Exterior Painting Mistakes to Avoid

Are you trying to improve your home’s curb appeal? Painting the exterior of your home is one way to do it! A beautifully painted home can have all of your neighbors and all who pass by staring with envy. However, a home that is painted poorly now only worsen curb appeal, but also puts your house at risk for rot and premature failure. To keep this from happening, be sure to avoid these common mistakes when painting the exterior a home. 

Not Enough Time Prepping

The preparation stage for any project is the most important step. It might be tempting to rush directly into painting the exterior of your house, but if you don’t adequately prep it to be painted, it can be a catastrophe. To get the best results, these things should be done during the prep stage: 

  • Scrape off all loose paint chips 
  • Sand the surface
  • Thoroughly clean the surface that’s going to be painted
  • Repair all of the areas that are rotten or deteriorating
  • Caulk any open seams 

After doing these things, then your house is ready to be painted. 

Not Using Primer 

Primer is the equivalent to the foundation of a home. Without a good foundation, there is no home. Don’t skip out on using a primer when painting the exterior of your home. It will ensure that your hard work will last as well as:

  • Fill pores
  • Improve paint adhesion
  • Even out rough surfaces

Using the Wrong Paint 

There’s a difference between interior paint and exterior paint. Exterior paint is made to withstand the various elements while interior paint is not. Sometimes DIY painters choose the wrong type of paint for the exterior of their home and it begins to peel off prematurely. A high-quality acrylic latex paint is the best option for the outside of your home.

Not Hiring a Professional

It may be tempting to paint the outside of your home on your own to save money, but oftentimes the results don’t meet your expectations and you end up spending more to have it fixed. Don’t waste valuable time and money. Have your home painted by a professional exterior painter. 

Ready to Beautify Your Home’s Exterior?

If you’re ready to have your home be the talk of the town with a fresh exterior paint job, Winterton Painting has got you covered. When looking for an exterior painter in Lehigh Valley, our team of experts will get the job done right so all you have to do is sit back and relax. Call or contact us today to get started on your new home! 

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