An exterior paint job will not only boost your home’s curb appeal, but also improve its protection against damage. While this task seems straightforward, it’s not something that you can do without preparation, training and experience. You can save time, money and energy by hiring an experienced painting company for your project.
Here are common mistakes homeowners make when attempting to paint their exterior.
The end result of a paint job largely depends on how prepared the surface is. Preparation is usually the most time-consuming stage of an exterior or siding painting project. Any damage to your home’s exterior must be addressed before painting. A professional painter takes the time to make sure your exterior is properly prepared before proceeding.
Not Properly Handling Lead Paint
There’s a high chance that your home has at least one coat of lead paint if it was built before 1978. Lead paint poses various health hazards. It’s best to have a professional deal with it for your safety.
Not Using a Primer
Skipping the primer is another mistake homeowners usually make when painting their homes. Any stipped, weathered and unpainted wood requires a few coats of primer. Priming helps the paint to properly adhere.
Choosing the Wrong Paint
Color isn’t the only thing you should consider when painting your home. You must choose a type of paint that’s suitable for your home’s exterior. Top-grade acrylic paint is one of your best options. This type of paint offers superior durability and long-lasting protection against the element.
Using the Wrong Ladder
Choosing the wrong ladder can be dangerous for you and your home. Pointed edges of a ladder can damage or dent your siding, and one that doesn’t let you reach all parts of your home with ease can affect the quality of the paint job.
Whether it’s siding or ceiling painting, you can count on Complete Custom Painting. Call us at (651) 336-0561, or complete our contact form to request a free estimate.