Paint is one of the most important parts of home maintenance. Painting your exterior paint can help to protect it from sun damage, moisture build up and mold growth. It also helps to add a fresh new look to the exterior paint that will be seen by everyone who passes by your home! We are going to discuss 12 ways you should paint your exterior paint in order for it to last as long as possible.
Paint on a dry, cool day so that you avoid paint drying too quickly. This will prevent bubbles and other forms of paint damage from occurring while painting.
Choose a paint that is specially designed for exterior house paint; this includes being long lasting, low maintenance etcetera in order to make sure you get optimal protection when applying it onto your home’s exterior paint.
Do not paint in the sun or when it is raining outside. This will cause paint to dry too quickly and could lead to paint damage on your exterior paint from moisture build up while painting. -Paint with a primer first if you have an extremely aged home, this can help prevent the paint from cracking due to age as well as protect the surface of your home that has been touched by aging factors like water, dirt etcetera.
Use high quality paint for both interior and exterior purposes because cheaper paints may need more coats than recommended which would increase time required and therefore cost; they also tend to chip off easily after application.
If you are using outdoor paint indoors make sure you seal it properly or else there is a chance it may chip off in a short amount of time.
Clean your brushes thoroughly before they dry so there is no paint left on them which will lead to ruined exterior paint after application due to dried paint clumping up when rewetted or even just sitting for too long.
Always let your pain dry in between coats; you don’t want one coat covered over another because the two layers combined can cause cracks, bubbles, peeling etcetera.
“Do not apply more than three coats” This means that if you need four or five then use another paint for the fourth and fifth coats. This will prevent paint from cracking or peeling off prematurely which can lead to paint damage on your exterior paint over time.
If you have any old leftover paint use them up by first mixing with oil based white wash and then using as an inexpensive primer before applying at least one more coat of high quality outdoor paint like we talked about earlier.
Do not apply too much pressure when brushing because this could cause bubbles if too much water seeped into the brush (when paint is too wet) or paint damage to your exterior paint if the paint dries before it gets applied.
Use a paint roller with an extension pole to save time and get more coverage, this includes going up over roofs as well when putting on paint from above which will prevent any paint bubbles that may happen because of humidity in the air caused by rain/snow etcetera.
Clean off all paint tools thoroughly after use; you want to make sure there are no remnants left behind so nothing can be transferred onto your home’s exterior paint through any leftover residue even just a tiny drop could do major damage!
Clean up any oil or grease with commercial degreasers like acetone before applying paints to ensure there is no chance for paint stains later down the line. -Use quality brushes and rollers made specifically for outside use in order to optimize lifespan and reduce wear and tear over time. For example, specialty types of rollers may be more appropriate if you need to paint high areas such as those found on eaves or near gutters where roller handles might not reach due to roof slope…
In conclusion, paint your exterior paint home properly in order to do everything you can to keep it from deteriorating.