How to Extend the Life of Your Exterior Paint in Agoura Hills, CA; Best Weather for Outside Painting, Primer & Surface Preparation
The fall and spring seasons are the best time for exterior painting. And when you have your home painted you want to make sure that it is done so that it will last for a long time. You don’t want to have to repaint over and over due to bad workmanship and inferior products. If you want to keep your paint lasting, there are several things you can do. The benefits of having the paint lasting is you can save yourself some money. The cost to paint the home over and over can become quite expensive not to mention the inconvenience, which is why you want to have your exterior painting done right the first time!
McKay’s Painting List Ways to Extend the Life of Your Exterior Paint
Ideal Weather for Exterior Painting Outside: You may not think that it is big deal what temperature that you are painting in, but there is an ideal type of weather. You can have your home painted any time of the year but for the best chance for the paint to last longer is to do it in the fall or spring. The temperature will be anywhere from 60 to 80 degrees which is ideal for the paint to cure and dry. You also want to keep an eye on the weather so that you find a day that does not have any wind. The wind is bad for paint for some obvious reasons. The wind will carry with it dirt and debris that can easily stick on the fresh paint which is bad between each level and even on the top coat. Be sure that you choose a day with good weather when you have your home painted.
Exterior Paint Primer: When a home is being painted it probably has a coat of paint on it already. You are going to be adding a new color that can potentially be seen through and that means that the old color can bleed through. It is always a good idea to start with a coat of primer. The primer will act as a barrier from the color that is already there and the new color. It will also act as a base coat so that the new color has the best chance to settle to the color that you wanted. Sometimes the under color can affect the finished product making is darker than you thought it was supposed to be.
Surface Preparation for Exterior Painting: Just like when you paint your nails or a canvas you are starting with a fresh clean surface. If you paint over a cracked piece of wood or a missing piece of siding you are not going to be happy with the result. You want to be sure that you, or the painting contractor you hire, goes around the home and repair any loose pieces of siding, sand any worn wood and repair the ledges around the windows. This will ensure that the surface is set to accept the paint nice and smoothly.
Exterior & Interior Painting in Ventura, Ojai, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks & Agoura Hills California.
Hire a professional Painter! When you decide on painting your home exterior, it is a great idea to hire a professional painter like McKay’s Painting. We are able to come out and prep the surface properly as well as use the highest quality paint and other products to ensure that you have a result you are happy with; and one that is going to last!