Every person that drives down your street sees the exterior of your home. Does the exterior of your home match what you hope people think of your home as they drive by? If not it may be time to repaint the exterior of your home. Painting the exterior of your home can truly give your home a whole different feel. If you are ready to paint the exterior of your home you may be debating whether or not you want to do it on your own. McKays Painting has some tips that our painters use that will help your home look amazing when it is done.
Choosing Exterior House Colors
The first thing that you need to do is pick your paint colors. There are a million different options for exterior paint colors on the market today. You will want to decide on a color combination that will match the style and feel you have in your home. The exterior of your home is simply an extension of you so make sure it feels that way. You can search for color combinations online that can give you of some good options to consider.
Wash Exterior House Before Painting
Once you have picked your paint color you will want to prepare your home. Paint does not adhere well to dirty or wet surfaces. You will want to make sure that you clean your home and allow the water to dry thoroughly before you begin painting. A pressure washer is the best option for you to use for this part of the process. If you use a hose and a scrub brush it will still work but it is much slower. If you find that there are still areas that have dirt on them you will want to go over them a second time before moving on.
Fill Cracks in Wall Before Painting
You may have some spots on your home that need to be patched, filled, or sanded before you begin painting. You will want to carefully inspect the outside of your home and make sure that you fix any problem areas before you begin painting.
Do I Need to Prime Before Painting Wood & Other Exterior Surfaces?
Next you will want to prime your home. Priming your house will help the paint stick correctly when you begin to apply it. Priming will also help you cover a darker paint color with a lighter paint color if you are opting to change the exterior paint color of your home drastically.
Exterior House Painting
The last step is the actual painting. This step will take you the longest. You want to make sure that you truly take your time to cover each and every spot of your home with your new paint color. After you have finished with the first coat of paint we recommend that you do a second coat as well. Sometimes your home will need a third coat of paint too. Nothing looks worse than a paint job that did not adequately cover the entire surface so this is an important part.
Interior & Exterior House Painting & More in Ventura, Ojai, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills & Santa Barbara California
Whether you decide to complete the job yourself or hire McKays Painting to do the job you will want to make sure that the job is done correctly. When you hire McKays Painting you are guaranteeing that your exterior paint job will look exactly like you want it to.