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PostHeaderIcon How to Paint Home Exteriors

Person painting the home exteriors

Home exteriors painted by a home owner

Painting the home exteriors helps in increasing the impact of efficiency by increasing the market value of your home. It helps in prolonging the life of your home exteriors as well as the sidings and the trim constructed. Painting your home exteriors helps in protecting your home from inconvenient weather as well as reduces the possibilities of curb appeal in your home. The stated steps will help you in painting the home exteriors.



Home exterior painting process:

Inspect the home exteriors water damage:

Check for the significant water damage at the base of the eaves. If the home exteriors painting job is done perfectly, not only the look of your home will improve but the home interiors and exteriors will also get protected from future water damage and it will prolong the life and durability of your home exteriors.

Clean the home exterior surface:

Similar to the interiors painting jobs, the first step in painting the home exteriors is to make sure that the surface is properly maintained and cleaned. Using a power washer is the ultimate tool for cleaning the surface. Use it for cleaning the loosened dirt and paint which you observe on the surface.

Clean the surface of home exteriors:

When you’re power washing the walls, keep the wand in constant contact because at 2700 PSI, there might be possibility that water might bore a hole into the wooden surface, if it sits at a spot for more time.

Clean the shingles by using scrapers:

Roofing shingles are fragile and brittle and would not standby the pressure of power washer. Instead of that, it’s advisable of using a hand scraper attached with a putty knife. It is one of the most strenuous sections of preparation. It is not a compulsion of scrapping all the old paint but loose paint chips should be removed with proper care, so that it doesn’t damage the surface.

Apply primer over the bare spots:

It’s advisable of applying a painter’s caulk for any holes and cracks in order to keep weather out. You can also smooth up the beads of painter’s caulk by using your fingers.

Screw in the flashing:

Screw the flashing properly into the roofing shingles. And caulk the top for creating a seal between the siding and flashing.

Start painting with a paint gun:

Now as the work of preparation is completed, your home is ready for painting. For painting the home exteriors, professional painters make the use of paint guns for spraying the paint on evenly and quickly.

Start the process with a paint gun:

Similar to a power washer, a paint gun sprays approximately more than 2000 PSI, so it is considered extremely dangerous if any body parts comes between the spray nozzle and the home. The pressure of the sprayer is high enough for putting the paint through the skin and even down the bone. So it is advisable of being cautious while painting the different layers of your home exterior walls. Don’t forget to wear the safety measures for protecting yourself from dangerous damage.

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