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Steps Involved in the Exterior Painting of a Building

Steps Involved in the Exterior Painting of a Building

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Some Efficient Steps in Exterior House Painting.

If you have decided to paint your house first you should make a list of all the necessary things needed for home exterior painting.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for choosing the appropriate paint colour. JXF Painting Services offers a wide range of colours and solutions for exterior painting from good to better to best. 

Budget how much you want to spend on the project as a general guideline, and then get the best paint you can afford because the price is a good indicator of quality.

Paints that are more expensive include more pigments, resulting in a thicker, longer-lasting, and more protective layer.

Paint Options

Few people bother to read the fine text on the paint can label, but they should. There’s a variety of information right on the can to assist you in creating a stunning paint job. 

Quality paint is definitely the most important step in exterior painting.

Pay special attention to the directions for preparing the surface and determining the outside air temperature. 

When the temperature is 50 degrees F or lower, most paints should not be applied. However, certain paints are designed to be applied at temperatures as low as 35 degrees F. Simply read the label before you begin painting, and before the label becomes smeared with paint and is impossible to read.

Prep the Surface

You must clean the house’s exterior of any filth, grime, mildew, and chalky residue for the fresh coat of paint to adhere to the surface.  You can easily start with a pressure washer to clean all the dust. The easiest way to do this is with a power sprayer, but hand cleaning with a stiff-bristle brush is just as efficient and often takes less time because it involves less preparation and setup time.

Tap all nailheads below the surface with a hammer and a nail set, then fill the holes with exterior-grade putty with a paint sprayer.  Sand the putty flush once it has fully cured. If you’re replacing caulk around windows, doors, siding, and trim, make sure you use a paintable caulk.

As long as the old painted surface is in good shape, you can just get it started with your exterior painting job.  Any areas where the old paint has blistered or flaked off should be scraped and sanded. Also, all bare wood siding must be primed before painting.

Brush or Roller?

Both a paintbrush and a roller are the most efficient and effective ways to apply exterior paint. Paint narrow surfaces, edges, and smaller areas using a brush, and broad and lengthy surfaces like siding and trim with a short, small-diameter roller.

Begin in the shade.

Fresh paint will dry too rapidly if it is painted in direct sunlight or on a sun-baked surface.

As a result, it will not adhere properly, blistering and flaking prematurely. 

So start painting on the house’s shaded side. (Wipe the surface dry if it’s wet.) Then wait for the sun to move and shade the other sides of the house—or just paint on a cloudy day.

Take it Straight From the Top

If you are painting large areas, begin painting from the top and work your way down the house. Before painting the broad surfaces, start with the bottom edge of the siding. Always brush from one moist surface to another wet surface to avoid lap marks. When this isn’t an option and you have to paint over a previously painted and dried surface, overlap the dried paint by several inches.

And, because you’ll be working at a high altitude, remember the basics of ladder safety: If you reach too far to the side, you may fall over. Attempt to maintain your hips within the ladder’s horizontal rails. Climbing down, moving the ladder, and climbing back up are far more prudent than risking falling.

JXF Painting offers a mix-and-match service menu that will ensure you get the results you want. Whether we’re freshening up the exterior or giving colour advice on a completely new inside, we’ll make your home seem wonderful. Removing old wallpaper, fixing drywall, and removing the popcorn ceiling is all part of a typical day’s work.

Don’t think twice! We are just one call away. 

Feel free to contact us on our phone number (647) 889-7967  or email us at [email protected] 

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