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Tips for Exterior Painting

I’ve been running a successful painting business for over 15 years and below are some tips I ‘d like to send you, the homeowner, for when you’re ready to paint your home outside.

There are some things you may want to inquire about if you are trying to hire a specialist. Are these procedures norm for them? What items are included and what Extras are included? This will make a major difference in deciding if the business that you find is a good match for you. Feel free to visit their website at Painting Services Near Me for more details.

If you’re working on a DIY project then there are some stuff that you may want to consider doing to extend your paint job career.

Colors: We suggest putting the colors you find on a card board shield (a long rectangular piece of card board) It will allow you to walk around your house and see the colors in several light conditions. It is recommended that you add a sample to the wall for final approval once you have narrowed down the colours. Keep in mind that color charts are deceiving, the color always appears brighter at the wall until it is.

The regular exterior shade is smooth although normally semi-gloss doors & windows are.

We do not suggest painting a currently light colored stucco house with a dark paint colour, as items strike the stucco (such as leaning your garbage bins against them) bits of stucco appear to fall off and the lighter original color will show through brightly.

We do not suggest the doors in red or black. Red paints are too bright and not enough “stickum.” The weather strip also takes off the color.

Power washing: This is a quick rinse that normally takes about an hour or two. Not all businesses provide this but cleaning the home before adding paint to it is also a good idea. We suggest walking through windows & doors to prevent leakage. Try to lock the door!

Protection: Withdraw the dirt from around the building. We suggest masking / covering the grass in landscaped / lawn areas. Deck it all! Stake in for delicate plants & bundle them individually with paper (be sure to uncover them as soon as you’re finished to keep them safe and healthy!). To keep the spray & dust contained, build a tent around patio coverings with drop clothes.

Preparation: Remove and repair rusty nails & screws for the gutter. Apply rust block to unreplaceable, rusty products. Prime gutters, pieces of stucco, and rough wood.

Patching stucco: First, patching large missing pieces of stucco. Upon painting fix major cracks. It helps remove hideous variations in texture which can sometimes seem worse than the original crack. Using stucco masonry adhesive for excellent adhesion.