Whether it’s a deck or whole exterior painting, the scenario in your head may look pretty easy of a task. But there are several pitfalls you may encounter.
Knowing the mistakes to avoid during the task will prevent unforeseen headaches and save you a few dollars.
Let’s see some of these mistakes
- Not being mindful of the weather
Exposure to the sun and heavy rains can take a toll on your paint finish.
So, when you’ve decided to paint your home, it is best to consider which type of exterior paint is best for your climate.
For example, applying a high-quality adhesion primer in a cold climate will help the paint stick on the surface and last a lot longer, even when the temperatures are low.
- Choosing the wrong paint
Choosing between Latex or oil-based paints is a big decision. You’re not supposed to apply latex paint over an oil-based paint coat. It will not stick.
Go for high-quality paint. Though expensive, it will hold up better to the elements.
- Lack of surface prepping
To have a smooth finish, you’ve got to properly clean, sand, and prime your exterior surface. Without this, you may end up wasting time and paint.
- Ignoring personal safety
As mentioned earlier, doing your own painting has some pitfalls.
For example, there are risks of falling when climbing up and down a ladder to paint higher surfaces.
Paint also contains fumes that are potential hazards when inhaled.
The best way to paint your home exterior is by hiring or at least consulting professionals. They have the experience and skills, plus they understand how different paints work.
Even for advanced DIYers, painting your home’s exterior is no small task. It can be time-consuming, stressful, and costly if you fail to get it right the first time.
So why not trust the professionals? Here are other services you could get from them:
- Wood painting
- Deck painting
- Siding painting
- Patio’s painting
- And other exterior surfaces.
Have any of these needs? Don’t fail to reach out.