Historic Home Revival in Metro Atlanta

before and after photo of painting project in atlanta georgiaNot only a great story, but what a magical transformation this was!

For this project, a perspective client in an area just east of Atlanta, was vetting potential painting contractors to repaint her 115-year old home. During the initial search, the homeowner reached out to the local CertaPro Painters franchise in her area for a painting proposal. Concerned with the overall scope of the project, the local CertaPro office immediately recommended that contact CertaPro Painters of Atlanta due to their experience, not only with lead-based paint and the intricate EPA protocol that accompanied it, but also with work painting historical structures in general. CertaPro Painters of Atlanta has had great success with complex projects of historical significance in the past to include the Historic Decatur Courthouse, the Mary Gay House, an antebellum national historic landmark located in Decatur, GA, and the Historic Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, GA to name a few. An exterior project, this scope included the repainting of all previously painted surfaces, and excluded areas such as the brick foundation, rear porch concrete floors, and stained window sashes. Given the existence of lead paint on the home, work prior to painting began with the implementation of EPA RRP containment and cleanup protocol. Further preparation to the home included:

  • Pressure-washing of the home with a mildicide solution to remove all dirt and mildew.
  • Caulking all previously caulked gaps and cracks to seal out moisture.
  • Replacing missing or loose putty/glazing.
  • Scraping all loose and peeling paint to ensure a firm base for the new paint.

When all prep work was complete, the home was primed with a Peel Bonding Primer to help seal the surface and bond the paint line. Premium quality Sherwin-Williams products were then used for the top coat.

After the project was complete, homeowner Jae H. shared the following review of our work:

"The crew CertaPro Painters of City of Atlanta was excellent. Our house is 115 years old, so we, of course, had lead paint to deal with. From Miguel (who put together the very accurate estimate) to Damir (who scheduled the project) to the crew who did the actual work, everyone was professional, responsive, and remarkably patient with my VERY persnickety instructions. For example, the windows and frames are very old and fragile, so I was extremely particular about how they were washed, treated, and painted. I couldn't make up my mind how I wanted one of the exterior moldings painted, so they showed me small sections painted in the two options I was considering so I could choose without having to just visualize. At the end of the job, the foreman of the crew walked the house with me to identify the few small issues I had with the completion. They were able to work my project in on very short notice and left the site cleaner than they found it. I'm extraordinarily pleased with this company."

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