How to paint a garage door

Your garage door is a HUGE part of the overall appearance of your home.

Has your homes garage door lost it’s luster?

Garage Door Painting-Before and After-Viera FL

Is my garage door paintable?

It’s a common question among homeowners that have a weathered, rusted, chalky, faded or dusty garage door that’s in need of a facelift or even just a color change that can give your home a different vibe and better curb appeal .
Whether you’re thinking about just repainting it or looking to paint the entire exterior of your home. I would recommend hiring a professional painting contractor.
But painting a garage door is doable for the advanced DIY’er.

I give this project a difficulty rating of 7 out of 10.

You can get by with just using a brush and roller to paint most garage doors. But with these you will be left with some sort of stippling (a light texture or brush strokes). That’s why I prefer to use an airless sprayer to apply the primers and paint. It it will leave your garage door with a beautiful factory finish like it had when it was brand new.

I’ve painted hundreds of garage doors here in the Brevard County, Fl area. Which means I have been perfecting the most efficient techniques and the tried and true best primers that ensure proper adhesion and the right exterior paints to use on metal and wood garage doors for over 20 years.

Here’s some of the basic bullet points for properly painting your garage door.

Materials and tools needed to prep, prime and paint your garage door:
  • Masking paper- 12″ to 16″
  • 3M paper machine (optional)
  • Masking tape 1.5″ and 3/4″ for paper machine
  • .31 mil light plastic (optional)
  • 5 in 1 tool or putty knife
  • Drop cloths
  • Rags
  • Paintable caulk
  • 1.5 gallons Acrylic Latex Multi surface sealer/primer
  • 2 gallons of a high quality (satin or semi gloss) Acrylic Latex exterior paint
  • Roller frame with a 3/8″ nap and at least a 3′ paint pole
  • 1 Purdy or Wooster 4″ to 6″ brush
  • Or if you can get your hands on a paint sprayer? I use a Graco 695 paint sprayer .311 Spray tip for paint gun

Steps for applying primer/sealer and paint

Step 1) Pressure wash all of the exterior surfaces of the garage door to be painted.

*Tip-Trick- You’re going need to use a good environmentally friendly cleaner or detergent like Simple Green or a similar product. But bleach and water will do as well.

Step 2) Prep the surface and area around the garage door to be painted. Cover anything you don’t want painted.

*Tip-Trick- Raise the garage door halfway up and put masking tape on the bottom rubber seal of the door, Next place drop cloths half in and half out of where the garage door sits on the ground when in the closed position.

Step 3) After the garage door is completely dry, check it for any rusted areas.

Tip-Trick- If you have some rust, take 80 grit sandpaper and sand down any rust spots and and after sanding the surface wipe with a damp cloth.
Purchase a can of rust inhibitor which primes the area and actually turns rust back into metal.

Step 4) I prefer to use my airless paint sprayer to prime the garage door with a – Multi Surface tinted Primer/Sealer (a brush or roller will work as well).

Tip-Trick- After priming and after each coat of paint take your 5 in one tool or putty knife and carefully slide it under one of the three rubber seals on both sides and at the top of the garage door and go around the perimeter of the garage door keeping the tool under the rubber seals. This keeps paint from building up and bonding the three rubber seals to the garage door.

Step 5) After the primer dries, I will then caulk any wood trim joints that are cracking or opened up around the garage door before painting the first coat

Tip-Trick- Try and keep the hole small when cutting the tub of caulk And cut it at a slight angle.
Have a wet sponge or rag handy while caulking to keep your finger clean.

Step 6) Lastly, I spray two coats of a high quality (satin or semi gloss) exterior paint for a long lasting and durable finish.

Tips-Tricks- Spray the first coat going horizontally (side to side) and apply the second coat of paint vertically (up and down). This keeps the the paint from building up in the same areas and also makes for better adhesion of the garage door paint.

Check this out:
I just finished up an exterior house repaint where we also painted the metal garage door because the paint was chalky and chipping. Most homes exteriors have been painted a few times over the years. But a lot of times the garage door is left out of the painting process. I’m sure you know the ones in your neighborhood…

Here some photo’s and video clips of the garage door painting process:

Before Photo:

Garage Door Painting- Before Photo

Garage Door Painting- Before Photo

After pressure washing it was time to Spray on Primer/Sealer:

Garage Door Spraying Primer/Sealer

Garage Door Spraying Primer/Sealer

Here’s a video of the primer/sealer being applied with an airless:
In this video clip you will see my technique on using a paint sprayer to to seal/prime a garage door, vinyl soffits, gutters and stucco. First thing is clean all surfaces to be painted (I used a pressure washer on this project) Next you’ll need to cover everything that you don’t want to get painted with either drop clothes, lightweight plastic or masking paper and tape.

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Applying the first coat of paint:

Garage Door Painting-First Coat

Garage Door Painting-First Coat

In this clip I’ll show you how to apply the first coat of a tinted high quality exterior satin paint with an airless sprayer to the garage door and stucco walls:

Applying the second coat of paint:

Garage Door Painting- Second Coat

Garage Door Painting- Second Coat

In this last video clip, I will show you how to apply the second and final coat of exterior satin paint going in vertical motions this time with my airless sprayer:

Garage door transformed back to a beautiful factory finish!

Garage Door Painted-Two Coats

Garage Door Painted-Two Coats

In conclusion. If your garage door happens to sit at the front of your home, then painting it should be at the top of your honey-do list. As you can see that are a lot of steps that go into a painting project like this. I would recommend getting a local professional painting contractor in your area who knows the best paint products suited for your climate. But, if you’re an advanced DIY’er or handyman and you’re up for a challenge. Then have fun with it and Happy Painting!

By: Paul Peck

Chalky and Faded Paint? Exterior House Painting Project in Melbourne, Fl

Getting the exterior of your home re-painted does more than just enhance your Melbourne FL home’s curb appeal.

It helps protect probably one of your most important investments “Your Home” from the harsh Florida climate. It all starts with the prep and carries throughout your entire exterior painting process. It can protect your biggest investment for years to come.

The good news is that You have found the perfect Melbourne FL painter to make your home look like new again for a fair price.

This House Painting Project Blog post is about an exterior repaint on a home and pool deck in the Coral Springs subdivision in the Suntree area of Melbourne FL.
We were contracted to seal and repaint all of the exterior surfaces of the home due to the fading and chalking of the paint from years of this Melbourne FL home being in the sun and elements of the harsh Florida climate.

The very first thing we did to start this exterior painting project was to dig out 4″ to 6″ around the perimeter.

Then we pressure washed all of the surfaces to be painted including the pool deck of this Melbourne FL home.

