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Cleaning and preparation

Standard preparation almost always includes soft-washing of exterior surfaces (even hand-washing if necessary on older homes,) and sanding any paint that’s failing. We also do scuff-sanding of shiny surfaces to ensure paint adhesion, spot-priming of bare wood or metal, minor caulking of gaps and cracks, and so on.

These services are included in every Dunbar Painting exterior paint job.

If your exterior needs more extensive repairs — like hole repair, extensive caulking, intensive sanding, or window re-glazing — we’ll discuss them with you first.

We can also handle minor restorative carpentry — for example, removing a rotten beam and rebuilding with filler.


Dustless sanding

No-one wants a house full of paint dust—especially if that paint is lead-based — when the paint job is supposed to be happening outside.

Don’t worry — on areas like doors and windows where dust has a chance of getting in the house, our premier dustless sanding system will take care of the job cleanly and safely.

Only a few painting companies can do dustless sanding because, frankly, the machines are expensive to buy. At Dunbar Painting, however, we put care for our clients and their homes at the top of our priority list.

And no, you won’t be charged for dustless sanding — we include it in every project.


Exterior painting

Once the outside of your house is clean, we’ll start painting, using brushes, rollers, or airless sprayers to paint your house siding, stucco or trim.

If you’d like other areas painted, such as gutters, flashing, or vinyl siding please ask us.

We use high-quality Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams paints.


We Specialize in Vancouver Heritage Homes

Although our reputation was built on the 100’s of Vancouver heritage homes we’ve painted, we treat every home we paint — from a 700-square foot condo interior to a 30,000 square foot mansion — with the same love and respect as if it was our own.