If you have ever painted the outside of your home, you know what a dramatic difference it can make to the overall appearance of the house. It is one of biggest improvements you can make to boost the curb appeal of your residence. Before you start the painting process, you need to make sure the surface is properly prepared or you aren’t going to see the success you are after. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning is here to share some tips to help you get ready for exterior paint on your house.
Do You Have to Wash a House Before Painting
You would be surprised at how much dirt and dust accumulates on the outside of your home. Without removing this grime that builds up on your home, your paint won’t be able to properly adhere to the surface you are painting. It is important that you have your home professionally cleaned with a pressure washer to effectively get rid of any debris that stand in the way of a perfect paint job.
Scrape Old Paint & Dry Completely
You may notice that there are areas on your home that have paint chipping off. These areas need to be scraped well before starting to paint. It is important that you home has plenty of time to dry before you can start painting as well. You need to wait at least 48 hours after washing it before you start painting.
Make Any Necessary Home Repairs
If you notice there are areas where the caulking is cracked between doors and windows, this is a good time to replace that caulking. You will get a much nicer finished product when completing this step. You should also look over your siding for any nails that need to be hammered in, or boards that need repaired and even replaced before getting started.
Trim Overgrown Bushes Before Painting
You probably have some bushes and shrubbery around your home if you are like most people. You will want to have them trimmed and pruned back so they aren’t in the way of the painting crew. Not only will the crew not have to fight it, but you don’t want branches and leaves to rub against your newly painted walls.
Choose the Perfect Paint Colors for Your Exterior
Picking the perfect color can be a real challenge when you find yourself in front of all those samples in the store. Most people can narrow down the colors by first choosing the shade, then taking in considerations like the roof color and finally settling on that perfect paint color.
Pressure Cleaning, Power Washing & More in McDonough, Barnesville, Fayetteville, Covington, Locust Grove, Griffin, Stockbridge & Social Circle Georgia
If you are getting ready to paint your home, you need to call on the professionals at Big Moose Pressure Cleaning to help you get your home prepped with our pressure washing services. We have the equipment to ensure your home is completely ready for the painting crew to give your home the facelift you are looking for. Call us today!