Exterior Painting Project at Lake Union
One of our recently completed exterior painting projects was of this 4-story condominium building in Seattle near Lake Union. It was a bit tricky and required a boom lift to reach the upper railings and window trim. The exterior maintenance had been neglected for many years so quite a bit of prep was required to restore the buildings façade. Many areas needed to be treated to remove mildew and algae before pressure washing all surfaces. All the metal railings had to be sanded and painted, as well as some minor repairs to stabilize some of the railings that had come loose.
Sammy and his painting crew did a great job and the building looks fabulous. Great job guys!
Painting contractor’s schedules are filling up quickly for summer. One painting contractor reported several weeks ago they already had 35 exterior projects scheduled for the summer! If you plan to have your home painted this summer it would be wise to settle on a contractor soon. This includes staining and painting decks too.
Most of the time contractors schedule their projects on a first come, first served basis. If we have consistent good weather throughout the season it’s a bit easier to stay on track. However, we all know the weather in Seattle is unpredictable. Rainy days will put most exterior projects on hold which can back everything up. Painting is one of those projects where flexibility is a must. Discuss any concerns you have with your contractor up front so they can do their best to accommodate your needs and schedule. The earlier you plan the better.
One of our customers in Lake Stevens recently had the exterior of their home painted. Following are before and after pictures. We have been fortunate to get many painting projects underway and completed this early in the season. June has been great this year for painting!
Lake Stevens home - before painting (front view)
Lake Stevens home - after painting (front view)
Lake Stevens home - before painting (side view)
Lake Stevens home - after painting (side view)
Lake Stevens home - before painting (rear view)
Lake Stevens home - after painting (rear view)