Exterior Painters

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hillis Brothers Painting handles the demands of today's exterior job sites, offering power washing, deck resurfacing, painting, and gutter installation and repair for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, and churches. Our professional estimating, project management, and production staff is your guarantee that the project will be completed on time, on budget and with uncompromising quality.

We support the needs of today's exterior homes and businesses by supplying knowledgeable manpower, quality products, and tried and true methods. All of our workers are trained in proper safety and client service protocol, to ensure your project is handled with uncompromised professionalism. Our mission is to be the best provider of painting, rain gutters, and special coatings for all of our residential and commercial customers.

Maintaining your property's exterior adds value to your home or business in several ways. A clean and well-maintained exterior increases curb appeal and increase the value of your home or business while reinforcing a positive image.

Exterior Painting: Four Things To Keep In Mind

1. Prep, Prep, Prep

 

To ensure the best coverage of primer and paint, you must properly prep the surface. The first step is to remove the dirt and dust that tends to build on an exterior. If you want to know just how dirty your exterior is, just run a wet white t-shirt across the siding. Anyways, we use a pressure washer to quickly get this done.

 

Why do we do this?

 

Because paint doesn’t adhere very well to dirty, rough, or uneven surfaces.

 

Be sure to not only clean the siding but also the trim.

 

From there, we’ll sand or scrape any peeling paint to create a solid surface.

 

While doing all of this, we’ll also walk around the entire perimeter of the house and take note of damaged surfaces that may need to be replaced. For example, rotten siding has to be replaced. 

2. Quality Over Price

 

Better quality paint means you’ll paint fewer times over the years and you’ll get more coverage from the paint you buy. This is why we never skimp on paint because we don’t want us or our clients to end up paying more in the long run because they have an inferior product.

 

Required Tools For Exterior House Painting

 

  • Paint

  • Primer

  • Extension ladder

  • Paint roller

  • Painter’s tape

  • Paint tray

  • Paintbrush

  • Rags

  • Roller sleeve

3. Use Primer

 

You always want to apply at least one good coat of primer to the exterior after cleaning and sanding the surface. 

4. Prep The Landscape

 

How did we almost forget? You’ll want to also prep the landscape by covering doors, windows, lighting fixtures, and anything else you don’t want the paint to get on. We like to use plastic sheeting and painter’s tape for this.

 

Paint can get really messy so you’ll also want to cover the ground, bushes, and any other vegetation with drop cloths.

Our Exterior Painting Process

 

At Hillis Brothers Painting we have found through experience that a systematic approach helps us to deliver the quality job that we have promised you. Below are the general steps we will take on your project. Your situation may vary depending upon your needs.

  • Wash

  • Surface Preparation

  • Paint

  • Clean

  • Inspect

For more information about our exterior services, call us at 616-554-5140 or visit our estimate page to schedule an appointment.

Our Exterior Painting Work

"Thanks for working so hard on our project.  It really made a difference.  The colors and workmanship were right on point. Thanks Nate and Jon!  Looking forward to working with you again!"

-Phil S. (Lake Makatawa)