Our Exterior Painting Steps
We believe it starts with the prep work. Like anything else in life, you get out what you put in. There is no point in spending your money on expensive products and finishes if your contractor isn’t willing to do the dirty work.
First, we pressure wash your home’s exterior for mildew, moss and grime removal. It is important that all of the loose dirt is removed. After that, the house is given a chance to dry. Next, we scrape all of the loose paint onto drop cloths for disposal. We have specialty bonding primers available upon request. We use NP-150 SONOLASTIC caulking to ensure you are protected from the Portland area elements.
We believe the primer is just as important as the paint itself. We use only the best paints and primers from Sherwin Williams, Miller, and Rodda.
Our professional team of paint crews are ready with brushes, sprayers, and rollers. We have experience working on everything from single story, one and two color homes to multi-story homes with multiple colors of trim and different colored fascia and walls!
How do you go about choosing colors?
Portlanders have their own tastes, especially when it comes to exterior painting. At SFW Painting, we make sure your personal style shines through. We welcome your input so we can have a good understanding of your tastes. This is your home. Our job is to listen to you and make sure that you get exactly what you are looking for. What is your vision? Are you going for a classic style, reminiscent of how your home may have been originally painted? Are you hoping to modernize an outdated look with all new colors and accents? Not only does SFW Painting deliver the highest-quality painting for your home’s exterior, but we pride ourselves on delivering to you the precise color scheme and style to suit your taste and put a smile on your face.
See for yourself why SFW Painting is the company that Portland homeowners call first for exterior painting !
Need the inside of your home painted? We also offer award-winning Interior Painting.
Professional Painting Products used by SFW Painting
There are a lot of good paints on the market these days and if you already have a brand that you like we can certainly accommodate those needs. That said, we do have a few paint products that we recommend and, of course, we like to stay local whenever possible. These Portland Oregon paint brands are high quality that have stood the test of time and have shown themselves to be a cut above many of the other products we have tried.
Rodda Paint Horizon
Rodda Horizon is one of the earliest Portland Oregon paint brands to truly perfect a ‘green’ or environmentally friend paint product. It boasts no VOC’s for it’s interior paint and extremely low VOC’s for its exterior paint. These are, of course, important factors. VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound and these are generally not something you want lingering around your home. However, the real question is, how does it perform? Review after review (and our own testing) have shown that this high quality paint stands the test of time, goes on smooth and thick with a better than average coverage rate, and does it all with almost no odor whatsoever. If using quality paint that focuses on being environmentally friendly is important to you, look no further than Rodda Horizon.
Although not technically a Portland brand, Sherwin Williams is a popular choice among Portland painting contractors and its stores can be found all over Oregon. Sherwin Williams Emerald paint is an exterior & interior acrylic latex paint renowned for its stain blocking technology. In fact it’s considered best-in-class for performance in the stain blocking category. This can be especially useful on lighter colors or those walls in your kids room that tend to get a little bit messier than the rest of your home. The stain blocking technology in this paint literally stops stains from penetrating thus practically eliminating water streaking, scuff marks, spotting, and just about anything else you can throw at it! Emerald also has such a good coverage rate that it can even go right over a darker color. How many paints can offer that?
Miller Paint Evolution
Miller Paint has been around for a very long time and, like Rodda and SFW Painting, is a local company. Miller Paint has done it right with Evolution, a truly perfect interior paint when it comes to color and texture. The Evolution series boasts many unique and high quality finishes in a wide variety of modern colors. The artist in you will adore these rich textures and thick smooth coating that Miller Paint offers.