The exterior of your home is exposed to multiple natural forces like wind, rain, sunlight and so on. As such, the paint on the surface is more likely to fade or wear off over time. Faded or damaged paint can affect the curb appeal and overall impression of your home, not to mention can affect the condition of the materials. However, there are some things you can do to ensure that your exterior home painting lasts for a long time. Below, we look at four such ways.
The first thing you need to do is to control the moisture that affects your home’s exterior walls. This does not apply to rainfall or snowdrifts, but rather consistent exposure to water such as pooling or leaks. You should check for sections of exterior wall that are becoming wet, then identify the reason for the dampness and take the necessary steps to resolve the problem. Painting a wall that is susceptible to dampness is counterproductive. The paint will not last long and you will likely face other issues including peeling, bubbling or mold. Quality paint provides protection from the elements, but it is important to ensure a surface that is consistently dry.
Just as with any other product, paint quality is of utmost importance. If you do not use high quality paintfor your exterior home painting, the paint is more likely to fade out and peel quickly. Low quality paint may cost you less initially, however, it could cost you more in the long run. Low quality paint will not adhere or protect as well and will not last as long. If you are unsure about the quality of paint, you might consider consulting with a professional exterior painting company for recommendations. An exterior house-painting contractor, such as Dino & Sons painting Inc., uses only premier paint brands to ensure beautiful coverage and effective protection.
The effectiveness of an exterior home painting job lays at the foundation of the application. It is important to thoroughly clean the surface of the walls before you apply paint. Using a power washer is an effective tool for cleaning the surface of exterior walls and removing dirt and dust particles clinging onto the wall.You should also check for loose paint being sure to completely scrape it off and sand the surface. If you are painting on wood, make sure to look for rot and other damages, filling uneven areas and repairing damaged sections.
Often the focus for exterior home painting is to simply apply a new coat of paint. A key to long-lasting exterior paint is to perform regular maintenance including cleaning, touch-ups, repairs and so on. Without regular maintenance, paint will fade or peel quicker. Continual upkeep will extend the life of your exterior home paint and maintain the curb appeal of your home.
Dino & Sons Painting Inc. offers premier exterior home painting services for Westchester and Fairfield counties. With over 30 years of experience, Dino & Sons Painting Inc. delivers quality results that are done right and sure to last. Call us today at (914) 768-4640 or (203) 274-0033 to schedule a free estimate.
Dino & Sons Painting Inc.
333 Bradhurst Ave Hawthorne NY 10532