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PAINTING & STAINING

Interior / Exterior Painting & Staining

At Fitzgerald Painting, we’re experts in all types of paints, stains and wood preservatives.  Interior or exterior – no matter what your needs, our expertise and thorough process ensure your home will remain looking beautiful long after the project is complete.

Before any work begins,  we take all necessary measures to protect your property and belongings, while providing you with the highest quality service.

Interior Exterior
Protection
  • Move furniture aside and cover with plastic to protect from dust and paint
  • Mask all fixtures, hinges and doorknobs
  • Protect floors with drop cloths and construction paper
  • Clean up and leave the house neat and orderly before departing each night
  • All clean up with HEPA vacuums, all sanding done with festool sanders with vacuum attached to minimize dust
  • Cover ground and plantings with drop cloths and thoroughly clean the work area upon completion
  • Protect roof and non-painted areas from paint drops
Preparation
  • Fill nail holes
  • Strip old wall covering
  • Repair plaster cracks and holes
  • Caulk gaps where trim molding meets walls and ceilings
  • Sand and dust all surfaces to ensure a superior finish
  • Scrape and sand all loose paint
  • Most houses are power-washed to remove dirt and mildew, providing a clean surface for the paint to adhere to; the house is allowed to dry out after washing to ensure all moisture has escaped
  • Chemical stripping of wood as needed to remove excess paint buildup, or failing paint
Application
  • Primer applied to bare wood and other surfaces as needed
  • Stain-blocking primers used on water and smoke stains
  • When wallpapering, a primer coat is applied for proper adhesion
  • All surfaces are painted using rollers and brushes for maximum quality
  • All joints receive siliconized caulking to prevent moisture from penetrating behind wood
  • Oil primer is applied to all bare wood before the top coat, improving adhesion and helping to block out cedar bleed
  • 98% of surfaces are painted with brushes and rollers; sprayers are used on shutters, lattice or hard-to-reach areas
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