Pressure Washing – Surfaces to be pressure washed by our experienced personnel using a pressure washing unit capable of at least 2500 psi using a 40 degree tip to prevent damage to surfaces. We will pressure wash around doors, windows and vents to prevent water infiltration. Soiled and chalky surfaces must be treated with a TSP solution. Areas with mold or mildew must be treated with bleach solution. Protection of plants when using cleaning solutions is standard for us. Surfaces will be allowed time to dry before painting preparation begins.
Scraping and Sanding – Inspection of all surfaces to be painted to determine if existing paint is no longer adhering to the surface. Lifted edges or bubbles must be scraped and loose paint removed by scraper until hard edge are reached where paint is firmly adhering. Except on rough surfaces (rough sawn cedar), sanding can occur to promote adhesion of primer/finish coat.
Priming – Any bare substrate exposed by pressure washing, scraping or sanding will be primed using Sherwin Williams slow dry alkyd primer to ensure penetration and adhesion. Primer will be tinted within manufactures specified parameters before top coating. Knots and pitch streaks will be scraped, sanded and spot primed.