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Window Painting

Our Firm has been painting window frames for many years. Whether your windows are single or multiple, whether your frames are made of aluminum or PVC, we have the solution to help you.

What is a curtain wall?

A curtain wall is an exterior wall consisting mainly of windows, or rows of windows. They are often found in Montreal on corporate buildings such as office towers and skyscrapers, but also on condo buildings.

The window walls are composed of three parts: the millions, the spandrels and the windows. Mullions are frames that hold windows in place and divide windows. Panels are horizontal or vertical lines between windows. At your request, our experts paint the coating (eardrums) and frames (millions), taking care to protect your windows.

Curtain walls are often made of aluminum for commercial buildings and PVC for residential buildings. Contrary to popular belief, aluminum and PVC are materials that can be painted.

Methodology For Painting Windows

We usually use 100% acrylic paint for this kind of projects. This paint is not only very adherent on most surfaces, but it is also more malleable and resistant to the weather: it does not crack under the sun or the frost.

 

When conditions permit, the spray paint method (also known as “spray painting”) is a priority. Do not worry, we take the time to properly cover your windows to protect them from droplets and paint slides. If you can not use a sprayer, you can choose to use brushes and rollers.


The Benefits Of Curtain Wall Painting

Repainting your curtain wall offers several benefits. Let’s mention durability: an exterior wall that is regularly serviced will last 20% longer than an unmaintained wall. The aesthetic improvement is not negligible: for a fraction of the price (about 5% of the value of the building), your building will find a new aspect. This is good for your brand image and the reputation of your business with your customers.…

What Are The Essential Tools For A House Painter?

Unfortunately, in the greater Montreal area, many people improvise themselves as painters without having the tools that would allow them to do a high-quality painting job. How do you know if your house painter will do a good job, up to your expectations? A good hint is to ask him what tools he uses. Here is a list of the essential tools of the professional building painter.

Essential tools of the painter

To be a good house painter, it is not enough to have a CCQ skill card, to master certain techniques and to have a lot of willpower; some tools are essential for painters who want to do quality work.

The paint sprayer

The paint sprayer, commonly known as a paint spray gun or paint gun , is the preferred tool for almost all exterior painting projects. It lets us do the job fast, and it gives nice results. However, the paint sprayer is very expensive: it sells between $ 2,000 and $ 10,000 depending on the type of gun you need (without air or large caliber), the type of paint used and the size of your project.

The pressure washer

A pressure washer is an essential tool for painting outdoor surfaces. Often, the exterior walls need to be washed as they accumulate dust, old peeling paint, stains of lime or other dirt caused by acid rain. Inner painting, on the other hand, will not require surface washing since these are usually clean enough for the new paint to adhere well. However, we recommend scrubbing ceilings that have been yellowed by cigarette smoke or blackened by other chemicals.

The electric sandblaster

Pickling, sandblasting and scraping is used primarily on the exterior surfaces of metal and wood. For PVC, often pressure deep cleaning and manual scraping will be sufficient. Masonry is generally not required unless there is a major defect in the starting surface.

The brush and the roller

There are tons of brushes and rollers on sale in all hardware stores. We buy his brushes and rolls directly from Benjamin Moore. I advise you to go there and ask your questions to the clerk. Personally, I prefer 3-inch PolyMaster angular paintbrushes. I explain why here . For rolls, I mostly use Nour’s 13 mm thick rolls. To learn more about the differences in use of Nour rollers, click here .

Elevation equipment

Not all painters offer the service of exterior painting in height. However, if you require to have a cornice, soffits, lintels, a roof, or a wall of more than one floor painted, it will be necessary to have access to a lifting platform. Wearing the safety harness is also mandatory at all times, and wearing the construction helmet is required in some cases.

Paint products

Obviously, an experienced painter does not use a single kind of painting. He must know the existence of a wide range of products and know which ones to use for which project. The most common products used by the house painter include: plaster, stucco, caulking, latex paint, acrylic paint, paint primer, interior paint, exterior paint, anti-corrosion paint etc. There are also different finishes (matte or glossy) for each interior paint.

Our professional painters have an excellent knowledge of the different finishes and they use the best paint products on the market. Use a team of certified building painters for quality results!

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Cedar Shingle Painting

Cedar shingles have become popular in Quebec in recent years. This aesthetic and very durable material is used to cover the roofs and even the exterior walls of homes and cottages. This reliable material is particularly popular on sloping roofs. You can choose to varnish it so that it retains its natural color, but it can also be dyed or painted. It should be noted that shingles that are not painted will become gray due to prolonged exposure to the sun and weather. The benefits of cedar shingleIMG_0474

Unlike other types of wood, cedar is moisture resistant, that is, it does not rot. It is therefore a material that is very suitable for the humid climate of Montreal, where cedar roofs last about 50 years … provided they are well maintained!

How to maintain the cedar shingle coating?

Pressure washing is recommended with a chlorine-free cleaner. To repair loose tiles, be sure to use nails dipped in lime: if you use galvanized nails, the acid from the wood will eat away at the nails, and you’ll have to start all over again after a few months.

How to paint cedar shingles?

Once the wood surface has been cleaned and repaired, it will be chosen to paint with a paint sprayer by adjusting the pressure of the appliance so as not to damage the surface. Apply an alkyd paint primer, followed by a paint that is specifically designed for outdoor use and will adhere to this alkyd. Different options are possible depending on your budget.IMG_0475

What precautions should be taken?

  • Before applying paint or stain all over the cedar surface, do a test on a discreet spot to check the color obtained once the plaster is dry.
  • Before using a spray gun, make sure you have completed the appropriate training. Protect your eyes and beware of wind that could cause damage to the neighboring property.
  • If you hire a professional painter, ask to see his certification.
  • Always read the instructions on the label of your paint or stain product carefully before attempting to use it.
  • Avoid painting in direct sunlight at high temperatures. Check the weather before starting your project.
  • Know that the drying time can vary greatly depending on the weather conditions, especially the degree of humidity of the ambient air.

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