Adding a new coat to your home exteriors helps in increasing its charm and is one of the excellent ways for revaluing your home. It helps in making your home feel new brand. Whether you’re planning of painting some part or the section of your home exteriors or planning of painting the whole, Preparation for the painting job is one of the most important steps to be followed by the home owners. It will help you in ensuring that your painting job is going to be done well. Not only the proper preparing will offer the appearance of the paint to look well but it will help you in saving lot of your work in future.
Process of painting the home exteriors:
Protect the landscaping:
Before you start the process of painting your home exteriors, you need to protect the landscape around your home. The painting and cleaning process involves some of the harsh chemicals that might be one of the causes for detrimenting the health of your plants and trees grown. It is advisable of covering with a plastic form of sheet on the plants which are close the parts of paint. Cleaning up the mess after you complete the process of painting the home exteriors will; be little easier for the home owners.
Provide the surface a good cleaning:
Paint is absorbed best when it is applied on a clean surface. Mildew, dirt, mold or grime and any other sources of dirt can be one of the causes for unsatisfied painting on the home exteriors. One of the best ways of properly cleaning the surface for painting is using pressure washer by making the use of detergents. It is advisable of using the pressure washer with proper care because it might cause damage to the wood or the surface of the exteriors. You can also make the use of Tri-sodium phosphate because it is very easy and safe of using. Even brushing is one of the best options to exercise while painting your home exteriors.
Remove any loose paint:
After cleaning the surface from any accumulated dirt or debris, make sure that you don’t observe any loosen paint color. If you’re using a pressure washer in the first step, a lot of work is going to be eliminated by using it. Use a wire brush if you observe any paint that is readily flaking off from the surface. But keep in mind that you don’t need to peel up the entire paint from the surface of the wood.
Fill in the surface imperfection:
After removing the entire surface of loose paint, it is important for the home owners to thoroughly examine any home cracks observed on the home exteriors. Whether the surface is stucco or wood, the idea is to make the surface look perfect without any imperfection. It is important to fill the cracks by adding putty and caulking to well so that it can help you in offer a better surface for painting or repainting your exteriors.