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How can I prevent paint from peeling?

The best way to prevent paint from peeling is to let us handle the job. We undertake all the preparation steps adequately. That means we repair damage, scrape away existing peeled paint, sand the edges of the peeled areas, and then thoroughly clean the entire surface. Once the surface is dry, we apply a good primer base. It is important not to let too much time to elapse from the application of the primer to the paint itself, so the shorter, the better.

What can I do for rotted wood painting?

Rotted wood should only be painted if the rot is not extensive. Otherwise, the wood should be replaced. As your painting contractor, we will first remove the crumbling wood and treat the remainder with several coats of wood hardener. Once that is dry, we will apply wood filler to build up the area. Finally, we will sand the area, then prime, and then paint it.

Can I paint over vinyl siding?

Yes, we can paint vinyl siding, but you want to check your warranty to make sure it will not violate the conditions. You need a light-colored latex urethane paint that will stick to vinyl. (Light colors will not absorb too much heat and cause the siding to warp.) We will pressure wash the siding, prime it, and then paint it. Two thin coats of paint are better than one thick layer.

Are there lead paint replacement options?

Once the risks associated with using lead in paints became known, the federal government and manufacturers worked to reduce or eliminate the use of lead products in paint. Paint companies no longer use lead in their products, and instead, they have found alternatives that are nontoxic and still perform the same duties that lead used to, such as acting as a drying agent, promoting durability, or as a pigment.