When to paint your house exterior in Atlanta?

The best time of year to paint the exterior of your home in Atlanta is from the 1st of March through end of November.  But its important to remember that in Atlanta you can paint all year round.   Through the winter the majority of the days are mild enough to paint. During the summer it is […]

How often should I have my house pressure washed?

The frequency of pressure washing your home depends on whether your house has mildew beginning to grow.  If the quality of your exterior paint is good you may not need to pressure wash until the next time you paint. If the house mildews in the fourth or fifth year it’s because the exterior paint is […]

Replacing rotten wood on your house before a repaint

What is the best material to replace rotten wood with on a house? Hardie Plank siding is also an excellent product and last for decades.  Hardie Trim is also made and is used extensively for wood replacement.  Again, another excellent product and holds exterior paint well.  Hardie Siding and Hardie Trim is a cementitious-based product that […]

How to find a good painting contractor

Let me offer you some guidance on what you should be looking for when hiring a painting contractor.  You should be looking for an experienced contractor that has learned from his mistakes. There are three things to look for: First is the level of expertise. Does he know how to do the job professionally? Secondly, […]

The Best Painters In Marietta

If you need quality painters in Marietta, Mike’s Painting & Flooring is the only call you need to make. Don’t gamble with contractors that you can’t trust. Mike’s has 20 years of experience providing quality work to Marietta and metro Atlanta. We take pride in our workmanship and getting the job done right to leave […]

Do I need mildewcide in my paint?

Why should I add mildewcide to my exterior paint? Yes, there is a mildewcide that is exceptional and gives years of resistance to mildew. There is a vast difference in mildewcides as far as their effectiveness. Quality paint comes from the factory with 1% mildewcide.  That is helpful and usually gets 4 years or so […]

Can you paint when rain is in the forecast?

If you are using latex acrylic paint you need at least two hours of sun for exterior paint to dry before the rain comes.  If heavy rain is forecast or several days of rain are coming in the next few days, you will need about six hours of good sun to dry the paint thoroughly […]

How can I tell when my house needs painting?

Does my house need painting? The indicators will be mildew starting to appear on the exterior painted surfaces.  If you have the house pressure washed and cleaned and the mildew comes back in six months, you are probably ready to be repainted. Once the coating has weathered for a number of years the mildew resistance […]

10 Things you need to know when painting your house

These are the 10 things you need to know when painting your house: Insurance for peace of mind:  The last thing you want is for a contractor to get hurt while working in your home and claim you are liable.  Don’t cut corners, go with a reputable contractor who has the right coverage for his team AND […]