Wondering what it is like to paint your home for the last time? We show you every step involved so you can virtually experience the entire process. You will learn how a professional exterior house coating is done properly, the quality materials involved, and you will experience the exceptional service that gives your home the kind of advanced exterior our customers rave about. Our expert painting contractors follow a 10-step method that will ensure the longevity of your home's exterior.
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Until 1978, all paints contained lead based chemicals that acted as a glue to hold paints onto your home. Since then, new laws have taken everything out of paint except water, latex (acrylic or vinyl), and pigments. As there are no bonding agents in paints today, you must use a primer specially designed for each different type of surface to ensure the paint will bond to the underlying surface.
When you pick up a can of paint and look at the guarantee, the first thing you will notice is that it says this guarantee is in effect only when primer is used on all surfaces and TWO finish coats are applied.
All too often, other Louisiana house painters only-spot prime on raw wood surfaces and then shoot one thick final coat. They will even tell you this is enough. And it WAS enough with old school paint jobs. That is why we apply a special primer to all surfaces to be coated to protect against bleed through and to provide a bonding surface for the coating to adhere to. This primer, when dry, is a sticky adhesive that acts as a bonding agent for the topcoat.