Painting the exterior of your home is a big task and investment, so it’s important to prepare and ensure a successful exterior painting project
Here are a few things you need to do to get your home ready for new exterior painting project
The first thing you will need to do is clean your home’s exterior. Paint will not stick to a dirty surface, so this step is crucial to the success of your project. The quickest and most reliable way is pressure washing. Make sure you do not spray with too much force as it can cause damage to wood, stucco, and other exterior features.
Loose exterior paint needs to be removed prior to painting your home. You can choose to pressure wash or hand scrape using a wire brush. Asses the amount of loose chips and decide what works best for you. A newly painted home will draw attention to any flaws on the surface.
Before you start your exterior painting project, it is very important to repair any damage on your siding, wood trim, railings, etc. and avoid negative attention once your project is complete. You will also need to re-caulk and re-seal doors and windows before applying paint. Once the paint is applied, any mistakes will be covered.
Just as you would want your flooring and furniture to be protected from new paint inside your home, there are measures you need to take to protect exterior elements. Take the time to cover shrubs, flowerbeds, porches, decks, walkways, and outdoor furniture. Also, don’t forget to tape around the door and windows! This will give a crisp professional look to your project.
Taking on such a large project yourself can be messy and challenging. The experts at Nashville Painting Company can get the job done fast and efficiently so you can get back to loving your home again.
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