Exterior Painting Service
The exterior facade of a building is one of the vital aspects that contribute to the curb appeal. For a business establishment or home, outdoor spaces can make or break the owner’s first chance to impress visitors. And the painting on wood siding and deck makes up a significant chunk of any appealing outdoor area.
Like any exterior element, decks also may wither with age, and the paint fades. With proper maintenance, they last longer and remain lustrous. Choosing the right deck color and finish is essential. Here, we give some helpful pointers for picking the right color for your deck.
Seek inspiration from the surrounding
Commercial decks may sometimes serve as an extended office or reception area where clients and managers can meet. Hence, before painting on wood siding, it is crucial to check if the deck is part of the main structure. If there is more surrounding greenery, landscaping, living walls, and such, picking lighter shades of green, red, or orange may work well.
Sometimes, we also make use of contrasting colors that can enhance visual aesthetics. However, if the garden or outdoor hardscapes themselves are colorful, it is better to keep the deck color more neutral with grey, beige, or red-brown.
Consider the color scheme of the building exterior
As experienced residential and commercial painting professionals, one of the common mistakes is not paying attention to the exterior color scheme. Our experts advise property managers to have a deck color that complements the exterior brick and masonry painting.
When there are existing accents, trims, and colors, the new deck color should blend with the surroundings. Bright hues like red, brown, blue, and grey may suit traditional homes with stucco siding painting. On the other hand, modern homes with minimal outdoor elements can use grey or neutral colors.
Consider material type
Deck materials used for homes and businesses may be different, mostly because of the difference in foot traffic. For heavily-used commercial decks, aluminum and vinyl are good options, while homeowners may prefer wood, concrete, or brick patios. Various deck materials offer varying levels of flexibility in choosing a color palette.
Painting vinyl siding, wood, and composite decks is easy, whereas we can only stain concrete pavers. However, our exterior painting crew can handle any material and shine the entire outdoor structure.
Level of protection for the deck
Some outdoor decks are screened-in porches that can double as sunrooms. Some are partially shaded or use a retractable pergola canopy, and the rest stay fully exposed to the harsh sunlight.
Maintenance requirements for these areas differ, and so does choosing a color. We suggest home and business owners pick colors that last long and withstand external elements like sun, wind, and dust.
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What Is Stucco?
Stucco is a material made from cement, sand, lime, and water, that is applied in coats to the exterior of a house. This way it will look seamless, and also makes it solid and durable for all weather. The most common way we install stucco, and the traditional way, is applying the stucco mixture over a wood or wire lath on the exterior of the home.
Using stucco as your siding for your house is great because it is a material that will expand and contract with your home based on the weather outside, meaning cracks are less likely to happen. Stucco can easily last many years if you look after it, and care for it, properly.
How Many Coats Are Needed?
When applying stucco, you may ask yourself how many coats do you need applied to your home? This depends on the material that the stucco is going on to. Stucco can be applied to both masonry as well as wood-sheathed homes, but there is a little bit of a difference in how many coats you would have to apply.
If your home is already finished with concrete masonry, and you are looking to apply stucco on top of this – you will only need one coat. Applying one coat is a “scratch coat” because it is scratched onto the home horizontally with a comb-like tool. Applying stucco to concrete masonry is one of the best materials to install over because masonry is less likely to expand and contract with the weather.
This means that cracks in the stucco are less likely to happen. If you are applying stucco to a home that is only wood-sheathed, then this will require more preparation for the right stucco finish. Before even mixing the stucco, you need to have your house wrapped in a proper finish that is water-proof, then you will have to add a metal lath on top of that. The metal lath is to grip the scratch coat of the stucco so that the other layers will be able to stick as well.
DIY Or Leave It For The Professionals?
If you want to do it yourself, you definitely can. At most home stores, they sell a premixed stucco that all you have to do is add water, or you can buy each component and mix them. The process is extremely time-consuming (depending on the size of your home, and the weather conditions, it can take months) and difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing, or are just going along to a video tutorial.
Although you can DIY stucco, you really shouldn’t. Doing it yourself will take a long time, as well you may not get the finish you were hoping for; this is why you need the professionals to do it. Applying stucco is a hard job for someone who is not a professional, which is why most homeowners opt to hire a company with experience in stucco to do the job.
Hiring a professional to apply the stucco on your house means that it will get done correctly, and within a couple of weeks instead of the months it would take a homeowner to do it themselves.
The Advantages Of Stucco
There are many advantages to choosing stucco as the siding for your home. When you hire the right company, you want to make sure that they have expertise in the stucco application so that it is done right, the first time.
Rather than painting, you can add color to the mixture meaning that the stucco becomes tinted with the color which is great because you won’t have to worry as much about your color fading. However, over time, with conditions such as weather, the color can become drab which is when you should look into building painters who can come in and freshen up your home’s exterior.
Stucco is a siding that is worked on your house by hand, which means that you can be creative in the way you want it applied. You can ask your contractor to work in creative textures which will make your home stand out from the rest. Another great advantage of stucco is that it is one of the cheaper finishes for a home since it does not use expensive materials; you mostly be paying for the application.
One last advantage of using stucco for the siding of your home is that provides a great seal against the elements such as rain and snow. This is because it is seamless, meaning that no water or air-flow can get into the house.
How Much Does It Cost To Repair Stucco?
Now that we know what stucco is and why you should side your house with it, we should go over stucco repair. Although stucco is extremely durable, cracks can happen, as well as other wear and tear. Cracks and stains are the most common problems that occur with stucco, however, when you call the right company, there is no need to worry.
The price of the repair will depend on the damage that is done and will need to be discussed when we come to see your house, but the average stucco repair costs anywhere between 500 dollars and 1200 dollars.
Call The Stucco Repair Experts
If you want your stucco to be repaired properly, and with the highest standards, then you need to call JNC Painting and Drywall LLC. Based in Nevada, we will work hand-in-hand with you to see that your home is repaired to the best standards, and returns to its previous beauty. We can give you a free quote on the work, and have always had the most affordable prices!
Get in touch with us today to talk about returning your stucco siding to perfection!