The next step is a very important one. Cover and protect plants, sidewalks, windows walkways, pavers and exterior lighting fixtures.

Then we applied a tinted multi-surface conditioner (due to chalkiness and also to assure good adhesion of the finish coat) to all of the surfaces of the home to be painted.

We then repaired all of the staircase stucco cracks and recaulked all of the windows a trim.

Next we applied two colors and two coats of Sherwin Williams A-100® exterior latex 100% acrylic satin house and trim paint to the stucco walls, stucco bands, columns, soffits, fascia, gutters, all exterior doors and wood trim. We also spray painted the garage doors for a new factory finish look.

After all of the house painting was completed it was time start the pool deck repairs and lanai and pool deck painting.

We first started by repairing all of the settling cracks on the pool deck.

Next we applied two coats of Richards- Deck Guard 100% acrylic pool, patio and deck coating to the lanai and pool deck.

Once all of the painting was completed we backfilled around the perimeter the home and did one last walk through with homeowners to make sure they were completely satisfied.

Here’s a few Before and After photos of this Melbourne FL exterior painting project:

Suntree- Viera House Painting- Before Photo

Before Photo:

Melbourne Garage Door Spray Painting

Prepping the garage door for spraying sealer and paint

Melbourne Garage Door Spray Painted

Garage door spray painted- First coat

Suntree- Viera House Painting- After Photo

After Photo:
By spraying the garage door it maintains it’s factory finish look and qualities.

Melbourne Painting-Windows

Before:
Stucco cracks repaired and sealer applied

Melbourne-Viera Exterior Painting-After

After:
Two coats of a quality exterior satin paint.

Melbourne Window Stucco Band Painting-Before

Before:
Windows protected, caulked and sealer applied to the stucco bands.

Melbourne Window Painting Stucco-Bands

After:
Stucco window bands painted- Two coats

Melbourne painting sealing-caulking

Before:
Electrical boxes and solar pipes sealed for painting

Suntree Exterior Painting Boxes-Pipes

Electrical boxes and solar pipes painted- two coats

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The dated, faded and chalky flat paint on the West side of the home.

Melbourne-Viera Exterior Painting-After-West-Side

West Side:
Sealed and painted- Two coats

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The dated, faded and chalky flat paint on the East side of the home.

Melbourne-Viera Exterior Painting-After-East-Side

East Side:
Sealed and painted- Two coats

After all of the house painting was completed it was time start the pool deck repairs and lanai and pool deck painting.

We first started by repairing all of the settling cracks on the pool deck.

Next we applied two coats of Richards- Deck Guard 100% acrylic pool, patio and deck coating to the lanai and pool deck.

Once all of the exterior painting was completed, we backfilled around the perimeter and did one last walk through with homeowners to make sure they were completely satisfied.

Pool Deck and Lanai -Before

Pool Deck and Lanai-Before

Melbourne-Suntree-Pool Deck and Lanai Painting-Before Photo

Before Photo:
Suntree-Pool Deck and Lanai

Pool Deck and Lanai Painting-First coat

Pool Deck and Lanai-Pressure washed and first coat started

Wow! The pool deck and lanai are  looking better already!

Wow! The pool deck and lanai are looking better already!

Pool Deck and Lanai- First coated

Pool Deck and Lanai- First coated

Pool Deck and Lanai- After photo

After photo:

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I’m an owner operator. Which means I’m on every job making sure that each step is completed properly throughout the entire painting process, ensuring you a professional paint job that will not only look good but will last for years to come. Thus, protecting your biggest investment. Your Home!

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I have a stucco home that needed painting and some minor stucco repair. Paul Peck came out to give an estimate in person at my earliest convenience and was very knowledgeable and professional. His estimate was competitive with the four other estimates I received and he was able to start the job within a short period of time. He was present each day and his crew is very skilled and courteous. They worked around inclement weather and kept me informed of any issues or schedule adjustments. I am absolutely delighted with the finished result and would not hesitate to recommend this company to other Angie’s List members.
Elizabeth B. – Melbourne FL

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Merritt Island – Wood Siding Repair – Exterior Painting

This Project Blog is about wood siding repair and exterior repaint on a home in the Diana Shores subdivision Merritt Island, FL.
We were contracted to repair a section of the wood siding that had water damage from years of just being in the elements of the harsh Florida climate and then repaint the entire exterior of this Merritt Island home.

First task was to remove a 2′ x 16′ section of the wood siding at the bottom of the north side of the home that had water damage and wood rot.

After the rotten section of the siding was removed, we checked the wood framing to see if any of the framing need to be replaced due to water damage. No damage was present on the wood framing or bottom plate.

Next, we installed the new section of T-111 wood siding and a piece of pressure treated wood trim at the area where the old siding had to be cut.

Then lastly, we spot primed the repaired wood siding and applied two coats of Richards- Signature Series- Acrylic Satin House and Trim Paint.

Here’s a few Before and After photos of this Merritt Island wood siding repair :

Merritt Island - Rotten Wood Siding Repair
Merritt Island - Wood Rot - Wood Siding Repair
Merritt Island - Wood Siding Repair Cutout

Merritt Island - Wood Siding Repair - Exterior Painting

Merritt Island – Priming Wood Siding Repair – Exterior Painting


Merritt Island - Completed Wood Siding Repair and Exterior House Painting

Merritt Island – Completed Wood Siding Repair and Exterior House Painting

We also reattached and repaired several areas of the vinyl soffits around the home.

Brevard County - Vinyl Soffit Repair

Merritt Island – Vinyl Soffit Repair- Brevard County, Fl

 A most professional business.

Outstanding estimates, outstanding work. Never a doubt as to the quality of the product. Paul inspects the job much more thoroughly than me. Yes, I recommend Peck Drywall and Painting to anyone who asks.

Don C.Merritt Island, Fl

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Indialantic Ceiling Repair and Skip Trowel Texture Match

This Project Blog is about a drywall ceiling repair on a home in the Rio Villa sub division Indialantic, FL.
We were contracted to repair a section of the formal dining room ceiling that had water damage from a roof leak.
First task was to cover and protect the flooring and anything else in the room.

Then we removed and replaced a 4′ x 12′ section of the drywall ceiling that had a skip trowel texture.

After the new drywall was installed, three coats of a setting type joint compound was applied so the drywall finishing and skip trowel texture could be completed in one day.

Next, we Installed a skip trowel texture at the repaired area feathering into the existing skip trowel texture.

Then lastly, spot primed the repair and applied two coats of Richards- Rich Wall Premium Acrylic Paint (flat white-L4 white tint).

