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Popcorn Ceiling Removal Services

Popcorn ceiling was a popular choice for home decoration for many years, offering homeowners a solution that hides imperfections without sacrificing quality acoustics. But now, a popcorn ceiling can make a room look date, and removing it has become a concern for many looking to update their homes.

This is particularly the case for homeowners trying to sell their homes in an increasingly competitive market, as well as those who have just purchased a fixer-upper and are looking to make it their own.

A popcorn ceiling can be difficult to clean and maintain. The texture easily accumulates dust and cobwebs, which is problematic in homes with high ceilings that are difficult to reach.

This is why many homeowners opt for popcorn ceiling removal services in order to achieve a cleaner, more modern finish for their home ceilings.

Paint Ovations, offers this service with all of the experience and attention to detail our customers have come to expect.

Popcorn and textured Ceiling Removal Services in Plano, Texas.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Process

The complexity of the job makes it a difficult task to undertake without professional help, which is where Paint Ovations comes in. Our team have extensive experience in this kind of project and can deliver perfect results quickly and efficiently. This could even include painting the ceiling a new color.

  • Cover Walls & Floor:  Covering the walls and flooring with heavy duty plastic sheets.
  • Prep Ceiling:  Spraying the surface with small amounts of water so that the popcorn ceiling easily scrapes away.
  • Removal: We us special tools in order to assure we keep the mess to minimum.
  • Skim Coat: Skim coating any damaged areas prior to sanding to ensure a smooth, properly prepared surface for painting.
  • Paint Ceiling: Application of a fresh coat of paint primer followed by the paint color of your choice.

Why Hire a Contractor to Remove My Popcorn Ceiling?

Popcorn ceiling removal is an involved and messy process, requiring special tools for scraping, sanding, and vacuuming the dust that accumulates on the ground.

It can be time-consuming, depending on the height and square footage of the ceiling, as well as on how intricate the popcorn pattern is.

If popcorn ceiling removal services are required in a furnished room, all the furnishings will have to be removed or protected, making the process even more labor intensive.

Save yourself time, money and unwanted headaches and have Paint Ovations perform the work in removing your textured ceiling.

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Epoxy Garage Floors in Dallas, Texas

One of the toughest and most durable finishes that you can apply to a garage floor today is an epoxy coating.

Not only does it protect your garage floor, it can instantly transform your boring or ugly cement into a professional looking floor of beauty and function.

Since the garage is fast becoming more than just a place where you park the car, the benefits of garage floor epoxy have quickly made it one of the top choices for garage flooring today.

 

Used for both residential and commercial applications, epoxy will give your garage or shop floor that showroom shine that says “look at me”!

Depending on which application you choose, you can select from a variety of understated solid colors and hues, to custom colors and blends of color flakes that match your style or even your favorite sports team.

 

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Two car garage $1200.00

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So let’s examine briefly what an epoxy coating really is, what the benefits are for you, learn how it’s applied, and some of the costs involved.

 

WHAT IS GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY?

We’ll start by ending some confusion about epoxy right now. An epoxy garage floor coating is not paint.

Paint for garage floors is a latex acrylic product. Some paints will have a small percentage of epoxy added to the mix to make it more durable than standard paint, but it is still paint. These are known as epoxy paints or 1-part epoxy paint.

 

Epoxy is an actual thermosetting resin that is applied as a coating. It is formed when you mix one part epoxide resin with one part polyamine hardener. The hardener acts as a catalyst and is what gives epoxy its strength.

 

Unlike paint that has to dry, epoxy actually cures.

When the two parts are mixed, a chemical reaction is started which creates an exothermic curing process. This curing process produces polymer structures that are closely cross-linked giving epoxy its superior strength and durability. The end result is a coating that is much thicker than paint and bonds tenaciously to a properly prepared surface.

 

BENEFITS OF A GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY COATING

  • Durable
  • Repairs/Fixes Surface Imperfections
  • Easy to Clean
  • Doesn’t Soak up Fluids

So, what makes an epoxy coating one of the best finishes for your garage floor? Besides looking nice, the hardened and thick application that you get from epoxy creates a coating that is very durable and resilient to impacts, chipping, chemicals, stains, and surface abrasion. You don’t have to panic about damaging the floor if you drop a wrench or a bicycle falls over.

The thicker coating also does a great job of covering over minor imperfections such as small spider cracks and flaws in the concrete. Because epoxy is a topical sealer, it is also anti-dusting.

