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Can I Still Use a Painting Contractor if the Surfaces I Want Painted Are Damaged?

Posted on May 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

damage.jpgIf you are thinking about having the exterior of your home painted then it is likely that you have started to notice all the problem areas. Things like peeling and cracked paint, dry rot, and other surface blemishes suddenly become apparent when you take a close look at your home. The prospect of fixing all of these issues before you even get to the point of painting can be overwhelming and demotivating. But, it is absolutely necessary to deal with these issues if you want a high quality finished product. If you are feeling overwhelmed, there is some good news. Painting contractors can deal with many of these surface issues for you as a part of the preparation process for painting your home.

Peeling and cracked paint

An experienced painting contractor will have no problem working with surfaces that have peeling and cracking paint. It is typical for them to have to deal with these issues when preparing the exterior of buildings for a paint job. A painting contractor will have the tools necessary to quickly and effectively deal with peeling and cracked paint. One of the tools that they use to get rid of peeling paint is a pressure washer. This tool can spray off lose paint that could cause problems for the finished product if it is not addressed. Sometimes there are parts of an exterior building that need to be scraped before it’s painted. Your painting contractor will have the knowledge to recognize which areas need that extra attention.

Dry rot

Dry rot can significantly impact the look of your home. Even well-maintained homes can get dry rot because it is impacted by a number of factors such as the age of your home, the building materials, and the climate in your area of the country. If you are thinking about having your home painted, the good news is that a high-quality painting contractor can generally deal with some damage caused by dry rot. In severe cases it is possible that you may need a contractor to come in a replace some of the materials on the exterior of your home. But, do not let dry rot keep you from getting a quote from a painting contractor because it could be an issue that they can deal with as they prepare your home to be painted.

Surface blemishes

There are a number of ways that the exterior of your home can become damaged. Surface blemishes can occur from bad weather, DIY projects gone wrong or previous issues with your foundation. Your painting contractor can take care of the majority of these issues during the prep and painting process.

Painting contractors can deal with many types of surface damage. If you are concerned about the level of damage you can start with an estimate from a high quality painting contractor. They will let you know if there is any part of the damage that is too severe for them to handle.    

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