5 Things To Do Before Exterior Painting

With a fresh coat of colour, it’s time to give your home a brand new look. You choose a paint and get your materials. It’s time to get started now. Wait, though! To ensure that this exterior painting project is a success, here are five things you need to do.

1. Clean Your Home's Exterior

It is difficult for paint to cling to a filthy floor. This makes scrubbing any surface you’ll paint vital to the progress of the build. Pressure washing is a simple and easy way to remove years of dirt and grime (and some loose paint chips too). However, be careful; spraying with too much force will hurt timber, stucco, and other exterior characteristics.

2. Scrape Away Loose Paint

Prior to applying the fresh coat to the exterior of your house, chipping and flaking paint must be cleaned. There are many ways to clean these particles, including using a pressure washer to lift up flaking chips and using a wire brush to scrub the paint by hand. Any strategy works; what you ultimately want depends only on the quantity of loose paint and your own personal choice.

3. Repair Surface Defects And Damage To The Exterior

If there is one thing that is perfect about a fresh coat of paint, care is paid to any defects in the surface it occupies. This means dings on the siding; scrapes in the wood trim; dents in the railings, etc. When painting the wall, make sure that it takes time to repair the damage so that eventually it will not draw scrutiny. Puttying and re-glazing windows and replacing cracked shutter hinges are some things that you might want to remember.

4. Re-Seal And Re-Caulk

The perfect time for doors and windows to be re-caulked and resealed is when you paint. That way, everything is fresh and shiny, and the new paint will cover up any dirty mistakes.

5. Protect The Surrounding

Painting can be chaotic (especially if you are a novice at it). Be sure the porches, decks, outdoor furniture, shrubs, flowerbeds, and even walkways are secured. Ruining the new patio furniture is the last thing you want to think about when a can of paint is spilled during the project. And don’t forget to tape right over the door and walls. This would make it easy to protect places that you don’t want to be painted. Plus, it will help add a crisp, professional look to your paintwork.