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Magnificent Homes of the Past, We are often called to provide a scope for exterior and interior painting of older homes. A historic home, by definition is a home older than 50 years old but here in New England 100 year old homes are often referred to as historic.
What does a scope or plan entail for a historic home?
- Current condition of paint.
- condition of substrate (wood) which is painted
- Is it Lead? and if so proper methods of the RRP rule.
- process of prep for new coatings.
- Assistance with selection of coatings.
- color assistance.
Homes of yesteryear often have multiple layers of paint which we have found hide the intricate details of the wood. Hand carved ornate moldings often have multiple layers of paint which hide these details.
Utilizing the proper methods of surface prep in conjunction with the new and MANDATORY EPA rules and regulations make for a safe environment for the homeowners, other residents as well as the safety of the contractor. Methods such as chemically stripping, sanding with proper sanders and HEPA vacuum systems are the often sought after methods for prep after protecting all surfaces.
Due to replacement costs of some of the moldings and siding to be quite expensive when wood rot is present, wood epoxies are often used to replicate the moldings while maintaining the true feel of the historic home.
I would love to talk to you regarding your Historic home, please give me a call at 1-800-PAINTING or 978-683-9119