Much of the dust in a garage is created from the powder that a cement floor can shed. Normal traffic on bare concrete can kick up this dusty powder that has a tendency of collecting on cars, tool benches, and storage items, as well as being tracked into the house.

 

As a topical coating it is also naturally moisture resistant. This is a great benefit for people who live in wet climates. It makes for easy cleaning of icy brines and road salts that can collect on the floor during the winter. Just a little mild soap and water is all it takes. Dust and debris can be collected with a dust mop or soft broom when the floor is dry.

 

Depending on whether you added colored acrylic flakes to the floor and the type of topcoat used, some surfaces can be slippery when wet. For people who live in drier climates this usually isn’t an issue. If you want some extra grip however, you can add slip resistant aggregate to the final coat that will create a non-skid surface.

 

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Epoxy coatings receive high reviews from the home mechanics and hobbyists as well.

Since it is both chemical and stain resistant, oil, brake fluids, anti-freeze, gasoline, and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry – even if it sits for a while. Rolling tool boxes, jacks, and jack stands will not damage the floor either.

It also brightens up the garage environment because it is very light reflective depending on what type of finish you choose.

 

Drawbacks of Epoxy Garage Floors

As tough as this type of garage floor covering is, it’s not resistant to everything however. Welding is hard on epoxy because it can create burn marks from the hot slag that falls on it. It’s also not a good choice for garage floors that have moisture issues. The rate of moisture vapor transmission from underneath the slab can cause epoxy to delaminate if it is too high.

 

A common question that pops up about epoxy garage floors is hot tire pick up. This is caused when the hot tires from your car can soften lessor quality coatings. The tires then cool down and contract after driving which causes the tire tread to literally grab and pull at the surface of the still soft coating. This process will actually cause the epoxy to delaminate as the tire pulls it up off the floor.

 

Hot tire pick-up is a problem that is associated more with the lesser quality products such as store-bought epoxy paint kits.

These are usually water-based coatings that are 50% solids at best and only 3 mils thick, as compared to 100% solids epoxy that is 10 mils or more thick. These thicker coating are generally found in quality commercial grade product or professionally installed coatings.

 

Because the thicker, multiple coat epoxy floors wear so well, warranties of up to 15 years or more for installation by professional installers is becoming common.

Many manufacturers of 100% solids epoxy warranty the product against defects for the life of the floor.

 

 

 

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H & C Shieldcrete-Waterbased 

Tile Clad Epoxy

 

 

HOW GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY IS APPLIED

Epoxy garage floors require good floor preparation which is critical for a successful coating. This usually involves some form of either floor grinding, shot blasting or acid etching of the floor to profile the concrete for the epoxy. It’s very critical that it is done right or the epoxy coating will not adhere properly. Patching or repairing any cracks or other damage to the concrete before the epoxy is applied is required as well.

 

Quality epoxy floor systems usually involve multiple coats to insure a very tough and resistant coating that will last for years. Many times, this will involve an epoxy primer which is applied first.

 

The primer is what binds to the concrete to provide adhesion for the subsequent layers and provide for a higher build. Some primers will also act as a moisture barrier for those cement floors that are somewhat susceptible to moisture vapor that moves up from the soil through the concrete to the surface.

 

The next coat is the color coat or base coat. This may sometimes be applied without primer depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations. This coat will also receive the application of colored acrylic paint chips to add density and texture if so desired. The final coat is the clear top coat. This is what gives the finish that glossy look and depth that these floors are known for.

 

One option would be a system that includes a polyurethane top coat. Epoxy will yellow or amber, as the industry calls it, when exposed to sunlight over a period of time. Polyurethane is a two-part polymer that hardens just like epoxy and is used as a sealer and protectant. When used in the color coat and top coat with epoxy, it will resist the yellowing effect that happens when exposed to sun.

 

 

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Epoxy is a durable surface coating. Not to mention it looks better than oil stains and tire marks.

 

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GARAGE FLOOR EPOXY COSTS

The least expensive method to achieve a quality coating is to apply the garage floor epoxy yourself. This isn’t too difficult for the ambitious “do it yourself” person. A quality single coat 100% solids epoxy kit that will cover a standard 2-car garage can be purchased for less than $300. This doesn’t include any expense for floor prep or additional tools however. Expect to pay approximately $200 more if you want to add a clear top coat.

