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 irregularities. It 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.
- 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.