Here is Our Exterior Painting Process

Wash:  We begin by power washing your house or structure with a high-pressure power washer.  We also use a power washer if paint stripping is necessary.  

Prep: Dependable Painting and Remodeling will then wait for the house to dry.  We do all scraping and sanding of flaking, chipping, or peeling paint then prime all bare wood surfaces.   Blistering siding will be brushed and back rolled at this time to help seal and hide for final coat appearance.  Back rolling is not done at the time of spray application to ensure the proper texture of applied paint. Not all blistering will be completely concealed upon completion.

Dependable Painting and Remodeling then caulk the entire house at this time.  We use a 45-55 year caulk and seals all soffit vents, vinyl windows, re-caulk bronze windows if necessary, caulk the backs of highly visible lower fascia and soffit, and caulk all corner boards, door jambs, cracks, and any other places to make the final paint job look clean and neat.

Paint:  After the house has had the proper time to dry, we will begin painting your home.  Dependable Painting and Remodeling applies all paints according to manufacturer specifications to ensure proper warranty.  Proper warranty includes applying the paint at a proper mil thickness wet or dry. Two coats will not add to or take away from the warranty.  We apply to thickness specifications. If necessary, we add more coats for coverage or hiding at our discretion.  

All trim, window trim, corner boards, side batting, fascia, and door jambs are brushed and rolled with two coats of paint where appropriate.  Gutters are primed and painted using an airless sprayer and fine finish tip. The body of your structure is painted using an airless sprayer and applying the paint at the proper thickness and overlapping by 50% one time to ensure coverage and warranty.  All primed and blistered areas are back rolled prior to spraying giving them 3 layers of paint.

Clean: Dependable Painting and Remodeling will try to clean the job site cleaner than when we arrived.  This includes picking up all trash, cleaning all walkways, driveways, porches, etc.

Touch-up Kit:  A touch-up kit that includes a pint of each paint or product used is left in a labeled box for your convenience (when available).  Each sample is labeled with the color name or number, type of product, sheen, and where it is located on the job.  

Invoice: Upon completion, Dependable Painting and Remodeling email an invoice the day the job is complete.  We then follow up with a “How did we Do?” customer satisfaction email. A receipt will be provided upon payment for your convenience and satisfaction.  We encourage all customers to leave a review, whether positive or negative to help improve customer service.