Updated: Oct 27, 2018
THE DANGER OF CROSS COATING -
Cross coating is a method used many painting contractors to apply more paint in a shorter amount of time. This negative is process is done by spraying two different directions forming a cross motion. Often painters do this in order to save time from doing a the correctly recommended, two coat application. We have found that clients have been charge for two coats so and and noting that it was commented that they also now have the protection of two coats. However, the client now might be left with a serves that is worse then a single coat of paint. Cross coating can damage your property when it leaves an acrylic build up because of the overlapping heavy spray. Acrylic build up also can be noticed when more areas and show an excess of paint buildup from the direction the painter started and ended. This also leaves a pattern all though-out the painted area that resembles an "X." We call this "Chicken Scratch." A technique once applied that is extremely hard, if not impossible to correct. Lastly, uneven application of the paint can cause blistering or peeling of paint down the road due to being applied so thick and uneven.
Our preferred painting method recommended here at Burke Painting is the Two Coat method followed by back rolling. A true two coats method is when the second coat is applied after the first coat cures. Curing is when the paint drys completely to the point the bonding agents have fully hardened. This can take 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the weather and humidity.
Then there is back rolling involved, we use a large nap roller to one give a stifle texture to siding. This makes the paint more durable to weathering and guarantees that the paint is applied evenly. It also pushes the paint in to the pours of stucco, creating a proper, stronger bond. An additional advantage over simply applying the paint by a sprayer
To see what is best for protecting your property, reach out to us at directly at 858 208 7765 - Dan Burke