Monthly Archives: August 2019

3 Signs Your Home’s Exterior Needs Painting 

Have you ever been driving down the street and noticed a home that was recently painted? The usual reaction is, “Wow, that looks great! It makes the house look almost new!”  While paint can certainly make the aesthetics of a house look amazing, it can also help with the health of the wood structure of the home as well. Read on to find out why painting isn’t just for the sake of appearance, but for the health of your home as well. 

Paint is your house’s first defense against the elements of nature. We see a lot of harsh weather here in the New England states, so paint is critically important to the overall health and lifespan of your wood siding. Here is how a power wash, scraping, priming, and a final coat of paint can help improve the health of your home. 

Flaking, Bubbling, and Cracking

If you see any of these signs of damage or aging on your house, the time to act is now. Flaking, bubbling, and cracking paint is a sign of dry rot, wet rot, or possibly mold. Having a professional painting team come in and evaluate the wood underneath is your best bet. Sometimes, the wood will need to be replaced while, other times, the wood merely needs to be scraped, primed, and repainted to be sure that the rain and air do not continue to degrade the wood. 

Fading Paint 

Depending upon where your house is located, you may have one side that is a different hue than all the others. The direct sunlight could be causing a bleaching and fading effect on the paint. To avoid this, choose high-quality exterior paint that is designed to last and not fade. Fading can also indicate that the wood is drying out and rotting. A professional paint team can evaluate the issue and determine if repairs or a fresh coat of paint is needed to strengthen your first line of defense against the elements. 

Caulking Issues 

Most caulks are designed to expand and contract along with your house. If you have noticed that the caulk around your utility pipes, windows, and trim has begun to crack or harden, it may be time to consider recaulking and painting those areas. Once the caulk has degraded substantially, it will no longer be the seal you need it to be. 

Is your home showing signs that you may need a professional painter? Call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843, or visit our website to find out more. 

 

Three Reasons Why Epoxy Flooring is Great for Your Business

What’s the floor like in your company? Does it see a lot of traffic? Do you operate machinery or do messy work? Do you need something durable, slip resistant, and easy to maintain? Epoxy flooring might be right for your business. 

Jerry Enos Painting has professionally installed epoxy flooring for so many different types of businesses including: schools, warehouses, kennels, shops, bakeries, garages, breweries and the list could go on and on. Most people and businesses who choose this unique type of flooring have special needs in mind. They want a floor that is tough, long-lasting, and easy to maintain/clean. 

If you are considering an epoxy floor for your commercial, industrial, or residential flooring needs, here are the three top reasons why it can be great for your business. 

Tough and Durable 

Epoxy flooring is a non-porous resin that is stain resistant, scuff resistant, heat resistant, impact resistant, and fully sealed from moisture. Whew! That’s a durable and tough flooring we are talking about. Epoxy does not chip or crack and is also impact, heat, fire, and chemical resistant. That means that if the floor experiences high traffic, lots of spills (even chemical in nature), heavy machinery, or repetitive actions, our epoxy flooring can handle it. Epoxy is ideal for places like hospitals, garages, textile plants, industrial warehouses, schools, and food & beverage facilities. 

Long Lasting

Epoxy flooring can last for years since it does not scratch, scuff, or get damaged easily. That means once the initial cost of installation is paid, you are off the hook for years. This is ideal for businesses that need something durable and long-lasting. 

Easy to Maintain and Clean 

Most businesses that are looking for epoxy flooring are not just looking for a durable surface, but also one that is easy to clean and maintain over the years. Since epoxy flooring has an impenetrable coating that repels oil, grease and water, it is super easy to clean up spills and messes. It is also easy to maintain since it is a seamless surface with no nooks and crannies to clean. In addition, since it is impervious to harsh chemicals and the growth of mildew, it can be sterilized easily. 

Are you looking for a durable, long-lasting, easy-to-maintain flooring for your business? Talk to our specialists about how epoxy would look in your company. You can even choose the style and color you like to match your brand or business color palette. Call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843, or visit our website to find out more. 

A Paint Pick-Me-Up for your Three-Season Porch

Many New England homes come with a bonus room attached to a small deck or outdoor space. These spaces, quaintly called a three-season porch or sunroom are meant to only be used during the spring, summer, and fall months due to the lack of heating in the area. 

Three-season porches, therefore, are notoriously a forgotten space all winter only to be opened up in the spring or summer when family members are eager to spend more time outside. How can you give your three-season porch a pick me up that is cost effective and will give you the most bang for your buck? Let’s look at a few options. 

Paint 

The largest square footage of your three-season porch is most likely the walls, ceiling, and floor. Choose a new paint color that will brighten the walls and ceiling space. Go with colors from nature like neutrals, greens, or blues that can be a transition space between your main living area and the deck outside your home. Since these porch areas tend to have many windows to let in light, you can get a little daring with the color and go with something that will get your attention. Furnishings

Three-season porches or sunrooms are great for sitting and reading with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or a cocktail at night. Find some beachy style furnishings such as solid wicker that can give you a place to sit, put your feet up, and relax during the warmer months. A side table is a great idea for playing games, reading books or magazines, or storing your hobby materials. Don’t forget extra pillows in a coordinating or complementary color to make the seating area even more comfy. 

Accents 

Now that you have chosen the color palette and furnishings, it is time to have fun with accent pieces. Depending on what theme you have chosen, you should get some lighting for around the sitting area and some colorful throw rugs to add a pop of color. Add some family photos or beach pictures to the walls as well! Or, maybe, display your travel souvenirs and favorite books in your cozy three-season porch. 

If you need help painting and designing your three-season porch, call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843, or visit our website to find out more. 

 

Gazebos, Patios, and Pergolas. Oh My! 

Have you been enjoying your outdoor space this summer? Or does your deck, patio, gazebo, or outdoor kitchen area need some work? If you answered the latter, then Jerry Enos Painting can help. We know how to make your outdoor space become a showcase for entertaining well into the fall months. 

The dog days of summer are here and we are all looking for a little relief from the heat. An outdoor space is the perfect place to visit with friends, entertain, make a meal, and just chill out. But if your space is looking a little worn you may want to call in our team. Here’s what we can do. 

 

Power Wash 

Does your deck seem a little dingy, dirty, or in need of some work? We can bring it back to life with a power wash that can not only clean it of the grime that builds up over the year but also rejuvenates the wood, concrete, vinyl, brick, and other surfaces. A high pressure power wash can remove entire layers of built-up dirt and particulates, oil, gum, and other gunk. Stripping away the grunge to reveal the unsullied surface below actually protects that surface from future rot and UV damage.Think about it for your gazebo, wood deck, brick pavers, walkways, and driveway. 

Refinishing 

If your deck needs more than a powerful wash, then refinishing may be the way to go. Sun, rain, snow, and the annual winter freeze all work in tandem in New England to make wooden decks age faster than they should. Our team at Jerry Enos Painting can repair, clean, and refinish your outdoor deck to a like-new condition so you can spend the warm months enjoying the outdoors instead of avoiding stepping on splinters and tripping over warped boards. Once we have determined the extent of weathering and damage to the deck, we use a multi-step process to strip and seal the wood so it looks like new for years to come.

Exterior Painting 

Protecting the wood on your patio is crucial to keeping it healthy under the sometimes harsh New England climate. If your outdoor space, including your pergola or gazebo, looks like it needs a facelift, we can complete a thorough cleaning, priming, and exterior painting project in the color of your choice! 

If your outdoor oasis is not quite the getaway you are looking for, call Jerry Enos Painting and we can help you restore it to its former, once-shining glory. Call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843, or visit our website to find out more.