HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR HOUSE PAINTERS
Having a fresh coat of paint on the outside of your home is not only a great way to give your home a facelift but also one of the easiest upgrades to help enhance your home’s curb appeal. Since the exterior of your home is what will make the first impression, you want to make sure that you are making the right one. Hiring a professional painting contractor can help you achieve that goal.
Once you have made the decision to hire a house painting company to update the exterior of your home, you should make a few preparations to ensure that the process goes smoothly and that you achieve the desired results. Not only will these preparatory steps help you to achieve a better look, but they will also increase the longevity of the work.
GIVE THE EXTERIOR A GOOD WASH
Damage to the exterior of your home can be hard to diagnose when a layer of dirt and grime has accumulated on the exterior of your home due to its exposure to the elements. Before the painters arrive, make sure to wash the exterior from top to bottom all around your house. This will help expose any issues that need to be addressed before painting can begin.
If you want to save some time, you can rent or borrow a pressure washer to get the job done quicker and more effectively. When washing the exterior, you will not need to add any cleaning products unless you detect mold or have severe or stubborn stains.
Starting with a clean surface will help your paint to adhere better when applied. Make sure that you clean the exterior one to two days before your scheduled painting so that your house has time to properly dry.
FILL IN CRACKS AND SEAMS
Once your home has been washed and the excess paint has been removed, you will likely be able to see areas that are in need of repair. Give your home’s exterior a thorough inspection and note any cracks in window and door seams that need to be repaired.
Fill these cracks and voids with a little bit of caulking, making sure to wipe any excess with a damp rag or towel. Make sure that you don’t seal any openings that are required for ventilation purposes.