 

A professional installation generally starts around $3.50 a square foot depending on the competition and area you live in. This usually includes a minimum of 3 coats and the cost goes up from there depending on the amount of top coats involved and how much color flake is applied in the base coat. A typical 2-car garage is approximately 400ft² to get an idea of cost.

 

Because of the curing time needed between epoxy coats, total time to complete the job and be able to park your car is approximately 3 to 5 days. There are now newer polyaspartic and polyurea floor coating systems that are fast curing that can be applied all in one day and driven on the next. Professional installation of these systems start around $5.00 a square foot. Because of their fast cure rate, they should not be applied by the average DIY person who is not confident in their abilities.

 

When reviewing the different epoxy options available, the best garage floor epoxy is going to be a 100% solids multi-coat system. Though it is the more expensive option for a floor covering, it is arguably one of the most economical of installations when compared over the duration of the floor.

Whether you are turning your garage into a show piece for storage and cars or just want something to protect your garage for years to come, a good system such as this will last years and give you one of the best returns for the dollar.

 

Conclusion

No matter if you have a interior floor, garage floor or own a auto repair garage, Paint Ovations can turn your boring, porous concrete into a protected work of art.

 

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Holiday House Painting Services

 

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Dining Room Interior Painting

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Holiday House Painting Services

Shopping isn’t the only thing that can stress you out during the holidays. House guests can create anxiety as well as happiness during the holidays.

 

When family and friends stay in our homes during the holidays we always want to make a good impression and make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. By doing a few touch ups with paint, you can achieve both goals.

 

Painting a Bedroom

Neutral paint colors work well for setting the mood in a bedroom.

Repaint the Guest Room

Neutral, clean colors will create a relaxed environment for holiday sleepovers. Select a color that coordinates with fresh bed linens.

 

 

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A beautiful kitchen is inviting.

Repaint the Kitchen/Dining Room

Most holiday gatherings revolve around food. Usually guests spend a lot of time in the kitchen helping prepare meals or keeping the chef company. A freshly painted dining room can add cheer to family meals.

 

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Your entrance way is the first thing people notice when they arrive to your home. Is your door inviting?

Paint the Front Door

There is no better way to say Welcome then with a brightly colored door. Your guests will love being greeted with an inviting entrance.

 

 

Exterior Painting Services Plano Texas

Before you hang those Christmas lights get your exterior trim painted.

Paint the Eaves and Fascia

While hanging your Christmas lights you may discover your exterior trim may need a little TLC. Repairing, replacing or repainting eaves and fascia can give your home an easy facelift and take years off of the age of your home.

 

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Freshen up the Patio/Deck

Winters in Dallas can be mild. Many of your house guests may be escaping brutal snowy climates. Often, we entertain our guests outside during the festive seasons. Touching up the paint on your balconies or sealing the decks of your home give you additional locations of your house to celebrate.

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Before you hang the stockings, spruce up that fireplace.

All of these ideas are relatively inexpensive and quick ways to spruce up your home for the holidays.

 

Paint Ovations offers a 1 Day painting service that can easily turn your home into joyful retreat for your guests.

 

 

 

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How to Choose an Interior Painting Contractor

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Do you remember the last time you tackled a paint job inside your house? Maybe you still have nightmares about the endless taping and other prep work, the drips, brush or roller marks and crooked edges. Even avid do-it-yourselfers have to admit that hiring a professional painter is usually worth the extra expense. Although, even with a painting contractor, there are things to know to make the job go more smoothly.

Here is why you should use a professional painter. 

Professional painters can usually guarantee a quicker, higher-quality and more accurate paint job than you could do yourself. Licensed pros know the best and fastest ways to prepare walls before painting — removing wallpaper, refinishing plaster, sanding, spackling, priming — for a better result, according to Ron Bledsoe of Paint Ovations in Plano, Texas. And the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) says painting pros have more education and knowledge than homeowners about how various paints work and how durable they are.

 

Which painting contractor should I choose?

You should work with a professional painting contractor who is licensed and insured. Ask about insurance and bonding to be sure that all workers are covered for any injuries. Find out if the company provides a warranty on its work and for how long. You may want to ask how long the company has been in business and if its painters are employees or subcontractors. Sherwin-Williams recommends getting at least three references from past customers.

How much does it cost to paint the interior of my home? 

