As professional exterior painters, we excel at delivering outstanding paint finishes that leave a lasting impression. With expertise in surface preparation and precise paint application, we transform your home’s exterior into a stunning masterpiece, harmonising colours, textures, and finishes to match your vision and preferences.
Trust Davis Painters for flawless results that exceed expectations.
Preparation is the key to all great painting jobs and we follow our proven check-listed system to ensure nothing is left to chance. Sometimes preparation requires a little more than just sanding and scraping and if needed we have specialised trades people (builders, roofers, plasters, etc.) on hand to deal with these.
Our extensive preparation process may include:
– High pressure washing
– Scraping loose paint
– Filing holes and defects
– Replacing window putty
– Treating rust
Whatever else it takes to make the finished product immaculate.
Safety is top of the list when it comes to working around your home. Davis House Painters are proud members of www.sitesafe.org.nz and ensure each of our team regularly update their safety passport.
It is wise to choose a colour that it is lighter than the existing colour. If your house is painted in a dark colour, choosing a lighter colour can increase the costs because it takes more work to cover the dark. Don’t know the present colour? Find peeling paint, pull it off and take it to a paint store. They can match it. Dedicated paint stores tend to do a better job of this than home improvement stores. Want to change your colour? Then simply make the next colour darker than the present colour.
It’s hard to imagine a house that does not need to be washed down prior to painting. Just run a white t-shirt across the side of your house and witness years, or even decades, worth of accumulated grey soot and dust. Even in the most desperate of painting projects, it’s still recommended to wash down the house.
Washing down your house by hand is the most work-intensive end of the spectrum, but what’s the least you can get by with? If you own a pressure washer (this is the ideal), give it a twice-over on a warm day: once with the cleaning solution and then a rinse with clean water. No pressure washer? Hose it down. Even that’s better than no cleaning. Your two main goals:
While the entire house could benefit from a full coat of primer, it’s cheaper to prime only the problem areas, meaning things like raw wood and dried wood filler.
If you just have bare spots (instead of entire bare sections), a litre of primer will be enough. Brush it on and you’re done.
Summary: Hit unpainted and unprimed areas with primer, not the whole house.
Prep-work can equal the amount of time spent painting. Taping and covering will quash the enthusiasm of even the most patient homeowner. Doing a fastidious job on a house with many features can suck up an entire day’s work and more.
Scraping paint isn’t such a time-waster on its own. The problem, though, is that it’s like opening a Pandora’s Box. You scrape that little dollar-sized flake of paint, and it leads to more and more and more.
If the edges of the paint will stay down, leave it alone. The new paint will seal the edges and keep it down. It’s not a perfect seal, but it will hold for a while.
Rolling paint is the best of both worlds. You can cover the expanse quickly, and the paint goes down thick. It doesn’t require an entire day’s commitment. You can spend 45 minutes painting, toss the roller cover and be back at more important tasks, like surfing the Internet, watching TV, or playing with the kids.
The downside is that many types of siding don’t lend themselves to rolling.
Spraying requires a huge amount of preparation. Every single square inch of the non-paintable surface within 2 metres should be covered. But once you get going, spraying is incredibly fast. Besides the prep time, another downside of spraying is that you can only lay down a thin coat.
If this side of the house has grass instead of pavement, so much the better. Spray without laying down a drop cloth. Yes, the grass will get overspray, but the next couple of mowings will eliminate it.
Davis House Painters provides a detailed written quote – EVERY TIME.
Our quotes are simple to read and understand while providing all the necessary information to ensure you know that we know what we are doing. Our team work from the scope set out in your quote to ensure the job is finished on time and on budget.
In the unexpected situation where changes from the original quote are necessary due to either changes requested by you the client or from exceptional circumstances unforeseen at the beginning of the job, Davis House Painters has an effective change control process to ensure you are in control.
Are you ready to transform the exterior of your home?