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Exterior Residential Painting Company in Austin
When looking for a residential painting company in Austin, you need one you can trust to take care of your home and your personal property. The contractors at Southern Painting Austin have the skill and expertise to provide you with the right exterior painting solutions for your home.
Types of Exterior
Exterior Painting Process
Like any other painting project, it starts with an on-site consultation and free painting quote. We don’t skimp on our prep, which is so important to an exterior painting project.
All buildings will have layers of dirt, mildew, algae and/or cobwebs that require removal prior to the application of any products. Power washing is one of the most important steps in preparing the home for exterior painting and is crucial in ensuring that paint will adhere properly. Our skilled professionals treat the home with a dilute bleach and water or TSP solution to help kill mold and mildew. We power wash with the right cleaners and nozzles for the job, then allow the time necessary for surfaces to dry properly. Southern Painting will never power wash and paint in the same day.
Scraping & Minor Wood Repair
Loose paint must be removed after power washing so that the paint adheres correctly and will last longer. We do this the old fashioned way by scraping by hand with knives and wire brushes to remove peeling, bubbled or loose paint to ensure a smooth, tight surface for painting. Loose boards are nailed down and our experienced crew can handle most repairs. At Southern Painting, we will always clean up the mess when we are done too!
With the preparation work complete, your home will have a tight, clean surface ready for priming. Our painting contractors treat all exposed surfaces with premium oil and bonding primers that seal the surface and provide a sound foundation for proper adhesion of the new finished coats products. Bare wood, metal surfaces, water stains, rust and new carpentry are spot primed. Plywood surfaces will be primed with specialty primer that bridges most of the weather cracking that is typical of that material. Under certain conditions (substantial new or weathered wood) our painting contractors may recommend a full coat of primer.
Caulking and Glazing
We caulk seams, joints, cracks, nail holes and major wood joints. Any loose glazing is removed and replaced in order to ensure a tight seal and reduce air leaks or moisture entry points in vulnerable areas. We use 40-year rated siliconized latex caulk on all exterior entrances, structural joints and wood windows.
Exterior Home Preparation
Before we open up a paint bucket, Southern Painting takes the appropriate measures to protect your property. We will cover any outdoor furniture and landscaping. We will also cover windows and doors with painter’s paper.
We treat your space like we would treat our own throughout the entire process. We will provide a comprehensive checklist detailing what you can do before our arrival.
- Locking Your Gates
- Securing Your Pets
- Closing Your Windows
- Turning Off Your Sprinklers
- Making Sure You Don’t Have Your Lawn Service Scheduled