This Lawrence townhome was due for an exterior paint job; it was faded, and the trim was peeling. The homeowners called Absolute Painting to tackle the project for them. We started out with a pressure wash to remove the surface dirt, and then gave it a few days to dry out to make sure that no moisture intrusion that took place during the wash would be trapped under the new paint. Porous woods, like the cedar trim here, have a tendency to soak up a lot of water during the wash, so the drying-out time is crucial to ensure that the new coating doesn’t fail.
Once everything was dried up, we scraped and primed the peeling areas of the trim, and used an elastomeric caulk to do spot repairs, as well as all of the seams and nail holes in the sheet siding, as shown in the pictures. These are often overlooked on homes built in the last 20 years or so, and siding manufacturer recommends that they be sealed to prevent moisture intrusion. Once everything was paint ready, we applied a thick coat of Sherwin Williams Resilience exterior paint in satin, spraying it on the siding and soffits, and hand-applying it on the trim, rails, shutters, and front door.
Because this is a townhome, you can really see in the pictures what a difference the new paint makes. If you are ready to get your house exterior painted, and have a great, convenient experience while you’re at it, call and get your estimate today!