Prepping a Greystone house for exterior painting in Birmingham, AL

It occurred to me today that everyone always shows off their before and after photos, but no one really shows the ugly prep phase. It ain’t pretty, but it’s essential. Clicking on the photo below and zooming in will show you the state that the wood trim around the upper windows was left in after pressure washing. Raw, exterior wood requires oil-based primer before painting. The lower half has had this treatment and is now ready for paint. The transformation phase is not attractive – but it’s absolutely vital.

Concrete Pressure Washing in Homewood, AL

We pressure wash houses before we paint them, but most people ignore their concrete. It’s one of the quickest ways to make your house stand out in your neighborhood. There wasn’t quite as much room as I thought to fully spell out my company name, but at least this is less boring than a plain before and after. We offer driveway pressure washing services, concrete pressure washing, and of course exterior pressure washing. In the case of a paint job, it’s necessary not only to clean off things like mildew, algae, dirt, and spiderwebs, but also to blow off any paint that may no longer be adhered well to the surface, thus exposing weak areas that need to be scraped and primed so that I can ensure longevity of your new paint. This concrete has officially been Doctored(™), lol.

We are meticulous. We care. Really.

To call attention to something like this may seem like overkill. No one cares about what the paint looks like directly under the countertop where no one ever looks. At least, that’s what the last painter thought. Either that, or they were physically unable to make the cut (pun intended, since using a paint brush to paint right up close to objects where the roller couldn’t reach without making a mess is called cutting in). To me, it is part of the wall and must be painted. It’s the little details that add up to a complete whole. There’s a reason why I keep busy during the winter and yet have other painters calling me nonstop looking for work. It’s because I do everything in my power to make my customers happy. And we only require payment upon completion, not up front. I don’t get my money until YOU are happy and I run my business that way on purpose. So… which painter are you going to use to take care of your house?

On the left, the ugly old gold-ish 80s paint scheme by painters who didn't care about their cut. On the right, 10 seconds later, the first coat cut-in by yours truly.