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A Must-Do Before Home Exterior Painting

It is the standard that in the longer and sun-shining days of summer, homeowners would put the needful in place to give their exteriors some renewed, lasting looks. If you are going to go around hiring the handyman and get the job done yourself, then you need to know that preparation is part of the procedure. Even before you pick up that paintbrush to render your art, there are things you should do so that a better finish would later be the case for your painting. Should you be hiring a company to help with your exterior painting, it would not break the bank to have them do these things as well.


Cleaning

Cleaning has to be one of the most underrated aspects of any paint job, mainly when it concerns the exterior. While some may say it is minor, you would be doing your painting a solid by getting your hands a bit sludgy. Your outdoors has a group of different types of materials, whether it is some build-up of dust or dirt, grime, and in some cases, moss. If you paint over even the slightest unclean surfaces, you will ultimately waste your time, paint, and hard work. Take some sponge and soapy water, take exteriors to your house, and scrub to clear all that dirt and grime. It may need more back into it if there are molds. If you can access a high-pressure cleaner, put it into your employ for the best results.


Sanding and Filling

Sanding and filling are significant when repainting an exterior surface in a rather sorry state. Nevertheless, if the surface is relatively smooth, without much peeling and cracking, doing this is still worth the effort to give the surface a light sand. Sanding and filling are done to balance the wall, so your paintbrush can smoothly glide on the wall and apply the paint smoothly. What you do not want to paint on is an uneven surface because making errors will cost you a lot. A body filler fills holes, cracks, and gaps to create a consistent surface. A reasonably cheap filler solution or decorator's caulk would do the trick, also.


Priming

It is highly suggested that all walls be primed before a paint job, particularly when you want a new color. Outdoor surfaces such as timber can provide the adhesion needed for the even spread of the paint. If it skips your mind to prime your to-be-painted exteriors, you may have patchy and unsightly finishes. Unless you take the initiative to add some primer coats, the new color you may be painting may still be faint enough to see through to a shade, which is not too professional. Look for the perfect primer for your surface, as different primers suit timber, concrete, plaster, and metal. You are looking for the one specifically formulated for the surface you are working on. Additionally, always determine to plan your paint job from the get-go. Plan well and take your time because painting should be done cautiously, even if you are a professional.


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