Why Power wash your house, Westbrook Ct

dave's photoFor many of us, our home is our biggest financial investment!

So, doesn’t it make sense to protect that investment?
This blog, Why power wash your house,

Westbrook CT was created to give you the reasons why to power wash your home.

By power washing your house on a regular basis,

say every two years, you are removing dirt, mildew, algae, bird droppings and pollutants that are in the air

. All these things eat away at the stain and paint and end up causing wood damage.
By keeping your home clean you not only protect it, but it retains in beauty and curb appeal.

Maintenance is lower due to healthy wood, your paint and stain job will last longer.

Of course, when looking for a professional to power wash your home, make sure they have the following:
1. Licensed with the Department of Consumer Protection in your state.
2. Make sure they have workers compensation and liability insurances.
3. References upon your request.
Pay attention to how fast they get back to you for an estimate, and make sure they give you a detailed written estimate signed by both of you before work starts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me for free professional advice!
Dave Moffitt
Coastline Painters LLC
Office 203-458-2073
coastlinepaintersllc@Comcast.net

Free Painting Estimate, Westbrook Ct

Free!

This can be the most expensive word their is!  Why?  Because “Free” doesn’t always mean a good value! Sometimes this word is used as a gimmick to get your attention!  How qualified is the contractor showing up?

Do we give “free” painting estimates?  No!  We give free professional evaluations of your home to see what it needs!  Not to split hairs, but there is a difference.  When we show up, we walk your home with you, we check the condition of your surfaces that you want painted, we check for rotted wood, moisture spots and much much more.  Check out our video with Dave:

Within a day you can expect a detailed estimate/professional evaluation for your home!  We then call to see if you have any questions about the estimate and go over it with you!  Be careful what you pay for, just because somthing is free in the estimate does not always mean a good thing!  You want quality and professional advice and expertise when it comes to your biggest investment!

If you would like to talk with us please call!  You can reach us at the numbers below or email us at coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net

Thank you!

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How A Great Painting Job Gets Done Part 1, Madison Ct

It’s one thing to sort through estimates and find the price that fits your budget, but an important factor to getting a great painting job is in the prep work! This is why I created this article “How Great Painting Gets Done, Madison Ct. I  understand that price is important but what good is it to go by price alone if you don’t get a high quality paint job?  It’s like that old saying “Buy for price, buy twice”!  But, you don’t have to worry about that!

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Here are a few things to look for in an estimate:

-Make sure they are licensed with the state of Ct

-Make sure they have a lead license

In the estimate, make sure that they detail all the prep work that will get done, like, replace rotted wood.  Scrape and sand. Use a high quality primer, make sure a high quality paint product like Benjamin Moore is used.  Proper putty and caulking should be done.

There should be a clean looking crew that shows up on time and is neat and conscientious.

Without good prep work nothing else matters, it won’t look like a high quality job.

Please feel free to call us at Coastline Painters LLC at 203-458-2073 with any questions, we are happy to talk with you.  I can also come out and give you a free professional home evaluation!

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How To Prepare A House For Painting, Guilford Ct

The most important part of a paint/stain job is the prep work!  This is a quick blog about how to do this, and I have a link to my video talking about it also.

The first thing you do is power wash the house to remove dirt, mildew, loose paint.  You can rent a power washer for a day and use a eco-friendly solution, just check your local paint store for products to choose from.

Next you want to scrape and sand the siding and trim.  Take your time doing this and be thorough.  After this, you can apply one full coat of high quality primer or you can spot prime in the areas that need it.

Caulk any gaps and holes.

The last thing is to get a high quality product like Benjamin Moore paints and stains and carefully apply two coats.

Here is the link to my video:

I hope this helped, if you need any further advice or help please feel free to call us at (203) 458-2073.  We can also come out and give you a professional evaluation and estimate for your painting needs!dave's photo

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Anyone Can Be A Painter, But Not A Professional Painter, Branford Ct

Everyone tries their hand at painting at some point in their life.  The difference between a homeowner painting a room and a professional painter is experience.  This is why I created this article Anyone Can Be A Painter, But Not A Professional Painter, Branford Ct.  Experience is the difference between an “ok” job and a fantastic job!

Your home is one of the biggest, if not biggest financial investment you make in your lifetime. It’s important that you take good care of it.  It takes years to perfect a professional painting job!  One of the biggest concerns is lead.  Homes built before 1978 most likely have lead.  You need to go to lead classes to learn the safest way to remove and dispose of lead in a home to prevent people from getting sick and hurting our enviroment.

