The most important thing besides getting the right exterior paint is preparing the home for painting. You can’t be lazy! Ask anyone and they will tell you that preparation contributes to atleast 80% towards the total result.
You have to take the effort to get rid of all the paint chips and flakes by going over every area meticulously. Once all the loose paint is removed, it is important to smooth the edges of the remaining paint by sanding it. The new paint will flow evenly across the surface if sanding is done well.
Ensure that dirt, dust and debris are removed before you begin painting. Remember never to paint over wet wood.
Prime the Wood
Any bare wood that is found must be sealed and primed for painting. If the wood has never been painted before, or is weathered wood or is wood that has been stripped of paint, you will need to apply a primer unless you want the paint being soaked up like a sponge by the wood.
Painting at the Right Time
You want your paint to last for years to come, isn’t it? You will need to choose the time of painting carefully. Don’t start your painting work if the weather is cloudy with the possibility of rains. Don’t even start painting immediately after rains when the surface is still damp. Avoid painting when it is too hot or too cold.
Be Sure to Use the Right Paint
It’s easy to choose the wrong paint when thinking of painting the home’s exterior. You can’t use a paint that is not meant for exterior use. Make sure to use only those paints that can endure the harsh elements of nature and last for years.
It may be expensive at the outset but you need to think about the durability as well. It will surely be worth the money you spend.
Now that you are aware of the common mistakes that people make while painting the wall exteriors of their home, keep in mind and make sure not to make them! If you wish to enjoy fast painting, get in touch with Berger’s Express Painting service! The team will ensure faster, cleaner and better painting results. If you want some inspiration for exterior paint design, browse through the website of Berger Paints India.