Many people who have older aluminum or vinyl sided houses don’t realize that their siding can be painted.
They are faced with a dilemma:
Either live with a faded and dated ugly house…
Pay a small fortune to replace the siding with brand new, but inferior, vinyl siding…
This is where We Paint Siding steps in with the solution.
Siding can be painted for a fraction of the cost!
Often it is 1/4 the cost of replacement or less
So you don’t have to have an ugly house.
And you don’t have to break the bank.
We are beautifying Milton one house at a time and would love to provide you with a free estimate.
Please browse the rest of our site for more before/after pictures and information as well.
Testimonials from Milton
All testimonials are completely unsolicited. These are natural customer responses received by email:
The boys have finished the job and the house looks great!
They were very professional, and obviously took pride in their work.
A great crew!!
It has made a huge difference to our property and have lots of compliments and passed on your name. Your guys were awesome and paid great attention to every detail, clean up was perfect, you have a good crew. Job very well done.
Pat and Ron, Milton
Your crew did an excellent paint job.
Me and my husband would like you to pass along our thanks for a job well done.
Our specialized process can affordably make your house in Milton beautiful.
We Paint Siding is proud to offer our exterior painting services to the Milton area. If your aluminum, vinyl, or wood siding is faded or dated then get it painted! Exterior brick and stucco can also be painted to stunning effect using our techniques and products. Our specialized process includes the following:
Pressure washing of aluminum and vinyl siding and all other exterior surfaces to be painted. We are well equipped for this as we use long extension wands to ensure the water blast can scrape the siding clean board by board, even at heights. Washing removes old dirt and chalky paint from the siding and prepares the aluminum or vinyl for painting
Filling in of small holes, repair of missing or cracked caulking, removal of shutters (which can also be painted), removal of ivy or vegetation that is attached to the siding
Scraping, sanding, and priming of any wood siding or surfaces as necessary. Filling in holes, gaps, and cracks in wood substrates in preparation for painting
Thoroughly masking and protecting all surrounding areas using different types of papers, tapes, films, shields, and tarps
Painting the siding by spray application for a beautiful and long-lasting result, WOW factor for your home!
We offer exterior painting of the following surfaces:
- Aluminum Siding
- Vinyl Siding
- Wood Siding
- Aluminum Soffits and Eaves
- And more!
But is it safe to paint aluminum and vinyl siding? Won't it peel right off!?
Many people ask this question and don’t realize that aluminum and vinyl are actually great substrates for painting, if done properly. They think that the surfaces are too ‘slick’ or ‘smooth’ and there’s nothing for the paint to bond to. But water-based architectural paints have actually been used on metal and vinyl siding for over 40 years now!
Since aluminum and vinyl are impermeable materials, water is not constantly evaporating and breathing through them (compare to wood). This means that once the paint has fully hardened (cured) onto the siding, there is very little stress on the coating, and it will not flake or peel.
To ensure this proper bonding and curing of the paint, a few points are very important:
The substrate (aluminum or vinyl siding, soffits, eaves, etc.) must be prepared properly
The correct product must be used
The product must be applied under the proper conditions
We Paint Siding has developed a process and systems to ensure that these requirements are always met. Since we are specialists, you can rest assured that our crews know what they’re doing. The crews do similar jobs, repeat the process, and implement our systems every single day!
Here are some more details on the process that ensures proper adhesion of the paint to the siding and other exterior surfaces:
Most siding, soffits, and fascia have never been refinished because many people do not know it’s possible and there are very few contractors who know how to properly do it.
This means there are usually years of built-up dust, dirt or mildew that need to be cleaned. Often there is also a very chalky residue on the siding, which is the remnant of the original factory-finish from years ago. If these residues are not cleaned from the surface, then the new paint job will likely peel.
Pressure washing is the best way to remove the surface contaminants. Many painters will use a basic pressure washer to rinse down a house, but are not equipped to get the higher areas properly. You can see them spraying way up the side of the house from the ground with the water ‘stream’ being more of a mist by the time it gets to the high areas. This is not the proper way to clean exterior siding.
At We Paint Siding we are well-equipped with extension wands for our high-powered pressure washers. This means we can carefully ‘scrape’ across the siding, section by section, making sure the water stream is at the best angle and strength for cleaning.
If Mildew or mold is present, we will use an exterior mildewcide cleaner. Depending on how stubborn the mold is, the area will be scrubbed by hand before pressure washing.
Sometimes there will be remnants of ivy or other vegetation on the siding. Other times there will be old caulking, remains of eggs(!), or other things stuck to the siding.
We make sure to scrape and sand these off to ensure that the new paint job will not peel or fail in some localized area. When removing remnants of vegetation, we aim for 85-90% removal, and certainly to a point where it will not interfere with adhesion of the paint in any way.
Wooden items will often need scraping and sanding and we always ensure to do a thorough job, followed up by coating with a high-build bonding and adhesive primer.
Using the correct exterior paint product is extremely important.
We use only paints that are formulated for use on aluminum and vinyl siding.
