When you see rust on old pipes or furniture, the oxidization process has taken hold. This is actually what happens to paint after years in the elements, rain and relentless sunshine for example. You can easily tell when oxidization on a painted surface has begun to happen, just you rub you hand down a painted surface - a powdery residue comes off and lingers on your hand. People often ask when do you know it’s time to repaint. The example of oxidization beginning to happen is a sign, that the time to repaint has arrived and it’s only a matter of time before the total breakdown of the painted surface happens, and cracking and peeling begins.
Doesn't it get a bit frustrating whenever you ask for a home service quote and the answer always seems to be, 'Well, we will have to come and take a look, it's hard to say without seeing the job'? Or something like that. It's an adventure when trying to cost a job yourself before calling a pro to actually come out to cost a major home service or renovation knowing they will probably put pressure on, who needs that? Labor intensive home services are all over the place when trying to price a job. You don't know what to expect and home painting, being very labor intensive much like plumbing and carpentry for example, is no exception.
It’s time to start thinking about all of those outside home projects that didn’t get done at the end of last year. Maybe the fence was beginning to sag, or the deck started showing some wear and tear, or how is the house exterior paint holding up? With the type of weather that we are used to in Colorado, home surfaces take a real beating. Who doesn’t love sunshine and hot temperatures? But the sun’s rays take their toll and eventually your home is going to need fresh exterior painting to it looking new again.
In our travels looking for new paint ideas and innovations in materials we always come across products that surprise us. For example, Sherwin-Williams has a new revolutionary paint that has captured our attention. It contains products that give the paint the power to bacteria. Incredible, right? The product is called Paint Shield and is EPA Registered. Within two hours of the painted surface contact, the paint kills greater than 99.9 percent of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), and E. coli, and Enterobacter aerogenes.