When it comes to painting properties in Fremont, CA, there are the much-needed preparations to achieve the best results. Tasks prior to painting, such as repairs, may be often underestimated. But repairs are often the essential aspects of every paint job because they ensure that the surfaces are ready to receive paint or other work.
For instance, suppose you want to paint or stain your deck, but it has dents, cracks, significant discoloration, or loose nails. In that case, you need to repair or replace the damaged boards before the painting or staining process can begin. The same goes with other elements of a building, such as siding, door and door frames, window frames railings, and other surfaces.
These repairs and replacements are referred to as light carpentry and are offered by Custom Painting, Inc. Find out more about light carpentry in this article.
Inclusions of light carpentry work
Light carpentry refers to any building tasks that involve the minor repair, replacement, or installation of a feature or component. Light carpentry jobs include (but are not limited to):
- Repairing or replacing damaged or rotted:
- Deck boards
- Hardwood floors
- Plaster wall
- Support rails
- Trim, baseboards, and moldings
- Window frames
- Removal of:
- Acoustic or “popcorn” ceiling
- Mold and mildew
- Crown molding
- Chair rails
- Small cabinets
- Pressure washing
- Staining and sealing
Importance of carpentry work before and after painting
Light carpentry prior to painting makes a big difference. When wood is compromised by damage, even the highest-quality paint will fail to perform its job. In that case, repairs should be done so that wood surfaces will be receptive to paint and ensure an excellent painting job.
1) Fix certain issues
It’s important to identify and address the root cause of surface problems such as mold, mildew, and wood rot, instead of sealing them with paint and pretending these issues do not exist. Professional light carpentry services prior to painting can help you resolve the problem at hand so that your wooden features and new paint job can last for a long time.
2) Secure your property
Light carpentry is not just cosmetic. It can also strengthen and protect your property. By making light fixes such as repairing or replacing wooden components prior to painting them, it can make your property remain stable, sturdy, and safe for use.
3) Ensure an excellent and long-lasting paint job
Light carpentry work ensures that the features are structurally sound, sturdy, clean, and receptive to new coatings. In other words, prep work and repairs are necessary so that the paint will stick to the surface, resulting in a durable and long-lasting finish.
Importance of light carpentry work after painting
You may be surprised to hear this, but there are also advantages to performing light carpentry work after painting, which include:
1) Complement your newly painted property
Sometimes, painting your property first is a reasonable move if you’re going to do minor installations or refinishing jobs. It gives you a clear picture of your property as a reference point. For instance, painting the rest of your exterior gives you an idea whether to install a new feature, such as a front door, or simply paint it that complements the rest of your home.
2) Keep problems away
Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your property looking good and secure. Inspect wooden features regularly for any signs of damage. Your new paint job is intended to protect exterior surfaces from the elements, but environmental forces remain at play and can weaken your property’s defenses over time. In case there’s minor damage, light carpentry services can help address the issue and make the much-needed fixes and touch-ups.
3) Provide long-lasting results
The best paint job results depend on the condition of the surface, both before and after painting. Light carpentry is essential in ensuring that your wooden features are ready for paint and in maintaining your painted wooden features, so they remain durable and beautiful for years to come.
Contact Custom Painting, Inc. for your light carpentry needs
Custom Painting offers both painting and light carpentry jobs (among our many other services) to customers in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. For over 40 years, we have always fulfilled the promise of quality work and customer service. From the initial property assessment to the final walkthrough after the paint job is done, we work hard not only to meet your expectations – we exceed them.
Call us at 925-294-8062 or fill out an estimate request form today and discuss your next light carpentry and paint project. We look forward to working with you!