Exterior Wall Painting- Things to Avoid
A firm grip, an eagle eye and preparation of scraping off old paint are the main things you need to know before you get started with your amazing exterior wall painting idea. However, there are few other things you need to keep in mind.
2- Wrong paint selection
We all get excited on renovating our home, especially when it is about exterior wall painting. Here is where you need to hold your horses and take time to make the most important decision right, paint selection. While selecting the ideal paint for your home exterior you need to check it in various ways:
- Is it the proper weather shield?
- Is it approved by proper quality standards?
- Is the color correct?
3- Painting on the paint
Do not ever paint over on the existing paint. You may think that it is just the outer wall, who will notice? But you are wrong. Due to the changing weather the exterior wall paint changes its color more quickly. So, if you are thinking of doing a patch wall painting idea over an already painted surface, do not do it.
It is always best to scrape off the old paint layer, clean the surface properly, apply any needed fixing and then paint over it.
6- Wall not prepared properly
It is very important to prepare the wall before applying your wall painting idea on it. You need to clean the surface properly and leave it for a few hours or a day (depending upon the weather condition) to dry properly. Once the surface is cleaned properly you will be able to highlight any damages in the wall, this is where you will need to use good quality filler.
Fillers are easy to apply; you can read the instructions and get the job done. Fill in the holes and crack and leave it to dry. Once it is dry completely, use sandpaper to even out the surface. Even if you are not doing any filling, you should even the wall surface with sandpaper. It removes any paint that was left there and evens out the surface.
7- Precautions not taken
If you are painting the exterior roof of your home, make sure the ladder is properly fixed to the ceiling. Here you can attach ladder stabilizers to make it a proper job. Spread plastic sheets around the house so that if any paint gets spilled over it does not get on the grass or pavement. Make use of painter’s boots, they will keep your feet safe from paint and getting hurt.