Here’s a few Before and After photos of this drywall ceiling repair with Skip Trowel texture:

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Indialantic-Water Damage-Skip-Trowel-Ceiling-Repair-1

Indialantic-Water Damage-Ceiling-Drywall-Cutout-2

Ceiling Drywall Cutout

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Ceiling Drywall Install Ceiling Drywall Installed

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Ceiling Drywall Finishing

Indialantic- Water Damage Skip Trowel Ceiling Repair- Skim Coated

Ceiling Repair- Skim Coated

Indialantic Water Damage Ceiling Repair- Skip Trowel Textured

Indialantic Water Damage Ceiling Repair- Skip Trowel Textured

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In this Video Playlist I have videos of how to mix skip trowel texture, applying skip trowel texturing tips and tricks and even some project videos where I’m wearing a GoPro video camera to get a very unique perspective of the skip troweling process.

I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.

Paul Peck provided an accurate labor estimate then completed a beautiful and professional 100% interior paint job to my recently purchased home. The job required several sheet rock repairs that are now invisible. His attention to detail is obvious. My home has ceilings up to 30′ with nooks and crannies that look just as good as the easily reachable areas. I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.

Randy Becker- Melbourne, Fl

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Vaulted Ceiling Repair- Knockdown Texture Matching

This Project Blog is about a vaulted ceiling repair on a rental home in Cocoa, FL.
Along with priming and painting the entire interior of this Port Saint John home. We were also contracted to repair the tape joint at the vaulted ceiling that was cracking and falling down.
First, We needed to cover and protect even though the carpeting will be replaced after all of the interior painting and ceiling repairs are completed. Next, Remove and replace the tape joint at vaulted ceiling and apply three coats of a setting type joint compound. Then, Install knockdown texture at repaired area feathering into the existing knockdown texture. Next, Prime the repair and all of the other ceilings and walls with an oil base stain blocking primer due to some smoke damage from the previous renters. Lastly, We applied two coats of Richards- Rich-shield Paint (satin).

I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.
Paul Peck provided an accurate labor estimate then completed a beautiful and professional 100% interior paint job to my recently purchased home. The job required several sheet rock repairs that are now invisible. His attention to detail is obvious. My home has ceilings up to 30′ with nooks and crannies that look just as good as the easily reachable areas. I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.

Randy Becker- Melbourne, Fl

Here’s a few Before and After photos of this vaulted ceiling repair and interior painting project:

Interior Repaint- Vaulted Ceiling Repair

Before:

Interior Painting-Vaulted Ceiling Repair

Pulling down the drywall tape joint

Vaulted Ceiling Tape Joint Repair by Peck Drywall and Painting Interior painting and repairs.

Tape Joint Removed

Ceiling Repair

First Coated

Ceiling Repair

Knockdown Texture Applied

Ceiling Repair

Ceiling Repair Spot Primed

Ceiling Repair

Ceilings Painted (two coats)

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Merritt Island FL | Exterior House Painting Project by: Peck Painting

After digging out 4″ to 6″ around the perimeter and pressure washing this Merritt Island home we repaired all of the damaged stucco from the back patio screen room being removed and all of the staircase stucco cracks. We cover and protected plants, sidewalks, windows, pavers and any exterior lighting fixtures. Then apply a tinted primer to ensure good adhesion, caulk all of the windows and apply two coats of Richards Signature Series Exterior Paint-(satin). We also spray painted the garage doors for a new factory finish look.

Once all of the painting was completed we backfilled around the perimeter and did one last walk through with homeowner’s to make sure they were completely satisfied.

A most professional business.

Outstanding estimates, outstanding work. Never a doubt as to the quality of the product. Paul inspects the job much more thoroughly than me. Yes, I recommend Peck Drywall and Painting to anyone who asks.

Don C.Merritt Island, Fl

Here’s a few Before and After photos of this Merritt Island exterior painting project:

Exterior Painting- Before Photo

Before Photo

Exterior Painting- After Photo

After Photo

Exterior Painting Stucco- Before Photo

Before

Exterior Painting Stucco- After Photo

After

Exterior Painting- Front- Before Photo

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Exterior Painting- Front- After Photo

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Exterior Painting- Back- Before Photo

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Exterior Painting- Back- After Photo

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Exterior Painting- Side- Before Photo

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Exterior Painting- Side- After Photo

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Barry the cable guy stepped thru my popcorn ceiling!

One of my customers recently got more than cable tv and wireless internet, when Barry the cable guy went to run a couple new cables. Barry accidently stepped on the drywall ceiling from the backside while maneuvering across the trusses up in the attic over the living room hall.
Mr. Jones said he heard a very loud Crunch and Thud. When he went to see what had happened, Barry’s leg was hanging out of the popcorn ceiling! Drywall and insulation was all over the floor. Thankfully Barry was not injured.
This is where I come into the picture. Mr. Jones sent an estimate request through my website which went to my phone. After speaking with Mr. Jones, I went out to have a look and secure the drywall ceiling. Once the cable company ok’d the estimate, I went back and repaired the attic step thru and re-sprayed a popcorn texture blending it into the existing popcorn ceiling.

Here’s a few of the Before and After Photo’s of the Popcorn Ceiling Repair:

Attic Step Thru- Ceiling Repair-Popcorn Texture

Before:

After:

After:

Attic Step Thru- Popcorn Ceiling Repair

Barry the cable guy was here…


Dust Containment- Plastic Bubble

Dust Containment- Plastic Bubble


Drywall Installed

Drywall Installed:


Drywall Finhised with Hot Mud

Drywall Finhised with Hot Mud


Popcorn Texture Sprayed

Popcorn Texture Sprayed:


Ceiling Repair- Popcorn Spray Texture- After Photo

After (still wet): Will turn white as it dries.

EXCELLENT JOB!

Dear Paul:

I want to express my great appreciation for a job very well done when you and your team fixed the badly damaged popcorn ceiling of my condo in Cocoa Beach. I am impressed with the perfection of the job, the professionalism of your team and the great price of the work. Your work is totally consistent with the advertising in your webpage. Definitely, I will call you for my future projects.

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C. Alvarez Cocoa Beach, Fl

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Exterior Painting a short sale home in Palm Bay, Fl

I just finished up this interior and exterior painting project in Palm Bay , Fl. The house was just purchased in a short sale due to foreclosure. The home was 1800 sq.ft with a stucco finish.

After pressure washing this Palm Bay home, we repaired all of the staircase stucco cracks, applied a tinted primer to ensure good adhesion, and then applied two coats of Richards Signature Series- satin exterior paint. We also painted the garage floor with an epoxy garage floor paint.

