Surfaces we DO NOT paint

Garage door will be sprayed closed

Edges between sections, as well as edges covered by weather stripping will not be painted.  Painting these areas can cause permanent damage to the door as acrylic paints can cause sections to be glued together, or weather stripping to melt or get ripped off. If 2 surfaces touch, neither surface should be painted or the two may become glued together during our next hot summer day.

garage door paint edges sections
window paint

Wood windows will be sprayed closed

Painting inside edges may cause permanent damage, or alter functionality.  Windows will be masked and sprayed closed.  You may see unpainted edges when windows are open.   If 2 surfaces touch, neither surface should be painted or the two may become glued together during our next hot summer day.

Foundation will not be painted.

Unless previously painted, concrete foundation is best left unpainted.

foundation paint

Metal flashing will not be painted

Unless previously painted, metal flashing should be left unpainted.  The factory coating will last a life-time without any further treatment.

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