Exterior House Painting Preparation Steps

Your exterior house painters project in Dublin may not go as smoothly as you like, if you haven’t prepared for it properly. You may have big plans for painting the house, but after a few days or weeks, the paint may start to peel, fade or otherwise lose its value.


We are going to look at a few things you can do to ensure that the paint stays where you put it and looks just as good in a few months as it did the day you put it on.


Check the Application Surface
The biggest mistake people make when painting the exterior of their home is not checking the kind of surface they are applying the paint to. If it is too rough, too rotten or otherwise unsuitable for painting, then the paint will peel off or the siding will come off later and completely ruin the paint job.


Check your home’s siding before you paint to ensure that it is not rotted. If it is, then you may need to replace some of it before you paint. It doesn’t make sense to paint something that will just deteriorate over the next year.


You should also smooth any rough surfaces. You can sand down wood siding that is too rough to allow a smooth paint job to be applied to it.


Use High Quality Paint
Painterly warns against using cheap, affordable paint for your exterior house painting project, but you may regret that choice later on. It might look good for a short while, but the sun could fade the paint, the paint could peel off after just a few months or you could end up with paint that can’t stand up to harsh weather. So, while you may save some money initially, you will lose out when you start to see all your hard work come apart and need to replace it.


Quality paint is made to last and to stick to the surface with its original color and luster for a long time to come. You will pay more upfront, but it will save you money later on, as you won’t need to apply it as often. You also won’t need to apply as many coats of the paint, which will save you time and money.


Use Primer
Always remember that quality paint is made to last. One of the best things you can do for your house and your paint job is to use primer before you apply any paint. A lot of modern paints combine the paint and the primer, but if yours does not, then you can simply put on the primer, sand the siding and then apply your paint. This will ensure that the paint stays there and doesn’t come off soon after. The primer lays the foundation for the paint to be long-lasting and to stay where it should, despite weathering effects.


If you follow the rules owe have laid out, then you should have a much better experience with your exterior house painting and get the kind of results you are hoping for.


If you need an exterior painting company then check out Painterly in Dublin. We can be contacted at 01 254 8255.