We get the tough jobs done! MTS Painting is known for taking on the tough painting jobs and keeping the job as reasonably priced as possible. Our contracting services never sacrifice our painter’s remarkable craftsmanship and job safety. As a smart buyer, how do you know that you have a tough painting job and need a thorough professional? Continue reading, and see if you have the tough job that needs more than your average painter.
- Does it have safety issues?
- Is it excessively chalky?
- Are there uncontrollable paint failures?
- Tricky substrates?
- Severe color changes?
- Special surface texture issues including drywall texture, stucco texture, wallpaper, or unwanted textured faux coatings?
- Substrate repairs such as: drywall, doors, wood trim, or stucco?
Painting those tall walls over a challenging stairwell should be left to professionals who are practiced in safe work practices and have the specialized equipment to keep the work efficient. MTS Painting’s crews are trained and use specialized safety equipment such as ladder jacks, scaffolding, ladder levelers, and planks, spray poles, extension poles, tall stepladders, even powered aerial lift equipment to access hard to reach areas. Many times we paint just those difficult areas for homeowners and they finish off the rest. No job is too big or small for the professionals at MTS Painting.
Where MTS Painting really shines is solving those tough surface prep issues. Our many years of local experience and thorough industry training have made us exceptional at diagnosing coating and substrate failures. Paint coatings have a limited lifespan and if left too much to their demise, can cause expensive prep issues.
At MTS Painting our specialty is repainting all kinds of residential, commercial and industrial structures. Dealing with existing surfaces and coatings are a way of life for our estimators and painters. Of course, the ideal approach would be to remove all (not just loose) existing paints to the bare substrate, but price-wise that’s not usually feasible, so our professional expertise has to balance between reasonable prep and a warrantable substrate. For most jobs that balance is simple, but some issues are not obvious and can cause huge failures that will require severe paint removal. This can happen sooner or later, and a professional can advise to this extent, and design the specifications accordingly. Again, all coatings fail, so let’s make it fail so it’s easier for the next paint job, whether you’re the future owner or not.
Complete paint removal is completed by abrasive blasting or chemical paint stripping. Large scale paint removal operations easily quadruple the paint job cost, and many times it’s easier to cover over major substrate issues rather than remove the coatings/weak substrates.
During the current recession many property owners have had to wait to complete exterior painting due to budget constraints. We are estimating more and more extremely heavy chalked structures, and we’re seeing many owners and contractors not preparing the surfaces properly. I predict many upcoming, difficult to deal with, paint failures due to a lack of adhesion to the microscopic granulars of the chalky substrate. It will be evidenced by small and large popping of the paint especially on fully exposed sides of the structure. And if one area fails, who’s to say the next area will not fail soon. Thus the competence of the estimator is crucial, as is the choice of hiring a professional painting contractor, to ensure the job is done correctly.
By Randy Fornoff