Painter in Brampton the outside of your home may seem like a tough, long, and tedious nightmare. But with careful organized preparation, the project is going to be an enjoyable family experience providing a feeling of accomplishment with little aggravation. This article can help you achieve just that.
Every exterior painting project should start with stress cleaning. Use a chlorine bleach solution to kill any mildew growing on the house. You can put on the solution either with a bug sprayer or an injector attachment together with the pressure cleaner. The alternative strength must be at least 10:1. Pressure cleaning will also remove any peeling paint, chalking, and stubborn dirt.
Open face cracks should be filed using a patching compound, not caulk. Caulking is used to seal windows, doors and corners. Caulk in an open surface will flash when painted. Replace any damaged trim such as rotted fascia board or wooden doorway trim.
An absolute necessity. I can’t stress enough the value of sealing and priming an exterior before painting. Sealers and primers are less expensive than top coatings and when properly applied reduce the total amount of expensive top jackets needed, saving you money. But more important is the moisture protection a good seal attracts. Sealer locks out moisture and increases the life of your top coat. It prevents moisture seepage which works to break down your upper coat while raising the probability of mold development.
The Top Coats
Always choose high quality paint for the top coats. A couple of bucks here will make you painting experience more pleasant. Better coverage, much less work, a much better end is just some of the benefits from utilizing high quality top coats.
Flat vs. Satin
I recommend using satin paint sheen on a flat. It’s a bit pricier but worth the price. It generates a far better moisture barrier protecting the home from water seepage and mildew. A satin sheen also provides a better paint finish appearance.
Color Selection is a whole other area left for a different article. For a simple guide, exterior trim could be painted either darker or lighter than your system based on the area, landscape, or geographical location. The front door could be painted in a much darker, bolder colour compared to the body and trim for more elegance. Following this simple exterior home painting guide will make your exterior house painting job less aggravating and hopefully a fun family experience.