Furthermore we use products that are ideal for spray-application which means having a long enough ‘open time’ (ie: doesn’t dry too fast) to prevent streaks and lap-lines in the finish, as well as having great self-leveling properties, among other things.
The paints come from major coating manufacturers that have been making paint for aluminum and vinyl siding for more than 40 years!
You may hear some painting companies claim that there are no paints on the market that can adhere to these materials. They claim they have found the ‘secret’ to making a paint that will adhere, and that only their paint can be used as part of a siding painting service…
But this is simply not true! Coating manufacturers have had legions of chemists producing these products for decades. The paints can be sourced right in Milton.
There are a great number of aspects to consider when correctly applying paint to exterior siding. A painter must consider many factors such as weather conditions, local Milton weather forecasts, timing of direct sunlight, size of crew, number of different colours, darkness of colours, difficulty of access, and others.
We have checklists and systems in place to ensure the painter and crew are always factoring everything in to provide the best finish in any conditions.
Many painters who are not specialists in painting of exterior siding will not be aware of the many possible pitfalls that exist when planning jobs like this.
For example, to avoid painting dark colours in direct sunlight requires planning ahead and making sure the correct areas are prepared and masked in the proper order, anticipating the movement of the sun as the day goes on.
There are endless examples of how planning affects the final quality of the job when working outside in the elements and following a process that requires a lot of preparation and masking before the paint actually goes on.
At We Paint Siding we make sure the job is planned ahead and done right. This is why we are proud to offer our 10-Year Guarantee. We have painted many houses in Milton over the years that still look as good as the day they were painted!
Spray Application Vs. Brush and Roller
Application of the paint by spray is far superior to brush or roller.
Using a brush or roller to apply paint over a smooth surface actually puts grooves or stipples into the finish. This means you are adding texture and surface area to the surface of the coating. The coating will have high and low spots which severely inhibits the lateral bonding properties of the paint (how the molecules bond to each other ‘sideways’ to form a durable whole).
As the coating takes on the elements over time it will wear unevenly, far more quickly, and also pick up more dust and dirt along the way.
Also, by brushing or rolling, friction is always applied and only a very thin coating is possible as the paint tends to just get pushed around. Even two coats of brushed-on paint is thinner than a single coat by spray.
When spraying, the exterior paint lays down evenly and smoothly. The paint is applied more quickly and therefore can be spread over much larger areas to all dry together for a stronger coating.
The lateral bonding of the paint molecules is maximized because the coating is smooth and even. Not only will the final job look much better but it will also stand up to the elements far better.
Spraying allows a coating to be carefully built up since there is no friction involved in the process. The coating we apply is thicker and superior in every way to 2 traditional coats of brush or roller.
The above is just a brief overview of the many aspects that are taken into account in a typical We Paint Siding job.
Rest assured that both aluminum and vinyl siding are superb substrates for painting if done properly. In 15 years of painting in and around Milton we’ve never had a single case of serious paint failure!
We are proud to offer a 10-year written guarantee and warranty on all of our aluminum and vinyl siding painting work.
This is a guarantee against any peeling or flaking of the paint coating from the siding or other surfaces painted.
As described above, once the coating has bonded and cured onto the metal or vinyl substrate, it will not peel.
The only way peeling can occur is if a mistake was made during the preparation or application of the paint, or if the wrong paint was used. In this case, the coating will fail within a short amount of time (at most 1-2 years) as it was unable to properly bond and cure to the substrate.
To protect you, the customer, against this we offer a warranty for 10 years. This is far more than ample time for any application or process errors to show themselves.
But remember, the coating will last well in excess of 10 years, never flaking or peeling!
Where Can You Find Us?
You can see our crews painting siding in the following neighbourhoods and more: Dorset Park, Willmott, Timberlea, Bronte Meadows, Dempsey, Clarke, Beaty, Harrison, Coates, Scott, Old Milton, and beautiful rural areas like Campbellville and Speyside:
Milton has a beautiful blend of classic and modern buildings from the Old Milton Town Hall at 150 Main Street to the Milton Public Library at 1010 Main Street. Likewise our siding painting crews have applied a variety of colour schemes to a wide range of house and building styles around town.
There are a lot of houses with aluminum and vinyl siding in the Dorsett Park area and sure enough we’ve painted many along and around Woodward and Laurier Avenues. Many of the original colours are very out-of-date and/or faded away.
It’s very rewarding for us to transform the look of these houses for homeowners who once felt trapped in their ugly house.
We have also painted a lot of wood and brick exteriors in the Old Milton area. Heritage homes that have had multiple additions and renovations are often in need of a fresh paint job to tie the look of the house together. These will often have a mix of wood, brick, siding, stucco, and trim to paint.
There are also sometimes elements of tricky access to areas, whether it be heights, tight corners, or dormers. Our crews are experienced in using ladders and lifts (aerial lifts like a scissor lift or boom), as it is a very regular part of our work.
The crews at We Paint Siding can handle just about anything a house in Milton could throw at us.
Please contact us to book your free estimate today!