Types of Exterior House Surfaces in Albuquerque
The charm of the Southwest largely comes from the adobe-style architecture. While the look remains the same, the materials to achieve it are different—no more mud and straw. With all the different surface types of modern homes come different painting needs. Mike’s Quality Painting provides superior exterior house painting services for all surface types:
- Masonite siding
- Wood siding
- Metal siding
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to exterior house painting, so you need a painting contractor who knows each surface and the right preparations and materials for it.
Did you Know…
Knowing about your own home exterior surfaces can help you find the right painting contractor. For instance, you should know that:
- Stucco is a breathable, porous surface that expands and contracts comparatively more than other surfaces with heat and water exposure. Some paints seal the porous exterior, and that can trap heat in, causing the stucco (and your new paint job) to crack. Specialized latex paints or elastomeric coatings are best on stucco because they expand and contract with the surface.
- UV rays affect the ability of wood siding to adhere with paint. Primer protects wood against UV, providing a good surface for paint bonding that help your exterior paint last longer.
- Primers and paints need to be the same formula—both oil-based or both latex. Proper bonding doesn’t happen when you mix-and-match.
Mike’s Quality Painting knows that several factors—including the climate—determine the preparation and products called for on any job. To get the best exterior house painting service, you need a local contractor who knows what’s best for the various house exterior surface types in Albuquerque. Contact us to request a quote today!