Oh yes you can paint stucco! In fact, you can dramatically transform the exterior of your home with just paint! That is exactly what we did this Summer, and let’s be honest Fall too because our weather was not cooperative in Edmonton this year.
We forged a beautiful relationship with Kira from Northern Style Exposure. While her and her family did some big renovations to their interior space, she wasn’t sure what could be done to the exterior of their home. The trendy peach/salmon stucco of the 90s is no more to be desired. In fact, we repainted many of these homes this year, and all very dramatic transformations.
Kira was interested in working with a local Edmonton company, and so the hunt was on. She contacted us and we met to discuss her vision. We were excited and inspired by her ideas and could not wait until the weather gave us a break so we could begin!
We will let her show you the reveal. Visit her site here to see this exterior transformation. We are certain we will be doing more of these homes next year.
It’s that time of year again, and we hope the weather in Edmonton will cooperate with us this year. That time is exterior painting for your home or business. Often times we will quote on an exterior project and then schedule it into our queue. Once we see that the weather has turned for the best, we show up at your place and get ready to do some serious transformations!
Edmonton’s exterior window is between June and September. Before June we typically have periods of heavy wind and rain, and this does not create a good environment to clean, prep, paint, and have the surface dry completely. Our hot, hot, hot, summers are sometimes not the best either. Painting in extreme heat can cause the paint to bubble, and well, a dehydrated team too! After September our evenings and early mornings start to cool. With the coolness comes dampness and that does not help with paint drying and properly adhering to the surface.
Some things to think about when planning for an exterior paint:
1. Is your surface in good condition? Is it damp and is there signs of mold or rust? Damaged surface area is not ideal to paint. You may get one great season as the paint masks what is really going on underneath. This is quite typical for old decks.
2. When was the last time you gave your exterior a good wash? Blue Nile Painting will provide pressure washing. We also sand surfaces too. It’s important to remove debris before apply fresh paint.
3. Did you know you can paint your vinyl and aluminum siding. There are so many great products on the market to deal with almost any exterior surface. Before considering a massive renovation, perhaps a paint job will do the trick.