Here’s a few Before and After photos of the exterior painting:

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After:
Brevard County Exterior Painting
Garage Door Before:
Palm Bay- Exterior Painting
Garage Door After:
Palm Bay- Exterior Painting
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Palm Bay- Exterior House Painting
Front Entry After:
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Staircase Stucco Cracks Before:
Palm Bay- Stucco Cracks
Staircase Stucco Cracks After:
Palm Bay- Stucco Cracks After Photo

Garage floors coated with an epoxy garage floor paint:
Brevard County- Garage Floor Painting

Brevard County- Garage Floor Paint

I am absolutely delighted with the finished result.
Peck Drywall and Painting painted the exterior of my home after performing some minor stucco repairs.
I have a stucco home that needed painting and some minor stucco repair.
Paul Peck came out to give an estimate in person at my earliest convenience and was very knowledgable and professional. His estimate was competitive with the four other estimates I received and he was able to start the job within a short period of time. He was present each day and his crew is very skilled and courteous. They worked around inclement weather and kept me informed of any issues or schedule adjustments. I am absolutely delighted with the finished result and would not hesitate to recommend this company to other Angie’s List members.
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What to do with my old kitchen drop ceiling lighting?

Cocoa Beach condo kitchen ceiling light- Before

Cocoa Beach condo kitchen ceiling light- Before

It’s a common dilemma among home and condo owners that I’m sure most of you have seen before.

That Ugly, outdated grid lighting system in the kitchen of a Home!

Whether you’re thinking about doing a new kitchen remodel or your just looking to modernize and open up your kitchens feel and get rid of that outdated kitchen drop ceiling and kitchen lights.
This process that I developed many years ago will turn any of these eyesore ceilings into a show piece that you will love and your neighbors will envy. I’ve installed close to one hundred of these types of trey ceilings here in the Brevard County area over the years.

Here some photo’s of the process:

Kitchen drop ceiling light Before:

1980's style kitchen Light- Before

1980’s grid style kitchen Light- Before

Kitchen drop ceiling removed:

Cocoa Beach condo kitchen grid ceiling removed

Makes the kitchen feel bigger already.

Fluorescent kitchen lights removed:

Kitchen ceiling light removed

Concrete ceiling exposed.

After the Kitchen drop ceiling and lighting is removed. It’s time for a little drywall repair and mud work:

Doing some drywall and mud work

Doing some drywall repair and mud work.

After the drywall was repaired, It was time to apply a new and more modern texture called Skip Trowel:

Skip Trowel texture applied

Skip Trowel texture applied.

After the Skip Trowel was applied we added crown molding around the perimeter of the new kitchen trey ceiling:

Crown Molding installed.

Crown Molding installed.

Ceiling primed and painted with two coats of Sherwin Williams Super Paint semi-gloss extra white:

New trey ceiling primed and painted

New trey ceiling primed and painted.

Florescent or LED lights can be installed behind the crown molding for an elegant look:

Custom trey ceiling

Custom trey ceiling with LED lighting- After



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Interior Painting 8 colors and 1 townhouse in Melbourne,Florida

I just finished up this interior painting project in the Suntree/Viera area of Melbourne.
The townhouse is 2200 sq.ft. We painted the entire place: baseboards, casing, crown, stair trim, spindles, all doors, bifolds, ceilings, walls and three accent walls. It was unoccupied and all of the carpeting will be replaced after the painting is completed.
We used a local paint manufacturers paint called Richards Paint. They’re at the top of my the list when it comes to paint quality in my book.

Melbourne, Florida Painting Contractor

What this Homeowner had to say about his interior painting project
By: Peck Painting

Quality Excellent

Paul Peck provided an accurate labor estimate then completed a beautiful and professional 100% interior paint job to my recently purchased home. The job required several sheet rock repairs that are now invisible. His attention to detail is obvious. My home has ceilings up to 30′ with nooks and crannies that look just as good as the easily reachable areas. I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.

Randy Becker – Melbourne, Fl

We cut and rolled most everthing. We used the airless sprayer to spray the stair trim, baseboards, bifolds, doors and trim.
Ceilings: Flat Wnite.
Walls and Accent Walls: Satin
Trim, Doors, bathroom’s and Laundry Room: Semi-gloss

Completed interior painting.

 

 

A couple from the GoPro:

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Serving the Brevard County area with interior painting since 1995

Indian Harbour Beach, FL | Exterior Painting Project By:Peck Painting

After we pressure washed this Indian Harbour Beach home, we repaired all of the stucco cracks and applied a clear sealer to all painted surfaces (due to chalkyness and also to assure good adhesion of the top coat) of the home. Then we recaulked all windows and applied three colors and two coats of Richards Signature Series satin exterior paint to the stucco walls, bands, columns, garage doors and all exterior doors.

If you are looking for a local painter in Indian Harbour Beach to paint the interior or exterior of your home, condominium or business, please call 321.777.9337 or complete our online request form

Indian Harbour Beach Exterior House Painting-Before-Photo

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Indian Harbour Beach exterior Painting- After photo

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Peck Painting cares about you and the environment!

Proper surface preparation and application processes help lengthen the life span of coatings, thereby reducing the frequency of repaint related emissions and waste is our goal. “Green” is not just a color. It’s the ongoing initiative that describes our commitment to using environmentally preferable solutions whenever possible.

Often, people worry about a coating’s performance being compromised to satisfy green requirements, but our green solutions won’t compromise durability. We also offer a full line of interior low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints for occupied and public areas.

Vaulted Ceiling Tape Joint Repair-Knockdown Texture Sponge

In this video blog I’ll be demonstrating how to apply an all purpose joint compound with my Knockdown Texture Sponge on a vaulted ceiling repair. The ceiling repair is the entire 36′ paper tape joint right at the vault of the open plan ceiling.

Over time a lot of homes vaulted tape joints end up separating due to a few different factors:

Vaulted Ceiling Tape Joint Repair Texture Sponge

Vaulted Ceiling Tape Joint Repair


1) These type of ceilings are exposed to excessive heat because of how close the vaulted ceiling is to the actual roof.
2) Sometimes when the drywall was installed at the vaulted ceiling the drywall hangers leave to big of a gap at the vault.
3) Another common mistake during the construction phase of when the drywall ceiling was initially installed without using the correct amount of fasteners which lead to the ceiling sagging over time and popping the tape joint at the vaulted ceiling.
4) Other times there is no framing member to attach to at the top section of the vaulted ceiling.


These are just a few of the reason why a vaulted ceilings tape joints fail.

