If your house has been built after 1978, our team will follow all normal paint
procedures (outlined below). However, if your house has been built before 1978 our team will be adhering to the new law detailing EPA Lead Paint Removal guidelines.
If you fall within this latter category, please consult your Project Manager with
regards to the new guidelines and how they will affect our usual paint process.
Investing in a quality exterior paint job is the difference between painting every few
years or enjoying your new restoration; a proper paint job will far outlast an
inferior one. The following general points separate Smart Coats from our
competitors and should be expected of any professional paint restoration.
This is how we approach the typical exterior painting project:
The 4 Essential Steps to a Smart Coats Exterior
All surfaces to be painted will be thoroughly pressure-washed and cleaned. This
step helps new paint adhere to the existing surface, and removes pollutants and
dirt. Mildew will be treated and killed.
All areas around the home, including shrubs, landscaping, etc., will be protected
from start to finish by drop cloths or plastic. Windows, brick and light fixtures will
be masked off to prevent paint from damaging these areas as required.
Loose paint will be scraped. Sanding may be necessary for maintenance or
cosmetic consideration. Primer will be applied to all bare wood and metal to assure proper adhesion of new paint. Rotten wood will be replaced where needed.
Loose caulking will be removed and replaced. Open gaps will be filled with new caulking to prevent rainwater from penetrating below the surface. Loose nail holes
will be reset and re-puttied as necessary. Loose and/or missing window glazing
can be replaced upon customer request. Paint is applied with brush, roller, or
sprayer, depending on the surface and customer requirements. Before the crew
packs up their equipment a “walk-around” is done to ensure all contracted areas
are properly addressed.