Happy New Year! A Brevard County Contractors 2014 year in review

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to all my past, present and future customers and fellow contractors. It’s been a very busy year and I’ve worked with some great people throughout the year.

Looking over my 2014 year in review, It seemed like the economy here in Brevard County was on the upswing with lot’s of activity in the residential real estate and existing homeowner markets. Which included a bounty of renovation, remodel, home improvement and repair contracts throughout 2014.

For that I Am very grateful.

I completed many interior and exterior painting projects, stucco repair, pool deck repair, ceiling repair, drywall repair, texture matching and even soundproofing from Melbourne to Viera, Melbourne Beach, Suntree, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Merritt Island here on the Space Coast.

Here’s just a few of the many completed before and after project photos from 2014:

Chalky and Faded Paint Project in Melbourne

The job: Seal and repaint all of the exterior surfaces of the home due to the fading and chalking of the paint from years of the sun and elements of the harsh Florida climate on this Melbourne, FL home.
Read more about this Melbourne exterior painting project…

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Home before sealer and paint


Painter in Melbourne, Florida

After exterior painting was completed:

Exterior House Painting Project in Cocoa

On exterior repaint we repaired several staircase stucco cracks, damaged stucco from the hurricane shutters and a buckled stucco area at the front entrance before applying the sealer and paint to this home.
Read more about this Cocoa exterior painting project…

Before Stucco Repair and Exterior Painting Photo

Before:

After Stucco Repair and Exterior Painting Photo

After:

Melbourne Exterior Repaint w/ Stucco Repairs

On this Melbourne exterior repaint project there were several stucco related repairs that I had to tackle before we could start painting.
Such as rusted stucco bands and stucco cracks. But the main stucco repair was the two wood frame and stucco column bases at the front entrance of the home. They had to be totally rebuilt due to water damage and termites.
Read more about this Melbourne exterior painting and stucco repair project…

Repaint in Melbourne before photo:

Repaint in Melbourne before photo:


Repaint in Melbourne after photo:

Repaint in Melbourne after photo:

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting in Indialantic

On this Indialantic exterior repaint project there were several stucco and wood siding related repairs that I had to tackle before we could start painting.
After we pressure washed all of the exterior surfaces to be painted on this Indialantic, Fl home, we then applied a tinted sealer to all off the exterior surfaces (due to chalkiness and also to assure good adhesion of the finish coats).
Read more about this Indialantic exterior painting project…

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting  in Indialantic before photo:

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting in Indialantic before photo:


Indialantic exterior painting after photo:

Indialantic exterior painting after photo:

If you’re in need of a painter in Melbourne please give me a call 321-777-9337

Pool Deck Repair, Texture and Paint in Indialantic

We repaired all of the pool deck cracks and floated out the areas where there had been previous pool deck repairs and also skim coated the spots where the textured finish was chipping off in several areas with a thin coat of Kool deck.
Read more about this Indialantic pool deck repair and painting project…

Indialantic Fl Textured Pool Deck Repair

Before photo

Indialantic, Fl Pool Deck Painting

After photo

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- Before photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- Before photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- After photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- After photo:

Textured patio ceiling bubbling, blistered and falling down in Rockledge

After scraping the problem areas of the ceiling I:
1) Spot primed these areas with a spray can of oil base Kilz
2) Skim coated the primed areas with 20 minute hot mud
3) Wet sanded the edges to blend into the existing texture
4) Applied the knockdown texture feathering to match the existing ceiling texture
5) Spot primed with a quality latex primer
6) Spot painted areas with an exterior paint
7) Repainted the entire lanai ceiling
Read more about this ceiling repair and matching knockdown texture project…

Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

The texture wasn’t even stuck


Rockledge knockdown texture-ceiling repair

Knocking down the texture to match


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Lanai ceiling skimmed, textured, primed and painted

Roof leak caused major water damage to this ceiling in Suntree

Repair water damaged pool patio ceiling caused by a roof leak in the suntree area of Melbourne. Not only was a large section drywall ceiling in need of replacement. The furrings strips that hold the ceiling up had termite damage and rusted screws from all of the moisture from the roof leak.
Read more about how a roof leak caused major water damage to a ceiling…

Termite damage to furring strips

Termite damage to furring strips


Second sheet of drywall installed

Second sheet of drywall installed


Drywall finishing-Second coat

Drywall finishing-Second coat 45 minute setting type compound


Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling

Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling and ready for primer and paint

The paper tape joints were cracking and starting to fall down on this ceiling in Viera.