After applying a Straight Flex specialty tape for a nice crisp line along the vault and three coats of mud and a little fine sanding, it was time to use the knockdown texture sponge to blend the existing knockdown texture on this vaulted ceiling repair.

I must say this knockdown texture sponge works great for matching and blending the knockdown texture. I’ve been using one for a several years now and they work great for tape joint repairs and small drywall repairs.




Whether you’re doing drywall repairs on the wall drywall or plaster ceiling repairs you can match your existing knockdown texture with the new knockdown texture Sponge by: Paul Peck


Knockdown texture sponge matches knockdown texture


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I’ve found in my over 20 years in business as a drywall contractor and painting contractor, that using my knockdown sponge texturing technique along with my knockdown texture sponge. I can match most knockdown textures on wall and ceiling repairs that also need knockdown texture patch matched to an existing texture.

Knockdown repair tools you will need to match your knockdown texture on your vaulted ceiling:

  • 1) My Knockdown Texture Sponge
  • 2) All purpose joint compound
  • 3) Drywall Mud pan drywall Hauk
  • 4) 6″ and 12″ Taping knife or lexan knockdown paddle

  • How to skim coat using the paint roller trick

    In this Blog video two part series I’ll show you how to do the first coat and second skim coats on a wall to get rid of an ugly poorly done knockdown texture. This how to skim coat trick is a great way for anyone from DIYers to contractors to apply a skim coat to drywall and plaster walls or ceilings.

    Skim Coating to get rid of ugly texture

    I’ll be using the paint roller method with a 1 1/4″ roller nap (cover) and I thinned down the all purpose joint compound with water.

    How to skim coat dtywall with the paint roller method

    How to skim coat dtywall with the paint roller method

    For skimming I’m using a 14″ drywall taping knife and mud pan to smooth out the mud that was applied.

    Skimming out the rolled on mud with a 14" drywall taping knife

    Skimming out the rolled on mud with a 14″ drywall taping knife

    How to skim coat- Paint roller trick on Youtube (Part 1)

    How to skim coat- Paint roller trick (Part 2)

    This How to Skim Coat Trick is a must when skim coating walls and ceilings for DIY’ers!

    Once the first skim coat is complete, let the joint compound dry for 24 hours. Day 2- scape any high spots with your 6″ drywall knife and then apply another skim coat to the area. This skim coat will be much easier and smoother than the first skim coat and it will also dry a lot faster too.

    Once the second coat is dry:
    1) Sand entire wall with 100 grit sandpaper
    2) Remove sanding dust from walls by using a half of a bucket of water and a yellow grout sponge rinsing the sponge often in the bucket of water.
    3) Prime with a quality latex acrylic primer.
    4) Paint on two coats of a quality paint and you’re done!

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    Comments from: Paul Peck- Owner at Peck Drywall and Painting

    In Conclusion: I highly recommend this skim coating with the paint roller trick to any contractors or even Do it Yourself’ers for covering up an ugly texture, looking for a smoother finish on their drywall or plaster walls and ceilings, or even after removing wallpaper!

    I think this how to skim coat trick saved me several hours of work by not having to take the extra time to try and keep the mud thickness as consistent as possible which means less sanding and mudding.

    Tip: If you’re trying to cover up a knockdown or skip trowel texture, be sure to use at least a 1″ to 1 1/4″ roller cover when applying the first skim coat. Then a 3/4″ nap will work fine for the second skim coat of all purpose joint compound to the wall or ceiling or skim coating.

    Proudly servicing these areas on the Space Coast: Melbourne-Melbourne Beach-Palm Bay-Indialantic-Indian Harbour Beach-Vero Beach-Satellite Beach-Viera-Cocoa Beach-Rockledge-Merritt Island-Cape Canaveral-Suntree-Port St. John-Cocoa-Titusville

    Good luck with your skim coating project! -Paul

    Checkout one of my latest videos below:


    DIY Skim Coating- In this video I’m gonna show you how to mix the skim coat and also all of the tools needed to for mixing an all purpose joint compound for skim coating.


    Here’s the tools I used to get the job done in this skim coating by hand video:

    Goldblatt Mud Mixing 3/8″ drill bit- http://amzn.to/2khx0WG

    Dewalt 20-Volt Lithium Ion Drill/ Driverhttp://amzn.to/2kJ2wtg

    WallBoard Bucket Scoop- http://amzn.to/2jtimXV

    Goldblatt Pro Mud Pan and Knife Set- http://amzn.to/2kIqlWc

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    The Rope Trick – Trim Tex Architectural Reveal Bead Installation

    Reveal Bead – Tips and Tricks

    In this Blog video I’ll be demonstrating the rope trick on some inset baseboard using Trim Tex Reveal Bead for a 1/2″ reveal and Super Seal Gasket L Bead Tearaway for where the inset baseboards meet the porcelain tile floor. I’ll be installing the reveal bead by setting it in mud using USG Easy Sand 90 minute setting type joint compound w/ Trim Tex Powdered Mud Max joint compound additive. I’m also bedding in fiberglass mesh drywall tape over of the beads in the special blend of mud.

    Reveal Bead Rope Trick on Youtube

    The rope trick is perfect for protecting the reveal from getting joint compound in the reveal of the bead when doing drywall or any type of drywall art wall finishing.

    The Rope trick is a must when doing reveal beads!

    Once the rope is pulled out from the first coat I’ll be doing two more coats of the Mud Max 90 without the rope. Because with the rope trick the mud is very close to being flat along the top and bottom of the architectural reveal bead. I chose to use the architectural reveal bead because it creates the sharpest cleanest aesthetic reveals. The regular reveal bead has has more of a rounded profile along the top and bottom of the reveal. Both of these types of 1/2″ reveal beads or any reveal beads for that matter can utilize the rope trick to keep mud from getting in the reveal while doing the first mud set and taping coat.

    The Rope Trick using Trim-Tex Architectural Reveal Bead on an inset baseboard project

    The Rope Trick using Trim-Tex Architectural Reveal Bead on an inset baseboard project

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    Comments from: Paul Peck- Owner at Peck Drywall and Painting

    In Conclusion: I highly recommend this rope trick any drywall or stucco contractors installing any type of reveal bead!

    I think the rope trick saved me several hours of work by not having to take the extra time to try and keep as mud mud as possible from getting into the reveal bead and also the time to clean out the reveal after the first coat. Because it would be virtually impossible to keep mud out of the reveal while doing the first coat of Mud max 90.

    Tip: Keep a five gallon bucket filled halfway up with water while your pulling the rope out and you can clean it off easily in the bucket wit a rag.

