tips for painting your home's exterior

Although the exterior of your home is just as important as the interior, how you paint it is quite different.

Painting your home’s exterior is not the same as painting your home’s interior, in fact, it’s a lot more challenging.

There are things that you need to consider before painting your home’s exterior such as the type of paint, certain weather conditions, and the surface damages (if there’s any).

To help you with your home exterior painting project, here are 7 tips for painting your home’s exterior in Newtown, PA.

1. Do Some Necessary Repairs

The first thing that you have to do when painting your home’s exterior is to walk around your house and inspect if there are any damages that need to be repaired.

You can use an epoxy filler to fill in the gaps of any holes or cracks on the surface of your home exterior using a spackle knife.

Make sure to wait for it to dry totally, and once dry, sand it as smooth as possible using a medium-grit sanding block before painting it. 

2. Power Wash The Walls

The dirt and dust will inevitably build up on the surface of your home’s exterior walls, especially if you don’t clean it from time to time.

By power washing the walls of your home’s exterior, you can get rid of all the dirt and dust build-up.

Make sure that you can use a power washer properly as it can possibly ruin the look of your home’s exterior if used incorrectly.

You can read the manual or ask someone to teach you how to control a power washer to avoid any accidents or damages.

3. Prime Before Applying Your Paint

Don’t forget to apply a quality sealer as your primer before you start painting the exterior of your home.

A quality sealer contains high resin and when applied, it makes the surface of your home’s exterior smoother and allows your paint to adhere better.

Also, your new paint will not stick to a surface that’s chalky, so use a chalky wall sealer to prime chalky walls.

Make sure to let your primer dry completely before you begin painting the surface of your home’s exterior.

4. Use High-Quality Paint

It’s always better to use high-quality paint such as 100 percent acrylic latex paint when painting your home’s exterior.

This high-quality paint consists of 3 main components which are pigment, binder, and solvent.

Pigment provides the color of the paint, the binder is the one that is holding it to the wall, and the solvent is what makes your paint spreadable.

High-quality paints have better binders which makes them more durable than low-quality ones.

5. Choose The Right Paint Color

Choosing the right paint color out of these endless options is not a simple and easy job for most DIYers.

Vivid colors tend to fade faster than muted colors; you can use this idea as you choose the paint color for your home’s exterior.

Also, there are countless ideas that you can get from the internet, as well as from your neighbor’s houses.

6. Don’t Forget To Cover Your Doors and Windows

Before you proceed with your home exterior painting project, make sure to cover your doors and windows.

You should also protect your light fixtures by covering them with plastic and securing them using tape.

When you’re done covering, you can now begin painting without worrying about your doors, windows, and light fixtures getting caught up.

7. Spray And Roll Your Paint

One of the best ways to paint your home’s exterior is by spraying and rolling your paint.

However, spraying and rolling require two people that are working systematically.

One person sprays and spreads the paint, while the other is rolling over it.

If you need professional help with your interior/exterior painting project, PAINT Philadelphia can help.

Our home interior/exterior painting services are available in Newton, Holland, and Richboro, PA.

Call us today at (267)682-8377 for a FREE painting estimate.

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