Pressure washers have become extremely popular rental options among Charlottesville home owners looking for fast and efficient cleans. Pressure washing your siding, deck and driveway is extremely effective if done correctly. Unfortunately, many are unaware that there are different types of equipment meant for different surfaces… and that without proper training, one can easily damage their property.
The most common mistake do-it-yourself pressure washers will run into is applying too much pressure. It is easy to underestimate the power of a jet of water, but many first-time attempts will end up carving strips out of wood decking, or etching lines into the home’s siding.
Many DIY pressure washers also only load their washer with water. Without the proper ratio of cleaning solution mixed in, your cleaning effectiveness will be significantly reduced, and probably lead you to apply too much pressure to make up for lost power. Water-only mixtures also spread mold spores around. The extra pressure and mold-related damages can cost you big money.
There’s an art to a thorough house clean. If you would like a FREE ESTIMATE for our Charlottesville pressure washing services, please do not hesitate to contact us today!
Owner, RB Painting Company
Spring in Charlottesville is absolutely beautiful. While autumn gains plenty of attention with changing leaves on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the site of flowers blooming on UVA Grounds and lines of cars at Lowes to pickup mulch make it one of our favorite time of year.
Spring is also a great time of year to get a FREE QUOTE on any painting projects you've had in mind. RB Painting Company has served Charlottesville and Central Virginia for the past 20 years and we are dedicated to making your house beautiful. Contact us today for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Owner, RB Painting Company
What is Integrity? The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
When it comes to looking for the right Charlottesville Painting Contractor, integrity is a key piece that is hard to find. You could find the best Charlottesville Painter from a skill/equipment/tactical perspective but if they are lacking in integrity then stay away!
RB Painting Company has served clients in Charlottesville and Central Virginia for the past 20 years and are a company that completes every job with integrity. Contact us today for a FREE ESTIMATE - we look forward to hearing from you!
Owner, RB Painting Company
Thank you Charlottesville! We love C'ville and we love our fabulous clients. We've been Charlottesville's premier painter for almost 20 years and are dedicated to providing unmatched service to clients throughout Central Virginia.
Read this recent 5 Star Google Business Review less than a week ago from The Kellers...
"RB Painting did a great job. They repairs some water damage we didn't even see. They cleaned up really good after every day, they were careful with moving furniture and items. They covered everything real well. I recommend this company. They also were reasonable priced."
Hiring a Charlottesville professional painter for your next home project could save you time and money in the long run. RB Painting Company has the tools, skills, and safety equipment necessary to give your Charlottesville Home a beautiful end result in a safe manner. Despite the benefits of hiring a professional, quality work and good customer service aren’t a guarantee. Be sure to consider the following before hiring a painting contractor.
Have clear expectations. Before you call a Charlottesville painter to get an estimate, think about your schedule and end goal.
Narrow down your search. Check BBB.org, ask friends and neighbors for recommendations, and identify at least three reputable Charlottesville Painting Contractors to bid on the job. RB paint company has over 30 5-Star Google Business Reviews.
Get a comprehensive estimate. RB Painting Company provide Charlottesville clients with detailed estimates that include a complete breakdown of their costs and schedule.
Ask the right questions. Asking the right questions will help you get clear on the painter’s experience and what is included in the cost.
The above tips will help you find a Charlottesville Painting Contractor that is trustworthy and reliable - such as RB Painting Company! Contact Us Today for a Free Estimate!
Some people in Charlottesville skimp on prep work because it's hard, time-consuming work; some because they don't understand just how important it really is; and some because they don't know how to go about it. While we can't do much about the difficulty of the job, this week's article will go through each step in the process so at least you'll have the know-how to get it done right.
Houses get dirty from dust and other environmental contaminants. If you leave these contaminants on the surface when you paint, your paint will be sticking to the dirt and not to the surface that you want it to stick to.
