ASSESSMENT: Jeff called us from a referral from a friend who #GotLimed and gave us a raving review based on the seriousness of prep needed for the project that other painters would not do. His house was built in 1904, was solid brick, and had multiple layers of thick lead based paint that was starting to flake off, peel, and show multiple colors deteriorating. The concrete mortar seams between the brick was rapidly deteriorating into powder and running down and discoloring the sides of the home and damaging the integrity of the water seal on the old historic home. Multiple cracks were developing in water prone areas that were allowing moisture to be trapped within the home and accelerate the problem. Jeff chose Lime for the project due to our experience with severely distressed homes and that we do it right with quality prep and products that last an average of 10 years.
ADVISE: This home needed in depth advanced and aggressive prep before being being painted. Lime arranged our team of experienced masons to grind out every seam on almost 3 total sides of the home and both chimneys. Entire sections and any failing spot areas were the prime focus of our attention. Next, new mortar was installed on all 3 sides, chimney, and other random spots where integrity was lost. After the mortor cured, Lime power washed away all the dust and performed a thorough clean up of the yard and around the home. Finally, the home was now ready after much thorough prep for special primers and super thick paint to hide years of coatings and deterioration. It is very common and equally important to tuck point old painted brick homes before simply “Just Painting Them” #GreenStandsForQuality.