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Refinishing Cedar Fencing and a Retaining Wall in Milford, MA

If you fol­low our reg­u­lar blog or social media posts, you know that most of our projects draw us into large-scale com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al paint­ing. New con­struc­tion, repur­pos­ing facil­i­ties, cav­ernous ware­hous­es, lift­ing our painters up to lofty ceil­ing decks, coor­di­nat­ing tight­ly with mul­ti­ple trades, and the list goes on…

This project in Mil­ford, how­ev­er, took us to a dif­fer­ent sort of envi­ron­ment. A local retire­ment home had a cou­ple of out­door sur­faces that were severe­ly weath­ered, and we were asked to restore a pro­tec­tive, attrac­tive fin­ish before win­ter sets in.

This is a good strat­e­gy, and we were hap­py to help!

Insights on Fence Paint­ing and Staining

Is It Too Late to Fin­ish an Exte­ri­or Paint­ing or Stain­ing Project?

No! You still have time.

Major paint and stain man­u­fac­tur­ers have devel­oped new and improved for­mu­las that can be applied in sur­pris­ing­ly cold weath­er with­out sac­ri­fic­ing adhe­sion. While the fick­le nature of our New Eng­land weath­er can make exte­ri­or work a lit­tle more com­plex in lat­er fall, it is far from impossible.

For more details, take a look at this arti­cle that focus­es exclu­sive­ly on win­ter­time paint­ing.

Clean­ing and Stain­ing a Cedar Fence — What Did Our Process Look Like?

When we arrived, the cedar fenc­ing was dark, weath­ered, and tired. That beau­ti­ful, rich cedar col­or was cer­tain­ly long gone.

To res­ur­rect its hid­den beau­ty, we fol­lowed these steps:

  • We thor­ough­ly pres­sure-washed the sur­face (this alone can cre­ate a big­ger change than you might think!).
  • Next, we treat­ed the sur­face with Ben­jamin Moore Wood Restor­er 316. This non-bleach for­mu­la helps treat the scars and stains that neglect­ed wood tends to col­lect, draw­ing out the healthy col­or hid­ing under­neath the dark­ened sur­face. It also assists with remov­ing mold and mildew among oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants that get in the way of refinishing.
  • Final­ly, we applied 2 coats of Ben Moore ARBOR­COAT Semi Trans­par­ent Clas­sic Oil Flat Fin­ish (638) by air­less spray and back-rolling.

How About Restor­ing the Fin­ish On the Block Wall?

Retain­ing walls serve a func­tion­al pur­pose, but they also can add a nice visu­al ele­ment to a land­scaped space. Our goal (in addi­tion to refin­ish­ing the cedar fence) was to bring new life to this block wall and restore that cru­cial sur­face protection.

What did our process include?

  • First, we pres­sure washed the sur­face to pro­vide a thor­ough cleaning.
  • We then applied Ben Moore’s ARBOR­COAT Stain (Sol­id Col­or Mat­te Fin­ish-640) via air­less spray and back-rolling.

Pro­tect­ing Our Environment

Con­tain­ment is key dur­ing any project, as is work­ing in a way that is respect­ful of both the envi­ron­ment and those around us.

In this par­tic­u­lar case, we paid spe­cial atten­tion to the land­scap­ing, pro­tect­ing it through our work habits and the prod­ucts we used.

We Can Answer Your Com­mer­cial Paint­ing and Main­te­nance Questions!

The Kaloutas team is here to help, and spe­cial­izes in tight time­lines, supe­ri­or project man­age­ment, and keep­ing your needs first. Con­tact us today to dis­cuss your win­ter­time main­te­nance strat­e­gy, and how we can help you pro­tect and pre­serve your investments.

From cedar fences to thou­sands of sq ft of epoxy floor­ing, we’ve got you covered!

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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