5 Professional Exterior Painting Preparation Steps for Your Surrey Home
Summer and fall are great times to paint the exterior of your home. Repainting the exterior increases property value, protects the building envelope, and adds curb appeal. But, before painting the exterior, there are a few steps that are needed in preparation. In today’s blog article, we are going to talk about what those steps are.
The exterior of your home, and especially the trim will need to be power or pressure washed. A home’s exterior collects all kinds of dirt and debris over time. Lots of wind and rain, like we have on the Lower Mainland, and Surrey, for example, compound the problem.
In order to get a good painting result, it is critical that the surface is clean. So, your home exterior will definitely need to be power washed before painting.
If you need any repair to the trim or soffits or eaves, it is a good idea to get those done before you repaint. It does not make sense to paint over parts that need repair. Your painter will let you know if there are repairs needed before painting.
Choose your colours well before the painting starts. Your professional painter can make suggestions, but you may want to get some paint samples and try them out to make sure that you are happy with the colours before painting starts. Your painter will also let you know if there is a brand that he or she likes.
If you are replacing gutters around the same time as you are having your house repainted, wait until after the house is repainted. The reason is that painters have to exercise great care in not damaging gutters with ladders. So, if the gutters need replacing, do it after painting is finished.
Plan ahead for how you will manage your pets. If you have dogs, you will have to keep them away from the paint and the painters, and your exterior painting may take several days.
Our company is based in Surrey, and we work throughout the Lower Mainland. Give us a call today for a free estimate on painting your home’s exterior at (604) 910-4828.
Level 5 Painting are experienced and dependable interior and exterior, residential and commercial painters based in Surrey, British Columbia. The Level 5 Painting crew performs at the highest industry standards to exceed your expectations and deliver painting projects with phenomenal results.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your next painting project, then please call us at (604) 910-4828.