There is all you should know about exterior painting. Whether it is a house, an apartment building or a newly built building or a business space such as an office complex, shops and hotels, painting a building externally is the movement that takes off the value of real estate.

With the right work and the necessary procedures, it offers a renewal of the image and upgrade of their aesthetics, while increasing their durability over time as it helps to protect them from local weather conditions and air pollution. We suggest Montclair Painting, with its experience has trustworthy workers and is managing for many years carpentry, painting, contracting, house restoration and renovation services in Montclair.

All you should know about exterior painting

The role of property use

The character of the property to be painted is an important factor that defines the procedures to be followed.For example a stone house or country house in the countryside has a different treatment than one in a coastal area. An apartment building also requires additional equipment for the workshop but also strict work planning in order to create the least possible inconvenience to its residents.

An office or shop complex needs a specialized approach so that its external painting does not become a deterrent to its operation. A hotel, integrated in a special residential aesthetics, requires careful planning of its painting steps but also a studied choice of colors and paints in order to tie harmoniously with the artistic and residential identity of its area.

The role of materials for exterior painting of buildings

Also, the materials that will be selected by the workshop have an important role for the success of these projects. Paints and paints for exterior surfaces are different from those for the interior, as each material, such as wood, aluminum, plastic, plaster, require their own type of paint and the corresponding special tools. Another parameter that should always be taken into account is the microclimate of the area in which the property is located.

For example, if it is in a coastal area or with a lot of green where the humidity levels are high enough, silicone paints with a higher water protection and water repellency index should be selected, in order to achieve the maximum possible protection of the paint from corrosion.

Contact Montclair Painting today to analyze the process required by the area, character, location and structure of your property, as well as our suggestions for achieving the ideal exterior painting, within the budget your budget.

Painting the exterior is not just a maintenance of the building and a sign of cleanliness. It is also a style that represents the building and the people who live or work in it. The first impression is the one that counts and the painting of the outdoor space is what determines it.

Good painting is basically the right preparation

A perfect result can only be achieved on a perfectly smooth surface. In order for the light color to shine later, you must first apply a coat of paint and continue with a thin enough paint, especially the second coat, to obtain a completely smooth, well-sealed and shiny surface.

If you want to paint a door, you must definitely hang it and support it horizontally on strips so that you do not have drips and tears of color. Of course, this can not be done for the frame, so be sure to spread the paint evenly with intersecting touches, preventing the formation of a thicker layer in some places, which could cause runs.

The right color

As infinite as the types of paints may seem, in fact almost all fall into two categories: Acrylics and synthetic resin paints. Rapid drying without fumes and odors is a great advantage of acrylics, which are considered environmentally friendly and completely harmless, so they are considered more suitable for children’s rooms. However, they lag behind a bit in terms of their ease of application, the hardness of the painted surface and the coverage. A satisfactory result usually requires more than two hands.

Synthetic resin paints show better flow and better layering. The painted surface is harder and less sensitive. However, from time to time concerns have been expressed about some solvents that emit fumes for a long time after painting. That is why most industries are making efforts to improve their products and many of the modern paints of synthetic resins are almost odorless and harmless to health.

The process of the exterior painting

The good scenario is that the color of your building has simply frayed or rubbed in some places or even on its entire surface. In this case, the workshop will rub the problem areas – or the entire surface of the building -, apply oil primer on them and then paint with one or two coats of acrylic paint. This is the most common and “inexpensive” form of exterior painting. The work is simple and takes only two to three days, depending on the size of the building.

After cleaning and when the surfaces are completely dry, apply the substrate (primer) that facilitates the application and ensures a uniform surface in the final color. The substrate binds with the paint and seals the final paint.

After priming the wall is ready to accept the color of your choice. The choices of materials also play a very important role. We suggest choosing good quality paints that ensure good adhesion and penetration, high elasticity and resistance to alkaline surfaces, achieving very good bonding with the substrate. For exterior walls we suggest choosing the silicone acrylic paint that protects from moisture. However there are many other options depending on your needs.

During the process of painting the exterior of a building, Montclair Painting undertakes all the work that includes changing or adding color to all exterior surfaces. Of course, each surface, depending on its nature and location requires the right approach, with materials, colors and applications that will ensure the ideal result of aesthetics, finish and durability. A result guaranteed by Montclair Roofing in all its projects.

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