A cost estimate, or quote, should include all labor and materials, including the type of paint that will be used. Paint Ovations only works with high quality paints from Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore. Additional detail work, such as intricate molding or drywall repair prep, usually will increase the cost due to the extra time required. Costs vary by the size of the project, and the amount of detail and fine-finish work to be done.

Ron, says his firm measures each room and charges by wall square footage. “We use PDCA rates for the ‘average’ painter to determine hours of work and spread rates of paint to determine the paint quantities.” Using these numbers, they calculate the time needed, plus paint cost, plus markup on a per-item basis — factoring in such things as windows, moldings, cabinetry and ceiling type — to arrive at a quote.

One of Paint Ovations recent interior jobs, a three-bedroom, two-bath house with ceilings about 2,200 sq. ft., was priced at about $3,500.  The homeowners decided to have Ron also paint the kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them and this added another $3,300 to the cost, but saved over $30,000 on a full kitchen remodel.

Ron also, says large interior painting projects typically run about $6,000+. He defines large size as a 4,000 sq. ft. and up.

Other Interior Painting Cost Factors 

  • extreme ceiling and wall heights and a need for special equipment are among the factors that go into pricing a painting project.
  • stripping paint and removing wallpaper, as there are so many variables involved, and there’s no way of knowing what you’re getting into until you start.
  • dealing with any remediation for lead paint in structures built before 1978.

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How Long Does It Take to Paint the Interior of a Home? 

Depending on the size of the house, count on the work taking several days. A three-bedroom home interior could take three to five days, depending on the scope of the work.  How many colors and what is getting painted or fixed before painting will add time.  This is where experience comes into scheduling how long it will take.  Ron, has been in the painting business since 1994, he has seen quite a bit when it comes to painting the interior of your house.

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How to hire a painting contractor. 

Many painters visit the site for a free initial consultation to talk about the scope of the project, and estimate the cost and amount of time it will take. Benjamin Moore recommends walking each potential contractor around the house, specifying which surfaces you want painted, such as walls, trims, moldings and ceilings.

Painting Estimate Cost and Process

Before work begins, you should obtain a written contract detailing the work to be done. Read it over carefully to make sure it is clear what surfaces are to be painted, how long the project will take and how the contractor will be paid.

Choosing a color or colors for walls and ceilings.

When it comes to choosing colors, some painters provide a fan deck of swatches or refer customers to local paint stores to research colors. Ron says he also refers clients to Dallas-area designers he works with for color consultation. Paint sample colors can be provided.

Paint Ovations, recommends working with a local professional interior designer.  Principal designer, Laura Louise Garcia, who graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2009 with a degree in Residential Kitchen & Bath Design.

She’s spent the last 10+ years helping people just like you get the spaces they deserve.  You can find out more about Laura at L2 Interiors.  Hiring a good interior decorator for your next project will save you lots of time as well as a few headaches.

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Preparing for a painting contractor. 

Most homeowners are expected to remove wall hangings and accessories from the work area, and most painters will help move larger items. Painters take care of covering furnishings and masking areas with tape as part of their prep work before painting begins. Homeowners aren’t expected to provide anything — a reputable professional painting contractor should be well-equipped with all the necessary supplies.

 

What to expect during your painting project. 

In addition to the painters, you should expect a crew leader to be on site during the project. At Paint Ovations, Ron says, if he isn’t on the job, he is in constant contact with his lead painter.  If any issues or questions arise, he knows immediately.

After covering furnishings and floors to protect them, and using tape to mask off areas that won’t be painted, the painters repair surface imperfections — caulking holes and cracks and spackling any dents in the drywall.  When the painting is done, the crew will clean rooms, and move furniture back into place.

The best time of year to paint the interior of your home. 

There’s no best time of year for painting interiors, but keep in mind that painters throughout the Dallas. are more likely to be busy painting exteriors during the summer. Ron at Paint Ovations, says his Plano based company does most of its interior work from September to April, with right before the holidays a busy interior paint time of year.

Fall Painting in Dallas 

With the holidays fast approaching what are your plans for interior painting project?  Kitchen cabinet refinishing upgrade?  Dining area make over? Or how about the Christmas tree area to make a great image for a family postcard?

Regardless of the room, Paint Ovations is here to serve you and all you painting needs, interior, exterior, cabinets, doors and more.

