One of the areas of a house that more and more people are choosing to update is the paint on the walls. The great thing is that this is a fun and affordable way to make a change and upgrade the curb appeal of your house. You can choose new paint color that you can use around the whole house or in a single room. There are some reasons that people repaint the home and one is to update the look, change out the color or to freshen the walls up. The paint on the exterior of the house is something that can go overlooked. Not everyone takes time to go out and look at the exterior of the house to determine if there are any problems. You want to make sure that you do what you can to avoid letting the paint on the exterior of your house damaged. McKay’s Painting outlines what you can do to stop damaging the paint on your home’s exterior.
Pressure Washing to Clean Dirt & Pollen
One of the things you are not able to prevent is the dirt that is going to hit your house. The house is going to have the elements that will be passing by and hitting it on a daily basis. The issue is when there is some level of moisture then the dirt comes along, the dirt will start to stick to the home and attach to the paint as well. The paint is intended to stand up against the elements but that does not mean that you don’t need to maintain the home. The dirt can start to damage as well as break down the paint on the home. It is a good idea to have the exterior of your home treated with power or pressure washing. This will wash the dirt off the house and expose the paint itself and brighten the exterior. This is a great way to prevent the dirt from scratching and damaging your homes paint.
Water Damage Paint Bubbling
Of course there is nothing you can do about water getting on your house. You cannot umbrella your home during a rain storm but there is some form of water you want to avoid. The landscaping around your house has sprinklers that are there to make sure they get the water that they need. The issue is that if your sprinklers are not angled correctly they can start to hit the house. If the water is hitting the house in the same spot on a regular basis it can cause the paint to crack, bubble or become damaged. Then the house underneath can start to become damaged as well. It is a good idea to make sure your sprinklers are not hitting the house at all.
Plants Can Damage Exterior Walls
The other way that your exterior paint can become damaged is when the trees and the plants are hitting the house. They can hang over the house or they can be planted too close. You don’t want them to continually hit the house causing them to scrape along and potentially damage the paint. You need to make sure you have your landscape trimmed away from the house.