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Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA

 Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA

If we could boil down two of the main take­aways you often hear in our blog arti­cles, they would be: 1) keep up on your main­te­nance paint­ing, and 2) make sure the job is done the right way. 

Main­te­nance paint­ing is a big deal for your San Diego home because it helps to pre­vent big­ger prob­lems and expens­es. Ongo­ing care is much more effec­tive (and cost-effec­tive) than ful­ly restor­ing your exte­ri­or after years of ignor­ing it. Pow­er wash­ing, touch-ups, wood repair… All are critical.

And doing the job the right way is essen­tial too. Cut cor­ners and band-aid fix­es nev­er offer real solu­tions, and often need to be redone in a short amount of time. It’s more expen­sive to pay for three bad paint jobs than it is to pay for one real­ly good one. 

With all of this in mind, let’s talk wood repair and care, plus exte­ri­or house paint­ing. Win­dows, doors, and trim are par­tic­u­lar­ly vul­ner­a­ble to wood rot and decay, mak­ing it essen­tial that you invest in proac­tive, rou­tine main­te­nance. This is espe­cial­ly true of our more coastal com­mu­ni­ties, like Del Mar, where the air­borne mois­ture con­tent is higher. 

How about a real exam­ple? Let’s take a look.

Wood rot repair and paint­ing in Del Mar

What a beau­ti­ful home! Unfor­tu­nate­ly, how­ev­er, there were sev­er­al areas of wood rot that reared their ugly heads around the win­dows — very com­mon. The best thing to do is catch the issue as quick­ly as possible. 

We were able to patch these par­tic­u­lar sec­tions, remov­ing the infect­ed wood and fill­ing it with spe­cial­ized prod­ucts designed for the pur­pose (more on that below). Then, we sand, prime, and paint. 

 Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA
 Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA
 Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA
 Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA
 Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA
 Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA
 Trim Repair and Painting in Del Mar, CA

Repair­ing or replac­ing wood rot

Your first option is to ful­ly replace the wood. This is the best route if the sur­face is just too far gone, or if it’s in a place where con­tin­ued mois­ture expo­sure is going to guar­an­tee a recur­ring prob­lem. In that case, you may want to switch to a com­pos­ite prod­uct, like PVC

The sec­ond option, if the wood is still a good can­di­date, is to repair with spe­cial­ized epoxy and wood fillers. This is ide­al for spot repairs, where a skilled car­pen­ter can remove the rot­ten por­tion, then fill the blem­ish with a com­bi­na­tion of wood seal­er and epoxy. After sand­ing, prim­ing, and paint­ing, you’ll nev­er know a repair was done. 

Have more ques­tions about exte­ri­or paint­ing and wood repair?

Con­tact us at Chism Broth­ers Paint­ing! We’re here to help, and have been offer­ing pro­fes­sion­al paint­ing ser­vices in Del Mar and sur­round­ing San Diego com­mu­ni­ties since 1982

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