Cedar Clapboard Replacement & Painting Project

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Our Renovation and Painting Project in Freeport, Maine

The customer called us in the spring inquiring about painting the exterior of her home. Our estimator went out to her home to assess how much work needed to be performed to achieve her vision for the exterior of her home.

What our estimator found surprised him – even after doing this type of work for many years.

The home was in bad shape. Much of the wood siding was rotted, split or loose. There was no way our painting would look the way we would want it to with the condition the wood was in at that time.

The good news is that CertaPro Painters® of Maine provides light carpentry services in addition to their painting services. The customer was so relieved because she didn’t want to go through the process of finding a carpenter or contractor.

The total price for the carpentry work and painting was included in the quote the customer received the same day she called, and she let us know she would schedule the job towards the end of summer.

How We Tackled the Project

Our crew had to replace 1/3 of the cedar clapboards around the house. Many of the window sills were also rotted and needed to be replaced.

In addition to a lot of new wood, the wood that wasn’t replaced was going to be a completely different color – from blue to grey. This meant a lot of work had to be performed to ensure the resulting paint color was what the customer desired. 

Our painters in Freeport removed, replaced, primed, painted, and caulked all the new clapboard. They scraped and sanded the wood that was replaced. The entire exterior of the house was primed and then painted the new color. Two coats of paint had to be applied to give it an even, smooth, and perfect appearance.

Equipment Used

Since the house had high gables and peaks, we had to use 40-foot ladders and ladder hooks to reach. This was no problem for our team, as we have the equipment and tools needed for all types of painting projects – residential and commercial.

Before Photos of the House

The customer sent us the below before photos of her home in the late winter after a snowfall. We thought these are a good depiction of the work that we needed to perform to make the home look brand new again.

First Impressions Count

First Impressions Count

The first thing people see when they pass or walk toward a house is the front of it. When we walked up, we immediately noticed the age of it because of the wood damage.

Unappealing Side Views

Unappealing Side Views

While the side of homes often don't receive the same attention as the front, the damage continues from aging, harsh weather, and humidity.

Backside Aging

Backside Aging

Due to weather conditions, the backside of the house endured much more damage than the front. Much of the trim was split or completely rotted through, degrading the integrity of the exterior.

After Photos of the House

It was like night and day for this house. Our crew was so happy to be able to replace so much of the exterior and paint it in a color the customer always wanted for it. The look on her face was of sincere gratitude. She even had a tear in her eye because she thought it was just so beautiful. This is what we love about our work – it is incredibly rewarding to be able to make something so personal like a home a customer’s dream come true.

Darker More Modern Appearance

Darker More Modern Appearance

The dull and faded bright blue color was replaced with a much more modern and sophisticated dark blue color - something that truly made the homeowner happy.

Backside Beauty

Backside Beauty

The backside of the house looked clean, crisp and brand new again. It dramatically changed the appearance of the backyard as well.

All Around Beautiful Results

All Around Beautiful Results

No part of this house was neglected. Our team made sure that every single nook and cranny received the attention it needed, which is why this house turned out so beautiful.

Our Residential Services in Freeport, Maine

In addition to being the best painting company in Freeport, we offer many residential services to improve the look of your home. Browse the residential services below, but if you don’t see a service you need, contact us. We can let you know if it’s something we can help you with in addition to our painting services.

Check out our Cabinet Refinishing and Repainting

Cabinet Refinishing and Repainting

Your cabinets are perhaps one of the most touched surfaces in your home, so it’s no surprise that they wind up with a little wear and tear. At CertaPro Painters® of Maine we’ll work with you to find a finish or paint that meets the needs of your home and daily routine.

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Check out our Color Consultation

Color Consultation

Not sure which shade to choose? Struggling to differentiate matte, satin and gloss? We’ll help you navigate the sea of options to find a color that matches your home’s interior aesthetic and stands up to your family’s daily routine.

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Check out our Concrete Staining and Epoxy Finish

Concrete Staining and Epoxy Finish

Applying a stain to an interior or exterior concrete floor can add unique dimension to any space. You can enhance the durability of your concrete with an epoxy floor coating. The CertaPro Painters® of Maine team is trained in applying concrete stains and epoxy floor coatings.

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Check out our Crown Molding Services

Crown Molding Services

Crown molding is a great way to add elegance in a home. It is timeless, ornate and exquisite looking. The CertaPro Painters® of Maine team can work install decorative borders around your home including fireplace mantels, baseboards, door casings, and wainscoting.

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Check out our Drywall Repair

Drywall Repair

Whether your home has water damage that requires drywall repair or your walls have medium-to-large holes that need patching, the CertaPro Painters® of Maine crew will patch, sand and prime, to create a flawless surface to paint on.

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Check out our EPA Lead Certified

EPA Lead Certified

At CertaPro Painters® of Maine we are EPA Lead Certified. This means that if we are performing a renovation, repair or painting project that disturbs lead-based paint in your home, we use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.

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Check out our Faux Painting and Decorative Services

Faux Painting and Decorative Services

If it’s a distinct look you’re after, the CertaPro Painters® of Maine crew has the skills required to make your vision a reality. Our team will work with you to find the perfect faux finish for your home’s unique style.

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Check out our Log Home Staining

Log Home Staining

Staining is one of the most important services to invest in when it comes to your log home. If your log home could use a fresh coat of stain, CertaPro Painters® of Maine have got you covered

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Check out our Painting and Staining

Painting and Staining

At CertaPro Painters® of Maine we offer a variety of interior and exterior home painting and staining services, including your home’s deck and fencing. Regardless of the room inside your home that needs an update or the area of your home’s exterior that needs protection from Mother Nature, our team works with you to determine the best plan of action for your home.

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Check out our Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

While popcorn ceilings had their time on top trends lists, they are rarely seen in modern homes. Removing a popcorn ceiling yourself can be extremely difficult. The crew at CertaPro Painters® of Maineis trained to remove popcorn ceilings in an effective way that will leave your ceilings feeling fresh.

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Check out our Power Washing

Power Washing

Power washing is a vital step in painting the exterior of your home. CertaPro Painters® of Maine uses the process to remove mold, oil and old paint so new paint absorbs into your surface better.

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Check out our Stucco Repairs and Painting

Stucco Repairs and Painting

As with any other home exterior, it’s important to maintain the stucco or EIFS (also known as synthetic stucco) covering your home. The CertaPro Painters® of Maine team is very knowledgeable in both repairs and painting related to these two materials and will work alongside you to determine what services your home needs.

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Check out our Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting

Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting

Whether you have high-tech vinyl siding or a more traditional siding, CertaPro Painters® of Maine knows how to restore them. Our team has the right approach to add new life to your exteriors.

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Check out our Wallpaper Removal and Installation

Wallpaper Removal and Installation

Removing and applying wallpaper can be a tricky task. The crew at CertaPro Painters® of Maine is skilled in removing wallpaper and will make this time-consuming task, hassle-free for you. We will work with you to help you choose a wallcoverings style that’s perfect for your home, and then apply it to your walls. All you’ll have to do is enjoy the final look.

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