    PS: Our record for the most continuous amount of rope pulled was the full 50′ of rope that we had.
    Can you beat that Record???

    Chinese Drywall Inspection Confirms Toxic Chinese Drywall in Palm Bay

    Chinese Drywall confirmed in a Palm Bay, FL neighborhood

    Toxic Chinese Drywall

    I was called out to do a Chinese drywall inspection on a home that was built in 2006. This beautiful home was located in a gated community neighborhood in the Melbourne / Palm Bay area on the Space Coast of Florida.
    The concerning thing is that this paticular home was the model home when this entire was in the construction phase. So this mean that the whole neighbor hood could potentially have the toxic Chinese Drywall!
    The home was all set for closing when the final home inspection came back as “Possible Chinese Drywall” due to the home being built in the timeframe when Chinese drywall was being shipped here to the East Coast of the United States by the container and ship load..

    When I arrived to the home for the Chinese drywall inspection there was a strong odor that smelt like rotten eggs (sulphur). And there was also black corrosion on any copper and also on the the a/c coils. The mirrors in the bathrooms had pitting and desilvering. These are all are the classic symptoms of a toxic Chinese drywall.

    Toxic Chinese Drywall Confirmed!

    Unfortunately the only remedy for this home is to gut the entire interior from the band new hardwood, carpet, tile, cabinets, ceiling fans, light fixtures, air conditioning system, drywall, metal framing, tubs, showers, baseboards and doors.

    Pretty much the home will be back down to only a cement block shell!


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    Toxic Chinese Drywall Identification Method

    (1) An initial or threshold inspection to find visual signs of metal corrosion and evidence of drywall installation during the relevant time period, and

    (2) The identification of corroborating evidence or characteristics.

    The identification process is two steps:

    Step 1: Threshold Inspection

    (a) Blackening of copper electrical wiring and/or air conditioning evaporator coils; and

    (b) The installation of new drywall (for new construction or renovations) between 2001 and 2008. A positive result for this step (including both criteria) is a prerequisite to any further consideration.

    Visual inspection must show:

    Step 2: Corroborating Evidence

    Because it is possible that corrosion of metal in homes can occur for other reasons, it is important to obtain additional corroborating evidence of problem Chinese Drywall. Homes with the characteristic metal corrosion problems must also have at least 2 of these corroborating conditions if the new drywall was installed between 2005 and 2008.
    For installations between 2001 and 2004, at least 4 of the following conditions must be met. Collecting evidence of these corroborating conditions will in some cases require professional assessors and/or testing by analytical laboratories.

    (a) Corrosive conditions in the home, demonstrated by the formation of copper sulfide on copper coupons (test strips of metal) placed in the home for a period of 2 weeks to 30 days or confirmation of the presence of sulfur in the blackening of the grounding wires and/or air conditioning coils;

    (b) Confirmed markings of Chinese origin for drywall in the home;

    (c) Strontium levels in samples of drywall core found in the home (i.e. excluding the exterior paper surfaces) exceeding 1200 parts per million (ppm);

    (d) Elemental sulfur levels in samples of drywall core found in the home exceeding 10 ppm;

    (e) Elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide and/or carbon disulfide emitted from samples of drywall from the home when placed in test chambers using ASTM Standard Test Method D5504-08 or similar chamber or headspace testing;

    (f) Corrosion if copper metal to form copper sulfide when copper is placed in test chambers with drywall samples taken from the home.
    Florida Department of Health

    Always contact your local building department to see if a building permit is required for the work you need and if a state or locally licensed contractor is required to do the job.

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    Cool Drywall Tool Review and Demonstration- Drywall Cutting Can Lights

    In this drywall tool review and demonstration video I’ll show you how to use a can light drywall tool. It’s great for DIYers, handyman and even contractors will benefit from this must have magnetic drywall measuring and locating tool.


    The Center Mark by Calculated Industries is a great tool for marking and cutting the drywall around Can lights with a Roto Zip spiral cut saw. For remodels, new construction and ceiling repairs.

    No measuring required!


    The Center Mark is super easy to use!

  • 1) Simply screw in the magnetic post right in the can light before you put your drywall up

  • 2) Now put your drywall into position

  • 3) Next take the locator magnet and find magnetic post under the drywall before you make your cut

  • 4) Now plunge the Roto Zip or spiral cut saw into the drywall about an inch away from your Center Mark magnet toward you.

  • 5) Once you hit the metal rim of the can light, pull the cutting bit out.

  • 6) Now return the bit on the other side of the can light metal rim and follow the can light outer rim around the can light and you’re done!

  • My conclusion and drywall tool review after trying the Center Mark Drywall Tool for the first time. Is that whether you’re a DIY’er, handyman or even a remodeling contractor or drywall contractor. This product will be the fastest way and most precise way to marking and cutting the drywall around can lights on the new construction, remodels and home improvement projects.

    So with the Center Mark by Calculated Industries, You can save time and money by reducing the number of miscuts around can lights. All of this means you make more money while also getting a better end result.

    And did I mention that there is No Measuring Required!!

    The tools that I recommend precision marking and cutting are the Center Mark Drywall Tool for can lights and also the Blind Mark Magnetic Locator Tool for cutting out all sizes of electrical boxes.
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    How to spray popcorn ceiling texture on a drywall ceiling repair

    On this popcorn ceiling repair project, I’ll demonstrate how to spray and blend popcorn ceiling texture on an actual ceiling repair that had water damage from a roof leak in Merritt Island, Florida. I’ll be using my GoPro while shooting the video.

    This will give you a unique perspective of how I spray and feather and match popcorn ceiling texture with a hopper and compressor.

    Prep- After I moved a few things out of the work zone, I covered the floor with 2 mil plastic and in order to contain all of the dust from the ceiling repair and the popcorn ceiling spray texture, I created a plastic bubble going from the ceiling to to the floor by using .31 mil plastic.

    Next, I scraped back the area of the ceiling where the popcorn texture had the water damage from a roof leak that had occurred while these homeowners were getting a new roof installed.
    After scraping back the popcorn texture, I primed the area with a can of Kilz stain blocking primer. This helps the popcorn ceiling texture get maximum adhesion to the existing popcorn ceiling and also will prevent any water stains to bleed through where the new popcorn texture meets the old popcorn.

    Next, I sprayed the popcorn ceiling texture using my smaller hopper and 15 gallon compressor since it’s just a small ceiling repair area that needs to be sprayed with the popcorn ceiling texture. I first concentrate on going around the perimeter of the ceiling repair. Then, I move on to spraying the main part of the popcorn ceiling repair. Lastly, I blend the popcorn texture into the old popcorn texture from the repair line out lightly feathering at the very end to create a gradual fade into the ceiling repair.

