Ultimate Guide for Painting Your Home Exterior
Painting your home’s exterior is one of the best things you can do to enhance your homes’ curb appeal. Not only that, it will also help increase its value, and help you adore your house even more. But, as easy as the word ‘painting’ may be, this home project can become a burden if you do it the wrong way.
With that said, it is ideal to take on some approaches that will help your facade painting a success. Start it the right way!
Highlighted below are a guide to help you get an idea of where to start:
Check Your Home’s Sidings
This is the first thing you should consider in painting your home exterior. Start by thoroughly checking the sections of your exterior that need to have a repaint. Some parts may have been dull-looking but some also are still appealing. Check which section needs more time for repainting.
Apart from checking the sections that are already painted, you should also have a quick look on your siding. See if there are portions on your facade that already have holes or cracks. If there is, consider repairing it first. Also, look for items that you need to remove, such as vent flaps, house number, screens, etc.
Measure Exterior Parts
The next thing you will do is to measure the parts of your facade that you want to paint or repaint. You can use a laser measuring equipment to assist you in measuring distances and heights. After getting the heights, multiply the distance by height to get your area measurements. For small parts that you want to paint with different colors, you may opt to use a tape measure.
Measuring the parts of your exterior that you want to paint will help you save an amount. You will have an idea of how much amount of paint you need to buy for such home’s facade area.
Get Rid of Loose Paint
Before you put on some new paint into your exterior, make sure that you remove all paints that are too weak to hold the new paint. You can use a paint scraper that will correspond the size of the paint you need to remove. You can use big sizes if you are removing a large area of loose paint.
Put on Paint Coat
In this part, an assistant is necessary. Let the other person use the paint sprayer to start coating of paint on your facade. The other person, on the other hand, will follow the first person behind with a paint roller.
You need to make sure that you should never dip the paint roller directly on the paint. Instead of doing it, you can use a dry roller to collect paint that is laid down by the sprayer. This technique is known as back rolling which is commonly used by painting professionals.
Paint the Trim
Once you’re done coat-painting your facade, you need to give a break of one day. Leave it for a day to dry before repainting it. Make sure that the hair of the paintbrush you will use is nearly organized so that it will not leave any bulky painted portion. Once all brushes are set, you can already apply the new paint to the trim. Let it dry, then viola! You have just done your facade painting.