We are going to walk you through all the steps you need to take to paint your house like a pro and save a lot of time and money in the process.
1. Inspect your exterior walls
To determine if now is the right time to paint your house check to see if you have peelings or chippings or if the colour is faded. If you notice these signs, it’s time to give your house a makeover which will in turn add tremendous value to your home and boosting your curb appeal.
Before you begin painting your house, you need to walk around the perimeter of the house and determine what it is that needs to be fixed before you start painting. Because we are talking about the exterior of your home, which is constantly exposed to outside elements, odds are you’re going to have to do some repairs beforehand.
Make a list of all the things you need to paint your home according to the siding material you’re working with.
Once you get your supplies and materials, it’s time to start prepping the surface. Do not ignore this part of the process, as you need to have a well-prepared surface for the paint to adhere to. If you have a lot of peeled and chipped paint, you should start by scraping those parts off and then pressure washing the walls. You can also use a hose and a scrub brush if you have a one storey home, and skip the pressure washing altogether.
The last step before applying the paint is to protect the perimeter using heavy-duty plastic and taping it to the base of the house so you can cover up the plants and protect the base.
When it comes to the painting process, there are a few things you can do to make your work a lot easier.
Don’t rent spray equipment, use a roller and a brush instead
Work from top to bottom, so you can remove any drips and blend the colour nicely
Don’t try to paint the entire house all at once. No one says that you should finish the whole job in a week, or even a month. Give yourself enough time and don’t rush it.
Make sure you have the proper equipment, including safety gloves, long sleeves and safety goggles.
Ask a friend or a family member to help you out, or hire a helper.
Pay attention to ladder safety, making sure your ladder is steady and secure. Climb slowly and avoid sudden movements.