Adam Raupp Painting takes pride in knowing that the weather elements can really affect how good a paint job you're going to get. There are three stages to an exterior paint job that you need to take into consideration before deciding to trust your contractor.
. - Different primers yield different results, and you don't want to use the same type of primer inside the house as outside the house because whether the base is Latex, or Oil, will determine how it handles heat, cold, and moisture. Winters can be as relentless on a summer paint job as summers and humidity are on a winter paint job. Make sure your contractor knows how to best prepare for BOTH
Oil, Latex, or Water Based Paint?
- Knowing what type of Paint base is just as important and knowing what color to place. If someone decides to go cheaper on your exterior paint job using water based paint, you're in for a disappointing surprise during the next rainfall. Don't let that be you, know what you're getting so you'll be happy with your job.
- Knowing that exterior paint jobs should have a paint sealant to help protect the evening paint layers as they dry is another small detail not every contractor takes into consideration. Wind and temperature can run amok on your drying paint and cause bubbling, uneven streaking and more unsightly flaws to the finished look. It's one of the reasons so many siding and roofing companies have gone to pre-treated siding and roof shingles so you don't have to worry about those details. One important detail to note: Timberline HD shingles have a warranty that's voided if they're painted, so be sure you don't have pretreated siding prior to calling a contractor to engage in exterior painting.