Located in Central Ontario, Canada, Muskoka is a regional municipality that extends from Georgian Bay, to the northern edge of Lake Couchiching. Located approximately 2 hours from Toronto, Muskoka is a popular cottage destination at all times of year and is well-known for its beautiful and serene outdoor landscape.
Due to its geographical location in Ontario and extreme climate in the summer and winter months, homes and cottages in the area need to be painted on the outside at least every 5 or 6 years. This includes the siding, doors, windows, deck, fencing and much more.
Exterior painting requires a hands-on, professional strategy. You want to ensure that the job is done right the first time, and lasts for a long period of time. Exterior painting also involves high attention to detail. The outside of your home or cottage is what gives it curb appeal, not to mention, it is the first impression that onlookers and neighbors get to see.
When you paint the exterior of your home, it’s very important that it is prepared ahead of time for the task at hand. The painting company you hire should follow this important step to ensure that your home has long-lasting results. In a nutshell: using the best tools and paint products is critical.
Before your exterior painting has begun, your home should be thoroughly inspected for peeling paint (which should be sanded down and smoothed over), cracks and mildew.
Caulking should be used to seal out moisture in cracks or windows and Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) is useful for killing mildew.
Lastly, top of the line paint should also be used on the exterior of your home or cottage. This is something you do not want to try to cut cost on. Two highly reputable brands that offer outstanding results are Dulux or Sherwin Williams. No matter which brand you choose, at least two coats of paint should be used. This will ensure that the outside of your home or cottage is glowing with high-quality results you are proud of.
Cottages in Muskoka require complex ladder placements and specific paints and stains. As a result, it is best to leave your exterior painting to a professional, who is capable and knowledgeable of what each job will entail.
Absolute Home Services has over 20 years of experience in painting cottages and homes in Muskoka. The professional team of staff members has familiarity and knowledge in a wide variety of painting services. These include: painting outdoor trim, refinishing outdoor staircases, wood, vinyl and aluminum siding, soffits, doors and windows, and refinishing and staining outdoor decks and fences.