Exterior painting is not just about paint application. For two
generations, my family has perfected the exterior painting process to
allow our product to withstand even the strongest weather Vermont has
to offer. The key to our success, and the part that always seems to be
overlooked or rushed through, is the prep work. For us, this means not
just removing the peeling paint, but taking it a step further by using
a carbide scraper and a wire brush to remove all the dirt and dust
particles. We also pay close attention to mold and make sure we’ve
removed any with bleach before we even begin scraping. By doing this,
we ensure that we have a clean surface with which to work.
bare wood surface must be primed immediately. If you were to let the
bare wood weather for days, you would probably need to re-scrape the
area due to the fact that wood is extremely porous and will absorb
water from the air.
Accent Painting uses only the best oil
primer on the market. The nice thing about the oil is if used only on
the sections of bare wood, it tends to fill in the ruts from the
missing paint; creating a relatively smooth surface again. The oil
primer is absorbed into the wood and also works well with the resins in
the latex paint that eventually covers it. The two products together
are then able to expand and contract along with your home, without
cracking the paint.