Category Archives: Services

Graffiti removal

Has someone written their name on your property in spray paint without asking your permission? You better get that taken care of or people might think your property belongs to them! There are two solutions for graffiti removal. One is to dissolve and clean the graffiti away, restoring the surface to its previous state. The…

Drywall Texturing

When new drywall is installed as part of a new-construction project or remodel, it may need to be textured and primed before being painted. Texturing performs several functions. It helps hide imperfections in the drywall seams and taping. It can help deaden sound. And it can make the wall surface more resistant to minor scrapes…

Remediation of popcorn (acoustical) ceilings

The popular use of acoustical (popcorn) ceilings, marks a shameful and unfortunate era in American home design. Those who truly appreciate the sharp, pokey, and occasionally sparkly aesthetic of popcorn ceilings are an increasingly rare breed. Unfortunately, many popcorn ceilings are composed largely of asbestos, and should not be disturbed by anyone other than a…

Pressure washing

It’s not a mystery that the leading cause of slip and fall accidents around the home is slippery walking surfaces. So why not clean your driveway, walkways, and decking regularly? Occasional pressure washing not only prevents your walking surfaces from getting slippery, but keeps these surfaces looking clean and well-maintained, and prevents the premature degradation…

Concrete sealing and/or coatings

Wood isn’t the only surface you can paint! Almost any solid material you can imagine can be painted or clear-coated. One material often featured in buildings and landscaping is concrete or other forms of masonry. Many people don’t realize that concrete needs maintenance, too. Although far less porous than wood, concrete is nonetheless a porous…

Industrial, high-traffic, porch-and-floor, and deck coatings

Horizontal walking surfaces present a series of unique challenges to the homeowner. Unlike vertical surfaces, horizontal surfaces are walked on, have objects dragged across them, and collect standing water, leaves, dirt, and other debris that can significantly threaten the integrity of the products coating them. There are a large number of quality, high-traffic, porch-and-floor, and…

Exterior Restorations Services

In essence, an exterior restoration involves full paint removal, followed by the repair or replacement of damaged architectural features, ending with a high-quality exterior re-paint. In cases where exterior restoration requires the replacement of significant amounts of siding, trim, or other exterior features, Step Up Painting, or our network of trusted contracting partners, is able…

Chemical Paint Removal Services

When an older house has been painted 10, 15, or even 20 times over the years, it is not uncommon for several of the coats of paint on the house to lose their bond simultaneously. Failing paint will continue to fail, regardless of how many coats of new paint are applied on top of it,…

Staining Services

Arguably the most important aspect of a re-staining project is the accurate assessment of the appropriate product to use and the amount of pigment that it should contain. Semi-transparent stains create a unique challenge to the contractor and client because re-applying the same product that was originally used may not be the correct approach; while…

Interior Painting Service

Before the prep work begins on an interior job, the flooring, furniture, appliances, and fixtures will be protected. This is achieved through a combination of moving items out of the rooms, covering items, covering the flooring with drop cloths or an adhesive carpet protector, and masking all fixtures and hardware. If only brushes and rollers…