Exterior House Painting of Your Home
Protect and beautify your home with a fresh coat of paint!
Changing the colour or refreshing a faded colour on your home will revive your property! A fresh coat of paint will protect and add value to your home while providing an updated and attractive appearance.
Exterior painting is a low-cost investment in the value of your home and provides much of the necessary exterior maintenance required for your home.
Cleaning, Caulking, Scraping, Priming and Painting
Cleaning, caulking, scraping, priming, and preparing surfaces for painting maintains your home’s integrity by protecting items such as wood trim, stucco, and siding from deterioration. This type of maintenance helps avoid costly repairs and replacement.
Painting is Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance of your home will retain and increase the value of your property. Most homes require painting every six to ten years.
Getting the Job Done Right!
We have been specializing in exterior painting projects for over twenty years and have the skill, dedication, and experience to get the job done right the first time.
Let us Start the Process!
Let us help with the process of getting the exterior of your home looking great. We will advise you on what paints and finishes are best for the surfaces and your environment, and will provide you with a detailed quote for the project.
Our Elite Exterior Painting Process:
Upon the arrival of the painting crew, we will do a general review of the project looking at the scope of the work, confirming colour choices, reviewing any site concerns, and setting up a workshop for the project.
The first step for the crew is to prepare the surfaces for painting. This will consist of scraping, sanding, caulking, minor repairs and priming as per the details in the job proposal. In general, once all the preparation is completed, the painting process begins. In some cases, specific sections may be prepared and painted, with the crew moving from section to section.
Painting of the areas will start once the preparation is completed. Working from top to bottom, the areas required will have a fresh coat of paint applied. Second coats will be applied as required in the proposal with recoat times for most products being between three to four hours. Each section is then inspected as the areas are completed.
General Inspection & Cleanup
After the project is completed, another general inspection of all the areas painted will be done. Final cleanup is done with drop sheets, painting equipment and ladders removed from the site, and a sweep, rake, or shop vac of driveways, gardens, and decks is performed. Garbage is bagged for your regular curbside pickup.
We will leave paint behind for any future touch-ups you would like to do and it is important to store these products in a warm dry place.
Protect Your Investment
Your home can be your biggest investment and more importantly, can be a source of great pride. A well-maintained home is not only more valuable but provides great comfort and enjoyment. Having a well maintained and great looking exterior is one of the joys of home ownership. We understand the importance of your home and always strive to make it look the absolute best that it can!
Attention to Detail
Our attention to detail provides the quality that you deserve. We only use the best primers paints, products, and equipment for exterior painting projects. We take pride in providing a great looking paint job that lasts for many years to come.
We provide fast, efficient quality exterior painting that meets our client’s expectations every time. This is why so many of our customers are clients for life.
The selection of colours is made easy with Elite Trade Painting. We provide colour charts and samples as well as guide you in the use of our suppliers’ online tools.
Exterior painting is a seasonal project in most regions as rain and cold weather prevent the safe application of exterior paint products. However, the enhancement of paint products during the last number of years has allowed painting at colder temperatures. Many paints now have a quick-drying formulation that has a 1 to 2 hour no wash off feature, which allows painting in more uncertain weather conditions.
It is easy for clients to prepare for the exterior painting process. Clients must tightly close windows, move outside furniture and other items away from the building and park vehicles away from the areas being painted prior to the start of power washing and painting.
High quality flat and satin finish acrylic paints and stains are the most commonly used products for wood siding and shingles. These products have a proven track record of durability, colour retention, and longevity. Although most of these high-quality acrylics are self-priming, a waterborne alkyd primer can also be used.
High-quality semi-gloss finish acrylic paints are the most commonly used products for exterior trim work. These products have a proven track record of durability, colour retention, and longevity on trim. Although most of these high-quality acrylics are self-priming, a waterborne alkyd primer can also be used. Stains are also suitable for trim, but this is less common.
High-quality semi-gloss acrylic paints are the most commonly used products for exterior doors. These products have the durability and washability required for use on doors. Although most of these high-quality acrylics are self-priming, a waterborne alkyd or all-purpose metal primer can be used. Stains are also suitable for doors, but this is less common.
Our exterior surface preparation for painting consists of:
a) cleaning, which can be a full-power wash or just cleaning as needed,
b) scraping, wire brushing, and sanding of the old coating to provide a stable surface,
c) caulking of areas to keep wind and rain from penetrating the property,
d) other structural repairs and processes as required.
Most homes that are properly prepared and painted with high-quality products can expect to look good for 6 to 10 years, depending on the environment and the history of the structure. Some homes have a history of application issues that can reduce the longevity of a paint job.
A typical acrylic or oil-based varnish is not suitable for exterior application. However, a Spar varnish is specifically made for exterior use and is the only varnish we use for exterior application.
Our Process – Simple. Professional. Well Communicated.
It begins with a quote request; then, a follow-up call to go over the project and arrange a site visit. We will create a custom and detailed quote(s) from our onsite review.
Once you review your quote(s), you can proceed to book the job by calling your estimator or their office, sending an email, text, or accepting it through our online quote system.
In the booking process, we will confirm options for start dates. Then there is a discussion and a plan created for colour options. Once approved, a team is scheduled for your project.
When our team arrives, onsite preparation and painting will commence—completing the project in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring the high standards for Elite projects.
Upon completion and inspection, we will clean the site removing all gear/equipment. We will then protect the quality of your project with our two-year guarantee. We will provide you with an invoice for review.