Painting in Baldwin Park

This week, we completed another exterior house painting project in Baldwin Park. This project was at the Negron Residence on Shaw Lane. This was a 4,000 square foot project with tons of detail and a high degree of difficulty. This house is technically a 2 story but had a 3rd story section on the front. The 2 sides of the house were 40+ feet in height. Due to the height of the sides and the small spaces between the heighboring houses, we brought in a 60′ boom lift. For safety, quality and Workers Compensation purposes, i feel it is always in the best interest of everyone involved to use high reaches. There is no question at those heights, you can provide much better quality workmanship than using ladders.

This beautiful home was definitely in need of a facelift. The existing paint on the house was completely faded, quite a bit of mildew growth on the walls, trim and pvc handrails, and a lot of hairline stucco cracks.

The first thing we had to do was to get this house thoroughly cleaned. We use an eco-friendly cleaner during our pressure washing process. Our eco-friendly cleaning solution removes mildew, mold, algae, dirt and all other contaminants while causing NO harm to your landscaping and ecosystem. Do not allow a contractor to use chlorine or household bleaches. These are very harmful products. I think we have all seen what it does to your plants. Most contractors use such products because they are a lot cheaper than using what they should be using.

Secondly, we had to deal with the hairline cracks. Due to the amount of cracks, i recommended using Sherwin Williams Loxon XP High Performance Waterproofing Coating to Mr. Negron. He agreed. When applying a patching compoung to stucco, you obviously change the existing texture of that surface. When you paint over the patched cracks with your typical premium paint, you can always see exactly where the patches are. These patches marks are even more noticeable on smooth sand finish stucco. This particular house has smooth sand finish stucco. The use of the Loxon XP eliminates this problem. I will explain the benefits below.

The benefits to using Sherwin Williams Loxon XP:

•           High Elongation (bridges cracks without using fillers & the cracks DO NOT reappear)

•           Prevents Water Penetration

•           Flexible & highly permeable (allows vapors to pass without getting trapped)

•           Breathable (will not bubble)

•           Resists Efflorescence (resists white crystalline or powdery deposits from forming on the surface of the stucco)

•           Hides unsightly caulk lines

Sherwin Williams Loxon XP is a thick, elastic coating that hides hairline cracks, patches and surface irregularitiesIt eliminates the passage of water to interior surfaces, even in wind-driven rain conditions. Also, Loxon XP holds its true color, unlike elastomeric paint.

Next, we applied Sherwin Williams Resilience to all of the trim. In my opinion, the best finish paint on the market. I will give a brief description of the product below.

Resilience Premium Paint is the perfect choice for residential and commercial exteriors. It has excellent hide, the easiest brushability of any of our exterior coatings and exceptional resistance to moisture.

Product Features

  • Excellent hide and durability unmatched by the competition.
  • Provides resistance to moisture 50% faster, so you can paint later in the day with confidence and less concern about dew or impending rain.
  • Meets or exceeds stringent environmental regulations with a low 50g/L VOC.
  • Flows and levels for a smooth finish.

When it comes to residential painting in Orlando, we lead the way with our unmatched quality of workmanship and the use of the best available products. Our experience, attention to detail and my absolute strive for perfection shows through on every one of our painting projects.

We finished off this painting project by re-coating both the front porch and the back porch using H&C Solid Color Concrete Stain. When applying any kind of floor coatings, we always incorporate a non-skid additive to help prevent slip and falls.

In conclusion, i am very proud of my team for the hard work they displayed on this project. It definitely had it’s challenges. The house looks amazing!  Most importantly, my customer is extremely happy with our results.

When looking for painters in Baldwin Park, call Central Florida’s Superior Coatings. We have many satisfied Baldwin Park customers.

How to choose a legitimate Industrial Painting Contractor in Orlando?

We here at Central Florida’s Superior Coatings are a true Industrial Painting Contractor. We service such major clients as Taylor Farms Inc., The Sherwin Williams Company, CBRE & The Orange County Convention Center on a regular basis. We have the experience, proper training, certifications and the equipment to handle any project.

When painting industrial facilities, it is extremely important that your contractor has extensive knowledge on the many different types of  industrial coatings. The coatings applied have to hold up to daily wear and tear. In some cases, they must hold up in very harsh environments. Different environments could include:  extreme cold, extreme heat, wet conditions, etc. There are many different elements to take into consideration when choosing the correct products to use. We have the experience and education to ensure that we are applying the proper coatings.

We are up to date on all of the newest and latest application methods. We are also 100% educated on all of the latest specialty coatings, mixing times, sweat in times and their proper reducers for thinning and cleaning.

We also use the correct coatings at each individual facility.  For example, when working in food processing plants, all coatings must conform to USDA/FDA Standards.

Industrial coatings provide aesthetic beauty to these facilities and also protect big investments. There is no room for error.

In Orlando and the surrounding cities, the crew at Central Florida’s Superior Coatings are the Industrial Painting Contractors of choice.

One of  our specialties is applying steel structure coatings. Steel structure coatings are crucial for the longevity of your steel structures. We all know that steel itself is extremely strong but it is also very susceptible to corrosion.

There are several conditions that cause corrosion:

  • Extreme sunlight/heat
  • Cold weather
  • Salt water and/or salt air
  • Moisture

Epoxy primers are excellent corrosion inhibitor coatings to apply as an undercoat before applying epoxy or polyurethane finish coatings.

Epoxy coatings are very commonly used in corrosion control. They are highly durability and are very resistant to chemicals, water and heat. Epoxy coatings also possess amazing adhesion properties.