It takes years to learn the most efficient and proper way to prep walls, trim, doors to make sure you get the best outcome.  The way you cut in a room matters, the kind of products you use.

All of this takes time and education.  You truly get what you pay for!

For some guidelines on how to hire the right house painting professional and what to look for, give us a call, we are happy to help you!  There are lots of house painters out there, but they are not all the same!

I hope this article Anyone Can Be A Painter But Not A Pro Painter, Branford Ct was helpful!

Please feel free to call us for any professional advice or a estimate for your home!

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Painter Offers Great Service Madison Ct

How do you find a good house painter?  There are signs right from the start!  There are lots of painters out there that can paint, but in our opinion that’s not enough!

We are extremely customer service oriented!  It goes without saying that we do high quality work!  We also focus on our customer!  How?  Well, right from the start when you call us, you get a call right back that day!

We like to schedule our estimates within 24 hours of your call, as long as this is good for the customer’s schedule.  We email you after you make the appointment our contact info and the date and time of the estimate.  After we do the estimate, you receive it within 24 hours from the estimate time and a hard copy is put in the mail to  you!

We call you up to make sure you got it and to see if you have any questions.

After you hire us, we make sure that you are treated in such a way that you want to call us again and recommend us to your friends and family!  When you call, we answer!

This goes hand in hand with a high quality paint job!  Your happiness matters!  We feel our customer service is as important as the paint job! You never have to wonder where we are? Why can’t you reach us? Never!  We make sure that you can reach us and your concerns are our concerns!

I hope this article House Painter Madison Ct has helped  show you what to expect in a painting contractor!

Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have!  It doesn’t matter if you are not our customer, we are here to help!dave's photo

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Window Glazing and Painting Branford Ct

Hi everyone!  We get a lot of calls asking if we do window glazing, and that’s why we created this blog Window Glazing and Painting Branford Ct. Yes, we do!

Window glazing is kind of a lost art, but it is an art and takes know how and skill!  Glazing compound holds the window in place (especially older windows) and keeps weather out!

Basically you remove the old glazing compound which can get hard as a rock, crack and have pieces fall out.  Then you remove old putty.  There is a process to the removal and re-installation of the new glazing compound and putty.  So, I hope this article Window Glazing and Painting Branford Ct helped!

We have been painting in Branford Ct for over 37 years! We also cover Guilford Ct, Madison Ct and all the way up the shoreline!

If you have any questions at all on how this process works, please call us! We are very happy to talk to you and give you all the information you need!  Even if you don’t plan on using our company for your painting needs, please call, we will guide you through the process!dave's photo

Dave Moffitt                                                                                                                         Coastline Painters LLC  Office (203) 458-2073  email: coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net                 website: http://coastlinepainters.com/fa

 

CUSTOM PAINTING GUILFORD CT

CUSTOM PAINTING GUILFORD CT offers all different kinds of painting!  If you are looking to add a special touch to a room, there are alot of ways to accomplish that!

One way is create an “accent wall”, three walls in the room share one shade and then you take one wall and put a fun or bold color on it to help bring together the room and add a little something extra!

Another way is to add texture or design to the wall.  You can do this two ways, buy a textured paint, like suede finish, or you can use regular paint and use a special technique to apply the paint to create a different finish, like ragging, or faux.

If you have any further questions, or need some professional advice, don’t hesitate to call us!  We are located in Guilford Ct and you can reach us at (203) 458-2073dave's photo

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PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS, PAINTERS IN GUILFORD CT

Painting your kitchen cabinets is a great way to give the entire kitchen a fresh, brand new look without breaking the bank! This is why we posted this article PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS, PAINTERS IN GUILFORD CT to give you some tips about it.

First thing is to clean the cabinets inside and out using a gentle solution like TSP.  You want to make sure there is no dirt, dust and grease on the cabinets.  Let them dry out thoroughly.

Next, you want to protect areas that are not getting painted, so tape some Rosin paper over the counter tops and floor.  You can also tape plastic sheeting over the back splashes and windows if needed.   You will also need a work table for  the doors, drawers and shelves.

Remove the cabinets from the  frames, remove all the hardware.  Put hardware in safe place.  Place the cabinet doors on your work table.  Note:  Be sure to have a window or crack a door in the kitchen to allow fresh outside air inside.

