C. Coco & Sons Painting and Restoration
Painting Repair / Restoration Interior - Exterior Residential - Commercial
The best paint and restoration contractor in  Ladue, Chesterfield, Frontenac, Wildwood,Fenton, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Ballwin,  St Charles, Town and Country and the entire St. Louis area  Vast experience in the historic restoration of large homes  ©  C.Coco & Sons Painting and Home Improvement, Inc. - All rights reserved C. Coco & Sons Painting and Home Improvement St. Louis, MO.  314-353-3066
Free In-HomeConsultation We will be happy to sit down with you in your home and discuss your painting and home improvement needs. A comfortable discussion of your needs will make the whole process easier and better understood. call:  314-353-3066 -- or -- Click here to schedule a free in-home consultation Bonded and Insured •	Family owned and operated •	Licensed & Insured •	Commercial - Residential •	Cedar deck and siding restoration
Home Improvement We pride ourselves in being a full service painting company that also provides excellent experienced home improvement.  Many companies refer you to another contractor for home improvement. We don't. It is always cheaper and more convenient to let us do your home improvement as we paint.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q Can Aluminum or Vinyl Siding and Sofit be painted?
A Often our customers are in the process of getting bids to remove and replace old faded Aluminum or Vinyl Siding and Sofit with new, Un know to them these items can be painted with great looking long lasting results at a cost savings of 1/3 over replacement with new and in any color desired. All exterior surfaces are chemically treated and power washed to clean and remove mold/mildew, scuff padded to assure adhesion of paint, Aluminum Siding, Sofit and Gutters are spray painted to give that factory appearance.
Q Can Cedar Siding be painted?
A Homeowners with a Semi Trans Patent Naturally Stained Cedar Homes often want to paint siding. We often paint siding using a 3-step process:
  1. Chemically treat and power wash siding to remove mold and mildew, remove and replace any weathered or damaged siding, re-secure any loose boards.
  2. Apply 1 coat oil base primer/sealer over entire surface, caulk all deviations and allow to dry.
  3. Apply 2 coats Acrylic Latex Paint. This 3-step progress will assure very beautiful long lasting results.

Q How often do I need to paint my house?
A In my professional opinion. I believe a new house should be repainted with in 3 years after being built for the simple reason 95% of new construction painting is sprayed on very quickly over construction dust and dirt often over unprimed wood. As a result of this you may notice rapid deterioration of surfaces and mold and mildew appearing. Left untreated will lead to costly repairs. A properly power washed, prepared, primed, and finish painted house should last 6to8 years.
Q What about my older house?
A Most homes 50 to 100+ old have heavy coats of oil and most cases lead base paint often cracked or flaking off This is due to heavy paint build up to as many as 40 coats. If you are renovating the best bet of course would be to remove all old paint by striping or burning off power wash surfaces to clean, prime with a oil primer, re-caulk and putty and finish coat with 2 coats acrylic latex paint. This should last a good 10 years.

If paint is tight however power wash to remove dirt, sand surface smooth as possible, full prime with a latex bonding primer, and finish coat with a acrylic latex paint. I have had great results with older houses and can say 7 years or more are expected for the described paint job.


Q I was told oil paints are still the best is that true.
A
Yes and No for Interior wood work I feel that oil base paint are superior, they give much richer look, are very scrubable and easily cleaned, less likely to chip and is not effected by the oils on your hands that can raise a latex paint over time. But on Exterior wood surfaces a acrylic latex is the only way to go the acrylic latex acts like a rubber type coating that will expand and contract with your house during the changing temperatures and won’t crack like a hard oil will, acrylics are fade resistant, chalk resistane, and mold and mildew resistant, and if applied right will last for many years.
Q I had my deck restrained about a 1 year ago and it’s already fading why?
A There is a couple reasons, first depending on the stain used and condition of deck. Most stain manufactures will tell you that a deck should be restained every 12 to16 months due to the harsh conditions a deck endures sun, rain, snow, foot traffic. It also depends on the type of stain. Transparent stain has no real pigment and allows the natural color of the wood to show through but are least durable. Semi-transparent stains have more pigment and put a slight color change on your deck but still allows the wood grain to show through most have UV protection and considered a sealer- stain these may last slightly longer. Solid color stains are the closet to paint like the name implies they have solid pigment color that will cover your wood like paint. Like paint you have many colors to choose from. Solid color stains will hold up the longest for apparent reasons but you’ll lose the natural beauty of you deck. All stain manufactures offer their products in both oil and latex and over the last few years continue to improve there product to last longer. One thing to note most cases your deck should be striped and power washed before re-staining. Striping products can be bought at all paint stores and many have power washer to rent.
314-353-3066
C. Coco & Sons Painting and Restoration
Free In-HomeConsultation We will be happy to sit down with you in your home and discuss your painting and home improvement needs. A comfortable discussion of your needs will make the whole process easier and better understood. call:  314-353-3066 -- or -- Click here to schedule a free in-home consultation
Bonded, Licensed & Insured Painting and Restoration Contractor
 
