High-quality Exterior Painting Services In Vancouver and Portland
The painting work that goes into your home is like the icing on the cake; it is what enhances the overall look and grabs peoples’ attention. Of course, if it has been a few years since you last had your home professionally painted, you may not be getting the type of positive attention you hoped for. In fact, you could be making a poor first impression and lowering the curb appeal drastically. So you want to be able to find a reputable and honest Vancouver Portland painting contractor to work with that has your best interest in mind.
We have over 20 years of experience in the industry and want to put that to good work for you, on whatever interior or exterior painting project you have in mind. You can also call us for various types of home remodeling as well as exterior services such as pressure washing. We serve the following cities in Clark County: Vancouver, Ridgefield, Camas, Battle Ground, La Center, Washougal, Salmon Creek, Felida, Woodland, Kalama, Ariel, Yacolt, Hockinson, Brush Prairie, Lake Shore, Orchards.
Painting the exterior of your house is not just about aesthetics. The paint protects the material underneath from harm and weather damage, especially here in the Northwest areas where it rains a lot in Oregon and Washington. Exterior paint can keep your house from rotting. Like everything we do at Renovate Guys Painting & Remodeling in Vancouver, Washington, we take our exterior house painting seriously. We want the finished product to protect where you live, to last many years, and to make your house feel like a home. Rely on our team to take care of everything for you, from pressure washing and deck staining to caulking and painting all exterior surfaces. If you need any other services, please check out our other pages and don’t hesitate to contact us.
High-quality Exterior Painting Services In Vancouver Washington
Painting serves two purposes: to protect and to beautify. At Renovate Guys Painting Services, we put a lot of emphasis on the protection aspect. What are we protecting from? UV rays and moisture. Who knew water and the sun, two things so vital to life, can also destroy your home!
When you see chipping and peeling paint on your house, moisture is getting behind that failing paint and slowly eating away at that substrate. When you see large cracks and holes in your siding and around window and door trim, that is another access point for moisture.
Our Exterior Painting Process
You’ve probably heard that painting is 90% prep. You heard right. It’s imperative that the prep work is done right, or the entire paint job will be compromised. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, particularly during the prep work process.
When it comes to our exterior painting services, we start by pressure washing all the dirt, dust, cobwebs, bird droppings, mold, mildew, and algae off of the house. Paint won’t stick to that! Next, we scrape any chipping, cracking, or peeling paint. Anything you can get your fingernail under, we scrape that off using a 7-in-1 scraping tool. We then power sand any remaining ridges to ensure a smooth finish. Anywhere there is bare wood or we’ve heavily sanded, we will prime. We then caulk any large cracks and fill any holes with Bondo, unless we’re replacing the wood entirely. Finally, we apply one to two coats of 100% acrylic exterior paint from either Miller Paint or Sherwin Williams.
If you’re looking for a quote or for more information about our exterior painting services in Vancouver, please contact us today on 503-850-0002 or complete our contact form!
All of our paint jobs include a power wash of the items to be painted. We use a commercial pressure washer to remove any contaminants that might prevent the paint from properly adhering to the house. These include dirt, dust, cobwebs, spider webs, bird droppings, sap, mold, mildew, and algae.
Our team always ensures that nothing is damaged on the interior of your home in the pressure washing process. Before we get started, we ask our clients to shut their windows and doors before we begin power washing. We are also careful not to spray directly at windows, doors, or vents. In addition, we take every precaution so as not to damage any part of the exterior of your house. This is achieved by using the proper tip and distance from the item being washed, and covering or removing anything that would be damaged by water.
Scraping Failing and Loose Paint
We use 3 tools to scrape off chipping and peeling paint from your home: a 7-in-1 scraper, a putty knife for extra stubborn paint chips, and a carbide scraper for those tough corners with failing paint. Removing the old, failing paint provides the new paint a sound surface for it to properly adhere to. This ensures the longevity of your new paint job.
Sanding Failing and Loose Paint
As a leading exterior house painting company in Vancouver, we use power tools such as orbital sanders and angle grinders to sand down those heavy ridges often left behind from just scraping alone. This ensures that your house looks nice and smooth when the final coat of paint is applied.
We prime anywhere there is a bare substrate (wood, Hardie siding, metal, stucco, etc) and any area that we’ve heavily sanded. This is because the paint won’t stick to bare substrates. The paint will, however, stick to a non-failing coat of paint. Often times, if your home is really chipping and uneven, we will take it a step further. Instead of just scraping and sanding, we will either use exterior spackle to smooth out the roughness, or mix a high-end primer with two tubes of 55-year siliconized acrylic caulk and roll it on to fill in the cracks. This works like a charm!
