Peeling and failing paint
This is an age old painting discussion, but I am going to address prep. It’s the most important and usually Lear favorite step in painting. What I am looking for is the most effective and efficient way to strip and prep old failing exterior paint on older houses(most often redwood siding). What are your different methods of prepping?
Depending on what part of the country you are from it is important to know how to first approach the situation and then understand the persons background in the business.
Personally I would not hire a painter from New York who does not have the experience of a California background. These are two completely different climates entirely, Just as Naples Fl is to say the winters of Chicago. It’s always best to get together over a cup of coffee and discuss your project with the contractor. Most likely he would love the idea because we all love coffee in the morning in a relaxed environment. Besides some of these home I have painted were well into 6 and 7 figures which call for very large retainers or down payments. The same goes for the decorative arts which is what I do these days as I am not the young man I use to be lmao.