2.) Let It Dry
This may sound a bit ridiculous but it should be said that paint, primer, and caulking do not stick well to damp surfaces.
By the time most folks get around to painting their home it's because they're starting to see peeling paint.
4.) Repair Damage & Set Nail Heads
If you have any rotted or damaged sections of siding or trim then you'll want to repair them at this stage of the game.
The next step is to sand all of the surfaces smooth. This includes sanding down any rough exposed wood as well as feather-sanding the edge of the remaining paint that's still on the siding.
If you didn't have any peeling paint you should be able to skip this step and go on to the next. If you did then you'll at least need to do some spot-priming of the bare areas, because paint doesn't always stick well to bare substrates.
Caulking doesn't just make your paint job look pretty it also keeps water from getting into the structure and causing damage.
WOW! Thank you so much Charlottesville for making us one of the top rated Painting Contractors in Charlottesville, Virginia! We strive hard to serve every customer well and here are two 5-star reviews from satisfied Charlottesville clients!
"I found in Roberto Becerra (owner) a knowledgeable and experienced painter with whom I can have a professional relationship over the long term. Maintaining my home is an on-going project, and embarking on a new painting project or keeping up with maintenance no longer stress me out knowing that Roberto is available. He is truly knowledgeable about the different types of paints and stains - and will help you achieve the look you want. He is organized and meticulous, and he ensures that his crew are timely and work cleanly. He takes pride in his work and is available even after the work has been completed to ensure your satisfaction. It is a pleasure to work with him, and I recommend his company without reservation."
"The quality is top notch and the service is superior. Pricing was competitive and I found them to be very clean, efficient, and trustworthy. I will hire them again for all my future jobs in my commercial real estate and residential."
One question we've been fielding a lot this week is 'How Cold Is Too Cold To Paint Outside?' We figured we'd devote our blog post this week to answering that specific question!
Water-based exterior paint requires certain conditions to cure properly. And if it doesn’t, you might be repainting your home’s exterior sooner than you planned.
It should be at least 50° F when applying the paint and shouldn’t drop below 32° F at night for several days after.
Paint needs several days to cure, and as the temperature dips, dew can form on surfaces and cause the water in the paint to evaporate too slowly. Even if it’s warm during the day, the paint won’t form a good film if temperatures drop too low at night. That affects how the paint holds up over time, including how well it resists cracking. Colder temperatures and moisture on the surface can also result in staining or mildew.
Some manufacturers now claim that certain paints will cure in temperatures as low as 35° F.
But what about an upper limit? For summer days—say, when temperatures hit 90° F—there’s no hard rule about how hot is too hot outside. But you’ll want to pay attention to the surface temperature of the exterior walls of your house.
If you can’t keep the palm of your hand on the exterior wall of your house for more than a few seconds, it’s too hot to paint.
Check the label on the paint can for any instructions on the ideal temperature range - with over 20 years experience professionally painting houses throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Contact us today for a free estimate!
Owner, RB Paint Company
What a Super Bowl!
We hope you enjoyed the game, albeit a slightly lopsided outcome. The game got us thinking - what makes a successful team and does our company replicate that? After doing a bit of research, here are 5 things winning teams (and companies) have in common:
1. THEY ARE COMMITTED TO THE VISION, AND ACHIEVING EXTRAORDINARY GOALS
2. THEY SHARE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR RESULTS
3. THEIR COMMUNICATION IS TRANSPARENT
4. THEY RESOLVE CONFLICT CONSTRUCTIVELY
5. THEY HAVE MUTUAL RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER, AND STRONG CAMARADERIE
Reading through these, we can say without a doubt RB Paint Company possesses and practices all 5. We are committed to excellence and serving each customers' unique needs. If you would like to see for yourself, do not hesitate to contact us today for a FREE ESTIMATE!
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From a Satisfied Client...
"I’ve known Roberto professionally for several years now. His attention to detail, execution and diligence is second to none."
-James H. (November 2018)