Exterior Painting

Exterior Painting

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St John Paul 2.      Steeple repair and painting.

Steeples and church towers are frequently neglected due to the difficulty of reaching them for ordinary maintenance. They suffer from all types of harsh weather as well as normal aging but the cost of scaffolding or lifts make them difficult to properly maintain. The towers at St John Paul 2 were in very poor condition as well as the trim boards along the roof line of the church. Egan Church Restorations were hired to re-paint all the wood sections of the steeple and upper wood sections.

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Above: Egan Church Restoration team of painters using 100 ft boom lift to access church towers and trim boards around the exterior of the church
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Completed work. Our team of church painters deep sanded all wood and metal surfaces on the 2 towers and front side of the church. We then completed painting all the facia boards and wood surfaces on both church towers. In addition, while up on the lift, our team cleaned paint drips from the bricks from a previous painter.

Exterior Painting – Stained Glass Window Frames

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Holy Name Church. Manhattan, NY.

Egan Church Restorations were hired to remove old, incorrectly installed protective glass from the stained glass windows at Holy Name Church in New York City. After removal was complete, our team of painters then fully stripped the old flaking paint from the frames. We then also stripped old caulking from the frame/stone joints and old putty from the exterior of the window. After prep work was completed, we repainted all the 100 year old window frames and installed new protective glass with proper ventilation.

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Exterior Painting -Stained Glass Window Frames.

Sample damage to wood framed windows.

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All of the photos above are good examples of damage to stained glass window wood frames. Old age as well as incorrectly installed protective coverings has created wood rot, splits or cracks in the wood and damaged trim pieces. Below are the same windows with closeup views of this damage.

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Corrective measures and repair methods.

  1. The first step to correcting the damage and preparing the frame for painting is to remove the old, incorrectly installed protective glass.
  2. Our team then deep sands the wood surfaces to strip old paint and caulking.
  3. The wood is then tested for strength and if acceptable, epoxy consolidation material is applied (see below for more info) which soaks into the wood and firms up any soft spots.
  4. The epoxy when dry is then sanded and prepared for painting.
  5. The stained glass is then re-puttied and the frame is then re-caulked.
  6. We then use Sherwin Williams exterior “Duration” paint which has a lifetime warranty and has proven to be the most durable of all exterior paints.

Epoxy Consolidation-what is it?

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Epoxy Consolidation is just what it sounds like. Epoxy (glue) but in a very thin concentration, so once applied to the wood, it soaks into any soft spots. It is applied with a paint brush as per left and middle photos above. Once it soaks into the wood, it dries as hard as the original wood ( above right photo) and has a white finish. This right photo is a good example of “before” and “after” application.

Once dry, our church painters will then sand it to a smooth finish and get it ready to apply a layer of primer paint. The finish coat of Duration exterior paint is applied.

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