Exterior Painting Details
In our blog last month, we offered some considerations for exterior painting or staining. In this blog, we're going to review some of the details following the initial steps.
Don’t fail to prep surfaces
While it might seem self-explanatory, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to sand, fill, and caulk wood surfaces properly before applying paint. Then comes the repair of damaged stucco. Painters ensure that the investment lasts by taking the necessary steps to have exteriors in their best condition before beginning to paint.
To understand the type of damage to exteriors of homes over time, pay particular attention to the south and west sides of houses with old paint jobs. In the northern hemisphere, paint and stain suffer more on those sides because of the hotter angle of the sun. That is what each paint job must be able to endure over the long-term.
Even with the time spent in cleaning and preparing an exterior pre-paint, there is the joy to be had in seeing the job done right.
Protect landscape plants
For those who are fans of their flowerbeds, it's essential to protect lawns and plants around the house. Even more so now that spraying is a modern technique in painting, it is vital to take precautions for nearby lawn and plants. No matter what type of paint used, plants aren't going to like it. Bearing in mind all those feet on the ground from painters as well, and there might be a little lawn upkeep to do once the painting is complete.
But, if this is an excuse to spruce up some landscaping after the painters leave, a newly-groomed lawn will make the fresh paint job look even better.
Planning home exterior paint is an opportunity
Even if in the end the old colors are only refreshed, this is an opportunity to think about change. It can be fun to spend some time in the yard, holding color-cards up to "see" the options. Even if the modification is merely limited to changing the trim, this small detail can refresh a house's look entirely.
If you’re thinking about painting your home’s exterior, don’t wait. Exterior painting can take your enjoyment of your home to a whole new level.
M & B Painting, a Father-Son family-run business, has a proven record of Service Excellence in residential and commercial interior and exterior paint projects. Call us at 623-289-3366 for all of your painting needs!