    Good luck with your popcorn ceiling repair and texture matching project!

    If you have any questions be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel and the ask your question in the comments section of this video.

    Brevard County Water Damage Drywall Repair

    On this Brevard County water damage repair project video, I show you the whole process of doing a water damage drywall repair from start to finish. When
    the plumbing leak happened the homeowners cut out the area of drywall that had been damaged by
    the water. After they did that they realized that it might be a little bit bigger
    project than they really could handle.


    In My Youtube video I’ll show you how I do the drywall finishing on this water damage drywall repair from start to finish. There is also a link within in the video of me applying a orange peel texture to this same repair.

    1) The first thing I needed to do was square up the drywall because when they cut it out it was kind of crooked and just passed a couple studs.

    2) Next, I added a couple of one by four furring strips to be able to attach the new drywall too.

    3) I then added two pieces of 1/2″ drywall to the repair areas.

    Drywall tip: when doing these types of wall
    repairs always add a screw into the existing drywall that was not cut out to
    secure it so it will not crack overtime

    4) I added fiberglass mesh drywall tape to all of the seams except the one corner where I like to use paper tape to get a nice crisp defined corner.

    Drywall tip: when using fiberglass mesh drywall tape always use a setting type of joint compound this means it comes in a powder form and is much stronger than the all-purpose joint compound that comes in a 5 gallon bucket.

    5) Mix The setting type of joint compound and apply it with a 6 to 12 inch drywall taping knife trying to keep all edges smooth and not raised.

    6) Scrape any high or raised areas on the drywall mud that you just applied using a 6 inch drywall taping knife.

    7) apply the second coat with a 12 inch taping knife depending on how soon you want this to be ready to texture and paint you can use the setting type compound or if you’re not in a hurry just use a all-purpose joint compound.

    8) apply the third coat you really shouldn’t have to put much mud on just a thin layer of all-purpose joint compound.

    Drywall tip: I like to use the all-purpose over the setting type compound for the final finish coat because it sends a lot easier than the setting type joint compound.

    9) Using hand sander or sanding sponge Sand down any edges or bumps or humps on your mud work. And touch up any areas that look like they might just need a little bit of mud.

    10) Next, I applied the orange peel texture to the repair walls and feathered it into the existing texture which makes it blend and not stand out like a repair any longer.

    11) Lastly, prime the repaired areas with your favorite type of primer and then paint two coats and you’re done!

    Painter tip: I like to use a primer called Zinzer 1231 prime in these
    types of repairs not only is it a great drywall primer, it also has a stain blocker in it
    just in case any water stains that might show up from when the plumbing leak originally occurred. That’s my primer recommendation.

    Good luck on your water damage drywall repair project!

    How To and Product Review – Strait Flex Uno-Bead

    Strait Flex Uno-Bead - Corner bead on a roll

    Strait Flex Uno-Bead – Corner bead on a roll


    In this product review and demonstration video, I will be using the Strait flex Uno-Bead for the first time ever. This will enable you to see how easy the Strait Flex Uno-Bead is to work with without ever have used it before. Or what might be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using a product you have never used before. Thanks for watching and if you have any questions about the Strait Flex Uno-Bead please feel free to ask me in the comments section of my video on Youtube.

    I’ll be replacing the old corner bead from a closet modification with the Strait Flex composite corner bead on a roll. The closet had already been taken apart by the homeowner that had just purchased this home.The plan was to make a computer/gaming area for their son where the closet was. Since their new to them home was having several remodeling projects going on anyways they wanted to have me take care of this extra job while I was there.

    My conclusion after trying Uno-Bead for the first time on this remodeling project is that whether you’re a contractor, handyman or even a home improvement DIY’er. This product will be a fast and easy way to install corner bead on new drywall and drywall repairs. And the Strait Flex Uno-Bead is much stronger the traditional corner beads which means it’s great for drywall corners in high traffic areas.

    Another benefit is Uno-Bead requires less joint compound than the traditional metal corner bead or vinyl corner bead. Which speeds up drying time as well. So you can save time, the amount of materials needed to finish outside 90 degree drywall corner. All of this means you make more money while also getting a better and stronger end result. Also since this corner bead product comes on a roll, it’s easily stored eliminating the need to have a special place to store it from getting damaged before getting to the job where you’ll be doing your drywall finishing.

    I would definitely use Strait Flex Uno-Bead Again again!

    Here some stats about Strait Flex Uno-Bead 222:

  • This composite corner bead provides outside 90 degree corners for drywall, plaster and EIFS applications and perfectly replaces damaged metal corner bead.
  • Works on all inside and outside corners
  • Drywall, thin coat plaster, EIFS and kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home renovations and new construction.
  • High traffic areas where bumps and dents commonly occur.
  • Reduces waste and is easily transported.
  • Uno-Bead 222 is sized to be a permanent replacement to damaged corner bead.
  • Installs using all standard methods: Drywall compound, Plaster, EIFS, glue, staples, nails or screws.
  • Available in 2.22″ and 3″ widths.
  • Mold proof, Rust proof and Alkali resistant.
  • Slots insure quick drying time and unmatched bonding strength.
  • PVC/Nylon composite material ensure straight corners every time and prevents mold and rust.
  • Water damage drywall repair after washers water hose bursts in Merritt Island

    On this Merritt Island water damage drywall repair project I was contacted by the homeowner after their washer water line had leaked in the laundry room. Damaging one wall directly behind the washer and dryer.

    Water damage drywall repair before-2

    Water damaged wall

    Since this leak happened in the middle of the night a 24 hour water restoration emergency service company had already come out to remove all of the water damage drywall, insulation and flooring. They also dried out all of the wood framing and tile flooring. Luckily this water was a cleaned up before any mold could start to grow.

    The damage at this home could’ve been so much worse. I’ve seen water lines to washers break with no one home and the
    whole house get flooded. These types of plumbing disasters can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage and plenty of frustrations to go along with it!

    After the plumber did the necessary repairs to the washers hoses the homeowners also decided since all of the plumbing was exposed. that it was a good time to do some preventive maintenance and replace some of the aging water valves and connections which are usually a pain to get to since they’re behind the drywall in the laundry room.

    After arriving at this Merritt Island home to repair the water damaged drywall. I first had to remove all of the drywall screws from the wood framing that were left behind from the water restoration company before I could reinstall new insulation and 1/2″ drywall to the water damaged area.

