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RESIDENTIAL PAINTING

Professional Residential Painting in L.A.

Paintcise is ready to get your home painted and looking great. To make sure your house is getting a premium service, we use top quality paint from Benjamin Moor, Dunn Edwards, Sherwin Williams, and Behr/Marquee.

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Our Painting Process

We follow several steps to make sure each job is done correctly. Here is our process:

1. Prep your walls.
2. Mask the room with painter’s tape, unscrew electrical covers.
3. Spread drop cloths and move furniture.
4. Prep and repair the walls.
5. Sand and clean to prepare for painting.
6. Prime your walls.
7. Paint the walls with minimum 2 coats.
8. Remove painter’s tape.
9. Put furniture back.
10. Clean up.

One Day Paint Job

If you have a small job, we’re happy to get it done in one day. Examples of a small painting job would be an accent wall, a bathroom, a kitchen, a small living room, a bedroom, small trim, small apartments, and doors. We want to make sure we provide quality care and precision so your home is always beautiful. Get in touch with our professionals today so we can thoroughly understand your painting needs and customize our services to meet them.

All of our employees are experienced, friendly, and professional. We promise to treat your project with the care and respect you deserve. Find out for yourself why so many people in the Los Angeles, CA area are calling Paintcise for all their painting needs!

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Common Residential Painting Problems & Solutions

Common Exterior Residential Painting Problems & Solutions

Exterior - Common Problems
Problem Where is it Found? What’s Happening and Will Happen? Solution Benefits
Peeling Door trim, garage trim, railings, posts. Moisture usually sits here and breaks down the paint. Now that the paint is peeling off, moisture can get into the wood and damage the wood, leading to rotting boards which can
only be replaced.
Scrape, sand, prime. Scraping gets all the bad paint off. Sanding creates surface area and “bite” for a better bond. Primer protects better than paint, and also adheres better to wood. Creates great protection and will last longer.
Fading Sides that get the most sun. Typically the South and West sides. The sun beats down on the paint, breaking down the resin in the paint. Resin is the hardener in the paint. So the side loses its protection, and can lead to boards beginning to warp. You can only fix warped boards by replacing them. Power wash and use a quality paint (a 2nd coat or a coat of primer is recommended for fading sides). We power wash to get the chalking paint off the house to have a good surface to
paint on. Using our liquid vinyl paint, we give it a thick coat to protect it from the sun. Since this side gets the most sun, a 2nd coat or a coat of primer will increase the longevity of the paint job.
Cracking Joints where siding boards meet trim boards, or where trim boards meet trim boards. Around windows and doors Contractors usually use an inexpensive caulking. As temperatures change the house moves and can crack the caulking. Once there is a crack, moisture gets into the crack, and runs down the back of the board where it is unprotected. This leads to the board warping away from the side of the house. Also leading to replacement. Re-caulk using a 35-year siliconized acrylic caulking. Wipe it with a finger or a wet rag to have it fill the crack. Re-caulking the crack using a higher quality caulking will stop moisture from getting behind there. Higher quality caulking means it will flex with the house and not crack – it will last longer. You won’t need to worry about moisture getting behind these boards, and it will even save you on your heating bills.
Nail Holes On the siding where it was nailed in. Moisture sits in the small nail hole, and the siding around that area will begin to swell. It’s like when you get a notebook wet – the pages get wrinkly and swell up. The same thing happens here with the siding. Caulk the nail holes. Fill them with caulking so no more moisture will sit in those holes. We can’t fix the damage that has already been done, but we can prevent further damage by caulking the nail hole. This will keep moisture running down the side of the house, instead of sitting in this hole swelling the siding.
Peeling Siding Underneath siding boards. Usually north side of house/whatever sides don’t get sunlight. Since this side doesn’t get a lot of sun, moisture stays here longer. It breaks the paint down underneath the siding boards. Also, most contractors don’t apply paint directly underneath the siding board, so it easily breaks down. Once the paint has broken down underneath the siding board, it begins to swell up. It can quickly lead to rotting siding boards just like when you get the edge of a notebook wet – the moisture creeps further and further in. Sand down the peeling siding – we need it to be an even surface. Then prime it to reseal it. When we paint, we make sure to spray the bottom of the boards to make sure this doesn’t happen again. If we don’t sand down the siding, it won’t even hold any paint and this problem will be back in a year. So we sand it down. Since the siding is already damaged, paint doesn’t adhere very well, so we need to do a good coat of primer on this to seal the board up before applying paint. Once we’ve sanded it, and sealed it up with primer, it’s ready for its new coat of paint. If we do this properly, you can count on your boards being protected, and lasting longer.
Peeling

Where is it Found?

