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Exterior Painting

Yearly maintenance will keep the exterior of your home looking good and protected.

  • Check for blistering, blemishes, or peeling paint.
  • Inspect your caulk. Cracked or dried out caulk should be repaired right away.
  • These areas may cause moisture to enter and then you will have even more problems: soft or rotten wood, mold, or mildew.
  • Pressure wash to reveal the bad spots in paint, caulk and wood. Cleaning the exterior will also get rid of grim, mold and mildew.
  • Keep plants, shrubs, and trees away from your home. They can cause excessive moisture  and damage your siding.

When painting, the temperature must be over 50 degrees, even at night.  Here in northern Michigan, clients often get excited that their project will be finished soon, as it is getting warmer out.  Winter is gone, and Spring is here.  Even if the daytime temps are over 50, it is the nighttime temps that cause a problem.  It must be warm even at night for painting.  It is nothing to have 65 during the day, but 25-30 at night.  So have patience, your paint job will last longer when done properly.