    Water damage drywall repair before photo

    Water damage drywall repair before photo

    Insulation replaced

    Insulation replaced

    Drywall installed

    Drywall installed

    First coated with 45 minute mud

    First coated with 45 minute mud

    Second coated with 45 minute mud

    Second coated with 45 minute mud

    Third coated using USG all purpose joint compound

    Third coated using USG all purpose joint compound

    Sanded and ready for primer and paint

    Sanded and ready for primer and paint

    Sanded and ready for primer and painting

    Sanded and ready for primer and painting

    Water Damaged Drywall?

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    Water Damage Specialists

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    Painting Contractor Certificate # PT393

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    Peck Drywall and Painting Water Damage Specialists serving all of Brevard County:

    With Peck Dywall and Painting, you can be assured that every step in the process will be performed properly. We take pride in our work and all projects are diligently monitored by the owner of Peck Drywall and Painting. Your home or business will be treated like it is our home or business.
    For you, we will provide you with an estimate, which includes a written proposal spelling out the important details related to scope of work and price.Top grade materials are used throughout each project, giving you quality results and maximum duration for the investment you’ve made to your home or business.

    Chinese drywall mystery solved!

    Chinese drywall mystery? Sulfur smell and corrosion tests negative for Chinese Drywall.

    I received a call from a realtor that stated a house that was on the market had been flagged during the routine home inspection after the buyers offer had been accepted. The inspector had found black corrosion on copper water lines and there was a strong smell of sulphur in the house is what caused him write “Possible Chinese drywall” in his inspection report. So until this home was inspected by a chinese drywall expert this sale was on hold if not lost.

    So I proceeded to ask all the usual questions when I get contacted about Chinese drywall.


  • What year was the house built? Realtor say’s: 2001

  • Have there been any renovations or any type of drywall repairs or ceiling repairs? Realtor: Yes a kitchen remodel

  • Is there any visible corrosion? Realtor: Yes

  • Is there a sulphur smell in the home? Realtor: Yes

  • After answering my Chinese drywall questions, I told the Realtor that based on his answers I thought the only possibility for there to be Chinese drywall would have been from a renovation or drywall repairs had been done after 2004. But, based on the corrosion and the sulphur smell I thought Chinese drywall at the home could be a possibility. So the realtor wanted to make an appointment for me to come to the home in question and do a Visual Chinese Drywall Evaluation as soon as possible.

    Chinese Drywall Mystery Inspection Day!

    Upon entering this Palm Bay, FL home a very strong odor of sulfur was apparent.

    I started the chinese drywall inspection in the kitchen and saw that the kitchen sink had yellow staining and underneath the kitchen cabinets the hot and cold water lines corrosion on them.

    Chinese drywall mystery- Kitchen sink

    Yellow stains in the kitchen sink


    Chinese drywall- Kitchen sink supply line corrosion

    Kitchen sink supply line corrosion

    The dishwasher water supply line also had corrosion and was black.

    Chinese drywall mystery- Dishwasher pulled out

    Dishwasher pulled out


    Chinese drywall mystery- Dishwasher supply line corrosion

    Dishwasher supply line corrosion


    I next went into the guest bathroom and saw corrosion on the water lines and some of the faucets minimal corrosion in the tub of the guest bathroom.

    Next, I checked the Guest bedrooms and living room and saw no corrosion whatsoever.

    The dining room had corrosion on the copper ground wire on the chandelier

    Moving onto the master bedroom I saw a really no corrosion in
    the bedroom but a lot of corrosion in the master bathroom from the water line to
    the toilet, faucets and major corrosion at the Jacuzzi tub drain.

    Chinese drywall- Toilet supply line corrosion

    Toilet supply line corrosion


    Chinese drywall mystery- Master bathroom sink supply line corrosion

    Master bathroom sink supply line corrosion


    Chinese drywall- Master bath jacuzzi tub drain

    Master bath jacuzzi tub drain


    Chinese drywall- Jacuzzi tub drain corrosion

    Jacuzzi tub drain corrosion

    Then into the garage and laundry room, there was no corrosion on the 7 year
    old AC coils and no corrosion on the 4 year old water heater.

    Water heater was  manufactured in 2011

    Water heater was manufactured in 2011


    Water heater has no corrosion

    Water heater has no corrosion

    While in the garage I went into the attic to see if I could see any manufacturing dates on the back of the ceiling drywall. All of the drywall that I could see up there was dated 08/24/2000.

    Chinese drywall tests negative mfg date 2000

    Chinese drywall tests negative mfg date 2000

    The Chinese drywall mystery is starting to unravel…

    One of my first questions was if this home was connected to city water or well water inside?

    I had asked the real estate agent that was there at the home for the
    Chinese drywall inspection, if the owner had lived alone or if there was other people that lived
    with her? Simply because there was no corrosion in the guest bathroom tub and
    major corrosion in the master bathroom tub. Which made me curious as to why it
    would be so bad in the master and nothing in the guest tub.

    The real estate agent responded that he thought the woman lived alone. That kind of got my
    curiosity going about the well water, which a lot of times has a sulfur smell
    which would explain why the home smells like sulfur from the water sprinklers
    being on.

    Once back at the office I called the city of Palm Bay to ask if city water had
    always been at the Chinese drywall mystery home since 2001?

    The next day I received a call from a City of Palm Bay employee stating that there were three different phases in the Port Malabar Unit 7 area where the water had been switched over well water to city water. At this particular address it was switched over to city water during the (Phase 3) portion. Which was completed in July of 2005.

    In conclusion of the visual Chinese drywall inspection and a phone call to the
    city of Palm Bay:

    I have found this Palm bay home to not contain Chinese drywall due to the fact
    that:

    1) The home was built in 2001

    2) After looking at the back of the drywall in the
    attic, the drywall was from August 2000.

    3) AC coils that were seven years old had no corrosion.

    4) Water heater that was two years old had no corrosion.

    5) Guest bathroom tub had no corrosion because the lady that was selling the home lived by herself and didn’t use this shower or tub.

    6) Master bathroom tub master sink, kitchen sink had corrosion on the hot and cold water supply line and yellow staining from the sulphur gases and well water.

    7) Sulfur smell in the home was coming from the water sprinkler shallow well
    system. Along with the standing sprinkler water in multiple flower pots including decaying plants at the front entrance of the home, which can also put off a strong sulfur gas.

    8) After talking to the city of Palm Bay and finding out that the home had
    been on well water for over four years before switching over to city water told me that this was not Chinese drywall but well water and the sulfur within it causing the corrosion to mimic the symptoms of Chinese drywall.

    Chinese Drywall Mystery Solved!

    Paul Peck
    Chinese Drywall inspections by a Florida Drywall Contractor- Lic.#RX11066969