Polyurethane coatings are also fantastic for exterior steel structures. These coatings contain a very high amount of UV Inhibitors which fight against fading. These products also possesses amazing adhesion properties. These products are also commonly known as corrosion control coatings.

We have applied many different types of corrosion control coatings to:

  • Tanks
  • Silos
  • Water towers
  • Generators
  • Buck Ramps
  • Locomotives
  • Metal buildings
  • Bridges

Lastly, there are many different aspects of industrial painting. It truly takes a lot of knowledge and experience to understand what it takes to handle these particular projects in the correct matter. Choosing the right products and applying them correctly are vital in industrial environments. There is expensive machinery that needs to be protected. Food safe-non skid floors must be coated correctly to prevent slip and falls. In food processing plants, rust must be combated on a regular basis. Rust debris cannot be allowed to travel airborne and get into food products that the public consumes.

Please ask your contractor for Industrial references and follow up on them before signing any contract with his or her company.






Choosing a Painting Contractor

Choosing the correct painting contractor is extremely important. In the Central Florida area, there are so many to choose from. Make no mistake, there are several contractors out here that are knowledgeable about certain areas of painting. Example: Residential Painting or Commercial Painting or Industrial Painting. There are very few that can honestly say provide all 3 services on a daily basis. There are some very technical aspects of Industrial and Commercial Painting.

For starters, providing commercial painting services and industrial coating services, you must obtain higher amounts of general liability insurance, higher amounts of Workers Compensation coverages and commercial auto insurance coverage. That weeds most contractors out alone. The biggest factor that separates real commercial and industrial contractors from contractors who just say they are,  is the knowledge, experience, credentials & education.

When choosing an Orlando painting contractor or any contractor, please be very careful! Choosing the wrong contractor could turn out to be one of the biggest mistakes you will ever make. I will explain in detail.

MOST, i repeat, MOST painting contractors in Orlando and the surrounding areas are not running legitimate businesses. Believe me, the person who suffers the consequences for hiring a contractor who is not 100% on the up and up, is you the customer.

Let me explain, what most contractors do is come to your home or place of business and talk a big game about how great they are and what they’ve painted. Am i right? They tell you how big of a company they are and that they have a huge crew of guys to do the work. They always use the terms employees. Do not be fooled when you look out your window and see a few guys wearing the same company t-shirt. That certainly does not mean they are employees of a company. 90% of the time, those guys are just a group of guys that the smooth talking contractor pays a flat fee to. In return, they handle your project. The problem with that is, if one of those guys get hurt on your property, you will undoubtedly be getting sued!!!!! If he is not an actual real employee of the company, he is not covered under that contractor’s workers compensation policy.

Make the contractor provide paperwork on every man working on your property.

If the gentlemen working on your house are not actual employees of the company you signed the contract with. The only possible way you can ensure your protection against being sued is to make sure every person working on your property is carrying an inc. or llc, occupational license, general liability insurance & workers comp. Please protect yourself!

If you want to check and see if your contractor is being honest about telling you that he employs a lot of people, just visit the Florida’s Workers Compensation website and see what his actual payroll is. If he has a lot of employees, he should have a big payroll $ number. If it is a small number, well i think you just learned something about your contractor. This kind of deception goes on everyday.

These contractors are the ones who are stating that they will beat anyone’s price and other phrases to that effect. Legitimate painting companies obviously have bigger overhead because they are actually doing business legally. Therefore their prices will be higher than these fly by nighters. Also, companies such as mine that follow proper business practices, also take much more pride in their work as well.

When it comes to the service industry, cheaper will never be better. You are not buying an object, you are buying a service.

Orlando Painting Company

For over 20 years Central Florida’s Superior Coatings has been leading the way in the Central Florida painting industry.  We are a very well established Orlando painting company. We have an extremely loyal customer base. We are famous for our extensive product knowledge and high quality workmanship.

We service some of the biggest commercial businesses in the state of Florida. We have earned widespread acclaim for our ability to fight water intrusion & combating rust and corrosion. All buildings and houses at some point will have to deal with these problems. We at Central Florida’s Superior Coatings have the answers to these problems. Your water intrusion problems can be something as simple as stucco cracks and expansion joint sealant failure to actually voids in the concrete itself (vertical or horizontal). We know for ceratin exactly what materials to use and exactly what application processes to use to solve your problems. Most painting contractors in Orlando have no idea the proper way to actually combat water intrusion the proper way. Their idea of solving the problem is, shooting in tons of caulk into a crack or brushing on an elastomeric patching compound. An elastomeric patching compound is a great product. However, it only works on your basic hairline stucco cracks.

The jist of this blog is, you as a homeowner or business owner are spending your hard earned money, please please please research your contractor thoroughly. Some contractors will tell you anything to get a job. Make the contractor prove his body of work to you. Pictures and videos speak volumes. Before, during and after photos should be available for you to examine. These pictures should also illustrate the team of gentlemen who will be working on your particular project. Do these gentlemen appear to be professional, in uniform, well groomed & trustworthy??? These pictures should also show you the vehicles and trailers that will be parked outside of your place of business or residence. Do you want a true professional outfit with nice trucks , custom trailers and state of the art equipment outside your place of business or residence? Or would you rather have beat up trucks and rusty oil dripping vans outside your place of business or residence???

I can assure you when you hire Central Florida’s Superior Coatings for next painting project, you are hiring a true professional painting company. We not only take pride in our work, we take pride in how our company is displayed to the community! We are fully licensed and fully insured. That includes real workers compensation, not workers comp exempt. As a result of our unmatched surface preparation and the use of the best available products, we provide the longest written labor warranties in the industry.