Can You Paint Vinyl Siding?

By |2024-07-08T12:58:01-07:0007/08/2024|


Explore the dos and don'ts of painting vinyl siding in our detailed guide. Learn about selecting the right paint, preparing the surface, and applying techniques that ensure durability and enhance aesthetics. Get expert tips on maintaining your newly painted siding to keep your home looking great for years.

Understanding Exterior Painting Prep

By |2024-07-17T09:30:03-07:0006/06/2024|


Exterior painting transcends mere color application; it demands meticulous preparation, the cornerstone of any successful painting endeavor. This preparatory phase ensures optimal paint adhesion, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. Through detailed inspection, surface cleaning, sanding, caulking, and priming, we lay the groundwork for a finish that is both durable and visually striking.

Preventing and Removing Algae and Moss from Home Exteriors

By |2024-03-13T14:33:45-07:0003/13/2024|


Discover practical advice for tackling moss and algae on home exteriors. Our guide covers identification, effective removal methods, and prevention tips to keep your home looking its best. Learn about the conditions that promote growth and how to address them, ensuring your home's appeal and structural integrity.

No, We Can’t Just Paint Over The Rot

By |2024-01-25T09:47:53-08:0001/25/2024|


Painting over rot is a temporary fix that hides but doesn't solve the underlying issue. Rot, caused by prolonged moisture exposure, weakens wood and can lead to structural damage, health hazards, and increased repair costs. Proper treatment involves eliminating moisture sources, removing rotted wood, treating the area, and then repairing and painting the affected parts.

Caulking Is The First Line of Defense Against Window Leaks

By |2023-12-29T12:45:22-08:0012/29/2023|


SFW Painting addresses window leaks by focusing on caulking, a crucial but often overlooked aspect. We use premium BASF MasterSeal NP 1 caulking, ensuring a weather-tight seal. Our skilled team not only paints but also repairs or replaces damaged window trims, offering a comprehensive solution to protect your home.

What Does It Mean If Your Paint Is Bubbling or Peeling?

By |2023-12-19T12:51:29-08:0012/13/2023|

Discover the causes of paint bubbling and peeling, including moisture and preparation flaws. This guide offers practical steps to fix and prevent these common paint issues, ensuring durable, beautiful walls. Trust SFW Painting Contractor for top-notch advice and solutions to maintain your home's aesthetic appeal.

How Accurate Are Free Estimates?

By |2023-08-23T12:17:54-07:0008/23/2023|

When navigating home improvements like exterior painting, the question that often arises is, "How accurate are free estimates?" Their accuracy depends on various factors: your home's size and condition, material quality, and labor costs. At SFW Painting, we aim to provide the most accurate free estimates to help you plan effectively.

Top-Quality Exterior House Painting In Portland

By |2023-08-07T12:06:47-07:0007/21/2023|

Revitalize Your Home's Exterior with Our 3-Step Exterior Painting Process! At SFW Painting, we bring new life to your house by focusing on exterior painting prep and product selection. Thorough assessment, meticulous preparation, and expert paint application ensure quality and satisfaction.

How Do I Paint Straight Lines? Tips and Tricks!

By |2023-12-19T13:08:25-08:0004/14/2023|


Painting a straight line can feel like a difficult task! But don't fret … with a few easy techniques and a bit of practice, you will soon be cutting straight lines like a pro. SFW Painting is your go-to resource for painting tips and professional painting. We've painted homes throughout the Pacific Northwest and hope your home is next!

How To Choose The Right Paint Colors For Your Home

By |2023-12-19T14:31:07-08:0004/05/2021|


If you work with SFW Painting, we will have a professional paint consultant meet you at your house to help guide you through your interior paint palette. Having an experienced guide makes the process much easier and it will give you confidence that you chose the right paint colors for your home' new interior paint job.

Proper Masking And Taping Are Essential To Home Painting

By |2023-12-19T14:38:49-08:0011/30/2020|


Precision masking includes masking windows, floors, and personal items with the correct masking material, i.e., plastic film or masking paper for nonbreathable surfaces, landscape fabric for plants, and breathable areas. By ensuring tight masking on lead containment, it's also paramount for safety.

Proper Lead Paint Containment

By |2023-12-19T14:49:11-08:0011/09/2020|


As the Pacific Northwest leader in lead-safe renovations, SFW Painting can remove the old paint and give you a new look that brings out the best in your home. We pay special attention to detail during this process as we want to leave no lead dust particles behind! Lead paint removal and lead paint renovation is something we do well.