House Painting is a job for
a Qualified Professional
Exterior house painting is an essential part of a regular maintenance
program and is one of the most important steps a homeowner can take to protect their investment Painting
your home provides a fresh look that can revitalize any home. For many people who own homes the exterior of their house is
an important source of pride. We consider our home a reflection of ourselves and want to feel as if we have a home that puts
our best appearance forward. Painting the exterior of a home is one of the fastest, easiest and least expensive ways to provide
the required protection, give a home a face-lift and update its style. If you consider your home a valuable
asset house painting is a project for an experienced qualified craftsman.
Most contractor salespersons are able to recite or provide a list of operations that may be required to prepare
and paint a project. It is a common practice to make this list as long possible. This can be misleading. Quantity does not
equal quality. Painting tasks and procedures are only applicable to specific surfaces and existing conditions. The truth is;
thorough proficient execution is the fundamental key to a quality result. Here is one example to illustrate why RS TURNER
is the best choice for your exterior house painting project;
A general description of house painting
tasks may sound similar. The difference is in the execution.
Start; A thorough Power Wash is the first step
in exterior surface preparation. A typical power wash is used to simply wash accumulated dust and dirt from an exterior surface.
A cleaning agent may be added to the water stream. Of course this cleaning agent is quite often unnecessary and can contribute
to environmental pollution. Our Power Washing process has two main purposes. The first is to remove airborne surface contaminants
such as dust and dirt. The second is to remove specific contaminants (ask me) from areas that are not exposed to weather such
as eaves and porch covers. Make no mistake a thorough power wash is not a quick rinse.
The next essential step is to discover the weak areas
of the existing coating over the entire surface to be painted. A failed peeling or flaking surface
is obvious; a weak paint film may show little or no evidence of this state. The importance of this step
cannot be overstated . Every step of our process is designed to ensure the maximum service life of
the coatings we apply.
power washing the surface must be allowed ample time to dry. We allow overnight drying in good weather. The areas of failed
paint can now be properly prepared. Common hit-or-miss production driven preparation practices are unacceptable.
Our objective is to create a truly sound paintable surface. Proper preparation is a process not
Finish; To ensure the maximum life cycle all coatings
must be properly applied. The amount of paint applied to a surface is measured in mil thickness not the number of coats.
The correct thickness of a coating is determined by proper application. ”Full
wet coat“ is the industry standard used to describe proper coating application. We employ the best proven application
techniques and equipment to ensure the best result. This is the reason our projects look better and last longer.
The highest quality paint is worthless if the most effective methods of preparation and application are not implemented.
Start to Finish, and all the steps in between, we offer a higher level of quality and service.
All-Season application and Lifetime material warranties are available. Our goal is to acquire customers
and keep them through competent professional service. We are not your only available
choice; we are simply the best choice.
Roseville Granite Bay Fair Oaks Loomis Folsom Orangevale Carmichael
Rocklin Arden Sun City El Dorado Hills Lincoln Auburn Citrus Heights CA and surrounding communities.
RS TURNER (916) 729-1245
Information about Elastomeric Coatings in Residential Applications
Elastomeric coatings were
created for new smooth concrete commercial construction application. They have also been used successfully to remedy
specific problems. These remedies include hair line cracking in masonry surfaces where repair cost
is prohibitive and to limit water intrusion by wind driven rain. Unfortunately they have become a popular sales gimmick touted
as miracle products with generous clams of extended service life.
coatings have some important application requirements. An elastomeric coating must be applied at a thickness
of up to 20 mils with no pinholes to avoid failure. A continuous membrane must be created to prevent
moisture from entering the paint film. . If moisture becomes trapped behind the coating the consequence can be sobering.
This condition can cause mildew and mold-related problems, substrate rot, or the weakening of the substrate itself
according to Aaron Dhawan, director of marketing for Insl-X Products Corp. a prominent manufacturer of elastomeric products.
Large heavy duty equipment is required for spray application. The thickness of the coating
requires much more time and labor in application and a second coat to ensure no pinholes on a smooth surface.
The very idea that a continuous membrane without pinholes can be created on a rough stucco exterior is improbable at
best. Proper application requires at least three times the usual amount of paint for an average house. The
sheer weight of the coating film can cause a failure from the substrate on a previously painted surface. When this thick film
fails, and it will, the extra cost of preparation for the next coating will be considerable. To add to the confusion there
is a lack of industry standard as to what actually constitutes an elastomeric coating. In our experience; If a coating doesn't
have 300 percent elongation and return 80 percent, it's not an elastomeric. Some manufacturers put external plasticizers in
their coatings, but that doesn't make them an elastomeric. Some manufacturers sell 50/50 mixtures. Some contractors compromise
the integrity of the product (thinning) to ease application.
To review; 3X the paint per coat, much
more time and labor for proper application, severe consequence for poor application and no adequate industry standard.
Obviously the price for a properly applied elastomeric coating should be significantly more than a high quality
acrylic coating. The question is; is it worth it? Generally, if major hair line cracking or water intrusion is not a problem
on a particular building, a good quality acrylic coating system is a much better choice.
If an extended
life cycle is what you are looking for we offer coatings with a lifetime warranty for 10% more than our premium
Acrylic system, this is, without a doubt, your best choice.
3. Paint Warranties Guarantees and Timely Maintenance
To accurately evaluate paint guarantees and warranties paint coatings should be viewed as chemical systems. The
quality of each component must be considered. A paint coating containing poor or lesser quality components
with a generous warranty falls under the category of “sales gimmick”. If we eliminate this
category of paints we can effectively use the warranty as a valid tool of comparison. For instance a warranty
of 15 years is considered better than a warranty of 10 years and so on. A legitimate product warranty will
give an indication of service life when compared to other similar paints, however, the stated time span should not be considered
a true maintenance interval. An area of maximum exposure will require more frequent attention than shaded
or otherwise sheltered surfaces. Proper timely maintenance will always be required to
ensure adequate surface protection and an acceptable appearance. Surfaces must be inspected at regular
intervals. It may seem counter intuitive but waiting until a house looks like it needs painting can lead
to substantial damage and increased cost. Peeling paint is a clear indication that a home needs painting.
What may not be as obvious is the condition of the underlying surface, If not immediately addressed the surface will
quickly deteriorate. A well maintained surface will always looks better and cost less.