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Exterior Painting

Are you thinking of selling, or just bought a fixer-upper? Has age started to take its toll with a cracked or fading exterior? Do you wish to update an outdated style? These are all great reason to consider repainting your house.

Some folks are up for the challenge of painting their own home (let’s face it, it’s not rocket science) but there are also many reasons to consider using a professional:  dealing with the weather, safety, and good old-fashioned experience just to name a few. These all go a long way to ensure a high-quality, beautiful finishing touch to your home.

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The Benefits
of Exterior Painting

Freshen
Your Look

Use a fresh coat of paint to rejuvenate the look and feel of your home.

Clean up
cracks and flaking

Instant cure for common wall flaws that arrive as the result of years of use.

Morphed
colouring

Paint over discolouration on walls and ceilings.

Exposure

Paint fades overtime especially on south facing walls.

Moving in
and moving out

Whether you’re coming or going, it’s just easier to paint a room while it’s empty.

Updating style

Refresh your space with a fresh new coat of paint.

Tips For Choosing
Exterior Paint

Work Around
Permanent Elements

First think about the neighbourhood, perhaps aim somewhere between blending in harmoniously and not sticking out like a sore thumb. Also think about parts of the house that probably won’t change, such as brickwork and roofing material.

Consider The
Architecture

Whether it’s a renovated farmhouse or a Westcoast special it’s important to keep in mind that the color choice should be contingent on the style of house you live in. If you live in a heritage home and want to get really serious, you can get historically accurate paint colours.

Consider The Goal

What is the overall effect that you’re trying to achieve? As we already mentioned, you’ll want to consider the style of neighbourhood your in, but also if you’re house is set back in acreage, a brighter colour might work better. However, if the house is closer to the street, darker colour can have a receding effect.

3 Different
Paint Shades

This is a pretty standard rule of thumb for exterior paint. Pick a field colour (dominant), accent colour and a trim colour. Typically the trim colour will contrast strongly with the field colour and the accent colour is often used on door and shutters and will help draw out smaller areas of the exterior.

Take Your Time

You’ll be looking at the final product for years, so make sure you take your time, consult a professional decorator and make sure you’re making a decision you can live with for a while.

Exterior
Painting Timeline

1. Planning

Choosing the right paint, and matching the right colour to the proper surfaces is the first step in preparing your paint job. Based on the final look you’re trying to achieve, the right finish will also need to be selected.

2. Setup

Based on the condition of the home it may need to be pressure washed and all dirt and debris removed from the surface.

3. Prepare

Before painting the surface of the wall must be cleaned, dried, and a coat of primer applied. Also, holes and cracks in the walls are filled, stains sealed, and surfaces are scuff sanded.

4. Paint

Premium quality paint is applied to a uniform finish. We work from the top of the house to the bottom (to avoid streaking), followed by trim and doors.

5. Clean

One way we avoid an unnecessary mess is by ordering the right amount of paint. After the painting is finished, we remove all tools, ladders and drop clothes and make sure the work area is tidy before leaving.

6. Inspect

After our own inspection, you are invited to inspect our work and asked to complete the feedback card for the crew.

Moving In and Moving Out

We have a large crew of painters, so we can get in and get out as quickly as possible. All we need is your possession date or when you’re going to list your house so we can get it ready in time.

Our experienced crew will get most jobs done in 1-3 days, depending on the size of the house. (If it’s over 2000 square ft. it can take more time.) The point is, with enough notice and preparation, we can get the job professionally done in a timely manner.

Best Time
of Year To Paint

In B.C. the best time of year to paint the exterior of your house is typically March – October.

Obviously, painting in the rain is impossible.  Because of the unpredictability of the weather in B.C., we simply don’t paint home exteriors November – April.

“When is it time
to paint the exterior of my house?”

  1. Look is dated
  2. You’ve just moved in
  3. Cracking and Flaking
  4. Fading
  5. Morphed colour
  6. Exposure
  7. Freshen up the look

Why Let An Expert
Paint Your Home?

Safety

How many horror stories have you heard in your life of someone getting up on a ladder or falling off the roof because they didn’t do it properly, or weren’t tied down? We’re fully insured and our crews operate at the highest level of safety.

Time

Let’s face it, you’re just not going to get the same quality finish and you won’t get it completed in the same amount of time.

Money

At the end of the day, having professionals (who do this as a career) do the work will often save money in the long run. Getting the right people to do the job, with the right equipment – is never a bad idea.

Professional Job

It’s an obvious one, but I’ll repeat it once more; hiring professionals to do the work will get you a professional result. With Master Painting, you get 3 decades of experience that cannot be duplicated if you DIY.

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