Our exterior painting services
We take charge of every step to make your experience as complete as possible :
- Purchasing paint, stains and other products.
- Installation of the site, wrapping up of all the objects and moving of all objects if necessary.
- Preparation of all surfaces, cleaning, scouring and sanding of all wood that needs it.
- Repairs to damaged surfaces, application of epoxy and replacement of wood.
- Application of paint, stains and other products.
- We always cleanup at the end of every project.
Experts in wood restoration, Probois is the business of choice for all scouring and restoration woodwork! With the help of enviroment friendly products we are able to restorate almost any wood back to its former self.
- All our work is garantied for a period varying between 1 to 3 years.
- All our work is covered by a civil responsibility insurance of 2 000 000$.
- We respect our deadlines.
- All our painters are experienced and leaders in the industry.
- We take care of every step in the execution of the projects.
- From the beginning until the end of the project, we adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness.
- Our prices are competitive and all the costs are justified.
- Your satisfaction is our mission, and we want to develop longterm business relationships with all of our clients. That is why we offer unique maintenance schedule.
We love what we do and it shows through all our projects
The steps typically performed
Cleaning with a pressure washer is a very important step in any exterior wood project. The pressure washer is just like a water hose but with a stronger concentraton. This added pressure allows us to reach the pores of the wood freeing it from dirt and other imperfections.
A water pressure machine seems easy to handle at first but they require alot know-know to prevent any damage to the wood. We use it for rinsing, cleaning and neutralisation.
Removing translucide and semi-translucide stains
We use pressure washing machines combined with specialized products to remove stains with low level of pigments. For example, all translucide et semi-translucide stains like Sikkens and flood can be stripped with this procedure.
Removing opaque stains and paints.
We use water pressure machine to remove part of the opaque stain and paints. Indeed, part of the stain or paint will wear away from the pressure and product used. After this process we can inspect the wood to see if any there are problems. Afterwards, we need to sand the surfaces. However, the water pressure machine saves us time and energy by preparing the surface and beginning the stripping process.
Working with a water pressure machine is an art in itself. Therefore, our painters do not take care of this step. Indeed, a specialized employee takes care of cleaning, rinsing, neutralizing and stripping the stains and paints. In addition, the pressure washer machine only needs water. It’s quick and precise, and in the right hands it can help lower product consumption and therefore, reduce our impact on the enviroment.Probois has 10 years of experience and more than 1000 completed projects under its belt; we know you’ll be satisfied.
The scraping of the surfaces only occurs when the paints or stains are flaking. We scrape the surfaces to remove all the layers of pigments that are flaking. This part of the job is done very quickly and any residue will be sanded. The sanding process is without a doubt the most essential step in any exterior wood project. It is often a drudging task but it is a necessary step to a perfect finish.
Smooth surfaces for opaque stains and paints.
The projects that we undertake using paint sprayers need thorough sanding.
- The application of a primer helps the paint adhere and last for a longer time. However, sanding prior to to the application of the primer opens up the pores of the paint or the wood and helps the primer adhere thorougly.
- The sanding renders the surfaces smooth that once painted seem even smoother. The finish is impeccable. However, the imperfections that are not sanded will be accentuated and ruin any staining effort.
Uniformed penetration of translucide and semi-translucide stains.
Indeed, surfaces that are inaquately sanded will not absorb the stain that we apply. The natural grain, scratches and the dirt remaining on the surfaces can really influence the finished product. Therefore, sanding with 120 grain and 220 is proscribed to allow the oils and other products that we apply to shine to their fullest potential.
Repairing the surfaces :
There are numerous possibilities when it comes to repairs made on wood surfaces. We are able to perform part of those repairs. However, if the repairs seem too complex then we will let you know during the quote. Always looking to satisfy our customers, we have a network of businesses specialized in wood repairs.
Wood replacement :
Decks, patios, terraces, gazebos, pergolas, steps, stairs, pillars, eaves, windows and doors are just a few woods that needed to be replaced. Whether it’s just a board or a more complex project we remove the damaged part, treat it with an insecticide or fongicide and then place a new piece.
