This Morristown, NJ home needed some work on one side in particular. CraftPro Home Improvements was brought in to power-wash and -sand, oil prime, repaint, repair shutters and re-glaze damaged windows. Read about and see the process of this Morris County exterior home improvement.
This home has cedar shakes that were never oil-primed, which is essential for keeping cedar looking beautiful. The paint was peeling, the fence needed priming and painting, the shutters needed restoration, the windows needed re-glazing, and more exterior repair and improvements. CraftPro was put to work and we executed his Morris County home improvement neatly, timely and to the highest standards of quality. It started with a good, thorough power-washing with bleach to kill the mold/mildew and expose failed paint. When CraftPro Home Improvements power-washes a home for preparation of an exterior painting job, we always do a little extra power-washing to help with the overall beauty of the home’s exterior. In this case, that meant power-washing the steps and walkway (pictured below).
After the home had a chance to dry from a very thorough power-washing we moved onto the next step: power-sanding. Failed and lifted paint needs to scraped off and then sanded down so it’s “feathered-out” for a smooth look. The bare cedar that was exposed was oil-primed in order to stop discoloration from the extractive bleeding of cedar’s national tannin. The bare wood received two coats of oil primer before the exterior painting ever started. Once the oil primer was good and dry, we painted this Morristown, NJ home with a Satin, extra white 100% acrylic exterior paint (2 coats). Then it came time to the shutters. The two black shutters on the side of the house we were working on were in bad shape: paint was peeling and some wood was rotting. After cleaning them with bleach and water we scraped the loose paint away, power-sanded the shutters, then hand-sanded them with a fine-grit sandpaper. After we caulked the shutters, filled some holes with wood putty and applied a coat of primer, we then finally applied two coats of an acrylic urethane enamel – very tough exterior paint, and a beautiful finish. Check out the process below:
These windows were in need of some new glazing, as you can tell from the “before” picture we took to show the state of the windows before we did any work to them. Morris County’s exterior home improvement specialists CraftPro is experienced in window glazing. We re-glazed these windows, scraped the paint off the glass and cleaned up the roof and the sashes. The glazing will take some time to dry so we’ll add “after” pictures once the glazing has been primed and painted. This pretty much sums up our work on this Morristown, NJ 07960 home. The result is a fresh home with a huge boost to curb appeal. The homeowner has told us he’s thrilled with the exterior work. We have some interior work to do now at this home, and once everything is completed we’ll ask the homeowner for a review of our work and we’ll post it here – so stay tuned!
Update: Customer Review of our Interior and Exterior Home Improvement work:
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