Now, scrub all the face frames, the drawer fronts, doors and shelves with an abrasive pad that has liquid de-glosser on it.  Make sure that you have papers underneath to catch any extra liquid that will drip.  Before it dries, wipe away the residue with a clean de-glosser dampened rage.

If you are moving where the hardware is going to be put back on the doors and drawers, be sure to fill the holes with a two part polyester wood or autobody filler. It dries in pretty quick so make small batches of it. After it dries, you will need to scrape off any excess and then gently sand it so it’s flush with the wood surface.   Next sand all the surfaces using a 100 grit paper.  Make sure to dust off the dust, you can also use a tack cloth.

Choose a high quality primer, such as a oil based primer, they are good for maple, cherry or man made materials.  Use a good quality nylon-polyester brush.  Give it a good day to dry.  Sand the surfaces again using a orbit sander, 220 grit paper. It should be very smooth when you are done.

Next, you want to caulk any open seams using latex caulk.  After applying the caulk, smooth the seam with  a damp finger.  Fill any scratches, dents or dings using a vinyl spackle and smooth it flat with a putty knife.   After it dries, sand again.  Vacuum and clean all surfaces.

Working from top to bottom start painting across the grain.  Sand all the surfaces after the first coat dries with a 280 grit paper.  Vacuum and clean again.  Use a brand new brush for the final coat.  When it dries, you can hang everything back up!

I hope this article PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS, PAINTERS IN GUILFORD CT was helpful!  If you need any professional advice please feel free to call us!  We are happy to talk to you over the phone! We can also come out and give you a free estimate to paint your kitchen  cabinets for you if you don’t want to take on the job your self!dave's photo

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HOW TO CHOOSE EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR FOR YOUR HOME Madison Ct

The exterior color of your home is an expression of your personal style! Painting or staining your home is also the best way to protect your siding and trim from the elements.   How long a paint or stain job can protect your home totally depends on the quality of materials and how the materials are applied to the siding and trim.  We wrote this article HOW TO CHOOSE EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR FOR YOUR HOME Madison Ct  to help you with this.

There are some great LOW-VOC exterior stains and paints now available using new technology that stands the test of time and elements better then the brands that have been on the market for years! There is Aura exterior paint, Arborcoat waterborne exterior stain to name a few.

A few things to consider when picking an outside color:

1. Your driveway, the chimney and the roof should play a role in deciding a color. If you choose a color that has similar shades in the roof, chimney and driveway, it will add harmony to the entire property, and also give a feeling of spaciousness.

2. If you have stone work on the house or a stone fence, using a color that blends with the stone work will give a sense on continuity and beauty.

3. If your home is in the west coast where there are a lot of terra-cotta roofs, picking a soft neutral color will help even out the intense color of the terra-cotta and bring more visual harmony to the entire look and a softness.

4. If you belong in a community or houses that are close together, you might consider choosing a color palate that is compatible with the homes in your neighborhood.  The color does not need to be the same, just a color that goes with the general scheme in your area.

5.  Landscaping also has an impact on the overall look.  If you have a brilliant display of colors around the yard, you might go with a soft color to offset the beautiful intensity of the garden, or if you have a subdued garden, you can choose a louder house color!

6. I would encourage you to choose a white or very very light color for the trim.  Choosing a trim color that is different from the siding color can be tricky.  It can make your home look smaller and also force your eyes to just see the trim and not the entire home.

7. Use the doors as another way to add a pop of color to your home. It’s not such a big amount of color that it overtakes your home, it’s just enough to add a little fun and kick!

If you are meeting with a contractor, they should be able to give helpful tips.  It’s also a good idea to go to your local paint center and get a bunch of color choices and put them on the house so you can see the color throughout the day as the light changes.

If you would like any further help or have questions, please call us! We are happy to answer any questions you have, recommend a good paint store and products! We can also meet you at your home to help you or give a free professional estimate and home evaluation, such as how to prep your home, if you need carpentry repair first…

We hope that HOW TO CHOOSE EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR FOR YOUR HOME Madison Ct  was helpful!

Dave Moffitt                                                                                                                                                                              Coastline Painters LLC,  Guilford Ct 06437                                                                                                               http://coastlinepainters.com/   our email:  coastlinepaintersllc@comcast.net                                         Ph. 203-458-2073

 

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