Exterior Painting

3 Exterior Painting Tips and Tricks

Posted on April 9, 2022

There are a lot of components that go into painting a home. It is sure to be overwhelming and intimidating if you’ve never taken on such a task. Gathering the materials, prepping the areas, and carefully applying paint is a lot to manage. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your result the best it can be. Our painting professionals have compiled our top three exterior painting tips to help you achieve this great finish. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to take on your interior house painting project or know how to hire the professionals to do it for you. Let’s get started!

Cover Surrounding

Once things are clean and repaired, you’ll want to make sure to cover any areas that you do not want paint on. Paint can be messy, especially when you’re applying to large surfaces such as the exterior of your home. Be sure to cover any electrical outlets, plants, and air conditioners. You’ll want to lock these covers down with tape, too. If you’re painting your home interior, don’t forget about the ceiling! Light fixtures and fans should be properly covered or put away before the painting process begins.

Make Necessary Repairs

There is little use to painting an exterior that is riddled with issues. These issues will cause the paint you are applying to peel, chip, and fade faster than they would normally and you’ll be back in the same position that you are now. Get rid of any damaged or rotten panels and scrape away any already-flaking paint before you get too far into the process. If you are still planning on going the DIY route for your painting, you may want to hire a professional to take care of the repairs for you.

Hire the Professionals

House painting is not an easy task. Here at CertaPro, we appreciate a good DIY project; however, most exterior painting jobs should be left to the pros. We can bring all of the right equipment to get your job done quickly and efficiently without problem. Our painter insurance will cover any warranty issues as well, so you don’t have to worry about being on the hook in the worst case scenario.

Exterior Painting with the Pros

As you can see, there are a lot of moving parts to get the best exterior painting finish possible. That is why we recommend working with experts who know all of the tips and tricks of house painting. CertaPro Painters® of Charlottesville have painted thousands of homes across the Fredericksburg area, interior and exterior. We offer a free color consultation with every project, too! To get started on your project, call us at 434-970-2700. We look forward to working with you!