Our Exterior ‘iPaint Process’
Regardless of what the job entails, we don’t cut corners. We do what is necessary to give you a final product that you love, and one will last for years to come.
We believe in giving our very best day-in and day-out; in attitude, work-ethic, and excellence of skill and character. Every job, no matter the size or price, is undertaken with the same standards and integrity.
To ensure a top-quality and a superior paint job each time, we follow the iPaint houses 5-step process:
- A Deep Clean
First, we pressure wash any previously painted surfaces to remove dirt, loose debris, or mold. This is a top-priority in ensuring your paint properly adheres to the surface, and that the final coat is both beautiful and long-lasting.
- Setting The Foundation
We thoroughly look over your home for cracking, peeling, or loose paint and then clear it away with linbide scrapers. This is a detail-intense stage of our process! The goal is to ensure that your paint will be applied to a solid surface instead of one full of loose chips, causing more peeling and cracking a year or two down the track.
- Applying the Right Primer
After the scraping is done, we coat all the raw timber with an actual premium exterior, raw timber oil-based primer. This is the only way to ensure that the final coat will hold up for the long-term. iPaint houses simply does not use cheap, inferior materials. Many painters (both large companies and fly-by-night guys) use low-grade materials while charging premium paint prices. Never at iPaint houses. We are fully transparent about all products AND prices.
- Gap-Fillers that Last
Many painters go through and only fill visible cracks and gaps simply covering over the existing caulking, which may look fine, but leads to re-cracking soon after they’ve gone. At iPaint houses we fully remove all loose or failing gap-fillers and apply a fresh coat of premium exterior gap-fillers, properly sealing all air gaps. This will keep your home more insulated, better protected against insects and water-damage, and looking great for years to come.
- Painting (Finally!)
This is where the magic happens! We apply a minimum of 2 coats of premium paint, applied with industry-leading tools, brushes, and rollers. Once again, iPaint houses NEVER uses cheap, trade-grade paint or tools. Cheap paint is watery, doesn’t cover well, fades quickly, and in the intense Aussie summer sun will set you up to need another paint job in no time. Cheap brushes create streaky marks and can leave bristles behind in your newly painted weatherboards or trim. Cheap roller covers also leave a mess. They shed and leave small, hair-like lent strands stuck in your paint. This is not what homeowners have in-mind when they hire painters and pay serious money for a professional results, and this is not what you’ll get from iPaint houses. Finally, we also walk through the job-site with you after the paint is dry and make sure that you are 100% satisfied!
And We’ll Make Sure To Keep The Rest Of Your Home Safe
As with all of our projects, we go to extreme measures to protect your home from unnecessary damage. We do our best to contain paint chips, protect your landscaping from paint, and plant damage. We cover unpainted surfaces so wind-blown paint drips don’t end up where they’re not wanted. We also keep the area around your home clean and organized, so your neighbors don’t give you dirty looks.
These are a handful of the many things that set iPaint houses apart. If you’re still on the (unpainted) fence, check out what some of our clients have to say on our Testimonials page. Or better yet, give us a call, get a free quote and see for yourself!