A fresh coat of paint is the easiest and quickest way to transform any home without remodeling or paying for a big construction job.
It's quick, it's clean, and it's costless!
There are many steps and approaches to take when painting an exterior home. From washing, scraping, sanding, patching, filling, priming, and caulking. Depending on the job these steps are very important for any experienced painter:
Scraping is used to get rid of dirty old paint that has been there for several months or years. Surfaces overtime may develop old bubbled or peeled up paint. There are many tools available to better assist with scraping.
Sanding is a familiar process for removing paint that may have not been scraped properly. Or to just have that nice smooth edge before starting any paint job.
The patching process is used to fix any holes around surfaces while the filling process is used to repair cracks or dents.
Beginning to formulate will provide a good surface that the coats can stick to. A painter will want to tint a primer close to the color of the top coat.
When dealing with metal objects such as nails or screws, the best way is to use spray paint with a metal primer to prevent rusting through the paint.
The final process before applying the paint job is caulking. Wait for the primer to dry so that caulking any and all small joints in the sidings and trim are simple.
When an exterior home is ready to be painted all it takes is the right type of brand. Once the color and paint is chosen, and the right tools are prepared, applying the paint job is the final step!