Paint Maintenance Season ’13

Written by on August 1, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Paint Maintenance…Behind the Scenes

paint maintenanceWhile it doesn’t feel like summer really happened this year, Topcoat has been busy and on schedule with our exterior paint maintenance accounts. The weather patterns have been unusual for Vermont, characterized by excessive rains and multiple rounds of flooding, our clients have been appreciative of our diligence to keep all of our commitments.

We are noted for being “wood snobs”, and we do a lot of natural wood finishing on cedar exteriors and ipe decks, but we enjoy equally the challenge of the homes that we provide paint maintenance on. Lately, we have been doing paint grade work everywhere from South Hero, to South Burlington, and even in pastoral settings in Jericho. We consider ourselves lucky to absorb such a beautiful cross section of Vermont life while serving our clients, who continue to be the very best.

Here is an overview of some of our recent paint maintenance account work…

South Hero

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Tim freshens up some low trim, with protection on the stone patio.

Our clients adore their home, and want to make sure that the exterior surfaces never begin to deteriorate. This is a good way to look at paint maintenance, and it is entirely in keeping with our philosophy.

Homes that are maintained by Topcoat look and perform their best every season. Our clients host family and friends during all four seasons, and want everything about the experience to be perfect. That is why we offer priority scheduling to our annual clients, to get work done in advance of any planned events or family time on the Lake.

South Burlington

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A stately lakeside exterior that stands tall over the Lake, maintained annually by Topcoat.

Every Vermont home that we maintain has different needs, based on it’s exposure to weather and it’s surroundings. Topcoat paint maintenance plans are custom built to meet the needs of the home, and the visual/performance expectations of the client, all offered within a cost effective and convenient service delivery.

Within that framework, exterior surfaces are broken down into two categories: Vertical and Horizontal, each with unique needs and expectations. Vertical surfaces are admired visually and appeal to the sense of touch. Horizontal surfaces are most often in the form of decks and handrails, the places where you hang out and enjoy the view. Topcoat makes them all just right, every time.

Jericho

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Todd, Tim and Sandy team up on prep.

In addition to specializing in homes with lakeside exposures, we also provide paint maintenance to older homes in pastoral country settings and in ski mountain areas. We are big fans of traditional exterior details, and it is fun to preserve them.

The home pictured to the left is in it’s first round of paint maintenance by Topcoat. The homeowner has done a stellar job of tastefully restoring and maintaining the 1800’s farmhouse, but decided to spend weekends doing other things from now on. We are happy to take over those duties while our customers enjoy the summer with family.

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Scott Burt

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Scott Burt is a contractor and freelance writer whose column “From the Field” has appeared in American Painting Contractor magazine (www.paintmag.com) since 2008. His writing and projects also appear in other print and digital venues.

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