#8 CUTENESS FAIL – While ultimately cute and certainly a Kodak moment, still an epic paint fail.

TOP 10 PAINT FAILS (in pictures)

It’s Friday, Time to have a little laugh. Here now, as judged by Pro Precision Painting are the Top 10 most Epic paint fails.

CLICK EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE THEIR EPICNESS…

#10 – TRANSPORTATION FAIL – We’re pretty sure that’s not how to transport paint to a job site.

#10 – TRANSPORTATION FAIL – We’re pretty sure that’s not how to transport paint to a job site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9 – SIMPLY FAILED – As in, the paint simply failed over a LONG period of time.

#9 – SIMPLY FAILED – As in, the paint simply failed over a LONG period of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8 CUTENESS FAIL – While ultimately cute and certainly a Kodak moment, still an epic paint fail.

#8 CUTENESS FAIL – While ultimately cute and certainly a Kodak moment, still an epic paint fail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 SCOTCHGUARD FAIL – Not a great way to test the Scotchguard ability of your carpet.

#7 SCOTCHGUARD FAIL – Not a great way to test the Scotchguard ability of your carpet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6 CAMOUFLAGE FAIL – Sorry bro, we can still see your house.

#6 CAMOUFLAGE FAIL – Sorry bro, we can still see your house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 APPLICATION FAIL – Can’t determine if these are the same guys who transported the paint in TRANSPORTATION FAIL, however, we will go on record and say THAT IS NOT how you apply paint.

#5 APPLICATION FAIL – Can’t determine if these are the same guys who transported the paint in TRANSPORTATION FAIL, however, we will go on record and say THAT IS NOT how you apply paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 SWEET DREAMS FAIL – It’s our guess, but having sweet dreams with this kind of paint work may never occur.

#4 SWEET DREAMS FAIL – It’s our guess, but having sweet dreams with this kind of paint work may never occur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3 REALLY FAIL – Everybody with us now, “Really bro, you’re really going to say that’s finished or even acceptable?”

#3 REALLY FAIL – Everybody with us now, “Really bro, you’re really going to say that’s finished or even acceptable?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2 DON’T EVEN GO THERE FAIL – Um yeah, you wanna caption this paint fail? We did not think so either.

#2 DON’T EVEN GO THERE FAIL – Um yeah, you wanna caption this paint fail? We did not think so either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 OH MY GOODNESS FAIL – So just a though here, but, what do you think the couches comfort level will be AFTER you roll it with paint? Just sayin…

#1 OH MY GOODNESS FAIL – So just a though here, but, what do you think the couches comfort level will be AFTER you roll it with paint? Just sayin…

power wash home

A Power Wash Home A Day Helps Keep The Algae Away

As a St. Louis home owner, you’re probably rejoicing that the snow has melted, the birds are singing and daylight saving has come! (OK, daylight savings was a stretch, we admit.)

Yet your home has been calling you, can you hear it? It’s saying, “A Power Was A Day Helps Keep The Algae Away“.

Miss_R_dam_27Though you may not see it now, trust us, with St. Louis being in a densely covered river delta, the amount of trees we have – like it or not – algae has survived this winter and is looking to team up with future friends this spring as all plant life looks to bloom and pollinate to it’s utmost potential.

As a home owner it’s our hunch you’re wondering how any algae could possibly survive on plastic, or today’s high grade vinyl siding. Algae feeds and survives on sugars, dust, dirt, or other air born things that fly and attach to your siding. Trees in our river delta, be it evergreen or deciduous, broadcast ultra-fine aerosols of sugars multiple times per year (not just spring alone). Simply park your car under trees at The Muny, The St. Louis Zoo or more, and you’ll be hostage to thousands of tiny droplets of sap or sugar on your prized auto. This is the tempting food for St. Louis algae! Regardless what your siding salesman or home builder told you – this stuff WILL stick to vinyl or plastic siding.

When the subject turns to wood siding, algae is more than likely feasting on the very stains and sealers you, or companies you’ve hired, used to preserve your wood. A good number of today’s clear and semi-transparent wood sealers and stains are developed with alkyd and oil resins. It’s not advertised, but these natural oils are delicious food for algae. Shocking we know!  There are sealers and stains which do contain appropriate chemicals designed to prevent algae growth, however these chemicals also breakdown when exposed to UV rays and consistent exposure to rainwater.

