A straightforward means of renovating the exterior of your house is by simply giving it a fresh coat of paint. However, several factors should be taken into consideration when considering this project. How you plan for this activity can affect the potential success you enjoy in the end.
Some of the things you should keep in mind before hiring a house painter include:
Provide a Clean Slate
One element that a lot of people don’t take into consideration is the fact that paint doesn’t easily stick to dirty surfaces. You can get rid of this dirt the old-fashioned way with a scrub and bucket of water, or subject it to a pressure wash to speed up the process.
Prepping the Surface
Any cracks, obtrusive bumps, and jutting nails should also be addressed. Cracks can be filled in with caulk, while obtrusive bumps can be sanded down to provide a smooth surface. Nails that are sticking out can either be removed and replaced or simply hammered back in place.
Use a Primer
Primers ensure the final coat of paint can successfully adhere to the surface. Some paint brands offer products that serve as a primer and second coat combined. If you would like this job handled by a professional, call us today! Exponential Construction, your preferred contractor.