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Learn How to Prepare Your Home for Exterior Painting

Learn How to Prepare Your Home for Exterior Painting

Learn How to Prepare Your Home for Exterior Painting

There are plenty of tutorials out there that can detail how to paint a home in a step by step fashion. At The Pressure Washing Guys we are not in the business of house painting but we are in the business of an essential pre-step to house painting: Pressure washing your home. Keep reading to find out what other steps you should take before you ever pick up the paint brush.

First and Foremost: Clean Your Home

More important than anything else: Clean your home. If you paint a dirty surface you are not going to get great results. Washing your home with a garden hose, bucket, and sponge will take forever and will not give you the results you want. Instead, call on The Pressure Washing Guys to provide power washing that gets rid of the dirt and grime quickly and effectively.

Make sure that you hire professional pressure washers to handle this. Trying to tackle it yourself with a pressure washer can result in etching of any wood, oversaturation of the exterior of your home, which results in longer drying time, and you will simply not get the right results. Note as well that these are powerful machines that can be dangerous when used by an untrained person.

Fill in Any Cracks or Holes

After the exterior of your home is clean, you will need to make sure that it’s also sound. This involved filling in any holes, cracks, or gouges with filler. Once the filler has dried, sand the area down. If you have a larger area that needs repair, then you may need to hire the professionals. If you see any rotted or crumbling areas, then you should call in the professionals.

Find Out if You Need to Prime the Surface

Not all homes require priming but some do. If your home has a stucco or bare wood exterior then it’s likely you should prime it. However, this isn’t always true – a lot depends on the type of top coat you will be using. Essentially, if you are making a big change then primer may be necessary but if you are painting your home the same color or a very similar color, then primer may not be necessary. Talk to the paint supplier at your local hardware store to find out if the paint you use, coupled with the material of your home, means you should prime the surface.

You May Not Need to Paint Your Home Once It’s Cleaned

While the above can help you get ready to paint your home, we’d also like to point out that many of our clients have their homes cleaned and discover that it looks brand new. It may be that what you are seeing as in need of paint is actually just dirty. We recommend that you contact The Pressure Washing Guys at 949-514-7749 now to begin by having your home cleaned. Once you see the results, you can make a decision about what to do next.

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