Are You Getting Ready To Paint The Exterior Of Your Indianapolis Home?
Painting the exterior of your home is actually a big decision for any homeowner to make. You’re changing the appearance of your homes exterior while at the same time adding layers of protection from the elements. Wind, rain, snow, hot summer and cold winter conditions put a lot of stress on the coatings that cover your exterior surfaces.
When painting the exterior of your home every homeowner has essentially two choices.
#1. Paint Your Home Exterior Yourself
Many homeowners in Indiana choose to paint the exterior of their home on their own. There is nothing wrong with wanting to do it yourself, but it’s important to know what you’re actually going to be in for. Most homeowners who have little experience with exterior painting are very surprised at the amount of preparation work that is required to paint a home exterior.
- You’ll need to scrape away all flaking or peeling paint.
- You’ll need to power wash the entire exterior (possibly with cleaners).
- You may need to borrow, rent or buy special painting equipment.
- You’ll need to set aside at least 2-4 days depending on the size of your home.
For most homeowners in Indianapolis looking to paint the exterior of their homes the most effective way to get the job completed is to hire a professional painting contractor.
#2. Hire a Professional Exterior Painter
When you choose to hire a professional painter to paint the exterior of your home the process becomes much simpler. Your painter will have all of the necessary equipment and employees to efficiently paint your exterior without you having to so much as lift a finger. In fact the most difficult part painting when you hire the professionals might just be the color choices you’ll need to make and we can help you with that too!
If you choose to hire a professional painting contractor to paint the exterior of your Indianapolis home there are a few things you can do to make their job easier and in turn, might lower the cost of your estimate to complete the work.
#1. Trim Shrubs, Trees and Bushes.
Do you have shrubs or trees or bushes that are growing very close, or right next to your house? If the answer is yes these should be trimmed away from the home so there is at least 24″ (24 inches) of space between the foliage and your exterior surface. Oils, saps and pollens from trees and bushes can contaminate the surfaces we are painting and are a general hassle to work around. If they can be trimmed or removed ahead of time it makes our job easier.
#2. Move Boats, RV’s and Other Vehicles
It’s not uncommon for our customers to have a driveway packed with their toys. From vehicles to RV’s to boats and utility trailers. If possible you’ll want to move them out onto the street, into the backyard if you have room or just away from the home. If this is not possible they can be covered with tarps and drop clothes to prevent any accidental overspray but this takes more time.
#3. Do You Know Your Home’s History?
It’s very helpful for your painter if you know a little history about the exterior surfaces of your home. Do you know what type of siding you have? Do you know what type of is currently on the home? Do you know when approximately the home was last painted? For homes built prior to 1978 there could be lead contaminated paints on surfaces. This is something we’ll need to know before providing you with an accurate estimate.
Who Provides Exterior House Painting Services in Indianapolis?
White’s Painting and Power Wash is a full service exterior painting contractor based out of Fishers Indiana and serving the surrounding area. We specialize in power washing and painting home or building exteriors for both residential and commercial clients. The owner of White’s (Bob White) is a third generation professional painting contractor, with over 30 years practical experience in the painting and power washing business.
Types Of Exterior Surfaces We Can Paint in Indianapolis?
Homes in Indianapolis can be sided with a wide variety of materials and we can paint everyone of them! But… It’s important to know that painting all of the different surfaces isn’t exactly the same type of job! Some surfaces such as aluminum siding or steel siding might need special preparation precautions and different types of coatings that may also need to be applied in different fashions.
We Paint The Following Exterior Surfaces:
- Traditional Wood Siding Painting and Staining
- Aluminum Siding Cleaning and Painting
- Steel Siding Cleaning and Painting
- Steel/Metal Roof Painting
- Fibre Cement Siding Painting
- Stucco Siding Painting
Areas We Provide Exterior Painting Services in Indiana
For residential projects we are limited to how far we can travel and still offer a cost effective solution to our customers. If your home painting projects falls within 20 miles of one of our service areas then we’d be very happy to provide you with an estimate to complete your project.
- Indianapolis Exterior House Painting
- Carmel IN Exterior House Painting
- Geist IN Exterior House Painting
- Lawrence IN Exterior House Painting
- McCordsville IN Exterior House Painting
- Noblesville IN Exterior House Painting
- Exterior House Painting Fishers IN
- Exterior House Painting Fortville IN
- Exterior House Painting Westfield IN
- Zionsville Exterior House Painting
Request Your Exterior Painting Estimate
If you’d like to have White’s Painting and Power Washing provide you with an accurate estimate to paint the exterior of your home or building in the Indianapolis area then please give us a call or fill out our contact form today and someone will be get right back to you.