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Painting Contractor Resources

Understanding Exterior Painting Prep

02/09/2024|

3 MIN READ

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.

9 Reasons To Paint Your Home’s Exterior

02/02/2024|

3 MIN READ

Discover 9 reasons to paint your home's exterior: enhance curb appeal, protect against elements, prevent mold, improve energy efficiency, boost structural integrity, raise property value, personalize your space, extend siding lifespan, and enhance your neighborhood's aesthetics with SFW Painting, your trusted local exterior house painting contractor.

No, We Can’t Just Paint Over The Rot

01/25/2024|

2 MIN READ

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.

House Paint Colors Of The Year For Home: 2024 Colormix

01/04/2024|

4 MIN READ

Sherwin-Williams' Colormix 2024 Anthology: Volume One marks a shift in design trends, focusing on nature-inspired hues from calming blues to vibrant greens. This year's forecast emphasizes deep, soothing tones, offering a sense of tranquility and connection with the natural world.

Caulking Is The First Line of Defense Against Window Leaks

12/29/2023|

2 MIN READ

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?

12/13/2023|

5 MIN READ
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.

Why Can’t You Just Paint Over Lead Paint?

11/21/2023|

3 MIN READ

Have you checked your home for lead paint? Do you see visible signs of cracking and peeling paint but can not confirm it’s lead? Buying or living in a home built in or before 1978, prior to the ban on the use of lead paint, can leave you wondering whether or not the house has lead paint.

How To Safely Remove Lead Paint From Your Home

11/12/2023|

6 MIN READ

Banned from residential paints in 1978, lead paint is in the majority of homes built before that year. Lead poisoning is caused by paint that is flaking, peeling, chipping, and chalking, or by dust during a repair project. However, by following the EPA guidelines, we can safely contain the dust and keep your home lead-safe and worry-free.

How Long Will It Take To Paint My House?

10/30/2023|

3 MIN READ
Starting a painting project can significantly enhance your home's look and protection. The timeline depends on your home's size, paint condition, and preparation. This post walks you through the painting process, focusing on exterior steps. Preparation, painting, and drying times vary for each project. Learn how long it will take to transform your home today.

How To Choose A Top-Rated Eco-Friendly Exterior Paint Contractor

09/30/2023|

3 MIN READ
Choosing the right exterior paint contractor is about more than just a fresh coat of paint—it's about making sustainable choices for your home and the planet. Our guide walks you through the steps to find a top-rated, eco-friendly professional who blends style, quality, and environmental responsibility.

How Accurate Are Free Estimates?

08/23/2023|

3 MIN READ
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.

Paint Color Trends To Increase Your Home’s Value

08/10/2023|

2 MIN READ
In 2023, traditional white walls for homes up for sale are becoming passe. Zillow found colorful interiors, especially charcoal gray kitchens, increased home sale prices. Social media's influence has encouraged homeowners to be more adventurous with color. Bold doors and shades like terracotta in bathrooms also boost property value.

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