How to Prepare Your Surrey Home Exterior for Painting
Anywhere you live, when you are getting ready to paint the exterior of your home, there are some things that need to be done to make the surface ready for painting. If you live in Surrey, BC, or the Lower Mainland, that are some preparations needed that are specific to that location.
The general rule is the surface needs to be clean. Normally, your professional painter does this for you. It likely involves power washing the exterior to remove dirt and any old, flaking paint which would interfere with the new finish.
If you want to do this yourself, then you can ask your painter if that saves you any money. However, be prepared to do a very thorough job like the professional would do. Also, be aware that managing a power washing wand while up on a ladder is not easy.
Specific to Surrey, BC
Surrey, BC, and the Lower Mainland are known for their mild and damp weather. Because of this, it is not uncommon to have algae, moss, or even mold on the exterior of a building. This may be because of a shady orientation of the building or there may be roof or gutter repairs needed which are contributing to the problem. If this is your situation, it is a good idea to have this repaired before you get a new exterior paint job. Dripping water is going to damage any exterior surface over time.
Also, if you are replacing your gutters and repainting, paint before you replace the gutters. Painters have to be very careful not to damage gutters while up on ladders, so if yours are going to be replaced, let the painters do their job first.
If you need professional exterior painting in Surrey or on the Lower Mainland, give us a call at 604-835-5663. We are experienced professionals who will give you professional results.
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 604-835-5663.