3 Things You Need to Do Before Painting Your Vancouver Home’s Exterior

Gone are the days when house painting was considered as a costly affair. These days, most people can afford house painting and do it as often as possible. People also look for reasons to paint the house so that they can add a positive change to their lives.

If you are also among such people and the Halloween celebrations have motivated you to think about painting your home this holiday season, then you should learn about 3 things you need to do before painting your exterior. They are mentioned right here.

 Ensure Thorough Cleaning

The first thing you need to do before painting your exterior or getting it painted by painters Vancouver is to ensure that the outside of your home is thoroughly cleaned. Usually, the exterior is often dirtier than the interior because the outside of a home has to put up with different materials, be it dust or grim and even moss in some cases. If you don’t pay attention, the painting might be done on an unclean surface. The result of this tiny mistake could be the waste of your time, effort and money as the exterior won’t look as good as it should.

Cleaning of dirt and dust can be done by using soapy and warm water while cleaning of mold requires using bleach or a high-pressure cleaner. First, understand the scope of problems and then devise a solution.

 Make Sure of Proper Sanding and Filling

If you haven’t had the time to get the house painted for a while and the surface is in pretty bad condition, then you can’t skip the steps of sanding and filling. Even if the surface is relatively clean, you should consider sanding a filling to ensure that the surface is as smooth as possible. It will also let the paintbrush glide smoothly and help complete the painting process in a short amount of time.

In case the surface is uneven or has holes or cracks, you should consider using a body filler that will get rid of all the gaps as if they were never there. As there are different types of fillers available in the market that range from a powder based to decorators’ caulk, you should decide which one you need before going to the market.

Don’t Forget Priming

The last thing you need to do is priming. It is a step essential for all paint jobs, whether interior or exterior. It is especially essential if you have decided to change the color of the walls. If you forget this step or just skip it, you will be at the risk of having a patchy and unsightly finish or worse, people will be able to see the previous color of the walls through the new color, which can be quite embarrassing.

While choosing a primer, you need to remember that the type of primer you should use will depend on the surface. For instance, if you want a primer for a metal roof, you should ask for it specifically as the primer for a metal roof would be different than a primer for concrete walls.

Do you have any other things in mind that you think should be on the list? If so, feel free to comment below and let us know!