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Exterior Painting Preparation for Amazing Home Exteriors

Exterior Painting Preparation for a Professional Finish

The most important part of your paint project is professional exterior painting preparation to ensure the paint will take hold and last. We are skilled in painting the exteriors of wood, aluminum siding, vinyl, and stucco.

To make the process as smooth as possible, we break down paint project preparation into what we do - and what we need you to do.

Exterior House Painting Prep - What to do Before Your Project

Painting Color Chart - Wheel of Paint Colors - ProTEK Painters Newton, MA

Choose Exterior Paint Colors

Let us know the exterior paint color scheme you've chosen. Are you still deciding or have questions? Let us help with a color consultation.

We also work with all major brands and will recommend the best paint product types for your needs.

Color Resources:
Paint Colors Blog
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Tuscan Paint Colors
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Paint Color Chart


Communicate special instructions to us. Your family, home, and neighborhood may have unique needs.

We will discuss scheduling and estimate the number of days on the job. No one needs to be home. However, if doors are to be painted, we’ll need to arrange access.

ProTEK Painters offers 'Paint Now - Pay Later' financing if desired. Browse our FAQs for more details.

Personal Property and Pets

Please move your vehicles away from the house. Also, remove fragile or breakable items and personal possessions. We will move heavy items.

Trim trees and landscaping that lay against the siding. Remember to secure your pets for their health, our safety, and to protect the work being performed.

How ProTEK Prepares for Your Exterior Home Painting

Exterior Surface Preparation

We bring tarps, drop cloths, and plastic sheeting to protect all work areas as stated in your proposal.

Our painters perform pressure washing, scraping, sanding, caulking, and agreed upon repairs. Repair may include light carpentry items such as fixing damaged siding and trim and sealing cracks.

When we pressure wash, we use a mild TSP/Bleach solution to remove loose dirt and mildew. All the paints we use are mildew-resistant. However, mildew is airborne and shady areas will always be susceptible to growth.

Next, we'll prime and paint.

Exterior Painting Process - Start to Finish

Angie's List Super Service Award 2018 - House Painters Newton MABegin by scheduling a free estimate consultation.

In most cases, you will receive your estimate the same day, if not on-the-spot. Once you let us know your agreement to move forward with your project, you can expect the work to start within thirty (30) days, weather permitting.

Within 2-3 weeks we’ll be contacting you to schedule the pressure washing and then 7-10 days after that, we arrive to start the exterior painting preparation and the painting itself, weather permitting.

Daily clean-up of the job site helps us prepare for the next day’s work and keeps your home's exterior tidy throughout the project.

Browse helpful resources on our website.

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ProTEK Painters Customer Reviews
About Us
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7 Exterior House Painting Problems and Causes
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When Exterior Painting is Completed

Upon completion of the job, we perform a final, thorough clean-up of the work site.

Then, we walk through the project with you to ensure your satisfaction - because we're not done until you say we're done.

Wait a week or so before washing windows. Use a mild soapy solution. Make sure your home is well ventilated, gutters are cleaned regularly, and shrubbery is not overgrown to help extend the longevity of your exterior paint work.

Because of the harsh Newton area weather, we recommend a self-inspection after 5-6 years to make sure there are no major issues. However, to maintain your home, a new exterior paint project should be taken on at the 7-8 year mark to avoid costly labor charges in the future.

Exterior painting preparation is often the most time-consuming, labor-intensive part of the project. But it's necessary so that your home's siding can do its job of protecting the inside.

Contact ProTEK Painters for your exterior painting needs.

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Service Area

We serve Newton area communities including Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Weston and Winchester.