We caulk both wood and stucco. This ensures that no water gets behind the substrate and causes it to rot or delaminate. We use 55 year siliconized acrylic caulk, which has a ton of flexibility. This means that when your house shifts or your wood “breathes” (expands and contracts), the caulk flexes with it, instead of cracking, which would allow moisture in.
Bondo is a filler that dries as hard as concrete. We use it to repair holes in the wood on your home. It can be sanded smooth, primed, and painted.
Taping and Masking
One commonly used method for applying paint in Portland and Vancouver is spraying. This saves us time, which saves you money. The drawback to spraying paint is overspray. Overspray means getting paint on things it shouldn’t be on. This happens because the atomized paint particles travel through the air, and might go off course, particularly if it is windy or the pressure on the sprayer is too high. With this in mind, our crew is extremely careful to not only use shields but also protect your valuables from overspray. We use painter’s plastic and paper, as well as drop cloths, to cover things like glass on windows and doors, cars, landscaping, light fixtures, floors, concrete, etc.
We use a combination of three methods to apply paint: brushing, rolling and spraying. We typically opt for the most efficient method, as this saves you money. We usually spray the body of your home and brush and roll the fascia and window trim.
As for the paint itself, we use high-grade paint from Sherwin Williams or Miller Paint. We always write the specific product the job is bid for on our contracts, not just the paint manufacturer, so you know what you’re actually paying for.
Final Walk-Around/ Inspection
Our team of exterior house painters will walk around your home with you and meticulously study our work to ensure you’re happy with everything. We happily provide you with blue tape to mark anything and everything you would like to have improved. Only once you are completely satisfied with our exterior painting services, do we ask for the remaining balance.
Our crew does a daily clean-up, including the final clean up. Rest assured that all paint chips will be vacuumed up, all equipment will be taken with, all masking will be taken down, and all lawn furniture and hoses will be put back.
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Interior Home Painting
Your home is your biggest investment but it is also a reflection of who you are. This is evident in your interior design aesthetics, right down to the color choices you make for your walls. While the exterior of your home is what makes the first impression, your interior walls are what set the mood and the tone. So investing in proper interior painting in Portland Vancouver is a critical component of enhancing the aesthetics of your home’s interior.
Our job here at Renovate Guys Painting & Remodel is to provide you with more than just fantastic final results. We are also the resource that you need to be able to trust in so that you may get the advice you need for the color selection process. This is the best approach to take in order to end up with an interior paint job that you will be able to love, for years to come.
We also invest the work that is necessary to create a smooth surface to paint on; you need a canvas to start with that is blemish-free. We rely on a wealth of knowledge in the industry that spans over 20 plus years of hands-on experience. As a result, you benefit from the training, skill and expertise we draw from to provide you with superior craftsmanship. Let Renovate Guys be your preferred Washington painting contractor, and rest assured you will get top quality interior painting results.
Professional Interior Painting Services for Residential & Commercial Clients
Renovate Guys Painting & Remodel works with both residential and commercial clients, providing exceptional results. While the walls are the primary focus, we also provide interior painting services that include:
- Crown Moulding – Why paint just the walls when you can also improve upon this style of striking trim moulding?
- Bookshelves – The look of your bookshelves can speak volumes about your household so let us help you make them really stand out.
- Doors – Doors take a lot of daily wear and tear and quality repainting can help to completely transform the look.
Envision a world of color and then let our skilled Vancouver interior painting contractors masterfully bring that vision to fruition.
Leading Interior Painting Service Provider in the Portland Vancouver Area
Do you want your walls to be a stunning backdrop or become the focal point of the room? Either way, the quality of the paint work that is invested into your interior paint should be top notch.
The painting we do is only as high quality as the supplies we use, just as even the best paint is only going to look as good as the work that goes into applying it. You get the best of both in every project that we take on here at Renovate Guys Painting & Remodel.
Painting is a great way to give your space a fresh look. But, did you know that it also protects your home? Our interior painting services help protect your house from daily wear and tear and shields the walls and trim from moisture. Painting is a win-win! If you need a hand with interior painting, trim painting, or caulking work, Renovate Guys in Portland Vancouver area is the painting company for you. We can also assist with exterior painting projects.
Interested? Let’s connect at (503) 850-0002
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We can help you create a new space that is current with the latest trends, or as classic as the city of Portland Vancouver is itself. Our goal is to help you achieve a kitchen that is both visually remarkable, as well as fully functional for your every day needs. Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to kitchen remodeling in Washington Oregon.
