3 Essential Exterior Painting Tips

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 house painting tips to help you achieve this great finish. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to take on your exterior house painting project or know how to hire the professionals to do it for you. Let’s get started!

Cover Surroundings

Once things are clean and repaired, you’ll want 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.

Thoroughly Clean Your Surface

The most vital step to a house painting project is to properly clean the surface getting painted. Many painters that take on home painting on their own skip this step; however, doing so will cause a paint finish that won’t look as good and won’t last as long. If your wall or ceiling has dirt or oil on it, your paint will chip and peel prematurely. With that being said, we truly cannot stress enough how important this step is.

All that is required––and recommended––to clean the surface of your home is sugar soap, sponges or washcloths, and a bucket. After a solid scrub down of the surface you’ll be good to go! Trust us, your future self will thank you for taking this step seriously.

Use the Right Color

The color of paint for your exterior painting project can drastically change the feel of a building. We recommend reading up on color psychology and how colors can affect your mood. In the right place, colors can make buildings feel bigger; in the wrong places, it can make it feel smaller. This is something a professional color consultant or painting expert can answer for you.

Exterior Painting with CertaPro Painters®

When you work with CertaPro Painters® you don’t have to worry about any of this prep work. I equipped our professionals to prepare your house for any type of painting job, interior or exterior. We provide a wide variety of services that cover the basic repairs we see on a house, including power washing, drywall repair, and light carpentry. We also offer a free color consultation to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with your end result.

To get started on your spring painting service, call one of the expert team members at 469-264-7545. You can also fill out our free, no-obligation form for a free estimate. CertaPro Painters® does painting so that you can do life. Get started today!