Exterior home projects you should think about now
- Make sure all surfaces are clean and dry before painting
- Prime fall painting hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Start painting on the sunny side of the house first
- Understand that the time between coats of paint may be longer – lower temps mean slower drying times
Even if you don’t have time for a full-blown exterior painting project, you can still give your home a face lift by doing some touch up work. Applying a fresh coat of paint to just the trim will still make a big difference in your your home looks.
- Exterior trim & rot repairs
- Shingles & siding replacement
- Replacing or installing new clapboards or rake boards (the edge of a gable roof that gives it a finished look)
- Inspecting the caulking and seals arounf windows to make sure they are weather-tight
3. Power Washing
There’s nothing more satisfying that watching that built up dirt, mold and mildew get washed away! A professional power wash is a key step in preparing your home for exterior paint, but it’s also great for cleaning natural wood siding. A deep water clean will dramatically improve the visual appeal of your home, simultaneously preventing the growth of new mold and mildew. It even removes those unsightly balck streaks from asphalt roofs.
We use an environmentally-safe combination of bleach & Jomax. A low pressure wash is usually used to clean your home’s exterior; a high pressure wash is used when removing peeling paint and heavy growth of dirt and mildew which is commonly found on roofs and decks.
In addition to your house, our professional, experienced wash crew can clean:
- Roof, both asphalt & cedar
- Swimming pool
- Concrete pool & patio area
- Concrete garage floor
- Patio furniture
Need another great reason to get a power wash from Stewart Painting? We will once again be giving $10 to the Cape & Islands United Way for EVERY power wash we do in 2016!