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Clean Your Trees

Tree Cleaning

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | January 7, 2022

Pictured here is a tree with a mixture of living and dead parts. This tree presents as unkempt, overlooked and dirty. Pruning dead branches and leaves will make the tree show as vigorous and strong. Performing detail cleaning jobs, such as dead tree part removal, can transform your garden and property into your personal oasis…

Sherwin Williams Powerhouse Caulk

Sherwin Williams Powerhouse Caulk

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 26, 2021

Sherwin Williams Powerhouse Caulk comes in 15 stock colors. Colored caulk can be applied to many surfaces and it doesn’t need to be painted. Powerhouse is a good product for the following house parts: Window frames, skylights, doors, wood, facia, siding, stucco, and masonry. It has excellent adhesion and resists deterioration from extreme weather and…

Clean Switch Plates

Clean Switch Plates

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 22, 2021

Having clean switch plates is one of many small details that make a house look special. Keep your plates clean and make sure the screws are aligned properly on the north/south axis. https://alllosangelespaintingcompany.com/2021/12/dirty-switch-plates/

Plant material on wrought iron fence

Plants on wrought iron fence

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 22, 2021

Pictured here is ground cover growing over the bottom of a wrought iron fence. These plants trap moisture against the fence which will cause it to rust out and deteriorate. Remove plants from the bottom fence rail to insure a free flow of air. The free flow of air allows the fence dry out after…

Clean Curtains and Drapes

Clean Curtains and Drapes

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 22, 2021

A well maintained interior includes cleaning curtains and drapes regularly. Curtains and drapes gather dust, pet hair, and even mold over time. Everytime you open and close dusty drapes, the debris goes airborne and lands on your floors and furniture. Keep your house looking fresh by cleaning and dusting your curtains.

toadstool colony

Check Your Property Regularly

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 19, 2021

Check your house perimeter regularly to locate, detect and prevent problems. These toadstool colonies grew out of abandoned tree stumps left on the side of this house. Based on the size of these colonies, it’s been a while since this side of the house was maintained. Additionally, the soil level (called grade) is too high…

Dirty Light Switch Plate

Dirty Switch Plates

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 19, 2021

Grimy switch plates make a house look dirty. Who would want to touch this switch plate to turn on the light? When your switch plates get dirty, remove them, wash them, dry them, and put them back. Guests will judge you by the cleanliness of your house. https://alllosangelespaintingcompany.com/2021/12/clean-switch-plates/

remove tree stumps

Remove Dead Tree Stumps

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 13, 2021

After cutting down a tree, landscapers often leave the stump in your yard. Dead stumps are unsightly and can be a trip hazard. Keep your yard safe and looking good by locating and removing dead tree stumps.

Straighten Porch Lights

Straighten Exterior Lights

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 12, 2021

Straightness, scale and proper proportions are crucial elements of architectural beauty. Periodically check your house and garden lights to make sure they are hanging upright. Tilted light fixtures make a property look run down.

Structure Damage from Landscape Overgrowth

Plant Overgrowth on Garage

By All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. | December 8, 2021

Pictured here is a garage with plants growing on the roof, stucco and eaves of a garage. Protect your garage roof and structure by cutting plants away and by removing plant debris from roofs and rain gutters. Plants growing on a roof cause damage by rooting, moisture trapping, and the rodents that set up in…