Some Simple Steps to Exterior Painting

The exterior of your building is not only the first impression of your residential or commercial property, but it implies much more. Cracked, bubbling or peeling paint is a bad first impression and has an effect on that property’s value. An overall unkempt look raises other questions about what hasn’t been kept up. By maintaining or improving the exterior, you can maintain or increase the value of the property.

Issues with your paint, like chipping, cracking, fading, and mould can be easily remedied if you simply put some nominal time, effort, and investment into it. Consider that doing this job by yourself is a tough job requiring some technique and knowledge of paints and the required equipment.

Exterior Painting Process

To achieve the results that you’re truly in need of, you should consider choosing exterior painters in Vancouver. Vancouver exterior painting requires a precise job that potentially takes several days to complete. This is all providing that the job is done correctly initially and doesn’t have to be corrected. A professional and experienced painting company is the best way to go.

The Steps to Painting Your Property’s Exterior

Start Clean: Prepare all surfaces for painting by making sure they are clean and free of grime, dirt, and mould, this may involve pressure washing first and then applying a solution that retards the growth of mildew or fungus for the near future. Also, make sure the windows are covered so that there is no chance of paint splashes.

Repair the Surfaces: Any cracks or damages to the walls should be repaired and filled before the primer goes on. Just putting paint over them does not prevent them from showing up after the paint has dried. A smooth wall is a better-looking paint job.

Prepare the Surfaces: Make sure the primer goes on first. Primer helps the paint stick to the wall and makes sure that the colour you selected isn’t affected by the colour you are covering.

Painting: Once all the prep work is done, the paint can be applied. The outside corners are started first and all detail work is done with a brush so as not to splash paint on windows and doors. Many times, the rest of the surface is covered using a roller or sprayer. The first coat of paint must be allowed to dry before the second coat is applied.

A Protective Coat: A fresh coat of paint is a great defence against the elements like rain, hail, sun, or just dust. The type of surface and type of paint used are very important aspects of the longevity of the paint job. You can expect paint on stucco or cement to last roughly 8 to 10 years, compared to a wood surface which will be 5 to 7 years. Make sure that the right exterior paint is used.

Contact the Experts at EB Painting

To avoid the pain and expense of doing a job over, get the perfect look for your exterior and let the Vancouver painting contractors at EB Painting do it right the first time. Let us quote your job, we think you’ll find that it was well worth it.