The foreman determined the steps that need to be done and organizes the job accordingly. Areas are prepared for painting services.
Remove ordinary dirt, cobwebs, spiders, bird nests, and more under eaves
Old nails and such are removed and holes filled. All loose, peeling, flaking, chipping paint is removed from fascias. Spot prime any bare wood.
All wood surfaces are cleaned, sanded thoroughly, and spot primed as needed.
All entrance doors are fully sanded and spot primed. Garage doors are fully sanded, holes patched and bare wood primed.
Caulk cracks around casings, windows and doors.
Cover plants with drop clothes; Plastic covering on delicate plants.
Gutters in good condition are sanded to "etch" the surface insuring the paint will adhere and bond to the surface.
Gutters and downspouts are scraped of loose paint and spot prime. Some houses require more stripping and scraping than others. Complete stripping is subject to additional charge.
Homes with excessive mold or mildew present may result in an additional charge for removal.
Holes or Cracks
All significant holes or cracks are filled in stucco walls with a suitable patching compound. Empire will fill holes and cracks NOT requiring a sub-contractor.
When stucco walls or the foundation is to be painted, dirt is removed several inches below the dirt line, and the wall brushed clean.
Remove and replace house numbers, mailboxes, lights, etc. Mask window and door openings, and concrete, to avoid overspray and paint splatter.