Exterior Painting
in St. Louis
 
Home Improvement We pride ourselves in being a full service painting company that also provides excellent experienced home improvement.  Many companies refer you to another contractor for home improvement. We don't. It is always cheaper and more convenient to let us do your home improvement as we paint.
Family owned and operated Licensed & Insured Commercial - Residential Cedar deck and siding restoration
Frequently Asked Questions
Q Can Aluminum or Vinyl Siding and Sofit be painted?
A Often our customers are in the process of getting bids to remove and replace old faded Aluminum or Vinyl Siding and Sofit with new, Un know to them these items can be painted with great looking long lasting results at a cost savings of 1/3 over replacement with new and in any color desired. All exterior surfaces are chemically treated and power washed to clean and remove mold/mildew, scuff padded to assure adhesion of paint, Aluminum Siding, Sofit and Gutters are spray painted to give that factory appearance.
Q Can Cedar Siding be painted?
A Homeowners with a Semi Trans Patent Naturally Stained Cedar Homes often want to paint siding. We often paint siding using a 3-step process:
  1. Chemically treat and power wash siding to remove mold and mildew, remove and replace any weathered or damaged siding, re-secure any loose boards.
  2. Apply 1 coat oil base primer/sealer over entire surface, caulk all deviations and allow to dry.
  3. Apply 2 coats Acrylic Latex Paint. This 3-step progress will assure very beautiful long lasting results.

Q How often do I need to paint my house?
A In my professional opinion. I believe a new house should be repainted with in 3 years after being built for the simple reason 95% of new construction painting is sprayed on very quickly over construction dust and dirt often over unprimed wood. As a result of this you may notice rapid deterioration of surfaces and mold and mildew appearing. Left untreated will lead to costly repairs. A properly power washed, prepared, primed, and finish painted house should last 6to8 years.
Q What about my older house?
A Most homes 50 to 100+ old have heavy coats of oil and most cases lead base paint often cracked or flaking off This is due to heavy paint build up to as many as 40 coats. If you are renovating the best bet of course would be to remove all old paint by striping or burning off power wash surfaces to clean, prime with a oil primer, re-caulk and putty and finish coat with 2 coats acrylic latex paint. This should last a good 10 years.

If paint is tight however power wash to remove dirt, sand surface smooth as possible, full prime with a latex bonding primer, and finish coat with a acrylic latex paint. I have had great results with older houses and can say 7 years or more are expected for the described paint job.


Q I was told oil paints are still the best is that true.
A
Yes and No for Interior wood work I feel that oil base paint are superior, they give much richer look, are very scrubable and easily cleaned, less likely to chip and is not effected by the oils on your hands that can raise a latex paint over time. But on Exterior wood surfaces a acrylic latex is the only way to go the acrylic latex acts like a rubber type coating that will expand and contract with your house during the changing temperatures and won’t crack like a hard oil will, acrylics are fade resistant, chalk resistane, and mold and mildew resistant, and if applied right will last for many years.
Q I had my deck restrained about a 1 year ago and it’s already fading why?
A There is a couple reasons, first depending on the stain used and condition of deck. Most stain manufactures will tell you that a deck should be restained every 12 to16 months due to the harsh conditions a deck endures sun, rain, snow, foot traffic. It also depends on the type of stain. Transparent stain has no real pigment and allows the natural color of the wood to show through but are least durable. Semi-transparent stains have more pigment and put a slight color change on your deck but still allows the wood grain to show through most have UV protection and considered a sealer- stain these may last slightly longer. Solid color stains are the closet to paint like the name implies they have solid pigment color that will cover your wood like paint. Like paint you have many colors to choose from. Solid color stains will hold up the longest for apparent reasons but you’ll lose the natural beauty of you deck. All stain manufactures offer their products in both oil and latex and over the last few years continue to improve there product to last longer. One thing to note most cases your deck should be striped and power washed before re-staining. Striping products can be bought at all paint stores and many have power washer to rent.
314-353-3066