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Malone Painting's Exterior Prep for a St. Louis Home that Shines

With winter's chill finally loosening its grip, what better way to welcome the new season than with a fresh, revitalized exterior for your home? Here at Malone Painting, we understand the importance of thorough preparation for a long-lasting, beautiful paint job, especially after the wear and tear of winter. 


Malone Painting's Exterior Preparation Before Painting

The secret of a good paint job is that most of the hard work is done before a brush ever hits the exterior wall. Painting a poorly prepped surface will only result in disappointment, while quality pre-paint work pays huge dividends. So armed with the knowledge that preparation when it comes to painting, here are 6 tips to help your exterior paint prep projects go faster, look better and cost less.


Step 1: Power Washing – Blast Away the Elements


The first step to a flawless finish is a clean slate. Our expert team employs high-powered washing techniques, customized to your home's specific needs. This meticulous process removes winter's grime, dirt, mildew, and any lingering salt residue, leaving a smooth, clean surface ready to embrace the new paint. Think of it as a deep-tissue cleanse for your home's exterior!


Step 2: Scrape & Sand – Farewell, Peeling Paint


Loose or peeling paint acts as a barrier to proper adhesion, leading to an uneven, unsightly finish. Our experienced painters meticulously scrape and sand all surfaces, ensuring any loose paint chips or flaking areas are removed. This meticulous attention to detail guarantees a seamless, professional-looking paint job that will stand the test of time.


Step 3: Ground Cover – Capturing Every Flake


We don't just paint with precision; we paint with respect for your property! To ensure your landscaping and surrounding areas remain pristine, we strategically place protective plastic sheeting around your home's base and walkways. This meticulous step captures any loose paint chips or debris during the scraping and sanding process, keeping your property spotless.


Step 4: Caulking Craftsmanship – Sealing Out the Elements


Winter's harsh winds and fluctuating temperatures can wreak havoc on your home's exterior, creating cracks and gaps, especially around wood trim. Our skilled team meticulously identifies and fills these vulnerable areas with high-quality caulk, creating a watertight seal that protects your home from moisture damage and drafts. This added layer of protection ensures your paint job not only looks stunning but also functions flawlessly.


Step 5: Spot Priming – Prepping for the Perfect Bond


Bare surfaces, like exposed wood or areas where old paint has been removed, require special attention. Our painters expertly apply a coat of primer specifically formulated for these areas. This crucial step ensures optimal adhesion for the final paint, preventing peeling and ensuring a smooth, even finish that lasts.


Step 6: Sherwin-Williams Emerald Excellence – A Lasting Impression


Finally, the moment you've been waiting for – the paint! We exclusively use high-quality Sherwin-Williams Emerald exterior paint, renowned for its exceptional durability, vibrant colors, and resistance to fading and chipping. Our expert painters apply two meticulous coats, ensuring consistent coverage and a flawless finish that will beautify your St. Louis home for years to come.


Beyond the Paint


At Malone Painting, we believe in exceeding expectations. That's why our exterior preparation process goes beyond just the technical steps. We offer:


  • Free consultations and estimates: Our friendly team will assess your home's needs and provide a detailed plan and transparent estimate.

  • Experienced and insured professionals: Our highly trained and insured painters are dedicated to meticulous craftsmanship and safety.

  • Superior customer service: We prioritize open communication, ensuring you're informed and involved throughout the process.

  • Peace of mind: We stand behind our work with a comprehensive warranty, guaranteeing your satisfaction.

Our Guarantee


We stand behind our work with an unwavering commitment to your satisfaction. That's why we offer:


  • Final Walk-Through Perfection: We don't disappear after the last coat dries. Our Production Manager will personally walk through your home with you, ensuring everything meets your expectations. If anything is less than perfect, we'll happily schedule touch-ups.

  • 1-Year Touch-Up Guarantee: We're so confident in our work that we offer a full year of touch-up guarantee. If you notice any issues, big or small, just give us a call, and we'll handle them at no additional cost.

Embrace Spring with a Home that Shines:


Don't settle for a mediocre paint job. Invest in your home's beauty and longevity with Malone Painting's meticulous exterior preparation process. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help your St. Louis home shine brighter than ever this spring! Get your home ready for a makeover - watch our video and schedule your painting appointment today!


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