Once the civil work has completed and everything has recently been set-up, then it is the moment for Exterior house painting. The secret to a good paint job is to put effort into quality paint preparation. Paint preparation has the same importance as Painting itself. Correctly prepared painting surfaces take paint better, letting it completely adhere to a solid base, to have a more beautiful, long-lasting finish. Preparation can be uninteresting and consumes considerable time, but when you aim for the best, then you must undergo these processes.
Preparation is systematic. It should flow chronologically in order not to compromise other steps involved.
Cleaning- pressure washing your exterior
The exterior of the house must be cleaned thoroughly as the paint won’t keep dirt, grease, grime, or dust. The tool of choice is a pressure washer that develops between 2500 and 3500 pounds per square in . of pressure. However, employing this machine requires experience, if not used properly it can damage your insulation and interior walls. Simply do not point the pressure washer wand up on shingled or lap siding. If you point the wand upward, you run the risk of filling up the inside of the walls with water.
In the event the house is damaged in areas, try to remove the peeling paint with the pressure washer. Try not to gouge the surface. In the event, you don’t have use of a pressure washer then use a brush add-on to your hose which often comes with a tank of liquid soap below.
If this tool isn’t available, then you can rinse it by climbing a ladder with a publication or sponge. If the siding has a small discoloration, molds or mold, use an anti-fungal cleaner to remove it. After cleaning, make sure to miss to wash the house. Clean from top-to-bottom.
Once the house has been thoroughly cleaned, then allow it to dry. This factor is crucial because in case the wall is not dry, paint can peel prematurely and finally, the whole process would are unsuccessful. If you plan to paint latex, wait one day. If oil-based coloring is your plan, then wait three days. If you have used a power washer to clean the blistered paint, then you need to increase the time allowance for drying some.
Even though removing the blistered color is also important in the cleaning process, you will need to use a paint scraper, putty knife or a wire comb to remove that will not come off with the pressure washer.
Mask or cover areas where an individual wants the paint to spill. You should use the blue masking tape along the edge of the trim, door and windowpane frames including the glass doors. Using blue masking tape and paper to wrap all these areas will decrease your work time. The cleanup will be a minimum. A hand-held masking machine can make this a little easier.
Place plastic drop towels over areas where color may drip, usually on porches, roof sections, sidewalks, or driveways. This will also reduce cleanup time and produce a more professional looking paint job.
You now are ready to paint. You are confident that the quality of your paint job will look like one being done by a professional. If you hire a professional painting contractor, then make sure that detailed preparing and repairs are included in your contract. Once all steps are implemented, you are assured of a beautifully painted home for many years.