Exterior Painting

Your home is one of the most expensive purchases you will make in your lifetime, so it stands to reason that you will want to protect your investment. One way to do that, is to invest in the value of your home by painting the exterior. You may be wondering what some of the advantages are to painting your home's exterior, there are several. Painting your home's exterior will:
  • Increase your home's value.
  • Enhance curb appeal.
  • Protect exterior surfaces.
  • Inexpensively give you that needed remodel, or new look.

When painting, there are many factors to take into account, such as climate, color choices, current exterior condition and lead-based paint concerns. A knowledgeable professional will help you determine exactly what you will need to keep your home protected and looking beautiful for many years to come.

Lead-based Paint Removal

Many homes in Salem, Portland and surrounding areas have exterior paint containing dangerous levels of lead. Lead-based paint can be extremely harmful to inhabitants of a home, causing serious health issues and developmental problems in young children. In 2010 the Environmental Protection agency enacted laws to prevent contamination from these paints.
Through simple tests, a professional can help you determine if your home's exterior paint contains lead. If present, it is extremely important that you seek the help of professionals that are certified in lead paint removal. Some removal strategies include encapsulation, enclosure, removal or replacement. At Michael Angelo Exteriors, we are certified in lead-based paint removal and can determine the best abatement strategy for your home.

Exterior Painting Process

If you are unfamiliar with painting, it can be a tedious process, and there may be some things you overlook. However, when you hire professionals, such as Michael Angelo Exteriors, you can relax as they complete all the necessary steps involved.

You can relax as we:

  • Clean and pressure wash all surfaces.
  • Repair any damaged surfaces.
  • Remove any loose paint.
  • Caulk around trim, windows, and doors.
  • Prime and treat stains.
  • Protect doors, windows, and light fixtures.
  • And finally paint all exterior surfaces, including shudders, windows, trim, and doors.

Michael Angelo Exteriors only uses high-quality Sherwin-Williams and BEHR paints. These paints contain prime pigments and binders that provide brilliant color, resist stains, adhere well to old paints and primers, and resist cracking. These brands also contain other additives to give your exterior surfaces a superior finish that you just won't find with discount paints. When getting paint estimates for your home, be sure to ask the contractor exactly which brand of paint they will use and how long it is expected to last. High-quality paints such as Sherwin-Williams and BEHR last more than 20 years!

We have more than 25 years of experience in exterior painting. We are licensed, bonded, insured and follow all work safety guidelines. We are extremely knowledgeable and will keep your family's health in mind, especially when it comes to lead-based paint. We will be able to offer suggestions and help you pick out the right paint; one that will not only look good, but one that will protect your home. The quality and superiority of the job will be unmatched.

Exterior painting is a cost effective way to protect and add value to your home for many years to come. If you live in Salem, Portland OR or surrounding areas, and would like to find out more information, we would be happy to answer any questions you have. Please feel free to request a FREE estimate or give us a call at (503) 949-5371.