Why can you expect 10 to 15 years
out of an Odyssey Painting Paint Job?
* Because of the extensive amount of time we spend on prep-work.
Prep-work is the foundation to a long lasting paint job. Without an adequate amount of prep-work you can count on repainting your house again in a few years.
Half of the time we spend painting your home is in preparing it to be painted through scraping, priming, and caulking.
Priming is an essential step in the house painting process. It is used to adhere paint to bare wood and any other surface you apply it to. Odyssey painting uses 8-10 gallons of primer per house. We do this extensive amount of priming for two reasons.
1) To give your house two coats in areas that really need it. These areas are listed on the painting process page. They are all areas I have
discovered in my 12 years of experience painting houses to peel and become water damaged before any others on your home.
We satisfy this need by rolling on all of our primer. This pushes it into cracks and
fills in all imperfections on your house before it is painted. Primer is the backbone to any great paint job and its importance cannot be stressed enough.
Caulking a house properly can save you a lot of money. It provides a moisture barrier and seals water away from areas which could be damaged by wood rot. Since all homeowners are not the same, we offer two caulking packages.
1) The first package eliminates water damage and water leaks.
Any area that water can leak into the house or behind boards is caulked. This method prevents water damage but still allows the house to breathe. A list of these areas is provided on the Painting Process page.
2) The second package eliminates water damage and leaks as well as drafts.
Any and all cracks are caulked with the exception of the underside of boards, which can trap moisture (if caulked), causing water damage.
-This package costs $100-$300 extra depending on the house, but the money saved on energy bills can more than pay for the investment.
Heating & cooling accounts for over half of your home’s energy expense.
Air leaks account for 25% to 40% of the energy used for heating & cooling a typical home.