Exterior Home Painting in Madison

exterior home painting in madisonExterior Home Painting in Madison and the sealing of the Wood.

Sanding may be the final step before sealing wood for aesthetics as well as paint film longevity in exterior home painting in Madison. Sanding old paint edges reduces the chance for paint lifting. Many times this is referred to as feather sanding and it is usually done to reduce the edges. So when final exterior home painting in Madison of wood takes place it has a much smoother appearance. The next step in exterior home painting in Madison is the priming phase. This would be the first step in sealing wood before painting. Caulking is another step in sealing wood before exterior home painting in Madison. Caulking prevents moisture traveling into large open areas where moisture and water may be trapped. Good ventilation is a must in exterior home painting in Madison for the exterior wood of your home. So it is a delicate balance between caulking, before priming and painting wood surfaces, and proper ventilation. There are many primers that are available, and as mentioned, many acrylic primers exceed their oil counterparts depending on their application. One application where oil primer may be more effective is on exposed cedar and red wood. You may have bleeding with acrylic or water-based primers. Here an oil primer may be more effective in sealing wood before painting. This would represent a different focus in painting wood surfaces when exterior home painting in Madison. So when exterior home painting wood, the priming might require a different approach in the sealing wood before the exterior home painting in madison phase.

Exterior Home Painting in Madison and the paints we use.

When exterior home painting in Madison the wood surfaces of your home, an excellent exterior paint should be chosen for the final coat. When  exterior home painting in Madison of exterior wood, one must always consider a paint which is known for a good breathing film. The more expensive paints will release moisture from behind the film and be less susceptible to bubbling and paint failure. One thing is true with painting wood surfaces – preparation before painting is imperative. The better preparation will lead to a quality job of exterior home painting in madison. This is true for painting wood trim, painting wood shutters, painting wood molding, painting wood siding and all aspects of painting wood surfaces of the exterior of your home.

Exterior Home Painting in Madison and the effect on wood.

Wood staining with solid color stain will create more paint effects on wood. Although the wood grain will be hidden on the stain painted wood the texture of the wood will be more visible. Wood staining with semi-solid stain will give the texture of the wood and make some wood grain more visible but covering up many wood imperfections. Wood knots may also become visible to some degree depending on the solid content of the semi-solid stain. Semi-transparent stain will give great grain and wood pattern visibility and show the woods natural characteristics. This is the much sought-after effect for beautiful cedar and sought-after painting effects when exterior home painting in Madison.

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Exterior Painting in Madison

Exterior painting in Madison and the signs of paint failure.

exterior painting in madisonThere are many reasons for paint failure in exterior painting in Madison.  Extreme climate shifts from 25 below to over 95 in the  summer make exterior painting in Madison high in demand.  Not only does the climate changes cause high demand for exterior painting in Madison but humidity and UV rays are also a factor. There are techniques and products that will increase the longevity of your exterior painting job. The obvious signs of paint failure are blistering , peeling ,checking and film lifting. Each one of these symptoms can be addressed and corrected by proper preperation.

Exterior painting in Madison and how we correct obvious signs of paint failure.

First lets talk about bubbling. Bubbling on wood is caused by the release of moisture from behind a curing film of paint. So humidity is a very important factor. And moisture from a recent rain and the humidity factor work into a relationship causing the paint to dry quicker or slower based upon that humidity factor. Testing the wood with a moisture detector will give you reliable data in regards to priming bare wood or painting bare wood.  5-10% is usually safe for siding. 11-15% for deck flooring.  Although deck flooring is less suspect to bubbling but premature failure can result from high moisture levels.

Humidity can cause peeling and checking in exterior painting in Madison. Checking and peeling over periods of time are normal conditions as paint integrity begins to fail. Catching these signs early to where peeling and checking occur mildly on board edges, lips and unprotected fascia will prevent costly restoration and repainting conditions. If there is early detection with this mild deterioration it can prevent extensive induction of moisture into the unprotected substrate. Where extensive weathering or humidity can lead to dry rot on window ledges and frames causing costly repairs.

Exterior painting in Madison and the preparation and the tools that we use.

There are many ways that paint fails and many different forms of paint that does fail. The preparation and tools that we use are specific to each exterior painting job. Paint that is failing on the substrate that is hard and brittle may require a tool called a wing scraper. A thin rubbery coat may require a tool called a thin blade flexing knife. These  two tools are specific to the preparation of failing paint and that articular paints removal requirements. Selecting a good primer is critical in the preparation of the exterior painting in Madison of your home. As with point specific tools, having their point specific applications for effectiveness and productivity. So primers have their specific applications as well. With the advent of new acrylic latex technology many acrylic bonding primers exceed the effectiveness of the older oil primers.

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