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Exterior Trim Painting (Toronto, 2024)

Our team of painters have painted the exterior of hundreds of homes overs the years. We are comfortable working at heights and take the proper safety precautions to ensure that everyone is safe. We never skip out on prep and only use the highest quality paints to ensure that the exterior of your home looks great and lasts for the years to come.

2 Year Warranty

Our team offers a 2 year warranty on most exterior painting projects. If your paint job starts peeling prematurely, we will touch it up for free.

Efficient & Dustless

Our team is equipped with the top of line dustless sanding equipment which allows us to prep your house in less time, keep your house clean, and save you money. 

Daily Updates & Cleaning

We send daily video updates so that you know exactly what's going on without having to be there. Our crew always protect the surrounding areas and clean up daily so your house never looks like a mess.

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Looking to paint the exterior of your home?

Exterior Trim Painting Process

Step 1 - Set up

The first step of exterior trim painting is to do a safety check and deciding on how to reach all of the surfaces. We typically use ladders when possible and scaffolding for tight areas. In extreme circumstances, we rent boom lifts if there is no other way to access the surfaces. Depending on if we are brushing or spraying the surfaces, we will also cover and mask the surrounding areas

Step 2 - Scraping & Sanding

Once the surrounding areas are covered up and the ladders & working at heights equipment are in place, we begin prepping the surfaces. Loose old paint is scraped off and all the surfaces are lightly sanded. Its important to note that the purpose of sanding is NOT to remove the old texture but to improve adhesion and feather edges. Existing craters and textures left from years of built-up paint will still remain (unless you decide to strip them - this is a far more involved process).

Step 3 - Repairs & Priming

After the surfaces haven been cleared of old loose paint and have been sanded down, we repair minor damages such as holes and scratches on the surface. We also caulk cracks to ensure that moisture does not penetrate the surfaces. Bare wooden areas are spot primed to ensure proper adhesion of the finish coat. You will see white spots around the house which is the primer. A full prime is only necessary if the old coating is an oil-based product or if the surfaces are fully bare.

Step 4 - Painting & Cleaning

The final steps are painting and cleaning. We apply two full finish coats to the surfaces to ensure proper coverage. Depending on the existing colour and what colour the surface is being painted, more than 2 coats may be necessary. Unfortunately it is not always possible to predict how many coats may be required so the standard is to quote for 2 coats. We apply paint using a brush and roller or sprayer depending on the surface and surrounding conditions.

Best Paints for Exterior Painting

#1 Benjamin Moore - Aura Exterior

Our top pick is Benjamin Moore's top of the line paint and is amongst the best paints available for exterior trim painting. This paint is thick, it covers extremely well and is durable. Aura is self-priming and can be applied directly to the primed/painted surface (we recommend priming). The only catch is that it dries extremely quick which makes it a bit harder to work with - especially in the summer. 
 

Price: $117+HST / Gal

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Exterior Trim Painting FAQ

Q: How long do exterior paint jobs last?

Exterior paint jobs in Toronto usually last around 5 years before they start to peel or need a maintenance coat. However, this depends on many factors such as the amount of sun and weather exposure. Vertical surfaces that are covered or shaded tend to last longer than surfaces which are uncovered and facing the sun.

Q: How do you reach high up areas?

A: Ladders are usually sufficient to reach most areas. The longest ladder that is still available is a 40 foot ladder which can access a three storey house. With that being said, we sometimes have to set up scaffolding if the area is very tight or rent a boom lift if it is unsafe to set up a ladder or scaffold.

Q: Do you prime the surfaces before you paint?

A: We spot prime bare wooden areas to ensure proper adhesion of the finish coat. Paint sticks to paint so it is unnecessary to prime previously painted surfaces. With that being said, if the surface was previously painted with an oil-based product, then we would have to use a conversion primer before painting.

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