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Painting Estimate Process

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Painting Estimate Process of Paint Ovations

 

To many homeowners getting an estimate is as easy as picking up the phone and calling a local contractor.  But, care should be given prior to making any calls.  A home owner should have a good idea of what they are looking to achieve.  Before a project, they should have the colors narrowed down to a few choices.  For the sake of this article we won’t get into the process of color choices, but we will discuss the estimate process.

 

 

Painting Estimating Process

 

Small Painting Projects

If the project is small or if a homeowner, requests 1 or 2 painters for the day, then I would text the cost via text or email.  If the project takes 5 hours or less (with pictures), our flat fee is 200.00 plus materials. If it is 8 hours or 16 hours, the fee is 280.00 or 560.00 and the client has to provide all materials needed to complete the project.

 

Most of the time, we require a site visit. WE DO NOT DO DRIVE BY ESTIMATING! We must meet the homeowner in person that is making decisions, on-site where the work is to be performed, we need descriptions of the project, what they want done, and what they expect from the project.

We do not do estimating for rentals unless it’s from a previous client that have used Paint Ovations before and knows our standards for quality. Due to the extreme variance in each project, we do not have a set rate for square footage.  Each project is a custom estimate.

 

 For Interiors

We meet with the homeowner.  Go over their scope of the project.  We walk the project with the homeowner(s).  Gathering up all of the information on what they want to have completed along with options.  All of our estimates are itemized.

If portions of the estimate are removed for whatever reason, we will revise it and they have to meet the 8 hours per painter criteria since that is what we pay our painters, a minimum of 8 hours of labor per day.

During the estimate, we look for any issues and try to look for the sources that contributed to these issues.  Water leaks or cracks are common, so we find out where and why they occurred. We take the time to educate the homeowner(s) on the issues, the cause and what the various solution options are.

After we do the site visit and gather up all of the information, I will go over the list with the homeowner(s), showing them the different options on the various paints and products that we use.

We prefer to use top of the line paints as we have noticed that even though it costs more, it saves quite a bit in labor costs, it is easier to use and apply, the final appearance is better and the durability and life time value is higher.

 

Drywall & Drywall Repairs

With any drywall project, I need to do a site visit. Look for all obstructions.  Even examine new framing, if it’s new drywall work and look for issues where additional framing maybe required.  Plus, look for issues in the framing work that could impact the finished product.  Even one stud or joist that is out of alignment can show up at the end of the project.

We also do drywall repairs and sheetrock replacements. Some of them can be 24 feet high which requires the use of scaffolding.  Which adds to the estimate, time to load the equipment in the van, transport it to the job site, and assemble it, tear down, and return the equipment back to storage.

Most of the time, it’s a two-man job just to deal with the scaffolding for safety reasons.  For most repairs, we try to pull out the tape or go into the sheetrock up to ¼ of an inch, put screws in them to stabilize them if possible. We never use mesh tape as this has no strength.  We use either paper or plastic tape, metal corner beads, and metal or plastic bullnose beads.

We also follow all building codes and install either ½ inch or 5/8 inch fire rated sheetrock.  In certain situations, during remodeling, if there are so many holes on 1 wall, we would recommend ripping off the sheetrock and put in a new sheet and be done with it rather than trying to fix every hole from electrical and plumbing work.

We will texture to blend it in with the existing. If necessary, we take the extra step and use a wet sponge to feather out the new texture in certain situations where walls or ceilings have been painted over so many times. We do have an aging process with new textures to make it blend in better. And from time to time, if it’s a massive project, we will rent a texture machine to spray texture for the consistency that we need instead of using a hopper hooked to an air compressor.

 

 

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Popcorn Ceiling Removal

 

Paint Ovations removes popcorn ceilings. We want to emphasize that this is a time consuming process. We do cover walls, and spray water on ceilings to soften up the popcorn texture, and it can take several passes until they are sufficiently soaked and ready to scrape off.  Keep in mind that during the process, we can scrape some of that mud off, exposing the drywall joints. Almost always, there isn’t enough skim coats on drywall joints. After all of the popcorn texture has been removed, we let it dry overnight.