This type of problem is very common on interior and exterior drywall ceilings. Over time the paper drywall tape begins to crack and fall down due to the heat and humidity from our harsh Florida climate.

The extreme weather changes cause the wood framing to expand and contract on a daily basis in turn causing just enough movement of your ceiling to crack and pop the paper tape joints. Especially if the ceiling was nailed or not enough screws were added during the drywall installation process when your home was built.
Read more about this ceiling repair in Viera…

Exterior ceiling repair-paper tape cracking and falling down

Exterior ceiling repair-paper tape cracking and falling down


Applying the final coat to the tape joint

Applying the final skim coat to one of the repaired tape joints


Close up of the new skip trowel ceiling

Close up of the new skip trowel ceiling

Water damage drywall repair and orange peel texture matching project in Indialantic

We were contacted by a past customer to do a drywall repair on the already cut out and dried out the water damaged walls in two of the guest bedrooms of their home. Water had got the drywall wet on the one exterior wall in each of the two guest bedrooms of this four bedroom home here in Brevard County.
Read more about this water damage repair in Indialantic…

Water damage - Drywall cutout - Bedroom-1

Drywall cutout at 16″ just below the electrical outlet – Bedroom-1


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Primed and painted-1

Soundproofing an existing wall to help reduce noise in Merritt Island

On this master bedroom and bathroom remodeling project in Merritt Island, FL I’ll be adding some sound reduction drywall w/ Green Glue compound and sealant to try and reduce the noise in a master bedroom coming from a home theater entertainment system on the other side of the existing master bedroom wall.
Read more about this soundproofing project in Merritt Island…

Soundproofing a wall

Gold Bond® BRAND 5/8″ SoundBreak® XP® Gypsum Board with Sporgard™


Applying Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound

Applying Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound


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master bedroom remodel- soundproofing- orange peel texture-2





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Knockdown textured ceiling bubbling while painting lanai in Rockledge, Fl.

Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

Rockledge patio ceiling bubbling

Textured patio ceiling bubbling, blistered or falling down?

I’ve seen this issue quite a few times over the years on knockdown, skip trowel, orange peel and popcorn textured exterior drywall ceilings.

In this video I’m scraping the areas where the knockdown texture and paint had bubbled.

So today while on an complete exterior repaint in Rockledge, Fl.
I was painting the first coat of exterior latex paint on the lanai ceiling, when the knockdown texture on the exterior drywall pool patio ceiling started to come off on to my roller nap. The ceiling texture had bubbled in two separate areas. It was as if the texture itself had lost any adhesion and all that was left after peeling the texture off was bare drywall which was dusty just like the back of the texture sheet that I removed.
I’m not sure if the ceiling was painted to soon before the knockdown texture had dried completely back when the home was built in 1998 or if there was some type of roof leak or if the exterior patio ceiling had just been baked by the hot Florida summer temperatures for the last 16 years that had caused the texture to fail long before we started painting the ceiling.

After scraping the problem areas of the ceiling I will:
1) Spot prime these areas with a spray can of oil base Kilz
2) Skim coat the primed areas with 20 minute hot mud
3) Wet sand the edges to blend into the existing texture
4) Apply the knockdown texture feathering to match the existing ceiling texture
5) Spot prime with a quality latex primer
6) Spot paint areas with an exterior paint
7) Repaint the entire lanai ceiling

Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

water damaged texture


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

The texture just rolled right off on the roller


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

Scraping off the hollow areas


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

I used my tape knife to cut along the blister


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

The texture wasn’t even stuck


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

Two areas that will need to be repaired


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

Ready for primer and skim coating

Kilz-Oil  Base Primer-Spray Can

Spraying Kilz-Oil Base Primer to seal and block any stains

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Quick Setting compound is much more exterior freindly than regular joint compound


Skim coating ceiling repair with 20 minute hot mud

Skim coating ceiling repair with 20 minute hot mud


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Primed and skimmed


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Ready to wet sand


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Final sanded and ready for texture


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Texture applied


Rockledge knockdown texture-ceiling repair

Knocking down the texture to match

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Textured


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Lanai ceiling


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texture feathered out for blending


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Drying


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Textured and blended


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Ready for primer


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Blending nicely


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What knockdown texture repair?


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Priming and Painting the ceiling repair


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Perfect match!


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Primed and Painted


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Lanai ceiling skimmed, textured, primed and painted

In conclusion. As you can see that are a lot of steps that go into repairing an exterior ceiling that is bubbling and then trying to match the original knockdown texture on a project like this. I would recommend getting a professional drywall or painting contractor in your area who knows the best ceiling repair techniques and 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 texturing!

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By: Paul Peck