Exterior painting is one of the most non-invasive and pocket-friendly processes to improve the curb appeal of your property. However, a lousy paint job can cost you more money and decrease the ROI. So, it is essential to conduct research and follow certain steps to ensure your wall painting efforts don’t go to waste.
Exterior Painting Tips
EcoStar Remodeling & Construction’s professional painters have been serving happy customers for years. When it comes to home painting, many of us have the misconception that a little bit of paint will be enough to last a long time.
However, you must also take care of other exterior elements to ensure your home’s curb appeal is constant, if not higher. Here are all the things you will need to take care of when painting the exterior of your house:
1. Choose the Right Shade
Pinterest is a great place to look for exterior paint options and make a board of your favorite choices. Unlike interior painting, where you can go crazy with any color, exterior painting requires a bit more research. It would be best if you also kept in mind the color themes in your neighborhood, your property’s roof color, the surrounding natural landscape, and lighting.
Here’s a list of colors that are popular amongst homeowners:
- Light Blue
- Blue Gray
2. Power-Wash the Exterior
It is a good idea to power wash the exterior of your property before calling professional painters. Getting rid of dust, dirt, and debris will ensure the home paint looks as flawless as possible. This will also make the process of removing paint and doing repairs a lot easier.
3. Take Care of Repairs
After washing the exterior, it is good practice to walk around and evaluate the condition of all elements. Take care of any repairs needed to ensure your newly painted walls look fresh for a long time. In addition, you can also use an epoxy filler to fill any holes or cracks on the walls.
4. Get Rid of Loose Paint
Using a sanding block or paint scraper, remove any loose or chipped paint around the house. This will ensure you have a smooth surface to work with. However, if you’ve never removed paint yourself, consider calling professional painters. If you scrub too hard, the walls may get damaged and lead to repairing needs.
5. Caulk Trim
Caulk guns are used to fill the gaps between the walls and other connecting elements, such as windows, doors, and sidings. Notice parts where different materials are meeting and fill the gaps with a caulk gun.
6. Apply Primer
Notice any staining on the exterior walls or other elements and apply a primer to protect the home’s exterior from stains and spots. After applying the protecting primer, you should also cover all the windows, doors, and other fixtures before you start the process of wall painting.
7. Hire Professional Painters
Professional painters will ensure that your exterior paint matches the overall aesthetics of your house and neighborhood. You can also contact us for an estimate and further details about the process.