Sammamish Exterior painters

Sammamish, WA

Power washing

Completed 2-3 weeks before painting.  Because eaves are constructed out of plywood, and since they do not receive any direct sun, we allow several weeks of drying time.  Our power washer removed bee’s nests, spider webs, and most importantly, an invisible layer of pollution that would otherwise mix into the paint and alter its formula.

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Colors

benjamin moore bone white trim

Material

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Masking and cover-up

This house is tastefully landscaped and our goal is to not break a single twig.  We started by masking windows, front bricks, and covering up plants.

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Masking Windows

We have expert maskers on the crew.  We guarantee a neat job.  Once we are finished, there should not be a single drop of paint on any bricks, concrete, windows, etc.

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Caulking

Since we are dealing with fiber cement siding, we caulked every single butt-joint to prevent moisture penetration.  Product of choice: Sika by Sika group of America.  This is the mother of all adhesives.  Once dry, this caulking material has the same feel as rubber used in car tires.  It remains flexible even after fully cured.

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Applying the second coat

As always, we apply 2 coats whether it is needed or not.  Both coats are back-rolled to improve adhesion and spread the paint evenly.

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Front Door

After sanding, cleaning, and performing our standard precision masking, The front door was treated with 2 coats of Benjamin Moore MoorGlo.  Color: 2137-10.  with every front door we paint, our goal is to produce a finish that resembles something that just rolled off the factory line, and on this project, weather conditions were perfect and we were able to reach our goal.

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Railings

ELEGANT PAINTING signature 2 tone railings.  Spindles are body color, and the horizontal pieces have been coated with 2 coats of the trim paint.

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Finished product

Completion date:  July 8th, 2013.

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Step 1 – Power Washing

Pressure washing was completed on Tuesday May 28th.  We removed some mildew from siding and gutters, spider webs, bee’s nests, etc. As with all our cedar siding projects, we allow plenty of drying time.

 

Step 2 – Preparation and painting

July 1st, 2013

We started with masking windows and covering up plants, walkways, front porch, rear deck, etc.

 

What we’ve done so far:

Apply 2 coats on siding, two coats on spindles front and back.  1st coat on Garage retainer walls, 1st coat on about 30% of the trim and windows.

Application started with spraying, and back-brushing 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Solid Oil based stain on cedar shakes.  Why not use paint on the shakes?  If paint ever fails (chips) on shakes, then they would need to be replaced.  Paint is never recommended for exterior cedar shakes.  The correct product for shakes is solid stain, which looks like paint but it does not chip or peel.  Next time, the shakes simply need to be washed, and re-stained.

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 Getting into tight spots

We had to get a little creative to get behind all the plants to paint every square inch of the siding.

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A fully protected plant was gently peeled away from the house and covered up. Once paint is dry, it will simply be pushed back into place.

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An extension pole was used to push a covered plant away from the surface while the paint dries.

 

Application

We spray and back-roll or back-brush to add 3-5 years to an already durable Benjamin Moore paint job.  Manufacturer recommends “knocking out” the sheen seen in this photo to improve durability.

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 Second coat

As always, we apply two coats, and back-roll both coats to increase adhesion, and produce an even layer.

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Gray exterior paint colors

Gray exterior paint colors are classic colors that work with any color scheme and combination.  Gray works with white trim, darker gray trim, red doors, and pretty much any color configuration you could think of.  Gray can be cool and classic, or daring and bold with a deep hint of blue.  We recommend a lighter shade of gray for smaller homes.  A light gray can take years off the look of an older rambler and give it an updated clean look that appeals to any taste.

Related:  Exterior paint colors that go well with red brick

List of exterior grays and houses painted by Elegant Painting® 

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Light Gray exterior paint colors

A light gray with warm undertone can create a classic and calm finish.  It is perfect for large or small exteriors in The Northwest setting.  If you are looking for that perfect, clean look, this might be the color for you.  Gray siding limits your trim choices to pure white or very light shades of gray.

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Exterior Painting Preparation

 

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Painting Preparation is key to a durable, professional paint-job that can withstand our damp Northwest climate.  Elegant Painting uses the following professional Preparation techniques to prepare exterior surfaces for painting. This process removes any loose or chipping paint and mildew, leaving the substrate ready for primer & paint.

 

 

Steps:

 

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Washing is the first step in any painting job.  After moving items, such as patio furniture, planters, garbage cans, etc. a safe distance away, we wash they house by first soaking each wall, then we apply a mixture of TSP and bio degradable house bleach to any visible mildew and water-stains.  The solution is then allowed sixty seconds to activate and washed using Honda power washers.  The tip of the wand is kept a safe distance away from siding to prevent damage.  Windows and doors are rinsed from an even further distance to prevent water entering the house.  After the wash, we rinse all exterior surfaces to remove any debris before they dry.

 

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Sanding & Scraping

After allowing sufficient drying time, our painters remove any peeling or chipping paint.  We start by using Makita disk sanders to remove not only paint that is currently peeling, but also anything that we feel might peel anytime in the future.  The Makita disk sanders remove loose paint as well as any early stages of dry-rot that might be developing underneath, leaving the substrate ready for primer.

 

 

 

 

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Masking and cover-up

Elegant Painting gurantees, in writing, that our painters will complete a thorough masking and cover-up job and will not slop paint on any surfaces; windows, plants, walkways, driveways, patio furniture, deck, etc.

 

 

Primer before caulk

AFter all the sanding dust has been removed, KILZ oil based primer is applied using brush and rollers.  We used brush and rollers to ensure proper penetration into the substrate.

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Caulking

Caulking is done after the primer has dried.  Much like paint, Caulking materials adhere best to primer.  We caulk all gaps, cracks, nail-holes, and joints.

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