Felida Washington Exterior Painting

Northwest Painting Inc  recently completed exterior painting on a home in Felida Washington.

13240504_562096360616261_11721911764315943_n (1)The exterior was pressure washed, then re-caulked in the areas where old caulking had failed. After prep worked was complete, two full coats of Miller “Evolution” Velvet Paint was applied. “Evolution is Miller Paint’s finest exterior paint. 13012710_553416158150948_5240927953578262866_n.jpg

If you are in need of interior or exterior painting in Felida/Vancouver Washington call Northwest Painting Inc at 360-225-7427




Vancouver Wa Deck Refinishing

13164247_561332130692684_7913270014827040753_n (1)Northwest Painting recently completed a deck refinishing job in Vancouver Washington.

This deck was in serious need of a facelift 13178837_560579470767950_2101350074525423406_n - Copy.jpg

First the old finish was removed with Storm deck stripper

After finish has been removed a neutralizer/brighter is applied. This neutralizes the stripper, removes dead wood fibers, and restores proper PH levels to the wood.

Next deck is given time to dry and then sanded. Notice how the wood has now brightened up. Sanding removes the raised grain.

Before staining, deck needs to dry 48 hours. Moisture content should be between 10-14% 13177702_560986820727215_908906617144475721_n.jpgNow for the fun part…… Time to stain. On this deck we used Sikkens Cetol SRD Stain  Color used was “Butternut”

The end result is a revitalized deck with a new finish.

Compare the before and after photos

If you are in need of deck staining & refinishing services in the Vancouver Washington area, call Northwest Painting at 360-225-7427 to set up an appointment for a free estimate.

Painting Aluminum Gutters With DTM

People ask can aluminum gutters be painted? The answer is yes. Latex paint holds up just fine on gutters. Any quality acrylic latex paint will hold up just fine.

First they will need to be cleaned. Pressure washer or a by hand with a mild soap and a scrub brush. Rinse soap and allow to dry. Do not paint in direct sun. Paint will set up to quickly show lap marks and will not look right.

 Northwest Painting has painted exteriors of homes all over the Vancouver Washington area. We prefer to use a DTM paint. (Direct to metal) The reason we choose this product is it’s a waterbourne enamel. DTM is fast drying and dries hard. When dry, it lays down and leaves smoother and more durable finish then ordinary house paint. DTM also has excellent color retention. After painting many gutters over the years, we have found this product gives us great results.

Gutters can be painted by brush, roller or spray application. Spraying often requires masking depending on the situation and roof will need to be shielded to protect shingles from overspray. Brushing is probably the easiest and most common method. Always finish with final strokes going from dry to wet to avoid brush and lap marks. We prefer to roll our gutters. This method has given us the best results. Rolling leaves a smooth and consistant finish with no brush marks. With this nethod, you must move fast and know how to apply just the right amount with the proper sized roller cover to avoid roller stipple. When rolled properly, the gutters will look like they were sprayed when dry.

If you are looking for a painting estimate from a licensed and bonded painting contractor in the Vancouver Washington Clark/Cowlitz County area, call Northwest Painting Inc at 360-225-7427 to schedule an appointment. Also visit us on the web http://www.northwestpaintinginc.com/  http://www.vancouver-wa-painter.com/welcome.html