HERE IS WHERE WE WANT TO BE YOUR BEST FRIEND. We know that many of you have spent good money on, and in fact, may (did we say MAY?) love your pressure washer because it’s a very cool tool. As guys who work with power tools every day, it would be safe to say, ‘We get it”. Yet a power washer can wreak destruction with homes if used improperly.

Water that is accidentally sprayed behind vinyl siding, joints and corners will cause wood rot if your home is missing a proper weather barrier. In St. Louis we see it all the time, this simple requirement has been lacking from the building code for many years. Some builders today ignore it to cut corners. Do you know if your home has a weather barrier under the siding? So much siding is nailed directly to wood sheathing and installed insufficiently.

As for wood, the water that’s projected from the tips of power washers can be blasted into cracks where you don’t want water to actually go. If you’re not careful the high-powered water stream can diminish the treated wood of your wood siding making some appear older looking than it really is.

A periodic cleaning to prevent algae buildup is almost a mandate living in St. Louis. Our ability to power wash your home each year has advantages to prevent future algae growth and your homes protection long-term. A professional power washing of your home helps remove the sugars from the siding before algae can have a feast at your expense.

Jeff Foxworthy paint the exterior of your hosue

IF (Fill in the BLANK) It Might Be Time to Paint the Exterior of Your House

In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You might be a Redneck” we bring you the Top 5 Reasons you might need to paint the exterior of your house this Spring.

IF YOUR NEIGHBORS AFFECTIONATELY CALL YOU THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON CAUSE YOUR HOUSE HAS A TAD BIT ALGAE AND THINGS GROWING – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.

Algae and mold are a common problem in the Midwest. With the natural pollens and overstimulated tree growth in our marketplace algae and mold have a great time growing in the Missouri river delta of St. Louis. As a homeowner algae and mold can lead to the natural breakdown of painted surfaces. Pro Precision Painting can clean those surfaces, prepare them and apply new painting products with built in protective measures to protect against breakdown.

IF YOUR HOME HAS MORE PEELING THAN DO THE ORANGES YOUR KIDS HAVE AS AN AFTER SCHOOL SNACK – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.

One of the tell tale signs that your homes exterior needs to be repainted is the paint is beginning to peel or crack. This is an open invitation for moisture to penetrate your wood framing and foundation, which, down the road can be a costly repair. Have someone inspect it soon.

IF READING THE THREE LITTLE PIGS TO YOUR CHILDREN YOU ENVY THE PIG WITH THE STRONGEST HOUSE – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.

As a professional painting company we have a little saying, ” Straws, Sticks or Bricks”. That is, many homes come built in a wide-array of building materials. When it comes to your specific home what is made of will affect how often you may need to paint it. It is reasonable to expect painting your home every 7-15 years if you home is made from some type of shingles, cement fiberboard, cedar and or other wood.

IF YOU PREFER LOOKING OUT OF YOUR HOUSE RATHER THAN AT YOUR HOUSE 9 OUTTA 10 TIMES – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.

Take a look around. Notice the trim on your house, around your windows and doors. They may need to be painted more often than the rest of the house. These areas get the most wear and tear and should be touched up every few years.

IF YOUR SPOUSE TELLS YOU THAT YOU’VE SAID “I’M GONNA PAINT THE HOUSE THIS SPRING” MORE THAN 2 YEARS CONSECUTIVELY – IT MIGHT BE TIME TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE.

Life gets busy. Things we want to do get replaced by other things. Hiring a professional painter to paint the exterior of your home may just be the solution for you to move onto other projects – and to help you – from keeping your spouse telling you you’ve already told them you’re going to paint your house, for the umpteenth time.

There are consequences for NOT painting the exterior of your house appropriately:

Exposed materials will definitely rot

Severely damaged materials must be replaced, caulked and painted when they fail. Additionally, rotting materials may compromise the structural integrity of your home! To test for rot, use a screwdriver to see if any materials break apart easily.

You give algae and mold a reason to grow and proliferate

Removing mass quantities of algae and mold requires additional cleaning supplies and intense work. For example some products require a bleach additive to kill the spores. In those cases, spraying with a garden hose does not work! As a homeowner look behind vines or ivy that may have grown on the side of your house. These create an ideal environment that can cause algae and mold.

If you’re interested in a no-risk inspection of your property with a proactive plan to restore your home please contact us today.