Exterior paint that is chipping, fading, and cracking needs to be re-painted. Exposed wood and wood rot are also signs that it's time for exterior house painting. Small issues can easily become large ones if things like wood rot aren't addressed promptly.
Exterior painting can be daunting, but it needs to be done approximately every five to ten years. With the crazy Midwest weather we have here in Topeka and Lawrence, routine maintenance is also important. Here are a few questions to use as a guide for determining when an exterior house painting job is needed:
Maintain the Exterior
One of the simplest, most important ways to extend the life of your home's exterior paint is to address problems as they occur. A little scraping, caulking, or sanding and re-painting a small area may be all that's needed for annual maintenance. In the same way, addressing minor wood rot when it first starts to happen can prevent larger problems down the road.
Tips for a Long-lasting Exterior Paint Job
When getting estimates from professional painters, keep in mind that paying less is almost never a good thing. Make sure to get a detailed quote that includes proper surface preparation. A paint job that is done without keen attention to prep and other important details can look good for a few years but will ultimately cost you more in the long run. From preparing the wood to choosing the kind of paint to use, every step of the process can be what lengthens or shortens the life of your home’s exterior paint job.
Is it time for exterior house painting? Get the job done right for a beautiful result that lasts. Our painters are professionals who care about your home. Call us at 785-271-1441 to schedule an estimate on painting your home's exterior today.
Cleaning the exterior of your home can be a very difficult, time-consuming, and often frustrating process. The professionals at American Perma-Coat Painting are here to help you with this responsibility.
Call American Perma-Coat today if you are looking for a way to improve the overall look of your property’s exterior. Our painting and pressure washing experts have all the experience and proper tools to improve the look your home.
Pressure Washing Brings New Life to Residential Siding
Cleaning the siding of your home can seem like an overwhelming chore, especially if you have more than one story. If you have been struggling to keep your siding looking its best, you should consider hiring American Perma-Coat to get the job done right!
One of the best things about hiring a professional is that they have the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to clean your siding in the best possible manner. Different siding materials can be affected by cleaning agents and methods in different ways. One method may be harmful or cause damage. Our crew will use proper methods to ensure that no harm is done during the cleaning process.
Pressure Washing Restores Driveways and Sidewalks
One of the most difficult areas of your property to keep clean is concrete. Dirt, mildew, and algae can embed themselves into the surface of these areas. Driveways are notorious for collecting oil and rust stains.
Our skilled crew members know all the best ways to remove these particular types of stains. When we clean your driveways and walkways, we will pay a meticulous attention to detail in order to restore these surfaces to a like-new state of cleanliness. You and your family will once again be able to take pride in the look and feel of your home.
Pressure Washing Beautifies Decks and Fences
Having a deck on your property is a wonderful luxury, but keeping it clean can be a terrible chore. In order for your family to enjoy your deck to the utmost, you should hire a power washing contractor to restore its original beauty. American Perma-Coat Painting can help you with this task quickly and easily.
If you need to hire a professional pressure washing contractor in the Topeka or Lawrence area, call American Perma-Coat Painting today at (785) 271-1441.
Peak painting season for all professional painters is March through October. A common mistake many people make when deciding to paint their home and hire a professional painter, is to provide an adequate time frame for the paint job from start to finish.
Much like any other form of remodeling, when you hire a professional painter you need to allow adequate time for the painter to come to your home an do an estimate, before any painting work begins and then for the painter to put you on the painting schedule.
Most reputable painters are usually booked up during this time of year. So a good rule of thumb is 6 to 8 weeks in advance during the peak painting seasons of March through October. As a reminder don't expect to call a reputable house painter on Monday and expect to have your paint job finished on Friday!
If you are planning an exterior or interior painting project, call American Perma-Coat Painting now to schedule a time for our skilled estimators to meet with you at your home to give you a free estimate. If you’re happy with the quoted estimate, all you have to do is make a deposit to get on our schedule!
Call us today at (785) 271-1441!
Nothing causes homeowner anxiety quite as much as water damage. Whether it is a large, unexpected flood or a slow leak over time, water issues can wreak havoc on the walls of your Topeka or Lawrence home.
American Perma-Coat Painting is here for you in your water damage distress. Our professional painters are expertly trained not only for a quality paint job but for drywall repair as well. We can come in, give you an estimate and have your walls back to normal in no time. Underneath a fresh coat of wall paint, the damage will be expertly repaired and quickly become a distant memory.
Below are answers to a few basic questions we receive when it comes to repairing water-damaged drywall.
What Do I Do First?
First, you get in touch with a professional. Repairing water damage is not something you want to attempt on your own. When you call American Perma-Coat, one of our professional estimators will come to your home for an estimate and discuss your needs as well as the project’s timeline. They will make sure the leak has stopped and call in a plumber if necessary so that your new drywall will not see further damage. Next, they will check with you about your vision for the damaged room; will you want to match your existing paint colors or change wall paint completely? Whatever your needs, they will work around your schedule so that you experience minimal interruption to your daily routine.
How Long Will This Take?
The scale of the project will vary greatly depending on how much damage your drywall has sustained. Minor damage will be scraped away and filled with joint compound whereas major damage will need to be cut out and patched with new drywall, drywall tape and joint compound. The less damage to your walls, the less time the repairs will take.
Will I Be Able To Tell?
No. We use only the best tools and techniques and will patch and sand until the seams or damage blends completely in with rest of the drywall. Once the damage is repaired, it will be time to select new paint colors or match the existing paint job. If your home has damaged trim, our professional painters can replace that as well, ensuring that the walls of your home look even better than they did before.
What About the Mess?
Our team cleans up after themselves on a regular basis as well as a final deep clean of the workspace before completing the job.
We sincerely hope you never need us to come over and repair water damaged walls, but know that if the need arises, we are trained and ready to make your home right again. If you are having trouble with water damage or are simply looking for a fresh coat of paint, schedule an estimate with our American Perma-Coat team today. We are trained and ready to repair and refresh your home inside and out and look forward to hearing from you.