Painting With a Flair
Painting With a Flair
Painting With a Flair
Painting With a Flair

Professional Exterior Preparation and Painting

Painting With a Flair in Covington/Mandeville, LA offers 1 free in-home estimate and consulting for all your house painting needs.

No matter where you are in Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs or Madisonville areas, or what surfaces you're painting or coating, Painting With a Flair in Covington/Mandeville, LA, as professional house painters, provide innovative paint solutions that ensure your success.

As professional house painters, we know that it is essential to pressure wash the exterior of your home before starting your paint project, because you cannot paint over dust, dirt, mildew and algae.  The best way to pressure wash is to treat with outdoor bleach, Jomax and water mixture in a pump-up sprayer.  We have industrial grade pressure washing equipment that has the necessary psi (per square inch), where most homeowners do not.  This will assure proper adherence of the new paint.

Some areas may require scrapping and sanding, because of peeling and cracking paint.  These areas will also have to be primed before painting.  We, as professional house painters, would not recommend an all-in-one paint and primer for the areas that need to be primed.

Painting With a Flair in Covington/Mandeville, LA has the understanding and knowledge, that in our area, painting with flat paint on the exterior of your home will promote the growth of algae and mildew. Most mildew and algae is caused by foliage growing close to the home.  It is recommended, in our area, to use some type of gloss finish, such as satin, eggshell, semi-gloss or gloss, which in turn makes it easier to wash any mildew or algae off, unlike flat paint that has open pores.

If the prep work is improperly done or if shortcuts are taken, it will result in an unprofessional finish, and no paint manufacturer will warranty their product.  In return you will shorten the life of your paint project as well as produce a costly outcome.

Choosing exterior paint involves a lot of knowledge that we, as professional house painters, know about regional weather and the products that are best suited for a given surface. This knowledge comes from 39 years of experience using different paint manufacturers’ products.  This is why we only use quality products.  We do not use “contractor’s grade” paints, because we are in it for the long haul.

House paint does much more than add color. Your homes ability to resist the forces of nature depends on the best quality paint used.  Of course it's not just using high quality house paint. Proper surface preparation, primer and caulking all add to the final outcome.

We, at Painting With a Flair in Covington/Mandeville, LA, only use quality materials, professional painting tools and superior craftsmanship, adding up to a paint job that can last for years. Lower quality materials will last a shorter amount of time causing the need to repaint much sooner, plus the need for possible repairs.

A fresh coat of house paint may be your last chance to protect the exterior of your home from moisture and impending wood rot and termite infestation that often takes place in our tough environment. Failing to take the necessary steps to protect your home could cost tens of thousands to repair.  The easiest way to prevent this is with a fresh coat of paint.  We, as professional house painters, have a vast knowledge and experience of proven methods and products that hold up to this hot, humid climate, where the ordinary homeowner will have to spend countless hours learning what to do and what not to do and what products to use.

Another consideration is the labor involved to prepare a home for painting and then apply the finish. The cost of labor, yours or a painting contractor, must be accounted for and will increase on a yearly basis with increases in the cost of living. Your labor also has value. Think of what it costs you in lost time from your job or missed recreational opportunities.

Painting the exterior of your home is the most cost effective home improvement project that can be done. Imagine, for a nominal cost, completely changing the colors and look of your home. We have painted homes with modern, updated hues and colors which adds greater curb appeal.

We've all seen paint peel within a few years. It's usually a sign that proper exterior paint preparation was overlooked. If you follow the best exterior house painting tips and use the best quality materials, you can add years to the life of the house paint job. It should be years before you need to repaint.

Because so many people find it difficult to take the time needed for proper exterior paint prep work, it can be a smart investment to hire a professional painting contractor.

When choosing a professional exterior paint contractor make sure proper exterior paint preparation is included in the proposal. As you take a look around the house, you may see some obvious repairs. A professional exterior painter should point these out to you.

You should expect to find some repairs included in the proposal. Having one contractor that will complete the entire project from prep, through repairs, to final paint, will make your life much easier.

It can never be stressed to often that using the best quality painting products, knowledge and experience will result in less maintenance and repairs for the future. With proper and complete exterior paint preparation you will make it possible for your house paint to last you 10 years or more. This is the ultimate goal.

We, at Painting With a Flair in Covington/Mandeville, LA, a professional painting contractor, would like the opportunity to discuss your exterior painting project and submit a free estimate and build a lasting relationship with you.  After all, our motto is… “Building One Relationship at a Time”.

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Exterior Color Selection:

1. Get a color deck or color swatches or use an interactive visualizer.

2. Begin with colors suggested by your roof and masonry.

3. To emphasize architectural details, outline them with an accent color that

    contrasts with the background.

4. Use darker colors to emphasize shadows and lighter colors to show


5. Avoid extreme contrasts. Choose colors that are related.

6. Study color samples outside, but never in direct sunlight. Bright sun will

    distort the color.

7. Always go with what you are drawn to and what you like.

No Phone Quotes!


First estimate is free, within 35 miles, each additional estimate will have a clerical fee of $35 for each.



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Do you need a professional residential painter or home improvement contractor for a project you have in mind? Also, ask us about our commercial services.

Located in Covington, LA, but service the North Shore, LA areas.  Please contact us at:


Office (985) 218-9100

Dewey (504) 444-8517

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By properly inspecting your painting or improvement project onsite, we can more accurately assess the cost and what needs to be done.

 When we take on new projects, we view it as an opportunity to develop

long-term relationships. 


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We're not just professional residential painters, we are also a home improvement contractor!  We also handle commercial services.

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