Painting is a tough job whether you’re a DIY novice or an experienced exterior painting contractor. That’s why it never hurts to have some tips on hand. Even before beginning an exterior painting job, it’s always prudent to go over a few things, that way you know what to expect.
As one of the area’s leading painting contractors and exterior remodeling teams, C.E.T. Painting has years of experience helping residents and business owners revitalize their properties. Here we’ve collected a few tips to consider before beginning your next exterior painting project.
- Prep Your Exterior
Always prime and prep your exterior. This is because the paint won’t adhere to rough or dirty surfaces. So before starting any exterior painting project, always be sure to sand it down, remove any old existing paint and prime it to make certain it can stand the test of time. If there’s a lot of dirt or grime on your siding, consider a pressure washer.
- Repair Imperfections
After sanding the exterior, it might be necessary to perform a little repair work before beginning to paint. Any cracks or holes in the exterior should be filled and repaired to ensure an even coat and protect your home’s exterior.
- Consider the Weather
Not only will a painting project quickly come to a halt in rainy or extreme weather, but also it’s important to think about the climate of your area for the bigger picture. Do you live in a particularly humid or moist locale? Perhaps you see frequent snowstorms or inclement weather. Consider how such things will affect your exterior and buy good paint that can take whatever mother nature throws at it.
- Protect Your Landscape
This is a tip for both DIY painting teams and contractors: always protect nature while painting. Because thinners, primers, and house paint all have a variety of harmful chemicals in them, even the slightest spill can drastically affect your ecosystem. When painting, take the proper precautions and use drop cloths to cover landscaping features like trees, bushes, and shrubs.
- Paint from Top to Bottom
When painting the exterior of a home, one easy way to avoid drips and streaks is to work from top to bottom. By starting at the top, you can catch any unsightly dripping on your way down before it has a chance to dry. For consistent color, high quality and a smooth finish on your siding and trim, prep work is more than half the job!
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To receive a free estimate or to get advice on choosing paint colors, call C.E.T. Painting today at (914) 615-1415 or contact us online. We also specialize in commercial and residential remodeling, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, and more!