Historical Home Restoration and Painting
At SFW Painting, we specialize in historical home restoration in Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle. We have a passion for working on older homes. Our steadfast commitment to elite-quality work and exceptional customer service sets us apart from other Portland contractors.
In formulating a comprehensive project outline SFW Painting will describe in detail the process and timeline allocated to each step of the process. We are a respectful, courteous, and responsible team of professionals who take pride in the quality of our work.
Working on historical and vintage homes is a specialized skill set. Understanding the construction methods and materials used for these periods is crucial to these restorations.
We are happy to provide photo galleries and references for these specific restorations and also have some amazing content on our YouTube Channel.
Precision Prep Work
For optimal results on historical painting the most crucial step is the paint preparation work. All painting does is change the color. For a beautiful finished product, we roll up our sleeves and put in the effort and hard work to achieve the desired results of our clients. But before we get going, we make an efficient and well thought out order of operations. With historical homes you can’t always find replacement material for trim details or sidings. It is important to use a contractor that has a proven track record of success in abrading, sanding, and reshaping authentic woodwork.
Repairing Historical and Vintage Woodworking
A huge advantage working with SFW Painting is the access to our amazing carpentry staff at SFW Construction. Older homes often require at least some carpentry work, and our paint estimators will orchestrate a complete restoration to fit your needs. Whether it is siding repair, structural dry rot, crown molding, or special millwork details we have an in-house option to get the job done. Even with the best planning, a paint prep crew can discover some needed carpentry work during restoration.
At SFW Painting we have a solid plan and team in place to handle those eventualities. No need to put the project on hold, we can address the issue immediately with our amazing carpentry crews.
Complete or Partial Paint Removal
Our clients want varying degrees of historical home restoration. Some want all, or most of the original paint removed to start with a fresh canvas. At SFW Painting we are a complete paint removal company as well. No need for us to find an additional contractor. We truly handle every aspect. Often that entails working with lead paint. All our paint crews are certified, lead-safe renovators. We will protect your property, and the environment, and perform the work correctly and safely.
We also offer lead paint encapsulation. After removing the flakes, defects, and failing paints we can use a specialized bonding primer to encapsulate the existing lead paint.
Historically Accurate Color Palettes
From Colonial to Victorian, SFW Painting offers a paint palette for nearly every incarnation of the American architectural style. With both interior and exterior color pallets available. When can help you choose colors that are historically accurate to your home, historically appropriate for the time period for when your home was built. At SFW Painting we use the best paints to complement your sense of style and provide you with a long-lasting and durable paint job. The professionals at SFW Painting understand the importance of delivering excellent style, beautiful colors, and long-lasting quality.