The Home size and type and paint quality affect home painting costs. Depending on the amount of paintable surface (size of eaves, siding, etc.) a 3,000 square foot home may require 12 to 15 gallons of paint. Exterior paint can be found for $15 a gallon at the very low end, and up to $50+ a gallon for premium paint. Cheaper paint may not save you much in the long-run. The paint will start to fade and peel after only a short time, requiring another painting job years too soon. A quality exterior painting job should last between 10-12 years.
Primer adds to costs, but the benefits in durability and finish are significant. An average single story three-bedroom house will cost less to re-paint than a two-story or multi-level home.
Changing from a light to a dark color or vice versa means more coats of paint and can add at least 25 percent to an estimate, because it takes more coats of paint to completely cover.
Prior to applying any caulk and paint, all wood and siding replacements must be made. Some of the more common wood repair issues we see are due to water damage and wood rot of fascia, siding, and trim boards. One out of every four homes has damage usually to one or more doors.
We also do repairs because of damage incurred by our native wildlife. Squirrels and woodpeckers are at the top of the list for requested repairs to siding and eaves. Each paint team is accompanied by a skilled and experienced carpenter who can address minor to major repairs on both interior and exterior of the home. We are also capable in changing out doors in homes.
Home repairs / improvements can extend beyond the walls of your home. Renovate Paint and Design also services your decking, patio, and fencing needs.
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Wood surfaces can be stained with either semi-transparent or solid stain. Semi-transparent stains show more color variations due to wood grain and changes in wood density to show through. Solid stains have more of a painted look (uniform color, underlying color differences hidden), although the product is still a stain that soaks into the wood. There are many varieties of stain types and colors that we at Renovate Paint and Design can help you select.
Just as in any exterior work, the most important step in the process is the Degree of Surface Preparation and Wood Replacement, where necessary. Fences need little preparation other than pressure-washing. Decks require pressure washing to sufficiently clean the wood and make it ready to accept new stain; wood cleaners and/or conditioners are typically not needed. Full sanding is necessary at times, depending on the condition and the desire to remove the old stain color.
Some fences, decks & patios have metal surfaces that also require proper preparation and the right selection for paint. RPD will help ensure great selections in this process.
There are a lot of variables in exterior painting when preparing the paintable surface. Without following these guidelines the top coat of paint will fail quicker. At RPD we follow these most important steps prior to painting:
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