If less than half the old paint is left, however, it may be worth stripping it all off. Guertin gets rid of stubborn remnants using shrouded grinders (like the PaintShaver), infrared paint strippers (such as the Speedheater), or chemical strippers (like Multi-Strip), then smooths the wood with a course or two of sanding. When siding (or bank accounts) can't take the shock of a total strip job, Rich O'Neil, of Masterwork Painting in Bedford, Massachusetts, has successfully hidden rough, well-adhered paint under Peel Bond, a thick primer. House Painting
As the dance proceeds, keep an eye on the weather. Rain can wash freshly applied latex right off the wall, and a temperature dip below 50 degrees F two days after application can interfere with adhesion and curing and dull the sheen of glossy paints. (Latexes like Sherwin-Williams's Duration and Benjamin Moore's MoorGard Low Lustre are formulated to tolerate temps as low as 35 and 40 degrees, respectively.) Home Painters
"Just a quick note to let you know what an amazing job your crew is doing on our house… They are a delightful and professional crew and we couldn't be more pleased. As we discussed during our initial meeting, this project was going to require a lot of prep work (as you quoted 60% of our clapboard would be taken down to the bare wood), and they have really stepped up to the task without taking any shortcuts. Their attention to detail, in regard to creating the perfect painting surface that we'd all be happy with, has been stellar, and it goes a long way to showcase the quality and pride in work that MDF guarantees." Home Painters
The other difficult part is getting a painting contractor to show up. While this generalization does not apply to every painter, you can rarely get a paint contractor to show up to look at the house and to later produce a written estimate. It's hardly the fault of the painting contractors; it is a combination of the contractors being smaller operations along with a high demand for their work.
Wesley and Robeson were very professional to work with. They did such a great job repairing our deck and painting. We consider them to be "our" contractors, and have found additional jobs for them to do. My dad and brother are contractors, and I know the quality and service to expect. A and W Construction set the new bar for craftsmanship, quality of work, professionalism as far as we're concerned. Such hospitable, polite people. Home Painters
Paint with acceptable VOC levels: The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) reports that most conventional paints and coatings contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) that can be dangerous to your health. An experienced painting company will be able to advise you on the potential health hazards of these chemicals, which products are safest, and how to best manage any VOC risk that may occur. Home Painters

"Just a quick note to let you know what an amazing job your crew is doing on our house… They are a delightful and professional crew and we couldn't be more pleased. As we discussed during our initial meeting, this project was going to require a lot of prep work (as you quoted 60% of our clapboard would be taken down to the bare wood), and they have really stepped up to the task without taking any shortcuts. Their attention to detail, in regard to creating the perfect painting surface that we'd all be happy with, has been stellar, and it goes a long way to showcase the quality and pride in work that MDF guarantees. With the house nearly complete, we're really looking forward to the end result. Please share our praise with your team-they have certainly earned it!" House Painting
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