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Keeping your home looking its best year after year is the main priority of most homeowners. However, all too often they make the grave mistake of repainting over old paint to get a quick fix, which can lead to devastating results.
Recognizing how to refinish your exterior siding, regardless of the material, and knowing what steps to take will make a world of difference. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can keep in mind which will help ensure you have a beautiful looking exterior to your home for years to come.
Don’t Skip the Sanding and Washing
Over the years, the amount of dirt and grime that can collect on your exterior walls can be absolutely astounding and will often go unnoticed until you take a closer look. Then, there’s also the damage and peeling that can occur simply from aging or even weather conditions. As a result of both these issues, it’s incredibly important that you take the time to sand down your walls, as well as give them a quick wash ahead of time.
You need to create a solid, clean surface for the paint to truly stick and absorb into your siding material so that it stays in quality condition for a longer period of time. Of course, make sure you wait the necessary amount of time after washing for the walls to completely dry. Rushing this step can easily result in bubbles and peeling if you’re not careful.
Consider the Weather
Another important factor you’ll need to take into consideration when it comes to refinishing your home’s exterior will be the current weather in your area. Has it been seriously raining every other day? Or, perhaps, you’re in the middle of the desert and things are starting to reach well over 100 degrees. Neither of these situations is ideal for working on a paint job.
When the temperature is too warm, the paint will dry too quickly which could leave you with an uneven paint job. Of course, humidity is an exterior painter‘s worst enemy. Make sure you take the weather seriously when it comes time to painting or staining your exterior so that you can be sure you’ll have a stunning looking house in no time.
Keep Moving Down
If you’re looking to have an exterior finish that’s both clean and drip free, then you’ll need to make sure you paint from the absolute tippy top all the way to the bottom. Working in this direction takes advantage of gravity itself and will use it to your benefit, allowing you to fix streaks and drips along the way, rather than having to go back and redo something later which can result in an uneven and unfinished look.
Your home’s paint job is one of the first things anyone will see, making it absolutely essential that you invest in the proper maintenance from time to time. However, refinishing your home can be a serious challenge, especially if you’re unsure and unpracticed. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll soon be able to paint your home’s exterior like a pro.
Jeff Sommers is a vibrant and experienced professional, having been at the helm of ESP Painting, Inc. for 27 remarkable years. As President, he has become an esteemed leader in the Commercial & Residential Construction industry in Oregon, United States. His experience has seen him gain valuable insight and knowledge, making him an invaluable asset to ESP Painting and its customers. With a bubbly personality and upbeat attitude, Jeff always looks ahead to the future as he continues his leadership journey toward success.