Door trim, garage trim, railings and posts.

What’s Happening and Will Happen?

Moisture usually sits here and breaks down the paint. Now that the paint is peeling off, moisture can get into the wood and damage the wood, leading to rotting boards which can only be replaced.

Solution

Scrape, sand and prime.

Benefits

Scraping gets all the bad paint off. Sanding creates surface area and “bite” for a better bond. Primer protects better than paint, and also adheres better to wood. Creates great protection and will last longer.

Fading

Where is it Found?

Sides that get the most sun. Typically the South and West sides.

What’s Happening and Will Happen?

The sun beats down on the paint, breaking down the resin in the paint. Resin is the hardener in the paint. So the side loses its protection, and can lead to boards beginning to warp. You can only fix warped boards by replacing them.

Solution

Power wash and use a quality paint (a 2nd coat or a coat of primer is recommended for fading sides).

Benefits

We power wash to get the chalking paint off the house to have a good surface to paint on. Using our liquid vinyl paint, we give it a thick coat to protect it from the sun. Since this side gets the most sun, a 2nd coat or a coat of primer will increase the longevity of the paint job.

Cracking

Where is it Found?

Joints where siding boards meet trim boards, or where trim boards meet trim boards. Around windows and doors.

What’s Happening and Will Happen?

Contractors usually use an inexpensive caulking. As temperatures change the house moves and can crack the caulking. Once there is a crack, moisture gets into the crack, and runs down the back of the board where it is unprotected. This leads to the board warping away from the side of the house. Also leading to replacement.

Solution

Re-caulk using a 35-year siliconized acrylic caulking. Wipe it with a finger or a wet rag to have it fill the crack.

Benefits

Re-caulking the crack using a higher quality caulking will stop moisture from getting behind there. Higher quality caulking means it will flex with the house and not crack – it will last longer. You won’t need to worry about moisture getting behind these boards, and it will even save you on your heating bills.

Nail Holes

Where is it Found?

On the siding where it was nailed in.

What’s Happening and Will Happen?

Moisture sits in the small nail hole, and the siding around that area will begin to swell. It’s like when you get a notebook wet – the pages get wrinkly and swell up. The same thing happens here with the siding.

Solution

Caulk the nail holes. Fill them with caulking so no more moisture will sit in those holes.

Benefits

We can’t fix the damage that has already been done, but we can prevent further damage by caulking the nail hole. This will keep moisture running down the side of the house, instead of sitting in this hole swelling the siding.

Peeling Siding

Where is it Found?

Underneath siding boards. Usually north side of house/whatever sides don’t get sunlight.

What’s Happening and Will Happen?

Since this side doesn’t get a lot of sun, moisture stays here longer. It breaks the paint down underneath the siding boards. Also, most contractors don’t apply paint directly underneath the siding board, so it easily breaks down. Once the paint has broken down underneath the siding board, it begins to swell up. It can quickly lead to rotting siding boards just like when you get the edge of a notebook wet – the moisture creeps further and further in.

Solution

Sand down the peeling siding – we need it to be an even surface. Then prime it to reseal it. When we paint, we make sure to spray the bottom of the boards to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Benefits

If we don’t sand down the siding, it won’t even hold any paint and this problem will be back in a year. So we sand it down. Since the siding is already damaged, paint doesn’t adhere very well, so we need to do a good coat of primer on this to seal the board up before applying paint. Once we’ve sanded it, and sealed it up with primer, it’s ready for its new coat of paint. If we do this properly, you can count on your boards being protected, and lasting longer.

