At Five Star Painting of Durham and Chapel Hill, we focus on providing excellent workmanship and quality products that will last. Besides beautifying it, painting the outside of your house will protect it from the elements.
We want our customers to feel confident moving forward with the renovations they have in mind. You can rely on us for far more than just rejuvenating your siding. We can also apply complementary colors to your shutters, doors and trim.
Beyond that, we're prepared to paint any exterior structure on your property, including:
- Attached and detached garages
- Outdoor playhouses for children
- Guest houses and cottages
- Sheds and storage units
- Gazebos and pergolas
- Barns and stables
Do you want to create a warm, welcoming & modern exterior for your Durham, NC home? Let us help. Call Five Star Painting of Durham and Chapel Hill today!
Frequently Asked Questions
When Should You Not Do Exterior Painting?
The most obvious answer here is that you shouldn’t be doing exterior painting when it’s too hot or too cold outside. Temperatures that are too high can cause paint to dry too quickly and become brittle, while temperatures that are too low can cause paint to not adhere properly and bubble up. In general, it’s best not to do any exterior painting when temperatures are below 50°F or above 90°F.
When Should You Not Paint Outside of House?
In addition to temperature, there are other factors that should be taken into consideration when deciding if now is a good time for painting. For instance, you don’t want to paint if there is rain in the forecast or if it has been raining recently as this could affect how well the paint adheres and could lead to mildew and mold issues later on down the line. It’s also recommended that you not start a project if humidity levels are above 85%. Finally, make sure there isn't construction taking place near your home as dust from construction sites can easily blow onto the wet paint and ruin your job! Also, avoid painting on windy days since dust and dirt could easily blow onto wet paint and ruin an otherwise beautiful job!
Is Pressure Washing My House Before Painting Worth It?
The short answer is yes! Pressure washing removes built-up dirt and grime on which new paint won't stick; pressure washing will also remove loose old paint which will help ensure better adhesion for new coats of paint being applied. A pressure washer should always be used before starting any interior or exterior painting jobs as it helps create a clean surface for paint application.
Should You Sleep in a Freshly Painted House?
It's generally advised that people wait 24 hours after painting before sleeping in a newly painted room because fresh paints contain solvents that give off fumes called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which may have adverse effects on humans including headaches, nausea, dizziness, and more serious problems such as respiratory conditions like asthma over long periods of exposure. Therefore, it's best practice to wait until all VOCs have dissipated before sleeping in a freshly painted room - typically 24 hours but sometimes longer depending on temperatures and humidity levels.