, and do a great job of painting. Other people, should probably just leave it to us!

Collage of house exteriors being paintedWe are ready to help you get your home looking great this summer! Call for a free exterior paint quote today at (616) 295-3885

Many homeowners love to tackle as many home improvement projects as they can around the home. However, it is usually best to leave exterior painting to the professionals to ensure a quality end result, and the safety of you and anyone you may have helping.

Here are 3 reasons to hire a professional to tackle your exterior painting job

exterior painting a yellow house

  1. They Have The Right Equipment And Skills
    Experienced and licensed painting contractors have learned the right methods. Experienced professionals have invested in the best tools, so they can tackle any job, as painting the exterior of a house, requires a lot more than just paintbrushes. You need to be equipped with safety gear, caulk and patching tools. Sometimes, for specific tasks you may even require painting applicators, long ladders, and spraying tools.
  2. Efficient, Quality Work
    Your time is valuable, and if you don't have the practice, it can take a long time to paint the outside of a home. There are a lot of things to do before you even start painting. You need to prep the walls, fill up the holes, and tackle any surprises that may pop up. Professional painters can also dedicate full days to the work at hand, something few homeowners can put aside.
  3. Insured
    Hiring professionals means that they are licensed to do the job. This can save you a lot of trouble because it means that you will be insured. Make sure you only hire insured professionals.When you want the exterior painting on your home done right, call the professionals at Service Pro Painting and Improvements, serving the Grand Rapids and West Michigan region. With more than 12 years of experience, Service Pro Painting and Improvements provides their clients with top-quality repairs, protective coatings, and 2-Year No-Chip, No-Peal Warranty. To schedule an estimate for your home or business, call us today at (616) 295-3885.

One question we get from time to time - "can you handle commercial painting jobs?"

The answer - Absolutely!

two painters inspecting warehouse paint job

Not only can Service Pro Painting and Improvements handle it, we have years of experience, and all the tools needed to tackle almost any commercial painting project here in the Grand Rapids area.

Like any good contractor:

Service Pro Painting and Improvements cares about customer service first and foremost, and will work with you to meet budget, space or time limitations. At the end of the contract, an inspection conducted by you the client and us to ensure everyone’s satisfaction is met.

 

When you want your commercial painting project done the right way, call the professionals at Service Pro Painting and Improvements, serving the Grand Rapids and West Michigan region. With more than 12 years of experience, Service Pro Painting and Improvements provides their clients with top-quality repairs, protective coatings, and 2-Year No-Chip, No-Peal Warranty. To schedule an estimate for your home or business, call us today at (616) 295-3885.

Again this year ServicePro Unlimited has been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award!

Here is our Press Release below:

2018 Angie's list award

 

Service Pro Painting And Improvements

Earns Esteemed 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 01/01/2019 – Service Pro Painting And Improvements is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.

“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

“We are very proud to be recognized yet again this year! Thank you to all the Service Pro Painting And Improvements staff for your incredible work again this past year!”

Service Pro Painting And Improvements has been listed on Angie’s List since 2015. This is the 4th year Service Pro Painting And Improvements has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

So the holiday season is fast approaching, and you have guests coming, and parties to plan for. Now is the time to get it your home ready!

a dining room and living room

kitchen cabinets before and after

Those old cabinets in your kitchen, at one time they looked great, and were in style, but really need an update now... Usually people put off this project, because the cost of replacing your kitchen cabinets can be astronomical!

But there is another solution - repaint everything instead! With a fresh coat of paint, and some new hardware, those "old" cabinets, can look brand spanking new! And cost wise, this comes in far lower than replacing everything. And if you also repaint the kitchen itself, Voila! A dramatic change!

While you are at it, the interiors of the cabinets can be reconfigured as well:

Sometimes, all it takes is a little imagination, and a fresh coat of paint, and that kitchen will look great again!

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