How to Paint Your Home’s Exterior Properly? 

» Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in House Painters | 0 comments

  1. Pressure-Wash Walls

In order to make sure best coverage, remove dust and dirt accumulation from your house with the use of a pressure washer. Work your way starting from the top to the bottom part of your home in a controlled and smooth manner, overlapping every stroke by eight inches. 

 Paint your Home

  1. Fix Damaged or Broken Surfaces

Walk around the entire perimeter of your property taking note of the surfaces that are damaged such as stucco, siding, metal, masonry or wood. Apply epoxy filler to all holes or cracks with the use of a spackle knife. Once it is dry, lightly sand with the use of a medium-grit sanding block.  

  1. Get Rid of Loose Paint

Once your exterior is already dry, stroll around the entire perimeter of your home taking note of any chipped or loose paint. Put drop cloths along the ground. Afterwards, get rid of the loose or chipped paint with the use of a medium-grit sanding block or paint scraper. 

  1. Caulk Trim

Fill all gaps between your home and trim around windows and doors with the use of a caulk gun and exterior caulk. If your house has mixed materials like brick and siding, just add caulk on the surface where different materials converge. 

  1. Caulk and Patch

Prior to picking up the paint roller, grab the tube of caulk first. It is very important to seal all cracks and the joints where one kind of exterior material meets the other. This may include fascia boards, molding, door frames as well as window frames. 

If the surface of the old stucco has pits or chips, patch them up with a new stucco then allow it to cure. Replace fascia boards or wood siding which display signs of rotting. Lightly sand doors and wood trim in order to make sure a perfect surface for painting. 

  1. Prime Stains

Inspect your home’s exterior for any visible wood knots or stains. Apply one layer of stain-blocking primer to the surface with the use of paint brush. In order to get the best paint job results, prime the area using a high-quality sealer.  

If you are repainting your walls which have become dusty or chalky, choose the chalky wall sealer. As a matter of fact, paint will not adhere to a dusty surface. 

Nowadays, as for new construction, a latex primer performs well for most wood siding and vinyl. If you are working with a stucco which is not totally cured, you can put hot stucco primer on it. This bypasses the waiting time which allows the surface to receive paint as soon as the hot stucco primer dries up. However, it is best to allow stucco cure for a given time duration if necessary. 

  1. Protect Lights, Windows and Doors

Cover lighting fixtures, windows and doors with the use of a painter’s tape and a plastic sheeting. 

  1. Paint Home’s Exterior

Load eggshell or flat exterior paint color into the paint sprayer. Apply 1 or 2 layers of eggshell or flat paint to your entire house depending on the intensity of hue. For more information, it’s best that you contact professional Dallas house painters. 

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