Exterior Painting

Exterior Painting

West Coatings is an experienced painting partner, equipped to execute any exterior painting project of all complexities. You can rely on our intimate familiarity with the needs of working on complex painting projects. We offer solutions designed for your property's specific environmental needs.

Exterior Painting
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Exterior Painting Standards

We understand the importance of a quality paint job, for your multi-family apartment complex, HOA, commercial property, high-rise & industrial facilities deserve a product that will improve the aesthetic of your architectural features and provide protection against the elements. How we operate is something we have put our efforts towards to develop processes and operating procedures that you can count on.

  • Product Selections designed for your Property

Apex works closely with our suppliers to educate our team on the best product assemblies that correspond to the substates we apply them to. Our team is educated in the area of painting systems, how to apply them correctly and the correct mil thickness needed for each application. This is an important process that ensures the integrity of your paint product.

  • Color Design & Location Mapping

Each project we take on our team is here to assist with color design and location mapping, we offer an industry leading service of color design. Whether you are painting one of your properties or many within your portfolio our visualization software and approach provides your project stakeholders with a visual guide of appearance prior to starting work.

  • On-Site Color Mapping

Once colors are selected is important to us that we confirm the color scheme on site. We offer on-site mockups for all exterior painting projects that will ensure you are painting your property with the correct colors before our work begins.

  • Project Planning to Minimize Tenant & Staff Impact

It is extremely important to our company that your tenants and staff aren't impacted by our work, the Apex process is designed to offer a high-level of detail and coordination to ensure your tenants are impressed by our team's ability to work in complex environments and take the extra steps necessary to protect all areas of your property, including those that aren't being painted.

  • Product & Design Documentation

Apex keeps documentation on all paint projects - we maintain your product and color information on file and ensure the site staff has the correct product selections and colors available to them to ensure they are able to perform any necessary future touchups.

  • Surface Preparation Standards

Prior to starting the application process, one of the most important steps is the preparation performed prior to painting. Every paint job we perform includes appropriate substrate cleaning and a series of steps for each substrate type to ensure the surface is prepared for the best adhesion possible. A paint job is only as good as the preparation.

  • Warranty Assurance

Our work is backed by our industry leading workmanship warranty and installed to manufacturer specifications to ensure your product warranties are intact. Determining the correct products for your local environment and coordinating the color design is what our team does best.

Painting Substrates

With a team of skilled painters experienced in handling a variety of exterior surfaces, from residential to commercial buildings, at West Coatings we produce high-quality finishes that not only enhance the curb appeal but also protect your structure from the elements. Using high-quality paints and advanced application techniques, we deliver long-lasting and weather-resistant results that stand up to the test of time. Customer satisfaction is paramount for us, and our dedication to providing exceptional service and transformative exterior painting solutions sets us apart as a reliable and trusted choice for any exterior painting project.

  • Hardie Panel & Trim Painting

Painting Hardie panel and trim requires an inspection to the existing condition to ensure the seams are correctly caulked prior to painting. We offer a 7-point inspection of your Hardie panel prior to providing our estimate to ensure we are paying close attention to the condition of the Hardie panel and providing a solution that will bring the substrate back to a like-new finish. The painting assemblies we use are recommended by Hardie and our painting manufactures, including primer, mid-coat and top-coat finishes.

  • Stucco Repairs, Replacement & Painting

Inspecting the existing condition of the stucco on your property is an important step prior to changing the color or adding a protective coating. Cracks appear due to the gradual shifting of your building and the seasonal weather patterns. Cracking can also be caused by the improper fitting of lath and an incorrect mixture of stucco. Our Apex experts can identify the different kinds of cracks and identify their cause. We repair all cracks in the stucco surfaces, ensuring greater stability. Our stucco painting service revitalizes faded or damaged stucco while allowing you to update your property's color and style, and protect against moisture, UV rays, and other environmental factors.

  • Masonry Repairs & Painting

Painting Masonry, Brick, CMU, Stone or Cementous substrates requires varied product assemblies and inspection standards to ensure the proper repairs are performed prior to applying the coatings systems. Due to the porous nature of this substrate the mil thickness and number of applications will vary based on the substrate. We perform mil thickness tests to ensure we have an appropriate build of product for all masonry applications.

  • Wood Painting & Staining

The process behind painting wood substrates can vary based on the type of wood surface and it's previous application. All previously stained wood will need appropriate sanding and preparation prior to applying the new products. We are experts with stain refinishing and painting of all wood types including T1-11, Cedar, Pine, Alder, Mahogany, Cypress, Ash, Redwood, Fir, Spruces, Douglas Fir, HDF, Oak and Exotic wood variations.

  • Aluminum, Steel & Metal Painting

When painting metal substrates the existing condition of metal is very important to inspect closely prior to ensuring the correct steps of repairs and application, while a color change might be your only intention protecting metal is a primary reason for a coating application over your metal surfaces. We take the necessary steps and pay close attention to all metal substrates to provide painting and coatings solutions that will properly protect your metal for years to come.

  • Vinyl & PVC Painting

Painting plastic based products can be tricky, due to the nature of the substrate very specific products and color selections must be installed to ensure the longevity of the coating. We will only recommend vinyl-safe products for plastuc substrates and pay close attention to the primers used to ensure we can stand behind our product.

  • Exterior Surface Repairs & Patching

Repairs are essential for maintaining the overall condition of the substrate and creating a strong foundation for subsequent painting or coating applications. We offer a range of selective repairs and replacement designed for your property to ensure a seamless paint job. We include itemized repair options for paint jobs we feel need additional work prior to painting.

FAQ

How often should you paint the exterior of a commercial building?

The frequency of painting the exterior of a commercial building depends on various factors, including the type of paint used, climate conditions, and the quality of the previous paint job. On average, commercial buildings may require repainting every 5 to 10 years.

How much does exterior painting add value?

Exterior painting can significantly increase the curb appeal and overall value of a property. While the exact amount varies depending on the property's location, condition, and other factors, a well-executed exterior paint job can yield a return on investment ranging from 50% to 100% or more.

How long does it take to get an exterior painting quote?

We respond to inquiries within three business days, and aim to provide a detailed quote within a few days to a week after conducting a site visit and assessing the project requirements.

Is it necessary to pressure wash a building before painting?

Yes, pressure washing is generally necessary before painting to remove dirt, grime, mold, loose paint, and other contaminants. It ensures a clean and smooth surface, promoting better paint adhesion and enhancing the longevity of the new paint job.

What time of year is best for exterior painting?

While it can depend on the region, spring, summer, and early fall are typically considered the best times for exterior painting, as the weather is usually mild and conducive to paint application and drying. It is essential to avoid extreme temperatures (too hot or too cold) and rainy or humid conditions, as they can negatively affect the paint's performance and drying process.

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