Professional Exterior Painters in Katy, TX
Finding reliable interior or exterior painters in Katy area can be a real challenge.
If you ask someone whether they are pleased with their painting contractor immediately after hiring them, it is too soon to tell.
Yes, it is possible that the contractor used the appropriate primer and paint. They may have been meticulous in their lines, as well as being conscious of your home… But none of it will tell you whether the paint will stand up over time.
There are five key factors that cause paint to fail prematurely, which I hope you consider the next time you need your home painted. The fact is that I don’t think most painting businesses actually practice these.
Since the early 1990s, Klappenberger & Son has been painting houses in Katy, so we’ve seen a lot of what works and more importantly, what doesn’t.
The 5 Principles to a 7 Year Warranty:
- Power washing properly
- Using a moisture meter
- Choosing the right primer
- Apply two topcoats of premium paint
- Working under the proper weather conditions
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#1 Exterior Painter in Katy, TX is Klappenberger & Son
Many exterior painters in Katy only want to do the painting. However, Klappenberger & Son wants to be your one-stop shop.
We have 33 years of experience and knowledge to assist you in improving your house and protecting it from the elements.
We can not only help you with painting, but we can also assist you with carpentry and other handyman projects around the house.
This makes us a one-stop shop for all your home improvement needs.
Exterior Painting in Katy: What Makes Us Different?
Key Principal #1, Proper Powerwashing
We let the chemicals do the work rather than high pressure when power washing or pressure washing your outside. We leave the high-pressure to Time Share salespeople.
The home is cleaned of any dirt or pollen that has accumulated using the least amount of chemicals as possible.
Don’t worry, these cleaning products will not harm your plants or flowers!
FYI – a surface must stay wet for 15 minutes with chlorine to kill mold spores.
Check out ours FAQs about power washing here.
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Key Principal #2. The Moisture Meter
It is difficult to feel any wood and assess whether or not the moisture level is adequate for painting. And, believe it or not, the majority of painters do not have access to a moisture meter (which measures moisture levels).
This essential tool is just as important as a paint can opener.
Paint peeling is most often caused by moisture.
Almost all paint requires the moisture content to be below 16%.
Few exterior painters in Katy TX use or even own a moisture. There are many reason why paint peel. However, painting when the surfaces are moist is among the most common.
Principal #3. Choosing the Right Primer
There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to exterior primers. Not all primers are made equal regardless of whether you’re painting Georgia Pine or Canadian Pine.
What happens if you choose the wrong primer? The paint will start to peel away.
Because the wood, primer, and top coat of paint are not expanding and contracting at the same pace, the wood will warp and crack.
Because of the seasonal climate changes in Houston, it is critical that all three surfaces expand and shrink at the same pace.
Klappenberger & Son will provide you with knowledgeable advice about which primer would be ideal for your specific surface as a client.
#4. Exterior Painting in Katy: Should You Choose One Coat or Two?
In addition to ensuring that the guarantee is kept, two coats of paint will increase the life of your home’s paint job by many years.
The photo on the right shows where someone brushed the perimeter and seams before rolling the outer wall with a roller.
The sections that got two coats of paint had far more paint left than the others.
According to industry norms, a second coat of paint adds about 30-35 percent to the overall cost of the project. When you consider that it has the ability to increase the paint job’s lifespan by 5 years, it is an excellent investment.
#5. Proper Weather Conditions
What is the best season for exterior painting? We get this question a lot.
Before painting, it is recommended by manufacturers to allow the temperature to drop below 90 degrees Fahrenheit and rise above the mid-’30s for at least 24 hours. Paint can lose its ability to cure completely if it freezes before it has had a chance to dry fully.
It’s also possible that if it rains soon after the surface has been painted, the moisture will soak through the paint, causing bubbles to form.
Because of this, it’s best to wait a few more days until the chance of rain is less than 30-40 percent for the next 24 hours.
Unfortunately, many painting contractors do not follow this professional standard. Instead , they try to finish it as fast as possible and then go on to the next job.
Given that we offer warranties on our outside painting services, we follow a number of best practices, one of which is paying close attention to the weather.
We Are Your #1 Exterior Painting Company in Katy
Not only do we have a thorough understanding of painting, but we also have some excellent carpenters on staff.
We service all exterior repair work, whether it’s rotting board trim or a loose railing. Contact us now!
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