We have recommendations for painters who paint the barns before they go out (for an additional cost, otherwise the sheds come unpainted) if the customer chooses! There are over paint 1,500 colors to choose from and can even be matched to your home! Since the barns are cut out ahead of time and built as a kit on site it gives us a great opportunity to help the longevity of the sheds!
The main differences with the painters who paint our sheds:
- The sheds are hand painted with brushes and rollers with two thick coats of paint. Nothing is sprayed.
- The doors are caulked, the nail heads are caulked and the seams are caulked.
- The trim is all primed on the back sides and edges for a better seal.
- All the trim is sanded before it is painted.
- The paint is Sherwin Williams (25 year warranty) and the customer receives left over paint for their records.
- The painting is the same price whether you choose from the 1,500 colors offered or if you want a custom color match to another structure.
The painters paint the shed in the back with two full coats of Sherwin Williams paint and also all the trim pieces (for example: the boards that would be a 2nd color if two colors were chosen) have a thick coat of Sherwin Williams primer on the back sides that are facing towards the barn to help longevity (this way the sticks are fully sealed). The doors are caulked ahead of time in the back of the shop before the barn is built (the pictures showing caulking are showing the doors caulked on the job site once the barn is built. It has since been changed to where the doors are caulked and the caulk painted over before the barn is built).
Shortly after the barn is built the painters go to the customers’ property and touch up on the paint and then caulk the seams and the nail heads of the barn.
All the painting is done with brushes and rollers, nothing is sprayed on. That way the barn is painted with thick coats of paint.
Step 1: All the trim pieces are sanded.
Step 2: All the trim pieces are primed on the back sides and the ends where the ends of the boards are porous with a thick coat of Sherwin Williams primer.
Step 3: All the trim pieces are painted with a thick coat of Sherwin Williams paint and a thick coat of paint over where the ends of the boards are porous.
Step 4: All the trim pieces are painted with a 2nd thick coat of Sherwin Williams paint and a 2nd thick coat of paint over where the ends of the boards are porous.
Step 5: The panels of the shed are painted with a thick coat of Sherwin Williams paint.
Step 6: The panels of the shed are painted with a 2nd thick coat of Sherwin Williams paint.
Step 7: Once the doors are put together by Terry the doors are then caulked in every seam with a thick bead of caulking.
Step 8: Once the caulking is dried, the doors are then re painted over the caulking.
Step 9: Shortly after the barn is built the painters come to the customers property and “touch up”. This includes caulking the remainder of the seams and the nail heads of the shed (then painting over the caulking once it dries) and painting over where the shed/paint was scratched from building.
The pictures below show an 8x12x10 6’sidewalls barn for an example of what all is caulked and the finished product once the caulking is painted over along with a 10x16x11 7’sidewalls barn fully caulked and painted.