This Roxbury, NJ Home’s Exterior Accents Needed Refreshing & Renewing. Faded Vinyl Shutters were Painted a Bold Blue Color along with the Front Door and Surrounding Trim and the Crown-Molding above the Garage
We Used Thorough Exterior Painting Preparatory Practices along with Sherwin Williams’ Vinyl-Safe High Quality Paint. The Importance of Vinyl-Safe Paint and Colors is Explained Below
Exterior Painting by CraftPro Contracting Results in Satisfied Customer: Exceeded Expectations and a 5-Star Google Review
These Homeowners were a Pleasure to Work for: they Provided Snacks, Drinks, a Cooperative Attitude and an Appreciation for our Craftsmanship. They Even Bought Lunch! But more importantly, they knew exactly what they wanted from this paint job.
Meeting & Exceeding Customer Expectations: This Homeowner was Clear and Assertive About what he Wanted and the Craftsmanship He Expected. Client-Contractor Communication is Key to Achieving a Successful Home Improvement Project, even a Simple Exterior Paint Job has Details that Need to be Identified
As I mentioned above, this customer (the entire Morrocco family) was truly a pleasure to work for. At CraftPro, the vast majority of our clients are a pleasure to work for. The customer’s assertion of his expectations and desires – and his clear communication of what he wanted from the exterior paint job made executing that paint job much easier. Thorough communication makes meeting, and exceeding, customer expectations that much easier. Here’s what the homeowner had to say about our work:
We’re very grateful for their reviews and looking forward to starting our next project for the Morrocco family!
Exterior Painting by CraftPro Contracting of Vinyl Shutters, Steel Entry Door, Wooden Molding and Trim
We used Sherwin Williams top-shelf paint “Duration”, which is formulated to be vinyl-safe. The dark paint color was also formulated to be vinyl safe. What does that mean?
Exterior Vinyl & Vinyl-Safe Painting
I wrote an article on paint advances as it relates to vinyl siding. That article focused on vinyl-specific paints which, unfortunately, were not a good choice for this project… mostly because no retailers carry the paint in NJ. However, Sherwin Williams’ top-shelf paint “Duration” is formulated to be vinyl safe when used with the correct colors. Darker colors, when mixed with a combination of pigments that contain some of the darkest paint pigments like black, will attract more sunlight. That sunlight will cause the paint to heat the vinyl from the inside, and that will lead to buckling and warping of the vinyl. We therefore got the customer’s color in a vinyl-safe formulation. The vinyl shutters will never get too hot and they’ll never warp or buckle. Both the blue and the off-white paint colors were in a satin finish to really pop and accentuate the exterior elements.
Prepping & Painting the Vinyl & Wood
We usually like to remove shutters from the home and lay them out horizontally when we paint them but that wasn’t possible, so they had to be carefully painted in place from atop a ladder or by standing on a steep roof. The crown molding above the garage was originally all one color but the customer wanted the profiled crown to be painted white and the base of the crown to be painted blue, which really accented the molding and added more accent colors to the home’s exterior. The rest of the trim was refreshed and renewed in white ad blue to add accent to the home’s exterior. We prepared all exterior surfaces for painting (vinyl and wood) by cleaning with bleach-water solution to kill mold, scraping and sanding, caulking etc. Then we applied two coats of the exterior paint. The home looks better than ever: no more faded vinyl, and freshly painted exterior trim, shutters and molding.
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