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INTERIOR PROCESS:

  • Before the start of the job, we will consult with you to help you determine what colors will work best for your project.
  • With any color change, it is recommended that two coats of paint are applied to ensure that the color does not bleed through. If the color chosen is really bright or dark, additional coats may be required. If this is the case, we will outline the additional cost.

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The Day Work Begins:

  • Workers will typically begin work between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  • Workers will typically work 8 hour days.
  • The first day of work begins with the following preparation:
            Floor and Furniture Protection ~ To fully protect your floor and furniture, 
                we use Plastic to cover your carpets and resin paper to cover your hardwood floors and tile. 
            Electrical Plate and Light Fixture Removal
            Taping / Masking Where NeededWoodword Preparation 
             ~When doors, cabinets, baseboards, or crown molding are included, 
                we will do a TSP wash (degreases) or use a deglosser (liquid sandpaper). 
                This process is followed by sanding, caulking, priming where needed, and finish coat(s).
            Caulking ~ Areas that needed to be caulked (corners, joints, etc.) 
            Patching of Nail Holes in Walls
            Walls that have Semi-gloss paint will receive TSP wash           
  • After all prep work is complete, the finish work will begin.
  • When all work is complete.

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CABINET FINISHING & REFINISHING:

As a way to give a reasonably priced face-lift to your cabinets without spending a fortune on all new cabinetry, why not consider cabinet refinishing? Also, give your already new cabinets the appearance you exactly want.

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EXTERIOR PROCESS:

  • Before the start of the job, we will consult with you to help you determine what colors will work best for your project.
  • With any color change, it is recommended that two coats of paint are applied to ensure that the color does not bleed through. If the color chosen is really bright or dark, additional coats may be required. If this is the case, we will outline the additional cost.

Click below to see photos of Residential Exteriors

The Day Work Begins:

  • Workers will typically begin work between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  • Workers will typically work 8 hour days.
  • We ask you to move any "not-to-be-painted" items away from the side of your home.
  • We ask you to provide a spot where we can set up and keep our tools and equipment.

Pressure Wash

  • The pressure washer will knock some of the falling paint off of the house. This will create paint debris around the house and most of this will be cleaned up by the completion of the job.
  • The pressure washer sprays a high powered stream of water at the house and water will enter the house through any open windows or windows that are not well sealed. Please be sure to inform us of any areas where water may enter the house.
  • Mildew treatment will be done if needed.
  • Pressure washing often leaves windows sticky so it is best to have the windows cleaned after the house is washed and painted, not before.

Scraping

  • Scraping will be done to all areas where the paint is loose.
  • Scraping is designed to remove any falling paint. Most of the scrapings will be cleaned up by the end of the job.
  • Small areas will need to be scraped again following the application of primer or paint because some paint will be pulled up from the surface following these applications.

Sanding

  • We will feather sand areas where the paint has failed and the material below is showing, unless otherwise clarified in the contract. Feather sanding is designed to reduce the visibility of the ridge that is created by the paint failures. Sanding will not eliminate the paint ridges. It will only reduce the visibility of them.
  • Light sanding is done on glossy and certain other unpainted surfaces to create a "bite" on the surface for the latex primer to adhere to.

Priming

  • We will prime areas as indictaed in contract. If priming is not indicated, we will spot prime where needed.

Caulking

  • The caulk that we use is latex, water-based material. As caulking material dries, it will shrink about 30%. It is designed to seal cracks that are not larger than 1/8 inch.
  • We caulk all areas around the home that were previously caulked. These areas include window and door trim.
  • Most wood siding is not designed to be caulked due to the amount that they shift and move. When they are caulked, the caulking often pulls away from the wood siding. We do not caulk these areas.

Stucco Preparation

  • If there is loose or failing paint on stucco, then this will be scraped or wire brushed.
  • Cracks that are larger than a hairline crack but smaller than 1/8 inch will be caulked. This is textured to blend in with the stucco. Such cracks may still be noticeable after the paint application. Hairline cracks will be left alone to be filled in by the paint which will be sprayed on and back rolled to minimize the appearance of these cracks.
  • Larger cracks and smaller holes can be filled with a stucco patch.
  • Holes that are larger than a half-dollar, unless very shallow, cannot be fixed using a stucco patch and must be fixed prior to our arrival.

Masking

  • When spraying is necessary, all windows will be masked. The masking used is a thin layer of plastic sheeting that will be taped over the windows. The masking will remain over the windows from 1-3 days while sprayingis being done around the house.
  • Other areas that will be masked around the house include the ground, roofline, and other areas that are not to be painted.
  • Trees, plants and shrubs around the house will be covered up. However, if they are touching the house or if they are very large, they may get some paint on them.
  • Some small plants or flowers may get flattened due to the covering that is used.
  • In order to work around the house, we must be able to walk around the house. Plants that are close to the house may be unavoidably stepped on.

Painting

  • We will spray all areas that can be sprayed. On medium to thick stucco, and on some wooden surfaces, the area will be back-rolled as well to push the paint in and to give a more even and uniform finish.
  • All areas that cannot be sprayed will be rolled if possible.
  • All areas that can not be rolled or sprayed will be applied by paint brush.

THE ELASTOMERIC PAINTING SYSTEM:

The most serious problems with stucco, masonry and concrete structures are cracks and water damage. These materials are rigid. As your home settles or undergoes thermal expansion, cracking will occur.

THE SOLUTION: While ordinary house paints can make your home look beautiful for a while, the Elastomeric Coating System makes a flexible layer that seals and weatherproofs these sponge-like surfaces with a water repellent coating. Better adhesion helps to inhibit inside moisture which comes through the walls. This moisture can push the exterior paint away from the surface, which can cause blisters that will crack and peel. The elasticity inherent in this paint allows the coating to stretch and shrink with any extreme heat, cold, humidity or if the building is jarred by an earth tremor. It is dirt resistant and water resistant. The ultra-violet stability slows down the aging process from the sun and the elements.

When We Are Finished:

  • After work is complete, we will walk around with you to make sure everything has been done to complete satisfaction.
  • Payment is required when all work is complete.

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VENETIAN PLASTER:

For an "Old World" look and an extra elegant touch, consider doing one room or your entire house in an extra special finish. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans appreciated the beauty of polished lime plaster. In the 1500's, builders in Venice, trying to make buildings as light as possible, enhanced lime plaster with marble dust to simulate the look of marble without the weight. This technique, known as Venetian plaster, can make an ordinary ceiling or wall into something EXTRAORDINARY!

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FAUX FINISHES:

For a similar "Old World" feeling and look that can be achieved with Venetian Plaster, but at a more economical price, why not try one of our faux finishes?

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EPOXY FLOORING:

Turn gray, lifeless, stained and cracked concrete garage floors into a granite-like, showroom quality floor.

Epoxy is a tough, long-lasting coating that you paint onto concrete. It resists grease, oil and many other substances that would ruin ordinary paint. It cleans easily and can be done in a variety of colors. This way you can keep your garage floor sparkling clean and attractive for years.

Not all concrete floors are the same and not all will hold a coating. That said, we will help you assess your concrete's condition and consult with you in how best to proceed with the job.

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For more information on all these services and more, please contact us at (760) 744-0099

or

email us at greg@pacificpropainting.com

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