Then use our drywall sander attached to a vacuum to sand it down smooth and clean up any remaining debris. We take the time to skim all of the joints, whether they need them or not. We also add more compound in problem areas where there are ridges or bumps.  We will use plastic tape in vaulted ceilings so we can get the nice and straight lines.  It’s extremely critical that more compound is added onto the joints to prevent them from cracking.  Far too often, we get calls from homeowners that have cracks appearing in the joints because the other contractors did not take the time to skim the joints to reinforce them and make them stronger.  It does add to the estimated cost, but it’s more expensive and time consuming in the long term, to redo the work caused by another contractor.

We prefer to do things right so you will never call us back for warranty work.  We also secure loose drywall with screws where we feel that more strength is needed to prevent cracking and callbacks. Once we have skimmed all of the ceilings, we will sand it smooth and use a texture machine to spray the appropriate texture desired by the homeowner(s).  The call backs we get from our customers, are for new work or refer us to family, friends or co-workers.

 

Faux Finishes

I measure by the square foot and look up recipes that can be between 3 to 15 steps. Some are cheap and some of them are incredibly expensive. It’s very labor intensive and some of the materials are pretty expensive.  They have to be sourced all over the world and ordered from different parts of the US. Most of them are not sourced here in DFW.

 

Textures

We do apply various types of textures… we can match the existing textures or create new custom textures for you.

 

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Exteriors

Same as interior process, site visit with homeowner(s).  We look for issues dealing with damaged wood or rotted wood.  If possible, we would replace it with James Hardie products. There are certain situations where we have to use the same kind of wood materials and we have to take the time to locate them.

As for composition type materials – we try to avoid them as much as possible and use Hardie products.  Composition type materials are being phased out due to their lack of durability and other issues and becoming more and more difficult to locate those type of materials that match what is on the exterior of the house if composition materials are used.

In some cases, we would recommend caulking all of the 1×4’s to prevent water penetration into the siding where needed. 95% of our exteriors are painted with satin paint for its long-term durability and ease of maintenance.  Our costs are higher because of the quality of paint we use but the cost per year is cheaper as it lasts longer – at least 15 years to lifetime warranty.  This reduces your maintenance costs.

We try to look for issues that contributed to wood damage and either we repair it or have another contractor repair it – roofing or masonry contractor, where appropriate.

Our goal for you is low maintenance costs. From time to time, we may recommend full siding replacement with Hardie products if the existing material is composition or wood, depending on the goals, budget and situation.

 

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Lead Issue

Most prevalent on exteriors prior to 1978.  Going back to 1880 – the chances goes up to 100%.  We will test for lead.

If lead is present in the substrate, several options are available.  If it’s a small area, we can manage it and do not need to report it to the EPA.  If massive amounts of peeling paint with lead is present… it has to be reported to the EPA.

The process is as follows…. Cordon off the area and use plastic to capture the paint chips containing lead. Wear a hazmat suit with gloves and full-face respirator.  The person who has been licensed to do the process is the only one that can do the work. They would scrape at the woodwork and then vacuum all of the dust in the woodwork. Wash it 2x with soap and water and allow to dry. And then prime it with the appropriate primer. NO SANDING IS ALLOWED FOR ANY REASON.

Then vacuum up all of the chips into an HEPA vacuum and throw away the plastic, hazmat suit, chips, etc.at the landfill.

You will be left with an unsightly appearance of cracked paint film everywhere.   Or we can just pull off the wood and replace it with new wood and be done with it.  We prefer to just replace it and make it look like new. Homeowners are required to follow the regulations as well. We are not licensed in lead remediation as we do not have many calls to deal with it. All we do is just replace the substrate with new substrate.

 

NOTE: There are EPA workers that roam the neighborhoods looking for homeowners and contractors that violate their regulations and can be fined up to $38,000 per day per incident.

 

Conclusion

We take the time to educate homeowners on issues, options, and various products.  That can meet their budget.  I take all of the meeting information to my office and put it together in Excel spreadsheet for interiors or MS Word for exteriors with various options to choose from.

The process of putting it together can take about 45 minutes up to several hours. There are times when we have to locate the materials or products and get current pricing that we can factor into the estimates.  When the estimates are complete, I sent them via email and follow-up in a couple of days.

We try to be complete with out estimates, so there are no surprises or additional costs.  Our estimates are detailed so the homeowner knows exactly what type of products and materials are used and with doing a detailed estimate, we can get a good time frame, so the homeowner can schedule their time for the project.

 

If you are in the market for a paint upgrade, a new project or in need of repair, please feel free to call contact Paint Ovations.  We do our very best to provide you great service before, during and after the estimate and project.

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