Professional Exterior Painters in Richmond TX
I understand that finding reliable and affordable exterior painters in Richmond is daunting.
However, in just a few words I’d like to explain to you how we can provide you with 7-year warrantied work at a very fair price.
Since 1989, Klappenberger & Son has been painting homes, so we’ve seen a lot of what works and more importantly, what doesn’t.
We have created a two-step process to ensure the longevity of the paint and superior customer service while the painting is taking place.
Let’s start with discussing the warranty.
#1 Exterior Painter in Richmond, TX is Klappenberger & Son
Exterior Painting in Richmond: 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 our FAQs about power washing here.
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Key Principal #2. The Moisture Meter
It isn’t easy to feel any wood and assess whether or not the moisture level is adequate for painting. And, believe it or not, most painters do not have access to a moisture meter (which measures moisture levels).
This essential tool is just as crucial as paint can opener.
Moisture is the leading cause of paint peeling.
Almost all paint requires the moisture content to be below 16%.
Few exterior painters in Richmond, TX, use or even own moisture. There are many reasons why paint peels. However, painting when the surfaces are moist is among the most common.
#3. Exterior Painting in Richmond: 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, the 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.
#4. Proper Weather Conditions
What is the best season for exterior painting? We get this question a lot.
It is determined by the temperature.
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.
Klappenberger & Son Is Your One Stop Shop For Both Painting And Handyman Services
Many exterior painters in Richmond 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.
- Repair rotten wood with wood or composite
- Replace decks and handrail
- Screen porches
This makes us a one-stop shop for all your home improvement needs.
Whether your exterior siding cement board, vinyl, aluminum, brick or stucco we have additional information ready for you!
Typically we can get a detailed estimate to you within a couple of days.
We Are Your #1 Exterior Painting Company in Richmond
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 rotting board trim or a loose railing. Contact us now!
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