Tips for Preparing for an Exterior Paint Job

You’ve hired your exterior painters and you’re good to go, right? Well, whether you are painting the interior or exterior of your property, there are multiple steps that need to be taken before your paint can be even popped open. An exterior paint job is really complicated and takes quite a bit of coordination to get a great result. But what are these steps, exactly? How does one prepare for a spring painting service? Our professionals at CertaPro Painters® have prepped and painted hundreds of homes throughout the Tacoma area. We know what needs to be done to get the best paint finish possible. In this article, our professionals have shared our top three painting preparation tips.

Wash it Down

preperation material for an exterior paint job

The most important step to any paint job is to wash the surface you plan to paint. You’ll likely need to rent or purchase a power washer to thoroughly clean the exterior of your home. Make sure that you are comfortable operating a power washer and do a few test runs before applying to the surface of your home. Some paint companies, such as CertaPro Painters® will take care of this exterior painting step for you.

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 a home 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.

Prepare for an Exterior Paint Job with CertaPro Painters®

When you work with CertaPro Painters® you don’t have to worry about any of this prep work. Our professionals are equipped 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 253-327-1734. 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!