These types of repairs sometimes occur where humidity is very present. For example, the pillars of a patio are sometimes damaged by mold at the base. Changing the pillars is often a time consuming endeavor. Therefore, we can offer a partial replacement with the condition that the stains are opaque or that paint is used. We remove the damaged portions and replace it with a new piece of wood. We join the two pieces together with an epoxy paste. Once sanded and painted or stained the repairs are invisible to the naked eye and their durability is almost as good as a full replacement.
Epoxy paste repairs :
There are alot of different pastes and composites available on the market today. We tried almost all of them and we’ve been able to observe their durability. Although epoxy pastes are difficult to work with they are very efficient compared to other tested products. The paste owes its strenght to epoxy, a powerful catalyst that renders the applied product hard and homogenous. It does not crack or flake and it is ideal for application of opaque stains or paints. Epoxy paste is the only composite that we use for repairs and because of it, our repairs are always garantied.
The stripping process is not an endeavor to take lightly. The aim is to go back return to the wood, the stripping process removes all the old products that were applied on the wood throughout its life. Sometimes very simple, other times extremely complex, we’ve undergone hundreds of these procedures. We’ve worked to become experts in the matter and are proud to offer services with varying advantages.
The stripping of translucide and semi-translucide stains :
In order to strippe wood that has been stained with translucide or semi-translucide peint we begin with a stripper cleaner. The wood is first cleaned with water using the water pressure machine, then, we apply a stripping agent with the help of a sprayer that we then penetrate in the pores of the wood with the help of a brush. Once the product has had the time to properly penetrate the pores, which is generally between twenty minutes and an hours, we clean the surfaces with the pressure washing machine. If we find that the stain was not completely removed then we repeat the process.
Stripping with the help of paint stripper :
All products that leave a film on the surface of the wood are removed the same way.The strippers are used to disolve the film of pigment on the surfaces of the wood. Once they come into contact with the air, stripping products evaporate very quickly, leaving little time for the product to take effect. There also exists a stripper in jelly form that has a slowler drying time. However, these strippers are more or less efficient since they can only remove two or three layers per application. Therefore, an older wood that might have received upwards from 20 layers of paints or stains can be very long and costly. We recommend these types of stripping products for smaller projects on woods that are new or almost new.
A technique newly arrived on the market, this method is now used to strip any type of paint. The process is similar to sandblasting but instead, fonctions with sodium bicarbonate, as the name suggests. This method is finer and softer and has a lower risk of damaging the surfaces, afterwards only sanding with grain 220 is necessary to render the surfaces smooth. In addition, sodium bicarbonate is a product that does not affact the enviroment since it is 100% biodegradable. The only flaw of this technology is its price. Indeed, the sodium bicarbonate cannot be re-used and a good quantity is necessary for the process. Nevertheless, we offer this option and suggest it for projects of medium or large sizes or simply when an environment-friendly option is desired.
Décapage par avec décapant sous toiles protectrices :
This type of stripping, again new on the market, is very efficient and is certain to become a standard of the industry with time. The process begins with the application of a stripper in the form of a thick paste, afterwards, the surfaces are covered with a protective canvas. The product is left to act for 24 to 48 hours, depending on the amount of layers on the wood. We remove all of the product with the help of a pressure washing machine and neutralize the surfaces. This process is fast and efficient. In addition, it can remove up to 70 layers of stains and paints with one application. Finally, once the stains have been removed the surfaces are sanded to become smooth. Very fast and affordable, we offer this process to clients looking for the best result prossible.
Sandblasting was and still is a popular method of stripping. However, this process is not recommended for wood because of the complexity and strength of this process. Sandblasting is now striclty regulated preventing its use in open spaces. It now necessary to barricade the edges of all the places that are to be treated to prevent the sand from spreading. Despite an expertise in the subject, this method often damages the wood and therefore, considerable sanding is necessary to bring the surfaces back in good order.