The same holds true for your bathroom. There is no reason to settle for ordinary when you could have extraordinary. Stop seeing your bathroom as something that is merely utilitarian when we can transform it into a spa-like space that exudes luxury and relaxation.
Let us show you the options that you have for total transformation. Quality should always matter, when it comes to your residential or commercial property, and this should most certainly extend to include your bathroom. Give us a call today to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sheen should exterior be?
For the sheen of your exterior, we recommend using a flat paint because it hides any imperfections your home might have much better than a paint with a high sheen does. Flat paint is also less expensive to apply, and significantly easier to touch up in the future.
How long does a paint job take?
How long a paint job takes depends on the condition of the house, what all needs to be painted, how many coats, how many colors, what sheen, how big the house is, how long it’s been since it was last painted, etc.
How long does a paint job last?
How long a paint job lasts depends on weather, what substrates your house is made out of, what kind of paint was used, how many coats, etcetera. Generally speaking, one of our paint jobs will last at least 10 years on stucco, and 5-7 years on exterior wood.
What kind of paint is the best?
Every paint manufacturer has a good, better, best paint. With that said, we think Dunn Edwards or Sherwin Williams makes the best paint. Their products are very high quality and quite comparable. Dunn Edwards’ paints are usually slightly less expensive.
How long should exterior paint job last?
How long an exterior paint job lasts depends on weather, what substrates your house is made out of, what kind of paint was used, how many coats, etcetera. Generally speaking, one of our paint jobs will last at least 10 years on stucco, and 5-7 years on exterior wood.
How often should you paint your house?
For the interior of your house, we recommend painting at least every 10 years depending on the amount of traffic you get. If you decide to rent out or sell your house, we suggest having it painted before doing so. It will increase the likelihood that the house sells or rents, and will increase the overall value.
How many coats of paint should you do?
For interior painting in Vancouver, we recommend at least two coats, particularly for coverage reasons. Sometimes, if you use the exact same paint, color, and sheen, you can get away with one coat, if you’re on a tight budget.
For exterior painting, we also recommend two coats, both for coverage and for durability.
Are you insured and bonded?
Yes, we are insured and bonded. We have a $12,000 Washington Contractor’s bond and have a $1,000,000 aggregate liability insurance policy.
Are you licensed?
Yes, we are licensed.
What if we find dry rot?
If we find dry rot in the painting process, we will ask you if you’d like us to make a temporary fix such as bondo, or, if you’d like to replace the wood entirely. Fortunately, our crew also does wood replacement, so you don’t have to hire a separate contractor.
Who will be there to answer my questions or to address any concerns I may have throughout the project?
Our founder, Andy Bauman, will be on every jobsite both painting and overseeing the project to address any concerns our clients have. Andy not only does the estimates, but also does the painting to ensure that what was promised during the estimate gets fulfilled during the production process. In other words, the hand you shake, is the hand that paints.
Will you complete my job in a timely manner without interruption?
At Renovate Guys, we work consecutive weekdays (sometimes even weekends) until the job is done, weather permitting. We are known for our work ethic and short turn-around time.
What hours do your crews work?
We typically work 8 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday, but can be flexible at the client’s request. If you are in a serious rush, we can start earlier, and work later, including weekends.
What kind of prep work do you do?
For interior painting, we start our prep work process by removing all outlet covers, so we can paint behind them. We then protect the floors with both drop cloths and painter’s plastic. Next, we remove any curtain or towel rods that would prevent us from painting the walls. All holes are then patched and textured as needed.
For exterior painting, we start our prep work process by power washing all the areas to be painted. We then scrape and power sand any chipping or peeling paint. Next, any areas that are heavily sanded or bare, get primed to ensure good adhesion. All cracks are caulked and holes filled. Finally, anything that isn’t meant to be painted is masked and protected.
Do you need any money down?
For a deposit, we only ask for 30% to book the project. The other 30% is collected when we start the job. The remainder isn’t collected until the job is complete and you are completely satisfied with the work.
Is the price I’ve been quoted the out-the-door price?
Yes, 98% of the time, the price we quote you is the out-the-door price. There are no hidden fees or taxes. Unless there is some substantial wood rot or unexpected additional work that was not evident or discussed during the estimate, the price will stay the same. We put all of the specific items to be painted, as well as the prep work, paint products, and colors in writing so there is no miscommunication.
Do you spray, or roll the paint?
We spray or roll the paint, or both, depending on the project. We are happy to bid the job out both ways at the client’s request. We’ve found that the best medium is to spray and backroll. Spraying the paint saves us time, which saves you money, while the backrolling promotes better adhesion. This method is truly the best of both worlds.