Project Overview

This South Tulsa house was in pretty bad shape before we got our hands on it.  The paint was peeling badly,  large cracks throughout the caulk, and several areas of severe rot.  We replaced 1 full sheet of t1-11 siding which was very badly deteriorated.  We replaced several sections of brick molding around windows, and we replaced a significant amount of fascia board running along the roof.

More Info

General Painting Process

After replacing all of the rotted areas on the house, we followed our standard procedure for exterior paint work.  We power washed the exterior to remove built up dirt and grime.  We then scraped all the peeling paint away with hand scrapers.  Priming comes next.  We use a high grade exterior wood primer on all bare spots.  Next we caulk.  This house had a significant amount of caulk damage.  A lot of it was cracked.  A lot of the caulk was simply missing.  And a lot of the caulk was never done in the first place.   After removing as much failed caulk as possible we re-caulked the house with Sherwin williams 950A Caulk.  It is a siliconized latex caulk that is rated for 35 years.   It goes on smooth and lasts a long time.  We used over 2 cases of caulk on this one house.

After all the prep was finished we used Sherwin Williams Super Paint (25 year warranty) to paint the body of the house.  We used our Spray – Brush – Spray method throughout.  The trim was all hand painted using the same product.

Colors and Paint

The colors on this house were custom matched to match the previous color.  we had to find areas where the paint wasn’t faded and take a sample into the paint store for custom color matching.  It turned out great.

Sherwin Williams Duration Exterior was used throughout.

Repairs

We see this kind of rot all the time when a fascia board is positioned right along the roof line. The underside of the fascia is never primed or painted because it is so close to the roof.  Water is able to soak into the board and it rots away.  We solve this problem for the future by making sure to paint the bottom of the boards before we install them.  Another solution, though a little more expensive, is to use a plastic or composite board instead of wood.  These plastic boards never rot.

Most Recent Entries