How to Prepare Your Home for Exterior Painting

House with exterior home painting Looking at paint samples and thinking about the compliments you’ll get from your neighbors after your house sports a fresh appearance are the fun parts of getting ready for exterior home painting. Less exciting is the prep work that’s needed if you want to ensure a neat, attractive appearance that will boost your home’s curb appeal and provide lasting value. There are many time-consuming steps that go into preparing your home for an exterior painting project, and that’s one of the reasons that so many homeowners turn to the experts at Southern Painting. Here are only a few of the early steps that are needed:

  • trimming trees and bushes so they’re out of the way and won’t scrape against your new paint;
  • pressure washing your home’s exterior and allowing it to dry;
  • scraping away any flaking paint;
  • filling cracks and voids with caulk;
  • repairing wood rot or other damage (this may require some carpentry skills); and
  • sanding and applying primer.

Choosing Your Paint Colors

Whether you’ll be painting your home’s exterior the same color or going lighter or darker can make a big difference in how many coats your project will require and thus how much paint to buy. When you turn to the professionals at Southern Painting, we can help you choose the best colors to suit your tastes while also avoiding potentially costly missteps, such as selecting a shade that looks great in the morning but becomes unsightly in the afternoon sun. We can also help you choose a high-quality paint that will stand up to the weather where you live, whether that’s a coastal area or a less humid region of the Southern United States.

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At Southern Painting, we take tremendous pride in the extensive prep work that goes into every exterior home painting job we undertake. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about our professional house painting services and whether we have painters serving your community in the Southern United States.

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