How to Prepare Your Home for Exterior House Painting

How to Prepare Your Home for Exterior House Painting

Preparing your home for exterior house painting can be an overwhelming task. If you prepare yourself with the right tools, however, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. We have some tips to prepare your home for an exterior house paint job and tips to help you make your home painting project look professional:

Tips for Exterior House Painting 

There are some important things to keep in mind while you plan your house-painting project.

  1. Take Consideration Of The Weather:

Make sure to check the weather and make sure that it is not a too cold day or that there is too much rainy weather on the day you want to paint. Exterior house paint should not be in direct contact with sunlight, as it will cause the paint to blister. Start with the shady areas first if there is a lot of direct sunlight.

  1. Choose The Correct Paint:

The exterior surface is an important consideration when choosing a paint colour, as different surfaces need different preparations. All surfaces need to be cleaned and left to dry completely. Old paint needs to be removed before new paint is applied.

  1. Choosing A Paint Colour:

Keep it simple when choosing exterior house paint if you want to achieve a professional look. Stick with neutral and natural colours such as pastel shades of grey or brown. Use an undercoat before painting and always use a primer to seal any places where the bare wood is exposed. Make sure the coats of paint are completely dry before adding another coat.

  1. Have The Correct Tools On Standby:

Make sure that the tools you use match the type of paint you are using, so that they will give you the texture you desire. Items that will come in handy include things such as razor blades and cloths to remove old paint. Keep a good steady ladder on standby for higher areas.

  1. Protect Your Lawn Gnomes:

Cover up the areas in your garden that paint might spill on, such as your lawn gnomes and decorations. Do not forget to move or protect those precious plants and flowers in your garden too!

Warrior Paints has a fantastic colour range of exterior house paint that goes hand-in-hand with our colour matching expertise. For more information and painting tips for your house painting project, contact us today.

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