Exterior Painting Pittsburgh
Give Your Home a Face-Lift that Better Reflects You.
Is the outside paint job looking a little outdated?
Are there signs of wear and tear in your exterior paint?
Want a great way to increase the value of your home?
Then you’ve come to the right place. You qualify for our exterior painting Pittsburgh service.
We paint both residential and commercial exteriors.
We’re expert exterior painters with an eye for detail.
There’s no exterior paint job we can’t handle.
We’ve got the equipment to handle the most difficult exterior paint jobs.
Don’t trust your investment with just any painters.
Let our professional painters turn your home or building into a work of art.
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Give us a call and one of our expert painters will answer all your questions and help you get started on your paint project today.
Here are a few frequently asked questions about exterior painting.
Do you recommend DIY exterior painting?
Before typing “exterior painters near me” into search, let’s consider why DIY is not the way to go.
First, it’s always best to hire a professional painter to do the job.
For starters, your home is a major investment. Professionals like ours won’t mess it up. You’d never forgive yourself if you damaged your home or made it look terrible. Trust someone with the tools and experience to handle your exterior paint job.
Second, doing an exterior paint job requires more than your will with a brush. You have to be strategic in how you tackle applying paint. What type of surface are you dealing with? What are you using to clean before painting? Do you need to sand? What type of sand paper do you need? These questions plus experience equals a beautiful home.
Finally, although the cost to paint exterior of house will be cheaper for DIY, do your self a favor and leave the exterior of your home to the professionals: us.
Should you scrape the old exterior paint off before repainting?
If you are painting over old wood with loose, cracking, chipping or peeling paint, then yes. Scrape off the exterior of your home first before applying new paint.
Once this has been done the wood outside your home will be ready for a good bonding primer.
Remember, always allow the primer to dry so your finish coat will bond properly. This will insure the exterior of your home will last for many years.
Should exterior paint be repainted if the underlying wood is very old?
This depends on whether or not the exterior wood on your home has incurred some sort of damage.
We recommend never applying exterior paint to wood surfaces without first preparing them first.
If you don’t see any damage, then its best to sand down the wood to expose a newer surface.
This is because if paint is applied to a direct coat of paint to cover the pre-existing paint on old wood it will not work and will eventually peel.
So what you want and should do is sand gently to create a grip on the surface that is going to be painted.
We recommend using a 280 grit to sand the exterior surface of your home that is going to be painted.
Should wood be primed prior to exterior painting?
Any type of unfinished wood should always be primed prior to painting.
This includes exterior wood that needs painting.
Primer helps fill in the wood grain and creates a smoother surface for the finishing coat.
Unlike raw drywall, unfinished woods tend to soak up paint and the primer will help seal the surface to prevent this from happening.
Basically, your exterior paint job will look right if you use primer. It will look wrong without it.
We know trying to find a company that meets your needs can seem like an uphill battle. We've been doing this for years. We've worked hard to build a reputation we can be proud of. And we have.
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Again, thank you for considering Pix Painters in Pittsburgh, PA.