Interior - Common Problems

Nail Holes
Caulk them and paint them, sometimes a light sand if needed to make it as even as possible. Paint will usually make this a lot better but if there was a nail hole there if you stand in front of it and look at it you will probably be able to find where it was.

Previous Patchwork
Usually specific to houses 10 years or older, homeowners or handyman may have attempted to patch a hole or crack and now there is flat but not textured putty or other substance. We can do a light sand to give appearance of texture, and there are spray cans of texture that we can try. So again, there are two options we can try to make it look good and it will look better, but it is impossible for new texture to match previous texture 100 percent.

Dents and Cracks
Kids, dogs, and a million other things put small dents in walls, and when pictures and other things are taken off often times cracks are revealed. Run a line of caulk down the seam of the crack and spread a small dab of putty on the dents (unless homeowner prefers to just paint over small dents), smooth over, light sand, texture if possible.

Items on wall and in house
Clients must have everything they can possibly move without straining themselves moved to center of room. If there are things firmly bolted into the wall such as large heavy murals, portraits, or Bolted TVs we cannot guarantee that they can be taken down, painted around, and re-hung unless confirmed with sub and added to bid (at least 10 man hours).

Summary
We can’t make walls look new, similar to very old wood on an exterior. Two coats of paint will always make it look better, but if there are holes, cracks, patchwork, dents etc., it may be in the client’s best interest to call a drywall company first. We DO NOT MAKE ANY GUARANTEES AROUND THESE ITEMS EXCEPT THAT WE CAN LIKELY MAKE IT LOOK BETTER.

Common Interior Painting Residential Problems & Solutions

Interior - Common Problems

Nail Holes
Caulk them and paint them, sometimes a light sand if needed to make it as even as possible. Paint will usually make this a lot better but if there was a nail hole there if you stand in front of it and look at it you will probably be able to find where it was.

Previous Patchwork
Usually specific to houses 10 years or older, homeowners or handyman may have attempted to patch a hole or crack and now there is flat but not textured putty or other substance. We can do a light sand to give appearance of texture, and there are spray cans of texture that we can try. So again, there are two options we can try to make it look good and it will look better, but it is impossible for new texture to match previous texture 100 percent.

Dents and Cracks
Kids, dogs, and a million other things put small dents in walls, and when pictures and other things are taken off often times cracks are revealed. Run a line of caulk down the seam of the crack and spread a small dab of putty on the dents (unless homeowner prefers to just paint over small dents), smooth over, light sand, texture if possible.

Items on wall and in house
Clients must have everything they can possibly move without straining themselves moved to center of room. If there are things firmly bolted into the wall such as large heavy murals, portraits, or Bolted TVs we cannot guarantee that they can be taken down, painted around, and re-hung unless confirmed with sub and added to bid (at least 10 man hours).

Summary
We can’t make walls look new, similar to very old wood on an exterior. Two coats of paint will always make it look better, but if there are holes, cracks, patchwork, dents etc., it may be in the client’s best interest to call a drywall company first. We DO NOT MAKE ANY GUARANTEES AROUND THESE ITEMS EXCEPT THAT WE CAN LIKELY MAKE IT LOOK BETTER.

What We Don’t Do:

Wall paper removal, popcorn ceiling removal, artistic painting, exact match colors, come before other trades, and bannisters.

What are people saying about Paintcise?

“Very nice, professional, and caring person. I really liked working with him. I have already referred my friends to him. Thank you!” – Ziba S.

"He did a wonderful job. My cabinets look better than when I first purchased my condo. My husband and I highly recommend them." -Harriet A.

"I am very happy. They are very professional and did a wonderful job. I highly recommend them." -Homeowner in LA

"I used Paintcise to repaint my living room, bedroom, and hallway in my apartment and they did a wonderful job. The owner is very nice and responsive and the team finished fast while still doing a good job. Will definitely use them again." Monique J.

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed

 

Service Areas

All of Los Angeles, including Pasadena, Hollywood, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Toluca Park, Burbank, Glendale, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Rancho Palos Verdes, and all beach cities from Manhattan Beach to Malibu.